Rev. Paul Gotthilf Loeber, pictured lower middle) died on March 7, 1960. His father and grandfather were Lutheran pastors. His grandfather, Gotthold, was the first pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. His father, Christoph Heinrich, was the second pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna. His son, Paul Edward Loeber was a chaplain during WWII, and his grandson, Walter, was also a pastor and at last report was living in Concordia, Missouri. That makes a progression of five consecutive generations of Loeber men who were Lutheran pastors. Rev. Paul Gotthilf spent most of his ministry in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is buried there.
None of Walter’s sons became a pastor, although one of them was a church musician, so the string is broken.
The photo is part of an ongoing exhibit at the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum that highlights the Loeber family.