Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Date of Birth: 1988
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Hannah Bronfman is an American DJ, model, and entrepreneur. Her father, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., is a businessman who was previously the CEO of Warner Music Group. Her mother, Sherri Brewer, is an actress who appeared in Shaft (1971). Hannah’s brother is entrepreneur and musician Benjamin Bronfman.
Her father is Jewish (of Russian Jewish, Ukrainian Jewish, and German Jewish descent). Her mother is African-American. Some of Hannah’s father’s ancestors have lived in the United States since the 1700s.
Hannah’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Bronfman, Sr. (Edgar Miles Bronfman, the son of Samuel Bronfman and Saidye Rosner). Hannah’s grandfather Edgar was born in Montreal, Canada, and was a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Hannah’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Soroki, Bessarabia (now Moldova), to Jewish parents, Yechiel Moshe Bronfman and Mindel Elman. Samuel founded Distillers Corporation Limited. Hannah’s great-grandmother Saidye was born in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, to Jewish immigrants, Samuel Rosner and Priscilla Rosner, who were from Bessarabia and Odessa, respectively.
Hannah’s paternal grandmother was Ann Margaret Loeb (the daughter of John Langeloth Loeb, Sr. and Frances Lehman). Ann’s brother, John L. Loeb, Jr., was a U.S. Ambassador to Denmark (from 1981 to 1983) and a Delegate to the United Nations (in 1984). Hannah’s great-grandfather John was the son of Carl Morris Loeb, Sr., a Jewish immigrant from Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hesse, and of Adeline Moses, who was born in Alabama, of German Jewish descent, from a family that has lived in the United States since the 1700s. John and Carl Loeb were founders of the Wall Street brokerage firm Loeb, Rhoades & Co.
Hannah’s great-grandmother Frances Lehman was the daughter of Arthur Lehman and Adele Lewisohn. Hannah’s great-great-grandfather Arthur Lehman was the son of Mayer Lehman, one of the three brothers who founded the prominent investment bank Lehman Brothers (the other two were Henry Lehman and Emanuel Lehman). Arthur Lehman’s parents were German Jewish immigrants, from Bavaria and Rieneck, respectively. Hannah’s great-great-grandmother Adele Lewisohn was the daughter of Adolph Lewisohn, a German Jewish mining magnate, investment banker, and philanthropist, who was born in Hamburg, and of Emma Miriam Cahn, who was also of German Jewish origin.
Hannah is a third cousin, once removed, of broadcast journalist Serena Altschul. Hannah’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Mayer Lehman and Babette Newgass, were also Serena’s paternal great-great-grandparents.
Sources: Genealogy of Hannah Bronfman (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Hannah’s paternal grandmother, Ann Margaret (Loeb) Bronfman – https://www.washingtonpost.com
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