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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Brief description of several early Jewish leaders of commerce, philanthropy, religion, and community as well as several Jewish lawyers, doctors, merchants, and politicians in Colorado.
Overview A gold canehead belonging to Colorado Jewish pioneer Louis Anfenger, given as a gift before he left Oswego, New York for Denver, Colorado in 1865. It is inscribed:'''Louis Anfenger by the B'ris Shalom Congregation, Oswego N.Y.''
Dates: circa 1865
Item — Crate B106.01.0012: Series B106.01 [U186023246324]
Overview A sturdy travelling trunk made from wood, covered with treated tan/green canvas and reinforced with wood, leather and metal bracings. Leather handles are on the right and left sides. It has one metal lock, two metal latches and two leather straps on the lower part of the trunk that are meant to buckle. The inside lid is lined with a rust-colored cloth-backed with paper, and the inside bottom is lined with the same treated canvas as the exterior. Louis Anfenger used this trunk when he and his...
Dates: circa 1890
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Overview Diary of Louis Anfenger, a Denver businessman and Colorado State legislator, as well as a founder of Congregation Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, and the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives. This diary chronicles Anfenger's journey from Oswego, New York to Denver, Colorado and his marriage to Louise Schlesinger. The diary was transcribed from the handwritten original by Kathleen Abplanalp in 1999.
Dates: 1870 October 15-1872 August 19
Overview Diary kept by Louis Anfenger, who was a Denver businessman and Colorado State legislator, as well as a founder of Congregation Emanuel, B'nai B'rith and the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives. This journal documents Louise and Louis Anfenger's trip to Europe in 1890. The tan leather pocket inside the back cover holds a German calling card for Witz Deszo. Entries are short and factual, for example, the first entry states: "Saturday June 28, 1890. Left New York at 2 o'clock pm on steamer...
Dates: 1890 June 28-September 19
Overview Miscellaneous clippings and articles about Jews in the Rocky Mountain west, primarily from the Rocky Mountain News, the Intermountain Jewish News (IJN) and the Denver Post. Some of the articles are from a column, "Out of the Past," written by Mike Zelinger that appeared in the IJN. Also included is the Century Edition of the IJN, 1913-2013.
Overview Louis Anfenger of Denver, Colorado. Born in Bavaria, Anfenger came to the United States in the 1850s, moving west in 1870 to seek his fortune. He started as a clerk and became a highly successful businessman in the area of real estate, as well as a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, and was later elected to the state legislature in the 1880s. He built a home at Champa Street and Twenty-ninth Street in Denver. Anfenger was also a founder and supporter of Congregational Emanuel, the local...
Dates: circa 1890