UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Maria Margaretta Cammann, 1774-1862

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1774
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1862.04.16
Place of Death: New York, NY

Identity:

Maria Margaretta Cammann was the daughter of Philip Jacob Oswold of Swabia, Germany. She married Charles Louis Cammann of Loxdedt, Hanover, and was left a widow at the age of thirty years.

Life:

She brought up at least eight children on her own. She was known in the Whistler family as 'Grandma C.'

Bibliography:

Brooklyn City Directory, New York, 1861, p. 59.