Pueblo County, Colorado
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
Goldsmith, Henry (arrived in Colorado in 1859)
Henry Goldsmith was born on the Rhine River in Germany. In 1859 he came to Colorado, settling in Denver. From there he moved to Pueblo County in 1861 and entered the land where he afterward resided. The place had no improvements whatever. He soon placed it under cultivation. A substantial house and barn were built and other necessary improvements were made.
Samuel H., a son, was born in 1866 on the home place, which is situated on the north side of the Arkansas River, 3 miles from Pueblo.
Almost his entire life has been passed upon the place and he is succeeding in his work as a stock raiser and general farmer. He was married in 1895 and has one son, Ernest.
Mr. Henry Goldsmith died in 1872 while in middle age. His wife, who was born in the same place as himself, died on the home farm in 1894, survived by her son, Samuel, and daughter, Mrs. N. Weil, a resident of New Mexico.
Extracted from "The Real Pioneers of Colorado," by Maria Davies McGrath, published in 1934 by The Denver Museum, retyped with added notes by Jane P. Ohl, in October 2001.
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