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Europe, Eastern -- Emigration and immigration

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Adolf Goldhammer Wholesale Wines and Liquors Jug

 Collection
Identifier: B386
Overview Adolf Goldhammer was born 1847 in Hungary and immigrated to Denver, Colorado in 1885 with his wife Betta and sons Abe and Jacob. He operated a liquor store and saloon hall that was often used as a meeting place for the Jewish community to hold meetings, plays and other cultural events. Collection consists of one stoneware whiskey jug from Adolf Goldhammer Wholesale Wines and Liquors. Painted in blue on front: "Adolf Goldhammer Wholesale Wines and Liquors 2633 W. Colfax Ave. Phone Main 7761 - -...
Dates: circa 1900

Chappell Family and Canteen Company Publications

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Identifier: B317
Overview Joseph Chappel was born in Slonim, Belarus in 1903 and died in Denver in 1992. A history in Yiddish of the town of Slonim, Belarus. contains information and photographs of the Chappell family. The national Canteen Company is vending machine company. The Canteen Company of Colorado was started in Denver by Joseph Chappell when he became a distributor in Denver, Colorado in 1933. His son William Chappell also managed the Canteen Company of Colorado. The bound copies of "Canteen News" 1937-1951,...
Dates: 1900-1951

Goldstein Family Digitized Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: B393
Overview Moses-Isaac and Faye Rosenthal Goodstein arrived in Denver 1872 after fleeing from Russia Poland to London. Moses-Isaac Goodstein worked for his brother in law Philip Rosenthal in the Swansea Smelting Works and the Denver Rolling Mills. Abraham Grienetz escaped conscription into the Russian Army and moved to Denver. He married Faye Goodstein in 1910 and began a grocery store near the current location of Mile High Stadium. Joe Cohen came from New York’s Lower East side and married Masha in...
Dates: circa 1885-1970

Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: B002
Overview The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society was known as the JCRS and was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients, free of charge, in all stages of the disease. The society was one of the leading tuberculosis sanatoria in the country at the turn of the century founded by a group of immigrant Eastern European Jewish men, many of whom were themselves victims of TB. Headed by Dr. Charles Spivak as Secretary (1904-1927) and by Dr. Philip...
Dates: 1897-1989; Majority of material found within 1904-1973

Kadish Gass Family Papers

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Identifier: B358
Overview Joseph Gass (1870-1943) and his brother Samuel Gass moved to Liverpool, UK. In the 1880s and they immigrated to the United States in 1890. Joseph Gass lived in the failed agrigultural colony at Atwood, Colorado. He moved to Denver, Colorado and married Mollie Kadish in 1896. Mollie Kadish was born in Russia and was brought to Denver by her father Harry Kadish in 1890 from Brest Litovsk, which was part of Russia until 1918. Harry Kadish was an officer in the Russian cavalry during the Crimean...
Dates: between 1870-2013

Levitt Family Papers

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Identifier: B315
Overview Isadore and Yetta Prezant Levitt and their descendants have lived in Denver, Colorado for over a century. Isadore (Shea) and Yetta Prezant Levitt came to Denver, Colorado from Russia in the early 1900s and settled in the Eastern European Jewish enclave around West Colfax Avenue. The Levitt Family Papers contain a family tree, a reunion directory and scanned photographs. The papers reflect the Americanization of an Eastern European Jewish extended family during the twentieth...
Dates: 1876-1995; Majority of material found in 1940-1952

Marchick Vinnik Digitized Family Photographs

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Identifier: B359
Overview Samuel and his wife Lillie Rice Marchick were born in Ostrovo, Poland. Relatives brought Samuel Marchick to Denver, Colorado in 1904. In 1908, he sent for his wife and three sons. Three daughters were born in Denver. The family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and opened a clothing store and pawn shop. Samuel Marchick bought the Tivili building and opened the Tivoli building. In 1915, he helped organize and build the first synagogue in Cheyenne. He was active in Jewish organizations in Cheyenne and...
Dates: 1935-2014

Max Rabbinoff

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Identifier: B111.08.0008.0006
Overview Max Rabinoff was a retired grocery clerk when he acted as a Santa Claus to children in the Lincoln Park housing project. He collected broken and worn toys, fixing and donating them to poor and sick children. He was born in Bobroisk Minsk Russia and emigrated from Belarus in 1908. He lived in Denver for 40 years. He was survived by his wife Jenny; four daughters, Celia, Ann, Helen, and Ethel; two sons, Abe and Leo; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Dates: 1879-2008

Oral History Interview with Ann Witkin, 1987 March 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0006.00136
Overview Family came to Denver around 1900 from Eastern Europe because they knew Dr. Nelson. Father ran a store.
Dates: 1987 March 1

Oral History Interview with Dora Goldstein, 1979 August 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.04.0007.00002
Overview Topics include: Why family emigrated, what family did before in Europe, life in New York, life in Denver and at Beth Israel, work life and family life, old country health remedies.
Dates: 1979 August 1