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Wisebart Family Papers

Identifier: B319
Collection contains The Vale of Cedars:The Martyr, published in 1868, awarded to Celestine Sesem from the Hebrew Bible School in Quincy, Ill. The collection also contains a folder with copies of the wedding invitation for the marriage of Benjamin W. Wisebart and clara Drefoos in 1873; Benjamin W. Wisebart's Central Lodge No. 6, All Free and Accepted Masons membership card (1895) from Central City; wedding invitation for Edna Wisebart and Harry L. Wohlgemuth in 1912, announced by Mrs. Celestine Wisebart; Memorial letter from the Council of Jewish Women to Rosetta Wisebart (1918); Family trees of the Jacobs and Wisebart families; a copy of an advertisement for Ben Wisebart, The Wide Awake Clothier, at 366 Larimer street; excerpts for Clara Dreyfoos Wisbart and Her Family and Albert Dreyfoos and His Family, from The Guggenheim/Wormser Family (1996).


  • 1868-1996



0.25 Linear Feet : half legal document box

Biographical / Historical

Ben Wisebart was born in Kentucky in 1841 and died in Denver in 1895. His sister Fances Wisebart Jacobs married Abraham Jacobs. Ben Wisebart and Abraham Jacobs were business partners in Central City, Colorado and Ben Wisebart was elected mayor of Central City in 1876. Wisebart Wide Awake Clothier, 366 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado." He was married twice, first to Dlara Drefoos and then to Celestine Lesem.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
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