388 BIOGRAPHIES
Einstein took Weber's lecture and
laboratory
course
at
ETH.
1900,
Einstein
did
his
Diplomarbeit
with
Weber
and started
a
doctoral dissertation under
his
supervision.
Einstein
in
later
years praised
Weber's
teaching.
Sources:
Weiss
1912;
files in
SzZE
Schulratsarchiv;
Einstein
correspondence.
Winteler,
Jost
Winteler-Eckart,
Pauline
(Rosa)
b. 21
November
1846 in Filzbach,
canton
of Glarus
25
August
1845
in
Jena, Saxony
d.
23
February
1929 in
Wattwil,
canton
of
St.
Gallen
1
November
1906 in
Aarau,
canton
of
Aargau
Aarau hosts and friends of Einstein.
Pauline:
Daughter
of
a
textile
mer-
chant. Jost: Son of
a secondary
school teacher.
Received
primary
instruc-
tion
at
home. 1855-ca.
1862,
attended school in
Nesslau,
canton
of
St.
Gallen.
Ca.
1862-ca.
1866,
attended
Progymnasium
in
Schiers,
canton
of Graubünd-
en,
then
Thurgau
Kantonsschule
in Frauenfeld,
where
he
received Matura. Ca.
1866-1870,
studied
history
and German
language
at
University
of Zurich.
1870,
received
Diplom.
1870-1875,
studied
philology
at
University
of Jena.
1871,
married
Pauline,
with whom
he
had
seven
children:
Anna,
who
married
Michele
Besso, Jost, Rosa, Marie, Matthias, Julius,
and
Paul,
who
married
Maja
Einstein.
1876, University
of Jena
doctoral
dissertation,
"Kerenzer
Mundart,"
supervised by
E. Sievers.
Autumn
1876,
teacher
at
Zol-
likofer
girls'
school
in
Romanshorn, canton
of
Thurgau. 1877-1880,
teacher
at Gymnasium
in
Burgdorf, canton
Bern.
1880-1884,
director of
Gymnasium
in Murten, canton
of
Fribourg; resigned
after conflict with ultramontanist
school authorities.
1884-1909,
teacher
of
Greek
and
history
in
Gymnasium
of
Aargau
Kantonsschule.
1890, published Tycho
Pantander, eine Geistesent-
wicklung
in
Liedern. 1895-1896,
Einstein boarded with
family
while
attending
Kantonsschule, developed
close
relationship
with both
parents. 1906,
Pauline
shot
by
son
Julius,
who also killed
daughter
Rosa's husband and
himself.
1909-1914,
Jost started
losing
his
voice;
worked
as
part-time religious
in-
structor.
Spring 1914,
retired
to
Krummenau,
canton
of
St.
Gallen. Einstein
had
great
affection for "Mama" and
"Papa"
Winteler and
high regard
for
Jost's
political
and
religious liberalism;
called
his
distrust
of
imperial Germany
prophetic.
Sources:
Winteler
1917;
Tuchschmid
1930;
civil
records of
Filzbach;
cor-
respondence
of Winteler
family,
Sz,
Wint. Korr.
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