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Adolph S. Heiner
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Married to: Mrs. Heiner
In Leadville: 1889-1890

Mrs. Heiner
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Married to: Adolph Heiner
In Leadville: 1889-1890

Janette Heiner
Born: 1886
Died: April 4, 1889
Parents: Adolph and Mrs. Heiner
In Leadville: 1889

Jacob Heiner
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Married to: Unknown
In Leadville: 1889-1890

Abe Heiner
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Married to: Unknown
In Leadville: 1891

Four individuals with the name Heiner were enumerated in Leadville between 1889 and 1891. Beginning in 1889, two households were listed in the Leadville city directory; that of Adolph S. Heiner, and Jacob Heiner. In 1891 one individual named Abe Heiner briefly appeared in Leadville city directories. While Jacob Heiner has not been verified as Jewish, his occupation of peddler was common among immigrant Jews of the late 19th century in the western mining camps. Abe Heiner is equally un-documented.

Adolph Heiner Household

Adolph S. Heiner was listed as a clerk in the store of fellow Jewish merchant Ben Davies [1] , with a residence at 107 East 3rd Street during 1889. [2] Adolph arrived in Leadville on an undetermined date with his wife and daughter in 1889 or 1888. The family did not appear in 1888 city directory, suggesting they arrived late in 1888 or early 1889. In early April of 1889, the couple’s daughter Janetta died unexpectedly at the age of 3 years and was buried in Temple Israel’s cemetery. [3] Late that year, a notice in the American Israelite identified Mrs. A. Heiner as a member of the Temple Israel choir during the time Ben Davies was cantor. [4] Given the fact that Adolph S. Heiner was identified as an employee of Ben Davies in 1889, there is little doubt that Mrs. A. Heiner was the wife of Adolph. Additionally, Mrs. Heiner was counted among the attendees of a “Coffee Klatch” at the Schloss household on the 200 block of West 5th Street in October of 1889. [5] The family of Jacob Schloss was prominent in the liquor business and participated in local Jewish events and ceremonies at Temple Israel. In early 1890, Adolph signed a petition for the construction of a new post office. [6] Following this small appearance, Adolph and his wife did not appear in subsequent Leadville directories, or local newspapers. While 1890 was a census year, those schedules were destroyed in a fire, and as a result, further detailed information on Adolph and Mrs. Heiner is not available. Their movements before and after their short time in Leadville were not found by this researcher.

Jacob Heiner Household

In 1889 Jacob Heiner was listed as a peddler and resident of 224 Harrison Avenue- a 2 ½ story structure which house a saloon on the ground floor and rooms above. [7] He made no verified appearances in local newspapers during 1889 or 1890. In 1890, Jacob was listed again as a peddler, this time with a residence at 107 East 2nd Street [8] - the same location as the tailor shop and residence of Jewish tailor Joseph Harwitz. [9] Further evidence of the movements of Jacob prior to 1889 and after 1890 were not located by this researcher.

Abe Heiner Household

Abe Heiner was a largely undocumented individual who appeared only in the 1891 Leadville city directory as a laborer at the livery stable of William Irvine and resident of 127 East 4th Street. His movements before and after his short time in Leadville are unknown.

1 For more information on Ben Davies, see http://jewishleadville.org/davies.html
2 1889 Leadville City Directory p. 137
3 “Child Dies” The Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, April 5, 1889 p. 3
4 “Dec. 15” The American Israelite (Cincinnati, Ohio) · Thu, Dec 26, 1889 · Page P7
5 “Pleasantly Entertained” The Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, October 7, 1889 p. 4
6 “It Looks like Business” Herald Democrat, February 19, 1890 p. 4
7 1889 Leadville City Directory p. 137
8 1890 Leadville City Directory p. 140
9 1890 Leadville City Directory p. 138, for more information on the Harwitz family, see http://jewishleadville.org/harwitz.html

Bibliography

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth-Thirty 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 1888-1918”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1888.

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth-Thirty 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 1888-1918”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1889.

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth-Thirty 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 1888-1918”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1890.

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Ninth-Thirty 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 1888-1918”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1891.

The Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, Lake County, Colorado, Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Herald Democrat, Lake County, Colorado, Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

The American Israelite Cincinnati, Cayuga County, Ohio accessed via Newspapers.com


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AUTHOR: Trevor Mark
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Heiner
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville CO; USA. 2021
STABLE URL: http://www.jewishleadville.org/heiner.html

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