His name was Henrick, Henrick Sebastian Kohl; his father was Henrick Emmanuel Karl Kohl. They lived in Germany, valley of the Ruhr, where they owned a modest factory; in fact 20 modest factories, none of which were large because it was not thought wise – instead multiple, small, widely distributed factories.
To interject that Das Kohl Fabrick manufactured gunpowder, by the pound, the ton, in fact the megaton. They supplied England, they supplied George Washington, Napoleon, Prussia, Istanbul, Davy Crockett, both sides of the American Civil War as well as every other contest dependent on their product. From D. Boone to Hudson’s Bay Company, they supplied powder, to remember Hudson’s Bay Company special order for grade triple F as better suited the frieze pan at a northern latitude.
The Kohls were responsible for more human demise than any other single organism, save smallpox, and felt about the same moral responsibility as the smallpox bacillus. They were coincidentally rich, very rich. To add exceeding, fabulous, filthy, indeed several adjectives beyond even those of fabulous and filthy. All as a consumer product like gunpowder made possible. They might have burned money to heat their house and not run out of currency for 10,000 years and then only moderate as to denomination.