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Cotopaxi

Colorado, USA

Family Names - and the approximate order of arrival
(under construction)

Cotopaxi, 38 22' 13" N / 105 41' 17" W, Fremont County, about 125 miles SW of Denver, Colorado.  Take I-25 South to Hwy 115, South to Hwy 50 West.  Approximately 35 miles west of Canon City CO.




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Compiled by Jen Lowe

Updated: January 2016

Copyright 2011 - 2016 Jen Lowe

In 1882, fifty Jewish Immigrants from Russia came to Cotopaxi to establish an agricultural colony.  Over the next 2 years, an additional 27 Jews joined this group, some remaining only a few weeks.  By 1884, everyone had left.  These were Ashkenazi Jews.

The Dora Roberts report, published in 1941, was written 59 years after the Colonists arrived in Cotopaxi.  Flora Satt published her thesis in 1950,  which was 68 years after they arrived. 

While these women did fabulous jobs, there are mistakes in their writings.  Today, we have computerized records that provide us with access to information not available in the 40s and 50s.  We have the ability to document history as it actually happened.

The table below was put together using ship's manifests (color coded names), land declarations recorded in 1882 on 2 different dates, the 1885 Colorado state census and the 1900 US Federal Census.  All of those records were within 18 years of the date the Colonists arrived in Cotopaxi.  We hope to eventually have all of these records available for your review.

Surname spellings (click on this link to see all the different ways each surname was spelled from 1882 to the present.)

This is the approximate order that the Colonists arrived and left Cotopaxi.  Bookmark this page and check back as we will be adding links to individual family pages.

These are first 50 colonists who arrived at Cotopaxi in May, 1882. Names are taken from ships manifests.  Colored highlights are by ship.  We will be adding links to each specific manifest.

Surname Today
No.
Early Name
Name we know them as
age in 1882
occupation
from
known as today
relationships
Comments
Shuteran
1
Shlomo Choteran
Solomon Shuteran
30
farmer
Talne, Russia
Talne, Ukraine

2
Rosa Choteran
Rebecca Shuteran
18



wife of # 1
see # 50
3
Mottel Choteran
Max Shuteran
22
farmer
Talne, Russia
Talne, Ukraine
brother of # 1
married #24
Zedek
4
Lieb Zedek

30
carpenter
Brest Litovsk, Russia
Talne, Ukraine

5
Riwke Zedek

28



wife of # 4

6
Baruch Zedek

10





7
Chascha Zedek

8





8
Jeschaja Zedek

6





9
Isaak Zedek

2





Shradsky
10
Samuel Chrotzky
Samuel Shradsky
55



father of # 11

11
Sholem Chrotzky
Solomon Schradsky
39
contractor
Kieff, Russia
Kyyiv Ukraine

12
Mindel Chrotzky
Mindel Schradsky
38



wife of # 11

13
Motel Chrotzky
Max Schradsky
18



son of # 11

14
Berl Chrotzky
William Schradsky
20



son of # 11

15
Cheyem Chrotzky
Herman Schradsky
14



son of # 11

16
Assna Shradsky
Mabel Schradsky
15



dtr of # 11

Toplitzky
17
Riwke Duplitzky
Rebecca Teplitzky
19



daughter of # 11

18
Hirsh Duplitzky
Harris Teplitzky
21



spouse of # 17

Snyder
19
Abraham Snyders
Abraham Snyder
50
tailor





20
Zisel Snyders

50



wife of # 19


21
Solomon Snyders

14



son of # 19


22
Sarah Snyders
Sarah Morris
25



dtr of # 19
married #27

23
Leah Snyders

7



dtr of # 22


24
Hannah (Fanny) Snyders
Fanny Fridman

17



dtr of # 19
married #3
Newman
25
Reina Snyders Nieman

20



dtr of # 19


26
Solomon Nieman





spouse of # 25

 Menkowsky
27
Morris Menkowsky

28




married #22
Milstein
(updated Jan 2010)
28
Baruch Mildstein
Benjamin Zalman Milstein
47

Brest Litovsk, Russia
Brest, Belarus 
brother of #51

29
Hanna
Anna Milstein
35



wife of # 28
aka Channa de Gabbit
30
Henry
Henry Milstein
11



son of # 28

Shames
31
Michael Schammes
Michael Shames
25

Brest Litovsk, Russia Brest, Belarus

Moscowitz
32
Charles Moscowitz



Ekaterinoslaw Russia Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

33
wife







34
dtr 1







35
dtr 2







36
dtr 3







37
dtr 4







Nudelman
38
Joseph Nudelman


farmer
Odessa, Russia Odesa, Ukraine

39
Anna Bertha

32



wife of # 38

40
Samuel

14



son of # 38

41
Sophia
Sophia Levitt
5



dtr of # 38

42
Maurice

4



son of # 38

43
unkn

1



son of # 38
buried at Cotopaxi
Grimes
44
Idel
Ed Grimes
17





Krupitzky
45
David Grupitzky
David Krupitzky
36
Hebrew teacher
Kaidanow, Russia Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus

