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  • Ottilie, called Tilly, becomes heiress of the estate after the death of her grandfather Lothar at the age of 19. Her grandmother, Baroness Ottilie von Faber, is the heiress of the company.

    Ottilie von Faber

The sixth generation

Countess Ottilie and Count Alexander von Faber-Castell

Lothar von Faber's oldest granddaughter Ottilie marries Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in 1898.

A new family crest: Faber-Castell

Lothar von Faber stipulated that the name "Faber" must be retained if the heiress to the company were to marry. When Baroness Ottilie marries Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, the new family name therefore becomes Count and Countess von Faber-Castell.

Two sisters marry

Countess Ottilie (right) with her sister Hedwig

Ottilie's youngest sister Hedwig also marries a Count zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, the brother of Count Alexander von Faber-Castell.

Marriage of Baroness Hedwig von Faber-Castell to Count Wolfgang zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, 1903

In front of the villa in Stein, the wedding party appears with the bride and groom Countess Hedwig and Count Wolfgang zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in the centre, on the left behind them in the dark dress is Countess Ottilie.