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Kiesler, Adolph, 1880-1967

 Person

Adolph Kiesler was born in Botosany, Romania on October 18, 1880 and died in Denver December 19, 1967; Physician Cen. Hist Jews Colo.: p. 110 (Adolph kiesler b. Oct. 18, 1880, Rumania; operated 2 page Yiddish newspaper, Colfaxer Wochenblatt, for three months [dates not given]; p. 209 (succeeded Mrs. I. Rude as pres. of Beth Israel Home and Hospital Society [between 1922-1929?]); p. 211 (honorary D.Pub.Svc., U of Denver, 1955) Not found in: LC/NAF [but Kiesler famliy USE: Kiesel family], WW Denver and Colo., 1940-1942; WW Colo., 1938, 1941-1943. Note: Some inscriptions misspell the name as Keisler.

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

From Cotopaxi to Denver: Immigrant Jewish Farmers Become American Urban Community Leaders, 2010

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00008
Abstract History of the ill-fated Cotopaxi Colony of Jewish immigrants in Colorado. Brief biographies of the families involved and their contribution to Denver and Colorado after they left the colony.
Dates: 2010

Individuals, 1962-1994

 File
Identifier: B113.01.0001.0004
Abstract File contains newspaper clippings from 1962-1994 that are about individual people in the Jewish Denver community. The majority of the articles are from the early 1980s.
Dates: 1962-1994

Jewish Leaders with the Colorado Governor, 1954

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Identifier: B063.04.0037.00082
Abstract Left to right Governor Daniel Thornton, Rabbi Charles Kauvar, Jesse Shwayder, Adolph Kiesler, and an unidentified man pose together.
Dates: 1954

Joe Sheftel, Adolph Kiesler, and Max Rifkin, 1955

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Identifier: B063.05.0005.00057
Abstract Left to right: Joe Sheftel, Adolph Kiesler, and Max Rifkin pose together at an event.
Dates: 1955

Kiesler and Rifkin Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B190
Abstract East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring coal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Dates: 1930-1990

Kiesler family on Vacation, circa 1922

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Identifier: B063.05.0038.00073
Abstract The Kiesler family sits in an open topped car. Back seat left to right Mildred Kiesler, Sara Kiesler, and Naomi Milstein. Front seat Raisie Kiesler and Adolph Kiesler. Background looks like Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dates: circa 1922

Kiesler in Israel Caricature, 1960 December 10

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Identifier: B063.08.0008.00042
Abstract Original caricature by Joal Buchwald of Adolph Kiesler holding a sign announcing the 7th UJA Study Mission to Israel in 1960.
Dates: 1960 December 10

Marriage of Max and Raisie Rifkin, 1940

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Identifier: B063.05.0005.00058
Abstract Wedding of Max and Raisie Rifkin with guests. Adolph and Mrs. Kiesler stand in the center front holding hands.
Dates: 1940

Oral History Interview with Raisie Rifkin, 1982 October 6

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00101
Abstract Interview covers Raisie's father, Adolf Keisler, her life in Denver, life in New York City, her marriage to Max Rifkin and her children in Denver.
Dates: 1982 October 6

Peerless Alloy, circa 1940s

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Identifier: B063.01.0017.00001
Abstract Joe Sheftel, Adolph Kiesler, and an unidentified man stand in front of The Peerless Alloy Co. Signs in the photograph say: "the Wensley Metal Products Co. The Peerless Alloy Co.'' and ''The Peerless All[illegible] 1445 Metals 1445."
Dates: circa 1940s