Biography

Kirschberg

Samuel Kirschberg

Born: 1850, Wishtiten, Russia

Died:

 

Emanuel Kirschberg

Born:

Died:

 

Joseph Kirschberg

Born:

Died:

Samuel Kirschberg was born in Whishtiten, Russia in 1850. [1]  He came to Leadville from New York City in 1879 and then took a position at the M. Gosline Cigars & Liquor. [2]  There is no address listed but it is assumed he roomed at the store.  Samuel was active in the Congregation Israel and attended the B’nai B’rith Organizational Banquet on November 9. [3]

 

Samuel was the first of three Kirschberg brothers to reside in Leadville; Emanuel and Joseph arrived in 1880 when Samuel purchased the Colorado Beer Hall at Chestnut and Leiter Avenue. [4] The trio then found a residence at 308 West 2nd Street a few blocks from their saloon. [5]

In 1882, the Kirschbergs moved their home to 308 West 5th Street and Samuel appears to have sold the saloon.  Emanuel opened the Kirschberg Dollar Store where Joseph and Samuel joined him.[6]  The Dollar Store did not last the year and although there is no reported reason for the store’s demise.  The Daily Herald reported a dispute between Emanuel and Shoyer & Co., a tobacco distributor from Chicago. [7] Details of the conflict are unreported [8] but it is possible that this may have had an impact on the store’s closing.  By 1883 the brothers had relocated to Denver, and never returned to Leadville. [9]

Names associated with this surname:

  • Samuel Kirschberg
  • Emanuel Kirschberg
  • Joseph Kirschberg

1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-Q9P : 19 August

2017), Samuel Kirschberg, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 340A, NARA microfilm

publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

2 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”. Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory; Denver, CO: USA. 1879.

P91.

3 “B’nai B’rith”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Weekly Herald. November 15, 1879. P3.

4 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”. Democrat Printing Company; Leadville, CO: USA. 1880. P217.

5 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. “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”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Leadville, CO; USA. 1881. P180.

6 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Thrid 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

1882”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Leadville, CO; USA. 1882. P177.

7 The Tobacco Business Directory 1882 & 1883. Vol. C1. New York, NY: Trade Mark Publication Company, 1882. Duke University

Libraries.

8 “Dew Drops”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. June 28, 1882. P1.

9 JH Ballenger and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Twelfth 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 1884”.

2011. Brigham Young University Internet Archive. Provo, UT; USA. P399.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

“B’nai B’rith”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Weekly Herald. November 15, 1879.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Twelfth 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 1884”. 2011. Brigham Young University Internet Archive. Provo, UT; USA.

 

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”. Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory; Denver, CO: USA. 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”. Democrat Printing Company; Leadville, CO: USA. 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”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Leadville, CO; USA. 1881.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballanger, JH. “Corbet, and Ballenger’s Third 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 1882”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Leadville, CO; USA. 1882.

 

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”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Denver, CO; USA. 1882.

 

Corbett, TB and Ballanger, 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”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. Leadville, CO; USA; 1883.

 

“Dew Drops”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. June 28, 1882.

 

The Tobacco Business Directory 1882 & 1883. Vol. C1. New York, NY: Trade Mark Publication Company, 1882. Duke University Libraries

 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-Q9P : 19 August 2017), Samuel Kirschberg, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 340A, 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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