Abigail "Abby" May Nieriker

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Abigail "Abby" May Nieriker (Alcott)

Also Known As: ""Amy""
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex, MA
Death: December 29, 1879 (39)
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail Abba Alcott
Wife of Ernest Nieriker and Carl Ernest Niericker
Mother of Private and Luisa May "Lulu" May Nieriker
Sister of Anna "Meg" Bronson Pratt; Louisa May Alcott; Elizabeth Sewell Alcott and Frederick Alcott

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About Abigail "Abby" May Nieriker

Abigail "May" Alcott Nieriker was an American artist and the youngest sister of Louisa May Alcott.

She studied teaching at the Bowdoin School, a Boston public school beginning in January, 1853. Taking over for Louisa in 1861, May taught at the first Kindergarten founded by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody for a month before returning to her own work. Beginning in December, 1860, May was in Syracuse, New York, where she taught an early form of art therapy at Dr. Wilbur's asylum (Syracuse State School), then returned home in August, 1861[9] or 1862 to begin teaching art at the Concord school run by her father's friend Franklin Benjamin Sanborn.

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Abigail "Abby" May Nieriker's Timeline

July 16, 1840
Concord, Middlesex, MA
November 1, 1879
Paris, France
December 29, 1879
Age 39
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Montrouge, France