Lina B. Morgenstern
German Social Reformer
1830 – 1909 A.D.
Lina Bauer Morgenstern, a German social reformer. At eighteen she had organized a league to aid poor school children, and after her marriage to Dr. Morgenstern she founded the Berlin Kindergarten Association, of which she was president from 1860 – 1866.
The Public Kitchens established by her in Berlin to relieve economic distress were imitated in other large cities and constitute her most notable achievement. She also founded a society for the protection of illegitimate children, an academy for the instruction of young women in useful arts, and was the author of a number of books on domestic and educational subjects.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.