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Saturday, March 26, 2016

German Immigrant Louis Ottenheimer

to the antebellum period and German immigrant Louis Ottenheimer ...
After moving to Memphis from Arkansas, where he had operated a provisions store, Ottenheimer opened a store on Main Street with partner Moses Schwartz. In 1867 Ottenheimer brought his nephews, Isaac and Jacob Goldsmith, to the United States and employed them in his Memphis store. As soon as the Goldsmith brothers saved five hundred dollars they opened their own store and made twenty-five dollars the first day.

exterior, save this old house toledo old west end american foursquare

The History: In the late 1800's, Toledo's Old West End neighborhood was a place for the city's affluent bankers and factory owners to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown. The streets were lined with grand houses, including this 1897 American Foursquare, first owned by Louis and Harriet Ottenheimer, who raised their son, Jack, here. Louis worked as a vice president of a cloak manufacturing company and in the 1920's became a banker. The Great Depression ended Toledo's banking and manufacturing boom, and many houses in the Old West End, including the Ottenheimer residence, were converted to rentals. The house has been vacant for three years.

Louis Ottenheimer

Birthplace: Bonfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family: Son of Elias Lazarus Ottenheimer and Kobritsch Ottenheimer
Husband of Fanny OTTENHEIMER
Father of Dora Goldsmith; Ella Ottenheimer; Jeanette Ottenheimer; Sarah Schwab; Celia Lehman and 2 others
Brother of Pheibisch Ottenheimer; Sara "Sophie" Goldschmidt; Sophia Michael; Bertha Ottenheimer; Alexander Ottenheimer and 2 others

Immediate Family

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Louis Ottenheimer's Timeline

February 14, 1825
Bonfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
    August 23, 1855
    Age 30
    Taylor Creek, Arkansas, United States
      October 11, 1857
      Age 32
        October 21, 1859
        Age 34
          August 25, 1862
          Age 37
          Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
            September 22, 1864
            Age 39
            Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
              March 14, 1867
              Age 42
              Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
                June 7, 1871
                Age 46
                Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
                  February 6, 1896
                  Age 70
                  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA
                    Fanny Ottenheimer

                    Daughter of Isaak Schwartz and Caroline Schwartz

                    Wife of Louis Ottenheimer

                    Mother of Dora Goldsmith; Ella Ottenheimer; Jeanette Ottenheimer; Sarah Schwab and 3 others
                    Sister of Ludwig Schwartz; Sarah Schwartz; Ezechiel Schwartz; Abraham I Schwartz and 2 others
                    Half sister of Schwartz