Born on 1 June 1879 in Göteborgs Gustavi in Sweeden, George Herbert Westerberg was the son of Johan August Westerberg and Jemima Andersson Marshall.
At the 1901 census, George was 21 years old and living with the Anderson family at 1 Rickmansworth Road in Watford. George was a cousin to the head of the family, John Anderson, who was a 75-year-old retired merchant. Also present were John’s 59-year-old sister, Charlotte Anderson, and three servants; a sick nurse, a domestic cook and a housemaid. The birthplace for John and Charlotte was given as Scotland.
George became a naturalised British subject on 13th June 1910, having sworn his oath in front of the Right Honourable Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill. He was living at that time at 8 Loates Lane in Watford.
George married Jane Clark in the registration district of Watford in the second quarter of 1910. She was the daughter of John Lockie Clark, a ship owner and ship broker, and was living at Southampton Lodge in Friern Barnet at the 1891. Her birthplace was given as Hampstead in London.
At the 1911 census, George and Jane were living at Porch Cottage, 15 Nightingale Road in Bushey. George and Jane were 31 and 28 years old respectively and George had a business as a wholesale merchant chiefly confectionary and sugar. Also present was a general domestic servant. George and Jane had had 2 children, Peter, born in 1911 and Marjorie born in 1914.