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Salomon, Fred Zadek, 1830-1888

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: April 10, 1830 - November 2, 1888

Fred Zadek Salomon was born April 10, 1830 in Strelno, Poland and opened the first general mercantile house in Denver in 1959. Fred, his father, and his brothers would all become successful businesspeople in Colorado. He fought in the Civil War and was instrumental in the formation of Denver as the major city in the what would become the state of Colorado. Fred was involved with the Denver City Water Company, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Town Co., Denver Lodge No. 171, B'nai B'rith, the Merchants Protective Association, the Denver Pacific Railroad, and the Denver Society, among many other groups and businesses. He passed away in November 1888.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

A Grocery Store on Every Corner: Early Colorado Jewish Grocery, 2002

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00001
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains DVDs created by Dr. Jeanne Abrams: A Grocery Store on Every Corner: Early Colorado Jewish Grocers; And Justice You Shall Pursue: Early Colorado Jewish Lawyers; A Legacy of Caring: Early Colorado Jewish Women 1860-1930 (2 copies); From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs; Blazing the Trail: An Early History of Denver's Jewish Community; Growing Up in Early Denver: The Lives of Jewish Children 1860-1940; At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys,...

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

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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.

Bound Meeting Minutes Volume I, 1872-1879

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Identifier: B009.01.0036.00001
Overview Bound Volume I of meeting minutes from the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado. Minutes are from regular and special meetings and include nominations and elections for officers, trustees, and lecture master; appointments of committees; petitions for membership, new member inductions, and degree appointments; financial information; member issues such as travel, illness, or death; philanthropy; communications from other B'nai B'rith lodges; updates of by laws and lodge...

Charter of B'nai B'rith No. 171 of Denver, Colorado, 1872

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Identifier: B063.04.0004.00004
Overview B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171 charter listing the names of applicants. A number of Denver's early prominent Jewish pioneers are listed on the charter, including Julius Londoner, David Kline, Fred Z. Salomon and his brother Hyman, Michael Hattenbach, Louis Anfenger, Philip Trounstine, Edward Pisko and Dr. John Elsner.

Fred Zadek Salomon , 1872-1978

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Identifier: B111.09.0009.0001
Overview Fred Zadek Salomon was born April 10, 1830 in Strelno, Poland and opened the first general mercantile house in Denver in 1959. He fought in the Civil War and was instrumental in the formation of Denver as the major city in the what would become the state of Colorado. Fred was involved with the Denver City Water Company, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Town Co., Denver Lodge No. 171, B'nai B'rith, the Merchants Protective Association, the Denver Pacific Railroad, and the Denver...

From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs, 2006

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00005
Overview Jews played a central role in the development of Colorado through their contributions to economic life and development. Denver's first mercantile store was opened by Jewish citizen Fred Salomon in 1859. Before long, stores run by Jewish merchants and their family members in search of work and wealth flourished on the main streets of most Colorado towns including, Denver, Central City, Leadville, Trinidad, and Fairplay. This film focuses on the lives of a number of early merchants, including...

Growing up in Early Colorado: The Lives of Jewish Children, 1860-1940, 2012

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.

Hyman Zadek Salomon , 1969

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Identifier: B111.09.0009.0002
Overview Hyman Z. Salomon was born in 1832 in Posen, Prussia. He moved to what was then the city of Auraria, now Denver, in 1859 and is claimed to be the first Jewish settler in Colorado. He married Cecilia Joel and the couple had two daughters. Hyman originally set up as a mercantile man but he was also involved with the Capitol Hydraulic Company, the Platte River Ditch Company, and several other businesses in Denver along with his brother, Fred Z. Salomon. Hyman passed away on November 21, 1897.

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00013
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.