Simon

Pauline Simon

Occupation: ?

Born: 1811

Birthplace: German Prussia

Death: ?

 

Barney Simon

Occupation: Merchant

Born: 1844?

Birthplace: German Prussia

Death:

 

R. Simon

Occupation: ?

Born: 1859?

Birthplace: German Prussia

Death: ?

 

Selix Simon

Occupation: ?

Born: ?

Birthplace: ?

Death: ?

 

Solomon Simon

Occupation: Barber

Born: ?

Birthplace: ?

Death: ?

Barney Simon was a merchant in Leadville. Simon was born sometime around 1844 in Poland. [1] Simon was a known resident of Leadville as early as 1879. That year, he was identified as a Jewish business owner in the city. [2] Records indicate that Barney and his sister, R. Simon, lived with the Janowitz family during the year of 1880. Barney’s sister, Goldie, was Louis Janowitz’s wife (Pauline, the mother-in-law). [3] The Simons resided at 210 West Chestnut Street with the Janowitz’s. [4] Like his in-laws, Simon was in the wholesale liquor business. It is possible that both the Simon and the Janowitz families collaborated in their enterprises.

In 1882, possible relatives of Barney, Selix Simon and Solomon Simon, resided with Isaac Barash at 121 East Fifth Street. [5] Solomon Simon worked as a barber. In 1883, Solomon relocated to 222 West Fifth Street. [6]

 

By 1884, Barney no longer appears in the City Directory, but he reappeared in Leadville to visit his mother, Pauline, for a birthday party held at the Janowitz residence in 1888. A newspaper article at the time revealed that Simon was living in St. Paul, Minnesota. [7] Further information about the Simon’s life after these events is not known.

 

 

Names associated with this surname:

  • Pauline Simon
  • Barney Simon
  • R. Simon
  • Selix Simon
  • Solomon Simon

1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFDJ-MML : 19 August 2017), B Simon in household of Lewis Janowitz, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district ED 73, sheet 316C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0091; FHL microfilm 1,254,091.

2 Breck, Allen DuPont. The Centennial History Of The Jews Of Colorado, 1859-1959. Denver, CO: Hirschfeld Press, 1961.

3 “A Birthday Party.” Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. October 13, 1888.

4 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.

5 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. 1882.

6 Corbett, TB and Balanger, JH. “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”. Corbet and Ballenger Publishers. 1883.

7 “A Birthday Party.” Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. October 13, 1888.

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