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Shoenberger, George K.

American, 1808 - 1892


Son of Pittsburgh iron manufacturer Peter Shoenberger, George K. was sent by his father to Cincinnati in 1834, to set up a branch of the industry in that city. In so doing, George amassed a fortune for himself, and contributed greatly to the prosperity of his adopted city. An active member of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a generous contributor to local charities, Shoenberger lived in a palacial home called "Scarlet Oaks," where he gathered a significant art collection including the version of Thomas Coles' Voyage of Life series which is now in the NGA. In 1835 Shoenberger married Sarah Hamilton [d. 1881], with whom he had five children: William, Peter, the future Mrs. William P. Chambliss, the future Mrs. Gen. C.L. Fitzhugh, and the future Mrs. J.C. Sherlock. Shoenberger married secondly to Ella Beatty, daughter of Dr. John Beatty of Coburg, Canada. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]


Greve, Charles Theodore. Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens. 2 vols. Chicago, 1904:2:288-289

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