Cotopaxi, Colorado: Russian Jewish Colony


 

 

The Land Declarations

 


 

 

Julius Schwarz, October, 1883 Report to HEAS:

 

"The laws of Colorado have pretty strict provisions in

this respect, they are, however, distinct and without am-

biguity.  They compel each colonist to cultivate at least

five acres of his claim within six months from the day of

his settling upon it, and to stake the balance of 155 acres, or

less.  After the occupation has been made, the occupant

has to file a declaration for record in the office of the

Register of his county.  After this, filing must be done at

the land office, either by pre-emption or homestead, where

upon the necessary papers constituting title and ownership

of the occupant are issued.  If filing is done by homestead,

the occupant must reside on his land, that is, must have a

dwelling thereon. "  Four of our farmers have their houses

already, and two will have them built in Cotopaxi itself, the

remaining six on their respective lands.  Those living in

Cotopaxi have, in order to comply with the law to erect

log cabins on their lands, which they have partly already

done."

 


 

Baruch Milchstein - Samuel Neuman - Marcus Chuturan

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Baruch Milchstein - Samuel Neuman - Marcus Chuturan

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Above, Left: Jen has found that the Local History Center left

this Marcus Chuturan parcel off their map! 

 

 

Sholem Chuturan - Hirsch Dublitsky

 

David Grupitsky - Hirsch Lauterstein

 

David Grupitsky - Michael Schamez (Shames)

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 Michael Schamez (Shames) - Abel B. Snyder

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Isaac Shamaz (Shames) - Loeb Zedek

 

Moses Minkorsky - Joseph Nudelman

 

 

Samuel Neuman  -  Abraham Snyder

 

compare with:  The Colony Lands Map

 


 

 

 

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