Amy Seimetz

by stlucas on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Amy Lynne Seimetz

Place of Birth: Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1981

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, German, Irish, Croatian, Slovenian, English

Amy Seimetz is an American actress, writer, producer, editor, and director.

Amy is the daughter of Sharlene A. (Kutchman) and Michael F. Seimetz.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was John J. Seimetz (the son of Frank Seimetz and Emma C. Wade). Frank was the son of Stephan Seimetz and Clara, who were born in Indiana, to parents from Germany. Emma was the daughter of Peter Wade, who was German, and of Anna, who was also born in Indiana, to parents from Germany.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Jane/Jayne R. Walton (the daughter of William Walton and Margarette/Margarete/Margurete Wright). William was born in Indiana, to a father from England and a mother from Kentucky. Margarette was born in Indiana, to a father from Indiana and a mother from Indiana, whose own parents were Irish.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Charles S. Kutchman (the son of Joseph J. “Joe” Kutchman and Pearl Dembitsky). Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Austria or Yugoslavia, who were almost certainly ethnic Ukrainians.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Mae Zoretic (the daughter of Nicholas Albert Zoretic and Nellie Lewis). Nicholas was the son of Nicholas, who was from Vivodina, Croatia, and of Helen, who was likely Slovenian.


Obituary of Amy’s father –

Obituary of Amy’s uncle (father’s brother), Mark T. Seimetz –

Marriage record of Amy’s paternal grandparents, John J. Seimetz and Jane/Jayne R. Walton –

Amy’s paternal great-grandmother, Emma C. Wade, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Amy’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walton and Margarette/Margarete/Margurete Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Charles S. Kutchman on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death record of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-aunt, Anna (Kutchman) Yoder (the sister of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman) –

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bablah September 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm
bablah March 10, 2017 at 6:33 am

>Her maternal grandfather was Charles S. Kutchman (the daughter of Joe Kutchman and Pearl)

Daughter ->son

And according to 1930’s census, they were from Yugoslavia and spoke Ukrainian. Even the Jews from Ukraine don’t speak Ukrainina, but rather Russian, besides I don’t think we had many Ukrainian Jews in Yugoslavia, but we have tons of Ukrainians.

stlucas March 10, 2017 at 7:16 am

Thanks for the info!

According to the 1940’s census, they were born in Austria. Misleading information…

BTW, I found the obituary of one of their daughters, Anna/Annie. Their full names were Joseph Kutchman and Pearl Dembitsky.

Most “Dembitsky” people hail from Ukraine and Russia, indeed.

bablah March 10, 2017 at 7:19 am

Also Nicholas Zoretic’s father is Nick from Vivodina, Croatia, while his mother Helen appears to be Slovenian.

Joseph Kutchman’s wife’s name was Pearl Dembitsky

follers March 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

Hadn’t had a chance to take a look at the Seimetz page, but yes. Interesting last name, “Kutchman”.

I notice the Kutchman children mostly married people of (non-Jewish) Eastern European descent, which is a tell-tale sign (as opposed to, say, Jessica Biel’s ancestor, where none of his family did).

One of the Kutchman siblings was named “Mike” or “Michael”, which, for whatever reason, was also very rare among Eastern European Jews of the time (maybe even more rare than “Adam”).

bablah March 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

2nd Ukrainian president was called Leonid Kuchma.

follers March 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Have I asked you about Sylvester Stallone’s maternal grandfather yet? (the great genealogical mystery of the 20th century).

bablah March 11, 2017 at 5:40 am

nope. I might check it out later.

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