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Muhlstein and Ornstein Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B312

Shul Baer Milstein arrived in Denver in 1884. He was the impetus behind the Jewish agricultural colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Nettie Milstein, daughter of Shul Milstein, married her first cousin Jacob Muhlstein in Central City, Colorado. The couple homested near Longmont, Colorado and then farmed near Broomfield, Colorado where they lived for years without running water or indoor plumbing for their family of nine children. One of the nine children, Rose Muhlstein, married Samuel Ornstein in 1906 in Denver, Colorado. They were founders of the Zera Abraham Congregation. Samuel Ornstein died in 1958 and Nettie Ornstein died January 17, 1972.

Collection contains photographs, marriage certificates, a composition book, family trees, newsclippings and, bulletins related to the Muhlstein and Ornstein families from 1878 through 1980.

Dates

  • 1878-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

All the materials, except the marriage certificate in Hebrew, are in English.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (In flat box (16 x 12 x 3 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Shul Baer Milstein arrived in Denver in 1884. He was the impetus behind the Jewish agricultural colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Nettie Milstein, daughter of Shul Milstein, married her first cousin Jacob Muhlstein in Central City, Colorado. The couple homested near Longmont, Colorado and then farmed near Broomfield, Colorado where they lived for years without running water or indoor plumbing for their family of nine children. The children started school in a one room schoolhouse. The schoolhouse was several miles from the farm and the children either walked or rode horses to school. The family sold their farmland to the Savory Mushroom Company during the Great Depression for $18,000. One of the nine children, Rose Muhlstein, married Samuel Ornstein in 1906 in Denver, Colorado. They were founders of the Zera Abraham Congregation. Samuel Ornstein died in 1958 and Nettie Ornstein died January 17, 1972.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series:; 1. Family Tree Charts and Biographical Materials; 2. Photographs; 3. Wedding Documents.;

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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