Third Great Grandfather, Moses Nathan Levy was born 22 May 1800 , in Hamburg, Germany to Moses Levy and Jette Cohn.
He is listed (acc. to Justin Levy) on the Hamburg city directory as a merchant since 1828. Cousin Scott H. posted a pic of the 1847 address book where M.N. Levy is in Producten-Handlung, neue Mobilien und Lager von allen Sorten Federn fertigen Betten, Muehlenstrasse no.34. He sold beds, mattresses and other stuff.
In the 1873 Hamburg address book,he is trading from Mühlenstrasse 34 , where he’d been for many years. 1873 Hamburg Adressbuch – Moses Nathan Levy (1) He obviously had some connections to Bavaria, since both of his wives came from there.
Moses married Hanchen Pickert, of Wittelshoffen, near Ansbach, Bavaria, 1 Jun 1825 in Hamburg. Hannchen was the daughter of David Pickert and Roeschen Elias.
Moses and Hanchen had seven children according to the births register of the Hamburg Jewish community. These are kept in the Hamburg State Archives and include the years 1816–1866.
David, born 19 May 1825 in Hamburg: res “Lömckenstraße” Lömcken Street . Moses was a “Lumpen Sortier” [rag picker].
Samuel (siegmund) born 21 Jan 1828 birth record lists the residence as “Grünensood. ” Moses remained a rag picker.
David Hirsch, born 4 April 1829 in Hamburg: res “Bohlhofen Nr. 1.” At this point, Moses had become a “Kaufmann” [merchant], which he remains until his death.
Roeschen, born 23 May 1830 in Hamburg: res, Kohlhofen.
Levin, born 31 October 1832 in Hamburg: res “rothe Soodstraße” [rothe= red, Strasse=street]. Moses is called a ” “Handelsmann” [dealer] .
Abraham, born 11 September 1834 in Hamburg: res “Mühlenstraße” [Mill Strasse=Street]. Moses is still termed a Dealer,
**********Hannchen died in Hamburg on the 4th of August 1835 at the age of 37 years. In the death register her birth place is listed as Wettelshof near Ansbach.
**********On 1 Nov 1835, Moses married Sophie Hermann, daughter of Jonas Hermann and Betty Salomon. Sophie was born 1810 in Glensdorf, Bavaria.