Museum the New Llano Colony

Ruth Jernberg

Birth: She was born in 1921 in Colorado.  

Family Information: Daughter of Fredric and Reka Jernberg.

Sister of Ellen, Elmer and Elsie Jernberg.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In March 1929 the family moved out to the old Phillips place (at the Anacoco sawmill) and the Killian family took the house they'd been living in.

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

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: She was often part of the program at the theater; A junior member of the Glee Club.

In July 1937 she received a postcard from the Quipps saying that they'd finally reached their destination.  

Post-Colony History: She married Gilbert L. Bower in 1950 at Logan, Colorado.  

Death: She died in 1999 and was buried in Sterling, Colorado.  

Sources: "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 28, 1929; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, July 10, 1937; US Census: 1930; Colorado County Marriage Records;  


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