Biography

Rosenthal

Phillip Rosenthal

Born: Poland, 1845

Died:

 

Fanny Rosenthal

Born: Germany, 1847

Died:

 

Esther “Essie” Rosenthal

Born: Germany, 1865

Died:

 

Bettie Rosenthal

Born:

Died:

Rosie Rosenthal

Born: Ohio, 1868

Died:

 

Jacob Rosenthal

Born: Pennsylvania, June 10, 1877

Died:

 

Tillie Rosenthal

Born: Denver, 1880

Died:

 

May Rosenthal

Born:

Died:

 

 

Names associated with this surname:

  • Phillip Rosenthal
  • Fanny Rosenthal
  • Esther "Essie" Rosenthal
  • Bettie Rosenthal
  • Rosie Rosenthal
  • Jacob Rosenthal
  • Tillie Rosenthal
  • May Rosenthal

The Rosenthal family was quite large and likely maintained two homes, one in Leadville and another in Denver, [1] between 1880 and 1895.  Their only census record shows the family in Denver,  however they are frequently mentioned in Leadville newspaper articles during this period despite their absence from both the Denver and Leadville city directories between 1881 and 1895.

 

Fanny Rosenthal was present, without her husband, at the first anniversary ball to commemorate the founding of the Rocky Mountain Lodge of the B’nai B’rith on November 9, 1880. [2]  Phillip Rosenthal is shown in the Denver directory as the proprietor of a scrap metal and paper stock operation during this year. [3]

Bettie Rosenthal was likely close with the Shoenberg sisters, appearing with them at both the Hebrew Ladies’ Pink Domino Hop on March 15, 1883, [4] and again at the Knights of Pythias ball on November 1, 1883. [5] Fanny and Bettie gave a fish bowl and set of flower vases to Solomon Rice on the occasion of his wedding in 1883. [6]  Bettie appears to have had many friends in Leadville. She maintained a relationship with the Lindauer family after they left Leadville for Gunnison City in 1881.  She married Simon Weisberger at their home in that city on July 8, 1884. [7]

The younger Rosenthal daughters, Essie, who was born in Denver in 1880, and May, who was born in Colorado (the date and city are unclear) also attended Leadville social functions.  May attended Claire Mayer’s fourth birthday party on August 20, 1889. [8]  Essie was present at the thirteenth birthday celebration for Sol Cohn on December 7, 1895. [9]  These are the last mentions of the Rosenthal family in Leadville, although their youngest son, Joseph Rosenthal, served with the United States’ Army during the First World War. [10]

1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFD8-BTN : 19 August 2017), Essie Rosenthal in household of Phillip Rosenthal, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 1, sheet 7B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0087; FHL microfilm 1,254,087.

2 “The B’nai B’rith”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. November 14, 1880. P4.

3 TB Corbett, WC Hoye & Co. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s Eighth 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 1880”. 2011. Brigham Young University Internet Archive. Provo, UT; USA.

4 “Pink Dominoes”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. March 16, 1881. P2

5 “The Knight’s Ball”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. November 2, 1881. P1.

6 “Rich Remembrances”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. October 6, 1883. P6.

7 “Social Summary”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. July 8, 1884. P8. AND: “Social Summary”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. July 19, 1884. P8.

8 “The World Of Society”. Leadville, CO: USA. Herald Democrat. August 21, 1889. P6.

9 “Society On The Qui Vive”. Leadville, Co; USA. Herald Democrat. December 8, 1895. P5.

10 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6DF-RKG : 13 March 2018), Jacob Rosenthal, 1917-1918; citing Chicago City no 58, Illinois, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,613,683.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

Corbett, TB, Hoye, WC & Co. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s Eighth 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 1880”. 2011. Brigham Young University Internet Archive. Provo, UT; USA.

 

“Pink Dominoes”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. March 16, 1881.

 

“Rich Remembrances”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. October 6, 1883.

 

“Social Summary”. Leadville, CO; USA. Herald Democrat. July 8, 1884.

 

“Social Summary”. Leadville, CO; USA. Carbonate Chronicle. July 19, 1884.

 

“Society On The Qui Vive”. Leadville, Co; USA. Herald Democrat. December 8, 1895.

 

“The B’nai B’rith”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. November 14, 1880.

 

“The Knight’s Ball”. Leadville, CO; USA. Leadville Daily Herald. November 2, 1881.

 

“The World Of Society”. Leadville, CO: USA. Herald Democrat. August 21, 1889.

 

“United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFD8-BTN : 19 August 2017), Essie Rosenthal in household of Phillip Rosenthal, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 1, sheet 7B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0087; FHL microfilm 1,254,087.

 

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6DF-RKG : 13 March 2018), Jacob Rosenthal, 1917-1918; citing Chicago City no 58, Illinois, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,613,683.

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