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Berry, Hannah Shwayder, 1895-1986

 Person

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 11 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Item
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

Hannah Berry as Rob Roy, circa 1910

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Identifier: B063.08.0047.00029
Overview Hannah Berry dressed in costume for the play Rob Roy.
Dates: circa 1910

Hannah Berry as Rob Roy, circa 1910

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Identifier: B063.08.0039.00012
Overview Hannah Berry dressed in costume for the play Rob Roy.
Dates: circa 1910

Hannah Berry at Piano, circa 1980

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Identifier: B063.08.0039.00014
Overview Hannah Berry seated at a piano in her home.
Dates: circa 1980

Hannah Berry in Her Garden, circa 1980

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Identifier: B063.08.0039.00013
Overview Hannah Berry stands in her garden holding a basket of squash.
Dates: circa 1980

Hannah Shwayder Berry, between 1950-1959

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Identifier: B063.08.0024.00076
Overview Hannah Shwayder Berry stands in front of the house at 164 S. Humboldt wearing a dark dress and hat.
Dates: between 1950-1959

Hannah Shwayder Berry, 1913

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Identifier: B063.08.0024.00078
Overview Studio portrait of Hannah Shwayder Berry as a young woman wearing a white shirt and sweater.
Dates: 1913

Hannah Shwayder Berry, circa 1930

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Identifier: B063.08.0024.00079
Overview Hannah Shwayder Berry stands on a sidewalk wearing a large fur coat and hat.
Dates: circa 1930

Hannah Shwayder Berry, between 1940-1960

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Identifier: B063.08.0024.00081
Overview Hannah Shwayder Berry poses for a Council of Jewish Women event wearing sister Florence's wedding dress and a large hat.
Dates: between 1940-1960

Hannah Shwayder Berry, circa 1912

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Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00001
Overview Hannah Shwayder Berry poses for a formal portrait in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: circa 1912