This is Lars Menk in Germany, postman and author of 'A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames' (2005). I've been researching the ancestry of Robert 'Psycho' BLOCH for some time. (Unfortunately I can't find out where his BLOCH family came from in Germany, probably from the Palatinate.) Here's what I found about his LOEB family - it would be great, if you could add some facts (I'd like to send this info via e-mail, if you don't mind):
6. Ferdinand Loeb, born abt. 1844 in ... , Hesse-Darmstadt. He was the son of 12. Benedick Loeb and 13. Esther Maas. He married 7. Mina ....
7. Mina ..., born Dec 1845 in ... , Baden.
Notes for Ferdinand Loeb:
emigrated to USA in 1860s; 1867 in Illinois, 1869-70 in Logan near Attica, IN, house # 256; 1874 in Ohio; 1880 in Attica, IN;disappeared when Stella was still a little girl (abt. 1888); one Ferdinand LOEB, b. Nov 1846 in Germany, emigr. 1868, was living as farmhand with Annie BOSS (b. 1863 in Missouri, farmer) in Benton, Missouri in 1900
Occupation: Rabbi, shoemaker (1870), peddler (1880)
Notes for Mina ...:
emigrated to USA in 1862; both parents born in Germany; 1900 widow, with daughter Esther in Chicago
Children of Ferdinand Loeb and Mina ... are:
i. Benjamin "Bennie" Loeb, born in ... , OH; died Jul 1966 in Chicago, IL 60640.
Occupation: owner of a lumberyard
ii. Esther Loeb, born Oct 1867 in ... , IL; died 1915 in Chicago, IL; married Herman Falkenstein; born Jun 1866 in ... , Germany.
Notes for Esther Loeb:
had a settlement house in Chicago
Occupation: social worker
Notes for Herman Falkenstein:
immigrated to USA in 1881; 1900 in 766 N Palmen Ave., WestChicago
Occupation: contractor (1900)
iii. Lee (Leon) Loeb, born abt. 1869 in ... , IN; married Elizabeth ...; born abt. 1872 in ... , Missouri.
Notes for Lee (Leon) Loeb:
"He left home in his teens and the family never heard from him again." (Robert Bloch). 1910: Leon LOEB, 40, b. in Illinois (both parents from Germany); show in New Orleans, LA, 3431 Dauphin St.; m. ca. 1903:Elizabeth, 37, b. in Missouri (both parents from Germany); children (b. in Missouri): Elizabeth, 4; Estelle, 41920: Lee LOEB, 50, b. in Indiana (both parents from Germany); salesman in investments in Nampa City, Idaho, wife: Elizabeth,49, b. in Missouri (both parents from Bavaria); children:Elizabeth, 14, b. in Missouri; Estelle, 14, b. in Missouri; Leon J., 7, b. in Florida 1930: Lee LOEB, 60, b. in Indiana (both parents from Germany); salesman in "hosiery" (?) in Los Angeles, CA, 2683 Moss Ave.; m. ca. 1897: Elizabeth, 58, b. in Bavaria; sc. 1873 in the USA; clerk in a café; children: Elizabeth, 24; Estelle, 24; Leon J.,18, b. in Florida
3 iv. Stella Loeb, born 28 Jul 1880 in Attica, IN
v. Gertrude Loeb, born 10 Aug 1882 in ? Attica, IN; died 15 Jan 1973 in Arriola, CO 81321.
1900 in Chicago with sister Esther
With kind regards and Shalom,