Woman and Lamp (Zang) - Denver, CO, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.394 W 104° 53.764
13S E 508909 N 4395194
Quick Description: Adolph Zang was a successful business man involved in banking, mining, real estate and horses. He was a patron of the arts and involved in many charitable causes.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2021 3:43:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM14YE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 12

Long Description:
The monument reads:


There are separate headstones for the family.

The grey granite monument relief carving features a young woman looking at a lamp. The lamp usually signifies knowledge, a love of learning, and the immortality of the spirit. The young woman gazes at the emissions from the lamp. The piece is surrounded by a vines, but I am unable to determine what type. There is more symbology in this than I can decipher.

""Biography of Adolph J. Zang

Born: 14 August 1856
Died: 28 September 1916, 60 years

Adolph J. Zang House located at 1532 Emerson Street Denver, CO
Zang Brewery Address: 617 Water St., Denver CO
Zang Mansion - 709 Clarkson, Denver, CO

This entrepreneurs business endeavors were Vindicator Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Zang Realty & Investment Company and Adolph J Zang Investment Company.

Married to Miss Minnie Louise Vogt. Their children Philip Adolph, Adolph Frank, Gertrude, the wife of Charles Leedom Patterson; Minnie Elizabeth; and Louise Adelgunda, the wife of John Henry Morrison.


A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Zang was born on the 14th of August 1856, a son of Philip and Elizabeth (Hurlebaus) Zang. Adolph Joseph Zang, after acquiring his early education in a private school in Louisville, Kentucky, conducted by Professor Heilman, went to Germany, where he spent two years in further study. He made his initial step in the business world in connection with the firm of J. Dolfinger & Company of Louisville, dealers in queensware, and his business enterprise and capability contributed much to the success of the undertaking.


His father, Philip, moved to Denver in 1869, Adolph followed him, became a resident of the city in 1882, and entered into business in connection with his father. Their interests in the brewing business, however, were sold to an English syndicate in 1889, but the firm insisted that Mr. Zang remain in the capacity of president and general manager. He so continued until 1912, however, he was extending his efforts in many other directions as the years passed and his investments showed the soundness of his judgment giving proof of his belief in Denver and its future.


Adolph Zang was one of the organizers of the Schirmer Insurance & Investment Company, which later developed into the banking house conducted under the name of the German American Trust Company of Denver, became American Bank & Trust Company. He was instrumental in developing this into one of the foremost financial institutions of the west and served as one of its directors from the time of its organization until his death, as well as the first vice president.


Adolf was one of the founders of the famous Vindicator Consolidated Gold Mining Company, operating large and heavily producing properties in the Cripple Creek district of Colorado, and at the time of his demise was its president. The town of Goldfield owes its establishment to Mr. Zang, who was its founder. Extending his activities in mining, he became one of the directors of the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining & Milling Company and one of its largest stockholders. He did much to assist in the legitimate development of the mining industry, not only in Colorado but also throughout the west, and was never afraid to back his judgment by the investment of his own resources.


He made extensive purchases of land in the state and founded the Zang Realty & Investment Company. He was the owner of one of Colorado's model farms, comprised of four thousand acres, situated only a few miles from Denver. This was devoted largely to the breeding of pureblooded horses, for Mr. Zang was a true lover of the noble steed and his horses were exhibited throughout the entire country, winning many blue ribbons. He imported from France a number of the finest animals that could be purchased, among them a Percheron stallion, which won prizes at practically every large horse show in France and the United States.


On the 29th of March 1881, Mr. A. Zang was married to Miss Minnie Louise Vogt, a daughter of William F. Vogt, a jeweler of Louisville, Kentucky. They became the parents of two sons and three daughters. Philip Adolph, Adolph Frank, vice president of the Vindicator Consolidated Gold Mining Company, secretary of the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining Company, secretary of the Adolph J. Zang Investment Company, director of The Rare Metals Ore Company and treasurer of The Ferro Alloy Company; Gertrude, the wife of Charles Leedom Patterson; Minnie Elizabeth; and Louise Adelgunda, the wife of John Henry Morrison.


The hand of death broke the family circle on the 28th of September 1916, Mr. Zang having been taken suddenly ill while on a trip of inspection to the Vindicator mine. His death was the occasion of the deepest regret because of his wide acquaintance and his many admirable traits of character. He was a Scottish Rite Mason, an Elk, and a life member of the Denver Athletic Club and was a member of every civic and commercial organization of Denver, all of which profited by his cooperation and his public spirit. One of his-most marked characteristics was his love of literature and his taste along that line was most discriminating. His library was equaled by but few private collections in the United States, either in its size, its range or in its intrinsic value. A contemporary writer said of Mr. Zang:

"He was essentially and before all else a devoted and home-loving man, domestic in all his tastes and neglecting no opportunity to cultivate the beautiful things of life. He was a true and liberal philanthropist, never making known his beneficiaries but giving freely to charities of all kinds. He was most democratic in his attitude toward all men, a man of imposing stature, lovable and genial to an extreme and loyal not only to his friends but to the world." "(from (visit link) )

His house is a NRHP - see Waymark WMGC7K (https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wmGC7K_Adolph_J_Zang_House_Denver_CO )
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