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."
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Overview 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.
Overview Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and her grandchildren (from left to right, Rebecca, Miriam holding Silas, Philip, and Leon) pose in front of an ivy-covered trellis in Aspen, Colorado. Immigrants Abraham and Miriam (Mary) Kobey began their life in Colorado in Central City. The devout couple became vegetarians for a time while living there because kosher meat transported from Denver often arrived spoiled. After they moved to Denver, Abraham worked as a rabbi and sofer, or scribe, and Miriam became a...
Dates: circa 1905
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. Her husband, Ted E. Harsham, digitized many of the extended family photographs. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some...