Greetings, I am trying to access any information at all on the following folks:
M maternal great-grandfather was Jacob Oppenheim. He would have been born in Frankfurt, Germany in approximately 1857. Jacob married Ida (maiden name unknown). Ida was born in Hungary. Her birth date is unknown but it is possible that she died in El Paso, Texas on June 25, 1910. (This is an assumption as there happened to be an Ida Oppenheim listed on the same page of death records as Jacob. This Ida also died while in El Paso and the year would make sense. However, on Jacob's border crossing she is listed as his closest relative and this was in 1925 so I don't know.)
My grandfather's name (Jacob's son) was Henry Salvado Oppenheim and he was born Mar 28, 1898, in Juarez, Mexico (possibly Pino, Juarez, Mexico) and died in El Paso, Texas September 1, 1953.
Henry had two wives: The first was Virginia Molinar (1911-??). They had had two children with the possible names of Charles and Lilian.
The second wife was my grandmother Lilia Leyva (1909-1977).
I have been able to recover a copy of aborder crossing for Jacob Oppenheim. There's some good info on included on the document:
The crossing is for August 18, 1925, and it appears as though he was crossing back into Mexico via El Paso but I can't tell. It might have been the other way around as the purpose in crossing the border is listed as 'visit.'At this time, he was 68 years old.
He was examined by a Surgeon with the US Department of Public Health on August 14, 1925 and found to be afflicted with Senility (he was senile).
His distinguishing mark was a mole on his left cheek (which I also have and my mom had on her right cheek).
He is listed as a Merchant.
He was 5 foot 6 inches with a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.
Race is listed as "Hebrew"
His place of birth was Frankfurt, Germany, he can read and speaks Spanish.
At the time of his crossing, his residence was in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. However, he had been staying in El Paso since November of 1920.
The name of his nearest relative is listed as his wife, Ida Oppenheim, who is listed as also living in Juarez.
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