Source: News-Journal, Thursday, January 21, 1926

Nettie (Kahn) Oppenheim (1869-1926)


Mrs. Ben Oppenheim died this morning shortly after ten o'clock at the hospital in Fort Wayne where she had been taking treatment for some time. It had been known that her condition was serious for some weeks, but there had been times during the past couple or three weeks when there was reason to hope that she could recover. No particulars of the death or funeral arrangements had been received here today at the time of going to press.

Mrs. Oppenheim was about 55 years of age, and is survived by her husband, one son, Jean J. Oppenheim, a brother, Gus Kahn of Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. Miriam Steckler, who is now on her way here from California.

Source: News-Journal, January 25, 1926


The funeral service of Mrs. Benjamin Oppenheim was held at the home of her son, Jean J. Oppenheim on North Wayne street Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rabbi Markowitz of Fort Wayne, and the burial was had in the Jewish cemetery at the western edge of Wabash, where her parents are buried.

The news of her death Thursday at Fort Wayne came as a shock to her friends in this city, for while they had known that her condition was serious, yet it had not been thought that the end would come so soon. It was only during the last 24 hours of her life that those about her saw that the change was coming so rapidly. Death came quietly about 10:30 at the Fort Wayne hospital. The body was brought to North Manchester to the home of her son.

Mrs. Oppenheim, whose maiden name was Netty Kahn, was the daughter of Marx Kahn and wife and spent her early life in Wabash, her parents residing in that city. She was married about 35 years ago to Benjamin Oppenheim, and lived in this city continuously thereafter until a little over a year ago when they took apartments in Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health for some time.

Mrs. Oppenheim is survived by her husband, Benjamin Oppenheim, one son Jean J. Oppenheim, a sister Mrs. Miriam K. Steckler of San Francisco, and a brother, Gus Kahn. also two grand children.