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Adolph Schinner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WH1122

Scope and Contents

The collection includes three account ledgers for Schinner's businesses and ranch expenses (dated 1862, 1866-1884, 1866-1911); a brief Schinner/Schueler/Walter family history; an assortment of paper ephemera relating to Augusta Schinner-Walter and Augustine Walter, the daughter and granddaughter of Adolf Schinner; an obituary for Rudolph Schueler, son of Jacob Schueler; photographs of the Schinner family and friends, many of which are identified (spanning the 1880s-1959).


  • 1862-1959

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Adolph Schinner was born in Schweinnitz, a province in Prussian Silesia in 1831. He immigrated to the United States and lived in Kansas before moving to Denver, Colorado in 1860. Schinner opened the "Denver City Bakery" in 1862 at what is now 1452 Blake Street. In the mid-1860's, he opened Schinner's, a store on Larimer Street. Schinner was a charter member of the Denver Turnverein and the Shrine Lodge, AF and AM, and served as secretary on the first Denver School Board and in the first territorial legislature in Colorado. His cousin, Jacob Schueler, was one of the founders of the "Golden Brewery," later known as the "Coors Brewery" in Golden, Colorado. Adolf Schinner died in Denver, Colorado. in 1911.


1 Boxes

1 photo boxes

1 photo folio

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Robert Carlson, 1989.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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