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Friedrich Bhaer
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Birth and Death

Unknown

Also Known As

  • Fritz
  • Professor Bhaer

Hair Color

Grey-black

Eye Color

Brown

Nationality

German

Family Members

Spouse and Children

Siblings

In-laws

Nieces and nephews

Affiliation

Friedrich "Fritz" Bhaer was a professor and Josephine March's husband.

Storyline

Life in Germany

Friedrich was born in Germany and became a noted professor in Berlin.

Life in New York

Friedrich emigrated to New York City, where he lived in Mrs. Kirke's boarding house and worked as a language master. He was very poor.
He met Josephine "Jo" March, who had moved into the boarding house. They became friends and he critiqued her writing. He encouraged her to become a serious writer instead of writing "sensation" stories for weekly tabloids. The two eventually married.

Life at Plumfield

The Bhaers moved to Plumfield, left to Jo by her Aunt March, where they established a school. Fritz taught the children many virtues and important things while also teaching them education. They raised Fritz's two orphaned nephews, Franz and Emil Hoffmann, and their own sons, Robert and Theodore.

Personality and traits

Friedrich was a gentle and compassionate man, though not afraid to offer someone his opinion, however hard to hear, if he thought it would do them good.

Physical appearance

Friedrich had kind, twinkling eyes and grey-black hair.

Etymology

  • Friedrich is a male given name of German origin and means 'peaceful ruler'.

Appearances

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