• Baron Lothar von Faber (1817-1896) with his son Wilhelm. He will take over as successor later down the line.

    The fourth generation

The forth generation

Lothar 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.

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.