Museum the New Llano Colony



Reka Jernberg

Birth: She was born in 1890 in Nebraska.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Wife of Fredric Jernberg.

Mother of Ellen, Elmer, Ruth and Elsie Jernberg.  

Job in Colony:  

Home in Colony: In 1930 the family was living in a home inside the colony.  

Other Info: In 1928 she was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. and Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary Snyder, George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living in Vernon Parish with her husband and daughter, Elsie.  

Death: She died in 1964 and was buried in Sterling, Colorado.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 22, 1928; US Census: 1930, 1940; FindAGrave.com