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At the age of 17, she married Ferdinand Adolph Fuhrer, who she refers to by the pseudonym "Gustav Schroeder" in her book. Shortly afterwards, she and Ferdinand moved to New York, in the United States. They had two daughters there, named Otillia and Maria. Ferdinand started a business selling imported German goods there, but the business failed, and in 1856 they moved back to Germany.
There, she enrolled in Hamburg University, and became a midwife. During this time she had a third daughter, Louisa. In 1851, her father died. After she graduated, on April 17, 1859, she and her husband sailed to Montreal, where she practiced as a midwife for 30 years. Shortly after their arrival, she had a fourth daughter, Elizabeth. She went on to have another daughter, Laura, in 1860, and a son, Friedrich, in 1866. In the summer of 1873, Ottilia and Maria both died of typhus. During this time in Montreal, she wrote Mysteries of Montreal: Memoirs of a Midwife, a recollection of her experiences as a midwife in Montreal, published in 1881. In 1884 her son Friedrich also died of typhus. Charlotte herself succumbed to cancer on November 5, 1907.
- "Führer, Charlotte (1834–1907)". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- Führer, Cahrlotte; W. Peter Ward (1984). The Mysteries of Montreal: Memoirs of a Midwife. UBC Press. pp. 1–3. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
- Roland, Charles G. (June 1967). "Mysterious Montrealer: Charlotte Führer". Canadian Medical Association Journal (Canadian Medical Association) 96 (24): 1589–1591. PMC 1922996. PMID 5338172. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- Works by Charlotte Führer at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Charlotte Führer at Internet Archive
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