Colorado, USA

Current Research
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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Saltiel and Hart
Current Research
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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 e

  1. We have about 50 documents that have been pulled from the clerk and recorder's office in Canon City that need to be transcribed and uploaded.  Many of these document transactions for the Colonists, Saltiel, or Hart between 1882 and 1884
  2. 1885, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census records to be transcribed and posted for those who were at the Colony as well as the first generation following them.
  3. Another 30 or so newspaper articles in jpg format that will be transcribed and posted. Most of these are from 1882 - 1900 and document activities of the Colonists, Saltiel or Hart.
  4. Still need to find the ships manifests for Moscowitz, Nudelman,Grimes,Grupitsky, Michael Shames and Jacob Milstein
  5. Need to resolve discrepancies between names of family members on ships manifests and those who went to Cotopaxi. What happened to those who didn't go to Cotopaxi?
  6. What happened to the Torah that was at Cotopaxi?
  7. Search land records to validate the existence of a synagogue in Canon City and the date it was established
  8. Research railroad history and determine if there are records of passengers in 1882.
  9. Locate an alleged marriage certificate for Nettie and Jacob Milstein in Blackhawk CO, pre Sep 1882
  10. Create individual family pages for each surname, posting links/documents pertaining to each family.

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