3 July 1787|
Müngsten, near Remscheid
|Died||16 May 1869
|Occupation||Prussian consul in Philadelphia|
|Known for||Great-great-great-grandfather of Beatrix of the Netherlands|
|Spouse(s)||Johanna Karoline Mathilde Bohlen|
|Parents||Johann Arnold Halbach
Maria Gertrud Hilger
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-Halbach also had a career in the diplomatic service.
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