Harris (Hirsch) Family
Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch had six sons born in Fordon, Posen (Poland). Their sons Julius (1848-1912), Louis (1852-1912), Isador (1854- ?), Jacob (1855-1948), Solomon (1857-1954), Eli (1859-1930), changed their last name to Harris. The brothers emeigrated to the United States, settling in New Jersey. Late in the 1870s, Sol, Eli, and Isadore went west and received land grants. They opened a dry goods store in Virginia City (Tincup), Colorado called the "Harris Bros. Beehive." Sol and Eli came back east and opened the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store in Bloomfield, NJ. The family lost touch with Isadore Harris.
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File — Box: B411.02.0003
Overview Solomon Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch had six sons who immigrated to the United States and changed their last name to Harris. They were born in Fordom, Posen (Poland) and settled in New Jersey. Solomon Harris and his brother Eli went out west and settled in Virginia City, Colorado. The two brothers opened the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store by 1880 when Solomon became the town's treasurer. Because of confusion with Virginia City in Nevada and Montana, the town was reincorporated as Tin Cup...
Dates: Other: Between 1870 and 1884
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains two framed documents and two photographs. One frame has two pages of ledgers for the town of Virginia City, Colorado created by Solomon Harris who was the town's treasurer and an envelope from the U.S. Census Bureau to Solomon Harris, treasurer. The other frame contains an envelope from the Gunnison County Clerk and a document from the Town of Tin Cup appointing Solomon Harris treasurer of Tin Cup until his successor can be qualified. There is also a photograph of the...
Overview Black and white print of Studio photograph of six Harris brothers taken in New Jersey. From left to right are Isadore (1854 - ?), Jacob (1855-1948), Solomon (1857-1954), Eli (1859-1930), Julius (1848-1912), and Louis (1852-1912). The brothers were the children Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch and were born in Fordon, Posen (Poland). Eli and Solomon went to Virginia City (Tin Cup), Colorado and began the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store.