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Isaac Hattenbach
Born: August 30, 1838, Hamburg, Prussia
Died: August 21, 1921.
Immigration: New York City, 1865

Rachel Cohn Hattenbach
Born: October 22, 1859, New York City
Died: January 10, 1924, Brooklyn, New York

Details on Isaac Hattenbach, his wife Rachel, and their time in Leadville are very limited. Isaac was born in Hamburg, Prussia in 1838. He immigrated to the United States through New York City in 1865. [1] From there Isaac seems to have taken a path westward in short segments with brief stops in New Mexico, [2] Central City, and Leadville, Colorado while periodically returning to New York for interim periods before settling there permanently in 1883. [3]

Isaac was a bachelor in 1879 when he first arrived in Leadville. He then opened shop as a saloonkeeper who operated his own storefront on the southwest corner of 2nd Street and Harrison. [4] He did not stay in Leadville long, although he did participate in a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Lodge no. 322 of the Independent Order of the B’nai B’rith in 1879. [5] In the winter of 1880, Isaac returned to New York City, and married Rachel Cohn there on February 8th. [6] The couple does appear to have returned to Leadville briefly following their wedding and are documented residing at 322 Poplar Street in the 1880 United State’s Census, [7] however the duration of time that they remained in the city is unclear. There is notice for a Lake County Court Case No. 2131 on January 31.1882, in which Isaac was given ten days to respond to a defendant’s claim, [8] but no other records for the Hattenbachs have been found to document their time in Leadville.

1 United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897, [Database] National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
2 United States Census, 1870. [Database with images]. FamilySearch (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,392). P7.
3 New York State Census, 1915. [Database]. FamilySearch Isaac Hattenbach, New York, New York, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry.com. 2012(; citing p. 07, line 30, state population census schedules, 1915). New York State Archives, Albany.
4 WM Clark, WA Root And HC Anderson. Clark, Root and 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).
5 B’nai B’rith. (Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald). November 15, 1879. P3.
6 New York Marriages, 1686-1980. [Database]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F646-N9B : 12 December 2014), Isaac Hattenbach and Rachel Cahn, 08 Feb 1880; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,562,356.
7 Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
8 County Court. (Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald). January 31, 1882. P4.

Bibliography

B’nai B’rith. Leadville, CO: Leadville Weekly Herald. November 15, 1879.

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. Denver, CO: Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory. 1879.

New York Marriages, 1686-1980. [Database]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F646-N9B : 12 December 2014), Isaac Hattenbach and Rachel Cahn, 08 Feb 1880; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,562,356.

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949. [Database]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WVV-5BB : 20 March 2015), Isaac Hattenbach, 21 Aug 1921; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,027,537

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949. [Database]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W1N-66Z : 20 March 2015), Rachel Hattenbach, 10 Jan 1924; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,032,199.

New York State Census, 1915. [Database]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9LH-2SK : 8 November 2014), Isaac Hattenbach, New York, New York, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012(; citing p. 07, line 30, state population census schedules, 1915). New York State Archives, Albany.

United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDQM-WN6 : 27 December 2014), Isaak Hattenbach, 06 Apr 1865; citing Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897, Ship Teutonia, departed from Hamburg, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746067, ) National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

United States Census, 1870. [Database with images]. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4S9-681 : 12 April 2016), Isaac Hattenbach, New Mexico, United States; citing p. 7, family 85, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,392).

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AUTHOR: Jeffrey P. Grant
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Hattenbach
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2020.
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