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Emma Jacobina Christiana Marwedel

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Emma Jacobina Christiana Marwedel

Birth
Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death
17 Nov 1893 (aged 75)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Plot 12
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San Francisco Examiner, November 18, 1893, page 5, column 2:
Death of Miss Marwedel, Well Known as a Teacher.
The Cause of Education Loses a Valuable Worker and the Literary World and Able and Interesting Writer.
Miss Emma Marwedel, a lady well known in all the State, died at the German Hospital yesterday at the age of seventy-five. After failing for a long time, about a month ago, Miss Marwedel concluded she was in need of a regular course of treatment and then placed herself under the care of the physicians at the German Hospital.
She had delayed too long and the physicians discovered that they would be unable to bring a cure or even prolong life for any considerable amount of time. For weeks she suffered severely, but through it all maintained a patience that was remarkable.
In 1876 Miss Marwedel founded the first kindergarten school in Los Angeles and later established a similar institution in Oakland. After making a success of those enterprises she accepted a position in the State University of Berkeley where she found ample opportunity to win the success for which she was so eminently fitted.
She was delighted with her work and about the only regret she expressed after sickness came upon her was that she would not be permitted to carry out the work in the university that she had planned to so. Of kind and generous disposition and having a thorough knowledge of the young, she was always surrounded by a host of earnest and sympathizing friends.
During her illness she was not forgotten, and every day friends from the university were found at her bedside offering consolation and encouragement.
Miss Marwedel was the author of many books on educational topics, nearly all being devoted to the kindergarten system of teaching. Her last literary venture, "Conscious Motherhood" was considered her greatest effort, and it met with an excellent reputation, being now in its second edition.

Merced Express, December 23, 1893, page 3 column 8:
Miss Emma Marwedel, a prominent German educator, died at San Francisco a few days ago at the age of seventy-five years. Her forte was in kindergarten work. She established the second normal training school for kindergarten teachers in this country.
Contributor: Anne Shurtleff Stevens (46947920)
San Francisco Examiner, November 18, 1893, page 5, column 2:
Death of Miss Marwedel, Well Known as a Teacher.
The Cause of Education Loses a Valuable Worker and the Literary World and Able and Interesting Writer.
Miss Emma Marwedel, a lady well known in all the State, died at the German Hospital yesterday at the age of seventy-five. After failing for a long time, about a month ago, Miss Marwedel concluded she was in need of a regular course of treatment and then placed herself under the care of the physicians at the German Hospital.
She had delayed too long and the physicians discovered that they would be unable to bring a cure or even prolong life for any considerable amount of time. For weeks she suffered severely, but through it all maintained a patience that was remarkable.
In 1876 Miss Marwedel founded the first kindergarten school in Los Angeles and later established a similar institution in Oakland. After making a success of those enterprises she accepted a position in the State University of Berkeley where she found ample opportunity to win the success for which she was so eminently fitted.
She was delighted with her work and about the only regret she expressed after sickness came upon her was that she would not be permitted to carry out the work in the university that she had planned to so. Of kind and generous disposition and having a thorough knowledge of the young, she was always surrounded by a host of earnest and sympathizing friends.
During her illness she was not forgotten, and every day friends from the university were found at her bedside offering consolation and encouragement.
Miss Marwedel was the author of many books on educational topics, nearly all being devoted to the kindergarten system of teaching. Her last literary venture, "Conscious Motherhood" was considered her greatest effort, and it met with an excellent reputation, being now in its second edition.

Merced Express, December 23, 1893, page 3 column 8:
Miss Emma Marwedel, a prominent German educator, died at San Francisco a few days ago at the age of seventy-five years. Her forte was in kindergarten work. She established the second normal training school for kindergarten teachers in this country.
Contributor: Anne Shurtleff Stevens (46947920)

Inscription

Daughter of Captain Heinrich Ludwig Marwedel and his wife Jacobina Carolina Christiana; Born in Munden, Hanover, Germany; She loved little children


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