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Oral History Interview with Henry Michael, 1982 March 15

Identifier: B098.01.0004.00091


"Henry Michael shares his early recollections of growing up in Denver in the early years of the 19th century. He also provides a portrayal of his grandfather, Louis Anfenger, and some of his accomplishments as one of the Jewish communal leaders in Denver, as well as his memories of the elder Anfenger’s house at 2900 Champa Street in the Curtis Park neighborhood. With clarity, Henry relates dates and addresses of the various places where he lived in Denver, and describes some of the entertainment that was available in the Denver area in the early 1900s. He describes how he met his wife, Ann, nee Brickner, and his various employments in both Kansas City and Denver. A second person, possibly Ann, also participates in the interview.

Henry Michael (b. 1899) was the son of David and Stella (nee Anfenger) Michael, and the first grandchild of Louis Anfenger. He spent his early days in Denver, but moved with his family in 1914 to Kansas City. He returned to Denver in 1929, and married Natalie Ann “Ann” Brickner. "


  • 1982 March 15


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1 Items (1 sound tape cassette)

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Series 1 consists of the recorded oral histories of individuals and, occasionally, groups of individuals representing Jewish organizations. Many of the interviewees are descendants of early Colorado Jewish pioneers or were Jewish newcomers to the state in the beginning of the 20th century. The interviews document Jewish history in Colorado in the 20th century.


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