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Theodor Esche (1817–1873)

Theodor Esche (born April 3, 1817 in Limbach , † April 3, 1873 in Chemnitz ) was a German textile entrepreneur and politician.

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The son of the Limbach hosiery manufacturer Moritz Samuel Esche (1785-1854) and great-grandson of Johann Esche (1682-1752), who is considered the founder of stocking knitting in Saxony, took over the father's company in 1843 together with his brother Julius Esche . In 1853 they built the first "closed establishment" for stocking knitting, employing 110 workers. There was also a finishing facility for 60 workers on site. In 1863 the ash tree, assessed as "moderately conservative", was elected to the second chamber of the Saxon state parliament as representative of the manor owners of the Erzgebirge district . From 1859 Eduard Wiede was a partner and after Julius Esche's death in 1867 his son Eugen became a co-owner of the company, which was relocated to Chemnitz in 1870 because of the more favorable railway connection to Zwickau . The Limbach company was sold and continued under the name Conradi & Friedemann . Esche was the owner of the Lauterbach manor .

Theodor Esche was one of the founders of a technical school in Limbach. He also donated a capital of 150,000 marks to the Theodor-Esche-Stiftung , which was proven to " support needy school-age children from Chemnitz and young people from Chemnitz or Limbach to obtain a higher general education " at least until the 1920s the Realschule Chemnitz, the Royal Higher Trade School Chemnitz , the associated foremen and building trade school or the Limbach hosiery school was distributed.


  • Stadtarchiv Chemnitz (ed.): From André to Zöllner - 125 biographies on Chemnitz history , Chemnitz 1998, p. 28.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Siegfried Sieber : Studies on the industrial history of the Erzgebirge. Böhlau 1967, p. 51.
  2. ^ Andreas Neemann: Landtag and politics in the reaction time - Saxony 1849 / 50-1866 . Droste: Düsseldorf, 2000, p. 187.
  3. ^ Christian Winkler: The Schoenberg stocking knitting. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on February 6, 2016 ; accessed on February 6, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Universitätsarchiv Chemnitz, Findbuch Foundation files, inventory 107 (PDF; 642 kB), accessed on February 6, 2016