This handmade brass cross necklace has been passed down for four generations through the maternal line.
Adeline Eve received it from her mother, Annette Dubois Eve [1840-1870]. Annette died when Adeline was but 3 years of age. It was considered her most favorite possession.
Adeline Eve Banet [1867-1958] passed it down to her eldest daughter, Irene Caroline Banet when she turned 17 years of age and married.
Irene Caroline Banet Dreher [1906-1989] gave it to her youngest daughter, Lois Velleda Dreher, on her 16th birthday.
Lois Velleda Dreher Beane gave it to her eldest daughter, Cynthia Ann Beane, on her 21st birthday.
It is my intention of leaving this heirloom to my youngest daughter.
The cross is hand formed brass and has a tiny multi-faceted diamond at its center. It has been through numerous chains just since I have owned it. But the cross itself remains unchanged since Joseph made it prior to 1858. It is one of my most treasured family heirlooms.