Henrik J. Krebs
Henrik Johannes Krebs (June 27, 1847 - October 7, 1929), sometimes called Henry J. Krebs, was an immigrant from Denmark who started the Krebs Pigments and Chemical Company to manufacture the pigment lithopone.
Krebs was born in June 27, 1847 in Lolland in Denmark, to Hans Peter Tholstrup Krebs and Johanne Louise (Wichfled) Krebs. He emigrated to the United States in 1879. He soon became the superintendent of the Delaware Sugar Beet Factory, associated with Alfred D. Wagner. Krebs later joined Pusey & Jones Co. and built the first ice plant in Wilmington, Delaware.
Krebs retired from Krebs Pigments and Chemical Company in 1921, when his son August Sonin Krebs took over as president.
In 1926, Krebs supplied $150,000 to Newport, Delaware for the construction of a school to be named after him, on the occasion of his 50th wedding anniversary The school opened in September 1927.
On June 24, 1876, he married Ebba Victoria Kruse. As his death, he was survived by his wife and two children, August Sonnin, and Johanna Louise.
- "Joseph Tatnall House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-10-25. "Henrik J. Krebs died October 7, 1929, aged 82 ..."
- John A. Munroe. History of Delaware. p. 188. "The latter company was founded in Delaware by a Danish immigrant, Henrik J. Krebs. Its factories at Newport and Edge Moor are now (1978) the only Du Pont ..."
- "E. I. DuPont De Nemours Site". Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2011-10-24. "From 1902 to 1929, Henrik Krebs built the plant and used it to manufacture a white zinc and barium-based pigment called Lithopone."
- Whites, James Terry. The National cyclopaedia of American biography, p. 14-15 (1967)
- Henry J. Krebs passport application from June 26, 1913. United States Department of State. "Name: Henry J. Krebs. Birth: 27 June 1847 - Denmark. Date: 26 June 1913. Residence: Wilmington, Delaware"
- Chemical & metallurgical engineering, Volume 36, p. 639 (1929)
- Superintendents of Beet Sugar Factories, The Sugar Beet, p. 11 (February 1881)
- (8 October 1929). H.J. Krebs, Engineer, Dies at the Age of 82; Founder of Chemical Concern That Became the National Ammonia Company, The New York Times
- "Newport, Delaware". Newport, Delaware. Retrieved 2011-10-24. "Newport participated in the State’s burgeoning chemical industry when, in 1908, Henrik J. Krebs built a chemical and pigment plant along Christiana Creek."
- (13 October 1929). Obitiary - Krebs, Delmarvia Star
- Robert J. Taggart. Private philanthropy and public education. p. 209. Retrieved 2011-10-24. "Also, industrialist Henrik J. Krebs provided a substantial gift of $150000 to construct the eight- classroom school in Newport named after him. ..."
- HJ Krebs to Build Public School In commemoration of his fiftieth wedding anniversary, The American-Scandinavian review (Volume 14, 1926)
- (4 September 1927). New H.J. Krebs School To Open on Tuesday, Sunday Morning Star