Hildegard Peplau

Hildegard Peplau (1909 - 1999)

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Hildegard Peplau
Born in Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Died in Los Angeles, California, USAmap
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Biography

"Hildegard Peplau was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 1st, 1909. After graduating from the Pottstown, Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in 1931 she worked as an operating room supervisor at Pottstown Hospital. She later received a B.A. in interpersonal psychology from Bennington College, Vermont, in 1943, an M.A. in psychiatric nursing from Teachers College, Columbia, New York, in 1947, and an Ed.D in curriculum development from Columbia in 1953.

During World War II, Hildegard Peplau was a member of the Army Nurse Corps and worked in a neuropsychiatric hospital in London, England. She also did work at Bellevue and Chestnut Lodge Psychiatric Facilities and was in contact with renowned psychiatrists Freida Fromm-Riechman and Harry Stack Sullivan. Hildegard Peplau holds numorous awards and positions. She retired in 1974. On March 17th, 1999, Hildegard Peplau died peacefully at her home in Sherman Oaks California after a brief illness. She was 89 years old."[1]

Census Records

1910 Federal Census (Reading Ward 14, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States):

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Gustav Peplau Head M 28 Germany
Otelia Peplau Wife F 27 Germany
Clara Peplau Daughter F 2 Pennsylvania
Hildergart Peplau Daughter F 0 Pennsylvania
Emil Billets Boarder M 21 Germany[2]

1920 Federal Census (Reading Ward 14, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States):

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Gustav Peplaw Head M 37 Russia Poland
Otylie Peplaw Wife F 36 Russia Poland
Clara Peplaw Daughter F 12 Pennsylvania
Hilagard Peplaw Daughter F 10 Pennsylvania
Harold Peplaw Son M 8 Pennsylvania
Walter Peplaw Son M 6 Pennsylvania
Bertha Peplaw Daughter F 0 Pennsylvania[3]

1930 Federal Census (Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States):

Listed as Student Nurse in Hospital[4]

1940 Federal Census (North Bennington, North Bennington Village, Bennington, Vermont, United States):

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Hildegarde Peplau Head F 30 Pennsylvania
Natalie E Disston Partner F 33 Pennsylvania[5]

Sources

  1. http://publish.uwo.ca/~cforchuk/peplau/hpcb.html
  2. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD4-Z5R : accessed 04 Nov 2014), Hildergart Peplau in household of Gustav Peplau, Reading Ward 14, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 97, sheet 2B, family 37, NARA microfilm publication T624, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1375328.
  3. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M61N-4LN : accessed 04 Nov 2014), Hilagard Peplaw in household of Gustav Peplaw, Reading Ward 14, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 135, NARA microfilm publication T625, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 1821537.
  4. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZW-BDC : accessed 04 Nov 2014), Hildegarde Peplan, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0124, sheet 11A, family , NARA microfilm publication T626, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2341818.
  5. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VYH4-4NT : accessed 04 Nov 2014), Hildegarde Peplau, North Bennington, North Bennington Village, Bennington, Vermont, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-10, sheet 10A, family 203, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 4229, NARA digital publication of T627, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.


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