1833 – Margarethe Meyer Schurz Born

On this date was born in Hamburg, Germany. In 1852 she relocated to Watertown, Wisconsin, with her husband, future Civil War general and Republican Party leader Carl Schurz. In Watertown, Margarethe began holding classes for children of family and friends. She conducted these classes utilizing the educational philosophy set forth in Froebel’s System of Infant Training. Margarethe Meyer Schurz founded the in November 1856, in Watertown, Wisconsin. [Source: ]