Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Cäcilie Sophie Charlotte

(GERMANY)
BORN 10 Oct 1817, Lyon - DIED 25 Sep 1853, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
REAL NAME Jeanrenaud, Cécile Charlotte Sophie
GRAVE LOCATION Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof (Gewann E, 172)

Cécile Jeanrenaud was the younger daughter of August Jeanrenaud (1788-1819), the preacher of the French Reformed Church in Frankfurt am Main. She was born in Lyon when her family stayed there because of her father's bad health. In 1818 they returned to Frankfurt am Main, where her father died in 1819. After that she lived with her mother and her four siblings at the Alte Mainzer Gasse.

In 1836 she met Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, who at that time replaced Mendelssohn Bartholdy as the leader of the Cäcilien Choir. They got engaged on 9 September 1836 and on 28 March 1837 they married in the French Reformed Church. They had five children between 1838 and 1845. After Félix died in 1847 she fell ill herself. She lived with her children with the family of her husband in Berlin. In 1853 she died during a visit to Frankfurt am Main and she was buried in the Jeanrenaud family grave at the Hauptfriedhof.

Family
• Husband: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix (1837-1847, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Französisch-reformierten Kirche)

Related persons
• was painted by Magnus, Eduard

Images

The grave of Caecilie Mendelssohn-Bartholdy at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (30 Apr 2013)

 

The grave of Caecilie Mendelssohn-Bartholdy at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (30 Apr 2013)

 

Sources
• Moos, Günter, Wegweiser durch den Frankfurter Hauptfriedhof, 1994
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Published: 25 Dec 2020
Last update: 25 Dec 2020