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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.