The Removal of Hahnemann’s Body

Cothen. April 16th, 1889.

Also to be found in Leipsic:

I picture : a view of St. Karl’s Church.

I picture: View of the town of Teplitz.

I picture of Hahnemann’s monument in Leipsic. I box for playing cards; I small wall cupboard containing manuscripts.

(A reproduction of Hahnemann’s room in Leipsic with then objects enumerated, see Chap. XXVI, vol. I. Portrait of Hofrath Lehmann, see page 185, Vol. I.)


In the possession of his grandson, Dr. Leopold Suss Hahnemann of Ventnor, who died in the autumn f 1914, were to be found the following souvenirs of his grandfather:

1. A large number of plates of Meissen porcelain, painted by Hahnemann’s father.

2. A large fan painted on both sides by Hahnemann’s father. The painting on the one side represents a bedridden patient to whom the physician is on the point of administrating a dose of medicine. On the other side the picture represents the patient restored to health sitting at a well set table in the midst of his family. (See page 29 of Vol.I).

The fan was a wedding present for the daughter-in-law, Johanna Leopoldine Henriette nee Kuchler (Hahnemann’s first wife)

3. Numerous letters from members of Hahnemann’s family. Of these, Seminary Director Albrecht made considerable use in compiling his Hahnemann biography. (All these letters have been utilised in the present work – R.H.).

4. A silver cup with the following dedication: “To Dr. Samuel Hahnemann of Cothen, in kind remembrance, from his sincere admirer, Dr. Friedrich Gauwerky of Soest in Westphalia, August 10th, 1833.”

5. Several presents chiefly from Royal personages, among them a drinking glass in the bottom of which had been inlaid a silver medal of Hahnemann.

6. One domestic medicine chest of Hahnemann with approximately 120 medicines ion globules.

7. One large AEsculapius wand with man golden serpent.

8. One large oil printing of Hahnemann, painted buy Schoppe on the instruction of the Homoeopathic physicians and presented to him on August 10th, 1829, on the celebration of the 50th Jubilee of his Doctor’s degree. (See page 156 of Vol. I)

9. One oil painting representing Hahnemann painted by his second wife, Melanie, in the year 1838 in Paris, which she presented to his grandson in her lifetime.

10. Another large oil painting of Hahnemann, the painter of which is unfortunately unknown.

11. A small portrait of Hahnemann ion oils by Schoppe painted in April, 1829. The grandson considered this small portrait to be the best of all portraits of Hahnemann; “Exactly as I remember my grandfather.”

12. A small oil painting of Hahnemann’s first wife by Schoppe, executed in April, 1829, unfortunately a little damaged.

13. A small portrait of Amalie Liebe, nee Hahnemann, widow, Frau, Suss, mother of Dr. Leopold Suss Hahnemann.

14. A copy de luxe of the “Lesser Writings,” once presented to Hahnemann at his 50th jubilee, and containing then following dedication:

“May these pages recall the spirits of bygone days; rejoice in the present surrounded by love and crowned with fame, for that which you have fought for and accomplished in the arduous past.

August 10th, 1829.


15. Dr. Suss Hahnemann was, up to his death, the legal owner of Hahnemann’s house in Kothen. His aunt, Frau Dr. Mossdorf, bequeathed it to him together with a sum of money with the condition that the house should be preserved, as an historical building, for posterity in its present condition.


In the possession of Dr. Richard Haehl o Stuttgart are the following relics of Hahnemann:

1. A life-size oil painting of Hahnemann in a gilt frame, by Scheffer of Paris (see frontispiece, Vol.I)

2. Tow original oil paintings, “Hahnemann on the death-bed” and Hahnemann in his coffin, by Buterweek –Paris.

3. A miniature oil painting of Hahnemann portraits (original; artist unknown).

4. A large collection of Hahnemann portraits of various kinds.

5. A number of portraits of Madame Melanie d’Hervilly-Gohier, representing her at different ages.

6. Paintings sketches and photographs of Sofie Bohrer (later Mrs.von Boenninghausen). Madame Melanie’s adopted daughter.

7. Hahnemann’s bust after Dietrich, life-size(copy)

8. Hahnemann’s bust by David von Auger (bronze)

9. Hahnemann’s bust with pedestal in marble by Straube — Weimar (original).

10. Hahnemann’s bust by Woltreck–Paris, life-size (copy).

11. Small statue of Hahnemann by Steinhauser.

12. Hahnemann relief by David (original, bronze)

13. Hahnemann relief by Straube.

14. Hahnemann relief by Woltreck (plaster copy)

15. Hahnemann relief (copy of David’s by Schwabe, Leipsic).

Richard Haehl
Richard M Haehl 1873 - 1932 MD, a German orthodox physician from Stuttgart and Kirchheim who converted to homeopathy, travelled to America to study homeopathy at the Hahnemann College of Philadelphia, to become the biographer of Samuel Hahnemann, and the Secretary of the German Homeopathic Society, the Hahnemannia.

Richard Haehl was also an editor and publisher of the homeopathic journal Allgemcine, and other homeopathic publications.

Haehl was responsible for saving many of the valuable artifacts of Samuel Hahnemann and retrieving the 6th edition of the Organon and publishing it in 1921.
Richard Haehl was the author of - Life and Work of Samuel Hahnemann