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Jewish businesspeople -- Colorado

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: FOR USE AT RESOURCE LEVEL ONLY

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Beck Archives Businesses Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B112
Overview

The Businesses Collection reflects the diverse role Jews played in the economic growth of the American West, particularly within Colorado. It includes a paper on Jewish businesses and articles and documents from and about a variety of businesses, dating from 1890 to 2007.

Collection on Otto Mears

 Collection
Identifier: B216
Overview Otto Mears (1840-1931) was an entrepreneurial businessman who built railroads and was essential to the development of Southwestern Colorado. The son of an English father and Russian mother, he immigrated to the United States after being orphaned at an early age. After making it all the way to California he was placed in a boardinghouse at eleven years old when relatives could not be found to care for him. After serving in the Civil War he moved to Colorado where he began to build his empire....

Eighty Years Story by Donald Meyer, 1985 August 27

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0005.00128
Overview Donald Meyer reads "Eighty Years" which he wrote about his life. Judge Donald H. Meyer, the son of Morris Meyer, describes the early life of the Meyer brothers, Morris, Sam, Max, and Charles, who emigrated from Poland in the late 1800s. He talks about his father Morris' early business efforts in Wisconsin as well as his father's marriage to his mother, a German immigrant. He also recounts the couple's move to Colorado after his father was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He further describes the...

Frankel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B149
Overview Henry Franke (1861-1909) was born in Manchester, England, but settled in Chicago, Illinois. He married his wife Lulu Kline (1865-1932) in 1882, and the couple had three children: Louis, Suzy and Henry (Henny). In 1900, the family moved to Denver (Lulu's birthplace) for Henry's health. Henry and Lulu opened Frankel Staionary store in 1906, which under the guidence of Henry Frankel Jr. eventually became the Frankel Manufacturing Company. The company produced typewriter ribbons as its first...

Fried Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B150
Overview

For over 85 years, the Fried family in Denver, Colorado owned the Fried's Art & Gift Shop. It was operated by Bela and Kate Fried's daughters Mary Fried, Bertha Fried Kleiner, and Sally Fried. This collection contains the correspondence, legal documents, personal materials of the Fried family, Fried's Art & Gift Shop records, and an embroidered woman's pump that belonged to Sally Fried.

Hyman Zadek Salomon , 1969

 File
Identifier: B111.09.0009.0002
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.

Isidor Rothschild Biography and Diary Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: B327
Overview Isidor Rothchild was a Jewish business man who worked in the grocery trade in Greeley, CO. He owned and operated the I. Rothchild Produce Company. Collection contains a biography and diary transcript from Isidor Rothschild.

Jordon and Essie Perlmutter Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B401
Overview Jordon Perlmutter was born in 1931 to immigrant parents and died in Denver on December 7, 2015. He was a Denver builder, real estate developer, and property manager. In 1951, he founded Perl-Mack Enterprises with his cousin Sam Primack. Perl Mack introduced the concept of planned communities in Denver in Northglenn, Southglenn and Montbello. In the 1983 Perl-Mack was dissolved and Jordon and his eldest son Jay founded Perlmutter and Company. Jordon Perlmutter was a trustee of the University of...

Joseph, Solomon, 1880-circa 1992

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Identifier: B111.09.0009.0013
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...

Kadish Gass Family Papers

 Collection
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...