Friday, August 3, 2012

More heirs for Saxony ....

Andreas Tümmler, 67, claims to be the great-grandson of King Albert of Saxony (1828-1902), and he says he is happy about it.
He was one of the guests at the Requiem Mass held earlier today in Dresden for the late Margrave of Meissen.  He was invited to the service by Klaus von Przyklenk, who is described as the master of ceremony for Prince Albert of Saxony.   Mr. von Przyklenk asked Andreas to carry one of the ceremonial flags during the service.  

In an interview with a local television station, von Prezyklenk, described as a nobility expert, stated that Prince Albert is now the head of the family,  despite Albert's signature on a notarized document that recognized Prince Alexander as the Margrave of Meissen's heir.

Several days ago, Tümmler, a cultural studies graduate, said he wants to be recognized as a member of the Wettin family.   It's the old King gets maid pregnant story.

Tümmler claims that his great-grandmother, Berthe Auguste (1855-1905),  maid, got pregnant and the father was King Albert of Saxony.  In 1875, Berthe gave birth to a son, Gustav Adolf. 

Apparently, the King found a compliant husband, Dobelner factory owner Robert Tümmler (1856-1917).  Tümmler owned a furniture fittings factory that employed more than 1000 men.

Andreas' Oma Charlotte told him the family history on her deathbed in 1953.

Since 1991,  Andreas has been fighting for official recognition from the former ruling family.  He claims that the late Margrave of Meissen would not agree to a DNA test.    It also appears that Prince Albert, the late Margrave's younger brother, and his morganatic wife, Elmira, also were skeptical about his claim.  Princess Elmira called his claim evil.

"I hope my royal lineage is finally being recognized. I can official belong to the Wettin claim." 

He knows what he wants to do:  "I'll take care of the culture and gun clubs.  This has been very neglected by my family."

[King Albert of Saxony was the eldest son of King Johann of Saxony and Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria.  In June 1853, he married Princess Carola of Vasa, daughter of Prince Gustav of Vasa.  Their marriage was childless.   Carola was the granddaughter of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, the second to last king in the House of Holstein-Gottorp.   Would Berthe name her son after the father and grandfather of King Albert's wife?]


Dennis said...

There's no shortage of male-line descendants of King Albert of Saxony that would be suitable for testing against the claimant's DNA. Presumably he doesn't need a margrave's permission for testing of individuals in Palm Beach. But before bothering them, it would only be polite to have previously been tested himself, and have been shown not to be a descendant of Tümmler!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Albert had no legitimate children so he has no male line descendants, at least, legitimately. Timo adopted a son who lived with his family in Palm Beach - this adoption was done when Hermann was an adult. Timo is not his biological father.

Dennis said...

Yes, of course you're right about Albert, what I should have said (rather than descendants) is that there's no shortage of living males who share his Y chromosome.

Rüdiger von Sachsen and his three sons would all be expected to have the same Y chromosomal markers as Albert. And if needed, one could go back additional generations and so have additional potential male-line descendants to be tested; my issue was just that claimants really should check out that their stories are even feasible using their own DNA when possible rather than bothering others to be tested.