Levi Walter Mengel

Levi Walter Mengel (September 27, 1868 – February 3, 1941) was an entomologist from Reading, Pennsylvania.[1] He was director of the Reading Public Museum. He was a member of the Peary expedition to Greenland of 1891–92.[2][3][4]

Mengel circa 1920


He was born on September 27, 1868 to Matthias Schoener Mengel and Amelie Matilde Soder. He died on February 3, 1941.


  1. ^ "Levi Walter Mengel". Science. March 14, 1941. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ "Peary Relief Expedition. The Miranda Sails with the Party Bound for Greenland". New York Times. June 28, 1892. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. ^ "Home from Greenland". Reading Eagle. September 6, 1891. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  4. ^ Polar Times. American Polar Society. March 1, 1941. Dr. Levi Walter Mengel, founder and former director of the Reading Museum and Art Gallery, died today in Reading Hospital as the result of a stroke suffered in the museum yesterday. He was seventy-two years old. ... {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)