Adolph Levy

Male 1835 - 1895


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  • Name  Adolph Levy  [1, 2
    Born  04 Jun 1835  Rexingen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Citizenship  22 Mar 1867  Oregon City, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number  6879 
    Died  05 Oct 1895  Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I6879  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Oct 2008 

    Father  Lucas Levi 
    Mother  Hannchen 
    Family ID  F1752  Group Sheet

    Family  Babette Wertheimer,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1922, Union, Union, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  05 Aug 1862  San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Gus S. Levy,   b. 1880,   d. 25 Mar 1963, Baker, Baker Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1250  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Aug 1862 - San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCitizenship - 22 Mar 1867 - Oregon City, Oregon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Oct 1895 - Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • The following information is provided in The Centennial History of Oregon (F876.G25, p. 485):

      ADOLPH LEVY, who passed away at Union on the 5th of October, 1895, was long numbered among the town's most respected andsubstantial citizens and for a number of years was actively engaged in business there as the proprietor of a general mercantile store. His birth occurred in Wurtemberg, Germany, on the 4th of June 1835. In early manhood he crossed the Atlantic to the United States, locating at Stockton, California, and applying for his first naturalization papers on the 13th of April, 1857. On the 22d of March 1867, at Oregon City, he was admitted to full citizenship by Judge E. B. Shattuck. After some years' residence in California during which he was engaged in business, he became a resident of Oregon and for a time conducted his interests in the city of John Day, now in Grant county. Subsequently he took up his abode in Oregon City and there continued in business until 1878 when he removed to Union, where the remainder of his life was spent. There he purchased an interest in the general store of Sommers and Baer and later bought out the partners, conducting the enterprise under his own name until within a short time of his demise, when his sons, Leon and Milton S., purchased the business. His undertakings were attended with a gratifying measure of prosperity, for he was a man of excellent executive ability, sound judgment and keen discrimination.
      On the 5th of August, 1862, at San Francisco Mr. Levy was united in marriage to Miss Babette Wertheimer, by whom he had the following children: Leon a review of whose career follows; Julius A.. who is engaged in the book and stationery business at Walla Walla, Washington; Minnie, now Mrs. J. Block, of Portland, Lily, whose demise occurred in 1894; Helen, the widow of Max Lewin; Milton S., a sketch of whom also follows; G. S., who is engaged in the drug business; and Stella and Edna, both at home.
      Adolph Levy gave his political allegiance to the democratic party and took an active interest in local, state and national affairs but neither desired nor courted office. His fellow townsmen, however, frequently called him to serve as councilor or alderman and in this capacity he ably represented their interests. Fraternally he was identified with the Masons, belonging to Grande Ronde Valley Lodge, No. 56, in which he filled all of the chairs In a biography written by a brother Mason and published in one of the local papers at the time of his demise, the loss of Mr. Levy is mourned as that of an honorable and respected citizen who was possessed of a warm, sympathetic and generous heart and who was both neighbor and brother to the destitute and unfortunate. His widow who still survives him, is equally well known for her many excellent traits of heart and mind. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] The Centennial History of Oreg, 485.

    2. [S51] FUCHSD-Diane Levy Salmon Fuchs GEDCOM file, Compiler: Salmon, Diane Levy, (27 February 1999), Date of Import: 27 Feb 1999.

    3. [S51] FUCHSD-Diane Levy Salmon Fuchs GEDCOM file, Compiler: Salmon, Diane Levy, (27 February 1999), Citing: Biographical Sketch of Adolph Levy and Resoultions by O.R.V. Lodge, No. 56 A.F.& A.M.. Diane Levy Salmon states: Adolph Levy declared his intention of becoming a US Citizen on 13 April 1857 at Stockton , CA. I have a copy of the document for intention issued by the State of CA, County of San Joaquin..

    4. [S116] Oregon Death Certificate.

    5. [S96] Marriage License, Signed by Juluis Ekman, Rabbi.

    6. [S51] FUCHSD-Diane Levy Salmon Fuchs GEDCOM file, Compiler: Salmon, Diane Levy, (27 February 1999).