Birth Name: Jonathan Edward Bernthal
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Date of Birth: September 20, 1976
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Jon Bernthal is an American actor. His parents are both Jewish. His family came to the U.S. from Austria, Russia, and Poland on his father’s side, and from Germany, Lithuania, and Russia on his mother’s side.
Jon’s paternal grandfather was Murray Bernthal, a composer (the son of Samuel Bernthal and Lena Fleisher). Samuel was a Jewish immigrant from Bukovina, the son of Mordecai/Marcus Bernthal and Dvorsa/Dora Gottlieb/Gross. Lena was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Elias Fleischer and Chaja Saks.
Jon’s paternal grandmother was Rose Wartsky (the daughter of Aaron Wartsky and Lena Zlutnic). Aaron was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Lena was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Jon’s maternal grandfather was Hendrik “Henry” Otto Marx (the son of Solomon Marx and Flora Kaufmann). Hendrik was a German Jew, born in Munich, Germany, in 1918; he later moved to the United States.
Jon’s maternal grandmother was Mildred “Billi” Geraldine Lurie (the daughter of Levi Israel Lurie and Rose Cwengel). Levi was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant. Rose was born either in Missouri, or in Kupel, Russia, to Russian-born Jewish parents, Harry Cwengel and Pessie “Pauline” Weiser.
Sources: Jon’s paternal grandfather, Murray Bernthal, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jon’s paternal grandmother, Rose Wartsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jon’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Lurie, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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