Source: North Manchester Journal, August 29, 1889
Ben Oppenheim, of Andrews, who will open a clothing store in Ulrey's new room as soon as it is completed, will move his family to this city in a few days. We extend them a cordial welcome to the city and trust they may never regret the step they have taken in locating here.
...The Famous Clothing House of B.E. Oppenheim has a line of ladies fine shoes which will be closed out at any price as he does not intend to handle them. There are some big bargains in this lot. Call and see them.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 5, 1893
The Wabash Plain Dealer says that the case of Jacob Oppenheim vs Michael Snideman, which was taken to Kosciusko county on change of venue from the Wabash circuit court comes up for hearing next Monday. The above case is one of thirty-four which has grown out of the failure B.E. Oppenheim of North Manchester, and the transfer of his stock of clothing and gents' furnishing goods, to his brother.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 12, 1893
The suit of Jacob Oppenheim against Sheriff Williams, which took so many witnesses from this city to Warsaw last week, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, who was awarded possession of the stock of goods and one dollar damages. This throws the cost upon the defendant.
Source: North Manchester Journal, March 6, 1902
Little Ben Oppenheim Acquitted.
Word reached here a few days ago that B.E. Oppenheim, formerly of this city and known as "Little Ben", was acquitted of the charge of arson in court at Danville, Ill., last Friday. For some years past Oppenheim has been running a general store at Hoopeston, Ill. A few months ago fire broke out one night in his store and completely destroyed it with several other buildings. Some people thought there were some suspicious circumstances about the fire and had him arrested on the charge of arson. It seems that the evidence against him was not very strong and he was able to easily secure an acquittal. A dispatch says: "One hundred witnesses were sworn at one time for the defense. The chief evidence offered today by the state was that during the fire from eight to a dozen explosions or discharges similar to a shot gun or giant firecracker were heard. The defense will rest its case chiefly on the fact that Oppenheim was in good circumstances, that his stock was worth more than the insurance and his general good reputation."