Abraham was born in Mecklenburg Germany in 1818. His father was Joseph Liebermann Leon, born in 1785 in Mecklenburgh a merchant and his mother was Emilie Salamon born in Hanover in 1787.
Abraham was the youngest of three children. He had a sister Sabine born in 1813 and a brother Salamon born in 1816.
There is a record for Salamon Leon from Germany arriving in the port of London in July 1939. It is likely that he anglicised his name to Edward. There is a record for Abraham Leon, born in Mecklenburg, arriving in the port of London in May 1840. In his naturalisation application, Abraham states that he travelled frequently between Germany and England until 1844 when he decided to settle permanently in Sheffield.
There is a record for Henrietta Meyerhof arriving Port of London from Bremen December 1859.
Abraham and Henrietta had two children:
Joseph born 1861 Sheffield, Yorkshire
Golda born January 1865, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
The death of Henriette Leon, aged 71, was registered 1894/Q3 Bath (grave 28). There was a death notice in the Bath Chronicle. The death of Abraham Leon, aged 78, was registered 1897/Q2 Bath. There was a death notice in the Bath Chronicle of Thursday 1 Jul 1897.
From the National Probate Calendar 1897: 'LEON Abraham of Lime- lodge Wells-road Bath retired steel-manufacturer died 23 June 1897'. Probate Bristol 17 September to Joseph Abraham Leon steel-merchant and Golda Elizabeth Leon spinster. Effects £7,545 15s. 4d.
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.