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Morris Strouse , 1886-1977

Identifier: B111.09.0009.0018


Morris Strause was born in Braunsbach, Germany on August 28, 1835. He moved to New York where he married Theresa Holzman and traveled across the US in various merchant positions. He moved to Colorado in search of gold and settled in Grand Junction with his family in 1882 where he began a clothing business, trading furs and skins and incorporating wool when the railroad was built. He passed away in November, 1928 as the Grand Junction's oldest and longest running merchant.


  • 1886-1977


5 items : Contains five (5) documents.

Scope and Contents

File contains copies of family information from Strouse's bible, copies of letters to Fannie Strouse, and an article about Grand Junction pioneer Morris Strouse, called "Heap Big Little Man" by the Utes. Strouse was a fur-trader and merchant. Also a letter from 1977 about the acquisition of the letter and bible passages.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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