Ben Goldwasser

by madman on March 29, 2016

Birth Name: Benjamin Nicholas Hunter Goldwasser

Place of Birth: Mishawaka, Indiana, United States

Date of Birth: December 17, 1982

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, German, Scottish, Irish (mother)

Ben Goldwasser is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is a member of the rock band MGMT, along with Andrew VanWyngarden.

Ben is the son of Rachel Ann (Hunter) and David Mark Goldwasser. Ben’s father is Jewish (with German Jewish ancestry). His mother has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Ben has said, “I don’t identify with any religion at all but I’m really interested in all religions. I would never want to associate myself with just one of them”.

Ben’s paternal grandparents are Edwin “Ned” L. Goldwasser and Elizabeth Weiss (the daughter of Louis Stix Weiss and Aline/Honi Pollitzer). Louis was born in New York, the son of Samuel Weiss and Caroline/Carrie Stix. Aline was also born in New York, the daughter of Sigmund Pollitzer and Alice Kohn.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was George Howard Hunter (the son of George Blackwood Hunter and Ruth M. Howard). Ben’s great-grandfather George was the son of Austin Clark Hunter and Annis Evelyn Blackwood.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Lulu Vivian Isaacs (the daughter of Harleston/Harley Lee Isaacs and Nora Christine Fivecoate/Fivecoats).

Sources: Mention of Ben’s paternal grandparents, Edwin “Ned” Goldwasser and Elizabeth Weiss – http://hereandnow.wbur.org

Genealogy of Ben’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.neilpiwovar.com

Genealogy of Ben’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Weiss – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Ben’s maternal grandfather, George Howard Hunter – http://www.news-gazette.com

Genealogy of Ben’s maternal great-grandfather, George Blackwood Hunter – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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