Shames, Jacob (Yankel), 1885-1950
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Overview History of the ill-fated Cotopaxi Colony of Jewish immigrants in Colorado. Brief biographies of the families involved and their contribution to Denver and Colorado after they left the colony.
Overview Michael (Michel) Shames, the son of Rifka and Isaac Leib Milstein Shames, was a colonist at the failed agricultural colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado (1882-1884). He married Frieda Raizel, and they had three children: Esther, Sarah, and Jacob (Yankel, 1885-1950). Rose Hill Cemetery was created as a burial place for the Orthodox Jews of Denver in 1891. It was organized by the United Hebrew Cemetery Association and was located in Commerce City, Colorado, when burials were stopped in the older...