Jewish businesspeople -- Colorado
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Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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 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
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...
Dates: 1978 July 9
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.
Overview A large Jewish family emigrated from Wilna, Lithuania and three of the brothers went into the cattle business in Colorado. Joseph Miller was the father of Israel Miller and the grandfather of Micky Miller. Micky (Myron) married Louann, daughter of Charles and Louise Rosenbaum. Micky Miller received his law degree from the University of Denver. Both Micky and LouAnn Miller are active in the Colorado Democratic Party. Micky Miller had a successful legal career in Isaacson Rosenbaum, with his...
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...
Dates: 1985 August 27
Overview Topics covered include family history in Denver (6 generations at time of interview), mechanical engineer but when no work during depression worked as a hosiery salesmen with Jack Levy; married Dorothy Schwayder (daughter of Jesse Schwayder, founder of Samsonite). Time on NJH board and joining the Community Chest, move from Tuberculosis focus to asthma, medicine, merging and expanding facilities.
Dates: 1978 October 23
Overview Budd talks about his family background and the Jewish commmunity in Pueblo.
Dates: 1978 July 11