Pisko, Seraphine Eppstein, 1861-1942
Seraphine Pisko was born to Max and Bertha Eppstein of St. Joseph, Mo., and moved with her family to Denver, Colo. in 1875. She married Denver businessman Edward Pisko in 1878 when she was seventeen, and the couple moved to New York. Within a few years he died, and she returned to Denver. She was involved for years with charitable causes, women's and Jewish groups. She was employed as Field Secretary and later Executive Secretary of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, retiring in 1938. At various times, she also served on the hospital's Board as Secretary or Vice President, and after her retirement, as Honorary Secretary until her death.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Copy of a typed letter to H. Nishman in Brooklyn N.Y. from S. Pisko dated Sept. 11, 1930. The letter notifies Nishman that his letter was forwarded to Pisko from the Colorado General Hospital, informing him that there is no "State Sanitarium for Tuberculosis" [sic]. The letter goes on to give some history on J. Bilovsky's life and his residence at two different hospitals including the JCRS. Ulitmately, Pisko believes Nishman will be able to rightly identify "the uncle to whom you refer in your...
Dates: 1930 September 11
Overview Typed letter on The National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver, Colo letterhead from S. Pisko to Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, stating that enclosed please find letter which upon translation is believed to be intended for the recipient's institution, as they have no record of any patient of this name being an inmate of their institution. Letter is signed S. Pisko, Secretary, per B.B and signed B.B.
Dates: 1911 December 26
Overview Typed letter on "Free Loan Fund for the Discharged Patients of The National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives" letterhead from Dr. WM.S. Friedman and Mrs. Seraphine Pisko addressed to Mrs. H. B. Ferguson Pittsburg, Pa. Circular letter asking for funds for the twelve hundred patients who have left the hospital "completely restored" but that "must remain in colorado, or a similar climate." The letter states that "It is imperative that the Hospital have a LOAN FUND. Ten Thousand Dollars will...
Dates: 1909 May 6