In 1809, the Sisters of Charity were founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Four of the Sisters started a mission in Cincinnati in 1829. By 1852, Mother Margaret Farrell George had founded the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Her story is told in the YouTube video below. It is very moving to think about her immigration to America from Ireland and the many tragic losses she suffered at such a young age.
To read more about the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, visit their website.
For the bigger picture, this YouTube video presents a timeline of all the congregations in the Sisters of Charity Federation: