Helena M. Oppenheimer: Journey to Milwaukee #germany #usa

Richard Dassow

Data speaks for itself, but I am interested in the human side of Helen Oppenheimer.
She was my wife's grandmother.She died 2 years before my wife was born.
If I were to meet  her in person, I have about 50 questions I would ask  her.
Only a few below:
Any wisdom or insight would be greatly appreciated!

What was life like in Iserlohn, Hanover German, when she immigrated to America.
Some records say she came from Alsace-Lorraine.
Her parents occupation? Solomon Oppenheimer and Amelia Felsberg.

She came to America to supposedly marry a Jewish attorney in New York.
Was that common? Or a way to get to America.
What kind of Jewish faith did she have?
Was to meet or stay with her uncle: L. or F. Traemkel.in New York.  No record of him.
Can't find if she worked or had any job,
She did meet a man on the boat and a few years later married him. Ferdinand Weyland.
She converted to Christianity before marriage.

Any wisdom or insight would be greatly appreciated!
Richard F Dassow

Richard Dassow

Forgot to add some facts:
Helen arrived in New York June 1907.
Wonder how long she stayed in New York. With her uncle?
Did she meet the man she was to marry? Don't have a name.

Where she lived before traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and how she got there. Train, bus, etc.
Where she lived in Milwaukee.

Thanks for any insight you can give.
Richard Dassow