Weil, Clara S. Goldsmith Bowman, 1860-1925
First Jewish girl born in Denver, Kansas Territory. Her mother Clara Goldsmith died when she was born. Clara Goldsmith, b. 1860 to Clara and Henry Goldsmith, married Samuel Bowman November 1878, later married Nathan Weil and they moved to New Mexico.
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Overview The Goldsmith brothers Henry and Abraham, and their wives, sisters Clara and Rosa Straus Goodstein came to Denver, Kansas Territory in 1859. The next year, Clara Goldsmith was the first Jewish girl born in Denver. Henry and Clara Straus Goldsmith in Denver, Kansas Territory. Her mother Clara Goldsmith died when she was born and her father Henry, uncle Abraham and aunt Rosa moved to Pueblo, Colorado. She was briefly kidnapped by the Ute Indians, but was traded back for a bolt of calico, flour,...
Overview The booklets are the product of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society's Jewish Pioneer Oral History Video Archive Project, conducted in partnership with the Department of History and the Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico. The booklets are composed of recollections of the family members. The "Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico" (2003) is an exhibit catalogue from an exhibit at the Museum of New Mexico.