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Wilhelm Breitenbach

1819–90

German engineer and manufacturer. Father of Wilhelm Breitenbach (1856–1937). Born in Sieghütte, Siegen, son of Johannes Breitenbach and Anna Margarethe Boecking. Married firstly Bertha Sophia Horsch (1832–58), daughter of Conrad Horsch and Wilhelmine Schoeneberg, in Iserlohn in 1852; secondly, Caroline Wilhelmine Bernhardine Bremme (1832–87), daughter of Wilhelm Bremme and Wilhelmine Stechmann, in Unna in 1860. Opened a machine factory and iron foundry in Unna in 1856.

Sources

Germany, select births and baptisms, 1558–1898 (Ancestry.com, accessed 4 June 2021)

Germany, select marriages, 1558–1929 (Ancestry.com, accessed 11 September 2020)

Nöthlich 2009, p. 22

Bibliography

Nöthlich, Rosemarie. 2009. Wilhelm Breitenbach (1856–1937) Zoologe, Verleger und Monist: eine Analyse seines Wirkens. Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung.

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