Bertha was born 3 May 1849 in Pforzheim, Stadtkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany.She was the wife of Karl Benz.
However, Bertha was also the business partner of automobile inventor, Karl Benz. In 1888 she embarked on the first long distance road trip (66 miles each way) to promote and prove the usefulness of the automobile. As a result of her trip, she suggested several improvements to the design such as brake lining and an additional gear for climbing. The Bertha Benz Memorial Route in Germany commemorates her journey. 
Bertha died on 5 May 1944 in Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
↑ Name: Bertha Benz
Relation to Head: Haushaltsvorstand (Head)
Birth Date: 3 Mai 1849 (3 May 1849)
Birth Place: Pforzheim
Residence Date: 18 Sep 1872
Residence Place: Mannheim, Baden
Original data: Polizeipräsidium Mannheim Familienbögen, 1800-1900. Digital images. Stadtarchiv Mannheim — Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Mannheim, Germany.