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 Eberhard Faber
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Eberhard Faber

  • Birth 6 Dec 1822 Stein, Fürther Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 2 Mar 1879 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Cenotaph New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 2943

Businessman. Born into a family who had been in the pencil-making business since 1761, he moved to New York City in 1848 and opened his first pencil factory on 42nd Street near the East River, which was destroyed in a fire in 1872, then he built a bigger factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Faber was the first pencil manufacturer to put rubber erasers on his pencils. This is a cenotaph monument. His actual burial place is at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Bio by: The Historian


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eberhard Faber (6 Dec 1822–2 Mar 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2943, citing Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .