Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameAbraham COHEN
Birth1825, England
Death29 May 1901, 1 Belsize Park, London, England
*New [RELI]Jewish
FatherBarnett COHEN (~1780-1854)
MotherSierlah LEVY (1788-1854)
*New [RELI]Jewish
Marriage23 Jan 1856, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ChildrenSierlah [ Siela] (1858-)
 Phoebe (1860-1943)
 Rachel (1862-1900)
 Samuel (1865-)
 Nathan (1867-)
Notes for Abraham COHEN
In the census of 1841 he is living with his parents in Lower Marsh. His age was shown as 17.

The Personal Notices of the Maitland Mercury shows a marriage to Leah Mandelson of Sydney at the residence of Nathan Mandelson, Castlereagh Street, Sydney by Rev Jacob Isaacs on 23 January 1856.

From the Gunnedah Family History Resources - Tamworth, Narrabri and Boggabri - It was early 1840's when Abraham Cohen, who was connected to the Maitland Cohens, arrived. Lewis Wolfe Levy arrived in 1846 and carried on his business until 1864 when he went to Maitland. He also ran the Post Office. Four of his children were born in Tamworth. Abraham Cohen and Louis Levy, brother of L W, owned their store from 1846 to 1906. Nathan Cohen, with his parents Abraham (note, son of Emanuel Hyman Cohen) and Sophie from Port Macquarie, arrived in 1858 to work for his uncle William Cohen, brother of Edward. He (not Abraham) married Esther Solomon, daughter of Solomon Solomon from Eden and they built the house 'Brighton' in Carthage Street. Later he was married to her sister Deborah.

In the census of England in 1901 Abraham (aged 76) was staying at 58-62 Piccadilly (presumably a hotel) with his son Nathaniel M Cohen (age 31).

The Jewish Chronicle of 6 Feb 1880 on page 13 - Mr Abraham Cohen a merchant resident at Tamworth NSW for a quarter of a century, and who has just retired from business has generously given 500 pounds for a new local hospital, and a second donation of 500 pounds to the hospital endowment fund, on conidtion that 1500 pounds can be raised by other means.

The Jewish Chronicle of 31 May 1901 lists his death. His address was 1 Belsize Park, Hampstead, formerly of Tamworth.
Last Modified NewCreated 21 Mar 2024 by Jim Falk