Birth Name: Joseph Francis Mazzello III
Place of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York
Date of Birth: September 21, 1983
*25% Irish and English
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% unknown (possibly Polish)
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Joseph’s father is of three quarters Italian (Catholic) and one quarter German Jewish descent. Joseph has Polish and Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.
Joseph’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Francis Mazzello (the son of John Mazzello and Rose Vertullo). John was Italian. Rose was born in New York, of Italian descent.
Joseph’s paternal grandmother was Irene T. Callamari (the daughter of Albino Callamari and Mae/May Abrams/Abraham). Albino was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, Marcello/Michele Callameri and Alfonsia/Alphonsa Queiroli/Zuiroli. Mae was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, Leopold Abrams/Abraham and Rosa/Rose Frank.
Joseph’s maternal grandfather was Joseph F. Strong (the son of ? Strong and Stephani Wilenski). Stephani was born in New York, to Polish parents, Florian Wilenski and Josephine Frensowisky. It is unclear if Joseph Strong’s father was of Polish ancestry, as well, but it is possible.
Joseph’s maternal grandmother was Virginia L. Mulry (the daughter of George E. Mulry and Zelma Ellor). Virginia had Irish and English ancestry. George’s parents were James Charles Mulry and Adelaide/Addie McGill.
Sources: Joseph’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Francis Mazzello, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph’s paternal grandmother, Irene T. Callamari, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph’s paternal great-grandmother, Mae/May Abrams/Abraham, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph’s maternal grandfather, Joseph F. Strong, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph’s maternal great-grandmother, Stephani Wilenski, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph’s maternal grandmother, Virginia L. Mulry, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Joseph’s maternal grandmother, Virginia L. (Mulry) Strong – http://www.tributes.com
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