Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Viennese princess to marry rich baron

February 7, 1918

Princess  Marie Franziska Anna of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst is engaged to marry Baron Franz Mayr von Meinhof, the "very wealthy owner of the Donawise iron foundries in Styria, reports the New York Times in  a dispatch from Amsterdam.

The princess is the fourth of six children of Prince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and Countess Franziska von Schönborn-Buchheim.

Her eldest brother, Prince Alfred, was married in December 1916 in Washington, D.C., to an American Catherine Britton.  Her younger sister, Princess Franziska, was married last November to Archduke Maximilian of Austria, the younger brother, of Emperor Karl.

Princess Marie is 22 years old.  Her future husband will celebrate his  30th birthday on June 23.   He is the son of Franz Baron Mayr von Meinhof and Baroness von Tinti

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