Winifred Elizabeth Manning Allbeck was born January 16, 1918 and died June 14, 2012 at age 94. Her great, great grandfather, Ludwig Eyer, founded the town of Bloomsburg in 1802, and her great, great uncle, Jacob Eyer, developed the village of Eyers Grove in 1860.
Ellen Allbeck Maurer holds communication degrees from Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a 4-H agent with Rutgers; taught communications at Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of the Philippines; and worked as a science writer/ editor/photographer in 14 countries. She lives with her husband in Verona, Wisconsin.