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The fourth generation

Lother von Faber

As the eldest son, Lothar von Faber takes over the pencil factory from his father Georg Leonhard. Under his management, the factory develops into company with international standing. Due to his economic success and progressive social contributions, Lothar joins the ranks of the nobility in 1862.
Lothar von Faber
Eberhard von Faber
Johann von Faber

Lothar von Faber with his wife Ottilie and son Wilhelm

In 1847, Lothar von Faber marries Ottilie Richter. The couple's only child, Wilhelm, is born in 1851.

Eberhard Faber (1822-1879), wife Jenny and daughter Bertha

The youngest of the three brothers runs the branch in New York from 1849. He moves to America with his German wife Jenny and their children.

Johann Faber (1819-1901) with his sons Carl and Ernst

Johann Faber works in the company at the side of his brother Lothar. In 1879, he sets up by himself with his own pencil manufacturing company in Nuremberg.

Ottilie von Faber with her son Wilhelm

Lothar von Faber marries Ottilie Richter in 1847 - she supports him while he manages the company. Their son Wilhelm is born in 1851 and remains their only child. The hopes of the family patriarch rest on him.