Grave 28
     

Henriette Leon

1823 – 1894

An important and beloved woman
honest and righteousness
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And the miracle of her pure soul to ....
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on Shabbat from the clay of their house the glory of their hearts
The woman wife of Abraham ben  Joseph SGL 
One and seventy years old died
22 Elul 684 small counting

SGL = Segal The name Segal is said to be derived from Hebrew segan leviyyah (assistant to the Levites)

פנ
אישה חשובה ואהובה
אמת וישר רבריה
נפת תטפנה שפתתיה
חסר ורחמיםהיו שעשועיה
יום יום עמרה על משמרתה
צרה וסחרה לביתה הכינה
ער פגעו בה חל םארוכים
ונס נשמתה הטהורה לחיי ער
בעלה וילריה מר יכיון
איר שבת מחמר ביתם פאר לבם
האישה יענטע אשת אברהםבן יוסן סגל
בת אחת ושב עים שנה נפטרה משק
כב אלול תרנה לפק


HENRIETTE LEON
BORN AT HILDESHEIM JUL 26. 5583 AM
DIED AT BATH SEPTEMBER 22. 5684,
AGED 71
MERCY AND TRUTH ARE MET TOGETHER; RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE HAVE KISSED EACH OTHER. PSALM LXXXV, VERSE 10


Henriette Meyerhof was born in Hildeshiem Germany in 1823.  She arrived in England in December 1859. By the 1861 census she is married to Abraham Leon, and they are living in Sheffield, with Abrahams brother and his wife. They had two children, Joseph and Golda while in Sheffield. Abraham was a successful knife and cutlery maker.

There is no record for the family in the 1871 census so we are unsure when or why they moved to Bath. Perhaps for health reasons as Henriette suffered from chronic bronchitis. The earliest record we have is an entry for September 1879 in the Bath synagogue minute book for A Leon. 

By the 1881 census Abraham, a Steel Manufacturer, and Henrietta are recorded with Golda, now aged 16 a pupil at Bath High School and Joseph, now aged 19 an undergraduate at London University. Together with a cook and two servants they lived at Lime Lodge, Oldfield Park, a large house and garden, which Abraham rented for £55 pa.

Henriette died on 22 September 1894 at Lime Lodge, Wells Road, aged 71. Cause of death was bronchitis, acute for 17 years. Her son Joseph was present at her death
See life story of Abraham Leon

Son: Joseph Leon Married July 1893 London to Ester Phoebe Defries (1864-1949). Son Edward Joseph Leon born Oct 1894 Paddington London. Son Walter Abraham Leon born Northwood, Middlesex 18 August 1987 (1900-1897). Son Henry, born 1903 Wood Green Middlesex. Death of Joseph Leon: 24 May 1934 Paddington.

Golda Elizabeth Leon Married April 1898 Paddington London to Harry Zwi Hirsch Heilbut. (1855-25 November Amsterdam). Birth of daughter Frederika Olga Heilbut (1899-1943).  Emigrated  to New York 1940,  filed for naturalisation 1946, Death: Jan 1967, Pinellas, Florida US?

Brother: Edward, a furrier, married Emma Meyerhof (Henrietta's sister?) in 1852 in New York. They had three sons and Edward died in New York in 1877. 
Census records
 1861  17 Endcliffe Vale  Sheffield
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Abraham Leon 42
Mecklenburg, naturlaised British
Head
Cutting Merchant
Henriette Leon 37
Hanover
Wife
Wife
Edward Leon 45
Mecklenburg
Brother
Gentleman
Emma Leon 29
Hanover
Sister in law
wife
 1881  Lime Lodge Wells Road  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Abraham Leon 62
Germany
Head
Steel Merchant
Henriette Leon 57
Hildersheim
Wife
Wife
Joseph Leon 19
Sheffield
Son
Undergraduate
Golda Leon 16
Sheffield
Daughter
Pupil
 1891  Lime Lodge Wells Way  Bath
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Abraham Leon 72
Mecklenburgh
Head
Steel Manufacturer
Henriette Leon 67
Hildersheim
Wife
Wife
Joseph Leon 29
Sheffield
Son
Clerk
Golda Leon 26
Sheffield
Daughter
unknown
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Henriette Leon
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