Appel, Sophie Jungheim, 1893-2000
- Existence: 1893-07-23 - 2000-09-20
Sophia Jungheim was born on July 23, 1893, in Kassel, Germany, to a Jewish couple, Jacob and Emma Lorge Jungheim. Jacob was born on November 22, 1856, in Bad Zwesten, and Emma was born on September 27, 1859, in Harmuthsachsen. Jacob and Emma married in 1887 in Bad Zwesten. Jacob was a land and cattle owner. Sophia had five siblings: Aron, born on March 16, 1888, Theodore, born on June 20, 1889, Johanna, born on June 18, 1891, Helene, born on March 19, 1895, and Jenni, born on May 25, 1897. Sophia married Sally Appel, and they settled in Dortmund, Germany. Sally had served in the German Army during World War I (1914-1918). They had one son, Ernst, born on October 3, 1926. Sophia trained as a milliner. She and Sally owned a retail business, Jungheim & Appel, with Aron in Dortmund. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933, increasingly severe sanctions were placed upon Jews. Sally died in 1934. After Aron’s death on January 22, 1937, Sophia sold her shares in the company. In 1937, Sophia, Emma, and Ernst received affidavits of support from Helene and her husband, Bernard Bloch, who had emigrated to the United States in 1912 and 1903. Emma, whose husband had passed away in 1923, left for the US in February 1938. Sophia and Ernest received their US visas dated June 3, 1938. On September 19, 1938, they arrived in New York aboard the Queen Mary. They joined Helene, her husband, and their three children, Norma, born in 1919, Stanley, born in 1920, and George, born in 1923, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sophia’s other siblings also emigrated to the US.