Cousins: De Leon Family
The De Leon family were, according to a hand-written note from my father, "relatives of the Abraham family. First cousins from Ruschuk."
I'm assuming this means the De Leon brothers and sisters were cousins of Moritz Abraham, which means that either Mamo Abraham or Lea Jacob had a sister who married a De Leon in Ruschuk; hence there should be a connection to either the Abraham or the Jacob family branch.
There were three brothers: Isaac, Abraham and Henri, and two sisters: Visa and Sarica.
Although the De Leon were related to the Abraham family, they stayed in contact with Ronya after the death of Moritz (as evidenced by photos sent to her in the mid to late 40s). Ronya also seemed to be in contact with Visa until her death.
Isaac De Leon
Isaac immigrated to Palestine. An agronomist, he studied in Montpellier in 1922 in l'Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture with the help of Moritz Abraham's financial support. Specialist in citrus for the Government of Palestine.
Isaac De Leon. Station Sericicole de Montpellier, France, March 1922.
Note: The sign on the white building in the background says "Station Sericicole" (silk farming station)
Isaac De Leon. "Souvenir from my last trip in France, Paris, 1949."
Isaac had one son, Gaby, born ca 1933.
Gaby De Leon. Tel-Aviv, 1944.
Abraham De Leon
The only information I had on Abraham De Leon was an inscription in the back of a photo: "Abraham immigrated to the USA".
Abraham De Leon, Chicago, 1942.
Abraham De Leon in American uniform. Tiberias, November 1944.
Henri De Leon
Married a French woman in Paris, and immigrated to the USA in 1945.
Visa De Leon
Visa immigrated to the USA in 1950.
Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1946.
Juliette De Leon
De Leon - Nahlat Yehuda, 1925.
Juliette, Isaac, Visa, Avraham, Sarica
De Leon - Tel-Aviv, 1927.
Mlle Levy, Avraham, Mlle Levy, Juliette ("Maman"), Visa, Isaac, Jacques Panigel (brother of Mico), Sarica, Mico (Sarica's husband)
Juliette De Leon, Ronya Abraham, Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.
Juliette and Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.
Juliette De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.