Frökens källa

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Söndagsskollärarinnan Amelie von Braun

Frökens källa
Amelie Fredrika Dorothea von Braun, born in 1811 and died in 1859, is usually called the founder of the Sunday school, because after her English pattern she founded her first Sunday school in Sweden. The Sunday school used to meet in orphanages, in schools, when the road is allowed on the hill of the church and at a source, after she called "The Source of the Miss" just north of the railroad in Karlshamn. A beautiful path leads through a small forest grove and then down a hill and away towards the source. This is a popular walk for the locals and once a year the congregation held a service at the source in memory of Amelie von Braun.

Amelie von Brauns gravsten





Amelie von Braun's tombstone in the cemetery at Carl Gustaf's church in Karlshamn. The text on the stone reads:

Amelie von Brauns
1811-1859
The friend of the children and the poor



1841
Friends of the Sunday School raised the stone