Leopold (Lebel) Kohn

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Leopold (Lebel) Kohn (Jehuda Aryeh Leib Kohn-Zerkowitz)

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Birthplace: Trenčín, Trenčín District, Trenčín Region, Slovakia
Death: Died in Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
Immediate Family:

Son of Eleazer (Lazar) Kohn-Zerkowitz and Chaja Kohn-Zerkowitz
Husband of Babeth (Betti) Kohn-Zerkowitz
Father of Chaja Kohn-Zerkowitz; Moses Abraham Zerkowitz (Kohn-Zerkowitz); Marie Grosz; Fanni (Fradl) Kohn-Zerkowitz and Anna Fränkel
Brother of Nathan Samuel (Nesanel) (Sándor) Kohn-Zerkowitz and Marie Turcsan

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About Leopold (Lebel) Kohn

Leopold Kohn-Zerkowitz had the Hebrew name of "Jehuda Aryeh Leib" -- named in honor of his paternal grandfather, meaning "Lion". He was born in Trencin in early 1782, and was known throughout his life as "Leopold Kohn". Upon his father's murder (prior to 1809), rights to his father's residence in Trencin City passed jointly to Leopold and his younger brother Nathan. Later, however, Leopold left Trencin and moved to Bittse (now Bytča, Slovakia), possibly after a falling out with Nathan. Leopold is seen in Bytca in 1809, 1818, 1821, 1828, and 1848 censuses, and is consistently listed as "Kohn".

Although he came from a wealthy family, census records suggest that he died a poor man. He was still alive in 1852, but was deceased by 1856 (when a grandson was named in his honor).

Bittse, Trencin megye, Hungary, 1828: Kvon, Lebel (household #26)

Bittse, Trencin megye, Hungary, 1848: Kohn, Lebel, age 67, b. Trencin, "szegeny" (poor) [*actually, age 66]; wife, (Hoffman), Babeth, age 62

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Leopold (Lebel) Kohn's Timeline

1782
1782
Trenčín, Trenčín District, Trenčín Region, Slovakia
1807
1807
Age 25
Turzovka, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1809
1809
Age 27
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1811
January 24, 1811
Age 29
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1813
August 1813
Age 31
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1817
1817
Age 35
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1822
1822
Age 40
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
1852
1852
Age 70
Bytča, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
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