p.3

OverviewTranscribeVersionsHelp

Facsimile

Transcription

Status: Needs Review
Show Translation

3.

Commander of Artillery in the Palatinate. At his urgent plea
his wife followed him into the field and served as his mounted
orderly, together with Carl Schurz, who in his Memoirs describes
her as "a young woman of noble character, beauty, vivacity and
fiery patriotism ." She did duty now in the thickest of the
fray, now carrying comfort or help to the wounded, and at the
close of each day she slept as soldiers sleep on the battle-
field, at the feet of her faithful horse. One of her country-
men says, "Through all this time she was never a burden, she
never needed protection for herself and her perfect womanliness
never failed."
After futile battles and defeat, the republican armies sur-
rendered and the leaders were sentenced to death. Fritz Anneke
and his wife fled to Switzerland, thence through France to Am-
erica, where they landed toward the end of 1849.
They settled in Milwaukee, and Madam Anneke soon became
a speaker before large audiences and toured the country giving
addresses on literary subjects, on the recent revolutionary ac-
tivities, and on the emancipation of women. In 1852 she again
published her paper, the Frauenzeitung.
Madam Anneke was probably the most noted speaker in her
native tongue in America. Her eloquence was compared by Grace
Greenwood to that of Kossuth, the great Hungarian. In the
course of her work she naturally met and became the friend of
the foremost American suffrage leaders, and particularly of
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her personal cor-
respondence gives evidence of the respect and affection these

Notes and Questions

Nobody has written a note for this page yet

Please sign in to write a note for this page