Carl Ludwig Leimbach (A 81)
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Information on Carl Leimbach can be found in the family book compiled by Otto-Georg Richter (F 9433):
Carl Ludwig Leimbach (A 81), born 18.05.1844 in Treysa, married 07.10.1869 in Schmalkalden to Ida Justine Emilie Münch, died 30.12.1905 in Hannover.
He then [...] transferred to the lower third of the grammar school in Marburg, passed the matriculation examination there in March 1862 and dedicated himself to the study of theology and philology at the university there; passed the theological faculty examination on 16.05.1866 and the so-called ecclesiastical Tentamen at the end of May; [...] was from 01.08.1869 active as a teacher at the Realgymnasium in Schmalkalden and advanced there up to the III. ordinary teacher. After he passed the exam pro fac. Docendi at the Königliche Wissenschaftlichen Prüfungsungskommission zu Marburg and acquired the dignity of the theological Licenciatur zu Erlangen on 03.02.1874, he followed a call to Hannover, where he joined Michaelis in 1874 as an ordinary teacher at the I. Realschule I.O.; in 1875 he was promoted by the Königliches Rheinischen Provinzialschul-kollegium to the I. ordentliche Lehrerstelle at the I. Realschule I.O. in Berlin by the Geheimer Oberregierungsrat Dr. Staudter.
There he taught literature and religion at several higher daughter schools and then followed a call to Goslar, where on 27.06.1877 the magistrate appointed him director of Realschule I at the suggestion of the Provinzialschulkollegium zu Hannover. Order had chosen. [...] In September 1895 he was appointed to the Provinzial-Schulrat in Silesia and confirmed as such by the Landesherrlich, his transfer to Breslau took place in October of that year; in 1900 he was transferred from Breslau to the Provinzialschulkollegium in Hannover, and in 1903 he was given the character of Privy Government Councillor.
In addition to teaching, Carl was also active in many literary fields, first as a co-worker and from 1874 to 1888 as the responsible editor of the "Christliche Schulboten" (Christian School Messenger) founded by his father. In 1888 he gave up the newspaper to Michaelis in order to pave the way for the newly founded "Deutsche Lehrerzeitung". At the end of 1887, after 7 years of existence, he had had the weekly paper "Unser Feierabend" or "Des Lehrers Feierabend", which he had founded, published in order to relieve himself. At the first German Protestant school congress in Frankfurt am Main he was elected president, prepared and chaired the 4 following congresses in Kassel, Stuttgart, Hanover and Barmen, then resigned from the presidency at the 5th congress, but was appointed honorary president of the following school congresses.
His literary activity was manifold: He acquired the dignity of the theological license by the Latin dissertation: "De non-nullis locis Tertulliani ad sacram coenam pertinentibus" from the University of Erlangen, the philosophical doctorate by a dissertation "De Commodiani carmen apologeticum adversus Gentes et Ja-daeos" from the University of Rostock on 31.12.1874 awarded. Both dissertations were published in German; those under the title "Beiträge zur Abendmahlslehre Tertullians" (Gotha, F. A. Perthes 1874), and those in 1871 as a programme of the higher civic school in Schmalkalden. Later in Hanover he also developed an extensive literary activity, especially in the periodical "Haus und Schule", which he published; works of theological, pedagogical and literary-historical content were partly published in several editions.
He was the founder of the correspondence journal of the Bernbeck family and editor from April 1876 to 01.10.1878, then from 01.05. to July 1879, finally from May 1883 to June 1884; president of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th-12th Family Day. On the family day in August 1905 the presidency was transferred to him for the last time. Once again the proven and actually indispensable president of these conferences was allowed to inspire the family with his fresh, distinctive and heart-winning speech and to impress upon it the great task of making the value of the past clear to the future.
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