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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 15 Collections and/or Records:

1923 High School Graduation, 1923

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00010
Overview Nathan, Dorothy, and Silas Kobey (left to right) pose for a formal portrait in Aspen, Colorado in 1923. All three wear graduation caps and gowns. Dorothy, whose nickname was ''Dokes,'' and Silas Kobey were the children of Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey. Nathan Kobey was the son of Benjamin and Hattie Reiss Kobey, as well as a cousin of Dorothy and Silas Kobey. Dorothy was the valedictorian of the 1923 graduating class at Aspen High School in Aspen, Colorado.
Dates: 1923

Articles, Publications and Genealogical Materials, 1880-2005

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Harris and Leah Sheffel Kobey, circa 1899

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00012
Overview Individual photographs of Harris Kobey and Leah Sheffel Kobey posing for formal portraits, possibly wedding photographs, circa 1899. Harris Kobey is dressed in a suit with a bow tie, and Leah Kobey wears a lace head scarf and flowers at her neckline.
Dates: circa 1899

It Pays to Advertise - Aspen High Senior Class School Play, 1923 April 18

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00005
Overview Actors in the Aspen High School senior class play ''It Pays to Advertise'' pose for a group portrait at the Isis Theater in Aspen, Colorado on April 18, 1923. Among the players were Dorothy Kobey as Conessa de Beaurain, Silas Kobey as Ambrose Peale, and Nathan Kobey as Cyrus Martin.
Dates: 1923 April 18

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