Demuth, Helene

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Demuth, Helene Gender: F
born on 31 December 1820 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place St.Wendel (Saar), Germany, 49n2808, 7e1018
Timezone LMT m7e1018 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°37 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°35'

Helene Demuth


German domestic worker who served as the housekeeper of Jenny and Karl Marx. She was commonly known to the Marx family by the nicknames Lenchen or Nim. On June 23, 1851 she gave birth to a boy believed by most scholars to have been fathered by Marx. Marx's closest personal friend, Frederick Engels, a bachelor living in Manchester, claimed fatherhood of the boy, who was named Frederick Lewis Demuth. After Marx's death in March 1883, Helene moved to Engels's home, where she ran the household. The pair worked together organizing and arranging the publication of Marx's literary remains. In October 1890, Helene was diagnosed with cancer. She died in London on November 4 that year at the age of 69.

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  • (has as) boss relationship with Marx, Karl (born 5 May 1818)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Adieu Marx: Gewalt und Ausbeutung im Hause des Wortführers" by Volker Elis Pilgrim (Rowohlt, 1990), p. 105: "Im Geburtsregister der Bürgermeisterei von St. Wendel ist ihre Geburt am 3 1 . Dezember 1820, 1 Uhr nachts, festgehalten worden."

Translation: In the birth register of the mayor of St. Wendel her birth is listed as 31 December 1820, at 1 o'clock at night.


  • Vocation : Misc. : Homemaker/Care provider (Housekeeper)