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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 30 Collections and/or Records:

Hannah Berry at Piano, circa 1980

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

Hannah Berry in Her Garden, circa 1980

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

Hannah Shwayder Berry, circa 1912

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

Hannah Shwayder Berry, between 1950-1959

Identifier: B063.08.0024.00076
Abstract 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

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

Hannah Shwayder Berry, circa 1930

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

Hannah Shwayder Berry, between 1940-1960

Identifier: B063.08.0024.00081
Abstract 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 Public Talk for Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, 1983 October 1

Identifier: B098.01.0005.00118
Abstract Topics covered include singing at local churches and a trip to New York, sings a number of songs in recording.
Dates: 1983 October 1

Harry Berry Family, 1934

Identifier: B063.05.0041.00081
Abstract Family portrait of Harry and Hannah Berry with their sons Ray and Lawrence.
Dates: 1934

Isaac Shwayder Family, circa 1905

Identifier: B063.05.0041.00085
Abstract 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