1817 – Mathilde Anneke Born

On this date , was born in Leveringhausen, Westphalia. Anneke was one of the most prominent women among the “German Forty-eighters.” In 1847 she married Fritz Anneke, a young artillery officer with socialist leanings, whom she accompanied to Wisconsin in 1852. Soon after her arrival in Milwaukee, Anneke issued the , the first feminist paper published by a woman in America. She became a leading American feminist and collaborated closely with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton during the middle decades of the 19th century. She also founded a women’s academy in Milwaukee, which she directed until her death on November 25, 1884. [Source: ]