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Mayer, Leopold, 1838-1926

 Person

Leopold Mayer was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838 and immigrated to New York when he was 11 years old. In 1859, at the beginning of the Colorado gold rush, he began a 70-day walk to Auraria (Denver), Colorado from Levinworth, Kansas. He went into the general merchandise business and served on the second Denver City Council. In 1880, Leopold and Barbara Mayer and their sons went to Saguache, Colorado, where Leopold Mayer became a rancher and later founded a bank and dry goods store. He served as a state representative while in Saguache. Leopold and his family moved back to Denver in 1893 and he died in Denver in 1926. Leopold Mayer married his second wife Pauline Schlossmann May 1887 in Chicago.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Blazing the Trail: An Early History of Denver’s Jewish Community, 2009

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00007
Overview Brief description of several early Jewish leaders of commerce, philanthropy, religion, and community as well as several Jewish lawyers, doctors, merchants, and politicians in Colorado.
Dates: 2009

Exterior of Leopold Mayer's Bank and Dry Goods Store in Saguache, Colorado, circa 1885

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Identifier: B063.01.0001.00041
Overview A group of men stand on the wood sidewalk in front of a row of buildings. A sign reads, "Gotthelf & Mayer Bank, Dry Goods and Clothing, Groceries" and other signs read, "Saguache County Bank", "Gotthelf & Mayer" and "Ruby Saloon". Leopold Mayer began as a shoe and boot merchant.
Dates: circa 1885

Leopold and Barbara Mayer and Son, 1884

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0038.00064
Overview Leopold Mayer, first wife Barbara, and son pose with two unidentified women on the porch of the Mayer home at 18th and Ogden in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1884

Leopold and Pauline Mayer, circa 1900

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Identifier: B063.05.0038.00063
Overview Leopold and Pauline Mayer pose together for a studio portrait.
Dates: circa 1900

Leopold Mayer, 1838-1926

 File
Identifier: B111.07.0007.0004
Overview Leopold Mayer was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838 and immigrated to New York in 1849. In 1859, he came to Denver and went into the general merchandise business. He also served on the second Denver City Council. In 1880, the Mayer family went to Saguache, Colorado, where Leopold Mayer became a rancher and later founded a bank and a dry goods store. He served as a state representative while in Saguache. Leopold and his family moved back to Denver in 1893 and he died in 1926. The file contains...
Dates: 1838-1926

Mayer Home in Saguache, 1884

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00016
Overview Leopold and Barbara Mayer stand by the gate in front of their home in Saguache, Colorado. Their sons Sam, Fred, and Adolph and an unidentified boy sit on horseback in the front yard around an unidentified man.
Dates: 1884

Mayer Store, between 1880-1889

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Identifier: B063.01.0001.00048
Overview Group of people stand on a boardwalk in front of the Isaac Gotthelf and Leopold Mayer store and bank in Saguache, Colorado. Sign over the door says, ''The Gotthelf and Mayer Mer.''
Dates: between 1880-1889

Portrait of Leopold Mayer, circa 1900

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Identifier: B063.08.0039.00084
Overview Formal portrait of Leopold Mayer of Saguache, Colorado with a beard, wearing a suit, collar and tie with stick pin.
Dates: circa 1900