Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer, German Philanthropist

Title

Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer, German Philanthropist

Description

Anna Ottendorfer helped flourish the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, a newspaper for German-language citizens of the United States. It achieved mass success, equaling that of the New York Times, and so Ottendorfer decided to help out women and the German culture. She used $150,000 to build the Isabella Home for Aged Women in Astoria, Long Island, named after her deceased daughter. For German immigrants, she built the women's pavilion of the German Hospital, New York City, at a cost of $75,000, and gave $100,000 for the German Dispensary. When Germany was going through massive flooding, she sent aid in 1882 and 1883, receiving medals of honor from Empress Augustua for all her efforts. When she passed, her will ensured her employees at the paper would still be well off, bequeathing them $25,000.

Creator

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder

Date

1884

Source

Ottendorfer

Source: Anna Ottendorfer. (2012, June 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://bit.ly/Qkvxp7

Rights

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder

Publisher

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder

Contributor

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder

Format

Medium: Painting

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Women

Coverage

Historic

Files

Anna_Behr_Uhl_Ottendorfer.jpg

Collection

Reference

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder, Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer, German Philanthropist, Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder, 1884

Cite As

Zur Erinnerung an Anna Ottendorder, “Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer, German Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/58.