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Louis Goldman
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Visitors to the Temple Israel Museum made museum staff aware that a Jewish ancestor named Louis Goldman lived in Leadville at some point during the 1880s. Unfortunately, we have no vital records on Louis making him difficult to identify. What we do have, however, are possibly two Louis/Lewis Goldmans who lived or worked in Leadville and Gunnison County between 1879 and 1880. Another possibility is that they were the same person working in different professions in different locations over the course of two years.

The first mention of a Louis Goldman in Leadville can be found in the 1879 city directory which lists him as a carpenter residing at Lafayette Avenue. [1] Nothing else is known about him. The second appearance of a Louis Goldman in Leadville comes in 1880 at which time local newspapers reported on him selling mine shares on three separate occasions, once in March [2] and twice [3] in April. [4] That same Louis Goldman is also found in the 1880 US Census [5] living in nearby Gunnison County where he was also selling mine shares. [6]

No further information is available on Louis Goldman or his time in Leadville.

1 W. M. Clark, W. A. Root and H. C. Anderson, Clark, Root & Co.’s First Annual City Directory of Leadville and Business Directory of Carbonateville, Kokomo and Malta for 1879 (Denver, CO: Daily Times Steam Printing House and Book Manufactory, 1879), P62.
2 Mining News and Transfers (Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Democrat), March 20, 1880, P4.
3 The Mines (Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald), April 3, 1880, P1.
4 The Mines (Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald), April 24, 1880, P2.
5 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDN-HXQ: accessed June 14, 2021), Lewis Goldman in household of Saml Samuels, Precinct 3, Gunnison, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 53, sheet 113C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,090.
6 Real Estate and Mining Transfers (Gunnison, CO: The Gunnison News), November 27, 1880, P4.

Bibliography

Clark, W. M., W. A. Root and H. C. Anderson. Clark, Root & Co.’s First Annual City Directory of Leadville and Business Directory of Carbonateville, Kokomo and Malta for 1879. Denver, CO: Daily Times Steam Printing House and Book Manufactory, 1879.

Mining News and Transfers. Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Democrat. March 20, 1880.

Real Estate and Mining Transfers. Gunnison, CO: The Gunnison News. November 27, 1880.

The Mines. Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald. April 3, 1880.

The Mines. Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald. April 24, 1880.

"United States Census, 1880." Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDN-HXQ: accessed June 14, 2021). Lewis Goldman in household of Saml Samuels, Precinct 3, Gunnison, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 53, sheet 113C, NARA microfilm publication T9. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. FHL microfilm 1,254,090.

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AUTHOR: Quinn Whittington
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Goldman
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2021
STABLE URL: http://www.jewishleadville.org/goldman.html

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