170 years ago today - May 24, 1843

Camilla Clara Meith (Cobb), later the founder of the first Utah kindergarten, is born in Dresden, Germany.

[Source: The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,' http://www.woodlandinstitute.com]


  1. AnonymousMay 24, 2013

    First Utah kindergarten was in 1867. She died Oct.16, 1933. See LDS Biographical Encyclopedia compiled by Andrew Jenson, originally published 1936 (reprinted 1971), Vol.4, p.279.

  2. AnonymousMay 24, 2013

    Correction: She received kindergarten training in New Jersey in 1867, but did not open the 1st kindergarten for her own children (6) and Brigham Young's children and grandchildren until 1874, per Encyclopedia of LDS History (edited by Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon and Richard O. Cowan), Deseret Book (2000), p.223.


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