The De Leon family were, according to a hand-written note from my father, "relatives of the Abraham family. First cousins from Rustchuk."

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 Rustchuk; 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 40's). 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, 1922.

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, 1949.

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.

Gaby De Leon. Tel-Aviv, 1944.

Abraham De Leon

Abraham immigrated to the USA.

Abraham De Leon, Chicago, 1942

Abraham De Leon, Chicago, 1942.

Abraham De Leon, Tiberias, 1944.

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.

Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1946.

Juliette De Leon

De Leon - Nahlat Yehuda, 1925

De Leon - Nahlat Yehuda, 1925.

Juliette, Isaac, Visa, Avraham, Sarica

Juliette, Visa, Isaac-sarica. Tel-Aviv, 1927

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 and Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

Juliette De Leon, Ronya Abraham, Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

Juliette and Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

Juliette and Visa De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

Juliette De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

Juliette De Leon, Tel-Aviv, 1938.

This family history project started September 2009.
All photos and documents belong to the author and are © Daniel Abraham, except for maps and where indicated.
This is a work in progress. Please contact me if you have any more information to contribute.

Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 2014