and organizer of charitable work in the Inner Mission movement.
was a leader in the Inner
Mission. She established and organized humanitarian work in
Germany, particularly the care of the sick. In Hamburg in 1831 she volunteered
to alleviate the suffering brought on by a cholera plague, and later became
the inspector for all the nurses in that city. She established a Women's
Society for the Care of the Poor and Sick. This society had chapters in
many German cities and worked in nursing, food distribution, assisting
poor people to find employment, and the administration of poorhouses and
children's hospitals. Sieveking also helped establish a Lutheran Order
of deaconesses, with an
emphasis on nursing care of the sick. She was influenced by Pietism
to give spiritual and physical care to those in need.