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Rose Brown Papers

Identifier: B336


Rose Lenore Cohn Brown and her father Mose Cohn write about the Cohn and Ittleson families. Mose Cohn and his family lived in Carbondale, Colorado from 1890 to 1903. The Ittleson family moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and arrived in Kansas around 1886. In 1887, Emma Ittleson married Mose Cohn in Kansas and Rose Lenore was born in 1888. The Cohn family (originally Kimchi) emigrated from Lithuania and settled in Ravana, Kansas. Mose Cohn writes about some of his adventures in the western United States. When the Cohn family arrived in Carbondale in 1890, the farmers around Carbondale were supplying the silver miners in Aspen, primarily with potatoes. Mose Cohn opened a general store in Carbonale and after a coal mine disaster, supplied the widows and orphans at no charge. In 1903, the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri. The collection contains copies of two typed Cohn family histories: "Colorado Days: The Story of the Years in Colorado From 1890-1903" written by Rose L. Brown in 1971 about the Cohn familiy in Carbonale, Colorado and "Scenes and Reflections written by Moshe Cohn and compiled by his daughter Rose Cohn Brown. He discusses his life in Russia and Lithuania, immigration to the United States of America, and life in Carbondale, Colorado.


  • 1971



0.25 Linear Feet (half letter document box)

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