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Rebecca Springer (Ruter)

Birthplace: Ivy Hills Marion County Indiana
Death: 1904 (71-72)
Place of Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield Sangamon County Illinois
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Calvin Washington Ruter and Harriet Ruter
Wife of William M. Springer, US Congress
Mother of Ruter William Springer
Sister of Sarah Ann Armstrong

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About Rebecca Springer

Rebecca Ruter Springer (November 8, 1832 – September 8, 1904) was a 19th-century American author who wrote the famous Christian book Intra Muros, better known today as My Dream of Heaven. As the modern name implies, Springer claimed to have a vision of a Christian heaven, and she recounts this vision in her book as well as some personal insights. My Dream of Heaven is considered by many to be a deeply inspirational book.

Rebecca Ruter was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 8, 1832, the daughter of Calvin W. Ruter, a Methodist clergyman in Indiana. She attended Wesleyan Female College and graduated at the age of 18. She married William McKendree Springer on December 15, 1859, later a lawyer and member of the Illinois General Assembly. William Ruter Springer, the couple's only child, was born a few years later, and went on to graduate from a private military academy in Virginia in 1880. Springer and her husband left for a two-year European tour in 1868 to improve her health, which at the time had been described as "feeble"; a condition which persisted until her death in 1904.


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Rebecca Springer's Timeline

Ivy Hills Marion County Indiana
Age 72
Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield Sangamon County Illinois