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Herskovitz, Emanuel

 Person

Emanuel Herskowitz was born in Ungar, Hungary in 1870. He worked in New York as a baker before coming to Denver in 1889. He helped organize the first Denver Baker's Union and in 1896 he started the Eastern Bakery. From 1902 to 1905, Jacob Boscowitz worked at the Eastern Bakery for Herskovits before starting the Star Bakery. The 1912 flood wiped out the Eastern Bakery and in 1915 Emanuel Herskovitz began working at the Star Bakery.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Dates: 2011

Emanuel Herskovitz, 1977

 File
Identifier: B111.05.0005.0009
Abstract Born in 1870 in Hungary, and trained as a baker, Herskovitz moved to Denver in 1889, married Fanny Freishman (governess to the daughters of Baby Doe Tabor), founded Eastern Bakery, worked for Star Bread Company, helped organize the first bakers union, and opened Uncle Sam's Grill, a tavern. He died in 1977.
Dates: 1977

Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B252
Abstract Jacob Boscowitz was a master baker who immigrated to Denver in 1896 after fire destroyed his bakery in Kobryn, Poland. Star Bakery was founded by Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. After Jacob Boskowitz died in an accident in 1909, Eva married Elya Rubin. The bakery was later operated by Sam and Rudy Boscoe, the sons of Eva and Jacob Boscowitz. Star Bakery was sold to the Orowheat Company in 1977. The collection contains articles,...
Dates: 1955-2021