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32 linear ft. (32 boxes), 26 oversize ledgers, 6 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folios, 1 oversize folder, 1 photo box
Organized in 11 series: 1. Colorado National Bank, 1863-1983 (boxes 1-17). 2. Kountze Brothers Colorado, 1860-1911 (box 18). 3. Charles Kountze, 1861-1913 (boxes 19-20). 4. Kountze Brothers Omaha, 1863-1948 (boxes 20-23). 5. Kountze Brothers Partnership New York, 1877-1945 (box 23-26). 6. Kountze Investment Company, 1897-1964 (boxes 26-30). 7. Harold Kountze, 1911-1960 (box 30-31). 8. Kountze family, 1874-1953 (box 31). 9. Ephemera, 1907 (box 31-32). 10. Photographs, [1864]-1987 (Photobox 1). 11. Oversize, 1862-1959 (OVLedger 1-26, OVBox 1-6, OVFolio 1-2, OVFolder 1).
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The four Kountze brothers: Augustus, Herman, Luther and Charles were pioneer bankers. Herman (1833-1906) and Augustus (1826-1892) Kountze opened Kountze Brothers Bank in Omaha, Neb. in 1857. Luther Kountze (1848-1918) opened a branch of the Kountze Brothers Bank in Denver, Colo. in 1862 and later in June, 1866, the name of the bank was changed to Colorado National Bank. The brothers also operated banks in Central City, Colo. and Cheyenne, Wyo. Another brother, Charles B. Kountze (1844-1911) was president of Colorado National Bank from 1874-1911. His son Harold (1885-1965) was also bank president from 1934-1956. The brothers made numerous investments in real estate, mining and other businesses.
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Collection contains material on businesses owned and operated by the family and the bank located in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, and New York. Businesses included mines, ranches, real estate firms, financial institutions, stock and investment firms, railroads, and oil companies; companies included Real Estate & Trust Company, Kountze Investment Company, Brewer Mining Company, Albion Realty & Securities Company, Globe Smelting & Refining Company; materials include correspondence, financial ledgers and statements, deeds, certificates, reports, newspaper clippings, articles and personal papers.
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Collection incorporates former photo accession #2006.027.
Portrait transferred to Art Collection C09-132.
Contact Western/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.
The four Kountze brothers: Augustus, Herman, Luther and Charles were pioneer bankers. Herman (1833-1906) and Augustus (1826-1892) Kountze opened Kountze Brothers Bank in Omaha, Neb. in 1857. Luther Kountze (1848-1918) opened a branch of the Kountze Brothers Bank in Denver, Colo. in 1862 and later in June, 1866, the name of the bank was changed to Colorado National Bank. The brothers also operated banks in Central City, Colo. and Cheyenne, Wyo. Another brother, Charles B. Kountze (1844-1911) was president of Colorado National Bank from 1874-1911. His son Harold (1885-1965) was also bank president from 1934-1956. The brothers made numerous investments in real estate, mining and other businesses.
Donor:
Harold Kountze, Jr. ; 1975, 1985.
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