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Kadish , Harry , 1818-1926



Harry Kadish came to Denver in 1884 from Russia, and was a clothing peddler. He died in Denver at the age of 108 in 1926. He was Mollie Kadish Gass's father.

Kadish was born in Brest Litovsk in 1818, spent his youth in Russia, and entered the Russian Army as a private. He served as a general in the Crimean War in the 1850s, the only Jew to make it to such a high rank. He moved to Denver via New York in 1880, with his large family, and set up a clothing store. He managed the business daily until he was 101 years old, and even after that, he resited his family's insistence that he retire. He reportedly never needed glasses and rarely used a cane, and outlived three wives.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Harry Kadish , October 20, 1926 - June 24, 2013

Identifier: B111.06.0006.0002

Harry Kadish (1818-1926) was a Russian immigrant who moved to Denver in 1880. He died at the age of 108. Was Russian Cavalry Commander in the Crimean War with Turkey in the 1850s.

Dates: October 20, 1926 - June 24, 2013

Kadish Gass Family Papers

Identifier: B358
Abstract Joseph Gass (1870-1943) and his brother Samuel Gass moved to Liverpool, UK. In the 1880s and they immigrated to the United States in 1890. Joseph Gass lived in the failed agrigultural colony at Atwood, Colorado. He moved to Denver, Colorado and married Mollie Kadish in 1896. Mollie Kadish was born in Russia and was brought to Denver by her father Harry Kadish in 1890 from Brest Litovsk, which was part of Russia until 1918. Harry Kadish was an officer in the Russian cavalry during the...
Dates: between 1870-2013

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00014

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.

Dates: 2014

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