The names LOEB, LÖB, LEVI, LOW, and other variations stemmed from the
German der Loewe (lion). [See Die Familiennamen der Juden in Deutschland by
Kessler (trans. ARNSTEIN) in Stammbaum, Nos. 6 and 7,
Dec. 1995.] According to another source, the name LOEB or Löb comes
from die Liebe (love).
The Bohemian (Moravian) Rabbi HERZ was apparently a LOEB ancestor.
Thus, LOEB could be a translation of Heart (lev in Hebrew).
The name LÖB was a popular first name in Southern Germany during the
1700s and when Napoleon required the adoption of surnames, many
unrelated people simply converted their patronymics of Löb into
There is a town Loebau in Prussia east of Dresden near the Polish border. This
could be another source of the name.
Samuel LOEB (born 1834), Butcher, married Mina WOLF
(b. Braunsbach, d. Bad Nauheim).
Obituary of Mina WOLF (on right): On the Second Day of Passover,
with numerous participation of different confessions from near and far, the mortal remains of the wife of the restorer Samuel Loeb,
who is famous in wide circles, were directed from here to the last resting place.
The deceased was born "Wolf" from Braunsbach, in the area of Württemberg and reached the age of 55 years.
This pious and noble woman, that was snatched from her family so unexpectedly, belonged to that kind of women who become fewer and rarer in these days.
She was the crown, the ornament and the shine of her home. She combined in herself in a very rare way the virtues of home life,
simplicity, modesty and unpretentiousness with the most devoted love and the most self-sacrificing care for husband and children
and actuated the deepest piousness with such unlimited silent charity; with one word, she was - just like king Solomon says - an eshet chayil (woman of valor).
Her good name has secured her a permanent monument in our center. May she achieve the rewarding she deserves for her good works on the other side in rich dimensions.
May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.
They had two children:
Jonas LOEB (b. 14 March 1864 Bad Nauheim, d. 16 January 1939 heart attack) married (22 April 1895) Nette RIES
(b. 15 October
1868 in Michelbach on the Lucke, d. 15 April 1930 Bad Nauheim).
(Norbert LOEB has birth certificates.) (Nette
RIES's brother and nephew owned the Hotel Ulmann in Frankfurt. Relatives in
the RIES family established a textile retail chain out of Cleveland, Ohio, and a
gourmet chocolate company.)
Photo is of the marriage of Sally LOEB and Nora LEVITTE (around 1920).
Jonas LOEB and Nette RIES are seated to the right of the groom.
Norbert LOEB is probably the child on the left seated on the floor.
Jeanette DANNENBERG and Julius LOEB are standing in the middle of the back row.
Jonas LOEB and Nette RIES owned and managed the LOEB's Promenaden Hotel in Bad Nauheim on Alicenstrasse
from Fürstenstrasse to Aliceplatz, across Alicenplatz from the park.
Translation of Newspaper Announcement of the Hotel:
Bad Nauheim. Hotelier Jonas Loeb, bought the estate of Mr. “Geheimer Medizinalrat” Dr. Abeé
[the title "Medizinalrat" used to be awarded for outstanding contributions to medicine] at the Alicenplace
and will build a large first-class Hotel there, which is equipped with all luxuries of the new age.
They sold the Hotel probably around 1920 when they started Villa Irene (hotel,
boarding house) also in Bad Nauheim. Villa Irene was taken over by the Nazis.
A court later sold the hotel and awarded the proceeds to Jonas's heirs.
He had been in
Frankfurt after selling the LOEB's Promenaden-Hotel in the resort town of
Nette and Jonas were both buried in Bad Nauheim.
Obituary of Nette RIES:
Bad Nauheim, 23rd of April. The joy of celebration changed into mourning for one of the most respected families of our community.
Mrs. Nettel Löb, born Ries, a lady of fortune who was especially concerned about building the Synagogue,
the wife of highly regarded Mr. Jonas Löb, went from here and on Thursday (during the intermediate days of the festival of Passover –
it was the 17th of April 1930) was laid to rest.
