Passport Land - Simon Lewin
Simon Lewin (2 Oct 1905, Tilsit, German Empire [now Sovetsk,
Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia] - Jul 1956, Baltimore,
Maryland). He may have been the son of Behr Lewin and Rachel, who owned
3-4 Market St, Memel (Klaipeda), and ran a business there with their
sons Samuel Lewin and Simon Lewin.
In 1937, Simon Lewin married Violetta Levi (3 Sep 1907, Stuttgart,
Germany - May 1985, Randallstown, Baltimore, Maryland), daughter of
Siegfried Levi (6 Feb 1880, Stuttgart, Germany - 13 Oct 1954,
Johannesburg, South Africa) and Elsie Lay (20 Apr 1889, Neuwied,
Germany - 3 Jan 1923, Stuttgart, Germany).
From 31 Dec 1938 - 11 Jan 1939, Simon Lewin (33), Violetta Lewin (31),
Marion Lewin (10) and Ralf Weil (12) sailed on the SS Volendam from
Rotterdam, Netherlands to New York, NY. He was a Manufacturer. They
were all German, Hebrew, and living in Berlin. According to Ralph
Weil's obituary, "he and other family members evaded arrest by
moving from neighborhood to neighborhood."
On 30 Nov 1945, both Simon Lewin and Violet Lewin of 2900 Boarman Ave,
Baltimore MD, became naturalized US citizens.
They had three daughters:
From her previous marriage, about 1925, to Paul Weil (1905-1983, son of
Emil Weil and Edith Drey), a manufacturer, Violetta had two children:
- Marion Lewin (15 Feb 1938, Berlin, Germany - Bef 2010)
Lewin (23 July 1939, USA - ). Mabel Lewin graduated from Forest Park
High School, Baltimore County, then University of Maryland. She went to
New York to earn a Masters degree in 1964, and a doctorate in 1969 from
New York University. In the mid-1960s, Mabel Lewin legally changed her
name to Lee Lewin. She has two children: Nicole
Gamard, a Police Officer in Damascus, MD, and Matthew Gamard, who
teaches second grade in the elementary school he attended as a child.
After 38 years of teaching at all levels, college, private and public
schools, she retired in 1998.
- Jacqueline Lewin (1 Feb 1946, USA - 25 Oct 1993). Jacqueline
Lewin committed suicide on 25 Oct 1993.
- Evelyn Weil (? - Aft 2004), later Evelyn Field of Sydney,
- Ralf Weil (26 Apr 1926, Dresden, Germany - 15 Oct 2004,
Baltimore, MD). From 1944-1945, Ralph Weil was a Staff Sergeant in the
and because of his fluency in German, was assigned to questioning
prisoners of war. He subsequently settled in Baltimore, earned a
General Educational Development diploma and attended what was then
Baltimore Junior College, where he graduated first in his class. He
then earned an accounting degree from the University of Maryland,
College Park in 1952. He worked at the accounting firm Burke, Landsberg
& Gerber in downtown Baltimore before forming Weil, Akman, Baylin
& Coleman on St Paul Place, and retired in 1991. Ralph Weil
lived in Falstaff, Baltimore, and died of stroke
complications at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Survivors
include his wife of 55 years, the former Elinor Pomerantz; a son, Dr.
Marc Weil of Ocean Township, NJ (wife: Simi Weil, children: Jared Weil,
Matt Weil and Jake Weil); a daughter, Michele Weil Fax of Bethesda, MD
(husband: Charles S Fax, children: Joanna Fax and Benjamin Fax); a
sister, Evelyn Field of Sydney, Australia; a half-sister, Lee Lewin
Bland of Bethesda, MD; and five grandchildren.
AncestrySimon Lewin had two brothers and three sisters, all deceased.
Simon Lewin's German passport was issued on 7 Dec 1938.