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Bernardo SEIBEL

Male 1911 - 1996  (85 years)


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  • Name Bernardo SEIBEL 
    Born 23 Feb 1911  Krakow, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1925  Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bernardo emigrated to Brazil with his father in 1925, when he was 14 years old.
    Died 21 May 1996  São Paulo, SP, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jewish Cemetery (Cemiterio Israelita), Butanta, São Paulo-SP, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bernardo Seibel's headstone
    Bernardo Seibel's headstone
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    Person ID I1780  Our Family Tree | Seibel relatives
    Last Modified 13 May 2007 

    Father AncestorsSalomon (Salo\Shlomo) David SEIBEL (Zeibel),   b. 1876, Nadbrzezie, Galicia, Poland (formerly Austria) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother AncestorsRosa (Ruchel) Nachman Schein,   b. 1 Feb 1880, Brzezowa, Galicia, Poland (formerly Austria) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Photos
    Sonia and Motl (Marcos) Seibel (1926)
    Sonia and Motl (Marcos) Seibel (1926)
    Benjamin Zeibel with mother Ruchel (Passport photo, 1935)
    Benjamin Zeibel with mother Ruchel (Passport photo, 1935)
    Herman (Henrique) & Salomon (Shlomo) David Seibel
    Herman (Henrique) & Salomon (Shlomo) David Seibel
    Family ID F1744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family AncestorsRosa REVCOLEVSKY 
    Children 
    +1. Salo David SEIBEL
    +2. Helio SEIBEL
    +3. Samuel SEIBEL
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bernardo Seibel
    Bernardo Seibel

  • Notes 
    • In 1925, 14-year-old Bernardo Seibel arrived in Brazil, coming from Krakow, Poland, with his father, Salomon. In a typical immigrant struggle to make a living in a new country, and after several jobs, he started to work in the furniture retail business in 1935. In 1946, he became a partner in a small furniture factory at Birigüi, in the hinterland of the State of São Paulo, which flourished well in the following years. In 1961, living again in São Paulo, he acquired LEO Madeiras, a small wood distribution business located in the Gasômetro area, in the district of Brás. In 1985, the Madelânda Group was created (later renamed "The Ligna Group") through the acquisition of Brasimet's share control, a major Brazilian player in the metallurgical industry. From 1990-1992, the Ligna Group intensified its operations in the furniture industry and became a large manufacturer of decorative laminates by acquiring Formica Corporation in Brazil and in Argentins, Lammet in Holland, and finally the Formiplac Group in Brazil, which was Satipel's owner at the time. In 1996 (the year Bernardo died), the Ligna Group started to operate in the home center retail business in a joint venture with the French Group Leroy Merlin. Today his sons, Salo and Helio Seibel, continue to run the Ligna Group. [source: Ligna Group brochure; see the Ligna Group's history on the Satipel website]