Leadville incorporates as a city electing Horace Tabor as Mayor.
July 14, 1879
Gustave "Fred" Jelenko dies (from an overdose of medicinal opium). His death, Jewish tradition, and Leadville’s explosive growth reinforce the community’s need for a Jewish cemetery.
101,000 square feet of the southwest corner of Evergreen Cemetery is purchased by the Hebrew Benevolent Association.
Gustave “Fred” Jelenko was the first to be buried in the new Hebrew Cemetery in Leadville.
Minette Miller dies. She is the last resident descendant of the pioneering Jews in Leadville.
Temple Israel Foundation acquires the Hebrew Cemetery through a Quiet Title action.
Organized restoration efforts begin with the assistance of the Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith and B’nai Vail.
The Hebrew Cemetery is re-consecrated after years of cleanup efforts led by the Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith.
The Hebrew Cemetery establishes Block E for modern burials.
The annual volunteer Clean-up Weekend celebrates 20 years of Denver chapter of B’nai B’rith’s ongoing support of cemetery upkeep.