George Krug Shoenberger (1808-1892)

George K. Shoenberg, Iron Manufacturer, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Associated Houses

Scarlet Oaks




He grew up in Pennsylvania where his father was known as the "Iron King". In 1834, he settled in Cincinnati to open up a new arm of the family business and subsequently made a fortune of his own principally through the increase in demand for iron and steel during the Civil War. He initially lived at 311 Broadway before building his 51-room castle at Clifton, Scarlet Oaks, from 1867. By his first wife, he was the father of nine children, five of whom lived to adulthood: his sons William and Peter, and daughters Mrs Fitzhugh, Mrs Chambliss & Mrs Sherlock.  
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 24/08/2019 and last updated on 07/11/2022.