Baron Walter von Loe was not born in Wissen, nonetheless, he is that family member who, when looking into the relevant lexica, is listed under the name Loe.
He was born in 1828 in Allner, son to Baron Maximilian von Loe (son of Count Edmond von Loe of Wissen) and Baroness Helene von Loe, née Countess von Hatzfeld. He commenced an officer’s career, which was crowned by his appointment as General Field Marshall.
This appointment can be seen as a very special distinction, as Prussia was, at the time, ruled by the Protestants and was currently involved in an intense dispute with the Catholic Church during the cultural struggle.
Militarily, Walter – as General Field Marshall – did not have the opportunity to prove his skill in battles and military campaigns. However, he was designated by the Emperor (Wilhelm I) to hand over his reconciliation present to the Pope in Rome (Leo XIII) at the end of the said cultural struggle.
Baron Walter von Loe was married to Franziska v. Nimpsch, née Countess v. Hatzeld. They had four children. He died in 1908.