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Adele O.M. Koke Eberhart

Governor and Mrs. Adolph Eberhart with their children, 1914First Lady
September 21, 1909 - January 5, 1915

Born: May 10, 1874
in New Ulm, Minnesota

Died: March 17, 1945
in Evanston, Illinois

Married June 23, 1898 to Adolph O. Eberhart

 

Biography
Adele O.M. Koke was born in 1874 in New Ulm, Minnesota to miller Fred C. Koke and his wife Anna, both German immigrants. Adele was the second of five children. 

Adele married Adolph Olson Eberhart in 1898 in Mankato, Minnesota. The couple had five children: Alberta Louise, Dorothy Anna, Eugene Stanley, Gertrude Helen and Herbert Carl.

Eberhart assumed the office of governor in 1909 following the death of Gov. John Johnson due to complications following stomach surgery. As first lady, Adele's focus appears to have been home and family. 

Adele Eberhart passed away of a heart attack in 1945 at the age of 70. She is buried with her husband, who died in 1944, in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.