Shwayder, Rachel Leah Kobey, 1858-1938
Rachel Leah Kobey (b. March 17, 1858, Sukow, Poland; d. June 30, 1938, Denver, Colorado) was the daughter of Samuel Abraham and Miriam Rachofsky Kobey. The family moved to Manchester, England in 1871, where Rachel Leah Kobey married Isaac Shwayder in 1875. The Shwayder family came to Central City, Colorado in 1881 and in 1888 they settled in Denver. In 1910 they founded the Shwayder luggage company, which became renowned Samsonite Luggage company.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Ellis Island Wall of Honor, 1992
Contains Ellis Island certificates for Isaac and Rachel Kobey Shwayder from Poland and Harry and Anna Corske Friedland from Lithuania.
Family Information, Trees, and Charts, 1960-2000
File contains three pages of the Shwayder Line from Isaac Shwayder/Rachel Lea Kobey; family sheet of Jesse and Nellie Weitz Shwayder; family sheet of Isaac and Rachel Lea Kobey Shwayder; family sheet of Eugene and Deborah Shwayder Sims, daughter of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; family sheet of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; Hourglass Tree of Irving Bud Joshua Shwayder; handwritten tree of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; and research materials.
Isaac Shwayder Family, circa 1905
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.
Photograph of Rachel Kobey Shwayder, 1881
Contains a cd, two original photographs, and photo prints of the Shwayder family.
Rachel Leah Kobey Shwayder, between 1875-1880
Wedding portrait of Rachel Leah Kobey Shwayder leaning against a bench.
Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records
Sisters Rachel and Betsy Kobey, between 1880-1889
Sisters Rachel Leah Kobey Shwayder and Betsy Kobey Rachofsky pose together in front of a painted scene in Central City.
Ted E. and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Family Research Papers
- Archival Object 6
- Collection 2
- Jewish women 5
- Denver (Colo.) 3
- Photographs 3
- Central City (Colo.) 2
- Colorado 2