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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 14 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

Aunt Hattie, Nathan, and Ruthie, circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00013
Overview Henrietta Reiss Kobey and her children, Nathan and Ruth, pose for a formal portrait.
Dates: circa 1914

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

Family of Harris & Leah Sheffel Kobey, circa 1903

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00003
Overview The Sheffel Kobey family poses for a group portrait in the yard of a house in Aspen, Colorado. Back row, left to right: Leah Sheffel Kobey, Harris Kobey (holding Leon), and the housekeeper. Philip and Rebecca Kobey stand in front.
Dates: circa 1903

Family of Harris & Leah Sheffel Kobey, circa 1903

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00004
Overview The Sheffel Kobey family poses for a group portrait in the yard of a house in Aspen, Colorado. Back row, left to right: Leah Sheffel Kobey, Harris Kobey (holding Leon), and the housekeeper. Philip and Rebecca Kobey stand in front.
Dates: circa 1903

Home of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey, circa 1915

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00015
Overview Exterior view of the house of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey, 200 West Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, circa 1915. The Victorian house has a tree in front and a fence around the house, and there is snow on the ground. The house was later completely destroyed by fire.
Dates: circa 1915

Kobey Family Home in Aspen, Colorado, circa 1915

 Item
Identifier: B063.02.0010.00005
Overview Exterior of the Kobey family home in Aspen, Colorado.
Dates: circa 1915

Kobey Family Portrait, between 1915-1925

 Item
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

Kobey Shoe and Clothing Co., circa 1918

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00014
Overview The interior of the Kobey Shoe and Clothing Company store in Aspen, Colorado. Five employees pose behind counters; from left to right are Henrietta (Hetty) Reiss Kobey, Mark Kobey, Albert L. Kobey, Homer Van Loon, and John Parsons. Stacks of boxes and glass cases holding sales goods can be seen in the long interior shot.
Dates: circa 1918