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Cotopaxi

Colorado, USA

Satiel and Hart

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

"It was essential that the stops on their journeys be recorded, for miracles are convincing only to those who witness them; it is possible that later generations, knowing them only from hearsay, may deny that they happened." - written by Rambam

It is apparent that there are those who would rewrite the history of Cotopaxi, denying what happened, or adding to it.  Documents that were recorded between 1882 and 1900, newspaper stories, and stories written during that time period have more value than anything written since.  Always apply the heaviest weight to the oldest documents when verifying oral history.

 1844 - 1900,  a sephardic Jew born in England. 
1841
England Census

1851
England Census

1861
England Census

1866
court marshaled
GUILTY!
1866 Saltiel was court marshaled by the Union Army - guilty (he used an alias,  Joseph Isaacs)
1870
Marriage
to Elizabeth Wolfe, daughter of James Monroe Wolfe, a brother to Joel, Udolpho, Nathaniel, Benjamin F and Samuel Wolfe (prominent, wealthy New Yorkers),  she died in 1922
1871
son born
John Tamen Saltiel, later changed his name to John Taman to escape the mob/mafia, 1900 census
1874
son born
Henry Saltiel
1874
dtr born
Lucy Saltiel - she does not appear after the 1880 census
1879
dtr born
Adelaid Rachel Saltiel
1880
census
US  Federal Census, Colorado
1881
ltr to HEAS
Sent letters to HEAS offering land at Cotopaxi to Jewish Immigrants - connection to HEAS via his wife's family
1881
divorce
Elizabeth returned to NYC with Adelaid and Henry
1882
Cotopaxi
1882 Colorado Business Directory - Saltiel owned Cotopaxi
1883
failed to pay miners
1883 (Apr 19) The Colonists worked in his mine and he failed to pay them for as much as 36 days wages.  A miner's lien was filed.  Proof they worked in the mines.  Proof Saltiel did not pay them in a timely manner.
1883
marriage
Emanuel married Fanny Shelvelson
1884
divorce
from Fanny
1887
marriage
to Annie Phelan, date not certain
1897
WANTED for Mail fraud
Saltiel wanted in Montana in June for mail fraud scheme
1897
CRIME
  partners in crime with Fegenbush
1897
partner blacklisted
Fegenbush was blacklisted from the Grafters Club in 1898
1897
another partner
Fegenbush and DuBois were partners
1897
ARRESTED
1897 (June) Saltiel arrested for complicity in a land swindle,  connected with fraudulent operations in Union Pacific lands near Larimer in 1896   (scroll to lower left hand corner of the newspaper)
1900
obituary
1900 Saltiel died
1900
Fegenbush trial
1900 Fegenbush trial  Because Saltiel had died, he was never tried
1900
census
1900 census  showing Annie and Henry (son)
1910
census
1910 census  showing Annie and Henry (son)
1920
census
1920 census  showing Annie and Henry (son)

With all this evidence (and more to come) there are those who want to rewrite history and "prove" that Emanuel Harris Saltiel was a good man, or that he "turned" good in the end.  These links are here in order for you to make your own decision about his character.                   

Much more to come as we scan in and publish other documents and newspaper articles from the late 1800s.
Eleazer Samuel Hart
1832 - 1914, a sephardic Jew born in England, a cousin to EH Saltiel.  Saltiel's maternal grandmother was Rachel Hart.
1854
immigrated to US
per 1900 census record
1862
marriage
Annie
1864
son born
Meyer
1866
dtr born
Adelaide
1868
son born
Harry
1873
dtr born
Carrie
1875
son born
Joseph
1879
dtr born
Phoebe
1880
US Census
Kings, New York City
1882
Cotopaxi
Deed showing Saltiel gave Hart the store for $5.00
1884
Cotopaxi
deed showing store was sold
1900
US Census
Chicago, Ward 32, Cook IL

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