Kobey, Miriam Rachofsky, 1840-1921
Miriam was also known as Mary. Was a midwife in Denver, whose family first settled in Central City before the turn of the century. She was known as the "angel of mercy".
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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. 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 family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys...