Birth Name: John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 19, 1993
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish, smaller amounts of English, French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch (mother)
Jack Schlossberg is the son of Edwin Arthur Schlossberg, a designer, author, and artist, and Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, who has served as the United States Ambassador to Japan, since 2013.
Jack is the only living male descendant of his maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), who was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963). Jack’s uncle, his mother’s brother, was John F. Kennedy, Jr. His great-uncles (his maternal grandfather’s brothers) were politicians Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. He has two sisters.
Jack’s first cousin, once removed, is journalist Maria Shriver, and Jack’s second cousins are politician Joe Kennedy III, author Katherine Schwarzenegger, and actor, model, and entrepreneur Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Jack’s father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Russia). Jack’s mother has Irish, smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of English, French, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and remote Dutch, ancestry. Jack was raised in his mother’s Catholic faith, though Jack’s family also celebrates Jewish holidays.
Jack’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Irving Schlossberg (the son of Yehuda “Edwin” Schlossberg and Khasha “Kate”/”Katie” Liba Kierstein/Kirstein). Alfred was born in Virginia, to Russian Jewish parents. Alfred was president of the Park East Synagogue, an Orthodox synagogue on New York’s Upper East Side. Yehuda was the son of David Schlossberg and Anna Land. Khasha was the daughter of Abraham Eber Kirstein and Mary Yetta Mann.
Jack’s paternal grandmother was Mae/May Hirsch (the daughter of Abraham Hirsch and Celia Horovitz). Mae was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Jack’s maternal grandfather was President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (the son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald). President Kennedy was born in Massachusetts. Joseph and Rose were of Irish descent, and Jack’s grandfather also had remote Scottish roots. His Kennedy line traces back to Scotland, and Jack had Scottish-born ancestors in the 1600s. Jack’s great-grandfather Joseph was a businessperson, investor, and politician, who was the son of P. J. Kennedy (Patrick Joseph Kennedy), a businessperson and politician, with roots in Dunganstown, and of Mary Augusta Hickey, whose roots were in Cork, Munster, and Rossearbery. Jack’s great-grandmother Rose was a philanthropist and socialite. Rose’s father, John Francis Fitzgerald, was a politician, who served as Mayor of Boston (from 1906 to 1908, and again from 1910 to 1914), and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (from 1895 to 1901, and in 1919). John’s roots were in Co. Limerick, including Lough Cur. Rose’s mother was Mary Josephine “Josie” Hannon, whose roots were in Lough Cur and Bruff.
Jack’s maternal grandmother was Jackie Kennedy (born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, the daughter of John Vernou Bouvier III and Janet Norton Lee). Jackie Kennedy was born in New York. John Bouvier, a stockbroker and socialite, had Irish, French, English, German, and Scottish ancestry, and was the son of John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, who was born in Massachusetts, to English parents, from London. Janet was born in New York, of Irish descent, and was the daughter of James Thomas Aloysius Lee and Margaret A. Merritt.
Marriage record of Jack’s paternal grandparents, Alfred Irving Schlossberg and Mae/May Hirsch – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal grandfather, Alfred Irving Schlossberg, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal grandmother, Mae/May Hirsch, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jack Schlossberg (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Jack’s maternal grandparents, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy – https://www.findagrave.com
Jack’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jack’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jack’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry – https://www.familysearch.org