Hello. Does anyone know anything about Alfred Lohmann, born in Germany, the one who conceived the idea for building the German submarine DEUTSCHLAND? He was President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and became the President of the Board of Directors of the Company called "Deutsche Ozean Rhederei" [translated: German Ocean Shipping Company] and this was the first of several submarines the company built.
We believe Alfred had a brother John William Lohmann who immigrated to US c. 1874 and was married to Henrietta Horscheit in Germany. They had a total of 7 children, all born in Germany except the youngest, Ernest G. Lohmann, who was born in New York City on Dec 7, 1877. Some of this family later immigrated to Illinois.
We are unsure of the birthplace of these Lohmann brothers, so any help pointing us in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.