Anna Botsford Bach was a leading citizen of Ann Arbor in the late 1800s.

Anna Botsford Bach, the daughter of pioneers, married successful businessman Philip Bach in 1876. They entertained frequently in the parlors of their fourteen-room home on South Main Street opposite Packard Street. Mrs. Bach served nine years on the school board and was its first female president. An active member of the Ladies Library Association and the YWCA, she helped organize the Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Old Ladies Home Association, later named in her honor.


  • Anna Botsford Bach, Ann Arbor District Library
  • The Anderson, Perrine, Barbour-Smith, Howell-Clark, Porter and Savery Families with a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Some who Were Pioneers in America: Also Genealogical Sketches of Allied Families By Henrietta Elizabeth Savery Smith Published by The Perrine Press, 1902 Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Digitized Apr 17, 2007

Descendant of Ephraim Smith.