The author, J (Johannes) Froebel-Parker, here shown at the age when he was already listening to to the oral tradition of his Froebel grandfather and great grandmother, Lina Froebel, nee Maeder (Liebstedt near Weimar/Apolda). ichalsKind

His Grandfather Froebel’s family had immigrated to Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania from the city of Triptis in the Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, even though they had originated in Arnstadt in the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and in the nearby Principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt with its seat at the Heidecksburg Castle in Rudolstadt.

The author, J (Johannes) Froebel-Parker and architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, are both descended from Anne Mattle, who was born in 1610 in Northhamptonshire, England and died in 1685 in Connecticut Colony. Wright was influenced in his architecture by his exposure to Froebel’s “Gaben,” the wooden blocks used to engage children in didactic discovery.

Froebel Decade 2013-2022

In the year 2022 the 240th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel will be celebrated.

The Schwarzatal region of Thuringia (Thueringen) in modern day Germany has dedicated the next ten years as the “FröbelDekade” or Froebel Decade with many events in this region where he was born, worked and died.

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