Lothar Faber elevated to peerage
Over the years, Lothar Faber received numerous medals and awards in recognition of his outstanding social and economic services to the community. In 1862, King Maximilian II of Bavaria bestowed on him a life peerage, and three years later appointed him councillor to the Bavarian crown. The French emperor Napoleon III sent a commission to Stein in 1867 to inspect the establishments for the welfare of the Faber workers, which were considered exemplary. The delegates were so impressed that the emperor created Lothar von Faber a chevalier (knight) of the Légion d’Honneur. In 1881 he was raised to the hereditary peerage.