Edwin OPPLER (b. 18 June 1831 Oels, d. 6 Sep. 1880 Hanover)
Ella COHEN (b. 7 Mar. 1843 Hanover, d. 19 Feb. 1912 Munich) .
Edwin OPPLER was a very well-known architect. He designed the new (1869) synagogue in Hanover which, unfortunately was destroyed on Krystalnacht.
- Ernst OPPLER (b. 19 Sep. 1867 Hanover, d. 1 Mar. 1929 Berlin).
Painter and Engraver.
An impressionist painter of portraits, interiors, landscapes and movement in the early 19th century,
OPPLER became fascinated with the Imperial Russian Ballet after its brilliant emergence in Western Europe. He followed and caught their every movement by sketching them night after night in the a darkened theatre with a broad lighted pencil - one of the first of its kind - transferring these impressions at home in his studio to copper plates and into pastels and oils.
OPPLER’s works are in the collections of many museums including the National Gallery in Berlin, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, and the Modern Gallery in Venice. These magnificent works are part of the
Brevard Museum of Art & Science’s permanent collection through a generous donation from Ernst
OPPLER’s great niece Susan WOOD.
- Alexander OPPLER (b. 10 Feb. 1869 Hanover, d. 18 Mar. 1937 Berlin), sculptor.
Alexander married Alice OPPENHEIMER (b. 24 Sep. 1872, d. 10 Sep. 1929 Berlin)
daughter of Therese. Sculptures currently on exhibition at the
Museum of Arts and Sciences in Melbourne, Florida.
- Ellen (Jo) Madeleine OPPLER married
Dr. Aloys Georg Siegfried Maria Xaver ANSPRENGER (MD)
(b. 18 Feb. 1905 Munich, d. 20 Dec. 1972 Mystic, CT) son of
Katherena ESTERER and Siegfried Franz Xaver ANSPRENGER
- Susan Madeleine ANSPRENGER (b. 19 Feb. 1948)
married Chester CLARK WOOD (b. 23 Nov. 1948 Washington DC,
d. 14 April 1976 Washington DC).
Thanks to Susan for information about this branch of the family tree.
- Dr. Berthold OPPLER (b. 6 May 1871, d. 6 Jan. 1943 Munich)
married Else HARLESS (b. 20 Apr. 1889, d. 15 Jan. 1962 Munich).
When the Nazis where after Berthold, Else who was non-Jewish, wrote
to EICHMAN, imploring him to spare Berthold's life because he was a) married and b) a father. The letter was returned to Else stamped "rejected".
(The original letter is in the possession of
He was eventually rounded up, put in a Judenhaus in Munich to await transport to a concentration camp where he committed suicide.
Prior to his marriage he had a child by a different woman:
Dr. Berthold OPPLER typed a genealogy which was discovered by Susan WOOD
in the inside cover of Tagliche Gebete, a Hebrew-German prayer book, printed
in Munich in 1827, and originally owned by Rosalie
- Lisa OPPLER (b. 11 Feb. 1911 Berlin, d. 1957 Munich)
- Siegmund Israel OPPLER (d. Amsterdam)
married Lilli MENDEL (b. 17 Sep. 1885, d. 17 Sep. 1942 Amsterdam)
daughter of Julius MENDEL, the industrialist who founded Continental Tires.
- Edwin OPPLER (b. 29 Nov. 1908 Hanover, d. 1986 New York)
married Hildegard SIMENAUER (b. 20 Jan. 1926, d. 16 Nov. 1969)
- Arnold Alexander OPPLER
(b. 19 Oct. 1957 New York)
married Amy CURTIS (b. 22 Sep. 1959 Brooklyn, NY)
daughter of Sheldon CURTIS and Naomi GOODFRIEND.
They have two sons.
- Eva OPPLER (b. 20 Jan. 1910 Hanover, d. 3 Mar. 1936 Munich)
Information on this page thanks to Susan WOOD.
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