Source: North Manchester Journal, October 4, 1883
Jacob Oppenheim (1842-1883)
The death of Jacob Oppenheim occurred last Monday evening between the hours of seven and eight o'clock. His death was not altogether unexpected, although it came sooner than many thought. He had been incapacitated for business a greater part of the time for the past two years; and for the past ten weeks he has been confined to his bed the entire time. The disease of which he died was of the head; and in the past year he visited quite a number of noted specialists who operated on him. The relief afforded was but temporary.
He leaves a wife and six children to lament his death. Mr. Oppenheim has been a resident of this place for eight years during which time he has made many friends. He was a member of the Knights of Honor. It was first decided to bury him at Wabash and the services were to be conducted by Rev. Neusbaum, Jewish Minister at Wabash, yesterday morning from his late residence. Tuesday evening they decided to take his corpse to Detroit for internment, and the funeral party left on the early train yesterday morning.