Mayer, Leopold, 1838-1926
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.
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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.
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
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...
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.
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