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Paulina Frank (Wormser)

Also Known As: "Pauline Frank", "Fanny Frank (most commonly)"
Birthdate: (95)
Birthplace: Aldingen, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: December 8, 1910 (95)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Samuel Wormser and Scheinle Ephraim
Wife of William Frank
Mother of Hyman Frank; Ephraim Frank; Samuel Frank; Martin Frank; Stillborn Frank and 3 others
Sister of Stillborn Wormser; Lewis Harris ( Samuel Wormser); Stillborn Wormser; Ephraim Wormser; Elkele Wormser Schwarz and 3 others

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About Paulina Frank

Founder and First President of the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society

Also served as president of Ladies Benevolent Society of Pittsburgh, and as a director of the Society for Support of Sick Soldiers and Soliders' Wives.

"Described as a broadminded and tolerant woman whose efforts in behalf of needy human beings have known neither creed nor color."


In most genealogies, Fanny is listed as being called "Pauline", but in the family bible, the name is shown as "Paulina", and she was called Fanny. It is possible that the spelling actually was with a terminal "e", but it is not likely. Her tombstone also shows a terminal "a". (Wendy Hoechstetter, 12/5/2012)

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Paulina Frank's Timeline

October 16, 1815
Aldingen, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
August 25, 1845
Age 29
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Age 30
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
February 6, 1848
Age 32
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 33
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 34
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 7, 1851
Age 35
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
February 12, 1853
Age 37
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
December 2, 1855
Age 40
Pittsburgh, PA, USA