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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 5 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

Aspen, Colorado, between 1940-1995

 File
Identifier: B114.03.0001.0003
Overview A Jewish resident of Aspen offers her reflections on Jewish life in Aspen in 1994 and surveys Jewish contributions to Aspen's culture and economy. David Hyman was an early investor in Aspen in 1880 and, along with Elias Cohn, was a major figure in the town's mining industry. Yom Kippur services were held in the Wheeler Opera House in 1889.
Dates: between 1940-1995

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

 Item
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 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

Photographs of the Kobey and Related Families, 1899-2005

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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