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Mendelsberg and Tempelhof Family Papers

Identifier: B325


Both Hil and Ida Hecht Tempelhof were natives of Constantine, Poland. They were married in Constantine in 1919. Hil Tempelhof began his long immigration journey while Ida remained with her parents in Poland. It was seven years before the couple was reunited in Juarez, Mexico. Hil Tempelhof went from Poland to Spain to South America. In Buenos Aries he became a much in demand tailor and designer of men’s suits. Evelyn, the eldest of the Tempelhof’s three daughters was born in Juarez, Mexico. The family immigrated from Mexico to Pueblo, Colorado and then to Denver, Colorado. Hil Tempelhof spoke five languages, was a tailor, then owned a clothing store and later designed residential homes. Evelyn Tempelhof married Nathan Mendelsberg in Denver and their eldest son Martin Medelsberg became an artist. The collection contains a 1968 oral history of Hil and Ida Tempelhof about their journey to North America, a newspaper clipping showing Nathan Mendelsberg in the Ostrover Synagogue, and a photograph of Martin Mendelsberg displaying his art pieces.


  • 1968-2015


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Mendelsberg and Tempelhof Family Papers


0.5 Linear Feet : letter document box

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