Fleissner (Fleißner)

Joseph N. Fleissner. (Fleisner/Fleißner)

Born: 1854, Austria-Hungary

Died: May 29, 1922. Ramsey, Minnesota

Immigration to U.S.: 1869

 

Known U.S. Relatives:

 

Rika Fleissner (Simon) (First Wife)

Born: 1857, German

Died: September 30, 1899. St Paul, Minnesota.

 

Mollie (Herz) Fleissner (Second Wife)

Born: 1858, Germany

Died: April 4, 1953

Immigration to US: 1879

Married Joseph, November 7, 1900

Herbert Fleissner (Son)

Born: April, 1885, Minnesota

Died: June 12, 1954. St. Louis, Minnesota

 

Estelle “Stella” Fleissner (Daughter)

Born: 1887, Colorado

Died: December 22, 1926

 

Gertrude Fleissner (Daughter, Henly)

Born: December 5, 1890, St Paul, Minnesota

Died: June 22, 1982. Hennepin County, Minnesota

OCCUPATION(s): Clerk (1883) Sands, Pelton & Co. (Dry Goods) 312 Harrison Avenue. Saloon owner The Clipper (Saloon and Lunch Counter) 406 Harrison Avenue 1885-88 in Leadville, Clerk at Harris Meyers’ (Clothing) in 1888. Leaves Leadville to open new branch of The Clipper in Aspen in 1889.

 

Related Names:

Sands/Sandelowski (Employer)

Simon, Sigmund (Brother-in-law and business partner).

Names associated with this surname:

  • Joseph N. Fleissner
  • Rika (Simon) Fleissner
  • Mollie (Herz) Fleissner
  • Herbert Fleissner
  • Estelle “Stella” Fleissner
  • Gertrude Fleissner

Joe Fleissner [1] first arrived in Leadville sometime in 1883, and took a position as a clerk with the Sands, Pelton & Co. clothing store. [2]  It is not entirely clear if the family came with him on this trip. Joe had immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1869 [3] when he was somewhere between the ages of 15 and 19. [4] He originally settled in Ramsey County, Minnesota.  From there he and his family, wife Rika [5] and infant son Herbert, [6] moved back to Leadville by 1886, moved again to Aspen, Colorado, in 1889, [7] and after a brief stay there returned to Minnesota for good sometime between April [8] and December of 1890. [9]

Initially, it appears that Joe came to Colorado on his own, perhaps prospecting for business opportunities.  He appears in the 1883 city directory as a clerk for Sands & Pelton, and is not seen again in Leadville until 1886 when he is listed as manager of The Clipper saloon and lunch counter located at 406 Harrison Avenue, and sharing a residence with brother-in-law Sigmund Simon. [10] In 1887, they were both co-managing The Clipper [11] and were joint proprietors of the establishment by 1888. [12]

Although it is unclear if his first wife Rika, and their son, Herbert, were with Joe in 1883, but most certainly returned with him in 1886 as their daughter, Stella, was born in Leadville in 1887. [13]  The Fleissner family would only stay in Leadville for a brief time.  Joe ceded his interest in the Clipper to Sigmund by the end of 1888, then worked briefly as a clerk at the Harris and Meyers clothing store [14] before moving on to Aspen to open a new version of The Clipper there in 1889. [15] The family’s time in Aspen was also short-lived, returning to Minnesota [16] before the birth of their youngest daughter, Gertrude, in December of 1890. [17]

1 There are several variations of this name in various Leadville and other US resources. With the combination of family members, and relative events it can be established that the correct spelling of the head of this family is Joseph N. Fleissner, or the German; Fleißner, which is typically translated into the English alphabet as “SS”.

2 Corbett, TB and Balanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fourth Annual City Directory: The City Of Leadville For 1883”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1883. P 104/125

3 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch

4 Sources have multiple birth years listed for Joe Fleissner. The most consitent is 1854, however, some listings are as early as 1851.

5 "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPXP-K47 : 4 December 2014), Rika Fluschner.

6 "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4ZK-M3J : 4 December 2014), Herbert Joseph Fleissner.

