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Jewish families -- Colorado

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 176 Collections and/or Records:

Sherrye Berger and Sigman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B300
Overview Louis K. Sigman, the owner of K&G packing, the largest independent meat packing plant in Colorado, was the son of East European immigrants. Born in 1881, he moved to Denver as a young boy. To support himself, Louis shined shoes and sold matches and newspapers to earn enought money to bring his parents to Colorado from Russia. In Denver, his father opened Sigman's Grocery in the West Colfax neighborhood. Louis began his meat business with just one calf and went on to become a well-known...
Dates: 1900-1997

Shubert and Anne Fendrich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B244
Overview Collection contains publications, correspondence, obituaries, newspaper clippings and religious objects from Schubert and Anne Fendrich.
Dates: 1878-1990

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...
Dates: 1896-2002

Sophie Peterman Wedding Dress

 Collection
Identifier: B249
Overview

Sophie Miller Peterman was born in 1900 in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, who were pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. In about 1920, Sophie Miller married Joseph (Joe) Peterman, and they had a daughter named Norma. Sophie Peterman died in Denver in 1986. The collection consists of one ivory satin wedding gown worn by Sophie Peterman on her wedding day.

Dates: 1915-1920

Souvenir Gold Bucket, Between 1891-1956

 Item
Identifier: B167.03.0004.00007
Scope and Contents Small silver souvenir gold bucket with ''Cripple Creek Colo.'' embossed on one side and an image of the Elkton Mine on the other side; handle with a twist in middle. Dent in bucket on the text. Bottom marked staerling.
Dates: Between 1891-1956

Spivak Letters, National Library of Israel

 Collection
Identifier: B375
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak was born in Russia in 1861 and died in Denver, Colorado in 1927. He arrived in New York City in 1882 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1893, Charles Spivak married Jennie Charsky and they had three children: David, Deena, and Ruth. Jennie Charsky was born in Russia in 1871 and briefly studied law at Cornell before graduating from the University of Denver. Because of Jennie's poor health the Spivaks moved to Denver in 1886. Dr....
Dates: 1919-1920

Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B252
Overview Star Bakery was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. The bakery was first in a 28 by 75 foot building that served as the bakery, office, and as the Boscoe home. The bakery grew to a modernized complex that filled almost the entire block. Early bakery products were distributed in a horse drawn wagon and neighborhood women kept their cholent (type of Sabbath stew) in the bakery overns for the Sabbath...
Dates: 1956-1968

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys...
Dates: 1880-2006

Temple Sinai Slides

 Collection
Identifier: B259
Overview Temple Sinai is a Reform Synagogue in Denver founded by Rabbi Raymond Zwerin in 1967. It is located at 3509 S. Glencoe Street. Collection contains slides, negatives, and architectural negatives from Temple Sinai. Several slides of Rabbi Zwerin from about age 3 on, Zwerin family photographs, photos of Temple events and construction.
Dates: circa 1940-1987

The Holy Scriptures, 1947

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0003.00001
Overview This is "The Holy Scriptures" book. The front of the book reads "The Holy Scriptures" and "Dorothy Anne Katz & Ernest Karl Loeb United In Marriage August 22nd 1948". The first page reads "The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text" "A New Translation" "With the Aid of Previous and with Constant Consultation of Jewish Authorities" and "Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society of America 5707-1947". There is also some Hebrew text as headings. In the middle of the book, there are...
Dates: 1947