Immigrants -- Colorado -- Denver
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Abraham Sosne (Sosny/Sosna) was born in Russia and moved to the United States in the mid 1880s. He married Rachel Sosne, had several children, and passed away in Denver in 1949. The family owned Capitol Wet Wash Laundry on West Colfax in Denver.
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.
Hyman Z. Salomon was born in 1832 in Posen, Prussia. He moved to what was then the city of Auraria, now Denver, in 1859 and is claimed to be the first Jewish settler in Colorado. He married Cecilia Joel and the couple had two daughters. Hyman originally set up as a mercantile man but he was also involved with the Capitol Hydraulic Company, the Platte River Ditch Company, and several other businesses in Denver along with his brother, Fred Z. Salomon. Hyman passed away on November 21, 1897.
Morris Eber was born in 1879 and immigrated from Russia in 1892. He married Ida and they had two children, Bessie and Helen. He lived in Denver, owned Eber’s Grocery Store and worked in Real Estate. One framed certificate stating that Morris Eber is hereby a citizen of the United States. The certificate is issued by the District Court of the second judicial district, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado. Stamped October 13, 1900.
Topics include: Family background in Russia, father a tailor, family got sick in the epidemic in Russia and died when Barney was 14, resisted Czarist Russia and the draft so left for America, worked as tailor, life in New York, attachment to Russia clothes and ways.