Milstein, Channah, 1847-1930
Hannah Milstein and her husband Benjamin, emmigants from Russia, were part of the early settlers in the Cotopaxi colony in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado in the early 1880s. She was the sister-in-law of Shul Baer Milstein, and after moving from Cotopaxi to Denver, was dedicated to helping the poor in that city's West Colfax Jewish area. She collected food, clothing and funds from anyone she encountered and gave them to needy families.
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Overview Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Channah Milstein wearing a traditional kerchief or tichel head covering. She was a member of the Jewish "Glazierlach" clan and a Cotopaxi colonist before moving to Denver's west side Orthodox Jewish Community. Channah Milstein was known for her personal commitment to charity in Denver's west-side East European immigrant Jewish community as she urged residents to contribute to her collections of food, clothing, and money for the needy.