Sophia was born deaf on March 20th, 1798 near Guilford, Connecticut to the Fowler family. As a young girl, she was unable to receive any formal education yet learned many excellent traits of character, which distinguished her in later life. She learned many useful manual skills; including sewing and cooking. She grew to be an industrious and modest young woman; she is said to have gone about her household duties with a great cheerfulness. (more…)
Great mystery surrounds this noble woman; very little is know about her life, but her virtues and character still remain. John Calvin, when first approached on the subject of seeking a wife said that he wished for “a wife who would be gentle, pure, modest, economical, patient, (more…)
Mary Ann Clark Longley was born November 10, 1813 to Thomas Longley and his wife Martha in Hawley, Massachusetts. She was the sixth of the Longley’s twelve children. Her family where descendent’s of the English Puritans and her parents raised their children in the true Faith of their ancestors. Mary Ann was well acquainted with the pages of Sacred Scripture; many lines and sentences easily flowed from her pen when she wrote, showing her great love and knowledge of the Bible. (more…)
To-tee-doo’-ta-win is the Dakota name meaning, Her Scarlet House woman. She was of full blooded Dakota decent, and lived among the Dakota people in southern Minnesota near the Mission site of Lacquiparle (pronounced Luck-Key-Paul). She was one of the very first converts of the Mission. When she was converted she changed her name to Catharine. Mr. Stephen Riggs, Missionary to the Dakota of Minnesota for over forty years, says the following about her in his book Tah-Koo Wah-Kan, or the Gospel Among the Dakota. (more…)
Catherine von Bora was born on 29th of January 1499, to an impoverished nobleman’s family. She was sent to the convent school of the Benedict order in Brehna in 1504, just after her mother died. 1508 found her enrolled in the convent of Nimbschen. She took her vows, and became a nun on October 8th, 1518.
The Following is chapter 13 from the book Women of the South in War Times (by Matthew Page Andrews, published in 1920, from pages 145 – 147). The story portrays a great deal of self sacrifice on the part of the young lady; the reason it is one of the favorite stories of historians to give an example of the heroic deeds of the southern women during the War Between the States: (more…)
Following is chapter II (sect. 2) from the book Famous Women of the Reformed Church written by James I. Good (1850-1924):
Not only were the wives of the reformers a great aid to the Reformation, but their sisters also. We have an illustration of this in Margaret Blaarer the sister of Ambrose Blaarer, the great reformer of Constance and Wurtemberg. In this city Huss had been burned at the stake prophesying that the Reformation would rise from his ashes. In 1527 that city rose, Phoenixlike, from his ashes to throw off the yoke of Rome; as many as twenty-three ministers preaching the gospel in the churches, out of which the Catholic priests and bishop fled from the city. (more…)
January 15th, 1832, Susannah was born to Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Thompson. She spend most of her younger years in Southern suburbs of the city of London. Her parents occasionally visited New Park Street Chapel, where she first was instructed in the things of God. It was one Sunday at this chapel that the pastor preached on Romans 10:8, it was this morning that she was first awakened to her own lost condition. (more…)
Esther de Berdt was born on October 22, 1746 in the city of London. She was the only Daughter of Dennis de Berdt a descendent of the French Huguenots who had fled to England from Ypres. Her father stayed true to the Huguenot faith and taught the Scriptures diligently to his daughter.
Esther had a very bright childhood. (more…)
Anna Adlischweiler was born around 1504. Her father died in battle when she was eight years old; her mother, a strong Catholic, gave her daughter to the Church where she was eventually placed in Oedenbach, at Zurich, where she became a nun. Anna’s mother was very sickly and, because she was desirous to be with her daughter, she moved to Zurich as well. (more…)