Otto Oppenheimer of San Francisco #usa #general #germany

Oliver Marshall

My grandparents – Siegfried and Klara Rosenberg – left Frankfurt in late May 1941 for the US. According to JDC/Transmigration Bureau records, Otto Oppenheimer (of 2235 Laguna Street, San Francisco) deposited funds towards my grandparents' travel costs. 

I am interested in learning more about Otto Oppenheimer. (He doesn't appear to be directly related to my grandparents but he may, like my grandfather, have originally been from Hessen.) What was Otto Oppenheimer's own background? When did he arrive in the US and what did he do in San Francisco? Did helped many others to escape Germany for the US?

Thank you!

Oliver Marshall

London – England

The Becker's Email

Otto Oppenheimer b. 8 July 1884 Camberg, Hesse, Germany per his naturalization papers (and his German birth record)..  He was a merchant.  He and his wife Irma arrived in the US in 1934 from Mexico.  His parents were Lazarus Oppenheimer and Bettchen Mayer.  Information on him is available on both and Ancestry.  He died June 1958 and his death notice provides no details.  No children. 

Johanna Becker
Newport, Rhode Island