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Oppenheimer Family Genealogy

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  • Sir Bernard Oppenheimer (1866 - 1921)
    Sir Bernard Oppenheimer, 1st Baronet (13 February 1866–13 June 1921) was a South African-British diamond merchant and philanthropist. Sources Wikipedia article on Sir Bernard Oppenheimer (in Engl...
  • Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, SV/PROG (1880 - 1957)
    describes re Ernest: "His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. He underwent a spiritual crisi...
  • Lady Caroline "Ina" Magdalen Oppenheimer, SM (b. - 1971)
    Caroline Magdalen Harvey1 F, #547051, d. 2 February 1971 Last Edited=23 Nov 2012 Caroline Magdalen Harvey was the daughter of Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd Bt. and Emily Blanche Murray.2 She marri...
  • Bridget Oppenheimer (1921 - 2013)
    Bridget Oppenheimer was born Bridget McCall. During a later WW II tour of service on Robben Island in South Africa, Oppenheimer met Bridget McCall, a young officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Servi...

This project is designed to collect research information on the enormously wealthy Oppenheimer Anglo American gold and De Beers diamond mining dynasty in South Africa.

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http://www.geni.com/discussions/101469?msg=746087:

http://thepeerage.com/p8396.htm#i83957 (Bernard's wife's family)


There's a picture of Sir Ernest at http://www.brenthurst.org.za/sirernestprofile.cfm

1. According to http://www.brenthurst.org.za/sirernestprofile.cfm

Sir Ernest Oppenheimer also had a brother, Louis Oppenheimer.

2. The children of Harry Frederick Oppenheimer

See http://www.brenthurst.org.za/aboutlibrary.cfm Mary Slack and Nicky Oppenheimer

3. http://www.brenthurst.org.za/nfoppenheimer.cfm Nicky = Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer Wife Strilli (daughter of Helli Lasch) Son Jonathan


Emmanuel (Mannie) Jacobson, a gold prospector, was involved in the discovery of gold in the Orange Free State on a farm known as Aandenk. A monument has been erected by the Historical Commission on this site as a mark of the first borehole and names those individuals that were involved in mining gold at Aandenk. (Unfortunately my father and his partner ran out of money with only 400 feet short of reaching payable gold!). Ernest was approached to invest in their company Wit Extensions as it was called, and the borehole was taken over by Anglo American (Oppenheimers) in 1945.

Mannie and Ernest Oppenheimer are both featured in two books: The Historical Monuments of South Africa and the Gold Miners of South Africa, the latter giving the history of the gold miners from 1885 - 1961. Harry Oppenheimer is also featured, however to a lesser extent.

Sir Ernest's first wife, Mary, died about twenty years ago: he is now married to the widow of his nephew, who was the son of his brother Bernard. The nephew was named Sir Michael Oppenheimer, so Sir Ernest's wife, who was Miss Caroline Harvey, has been Lady Oppenheimer twice. The fact that her son by her first husband is in his turn Sir Michael Oppenheimer, and that his wife is thus also Lady Oppenheimer, doesn't make matters any easier for a newcomer to the Oppenheimer family circle.

http://www.farlang.com/diamonds/hahn-diamond/page_163


http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3435000137.html describes re Ernest:

His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. Ernest underwent a spiritual crisis because of these losses, and converted to Christianity that year. A few months later, he wed Caroline "Ina" Harvey, daughter of an English baron and widow of his nephew Michael, who had died in a 1933 plane crash.


Sir Bernard's daughter married a Mostyn Owen

See http://thepeerage.com/p8396.htm#i83958

and

http://www.geni.com/search?names=mostyn+owen

There are some definite matches there - in particular Arthur and Charles and Roger.

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