Mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the book series Little House on the Prairie. She worked as a teacher starting at the young age of 16.
She was the third youngest of seven children growing up in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Her son Freddie was only ten months-old when he died, and she struggled to get over his death.
Her father died in an accident when she was only five years-old. She was the wife of Charles Ingalls. Together they had five children: Together, they had five children: Mary Amelia, 1865-1928 Laura Elizabeth, 1867-1957 Caroline Celestia (Carrie), 1870-1946 Charles Frederick (Freddie), 1875-1876 Grace Pearl, 1877-1941
She was portrayed by Karen Grassle in a screen adaptation of Little House on the Prairie.