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Emmanuel “Manny” Jandorf
Born: New York, 1859
Died:

Twenty-year-old Emmanuel “Manny” Jandorf arrived in Leadville on March 18, 1879, and took immediate residence at the International Hotel [1] located at 142 East Chestnut Street. [2] Manny found work as a clerk with the clothing firm of I. A. Kamak & Co. Manny remained there until sometime in 1880 when the storefront closed its doors and he, along with Isaac Kamak, [3] went to work for Fred Butler [4] and Henry Frankle [5] at their Palace of Fashion [6] clothing store. Both would reside at the Palace of Fashion while in their employ. [7] Later in the year Manny was in the employ of Dan Golding [8] at his Diamond Palace [9] where he also resided at 112 Harrison Avenue. [10] The firm moved to 324 Harrison Avenue in 1883 and employees were housed at 118 East 8th street at that time. [11]

Little else is known of Jandorf and his time in Leadville; he does not appear in any social notices between 1879 and 1883. During 1883, he was noted to have attended two social events within the community: The Hebrew Ladies Ball at Turner Hall on January 20th, [12] and one week later at the Apollo Club concert where it was said that he remained for the reception that followed and danced until a “late hour”. [13]

The last mention of Manny Jandorf in Leadville was his city directory listing in 1884 when he worked as a clerk for an undisclosed firm and resided in the Quincy Block at 401 Harrison Avenue. [14] It is presumed that Manny left Leadville sometime during this year and no records can be found that explain his whereabouts after this.

Far left: I.A. Kamak & Co. Clothiers, 56 East Chestnut Street circa 1880.

Far left: I.A. Kamak & Co. Clothiers, 56 East Chestnut Street circa 1880.

Courtesy Lake County Public Library.

Corner of Chestnut and Harrison. 01310PL. Leadville, CO: Colorado Mountain History Collection- Lake County Public Library. 2018.

1 Hotel Arrivals. (Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Evening Chronicle. March 19, 1879). P3.
2 Leadville, Colorado. (New York City, NY: Sanborn Map and Publishing Co. September 1883). P2.
3 For more information on Isaac Kamak, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/kamak.html
4 For more information on Fred Butler, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/butler.html
5 For more information on Henry Frankle, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/frankle.html
6 For more information on the Palace of Fashion and the 1882 fire that destroyed the building and a large portion of East Chestnut Street, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/palaceoffashionfire.html
7 United States Census, 1880. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.
8 For more information on Dan Golding, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/golding.html
9 Personal. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. February 22, 1881 P4.
10 TB Corbett, WC Hoye and JH Ballenger. Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First 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 1880. (Leadville, CO: Democrat Printing Company. 1880). P202.
11 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. 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. (Denver, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1883). Pp 101 & 159.
12 Hebrew Ladies Ball. (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. January 20, 1883). P4.
13 Apollo Club Concert. (Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. January 28, 1883). P4.
14 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fifth 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 1884. (Leadville, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1884). P146. The city directory identifies two buildings on Harrison Avenue as the Quincy Block, at 401 and 416-420 (the common and current identification).

Bibliography

Apollo Club Concert. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. January 28, 1883.

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.

Corbett, TB, Hoye, WC and Ballanger, JH. Corbet, Hoye and Co’s First 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 1880. Leadville, CO: Democrat Printing Company.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. Leadville, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1881.

Corbett, TB and Ballanger, JH. Corbet, and Ballenger’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 Denver For 1882. Denver, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1882.

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. Corbett, 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. Leadville, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1883.

Corbett, TB and Ballenger, JH. Corbet, and Ballenger’s Fifth 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 1884. Leadville, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1884.

Corner of Chestnut and Harrison. 01310PL. Leadville, CO: Colorado Mountain History Collection- Lake County Public Library. 2018.

Hebrew Ladies Ball. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. January 20, 1883.

Hotel Arrivals. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Evening Chronicle. March 19, 1879.

Leadville, Colorado. New York City, NY: Sanborn Map and Publishing Co. September 1883.

Personal. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. February 22, 1881.

United States Census, 1880. database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-C37 : 19 August 2017), Emanuel Jandorf in entry for Henry Frankle, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 78, sheet 382D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

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