Caroline Endres Diescher

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Caroline Endres Diescher
Born Caroline Endres
Died February 7, 1930(1930-02-07) (aged 84)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting place Allegheny Cemetery
Other names Carrie E. Diescher
Occupation Engineer
Known for Incline design
Spouse(s) Samuel S. Diescher (m. 1872; d. 1915)
Parent(s) John Endres

Caroline Endres Diescher (1846 – February 7, 1930) was the daughter of the Prussian-born engineer John Endres. She was one of the first female engineers in the United States, and with her father, designed two inclines in the Pittsburgh area: the Monongahela Incline and the Mount Oliver Incline.[1] She married another engineer, Samuel Diescher, at the St. Paul German Evangelical Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] They had three sons, all of whom were engineers.

Diescher died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the age of 84.[3]


  1. ^ "Legendary Ladies" (PDF). Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Retrieved 21 March 2006. 
  2. ^ "Marriages 1808-1884: Grooms Abbreviated Index" (PDF). Hamilton County Genealogical Society. 23 October 2013. p. 55. 
  3. ^ "Death Notices". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 8 February 1930. p. 28. 

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