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Heinemann, Barbaralocked

(11 January 1795–21 May 1883)
  • David B. Eller

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Heinemann, Barbara (11 January 1795–21 May 1883), a spiritual leader of the Community of True Inspiration (Amana Society), a spiritual leader of the Community of True Inspiration (Amana Society), was born in Leitersweiler, Alsace, the daughter of Peter Heinemann (Heynemann) and Anna (maiden name unknown), peasants. She received no formal education, and her early life was marked with hard work and poverty. At age eight she began factory work as a wool spinner and later became a household servant....

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