Theodora Sautermeister Prieth


Owned the German Newspaper the Freie Zeitung which she managed for over 20 years after her husband died, until her son took over the paper. The Newark News said, “she had a keen insight into business” and “she developed the papers resources”. Urquhart’s History of the City of Newark said, “she directed it with increasing success”.

Born in Germany, she came to Newark in 1856 and lived with a brother, then finished schooling at a seminary in New York. She married Benedict Prieth at age 17. She was on the Exec Committee of the Board of Associated Charities.


Mrs. Theodora Prieth Owner of the Freie Zeitung Succumbs After Long Illness`” Newark News Jan 31, 1906

Urquhart History of the City of Newark