|Title||Coverlet, Jacquard; Pattern Name Unknown|
|Description||Jacquard coverlet of an unknown pattern. There is a central medallion with a oak leaf wreath. The floral and geometric patterns including diamonds, crosses, and triangles. There is fringe on 3 sides. Predominate colors are green, white, pink, peach, bronze, and light blue. It is constructed in one piece.|
|Place of Origin||SWITZERLAND (Possibly)|
|Makers mark||M R BURKE ON CLOTH TAPE SEWN AT BOTTOM HEM|
|Used||USA: Nebraska (Platte), Columbus|
According to family history, this coverlet was brought from Switzerland by John Rickly and used on his bed at home on 8th and Idaho Street in Columbus, Nebraska.
Rickly was born in Berne, Switzerland in 1815. He came to the U.S. in 1834, and came to Omaha, Nebraska in 1856. He moved back and forth between Omaha and Columbus in the early years. He helped survey the townsite, and erected the first saw and grist mill in Columbus, which he operatd until 1872. He served as a Captain during the Pawnee Indian War of 1859. He also served in the Nebraska Territorial Legislature, as sheriff of Platte County, and as a member of the city council.
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