Museum the New Llano Colony

Lucille "Susie" Oberlitner (Alternate spelling Oberleitner)

Birth: She was born around 1912 in Colorado.  

Family Information: Daughter of Albert J. and Etta Oberlitner.

Sister of Ethel, Beulah, Floyd (who married Beatrice Jensen), Emery, Ruby and Thelma Oberlitner. 


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living with her parents and siblings in Arkansas.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In July 1931 the veneer plant was going in full force with Johnny Dougherty, Long, Ole Synoground, Carl Bradshaw, George Jensen, Slaughter, Ray Bradshaw, Fred Hamel, Hoag and Roede on the job; as well as Bennie Brown, Jimmie Brown, Helen Joe Dougherty, Lucille Oberlitner, Rhea Mae Baldwin, George Maki and Jimmie Dix.

In August 1931 breakfast was served by Verda Bradshaw, Bonnie Kemp, Lucille Oberlitner and Helen Joe Daugherty.

She was part of the regular kitchen crew in October 1931 led by Anna Raicoff and including Mrs. Bonnie Kemp, Mrs. Thelma Perkins, Bea Jensen, Lucille Oberlitner, Mrs. Ruby Fread, Mrs. Bess Shipman, Mrs. Anna Shutt (sic), and Anton Kurtz who was on the pots. 

Other Info: In March 1932, she and Beatrice Jensen returned to the colony after having left some months previous under "conditions not particularly friendly." Both young ladies apologized at the regular "Psycho" meeting for any unseeming attitude and were liberally applauded.  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was living with brothers, Floyd and Emery, and sister, Ruby, with her husband Lee Fread, in Michigan.

In 1938 she married John Pfeiffer at Grant, Washington.  

Death: She died in 1996.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": July 4, 1931, August 15, 1931, October 17, 1931, March 26, 1932; Washington Marriage Records; US SSDI  


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