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Kobey family

 Family

Miriam Rachofsky married Samuel Abraham Kobesky in Poland and they immigrated to Manchester, England around 1871 with children Rachel, Betsy, Mark, and David. Their sons Harris and Ben were born in Manchester and the last name was shortened to Kobey. Their daughter Rachel Kobey married Isaac Shwayder, who had also migrated to Manchester from Eastern Europe. The Kobey family immigrated to New Jersey in about 1881, where Dora and Isaac were born, and then moved to Denver, Colorado in 1888. Miriam Kobey was a highly respected midwife and Samuel Abraham was rabbi of Congregation Agrudas Achim, located near the Platte River. Harris Kobey married Leah Sheffel and they honeymooned in Aspen, Colorado in 1898. They settled in Aspen and Ben Kobey and his famiy also moved to Aspen. The Kobey brothers owned stores in Aspen, including the Kobey Shoe and Clothing Store. The seven children of Harris and Leah Kobey lived with they uncle, Ben Kobey, after Leah died and Harris Kobey left for the East Coast. Ben Kobey moved his family to Denver and opened another Kobey store. Harris and Leah Kobey's daughter Dorothy "Dokes" Kobey was born in Aspen in 1905 and attended the University of Denver. Dokes Kobey married Nathan Berry, who worked at her uncle Ben's store in Denver. Hannah Shwayder, Dokes Kobey's cousin, had married Nathan's older brother Harry Berry.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Articles, Publications and Genealogical Materials, 1880-2005

 File
Identifier: B100.01.0001.0001
Overview This folder contains newspaper and magazine articles, family tree charts, and brief family histories relating to the Kobey family.
Dates: 1880-2005

Children of Samuel A. and Mary Rachofsky Kobey, circa 1915

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00016
Overview The adult children of Samuel A. and Mary Rachofsky Kobey pose for a group portrait at a family reunion in Washington Park in Denver, Colorado. Back row, left to right: Benjamin Kobey, Dora Kobey Kay, and Isaac Kobey. Seated on a park bench, left to right: Rachel Kobey Shwayder, Mark Kobey, Betsy Kobey Rayor.
Dates: circa 1915

Daughters of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey, 1910 September 3

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00008
Overview Formal portrait of the daughters of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey. The Kobey sisters are from left to right: Rebecca, 11 years old, Ruth, 5 months old and Dorothy, 5 years old.
Dates: 1910 September 3

Growing up in Early Colorado: The Lives of Jewish Children, 1860-1940, 2012

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Dates: 2012

Kobey Family Portrait, between 1915-1925

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Identifier: B063.05.0005.00022
Overview The adult children of Samuel A. and Mary Rachofsky Kobey pose for a group portrait at a family reunion in Washington Park in Denver, Colorado. Back row, left to right: Benjamin Kobey, Dora Kobey Kay, and Isaac Kobey. Seated on a park bench, left to right: Rachel Kobey Shwayder, Mark Kobey, Betsy Kobey Rayor.
Dates: between 1915-1925

Oral History Interview with Hannah Shwayder Berry, 1981 March 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0004.00084
Overview Major subjects covered in the interview include the Shwayder and Kobey (originally Kobersky) families, immigrating to Colorado from Poland, Hannah Shwayder Berry’s grandmother Miriam "Mary" Kobey (a Denver midwife nicknamed the “Angel of Mercy”) and refers to book “The Tale of the Little Trunk”; a copy of the book can be found in the Beck Archives.
Dates: 1981 March 1

Photographs of the Kobey and Related Families, 1899-2005

 File
Identifier: B100.02.0001.0002
Overview This folder contains four original photographs, as well as printed copies of digital photographs from series 3 of the Dorothy "Dokes" Berry Papers. The photographs are of the Kobey and related families, the Kobey Shoe and Clothing store and the home of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey in Aspen, Colorado.
Dates: 1899-2005

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00013
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Dates: 2014

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. Her husband, Ted E. Harsham, digitized many of the extended family photographs. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some...
Dates: 1880-2006