Who of the prominent bathing guests, even from leading circles of the Hungarian and German Orthodox Judaism,
didn’t know the hospitable House Löb,
in which they could indulge their recreation for weeks with full trust that was justified also in religious relations for many decades!
And from the women in the tent you will be blessed. The “Woman in the Tent”, it was primarily her who with an active spirit and tireless
hands, permeated by her responsibility, managed all that in the best way. As a truly modest woman,
she was a role model also for her other sisters in the community.
May Hashem give his solace to the husband and the two sons. May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.
Jonas LOEB and Nette RIES had two children.
- Julius (Yitzhak) LOEB
Salomon (Sally) (Ernst) LOEB
(b. 28 June 1898, d. Dec. 1956)
married Nora LEVITTE
(b. September 19, 1902, d. Apr. 1993).
Nora was related to the RIES family. They lived in Terre
Haute and New York.
Sally was very scrupulous about kashrut. He carried his own utensils and
ordered only hard boiled eggs at a restaurant. During the 1940 census he lived
at 618 1/2 South Fifth, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana.
For information: Contact Nora's niece
ElsieADLER at aol.com
who was kind enough to share with me Nora's collection
of old family photos.
- Margot (Margie, Margaret) LOEB
(b. 19 October 1924, d. 2 May 2003)
- Louise LOEB married LENTE
- Elsa LOEB married LENTE
Julius (Yitzhak) LOEB (b. 13 Feb. 1896 Bad Nauheim, Germany, d. 12 Sep. 1932 = 11 Elul, Frankfurt, Germany) married (1921)
Jeanette (Anne, Hebrew: Shprintz) DANNENBERG (pictured to the right).
His cousin Julius
OPPENHEIMER from Koenig offered a furniture set a dowry for the marriage.
They had two sons Norbert Hans and
Stephen Gunther upon whom Julius doted as a loving
father until his untimely death.
somewhat adventurous. (Not many people traveled by plane in 1930 as
he did in a Ford Trimotor.) He loved skiing, was an expert chess player.
He loved to drive, and shared a car with three other families. Tragically, his
adventurous spirit may have led him to his death in 1932.
Julius tried to mount a moving streetcar, was severely injured, but lingered for seven weeks.
Jonas LOEB set up Julius LOEB, his brother Sally,
DANNENBERG in a joint venture crystal factory around 1923. The
venture did well until their Czech craftsman left with the money, and they went out of business around
1926. Julius then became salesman for the Czech shirt factory "Max SCHWARTZ
Nachfulger" which was bought out in 1930. Julius then became a sales
representative selling shirts and neckties. His wife Anne continued this
work after his untimely death.
Julius had no college education but loved poetry, wrote love poems and was
consulted as an authority on Goethe.
Julius was very thoughtful, had a large circle of friends. People in the family
and neighborhood turned to him to help settle their disputes.
Julius and Sally
were Fierce competitors and close and loving brothers.
Julius LOEB's cousin Amanda (Miriam) FLORSHEIM
introduced Anne to her husband Gustav (Gedaliah) OPPENHEIMER's
Carl OPPENHEIMER. Following this shiduch,
Jeanette DANNENBERG remarried (14 Dec. 1934)
(b. January 1, 1895 Hemsbach, Germany, d. 4 Jan 1980 = 15 Tevet Chicago, Illinois, buried Oakridge Jewish Cemetery, Block #33, Lot #59).
Carl OPPENHEIMER was self-educated, and lived in rural Hemsbach. Was partner in
KAHN & OPPENHEIMER at Bahnhofsplatz 8, Frankfurt from around 1929. He enjoyed to follow politics.
Carl loved opera and could recite the Wagner operas.
In 1936, Anne and Carl visited the United States in order to ask various relatives for an affidavit required to immigrate to the
United States. The affidavit was produced thanks to Carl's brother Jakob (Jack) OPPENHEIMER,
Julius OPPENHEIMER and Arthur STERN from Kansas
City. They sent their eldest son Norbert Hans LOEB ahead first to the United States
where he lived in Toledo with Carl's sister Rebecka OPPENHEIMER.
