Levy Family Collection.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains 19th business and legal documents of Leon and Johanna Levy. Of interest to researchers are the detailed tax and mortgage documents as well as the extensive formal marriage contract. There are few documents outlining the family's genealogical background; most of the contents is business related.
- Levy family (Family)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and French.
Open to researchers.
Copies only for reference purposes.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Publication requires permission by donor.
For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Leon Levy was born in 1807 (according to some documents in 1810) and worked as a merchant and possibly a money-lender in the Landau region, up to Frankfurt and east to Aschaffenburg. He married Hannchen Auerbach of Karlsruhe in 1831. They had two sons, Maximilian (1849-1925) and Carl (1843-1896), as well as three daughters - Julie (1847 - ?), Charlotte (Lottchen, 1845-1863) and Isabella (Bella, 1832-1857). Leon Levy died in 1855. His son Maximilian married Eugenie Schwabacher in 1878; they had three children: Richard, Erich and Elisabeth.
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The collection contains 19th business and legal documents of Leon and Johanna Levy. Of interest to researchers are the detailed tax and mortgage documents as well as the extensive formal marriage contract.
Other Finding Aid
Item-level inventory is in folder 1.
- Guide to the Levy Family Collection, 1781-1920 AR 6330
- Processed by Julie Dawson
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- April 16, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States