Berry, Hannah Shwayder, 1895-1986
Rachel Kobey and Isaac Shwayder had 11 children: Solomon, Dora, Jesse, Raschelle, Mark, Gertrude, Florence, Maurice, Hannah, Benjamin, and Liebe. Having been persuaded by his wife's pioneering uncle Abe Rachofsky and great uncle Alexander Rittmaster, Isaac Shwayder first came to Central City, Colorado, in 1879 to find work, and after two years the rest of his family joined him. The Shwayders later moved to Nevadaville (Black Hawk), Colorado, and in 1888 they settled in Denver. Hannah Shwayder was born in Denver on August 21, 1920 and died in Denver on December 21, 1995. Hannah Shwayder married Harry I. Berry and wrote about the Shwayder family and business, Samsonite luggage, in "Tales of a Little Trunk and Other Stories."
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Overview Isaac and Rachel Shwayder sit for a formal family portrait surrounded by their ten children: Sol, Jesse, Rachel, Mark, Gertrude, Florence, Maurice, Hannah, Ben and Liebe.
Dates: circa 1905
Overview Siblings Florence Shwayder Krohn, Hannah Shwayder Berry, Maurice Shwayder, and Gertrude Shwayder Breetwor as small children in a yard. They were the younger children of Isaac and Rachel Shwayder.
Dates: circa 1900
Overview Formal studio portrait of siblings Maurice Shwayder, Hannah Shwayder Berry, and Ben Shwayder. They were the younger children of Isaac and Rachel Shwayder.
Dates: 1900 October 28