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Albert Lewin
Born: Germany, 1859
Died: Denver, 1924

Albert Lewin immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1881 [1] and almost immediately made his way to Leadville. Upon his arrival he worked as a clerk for an unknown firm located at 121 ½ East Chestnut. [2] Soon Albert partnered with Louis Waldauer [3] in a cigar manufactory, Lewin & Waldhauer, at 114 East 3rd Street and took up residence across the street at 115 East 3rd Street. [4]

A large fire destroyed the cigar shop on November 1, 1883, [5] shortly after the partners moved the firm to a more lucrative location at 411 Harrison Avenue. It is likely that the conflagration prompted Albert’s move to Denver as within a week the store’s remaining stock was moved across the street to 412 Harrison Avenue and the enterprise advertised a massive liquidation sale stating that all goods must be sold in 30 days. [6] It is likely that Albert left town immediately after the sale as dead letter notices appear in the newspapers beginning in April of 1884. [7]

Albert Lewin, circa 1910.

Albert Lewin, circa 1910.

Find A Grave, database and images. Memorial page for Albert Lewin (1859–1924). (Find A Grave Memorial no. 172255283, citing Congregation Emanuel Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA). 2019.

From Leadville Albert moved on to Denver where he partnered with Lesser Levy in a liquor distribution outlet [8] and married his sister, Mary. The couple ultimately parented nine children. [9] In 1908, Albert became the first manager of Lakeside Amusement Park, now an historic amusement park which still operates in the microscopic suburban Denver city of the same name and today boasts a total of eight residents. [10] Albert’s last will & testament notes that he was partnered in several active mining operations throughout Colorado, including the Mosquito Mine located near Leadville. [11]

Albert died of unknown causes at the age of sixty-five and rests, alongside wife Mary (1860-1929) and daughter Edna (1893-1964), at Denver’s Emmanuel Cemetery. [12]

Lakeside Amusement Park, circa 1915.

Lakeside Amusement Park, circa 1915.

Kate Rudolph. Denver, CO. 2015.

1 Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990. database with images, FamilySearch Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009, RG 21.
2 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. 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). P185.
3 For more information on Lewis Waldauer, please visit: http://www.jewishleadville.org/waldauer.html
4 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. (Leadville, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1883). P176.
5 Last Night’s Fire. (Leadville, CO: Leadville, Daily Herald. November 2, 1883). P1.
6 Fire! Fire! Fire! (Leadville, Colorado, USA. Leadville Daily Herald, November 11, 1883). P2.
7 List Of Letters. (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. April 5, 1884). P11.
8 TB Corbett and JH Ballenger. Corbet, and Ballenger’s Thirteenth 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 1886. (Denver, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers.1886). P434.
9 Year: 1910; Census Place: Denver Ward 10, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T624_116; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 1374129
10 Kate Rudolph. The History of Lakeside Amusement Park in Photos. (Denver, CO: Denver Public Library). 2015.
11 Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado. Pp196-197.
12 Memorial Page for Albert Lewin (1859–1924). [Find A Grave Memorial no. 172255283]. (Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA).

Bibliography

Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990. database with images, FamilySearch. Naturalization cards > 1880-1906, Ko-Ly > image 1146 of 1957; citing various NAID; Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009, RG 21 or Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives at Denver.

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 Thirteenth 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 1886. Denver, CO: Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1886.

Find A Grave, database and images. Memorial page for Albert Lewin (1859–1924). Find A Grave Memorial no. 172255283, citing Congregation Emanuel Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by SwHoot (contributor 49054756). 2019.

Fire! Fire! Fire! Leadville, Colorado, USA. Leadville Daily Herald, November 11, 1883.

Fox, Janice. Waldauer. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation. 2019.

Last Night’s Fire. Leadville, CO: Leadville, Daily Herald. November 2, 1883.

List Of Letters. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. April 5, 1884.

Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado.

Rudolph, Kate. The History of Lakeside Amusement Park in Photos. Denver, CO: Denver Public Library. 2015.

Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Year: 1910; Census Place: Denver Ward 10, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T624_116; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 137412

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