Ancestors of Max Sonnenberg


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picture Max Sonnenberg

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 3 May 1879 - Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Christening: 
          Death: 28 Oct 1955 - Cape Town
         Burial: 
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Events
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Education
Religion


Parents
         Father: Lazarus(Louis) Sonnenberg
         Mother: Mathilda Strauss

Spouses and Children
1. *Lillie Isaacs
       Marriage: 1906 - Mafeking
       Children:
                1. Richard Samuel Sonnenberg CA(SA)
                2. Matilda Sonnenberg
                3. Betty Sonnenberg
                4. Peggy Sonnenberg
                5. Joan Sonnenberg

Notes
General:
Travelled to South Africa in 1891 with his father.Settled in Vryburg where he worked for Solomon and Co.owned at that time by uncle Charlie Sonnenberg.Louis Sonnenberg then travelled on to Maribogo.Elected MP for Vryburg in 1918. Founded
Woolworths in South Africa in 1931.Named after a company of similiar name in Australia and New Zealand.In 1947 he met Israel Sieff and Sir Simon Marks during a trip to London.Agreed to a relationship between Marks and Spencer and Woolworths.Elie
Susman was a close associate of Max's.Owned a home in Muizenberg called Zandwyk near the sea.Purchased Diemersfontein in Sept. 1942.


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