46
Reuben Grupitzky
Reuben Krupitzky
11



son of # 45

47
Sarah Grupitzky
Sarah Breslow
5



dtr of # 45

48
dtr 3





dtr of #45

49
son





son of #45
buried at Cotopaxi
Shuteran
50
baby girl





dtr or # 1 born here
buried at Cotopaxi
Green colors are those who came on the Gemma, arriving 30 Mar 1882
Pink colors are those who came on the Assyrian Monarch, arriving 10 Apr 1882
Peach colors are those who came on the Australia, arriving on 20 Feb, 1882
Then, in July, a second group arrived, 3 families, all related to the first group, They all came on the ship the Polynesia, arriving 16 July 1882
Shames
51
Itzig Schammes
Isaac Leib Shames
49
farmer
Kiev, Russia
Kyyiv Ukraine Bro of #28


52
Rachel Schammes
Rachel Singer
5



dtr of # 51


53
Hanah Schammes
Anna Quiat
9



dtr of # 51

Washer
54
Jente Washer
Nettie Altman
18



dtr of # 51


55
Joe Washer
Joe Washer
18



spo of # 54
(Vorziter)
Shames
56
Freide Schames
Rosie Shames
22



spo of # 31
sister # 29 & 60

57
Ester Schames
Esther Soble
2



dtr of # 31


58
Sara Schames
Sarah Kiesler
0



dtr of # 31

Prezant
59
Zattel Breisand
Charles Prezant
29
tavern keeper
Kovel, Russia
Kowal, Poland


60
Keile Breisand
Clare Prezant
26



wife of # 59
sister of # 29 & # 56

61
Itzig Breisand
Joe Prezant
8



son of # 59

Milstein
62
Yankl
Jacob Milstein
9



son of SB Milstein (below)











Charles Moschowitz and his family moved to Denver in July, reducing the colony to 56 members.
Milstein*
63
Jente Milstein
Nettie Muhlstein




dtr of SB Milstein (below)
married #64 1st cousin
Muhlstein*
64
Jacob Muhlstein
Jacob Muhlstein
29


immigrated c1880
son of # 28
married #63 1st cousin
*  Nettie and Jacob did not arrive in Cotopaxi until about September.  They were first married in Black Hawk, CO, then married again in Cotopaxi in September, 1882.
Ed Grimes left and went to Denver shortly after this, reducing the Colony to 57 members.
Lauterstein
65
Hirsch Lauterstein

32

Odessa, Russia
Odesa, Ukraine


66
Reichel Lauterstein
Katherine Bromberg
28



wife of # 65
sister of #38

67
Lea Lauterstein
Laura Lauterstein
7



dtr of # 65


68
Chaim Lauterstein
Jacob Lauterstein
2



son of # 65


69
Nehama Lauterstein
Rebecca Lauterstein
0



dtr of # 65

This family arrived in NYC on the ship the British Queen on 30 Jun, 1882.  It is written that they arrived in Cotopaxi in July or August.
Tobias
70
Leon Tobias






colony Manager

71
Bessie Tobias


wife





total of 71 Colonists

that we have documented thus far.

We also need to count the Sephardic Jews who were in Cotopaxi at that time  - note, these are NOT counted as Colonists.
Saltiel
72
Emanuel Harris
EH Saltiel
38

Bath, England



73
Elizabeth

37
wife
New Oreleans LA



74
John T. Saltiel
John Tamen
11
son
NYC, NY



75
Henry Saltiel

8
son
Selem, AL



76
Adelaid Saltiel
Adelaid Lovekin
3
dtr
Colorado



Hart
77
Eleazer Samuel Hart
E.S. Hart
50

England



78
Annie Hart

37
wife
England



79
Meyer Hart

18
son
NYC, NY



80
Adelaide Hart

16
dtr
NYC, NY



81
Harry Hart

13
son
NYC, NY



82
Carrie Hart

9
dtr
NYC, NY



83
Joseph Hart

7
son
NYC, NY



84
Phoebe Hart

3
dtr
NYC, NY



a grand total of 84 Jews at Cotopaxi, Colorado, in 1882
Shul (Saul) Baer (Baruch) Milstein was known as the patriarch of the Colony, but never actually resided in Cotopaxi.  We have found his ship's manifest.  He arrived in NYC in December, 1884 on the Ship Coblenz.  He arrived in this country after the Colony had disbanded.  However, his son, Jacob (#62 above) and his daughter, Jente (#63 above) came earlier with the Isaac Shames family and were residents of the Cotopaxi Colony.
Milstein

Saul Baruch
Shul Baer Milstein
45



bro of # 29 & # 51


Mirke
Miriam Milstein
45



wife


Moses
Morris Milstein
11



son


Mathis
Max Milstein
8



son


Chaim
Harry Milstein
6



son


Rochel
Rachel Gardenschwartz
5



dtr


Menache
Mowaith Milstein
2



son


Ettel
Ethel Radinsky
0



dtr

Please note that there are ships manifests that we have not located to date.  As we locate additional documents, the above information may change.  Thus this page will remain under construction until such documents have been located.

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