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Elsner, John (John Leopold), 1844-1922



  • Existence: 1844 - 1922

Biographical History

John Elsner (1844-1922) was a Jewish physician in Colorado.

John Leopold Elsner was born on May 8, 1844 in Vienna, Austria to Leopold and Hanschen Sultzbacher Elsner. In 1866 Elsner came to Colorado, eventually establishing a medical practice in Denver. He married Lena Zalinger on September 29, 1867, and they had two children. Elsner became a leader within the community, helping to found the city and state medical societies in 1871. He also worked to establish the B'nai B'rith Lodge and Congregation Emmanuel, and the National Jewish Hospital in 1889. Elsner passed away on April 1, 1922 in Denver.

People in history, 1988: p. 179 (John Elsner, 1844-1922; came to Denver, Colo. in 1866 for mining; settled into medical practice; leader in org. of city and state medical societies, 1871; wife, Lena; active in Jewish community; helped est. B'nai B'rith Lodge and Congregation Emmanuel; helped found National Jewish Hospital, 1889), Mar. 26, 2012 (John Elsner; John L. Elsner; John Leopold Elsner; John A. Elsner; b. May 8, 1844 in Vienna, Austria; parents, Leopold and Hanschen Sultzbacher Elsner; d. Apr. 1, 1922 in Denver, Colo.; m. Sept. 29, 1867 in Denver, Colo. to Lena Zalinger, two children)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Elsner autograph book

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230346212]
Identifier: MSS 381
Scope and Contents

Autograph book containing autographs, greetings, and letters. These materials were addressed to Elsner and his wife. Most of the items were from Denver, Colorado, though many of the salutations came from other cities in the United States.

Dates: 1872-1912