Biography

Kertz

Jacob

Born: 1857, Germany

Died:?

 

Anna

Born: 1859

Died:?

 

Jennie

Born: 1878

Died:?

 

Sarah

Born: 1880

Died:?

 

Samuel

Born: 1884

Died:?

 

Infant

Born: September 21, 1882

Died: October 6, 1882

It appears that the Jacob Kertz family resided in Leadville for quite some time as records cover a period that ranges from 1880 to 1890.  The family never appears in Leadville city directories but their residence is listed at 124 West Chestnut Street in the 1880 United States Census [1] and again in the 1885 Colorado State Census. [2]  It is clear that the family lost an infant at the age of fifteen days in 1882 who is interred in the Hebrew Cemetery, [3] but there is no record of the child’s sex or name.  There are mentions of daughters Jennie and Sarah who attended Leadville’s Central School [4] and at a surprise birthday party for Jennie Van Dusen on January 31, 1890. [5]  Jacob was at one time employed at Samuel Blumberg’s clothing store and was witness to a fire there on November 22, 1890, but the extent of the damage is unknown. [6]  No other information on the Jacob Kertz family has been discovered at this time.

Names associated with this surname:

  • Jacob Kertz
  • Anna Kertz
  • Jennie (Kertz)? Van Dusen
  • Sarah Kertz
  • Samuel Kertz
  • [infant] Kertz
  • Samuel Blumberg

1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-9GS : 19 August 2017), Jacob Kertz in household of F L Walter, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 323A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

2 "Colorado State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8WN-FYJ : 1 April 2016), Jacob Kertz, 1885; citing NARA microfilm publication M158 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 498,507.

3 Leadville Hebrew Cemetery. Location Unknown.

4 “Monthly School Report”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. November 4, 1889. P1.

5 “Social News Nuggets”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. February 2, 1890. P3.

6 “Protection Against Fire”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. January 1, 1890. P3.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

"Colorado State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8WN-FYJ : 1 April 2016), Jacob Kertz, 1885; citing NARA microfilm publication M158 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 498,507.

 

“Monthly School Report”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. November 4, 1889.

 

“Protection Against Fire”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. January 1, 1890.

 

“Social News Nuggets”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. February 2, 1890.

 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-9GS : 19 August 2017), Jacob Kertz in household of F L Walter, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 323A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

Temple Israel Foundation

208 West 8th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461

303.709.7050

Temple Israel Museum

201 West 4th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461

longled@longled.cnc.net

Hebrew Cemetery

SW Corner of Evergreen Cemetery

North end of James Street, Leadville

Contact Us

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn StumbleUpon Send an Email

Copyright 2018 • Temple Israel Foundation • Leadville, Colorado