Pueblo County, Colorado
Samuel H. Goldsmith
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
Samuel H. Goldsmith is engaged in farming and stock-raising on the north side of the Arkansas River, three miles from Pueblo, where he has a valuable homestead, with good improvements and all the modern accessories of agriculture. Almost his entire life has been passed upon the place where he now resides, and he is therefore familiar with the methods of farming best adapted to the soil. He is a young man of energy and application and is succeeding admirably in his work as a stock-raiser and general farmer.
On the farm which he now owns the subject of this sketch was born in 1866. He is a son of Henry Goldsmith, who was born on the Rhine River in Germany and in 1849 came to Colorado, settling in Denver. From there he removed to Pueblo County in 1861 and entered the land where he afterward resided. The place had no improvements whatever, but under his intelligent oversight the land was placed under cultivation, a substantial house and barn were built, and other necessary improvements were made. He was not spared to enjoy the fruits of his labors, but died in 1872, while in middle age. His wife was born in the same place as himself and died on the home farm in Pueblo County in 1894. She left a son and daughter, the latter, Mrs. N. Weil, being now a resident of New Mexico.
Reared on the home farm, Mr. Goldsmith received his education here and in Denver. For some time he was engaged in business in Denver, but three years after the death of his mother, he returned to the homestead, where he now deals in stock and engages in raising various farm products. He is a Republican in politics, and is now serving as deputy county assessor. Fraternally he is connected with the Woodmen of the World. He was married in 1895 and has one son, Ernest.
Extracted from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado," published by Chapman Publishing Company in Chicago in 1899.
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
Goldsmith, Samuel H., son of Henry Goldsmith
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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