Short Biography of Herbert Eugen Esche

Herbert Esche was born in Chemnitz on 27th July 1874 as the third child of a factory-owning family, originally from Limbach.

 

1898

Esche entered the paternal stocking manufacturing company Moritz Samuel Esche

1899

Marriage to Johanna Luise Koerner (1879 – 1911), daughter of a Chemnitz-based ink manufacturing company

1900

Birth of their son, Hans-Herbert Esche

1902/03

Planning and construction of Villa Esche

1903

Birth of their daughter, Erdmute Margarete

1905

Esche was visited at his private residence by the Norwegian painter and graphic artist, Eduard Munch: seven portraits and a landscape originated from this time

1911

Death of Johanna Esche. Herbert Esche did not marry again

1945

Herbert Esche left Chemnitz1Herbert Esche left Chemnitz

1946-1962

He lived in Küsnacht/Switzerland with his daughter

1962

Herbert Esche died there at 88 years of age

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