Loeb (Löb), Emil, 1881-1952
- Existence: 17 May 1881 - 21 April 1952
Emil Loeb (Löb) was born in Germany on May 17, 1881. He was the son of Ferdinand Löb and Rosina Löb. He married Bella Levi Loeb in Darmstadt on May 1, 1912. The couple had two children, Frank and Ernest Loeb. Emil owned a wholesale wool and cloth store in Darmstadt. He escaped from Nazi Germany with his wife and son, Ernest, in 1939 and arrived in the United States in 1940. He then settled in Cleveland, Ohio with his older son Frank who had immigrated a year before in 1938.
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B407.02.0001
Overview Box contains Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star Medal and Certificate, one (1) Loeb family scrapbook, three (3) framed photographs, one (1) 1947 diary, two (2) German ID cards, two (2) German passports, and one (1) passport cover.
File — Box: B407.02.0002
Overview Box contains (1) Rosh Hashana Prayer book in Hebrew from 1827, (1) Holy Book of Scriptures in English from 1947, and (1) report card book belonging to Bella Levi Loeb from 1899-1904.
Overview Photograph is a portrait of Emil Loeb later in life. The photograph itself is very small, and framed in a lightweight metal frame. On the back there is an identification label that has not been filled out, as well as "Positive Paper and Chemical CO., Inc. 30 Clifton St., Newark, N. J."
Dates: circa 1940-circa 1950
Overview Photograph is printed as a postcard. The back of the postcard reads "Postkarte". The picture on the front is of Emil Loeb sitting beside several bouquets of flowers. There are several framed pictures, including one that says "25" surrounded by a circular design; "Portrait of Georg Giese", a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1532 hangs on the wall; a framed picture of two girls sewing that reads "Guetterman's Naehseide ist die beste" which is an advertisement for a German sewing thread...
Dates: circa 1930-circa 1935
Overview Photographs show Emil Loeb's store in Darmstadt, Germany. The photos are not of the same storefront. The smaller photograph shows the outside of a storefront with a young man standing in the doorway, and two identical signs on the storefront itself. The signs read "Kurz - Weiss - Woll - & Strumpfwaren" on top and "Garne en gros - Emil Loeb - Trikotagen En gros". This roughly translates to "Course - White - Wool - & Hoisery" and "Yarn Wholesale (in large amounts) - Emil Loeb - Cotton...
Dates: circa 1920-circa 1935
Overview Envelope is brown and damaged. No corresponding letter was found with the envelope. There is a stamp in the upper left corner that reads "Air Mail 6 Cents United States of America" and has a picture of an airplane on it. The letter has been stamped in ink with "U.S. Army Postal Service 757 9 OCT 1945". The addresses are both typed on, not printed, and the word "airmail" is also typed on. This was sent from Ernest's U.S. mailbox in Germany, APO 757, while he was stationed in Germany.
Dates: 9 October 1945
Overview Document is an alternate birth certificate issued by the Darmstadt government. The document is titled "Geburtsurfunde", meaning birth certificate, although it was issued 15 years after he was born. The document lists Ernest Loeb's full name, birthday, father's name, mother's name, and the date (17 January 1939). It has a paper stamp that says "Stadt Darmstadt" (meaning "Darmstadt city"), "Gebuehr" (meaning "fee"), and a value of 0.60 Reichmarks. This physical stamp is stamped over in ink with...
Dates: 17 January, 1939
Overview This is a framed photo of a woman and a baby. The frame itself is gold and has some scuffs and chips. On the back of the frame is written "Emil Loeb" in pencil. The photograph is stamped with "Kuebeler FEC. Ludwig-Str. Darmstadt." The photograph itself is in black and white, and shows a woman looking into a bassinet at a baby, presomably Emil Loeb, dressed in white. If the baby is Emil Loeb, that would make the photograph from around 1881.
Dates: circa 1881-circa 1882
Overview This is the German ID card of Emil Loeb. The card itself is a folded fabric material. The front of the card reads "Deutsches Reich Kennkarte [identification card]" and has the letter "J" printed on it. Inside the card is a picture of Emil, along with fingerprints from his right and left index fingers ("Rechter" and "Linker Zeigefinger"). The ID card is stamped several times with a stamp from the Darmstadt Police Headquarters ("Polizeidirektion Darmstadt"), with the German eagle holding a...
Dates: 8 March 1939