Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte, II
Son of Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte and Susan May Bonaparte
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About Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte, II
Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II (November 5, 1830 – September 3, 1893) was a son of Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte and Susan May Williams.
He was the grandnephew of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the grandson of Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia.
He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1848 and graduated 11th in Class of 1852. Upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in Texas with the Mounted Rifle Regiment. His letters from Fort Inge and Fort Ewell have been preserved by the Maryland Historical Society.
He resigned from the U.S. Army in August 1854 to serve in the army of his first cousin-once-removed, Napoleon III of France and was commissioned a colonel in French army. He fought in Algiers, the Italian campaign, the Crimean War, and the Franco-Prussian War.
In 1871, he resigned from the French Army and returned home to the United States where he married Caroline Le Roy Appleton Edgar. They would have two children:
1.Louise-Eugénie Bonaparte (1873–1923), married in 1896 Count Adam Carl von Moltke-Huitfeld (1864–1944): they have numerous descendants.
2.Jerome Napoleon Charles Bonaparte (1878–1945), married in 1914 Blanche Pierce Stenbeigh, daughter of Edward and Emily Pierce of Newtonville, Massachusetts, and former wife of Harold Stenbeigh of Hewlett, New York: no children.
He died in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts.