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 Anna <I>Schoeffler</I> Hauptmann

Anna Schoeffler Hauptmann

Markgroningen, Ludwigsburger Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 10 Oct 1994 (aged 95)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 7088745 · View Source
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Widow of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Her husband was tried and convicted of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby in 1932, and she spent 60 years trying to prove to the world that her husband was innocent of the crime. She never remarried and she never forgot the man she called Richard. In his honor, she refused to say "liberty and justice for all" when she pledged allegiance to the American flag. Anna Hauptmann insisted that on the night of March 1, 1932 (the night the child was kidnapped), her husband picked her up from the bakery where she worked and the two drove to their home in the Bronx, where they stayed through the night. Bruno Hauptmann was tried and convicted on circumstantial evidence; there were no eyewitnesses to the actual kidnapping. Many people believe that Hauptmann was a scapegoat in the "Trial of the Century." Anna Hauptmann died at age 95. She was cremated and her ashes were spread over a cemetery in her native Germany that holds her ancestors.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Anthony B
  • Added: 16 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7088745
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Schoeffler Hauptmann (19 Nov 1898–10 Oct 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7088745, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.