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Appel, Walter Michael, Sr., 1879-1961

 Person

Walter Michael Appel was the son of David Edward Appel, a prominent Denver merchant tailor. Walter Appel was born in Denver on June 11, 1879, and died in Denver on January 28, 1961. He graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1902, and in 1903, he and childhood friend Ira Rothberger formed a law partnership that became a prominent law firm. The two friends were law partners for 50 years. Rothgerber and Appel (now Rothgerber, Johnson and Lyons) is Colorado's oldest continuously operating legal partnership and is among the state's largest law firms. Walter Appel was the corporate attorney for the May Company and an active member of Temple Emanuel Congregation. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Jewish Hospital and represented the the hospital pro-bono for 17 years. Walter Appel married Rose Spiesberger on July 6, 1910, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa June 15, 1881, and died in Denver in 1943. Walter and Rose Appel had three children: Walter, Dorothy, and Robert. Both Walter and Robert Appel became attorneys.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

And Justice You Shall Pursue: Colorado's Early Jewish Attorneys, 1885-1930, 2003

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00002
Overview Brief biographies of early Jewish lawyers in Colorado and their contributions to the law, the Jewish community, and Colorado. (Two DVD copies.)
Dates: 2003

Appel Family and Clothing Store Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B108
Overview Simon Appel was born in Hungary in 1830 and died in Denver in 1912. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848, becoming a successful tailor. Simon Appel married Hanna Greenwald in 1851. Their son David Edward Appel, born in Philadelphia in 1853, went to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1871 and moved to Denver that same year.David Appel had worked for his father to learn the tailoring trade and began “The Clothing House” when he moved to Denver. Simon and his eldest son Jacob came to Denver in...
Dates: 1881-1967

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

Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr., 1913-1992

 Series
Identifier: B234.02
Scope and Contents The collection contains scrapbooks and other papers relating to the education, personal lives, and law practice of Ira C. Rothberger Jr. , 20th century. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, ticket stubs, telegrams, postcards, invitations, event programs, greeting cards, awards, and other materials. Some of the newspaper clippings describe law cases in which Ira Rothgerber, Jr., was involved. Other materials include unidentified, undated essays and notes about law...
Dates: 1913-1992

New Years Party at Alfred Triefus Home, 1930

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00015
Overview Several individuals wearing costumes pose as a group in the Alfred Triefus home. Identified individuals are Alfred Triefus, Beatrice Triefus, Ad Mayer, Aimee Mayer, Walter Appel, Rose Appel, Julius Walbrann, Edith Walbrann, Felix Weil, Francis Weil, Louis Cohen, Hugo Rothenberg, Celeste Rothenberg, Morris Ripley, Rose Ripley, M.D. Barnett, Louis Isaacson, Geraldine Isaacson, and Alfred Grauman.
Dates: 1930

New Years Party at Alfred Triefus Home, 1931

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00016
Overview Several individuals wearing costumes pose as a group in the Alfred Triefus home. Identified individuals are Alfred Triefus, Beatrice Triefus, Ad Mayer, Aimee Mayer, Walter Appel, Rose Appel, Julius Walbrann, Edith Walbrann, Felix Weil, Francis Weil, Louis Cohen, Hugo Rothenberg, Celeste Rothenberg, Morris Ripley, Rose Ripley, M.D. Barnett, Louis Isaacson, Geraldine Isaacson, and Alfred Grauman.
Dates: 1931

New Years Party at Alfred Triefus Home, 1931

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00017
Overview Several individuals wearing costumes pose as a group in the Alfred Triefus home. Identified individuals are Alfred Triefus, Beatrice Triefus, Ad Mayer, Aimee Mayer, Walter Appel, Rose Appel, Julius Walbrann, Edith Walbrann, Felix Weil, Francis Weil, Louis Cohen, Hugo Rothenberg, Celeste Rothenberg, Morris Ripley, Rose Ripley, M.D. Barnett, Louis Isaacson, Geraldine Isaacson, and Alfred Grauman.
Dates: 1931

Rothgerber Family Scrapbooks and Other Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B234
Overview Ira C. Rothgerber, Sr. (1878-1956), and Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. (-1993), were a father and son who gained acclaim in Colorado for their legal work throughout the 20th century. Ira C. Rothgerber, Sr., was born in 1878 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1901. In 1903, Rothgerber and Walter Appel became law partners and opened their own law firm, Rothgerber & Appel (now Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP). In 1913, Rothgerber, Sr., was elected judge...
Dates: 1901-2003