Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Prince of Stolberg-Wernigerode & family

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection

This card is from the 1920s.  The Prince and Princess of Stolberg-Wernigerode are sitting for a family portrait with their children and grandchildren.  Prince Christian-Ernst (1864-1940) married Countess Marie zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (1864-1842) in 1891.  Their only son, Hereditary Prince Bolko (1893-1989) married Princess Renata of Schonaich-Caroloth (1899-1985) in 1920.  
The two babies are Princess Walpurgis (1921-1992) and the future Prince of Stolberg-Wernigeride, Christian-Heinrich (1922-2001).   Princess Renate is holding Christian-Heinrich with her husband standing behind her.  Not sure which of the two women in the second row is Princess Juliane,  Prince Bolko's sister.  Not sure who the other woman is, as Bolko's other sister, Walpurgis, died as a child.


juan said...

Countess Maria, princess of Stolberg-Wernigerode, is the woman holding Christian Heinrich, her grandson. Her son Botho is behind her and the lady next to him is his wife Renate. Princess Juliane is the young lady in the second row on the right, beside her father Prince Christian Ernst.If you google in internet " Stolberg-Wernigerode", will find images of that family and it´s easy to identify them.

Unknown said...

And the old lady is Emma, the mother of Marie of Castell-Rudenhausen.
Born princess of Ysenburg-Budingen.