Wilhelm von Faber marries Bertha, the daughter of Eberhard Faber, in 1876. The couple has two sons and three daughters. The sons die in infancy.
Hedwig, Ottilie and Sophie von Faber attend a boarding school for "young ladies" in Munich.
Ottilie's brothers Lothar and Alfred do not survive infections. This marks the end of the male line of the Faber family.
After his business training at a Swiss boarding school, Wilhelm von Faber takes a role in the family company. He is given power of attorney in 1876. His business trips take him to Russia and America.
Baron Wilhelm von Faber has a close connection with nature. He loves retreating to his hunting lodge near Nuremberg to hunt for deer. And it is here, in his favourite place, that he meets his tragic end long before his time.