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Barbara A. Bloom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B409
Overview Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store in...
Dates: 1915-2018

Bessie Wedgle Wedding Dress

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Identifier: B124
Overview

Ellis and Bessie Ruttman Wedgle were married in Denver in 1914 after a brief courtship.The two arrived in the United States around 1912, Ellis emigrating from Poland and Bessie from Russia. In Denver, Ellis worked as a pawnbroker, and Bessie was a seamstress. They lived in Denver's west-side immigrant community and raised four children there. The collection consists of one item, the wedding dress worn by Bessie Wedgle in 1914.

Dates: between 1911-1914

Genealogical Resources and Maps

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Identifier: B395
Overview Contains the Shtetl Atlas which is a compilation of four sets of maps. One is a map of Poland published in 1929 which includes parts of Lithuania and Byelorussia and index of Polish towns and villages. The second is a series of maps of Byelorussia and the Ukraine, published in Astria-Hungary in the mid-nineteenth century. The third and fourth sets of maps of maps are also of Byelorussia and the Ukraine, published by the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The other publication is "Drucker's List," maps...
Dates: 1941-1994

Harris Family Papers and Tin Cup Records

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Identifier: B411
Overview Solomon Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch had six sons who immigrated to the United States and changed their last name to Harris. They were born in Fordom, Posen (Poland) and settled in New Jersey. Solomon Harris and his brother Eli went out west and settled in Virginia City, Colorado. The two brothers opened the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store by 1880 when Solomon became the town's treasurer. Because of confusion with Virginia City in Nevada and Montana, the town was reincorporated as Tin Cup...
Dates: Other: circa 1875-1884

Heller Family Papers

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Identifier: B162
Overview Max Heller wrote a booklet on the Heller Family and compiled family trees for the Heller and Tajerstein-Auger families. He was born 1915 in the eastern Polish town of Wlodzimierz-Wolynsk also know as Ludmir. Collection contains family histories, family trees photographs related to the Heller family. Collection also contains photo albums from various schools, including Cheltenham, Lake Junior High, the Talmud Torah, and the Colfax school which were attended by Minnie Heller, Max Heller, and...
Dates: 1924-1984

Mendelsberg and Tempelhof Family Papers

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Identifier: B325
Overview 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...
Dates: 1968-2015

Spivak Letters, National Library of Israel

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Identifier: B375
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak was born in Russia in 1861 and died in Denver, Colorado in 1927. He arrived in New York City in 1882 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1893, Charles Spivak married Jennie Charsky and they had three children: David, Deena, and Ruth. Jennie Charsky was born in Russia in 1871 and briefly studied law at Cornell before graduating from the University of Denver. Because of Jennie's poor health the Spivaks moved to Denver in 1886. Dr....
Dates: 1919-1920

Winograd Judd Family Papers

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Identifier: B266
Overview Abraham Winograd immigrated to the United State in 1909. He had been born in Biala, Poland. His future wife, Matilda Pinsky had come earlier with her parents and brother from Lithuania. The couple had two children, Eleanor, born in Denver in 1916 and died in Greeley in 2007, and Harold Winograd, born in Denver in 1921 and died in Greeley in 1971. Eleanor Winograd married Morris Judd, who was born in Denver in 191 and died in Boulder in 2003. Morris was a philosophy adjunct professor at the...
Dates: 1890-2013