German newspaper announcement about Henry Oppenheimer’s father, Götz Oppenheimer


This announcement, which lists the highlights of Götz Oppenheimer’s career, was most likely published in a local Baden newspaper on the occasion of his retirement in 1896. It reads, “In the year 1896, Götz Oppenheimer, court scribe in Buchen, entered retirement. Born on October 6, 1828; received his Abitur (secondary school leaving certificate) in 1852; presented with a letters patent in 1864; promoted to registrar at the municipal court in 1872; named court scribe in 1881; awarded the small gold medal of service in 1887; named court scribe of the first class in 1890; decorated with the Zähringer Lions medal of service in 1894; promoted to the [Baden] state court in 1895