This is Auguste Charlotte, born in Werder/Havel in Brandenburg in 1807 as an illegitimate child. However, her parents get married two years later and she grows up as the daughter of the citizen and fisherman Fritze. In October 1823, she is just about to turn 16, she gets pregnant and gives birth to her first son Johann Friedrich in June 1824. The father of the child, the miller Jacob Reckling acknowledges the child and they get married only one month later. They have four more children, three girls and one boy, Adolph, born in 1840. Between 1847 and 1855 they leave Werder. Jacob has the chance to buy his own watermill in the village of Guscht in the Neumark district. Turns out, it was the right thing to do, business goes well, he even has the right to vote! His youngest son Adolph gets an excellent education, makes a career in the military, marries into a rich and influential family and later becomes the mayor of the town of Driesen. But Auguste Charlotte will not live to see all this. She dies in Guscht in 1862, only 54 years old.