BIOGRAPHIES 385
Maric,
Mileva
See
Einstein-Maric,
Mileva.
Müller-Winteler,
Marie
b.
24
April
1877
in
Burgdorf,
canton
of Bern
d.
24
September
1957 in
Meiringen,
canton
of Bern
Daughter
of Jost and Pauline
(Rosa)
Winteler.
1892-1895,
attended
Aarau
Lehrerinnenseminar.
1895,
Aargau
cantonal
teaching diploma.
1896-1897,
had romantic
friendship
with Einstein. November-December
1896,
teacher
at
primary
school
in
Olsberg,
canton
of
Aargau.
1897,
petitioned
to
take
courses
in French and Italian
at
Aargau
Kantonsschule
as
part
of
training
as
governess.
1902-1905,
teacher at
primary
school in
Murgenthal,
canton
of
Aargau. 1906,
enrolled
in
home economics
course
in Aarau.
1911,
married
Albert
Müller,
watch
factory manager
in
Büren,
canton
of
Bern,
with whom
she
had
two
children. 1911-ca.
1924,
lived
in Rüti
near
Büren;
gave organ
and
piano
lessons, Ca. 1924-1938,
lived
in Solothurn;
gave
music lessons.
1927,
divorced. 1938-ca.
1950,
lived in Zurich; wrote
poetry
and
gave
music
lessons;
sought
Einstein's
help
to
emigrate
to
the United States. Ca.
1950-1957,
lived
in
Meiringen,
canton
of
Bern.
Of
her
friendship
with Einstein
she wrote:
"Wir
haben
uns
innig
geliebt,
aber
es
war
eine
durchaus ideale
Liebe."
Sources:
Aargau
cantonal records
on schooling
and
teaching diploma,
SzASa; private
communications from Winteler
family;
correspon-
dence with Einstein.
Niggli,
Mathilde Julia
b.
1
October
1873 in Aarburg, canton
of
Aargau
d.
9
July
1959 in
Zofingen,
canton
of
Aargau
Teacher and
writer; early
friend and
correspondent
of Einstein.
Daughter
of
city
clerk and music historian Arnold
Niggli. 1875,
moved with
family
to
Aarau. Ca.
1891-1895,
studied
at
Aarau
Lehrerinnenseminar,
Ecole
superieure
in
Morges,
canton
of
Vaud,
and
an
English-language
institute.
1895,
received
Diplom
for
teaching English
and French from
University
of Zurich. 1895-
1897,
governess
to Swiss
family
in
Italy.
1897-1899, lived in Aarau; wrote
articles for local
newspapers.
1897-1899,
became friends with Einstein
during
his visits to
Winteler
family;
played
music with
him.
1899-1910, language
tutor to
American
girl
in
Frankfurt/Main; accompanied
her
to U.S.
1910,
moved
to
Zurich;
kept
house for widowed father.
1916-1937,
teacher of
English
and French
at
trade school and Höhere Töchterschule in Zurich.
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