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Sigman, Louis K., 1881-


Louis K. (L.K.) Sigman was born in New York 1881 and came to Denver at the age of eight. In 1903 he married Theresa Cohen, daughter of Yitzchak Cohen. L.K. Sigman worked delivering meat in his father-in-law's butcher shop. In 1905 L.K. Sigman founded the Denver Packing Company in 1902 and in 1909 he merged his company with the Klink and Bourk Packing Company located at 1538 Blake St., Denver, Colorado. Beginning in Christmas of 1931 and continuing until 1941, L.K. Sigman gave away an average 60,000 pounds of meat each Christmas. The first year over 10,000 people waited in front of the Denver Post building to receive packages of meat.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers, 2015

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00014
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2015 RMJHS Dinner.
Dates: 2015

Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Raisers Collection

Identifier: B369
Abstract The Miller family came from Lithuania in 1890s. Robert Lazar Miller was one of the founders of the Denver stockyards and became the chief buyer for the K and B Meat Packing Company. The Averch family arrived in Denver from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and later founded the Capitol Meat Packing Company in 1925. Holocaust survivor Jack Stern came to the US as a refugee in 1949, moved to Denver and became a cattle buyer for the Averch family packing house. He later operated his own farm and...
Dates: 1900-2015

Joseph Sigman in Grocery Story, between 1900-1910

Identifier: B300.02.0001.0002.00001
Abstract Joseph Sigman and his daughter Sara Sigman Schonbrun are shown inside his grocery store on King and West Colfax, Denver, Colorado. Bread, canned and packaged are on the counters and stacked on shelves. Barrels, bagged and boxed potatoes, a carton of rice, and a stove-pipe heater are on the floor. Joseph Sigman was the father of Louis K. Sigman. This is a reprint of the original photograph.
Dates: between 1900-1910

L.K. Sigman and Sons in Automobiles, circa 1925

Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00001
Abstract Louis K. Sigman and his sons Morris and Sam Sigman sit in automobiles in front of the K. & B. Packing and Provision Company's store. Each automobile has ''The K. & B. P. & P. Co.'' on the door. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.
Dates: circa 1925

Louis J. Sigman, 1931-1953

Identifier: B300.03
Scope and Contents This series covers Louis K. Sigman and his company, the K. & B. Packing Company. There are newspaper clippings, a handwritten personal history, and a photograph of Louis K. Sigman.
Dates: 1931-1953

Louis K. Sigman, between 1950-1953

Identifier: B300.03.0001.0003.00001
Abstract Formal portrait of Louis K. Sigman.
Dates: between 1950-1953

Opening Day of K. and B. Packing and Provision Co., 1912 June 9

Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00002
Abstract A group of men and two children stand in front of the K. & B. Packing and Provision Company's store on Blake street in Denver, Colorado. Louis, Sam, and Morris Sigman are in the front row and Robert Lazar Miller is in the second row. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.
Dates: 1912 June 9

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon, 1955 September 12

Identifier: B300.02.0002.0001.00013
Abstract Group photograph of luncheon attendees at the 152-acre club, west of Denver at 6800 W. Jewell Ave. on unincorporated land next to Lakewood. The club was founded in 1928 by 8 Jewish business and political leaders at a time when many Denver social institutions barred Jews from membership. The President, the Judge and others sit at the head table. This is a digital copy of the original photograph.
Dates: 1955 September 12

Sherrye Berger and Sigman Family Papers

Identifier: B300
Abstract Louis K. Sigman, the owner of K&G packing, the largest independent meat packing plant in Colorado, was the son of East European immigrants. Born in 1881, he moved to Denver as a young boy. To support himself, Louis shined shoes and sold matches and newspapers to earn enought money to bring his parents to Colorado from Russia. In Denver, his father opened Sigman's Grocery in the West Colfax neighborhood. Louis began his meat business with just one calf and went on to become a well-known...
Dates: 1900-1997

Sigman Family Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1900-1997

Identifier: B300.02
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs and papers about the Sigman family and the K. and B. Packing Company in Denver, Colorado. Louis K. Sigman and his sons Sam and Morris Sigman distributed free meat from their company during the depression from 1931-1940. Most of the material consists of digital images that were scanned from two scrapbooks.
Dates: 1900-1997