Berry, Hannah Shwayder, 1895-1986
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Major subjects covered in the interview include the Shwayder and Kobey (originally Kobersky) families, immigrating to Colorado from Poland, Hannah Shwayder Berry’s grandmother Miriam "Mary" Kobey (a Denver midwife nicknamed the “Angel of Mercy”) and refers to book “The Tale of the Little Trunk”; a copy of the book can be found in the Beck Archives.
Dates: 1981 March 1
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...
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
Overview Siblings Florence Shwayder Krohn, Mark Shwayder, Hannah Shwayder Berry, and Gertrude Shwayder Breetwor and Lena Feldmen Shwayder (Mark's wife) stand in a creek at the Bear Creek Canyon picnic grounds.
Overview Three of the Shwayder sister, Liebe Shwayder Clamage, Gertrude Shwayder Breetwor, and Hannah Shwayder Berry, pose together outside a home at 164 So. Humboldt in Denver, Colorado. They were the daughters of Isaac and Rachel Shwayder.
Dates: between 1920-1929