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Lang, Alfred



  • Existence: 1870 - June 13, 1945 - 1945-06-13


Alfred Lang was born in Karlsbad, Austria. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 15, to live with his uncle, Mr. Lederer, in Pittsfield, Massachussetts. He lived with him for one year. Then, his father, stepmother, two brothers, and two sisters arrived in the U.S. from Karlsbad. The family settled in Omaha, Nebraska. He had studied English in Karlsbad, though never attending school in the U.S. Alfred, his father, and his uncle went into business Omaha.

In 1896, Alfred left Omaha for Los Angeles, CA. He stopped in Denver on the way, fell in love with the Rocky Mountains, and didnt make it to Los Angeles until 1938. During the summer of 1898, he climbed Pikes Peak twice and rode the cog rail down. He met his wife, Sarah Edelman Lang, in her family's kosher restaurant in Denver. The two were married February 25, 1900. They raised eight (8) children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Josephine Lang Tanzer is the youngest child.

Alfred worked peddling merchandise to the mining camps in the Idaho Springs area. Later, he opened a general merchandise store on Larimer St. where his oldest daughter, Mrs. Phil Brown, worked until her marriage. Both Alfred and Sarah joined the BMH synagogue before Rabbi Charles Kauvar was its spiritual leader.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cook Bath Composite, circa 1925

Identifier: B063.05.0005.00003

Composite image of a page from The Jewish Digest with an article titled ''We'll Go a Little to the Baths'' by Ida Hurwitz and two photographs. The photograph on the left shows Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lang standing outside in front of a large building with tree trunk columns at Manitou Springs, Colorado. The photograph on the right shows six young people, two men and four women, including Susie Finer Cook posed together on a hill in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Dates: circa 1925

Engagement Announcement and Portrait of Alfred Lang and Sarah Edelmann, 1899 November

Identifier: B063.05.0005.00015

Composite photograph of formal portraits of Alfred Lang and Sarah Edelmann positioned on either side of an engagement announcement printed in German. This composite photograph was probably taken in the 1970s, however the document and portraits date to November 1899.

Dates: 1899 November

Lang Family

Identifier: B111.06.0006.0012
Scope and Contents

Folder contains one typed page of family history written by Josephine Lang Tanzer.

Dates: 1879-2008