Elfriede Schäfer Behne

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Elfriede Wilhelmine Adelheid Schäfer (16 June 1883 - 7 May 1960), was the second of four children and only daughter of railroad engineer Karl Schäfer (who died when Elfriede was 6) and Anna März. From age 17 on she worked as a nanny in Hessen, then Berlin, then the French Riviera, before becoming a Kindergarten teacher in Berlin and marrying the architect and art historian Adolf Behne on 5 June 1913. She continued to work as a teacher while, raising the Behne’s two daughters, Karla (1 December 1913 - 3 March 1966) and Julia (11 July 1921 - ?). [1]