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Freule Christiane de Bosch Kemper was born at Amsterdam, Holland in 1840, and died 12 May 1924 at Amersfoort, daughter of Professor Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper and Maria Hulshoff. She was baptized in 1861 by J. G. de Hoop Scheffer, then Mennonite pastor at Amsterdam. Soon after, in 1867, she broke with her idle, luxurious life to devote herself to the education of young women. In 1880 she moved from Amsterdam to Amersfoort, where she opened her house to all kinds of young women. Being very well-to-do she asked nothing for herself but was charitable to others. Like her sister Jeltje she was also a champion of women's rights, but she did not proclaim her ideas beyond her home circle. She bequeathed her stately residence to an old people's home and her other property to the "Christine-Stichting", a foundation, administered by Mennonite directors, for the improvement of the material condition of women.

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Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1926): 21-33, with portrait.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Kemper, Freule Christine de Bosch (1840-1924)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 6 Feb 2016.,_Freule_Christine_de_Bosch_(1840-1924)&oldid=108458.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Kemper, Freule Christine de Bosch (1840-1924). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 February 2016, from,_Freule_Christine_de_Bosch_(1840-1924)&oldid=108458.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 165. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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