Werthan

Name: Solomon Werthan

Occupation: Cigar Dealer

Born: 7 November 1848

Birthplace: Germany

Died: 21 February 1916

 

Mrs. Solomon Werthan

Occupation:

Birthplace: Germany

Born:

Died: 7 March 1894

 

Esther Werthan

Occupation:

Birthplace: Colorado

Born: 1886

Died:

Alfred Werthan:

Occupation:

Birthplace: Colorado

Born: 1888

Died:

 

Clarence Werthan:

Occupation:

Birthplace: Colorado

Born: 1900

Died:

 

Sidney Werthan:

Occupation:

Birthplace: Colorado

Born: 1902

Died:

Names associated with this surname:

  • Solomon Werthan
  • Mrs. Solomon Werthan
  • Ester Werthan
  • Alfred Werthan
  • Clarence Werthan
  • Sidney Werthan

Solomon Werthan was born in Germany on November 7, 1848. [1] Werthan made his living as a cigar dealer in Leadville and Denver, Colorado.  It is probable that Werthan established business in Leadville during the late 1870s to early 1880s.  Werthan had four children: Esther, Alfred, Clarence and Sidney.

Although it appears that Werthan and family primarily resided in Denver, he was an active community member in Leadville.  While operating his business in Leadville, Werthan was a Treasurer for the Odd Fellows. [2] Werthan also appears in an 1885 article of Leadville’s Carbonate Chronicle, noting his participation in a local cribbage tournament. [3]

Solomon Werthan passed away suddenly on February 21, 1916 at his home in Denver. According to a press release, Werthan had been struggling with disease. [4] Wethan’s final resting place is at the Congregation Emanuel Cemetery in Denver.

1 “Denver Germans”. Aspen Weekly Times. Aspen, CO; USA. April 6, 1895. P3.

2 “Suing the Sureties”. Carbonate Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. January 23, 1886. P1.

3 “A Cribbage Tournament”. Carbonate Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. March 28, 1885. P5.

4 “Colorado State News”. Fairplay Flume. Fairplay, CO; USA. March 3, 1916. P3.

Tombstone for Solomon Werthan who died on February 21, 1916.

Congregation Emanuel Cemetery,  Denver, Colorado

Bibliography

 

“A Cribbage Tournament”. Carbonate Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. March 28, 1885.

 

“Colorado State News”. Fairplay Flume. Fairplay, CO; USA. March 3, 1916.

 

“Denver Germans”. Aspen Weekly Times. Aspen, CO; USA. April 6, 1895.

 

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BB-93GL : 10 March 2017), Solomon Werthan, 1916; Burial, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America, Congregation Emanuel Cemetery; citing record ID 174790941.

 

“Suing the Sureties”. Carbonate Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. January 23, 1886.

 

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKWR-5QS : accessed 11 December 2017), Esther Werthan in household of Soloman Werthan, Denver Ward 5, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 14B, family 349, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 114; FHL microfilm 1,374,127.

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