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.
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.
|Birthplace:||Bonfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, 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
Brother of Pheibisch Ottenheimer; Sara "Sophie" Goldschmidt; Sophia Michael; Bertha Ottenheimer; Alexander Ottenheimer
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Daughter of Isaak Schwartz and Caroline Schwartz
Wife of Louis Ottenheimer
Mother of Dora Goldsmith; Ella Ottenheimer; Jeanette Ottenheimer; Sarah Schwab
Sister of Ludwig Schwartz; Sarah Schwartz; Ezechiel Schwartz; Abraham I Schwartz
Half sister of