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Collection Number: 05142

Collection Title: Inventory of Jay Lucien Wiener, compiler, In Their Own Words: A History of the Descendants of Mary Gross and Jacob Loeb, 1998

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Abstract The Loeb family, including Mary Gross and Jacob Loeb and their descendants, was a prominent Jewish family in Canton, Miss. Jay Lucien Wiener compiled the family history in two volumes entitled In Their Own Words: A History of the Descendants of Mary Gross and Jacob Loeb in 1998. The collection is a two-volume history of the Loeb family. Included are copies of photographs of members of the Loeb family and newspaper clippings relating events in the lives of Loeb family members, many of whom settled in Shreveport, La. Also included are written reminiscences from living descendants of the Loeb family about experiences growing up in the family and information on their lives at the time of the printing of the compilation in 1998. At the end of the second volume, there is information on Reichshoffen, France, Jacob Loeb's birthplace, as well as entries from the Loeb family Haggadot detailing Passover seders, 1882-1991. A family tree, current as of 1998, is also included.
Creator Wiener, Jay Lucien.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in Inventory of Jay Lucien Wiener, compiler, In Their Own Words: A History of the Descendants of Mary Gross and Jacob Loeb #5142-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jay Wiener of San Francisco, Calif., in 8 December 2003 (Acc. 99676)
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Jacob Loeb was born in Reichshoffen in the Alsace region of France. He emigrated to the United States after the United States Civil War, having spent the war years in Mexico. He married Mary Gross on 2 January 1866 and settled in Canton, Miss. Jacob Loeb and Mary Gross had ten children, many of whom settled in Shreveport, La. As of the printing of the family history in June 1998, there were more than 120 living descendents of Jacob Loeb and Mary Gross. Notable descendants include brothers Samuel Gross Wiener and William Wiener, architects who were among the earliest proponents of the International Style of architecture in America, and Jacques Wiener, Jr., a judge on the United States Fifth District Court of Appeals.

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The collection includes two volumes of family history materials relating to the Loeb family, a southern Jewish family descending from Jacob Loeb and Mary Gross of Canton, Miss. The contents, compiled and edited by Jay Lucien Wiener, include copies of photographs of members of the Loeb family and newspaper clippings relating events in the lives of Loeb family members, many of whom settled in Shreveport, La. Also included are written reminiscences from living descendants of the Loeb family about experiences growing up in the family and information on their lives at the time of the printing of the compilation in 1998. At the end of the second volume there is information on Reichshoffen, France, Jacob Loeb's birthplace, as well as entries from the Loeb family Haggadot detailing Passover seders, 1882-1991. A family tree, current as of 1998, is also included.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jesse Brown, December 2004

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, December 2004

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