Kobey, Miriam Rachofsky, 1840-1921
Samuel Abraham and Miriam Rachofsky married in Poland and later migrated to Manchester, England where the name was shortened to Kobey. Their daughter Rachel married Isaac Shwayder in Manchester. The Kobey family immigrated to New Jersey in about 1881 and then moved to Denver, Colorado in 1888. Miriam Kobey was a highly respected midwife in Denver, known as the "angel of mercy."
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
A Legacy of Caring : Early Colorado Jewish Women, 2004
Brief biographies of Jewish women from Colorado who help set up as well as work in charitable orgnazitions in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2004 RMJHS Dinner.
A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005
Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Abraham and Miriam Kobey with Son Benjamin, circa 1890
Abraham Kobey sits in a chair in front of his home. Miriam Kobey and Benjamin Kobey (their son) stand beside him holding hands.
Miriam Kobey, between 1910-1921
Formal studio portrait of Miriam Kobey. She is wearing a white, collared shirt and a flowered hat.
Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and Grandchildren, circa 1905
Oral History Interview with Hannah Shwayder Berry, 1981 March 1
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.
Shwayder Family Histories and Genealogical Material, 1967-2002
Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records
Ted E. and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Family Research Papers
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