By John L. Loeb, Jr., Kathy L. Plotkin, Margaret Loeb Kempner, and Judith E. Endelman with an introduction by Eli N. Evans
Eight generations of a prominent American Jewish family unfold in this captivating biography of Adeline Moses Loeb. Combining lively stories by family members with archival and genealogical research, this book is a glowing portrait of Adeline, the daughter of a successful banker, and the family that shaped her. Part one recounts Adeline’s early life in Alabama and St. Louis, Missouri, and her move to New York after she married Carl M. Loeb, founder of the legendary Wall Street firm of Loeb Rhoades. In part two, Adeline’s grandson, John L. Loeb, Jr., describes the family’s close relationship with the Sons of the Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as many national exhibits of early Jewish life sponsored by the Loeb family and the enthusiastic public response. Finally, in part three, historian Judith Endelman chronicles the lineage of the Moses family dating back to the 1600s.