In 1938, Carl, Anne and their youngest son Stephen Gunther LOEB escaped Nazi Germany.
Carl and Gustav OPPENHEIMER founded OPPENHEIMER Brothers in Chicago (Later OPPENHEIMER
- Norbert Hans LOEB (b. 30 March 1922 Frankfurt, Germany)
He escaped Nazism to Toledo, Ohio via a friend of the family in Belgium at age 16 in 1938,
six months before the rest of the family due to a rumor that Jewish teenagers
would be placed in forced work camps. This person was a Nazi who apparently
didn't like what was going on. He contacted Oma & Opa and made
arrangements with the proviso that his name never be mentioned & he never
helped get Norbert out of Germany. At the train station a couple of SS
officers were about to search Norbert & his bag. The good Nazi told
them not to waste their time--what's the Jew-boy going to have. He took
the train the Belgium ( I don't know where.) where he stayed a couple of
weeks. He sailed to New York on a Nazi ship. He moved to Toleda and became a shoe salesman and then took a course for Dr. Scholl's.
As a teenager, he worked in the shoes industry for Titkies, Marshall Fields, and Dr. Scholl's.
Norbert first married (October 1944) Florence ASKOW
(b. 16 Aug. 1917 Chicago, d. 3 June 1993) daughter of
Anna Esther KRASK (b. Breslau) and Nathan ASKOW.
Anna and her family came to Chicago in the
early 1900s. Anna and Nathan were married in
Chicago February 1914. Florence's last lived in Rockville, Maryland.
After his first marriage, Norbert worked for his in-laws' bakery, and
then founded his own business selling bakery supplies.
Florence and Norbert had a daughter:
Norbert and Florence were divorced, and Norbert became a leading
salesman at OPPENHEIMER Brothers.
Joan Dee (Hannah) LOEB
(b. 7 December 1945)
married (7 December 1968 Beachwood, Ohio)
Larry Alan O'DAY
(b. 27 November 1947) (loday at velaw.com). They live in the Washington area.
Changed spelling of last name to ODAY in 1969
when Larry converted to Judaism.
- Joy Michelle (Simchah Michaela bat
Norbert remarried (30 June 1957) Phyllis LIFTON
(b. 29 Dec. 1928 Detroit, Michigan) daughter of
Morris LIFTON and Fanny BERLIN.
Phyllis and Norbert live in the Cleveland area near their daughter Judith
and son Jim and their families.
- Judith Mira (Judith Mindl) (Judy) LOEB
(b. 30 November 1959) married (29 March 1981)
- Jeremy (Shmuel Yosef) KLEIN
(b. 29 August 1984)
- Jamie (Sprintze) KLEIN
(b. 17(?) December 1987)
- James (Jim) Marc LOEB (b. 20 November 1964
Beachwood, Ohio) jjloeb at aol.com
married (25 July 1997)
They live in Solon,
- Jason Lewis LOEB (b. 19 Feb. 2002)
- Jonathan LOEB (b. 27 July 2004)
Stephen Gunther LOEB
(Hebrew: Shmuel Menahem) email@example.com, was born
19 July 1928,
Frankfurt on Main, Germany named
Günter Manfred Stefan LOEB.
His name was Americanized to Stephen Gunther LOEB upon
his immigration to U.S. Stephen LOEB
graduated Roosevelt University in Business Administration.
He followed his father as
President of OPPENHEIMER Brothers Inc. Founded S. LOEB & Co. and
Collegiate Delmar Group. Stephen married (14 August 1960 Chicago)
(Sarah Rachel) STARR, University of Chicago
school math teacher, University of Chicago Lab School (born 27
September 1934 Chicago, d. 3 June 2005 = 25 Iyar, Chicago,
Monday, June 6, 2005, Oakridge Jewish Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Block #42, Lot #48).
memorial page. Stephen and Sarane were introduced to each other by
Sara SCHMIDT at the University of Chicago.
Stephen remarried (27 May 2007 Skokie, Illinois)
Charlotte MILLER, widow of Herb GLASS.
