Roy Scheider

by follers on May 20, 2014

Birth Name: Roy Richard Scheider

Date of Birth: November 10, 1932

Place of Birth: Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: February 10, 2008

Place of Death: Little Rock, Arkansas

Ethnicity: German, Irish

Roy Scheider was an American actor and boxer.

Roy was the son of Anna Madeline (Crosson) and Roy Bernhard Scheider. He had two children with his wife, actress Brenda King, and a daughter with his former wife, Cynthia Bebout.

Roy’s paternal grandfather was Charles Scheider (the son of Bernhard Scheider and Marie Louise Froehlich). Charles was born in New Jersey, to parents from Prussia.

Roy’s paternal grandmother was Wilhelmina Christine Schraft (the daughter of John Christian Schraft and Karoline Gottliebin Kull). Wilhelmina was born in Bernbach, Bidingen, Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany. John was the son of Johann Martin Schraft and Carolina Karcher. Roy’s great-grandmother Karoline was the daughter of Johann Adam Kull and Christine Barbara Pfeifer.

Roy’s maternal grandparents were Peter Francis Crosson and Emma Schlitzer/Schnitzer/Schwitzer. Peter was born in Scotland, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Roy Scheider – https://www.geni.com

Roy Scheider on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Roy Scheider (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Roy’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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andrew October 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm
andrew October 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Bayern -> Bavaria

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

correction: I’m afraid there is no “Blotich” in Germany – typing error?; but 3x “Bernbach” in different federal states.

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