Arnold Halbach

Arnold Halbach
Born (1787-07-03)3 July 1787
Müngsten, near Remscheid
Died 16 May 1869(1869-05-16) (aged 81)
Nationality German
Citizenship Prussian
Occupation Prussian consul in Philadelphia
Known for Great-great-great-grandfather of Beatrix of the Netherlands
Spouse(s) Johanna Karoline Mathilde Bohlen
Parent(s) Johann Arnold Halbach
Maria Gertrud Hilger

Arnold Halbach (3 July 1787 in Müngsten, near Remscheid 16 May 1869 in Baden-Baden) was the Prussian Consul in Philadelphia.

He was the son of Johann Arnold Halbach and in 1810, he founded a steel plant in the USA, to supply steel for the local manufacturers of gun barrels. In 1828, the firm "Johann and Caspar Halbach and sons" had to close the plant.

From 1828 to 1838, he was the Prussian consul in Philadelphia. From 1840, he lived in Baden-Baden with his wife Johanna Karoline Mathilde Bohlen (1800-1882). Their daughter Matilde Halbach died at the age of 24; she was nevertheless a great-great-grandmother of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Their son Gustav von Bohlen und Halbach {1831-1890} and grandson Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach {1870-1890} also had a career in the diplomatic service.

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