7 “St. Louis Beer Always Fresh on Draught”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. November 16, 1889. P 4

8 “The Day’s Diary”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. Aspen, CO; USA. April 3, 1890.

9 "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD8J-TFD : 4 December 2014), Joseph Fleissner in entry for Estelle Fleissner.

10 Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Seventh Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1886”. P 119.

11 Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1888” Pp 119, 134

12 “The Clipper”. The Leadville Evening Chronicle. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. August 9, 1888. P4.

13 Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD8J-TFD : 4 December 2014), Joseph Fleissner in entry for Estelle Fleissner.

14 Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Tenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1889”.

15 ”Electric Light Contract Made And A Batch Of Liquor Licenses Issued”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. Aspen,

Co; USA. October 1, 1889. P 4.

16 “The Day’s Diary”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. Aspen, CO; USA. April 3, 1890. P 4.

17 "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDST-F8X : 4 December 2014), Joseph N. Fleisner in entry for Fleisner, 05 Dec 1890

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1888”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1888.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Tenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1889”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1889.

 

Clark, WM, Root WA and Anderson, HC. “Clark, Root and Co’s First Annual City Directory Of Leadville And Business Directory Of Carbonateville, Kokomo And Malta For 1879”. Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory; Denver, CO: USA. 1879.

 

Corbett, TB, Hoye, WC and Ballaneger, JH. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inahbitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1880”. Democrat Printing Company; Leadville, CO: USA. 1880.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Second Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1881”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1881.

 

Corbett, TB and Balanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fourth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1883”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1883. Pg 104/125

 

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Seventh Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1886”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1886.

 

“A Birthday Party”. The Leadville Evening Chronicle. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. October 3, 1888. P4.

 

“The Clipper”. The Leadville Evening Chronicle. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. August 9, 1888. P4.

 

“The Day’s Diary”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. Aspen, CO; USA. April 3, 1890.

 

”Electric Light Contract Made And A Batch Of Liquor Licenses Issued”. The Aspen Evening Chronicle. Aspen, Co; USA. October 1, 1889.

 

“Local And Personal” The Aspen Daily Times. Aspen, Co; USA. July 21, 1889

 

"Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDST-F8X : 4 December 2014), Joseph N. Fleisner in entry for Fleisner, 05 Dec 1890; citing Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,309,123.

 

"Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M5-MFYV : 13 June 2016), Joe Fleissner and Mollie Herz, 07 Nov 1900, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States; citing p. 334, local historical societies and universities, Minnesota; FHL microfilm 1,313,332.

 

"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD35-2KS : 4 December 2014), Joseph Fleissner, 29 May 1922; citing St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, reference CN 22599; FHL microfilm 2,218,081.

 

"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD8J-TFD : 4 December 2014), Joseph Fleissner in entry for Estelle Fleissner, 22 Dec 1926; citing St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, reference cn26110; FHL microfilm 2,218,727.

 

"Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4ZK-M3J : 4 December 2014), Herbert Joseph Fleissner, 12 Jun 1954; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Saint Louis, Minnesota, record 1246913, certificate number 028789, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

 

"Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4CV-MNP : 4 December 2014), Mollie Fleissner, 04 Apr 1953; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Ramsey, Minnesota, record 1211098, certificate number 027062, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

 

"Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPXP-K47 : 4 December 2014), Rika Fluschner, 30 Sep 1899; citing St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, , Public Health Center, St. Paul; FHL microfilm 1,309,251.

 

"Minnesota State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQDN-P52 : 3 April 2016), Joseph Fleissner, St. Paul city, Ward 03, Ramsey, Minnesota; citing p. 3, line 4, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,798.

 

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93V-3R9 : accessed 22 August 2017), Joseph Fleissner, Election Districts 2 & 12 (incl. Salvation Army Rescue Home) St. Paul city Ward 9, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 139, sheet 2A, family 22, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,786.

 

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW1S-DJL : accessed 23 August 2017), Mollie Fleissner in household of Joseph Fleissner, St Paul Ward 7, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States; citing ED 75, sheet 2B, line 94, family 52, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 854; FHL microfilm 1,820,854.

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