This Week In History: Jeannette Marksbery Eberlein passes |

This Week In History: Jeannette Marksbery Eberlein passes

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Dec. 28, 1918

Mrs. Eberlein who was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, April 27, 1850, died in her home in Breckenridge, Colorado, Dec. 21, 1918, aged 59 years, 7 months and 24 days.

The year of her birth her father had come to Colorado and located on Delaware Flats at the south of Gold Run in Summit County.

Having made a placer location, he returned to St. Joseph and brought his wife and children across the great plains in a covered wagon to his cabin home in the mountains.

Here little Jeannette grew up into splendid girlhood. Having taken up a ranch on Tarryall below Como, the family moved to the new home.

In 1874, the father was killed by a Ute Indian at their camp on the creek below the ranch.

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