[For more details about this branch of the family please consult
Family web page maintained by David LOEB.]
David Jerome (Yitzak David) LOEB, Managing Director,
Intellicorp, (born 14 September 1961, Chicago)
Married (19 June 1989, Saratoga, California)
to Maureen O'GRADY
(b. 18 Dec 19??)
Former executive at US Robotics. Real Estate Agent in Reno.
"David LOEB, who has served IntelliCorp during the
past year as
Director of the G.T.E. project ($2,360,000 profit in 1994Q4), has been
appointed Managing Director, Consulting
and Training Services. Prior to joining the Company,
David, who began his
career at the I.B.M. Research Lab in Yorktown Heights, held
consulting management positions at software companies such
as AI Corp." (Intellicorp 1994 4th quarter report)
Robert Mark (Moshe Reuven) LOEB
robert.loeb at usdoj.gov
(born 1 May 1963, Chicago) lawyer. He studied law at Washington University (1984-1985) and
University of Chicago (1985-1987) and served at the Department of
Justice (1987-2013) representing U. S. government in civil lawsuits before
the Circuit and Supreme Courts.
Robert LOEB won the John MARSHALL Award for the Handling of Appeals.
In 2013, Robert became a partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Robert married (3 September 1989 New Haven) to
Julia Dvora SACHS (b. 27 Sept. 1966)
daughter of Ruth and Daniel SACHS firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia studied at the University of Chicago (1984-1988, BA in Behavioral Sciences).
They live in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Daniel Elliott (Daniyel Elhanon) LOEB (born 19 January 1966, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois),
(Michael Reese Hospital no longer exists. It was closed in 2008 and demolished in 2009.)
Dan attended Caltech where he and David GOLDREICH were
members of the Caltech Bayit, and did his graduate work at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology under the direction of
Prof. Gian-Carlo ROTA (b. 27 Apr. 1932 Vigovano, Italy,
d. 18 Apr. 1999 Cambridge, Massachusettes).
aeronautical engineer, designed an
autonomous boat for the Port of Bordeaux as her
control theory from the Physics Department of the Université de
Bordeaux. (See CV.)
Dan worked six years at the University of Bordeaux's departments of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Dan now works in Statistical Arbitrage at Susquehanna
- Gabrielle Jeanette (Gavriella
Shprintz) LOEB (born 8 April 1991 Bordeaux, France)
Named after her great-grandmother Jeanette OPPENHEIMER
Gabrielle was a French major at Princeton University with a minor in
Gabby competed for the Princeton
Ballroom Dance Club.
Gabby is Vice-President of the Princeton
She is attending Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons (Manhatan, New York).
Jonathan Maïmon (Yonatan Mimoun) LOEB
(b. 2 February 1994 Bordeaux, France)
Named after his great-grandfather Mimoun BERDUGO.
Jonathan attended Lower Merion High School and is going to Drexel University.
Jonathan is a passionate Macintosh user and has created the Macheads 101 website
which produces free instructional videos for Apple users.
In elementary school, Jonathan was the curator of
The Rocking Rock Museum located in his bedroom.
Jonathan is also a biking enthusiast.
His longest ride so far was the 35 mile Covered Bridges
Ride in Bucks County and 63 mile American Cancer Society ride.
Benjamin Zelig LOEB (b. 28 April 1999 in Wynnewood, PA)
Named after his great-grandfather Rabbi Selig STARR and
uncle Rabbi David Benyamin ben Zelig (Donald STARR).
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
and now attends Lower Merion High School.
(Photos of birth and brit milah and
Benjamin enjoys games (Chess, Magic, Settlers, Dominion, ...), ballroom dancing competitions
He is a classmate and friend of Lev COHEN.
Rachel Sarah LOEB (b. 22 May 2006 Bryn Mawr, PA). Named after
her grandmother Sarane
Rochelle LOEB née STARR.
Rachel attends elementary school at the Stern Branch of the
Perelman Jewish Day School.
Hospital and home pictures.
Simchat Bat Celebration,
Daniel E. LOEB, eMail: