Immigrants -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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.
Dates: 1885-circa 1940
Overview Fred Zadek Salomon was born April 10, 1830 in Strelno, Poland and opened the first general mercantile house in Denver in 1959. He fought in the Civil War and was instrumental in the formation of Denver as the major city in the what would become the state of Colorado. Fred was involved with the Denver City Water Company, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Town Co., Denver Lodge No. 171, B'nai B'rith, the Merchants Protective Association, the Denver Pacific Railroad, and the Denver...
Overview 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.
Overview Joseph Solomon was born in Essen, Prussia on May 14, 1840. He moved to Nashville when he was 19 and opened a clothing store there. He married Emma Adler in 1865 and moved to Kentucky 9 years later with their 3 children. They moved again to Denver in 1878, now with 6 children, and Joseph opened a pawn and loan business and helped to found the early Jewish congregations in Denver. He operated a dry goods business for the miners in Alma, CO and owned the "Daisy Mine." He died in 1901 of what the...
Dates: 1880-circa 1992
Overview 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.
Dates: 1979 July 20
Overview Bessie (Mrs. William) Katchen recounts her life in a Russian village and her emigration to America, alone at the age of 14. She settled in Boston, Mass. and worked in poor conditions in a shoe factory. She talks about coming to Denver, Colo. and her life in early Denver. She also discusses the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society where her uncle was a patient. She married William Katchen and after World War I became a citizen so she could bring her mother to the United States. She also talks...
Dates: 1978 July 15
Overview "Dr. Alfred Neumann recounts his experience as a Vienna refugee and his migration to New York in 1938, where he received graduate training in social work. He discusses his marriage, family life, and positions in social work--most notably his directorship of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Denver (JFCS) from 1948 to 1976. In this interview Dr. Neumann gives details about the founding of this agency, the various services it provided, and the ways in which Jewish European immigrants...
Dates: 1976 October 6
Overview Interview covers Henry (aka Ruby) Rubenstein's arrival in Denver from Russia by himself at the age of 14. He was also a patient at JCRS and later an employee. He talks about his memories of Dr. Charles Spivak, patients, living and working at JCRS and JCRS events.
Dates: 1979 April 2
Overview "Max Grimes recounts life in Denver, Colorado, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He discusses the immigration of his ancestors from Russia and Poland to Denver and his father's various attempts to make a living in Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah. Grimes details his boyhood, pastimes, and education in Denver while also discussing numerous Jewish families and businesses in the city in the early 20th century. He recounts his first and second marriages, his brief time studying at...
Dates: 1976 September 20
Overview Topics covered: Early life in Russia, immigration, life in New York, love of learning English.
Dates: 1978 September 23