Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Marie Seidler was born on June 26, 1862, in Halle on the Salle, Germany. In September 1891, the Miner newspaper reported a letter from Frank A. Kuhne saying that he was recently married to a very handsome and worthy young lady in Saxony, Germany.

Frank Kuhne had come to the U.S. in 1877 and returned to Germany to marry Marie and bring her to this country. She was injured on the ship coming over and had to spend a year recuperating under a doctor's care in San Francisco.

They came to Howells, Arizona Territory,, about 1886 and lived near the smelter from 1888 to 1890. The couple came to Prescott in 1891. Marie and Frank had five children: Marie, Morris, Frank, Helen Osborn and Robert.

Marie took all the children to Germany for a stay after Frank's death, returning to Prescott where she taught embroidery and lacemaking. A sampler made by her in 1876 hangs in the Fremont House at Sharlot Hall museum.

Hers was a bilingual family. They lived at 421 South Marina. Her daughter, Marie, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Marie Seidler Kuhne's death came on July 30, 1925, in Prescott with interrment in Phoenix.

Donor: Marie Kuhne

Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.