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Ambrus, Mendel Emanuel Epstein



Started a dry goods store in 1909 in Pueblo, which he later passed onto his son Aubrey Ambrose. In Russia his last name was Ambrus, but he began using Epstein in America. Epstein was the married name of his sister who settled in Alabama and he was known as "Mr. Eppy" or "Dad Eppy." He also operated the Eppy Wine bottling company which he started in the basement of his store after Prohibition. His sons anglicized the original name to Ambrose.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Aftermath of Flood in Pueblo, June 1926

Identifier: B348.02.0001.00003

Image shows the aftermath of the June 1921 flood on Union Avenue. The man stading at the far left holding a shove is Mendel "Emanuel" Ambrus. His store is in the light colored building with the "Wholesale" sign near the top. Men, mules, and horses are clearing Union Avenue.

Dates: June 1926

Ambrose Family, 1947

Identifier: B348.02.0001.00004

The image shows Emanuel Epstein Ambrus and his grown children. Emanuel Ambrus began using Epstein when he came to the United States. Before she moved to Pueblo, his mother had stayed with a daughter in Alabama whose married name was Epstein. Emanuel Ambrus was known as "Mr. Eppy" or "Dad Eppy." From left to right are Aubrey Ambrose, Marion Ambrose Goodman, Emanuel "Dad Eppy" Epstein Ambrus, Malka "Millie" Ambrose Grossman, Albert Ambrose, and Jacob (Jay) Ambrose.

Dates: 1947

Roth and Ambrose Family Papers

Identifier: B348
Abstract Henry Roth moved to Pueblo, Colorado around 1896 with his wife Rose Schon Roth. Henry Roth joined the Pueblo Police Department and carried badge No. 29. Hannah Roth, the daughter of Henry and Rose Roth, was born on Hester Street in New York and was young when the family moved to Pueblo. Hannah Roth married itinerant Hungarian cowboy Adolph Hausman and the couple moved to a lumber camp in British Columbia, where their first child Harriett was born in 1913. After a year in Canada, the family...
Dates: between 1890-1976

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