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 Moritz A. Barth

Moritz A. Barth

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 5 Jun 1918 (aged 83)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot M. Barth Mausoleum: Sec All, Lot 1, Blk D.
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He was born, Moritz Barth, on 24 July 1834, in Dietz Herzogthum (Duchy) Nassau, Germany. To his parents, George Barth, of Germany and Micha Crass, of Oranian, Netherlands. He was one of five sons and three daughters, all born in Germany. One son's identity remains unknown.

Charles J. Barth (abt 1827-)
William Barth (1829-1914)
Henry M. Barth (1833-1912)
Wilhelmina Barth (1838-1912)
Emilie Barth (1941-1891)
Rosa Theresa Barth (1843-1919)

Moritz Barth, set sail in 1852, from the shores of Havre, on a voyage of 54 days across the sea, landing on the shores of New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked at his trade as shoemaker.

In the early days Moritz, and his brother William Barth, traveled up the Mississippi where they worked at their trade as shoemakers. Between 1852 and 1864, they traveled, living in Belleville, Illinois; Parkville, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Virginia City, Montana; and Colorado. Moritz, and his brother William, manufactured heavy nail boots for the Rocky Mountain Pike's Peak trade.

Then in 1865, returning home to Denver, Colorado, where Moritz, and his brother William, were the first shoe manufactures and also the pioneers in the wholesale trade of Denver.

Moritz Barth, came to America as a young man. With hard work and determination, he found the promise of a good life for himself and his family.

On the 7 January, 1880 Moritz Barth, took as his bride Georgia Anna (Yates) Rhodus, of Kentucky. She brought with her into this union two children; son, James B. Rhodus, and daughter, Allie Rhodus, who Moritz Barth, adopted. They resided together at 1773 Grant Ave., Denver, Colorado, where on 23 September, 1890 their son, Moritz Allen Barth, was born.

In 1903 The Moritz Barth family of Denver moved to Boston, where they resided at The Westminster, Copley Square. Enjoying frequent trips to Newport, Rhode Island and their vacation home in Kennebunk, Maine.

Their daughter, Allie Barth, married Frank Newton Houghton, making their home in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Their son, M. Allen Barth, graduated from Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. He received Supreme Court Bar Admission in 1916; and later owned the Barth Hotel of Denver.

Moritz Barth, possessed a keen business sense. He invested heavily in Denver real estate, which amassed him a fortune. He built the Barth Block at the corner of Sixteenth and Lawrence Streets, which occupied the City National Bank. He was a stockbroker and one of the directors of the City National Bank. He was also interested in the organization of the Bank of San Juan at Del Norte, Colorado. He was a director in the Denver Tramway, and the Denver Consolidated Tramway Company. He served as Treasure of the State School of Mines at Golden; and was President of the Denver Maennerchor. He belonged to the chamber of commerce and to the board of trade.

Funeral services for Moritz Barth, will be held from his late residence, 1375 High Street. Sunday, 2 p.m. Friends invited. Kindly omit flowers. Private burial in the BARTH Mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery.
Funeral Notice;
Paper: Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO);
Date: 7 June 1918, P. 5, C2.

Submitted by Judy Froehlich

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