Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Jewish businesspeople -- Colorado

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

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Charlie's 2nd Hand Store, 2009

 File
Identifier: B112.03.0001.0011
Overview File contains a Denver Post article from 2009 regarding Charlie's 2nd Hand Tool Store in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Jewish Businesses, 1861-1979

 File
Identifier: B112.02.0001.0001
Overview File contains information on the history of Jewish businesses by Ken Bass (copy) covering the years from 1861 to 1979, as well as two copies of the Intermountain Jewish News, one from 1935 and one from 1937. The report by Ken Bass from 1979 is titled "The Story of Jewish Achievement" and covers "The Samsonite Story," "Star Bread Company's Story," "The Frankel Stationery Story," "The Central Electric Story," "The Guggenheim Story," and general "Observations."

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...

Harry Harris Coal and Wood Co.

 File
Identifier: B112.06.0001.0006
Overview File contains one envelope with "Harry Harris Coal & Wood Co. 2121 16th St., Denver, COLO." printed on it in green, as well as "Wadge or Pinnacle Coal" with a logo picture.

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.

Joseph, Solomon, 1880-circa 1992

 File
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...

Max Stein of Pueblo, circa 1932-1949

 File
Identifier: B112.03.0001.0013
Overview File contains three photocopies of articles and advertisements of Max Stein's Grocery Store in Pueblo, Colorado from around 1932-1949.

Minnette Miller and Edward Blair at Leadville, Colorado, 1978 July 9

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0002.00033
Overview "Edward Blair, curator of Healy House, a museum in Leadville, Colo., answers questions from a Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS) tour group about the Healy House and Jewish families in Leadville. Minnette Miller, the oldest living Jewish resident of Leadville at that time, talks about growing up in Leadville and what it was like to live there.Minnette Miller taught school in Leadville, Colorado for 25 years and served as the director of the Lake County Department of...

Morris Strouse , 1886-1977

 File
Identifier: B111.09.0009.0018
Overview Morris Strause was born in Braunsbach, Germany on August 28, 1835. He moved to New York where he married Theresa Holzman and traveled across the US in various merchant positions. He moved to Colorado in search of gold and settled in Grand Junction with his family in 1882 where he began a clothing business, trading furs and skins and incorporating wool when the railroad was built. He passed away in November, 1928 as the Grand Junction's oldest and longest running merchant.

Oral History Interview with Donald Meyer, 1985 August 27

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0005.00127
Overview 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 migration of his father's brothers to Colorado, and the Meyer...