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 Mathilde Franziska <I>Giesler</I> Anneke

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Mathilde Franziska Giesler Anneke

  • Birth 3 Apr 1817
  • Death 25 Nov 1884 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Section 15 Block 3 Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 30

Social Reformer, Suffragist. Born in Lerchenhausen, Westphalia, she moved to America in the mid-19th century and founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States in Milwaukee, which in the process, took harsh rebuke of male printers who organized against her. She became a staunch advocate of women's rights, gaining prominence for writing and editing the of stories of the times in poems. Liberal environment found the social and political condition times of African Americans which she led to vocally oppose slavery and enthusiastically support the Union during the Civil War. After the war, she founded a school for girls in Milwaukee, which she ran until her death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mathilde Franziska Giesler Anneke (3 Apr 1817–25 Nov 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .