Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg

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Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Floersheim, Germany
Death: September 28, 1906 (72)
Immediate Family:

Son of Marum Sonnenberg and Sarah Sonnenberg (Schreiber)
Husband of Jeanette Sonnenberg (Rosenblatt)
Father of Marcus Sonnenberg; Sara Martha Sonnenberg; Seraphine Sonnenberg; William Sonnenberg; Bertha Lorge and 4 others
Brother of Lazarus (Louis) Sonnenberg; Charles (Meyer) Sonnenberg and Joseph Sonnenberg

Occupation: Came to SA from USA, friend Barney Barnato, Cecil John Rhodes. Gambler
Managed by: Baruch Moshe (Brett) Batzofin
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About Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg

Possibly the first Sonnenberg in South Africa was Ikey Sonnenberg, who was an early mining pioneer, an inveterate gambler and apparently lovable character, who is written about fairly extensively in South African literature about those times.

Left Germany for America in 1849. Travelled all over and finally met his younger brother,Charlie,during the battle of Gettysburg. Travelled to the Cape in 1867 to look for diamonds.Charlie followed.

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Isaac (Ikey) Sonnenberg's Timeline

1833
October 14, 1833
Germany
1871
September 14, 1871
Age 37
Kimberley, Diamandveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
1872
1872
Age 38
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1874
1874
Age 40
South Africa
1874
Age 40
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1879
1879
Age 45
1885
1885
Age 51
Lydenburg, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, South Africa
1887
1887
Age 53
Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1906
September 28, 1906
Age 72
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