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Ed L. Stein (Stine)
Occupation: Jeweler
Born: N/A
Birthplace: N/A
Died: N/A

Ed Stein was a purportedly “well known jeweler of New York” who came to Leadville in November, 1883. [1] Despite the assertion by the Leadville Daily Herald that Ed was a well-known jeweler, no individual matching his name and profession appears in the 1880 US Census in New York.

Upon arriving in Leadville, Ed began working for local jeweler Sol Rice [2] whose business was located on the second story of 321 Harrison Avenue just above the prominent Monheimer family’s clothing store. [3] Ed was not listed in city directories or in the 1885 Colorado Census, indicating that his stay in Leadville was brief. Due to a lack of vital records, it is not known where Ed moved to after leaving Leadville.

Despite both Ed L. Stein and Samuel Stein having lived in Leadville in the same year, there is no indication that they were related.

Ed Stein worked at Sol Rice’s jewelry store located on the second floor of the building shown above.

Ed Stein worked at Sol Rice’s jewelry store located on the second floor of the building shown above.

Courtesy of Lake County Public Library Mountain History Collection.

Monheimer Bros., scanned negative of drawing, 32.6 cm x 31.1 cm, Mountain History Collection, Lake County Public Library, Leadville, accessed September 30, 2020: http://69.146.43.46:8081/pages/view.php?search=monheimer&k=&modal=&display=xlthumbs&order_by=relevance&offset=0&per_page=48&archive=&sort=DESC&restypes=1%2C2%2C3%2C4%2C5&recentdaylimit=&foredit=&ref=2893

Samuel Stein
Occupation: Clerk
Born: N/A
Birthplace: N/A
Died: N/A

Little is known of Samuel Stein and his time in Leadville. He first appeared on a guest list for a New Year’s party hosted by Samuel Mayer [4] and attended by some of Leadville’s most notable Jewish citizens. [5] Samuel’s only listing in Leadville’s city directories was in 1883 which noted him as a clerk working for Myers Harris, [6] a Jewish clothing store owner. [7] According to the 1883 directory, Samuel Stein also resided at 125 Harrison Avenue, the same address as Samuel Mayer’s pawn shop. [8] Any professional or personal relationship between Samuel Stein and Samuel Mayer is not known, however.

Samuel Stein was seemingly in Leadville only briefly as he does not appear in the 1880 US Census in Colorado, the 1885 Colorado Census, or in any further local historical records.

Despite both Ed L. Stein and Samuel Stein having lived in Leadville in the same year, there is no indication that they were related.

1 Personal Points, (Leadville. CO: Leadville Daily Herald) November 29, 1883, P1.
2 For more on the Rice family, see: Trevor Mark, Rice (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2018: http://www.jewishleadville.org/rice.html.
3 For more on the Monheimer family, see: Quinn Whittington, Monheimer (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2018: http://www.jewishleadville.org/monheimer.html.
4 For more information on the Mayer family, see: Crystal Turpin et al., Mayer (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2020: http://www.jewishleadville.org/mayer.html.
5 Sylvester Evening, (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle) January 6, 1883, P1.
6 For more information on the Harris family, see: Matt Hulstine, Harris (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2018: http://www.jewishleadville.org/harris.html.
7 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett 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 (Leadville, CO: Corbett and Ballenger Publishers, 1883), P254.
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Bibliography

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett 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. Leadville, CO: Corbett and Ballenger Publishers, 1883.

Hulstine, Matt. Harris. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2018. http://www.jewishleadville.org/harris.html.

Mark, Trevor. Rice. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2018. http://www.jewishleadville.org/rice.html.

Monheimer Bros. Scanned negative of drawing. 32.6 cm x 31.1 cm. Mountain History Collection, Lake County Public Library, Leadville. Accessed September 30, 2020. http://69.146.43.46:8081/pages/view.php?search=monheimer&k=&modal=&display=xlthumbs&order_by=relevance&offset=0&per_page=48&archive=&sort=DESC&restypes=1%2C2%2C3%2C4%2C5&recentdaylimit=&foredit=&ref=2893.

Personal Points. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. November 29, 1883.

Sylvester Evening. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. January 6, 1883.

Turpin, Crystal, et al. Mayer. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2020. http://www.jewishleadville.org/mayer.html.

Whittington, Quinn. Monheimer. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2018. http://www.jewishleadville.org/monheimer.html.

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

AUTHOR: Quinn Whittington
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Stein
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2020
STABLE URL: http://www.jewishleadville.org/stein.html

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