An important and beloved woman
honest and righteousness
And the miracle of her pure soul to ....
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)
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
BORN AT HILDESHEIM JUL 26. 5583 AM
DIED AT BATH SEPTEMBER 22. 5684,
AGED 71MERCY 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.
1861 17 Endcliffe Vale Sheffield
Name | Age
Abraham Leon 42
Mecklenburg, naturlaised British
Henriette Leon 37
Edward Leon 45
Emma Leon 29
Sister in law
1881 Lime Lodge Wells Road Bath
Name | Age
Abraham Leon 62
Henriette Leon 57
Joseph Leon 19
Golda Leon 16
1891 Lime Lodge Wells Way Bath
Name | Age
Abraham Leon 72
Henriette Leon 67
Joseph Leon 29
Golda Leon 26