Born: Bavaria, 1844
Saul Seligsberg was likely a Leadville resident for only a few months during 1880. Curiously he is listed in the 1880 Leadville city directory,  published in June,  the same month he was enumerated in the 1880 United States census in Ruby City, Colorado,  where he owned a dry goods store.  During his time in Leadville, Saul was employed as a bookkeeper at the clothing, consignment and auction enterprise belonging to David May and Moses Shoenberg while residing at 136 W. 3rd Street.  No records for Saul can be found after 1880 and a newspaper report from Irwin, Colorado, indicates he was suffering from a “…hemorrhage of the lungs.”, on July First.  It is possible he did not survive the ailment.
1 Although the directory was published in June, the data was collected over the preceding months. He was counted in Ruby City by a U.S. census enumerator on June 17, 1880.
2 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. (Leadville, CO: Democrat Printing Company. 1880). P44.
3 Year: 1880; Census Place: Ruby City, Gunnison, Colorado; Roll: 90; Page: 166B; Enumeration District: 057
4 Grand Opening. (Irwin, CO: The Elk Mountain Pilot). July15, 1880. P3.
5 Corbett, Hoye and Ballenger. Leadville, CO. 1880. P324.
6 Personal. (Irwin, CO: The Elk Mountain Pilot). July 1, 1880. P3.
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. Leadville, CO: Democrat Printing Company.1880.
Grand Opening. Irwin, CO: The Elk Mountain Pilot. July15, 1880.
Personal. Gunnison, CO: The Elk Mountain Pilot. July 1, 1880.
Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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AUTHOR: Jeffrey P. Grant
EDITOR: William Korn and Andrea Jacobs
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Seligsberg
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2022.
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