Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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 also recounts his first and second marriages, his brief time studying at...
Dates: 1976 September 20
Overview The Grimes family came to the United States from Russia Poland in the 1880s and settled in Denver and in Salt Lake City. The Pizer family were early settlers in Nebraska, where Jacob Pizer was a successful merchant. Annette Frances Pizer was born in Hastings, Nebraska. After she married Julian Lewis, she kept a scrapbook with wedding and anniversary cards. Sam Grimes worked in both Utah and Colorado before starting a junkyard in Denver. His son Max Grimes joined him in the junkyard business,...