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Louis (“Lewis”) Meyer
Occupation: Jeweler at Goldstein and Brodie
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It is estimated that Louis Meyer lived in Leadville between 1881 and 1882 where he first resided at 309 Harrison Avenue before moving to 126 East 4th Street. [1] He worked as a jeweler at Goldstein and Brodie, a Jewish-owned jewelry store which mainly hired Jewish employees. [2]

There are only two significant mentions of Louis in local newspapers with the first being a notice of him battling pneumonia and leaving for Colorado Springs to recuperate. [3] The second was of his departure from Leadville for Denver with the reason being that Goldstein and Brodie were relocating the business to Denver and wanted to retain Louis as an employee. [4]

Though his time in Leadville was short, the Leadville Daily Herald article announcing his move noted that he had a “courteous demeanor and uniformly pleasant manners” and that he had made many friends. [5]

1 Thomas B. Corbett and John H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Second Annual Leadville 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: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1881): pp. 215; Thomas B. Corbett and John H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Third Annual Leadville 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 (Leadville: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1882): pp. 209.
2 Thomas B. Corbett and John H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Second Annual Leadville 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: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1881): pp. 215; Thomas B. Corbett and John H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Third Annual Leadville 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 (Leadville: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1882): pp. 209.
3 “Personal,” Leadville Daily Herald (Leadville, CO) April 7, 1882: 1.
4 “Social Gossip,” Leadville Daily Herald (Leadville, CO) July 23, 1882: 4.
5 “Social Gossip,” Leadville Daily Herald (Leadville, CO) July 23, 1882: 4.

Bibliography

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. Search criteria, “Lake County” “Cooperman” “Louis Meyer.” https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ (accessed July 7, 2019).

Corbett, Thomas B. and John H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Annual Leadville City Directory Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville. Leadville: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers. Via Lake County Public Library.

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