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.
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.