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Frank Spiegelman
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Frank Spiegelman is mentioned a single time regarding him having some sort of presence in Leadville. According to an article found in the October 2, 1907 edition of Leadville’s Herald Democrat newspaper, Frank roomed with a man named Harry White in the Harwitz store and residence at 213 Harrison Avenue. [1] The contents of the article relate to a fire which damaged or destroyed numerous Jewish businesses and homes on Harrison Avenue including Harwitz, [2] Schloss, [3] Phillips, [4] and Flaks [5] family properties. Frank Spiegelman and Harry White both managed to escape the fire by jumping out the window of their room, though they did not escape injury. Frank injured his leg and his jaw while Harry was “slightly injured internally.”

There are no further references to Frank in any local sources such as newspapers, city directories, or censuses. The absence of vital records during his apparently short time in Leadville means there is no way to trace his origins prior to arriving in the city or after departing. The only Frank Spiegelman currently listed in the genealogical website Find a Grave died in 1950 with an unlisted birth year. His grave, found in Philadelphia, is of a man whose residency never changed from Pennsylvania as evidenced by the reported birthyears of his children in the 1910 US Census. [6] He is also the only individual in the census with that combination of given name and surname.

1 Lower Harrison Invaded by Destroying Flames (Leadville, CO: Herald Democrat), October 2, 1907, P1.
2 For more on the Harwitz family, see: Trevor Mark, Harwitz (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2020: http://www.jewishleadville.org/harwitz.html.
3 For more on the Schloss family, see: William Korn, Schloss (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/schloss.html.
4 For more on the Phillips family, see: Quinn Whittington, Phillips (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2021: http://www.jewishleadville.org/phillips.html.
5 For more on the Flaks family, see: William Korn, Flaks (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/flaks.html.
6 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGWX-N52: accessed August 9, 2021), Frank Spiegelman, Philadelphia Ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 355, sheet 3A, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1394, FHL microfilm 1,375,407.

Bibliography

Korn, William. Flaks. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/flaks.html.

Korn, William. Schloss. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/schloss.html.

Lower Harrison Invaded by Destroying Flames. Leadville, CO: Herald Democrat. October 2, 1907.

Mark, Trevor. Harwitz. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2020: http://www.jewishleadville.org/harwitz.html.

“United States Census, 1910.” Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGWX-N52: accessed August 9, 2021). Frank Spiegelman, Philadelphia Ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 355, sheet 3A, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T624. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982. Roll 1394, FHL microfilm 1,375,407.

Whittington, Quinn. Phillips. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2021: http://www.jewishleadville.org/phillips.html.

To cite any of the information in this biography, please use the following reference.

AUTHOR: Quinn Whittington
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Spiegelman
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2021
STABLE URL: http://www.jewishleadville.org/spiegelman.html

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