Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Rose Lenore Cohn Brown and her father Mose Cohn write about the Cohn and Ittleson families. Mose Cohn and his family lived in Carbondale, Colorado from 1890 to 1903. The Ittleson family moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and arrived in Kansas around 1886. In 1887, Emma Ittleson married Mose Cohn in Kansas and Rose Lenore was born in 1888. The Cohn family (originally Kimchi) emigrated from Lithuania and settled in Ravana, Kansas. Mose Cohn writes about some of his adventures in the western...
Overview Ira C. Rothgerber, Sr. (1878-1956), and Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. (-1993), were a father and son who gained acclaim in Colorado for their legal work throughout the 20th century. Ira C. Rothgerber, Sr., was born in 1878 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1901. In 1903, Rothgerber and Walter Appel became law partners and opened their own law firm, Rothgerber & Appel (now Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP). In 1913, Rothgerber, Sr., was elected judge...
Overview Saliman's Bar and Grill was opened by Samuel Saliman near the beginning of the 1920s and was in operation for almost a century under various names. The restaurant was located at 1920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO. and later at other locations in downtown Denver. The collection contains a menu from C and E Saliman's Grill and a silver plated teaspoon from Saliman's. There are two photos of the restaurant in B063 (Beck Photograph Collection).
Dates: circa 1930
Overview Russian born Samuel D. Bernstein married Lena and had, possibly, seven children: Aron, Harry, Morris, Rose, Bernie Moses, and Shirley; though the census records are confusing. Samuel worked in livestock, hides and wool. Collection contains a draft of “Our Pioneers,” and papers related to the Samuel Bernstein Family from 1980 through 2000 including a brief family tree chart.
Overview Milton M. Schayer was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1876 to German-Jewish parents and died in Denver in 1935. In 1920 he founded the Bankers Building and Loan Association, and served as its first president and treasurer. His son Charles Milton Schayer, born in 1913, married Faye Greenberg in 1941. Milton M. Schayer was active in many civic and religious organizations. He was director of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, which designated him Denver’s “most valuable citizen” in 1925. He...
Overview Charles Murdock Schloss received his engineering degree from the University of Colorado and joined the Lindrooth Engineering company in 1918. His son Charles (Chuck) M. Schloss joined his father at the engineering firm in 1961. He was in the army for five years and was in combat in Korea. In 1984, Chuck Schloss founded the Schloss Engineering Company which specialized in water and wastewater equipment design and manufacturing. His daughter Kristy joined the firm and is now CEO and President of...
Overview Henry Schoen immigrated from Hungary in 1890 and worked as a salesman. He married Mildred Block on June 14, 1914 in Denver with Rabbi William S. Freidman performing the ceremony. They had two children, Lewis and Vivian. Mildred was Colorado born to German immigrant parents. The Schoen family were members of Congregation Emanuel and they, along with Mildred's mother Babette Block, in Congregation Emanuel Cemetery.Collection contains postcards, a marriage certificate, report cards...
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...
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...