Temple Israel
Surname Help!
Surname Help

The Temple Israel Museum needs your help!

We are continuously researching and writing biographies for known and discovered Jews who lived in Leadville in the 1800s and early 1900s. However, in some cases, we have found no or very little information about a person or surname. That is where you can help! Many of the Jews who lived in Leadville moved away leaving behind the mystery of what happened to those people or families. Therefore, those decendents were raised in other parts of the United States or other countries. If you are a decendant of a Jew who lived in Leadville, even if the modern surname is not the same, we want to hear from you! Please keep in mind the following:

  • The person needs to be Jewish.*
  • Must have lived in Leadville for some length of time.
  • We are focused on the time period from the 1800s to about the 1930s or 1940s.**
  • We are interested in relevant images.
  • We are interested in relevant family and business artifacts.

*Possibly would consider a non Jewish person if closely tied with the Jews living in Leadville at the time. However, this is a rare consideration.

**If a person is documented as being of the families from the 1800s but living in Leadville in later decades of the 20th century, we are interested in them as well.

Please click the button below to fill out a short contact form as a starting point to contact you about your family.

Temple Israel Foundation
208 West 8th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Temple Israel Museum
201 West 4th Street
Leadville, Colorado 80461

Hebrew Cemetery
SW Corner of Evergreen Cemetery
North end of James Street, Leadville
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