Birth Name: George Herman Ruth, Jr.
Date of Birth: February 6, 1895
Place of Birth: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Death: August 16, 1948
Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player, from 1914 to 1935.
Babe was the son of Catherine/Katherine (Schamberger) and George Herman Ruth. All eight of Babe’s great-grandparents were born in Germany.
Babe had two children, one with his first wife, Helen Woodford, and one with his second wife, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson.
Babe’s paternal grandfather was named John Antone/Anton Ruth. John was born in Maryland, to German parents.
Babe’s paternal grandmother was Mary Strodtman (the daughter of John Harman Strodtman and Mary Daverman). Babe’s grandmother Mary was born in Maryland, to German parents. John was born in Hannover.
Babe’s maternal grandparents were Pius Schamberger (the son of Andreas Schamberger) and Johanna “Annie” Schawtze. Pius and Johanna were German.
Babe’s father on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Babe’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org