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Name Coors, Adolph Herman Joseph
Othernames Herman, Joseph, Kuhrs
Born February 4,1847
Birthplace Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia German
Places of residence Golden, CO
Titles & honors Colorado Business Hall of Fame
Father Joseph Kuhrs
Mother Helena Hein
Nationality German
Notes His name was changed from Kuhrs to Coors when he immigrated to the U.S. He started the Adolph Coors Company in Golden, CO in 1873. He took his own life when he jumped to his death from a window of the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach , VA.
Occupation Brewer
Industrialist
Bottler
Relationships William Coors, brother
Role Business
Spouse Louisa M. Webber Coors-married April 12, 1879
Children 8 children, 2 died in infancy
Louise b. March 2, 1880
Augusta b. 1881
Adolph, Jr. b. January 2, 1884
Bertha b. June 24, 1886
Grover C. b. 1888
Herman Frederick b. July 24, 1890

Associated Records

Image of 2015.064.021.2 - Ashtray

2015.064.021.2 - Ashtray

Second piece of a set of three white porcelain nesting ashtrays produced by Coors Porcelain Company for Colorado Pharmacy Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Has associations insignia, the year 1933, and trademark "Coors USA" in blue letters on the bottom. Some collectors believe these to be dresser pins dishes-no clear identification is known to exist.

Image of 2015.064.021.3 - Ashtray

2015.064.021.3 - Ashtray

Third piece of a set of three white porcelain nesting ashtrays produced by Coors Porcelain Company for Colorado Pharmacy Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Has associations insignia, the year 1933, and trademark "Coors USA" in blue letters on the bottom. Some collectors believe these to be dresser pins dishes-no clear identification is known to exist.

Image of Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Image of History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

Image of The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies.  

The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. 

Businesses and people mentioned. 
-The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr;  W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and people mentioned. -The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr; W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and peopl

Image of Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Image of 2011.099.004 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Coors Porcelain Company looking southwest across Tucker Gulch in Golden, CO.

Image of 2011.099.034 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.034 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Adolph Coors. He is wearing a dark suit, light tie, with gray hair parted on left.

Image of 2011.099.459 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.459 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Coors brewery employees standing and sitting in front of one of the entrances to the brewery. Adolph Coors Sr. is wearing a white brimmed hat near the center, Grover and Herman Coors are the boys seated in the center of the first row. A sign above the door says, "Adolph Coors, Golden Colorado". In the middle of the photograph between employees is a keg resting on top of a case that is filled with bottles.

Image of 2012.010.061 - Print, Photographic

2012.010.061 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Castle Rock reflected in a large pond from the Golden Park resort attached to brewery of Schueler & Coors in Golden CO. A young man is sitting in a boat pulled against the shore to the left and the fledgling Golden Brewery on the far side of the pond. To the left in the trees is a large new dance pavilion, which together with the entire resort formed one of the finest parks in the state.

Image of 2012.099.023 - Print, Photographic

2012.099.023 - Print, Photographic

Black and white halftone photograph of Adolph Coors standing at his study in the Coors Mansion in Golden, CO. He is wearing a long black coat looking down at an ornate desk with several open books.