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Sr Barbara Hultenschmidt

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Sr Barbara Hultenschmidt

Birth
Death
7 Dec 1875
Essex, England
Burial
Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
47961266 View Source

The Deutschland was a steamship which sailed as part of the Norddeutscher Lloyd weekly packet service between Bremen, Germany and New York. It ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. 157 passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives.
Amongst those on board were five nuns, exiled by a ban on religious orders, bound to begin their lives anew in Missouri. All five drowned, but only four bodies were found. The poet and seminarian Gerard Manly Hopkins was moved to write a grand poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland." a revelatory work read throughout the world today.

The memorial states that the ship was wrecked off Harwich, and that the nuns were from The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, Salzkottem, Germany. This should read
Salzkotten, which is a city in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The Deutschland was a steamship which sailed as part of the Norddeutscher Lloyd weekly packet service between Bremen, Germany and New York. It ran aground on Kentish Knock in the mouth of the river Thames. 157 passengers, mainly German emigrants, and crew lost their lives.
Amongst those on board were five nuns, exiled by a ban on religious orders, bound to begin their lives anew in Missouri. All five drowned, but only four bodies were found. The poet and seminarian Gerard Manly Hopkins was moved to write a grand poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland." a revelatory work read throughout the world today.

The memorial states that the ship was wrecked off Harwich, and that the nuns were from The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, Salzkottem, Germany. This should read
Salzkotten, which is a city in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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