Birth Name: Amy Beth Schumer
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 1, 1981
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, German, some Scottish and Welsh (mother, who converted to Judaism)
Amy Schumer is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer.
Amy’s father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Ukraine and Poland). Amy’s mother has English, German, and some Scottish and Welsh, ancestry, and is of Protestant background; she converted to Judaism when marrying her first husband, who was also Jewish.
Amy was raised Jewish, in Reform Judaism. She went to Hebrew School and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
Amy is a second cousin, once removed, of United States Senator Chuck Schumer, of New York. Amy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Chuck’s paternal great-grandparents.
On her father’s side, Amy is the granddaughter of Abraham “Abe” H. Schumer (the son of Charles Kalman Schumer and Ann Chaje Brenner Riemer) and Beverly G. Charles was born in Buchach, Buchats’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine, the son of Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman/Weisman; Abraham was the son of Kalmen Schumer and Yetta Margulies. Ann was born in Wiśnicze, gliwicki, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, the daughter of Wolf Riemer and Anna Chane Scheifler.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Hayden Jones (the son of Lawrence Elmore Jones and Mildred E. Shattuck). Lawrence was the son of Charles S. Jones and Edith Lawrence Johnston.
Amy’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Roth (the daughter of John Slater Roth and Georgia Catherine Dement). John was the son of Harry Lamont Roth and Nancy Witt. Georgia was the daughter of Edward E. Dement and Frances/Francis Ellen “Fannie” Phillips.
While there are many Jewish “Roth” families, Amy’s “Roth” line is of non-Jewish German origin.
Sources: Genealogy of Amy Schumer – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Amy’s paternal great-uncle, Walter Schumer (the brother of Amy’s paternal grandfather, Abraham H. Schumer) – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane (Roth) Jones – http://obits.dignitymemorial.com
Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-uncle, John “Jack” Slater Roth (the brother of Amy’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Roth) – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Amy’s maternal great-grandfather, John Slater Roth (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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