Denver, Colorado Genweb

Denver, Colorado Society


July 2003 Biographies Last updated on 06/17/2006


Abstracted from Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story,
by Alice Polk Hill, copyright 1915, number 12 of 200 printed, page 120

Contributed by:  Shirley Flanagan,

Mr. George Tritch was a man of quick wit, deep thought, & marked business ability. A short time before his death he said: "We came to Denver because the tide of immigration was this way; the people heard of the Pike's Peak country & fabulous stories of gold. When we started out we had no idea where we were going, but I thought that towns had to spring up, and possibly I could make a living for my family. There is only one reason why we stopped in Denver. There was nothing here that was promising, but when we got this far our money had run out, & knowing that we could not go farther we were content to remain." Mr Tritch brought with him his stools, a small stock of goods, and at once began business in a cabin on Blake Street near Cherry Creek. His business soon outgrew its quarters, & he built a large store room on 15th & Blake. In 1884 his business again outgrew is quarters & he built a large block on Arapahoe Street & 17th, in which he placed the present George Tritch Hardware Company, which is one of Denver's great commercial establishments. He amassed a fortune by persistent industry & good judgement. All his interests were centered in Denver, which proved his faith in the city. Mr Tritch died at his home on Grant Street in 1899. He left a widow & 8 children.


Biographies Index
Excerpts from History of Denver (1901)
Denver County Main Page

Contributed for use by the USGenWeb Project ( and by the Denver County COGenWeb Project

USGENWEB NOTICE: These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.

Denver County, Colorado GenWeb Coordinator: Denise Wells
Colorado GenWeb Coordinator:
Mary Ann Hetrick
Colorado GenWeb Assistant Coordinator:  Sundee Maynez


   Copyright © 2003-2006 by Denise Wells  Copyright © 2003 by Sheila Hanna   Copyright © 2000-2003 by Leona L. Gustafson   Copyright © 1998, 1999  by Mary Ann Hetrick   USGenWeb Project logo © USGenWeb Project and rights are limited to use on an official USGenWeb Project Page   COGENWEB logo ©1998, 1999, The COGenWeb project logo was designed by Leroy Oldham for the limited use only on an official COGenWeb page.  

This site is generously

Thank you, RootsWeb, for your support of the USGenWeb project