A.B. (Tony) Emo was born in Corwin Township, in Stutsman County, in 1894, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Emo, Sr. He moved with his parents to Homer Township in 1898, where he remained.
Tony married Mary A. Seiler from Montpelier. Tonay and Mary Emo had seven children: Jerome, Mary, James, Ann, Josephine, Paul, and William.