Nanette "Nanny" Oppenheimer (Hirschhorn) (1841 - 1912)

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Birthplace: Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
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About Nanette "Nanny" Oppenheimer (Hirschhorn)

Nanny Hirschhorn (1841 - 1912) Married Eduard Oppenheimer.

Nanny, mother of the diamond king, is a daughter of Nathan and Fanny Hirschhorn who lived in Friedberg.

The family arrived in Friedberg in 1828 with Nathan's father Gottschalk Loew Hirschhorn. Prior to this date the family had lived for generations in Fauerbach, where for generations they had been soap makers. Their family name derives from this trade. (Hirschhorn is an old-fashioned chemical used in the manufacture of soap).

Nanny and Eduard had 9 children: Bernard, Gustav, Emil, Louis, Franziska, Johanna, Ernest, Otto, Eugen


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  • Edward Jessup. Ernest Oppenheimer - a Study in Power.

Appendices - History of the Hirschhorn family.

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Nanette "Nanny" Oppenheimer's Timeline

November 25, 1841
Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
December 18, 1864
Age 23
Butzbach, Hesse, Germany
July 13, 1866
Age 24
Friedberg, Hessen, Germany
September 30, 1870
Age 28
Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
May 22, 1880
Age 38
Friedberg, Bayern, Deutschland
October 24, 1912
Age 70
Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany