(PRWEB) February 16, 2017
Victoria Joan Moessner, a is Professor of German Emerita at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has published a number of articles and books concerned with the lives of women from the Middle Ages to the present, has completed her new book “Amalie Christine Jencken 1785 to 1878 – From Estonia to Ireland to Australia and Inbetween”: a gripping tale of a woman who lived for and through her husband and children, who knew life in Europe from serfdom in Estonia to the 1848 revolution in Germany to the Franco-Prussian War and to intensifying russification in Estonia through the letters from her oldest son, Hermann von Tiesenhausen.
According to Moessner, those people in Amalie Christine’s homeland gossiped about the “scandalous life she led for a woman of her birth and station,” and this was “undoubtedly due not only to the fact that she ran away from her husband and children (after all, she was married to one of the wealthiest barons in Estonia), but that she also did it with a married commoner.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Victoria Joan Moessner’s intriguing tale about Amalie Christine who was born in Estonia in 1785 describes the life of a complex woman of the 19th century. Amalie Christine’s mother died in 1799 and in 1800 she married Baron Gustav Andreas von Tiesenhausen (1778-1854), a member of one of the wealthiest families in Estonia. After 18 years of marriage and several children, she ran away with her personal physician Dr. Ferdinand Jencken, who was also married. They went by way of Germany and Denmark, where their son Eduard/Edward was born, to the German émigré colony in London, and Dr. Jencken opened a practice.
Over the course of her lifetime, Amalie Christine lived in London, Mainz, St. Petersburg, the Isle of Guernsey, Londonderry, and Dublin near where she and Ferdinand are buried. In 1848, her son Eduard went to Australia with his wife Ellen seeking a livelihood. At age 84 after a severe illness, Amalie Christine wrote her memoirs and sent them to Edward. From the time of his leaving England until her death, she wrote Edward and his family. Fortunately, the memoirs and these letters have been preserved in Australia. She truly lived a remarkable life for a woman in 19th century Europe.
Readers who wish to experience this fascinating work can purchase“Amalie Christine Jencken 1785 to 1878 – From Estonia to Ireland to Australia and Inbetween” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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