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Camilla Mieth was born in Dresden back in 1843. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1855 and emigrated to the United States on the packet ship Tuscarora in 1857. She settled in Utah in 1860.

She married James in 1864, the marriage produced seven children. In 1874 while visiting her husband’s relatives in New York she was trained as a teacher. In the fall of 1874 she returned to Utah. May as well tell you now I’m writing about Camilla Mieth but you may know her better by her married name of Camilla Cobb.

Remember I told she when she was in New York she was trained as a teacher, well she was trained as a kindergarten teacher. If you haven’t guessed it by now when she returned to Utah she founded the first kindergarten in Utah. The school was only opened for two years before it was opened to children of all ages. In 1880 she was made counselor, she remained in that position until 1896 when she was made president of the Salt Lake Stake primary. Her job was to oversee the LDS primary in all of Salt Lake County. By that time the schools she oversaw had an enrollment of 4,000 children, 309 adults as teacher and others. She was responsible for 46 associations (schools). She remained in that position until 1904.

Starting in 1898 she also served as a member of the Primary General Board until 1917. She died in 1933

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Comments (12)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

She touched so many lives by providing quality education. Thanks for sharing the story of Camilla Cobb!

Aug 13, 2016 09:34 PM
Stephen Jara
Corcoran - Palm Beach, FL
Club & Coastal Group at Corcoran, Palm Beach

Great post!  Thanks for taking the time.

Aug 13, 2016 09:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray ,

Well I learned some this morning Camilla Cobb was a busy lady and was a leader in her industry. Thanks for the research on this incredible educator.

Aug 13, 2016 10:09 PM
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

Educators are such special people as they influence the future of our next generation. 

Aug 13, 2016 10:20 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. It's Sunday and as most often happens, no clue! Enjoy your day!

Aug 13, 2016 10:21 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

Maybe some of the educational leaders of today should take a lesson from her!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 13, 2016 11:22 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Good morning James, another bit of history that I did not know. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 13, 2016 11:48 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How wonderful to take note of those who took education seriously and shared it in a meaninful way.  Great story about Camilla Cobb.  A

Aug 14, 2016 01:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Sunday, James- wow, 7 children and everything else!!!  Quite accomplished. 

Aug 14, 2016 01:32 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thanks for another interesting tour into history James Dray!

Aug 14, 2016 01:44 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Wow, she contributed so much and worked for 74 years before retiring. Camilla Cobb had a very full life, both with a large family and professional life.

Aug 19, 2016 04:09 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

She was a very busy lady and what she did was truly memorable.

Aug 21, 2016 03:58 AM