Ashkenazi Jewish

John H. Cox

by follers on August 16, 2018

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1955

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other

John H. Cox, full name John Herman Cox, is an American accountant, businessperson, broadcaster, attorney, and politician.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2008.

John is the son of Priscilla Edna (Pick). It appears that Cox is his stepfather’s surname. John is married to Sarah, with whom he has four children.

John’s mother was Jewish. It is not clear if his father is Jewish, too. John practices Catholicism with his family (it not clear if he was raised Catholic, or later converted).

John’s maternal grandfather was Albert Lee Pick (the son of Rudolf/Rudolph Pick and Hermena/Hermina/Hermine Karpeles/Karpolis). Albert was born in Illinois, to Bohemian Jewish parents.

John’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Lyle Garfinkel/Levine (the daughter of Abraham Garfinkle and Amelia Vita Bleiweiss). Lillian was born in Illinois, to Polish Jewish parents. Amelia was born in Galicia, the daughter of Isaac Bleiweiss and Bessie Pencik.

Two people of Jewish heritage have been nominated for President of the United States by a major party. Barry Goldwater, nominated by the Republican Party in 1964, was the first (Goldwater was born to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother, and was raised an Episcopalian). John Kerry, nominated by the Democratic Party in 2004, was the second (Kerry’s paternal grandparents were born Jewish, though Kerry’s father and Kerry himself were raised Catholic).

Joe Lieberman, who is Jewish, was nominated for Vice President of the United States by the Democratic Party in 2000.

Four people of Jewish heritage have won a major party’s Presidential caucus and/or primary:
*Barry Goldwater (1964, the year he was nominated; Republican; won 7 states; Goldwater also sought the 1960 Republican nomination)
*John Kerry (2004, the year he was nominated; Democratic; won 51 contests)
*Wesley Clark (who sought the 2004 Democratic nomination; won 1 state, Oklahoma; Clark was born to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother, and is a practicing Catholic)
*Bernie Sanders (who sought the 2016 Democratic nomination; won 23 contests)

Of the four, only Bernie Sanders is Jewish by religion, and he is the first person of Jewish religion to win a caucus and/or primary for a major American political party’s Presidential nomination (the 2016 New Hampshire primary).

Other people of significant Jewish heritage who have mounted plausible or semi-plausible campaigns for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States are:
*Milton Shapp (who sought the 1976 Democratic nomination)
*Arlen Specter (who sought the 1996 Republican nomination)
*Joe Lieberman (who sought the 2004 Democratic nomination)
*Fred Karger (who sought the 2012 Republican nomination)

Shapp, Specter, Lieberman, and Karger were/are all Jewish by religion. Shapp was the first person of Jewish religion to mount a prominent campaign for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States.

Sources: Genealogy of John H. Cox – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of John’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

John’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

John’s maternal grandfather, Albert Lee Pick, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of John’s maternal grandfather, Albert Lee Pick – https://www.newspapers.com

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Nat Faxon

by follers on August 16, 2018

Nat Faxon – 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival – “The Way, Way Back” Premiere – Arrivals – Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: Nathaniel Wales Faxon

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1975

Ethnicity:
*English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Nat Faxon is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter.

His maternal grandparents were German Jews who came to the U.S. in 1938.

Nat is married to Meaghan Gadd, with whom he has three children.

Nat’s maternal grandfather was Ewald Kersten (the son of Alfred Kersten and Maria Hauschild). Ewald was born in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Alfred was born in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, the son of Gustav Kersten and Minna Reichenbach. Maria was born in Saxony-Anhalt, the daughter of Ignatz Hauschild, from Tachau, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and of Bertha Neubauer, from Pechau, Magdeburg.

Nat’s maternal grandmother was Gertrud “Trude” Rosa Brinitzer (the daughter of Eugen Jacob Brinitzer and Henny/Jenny Kaplan). Gertrude was born in Hamburg-Altona. Eugen was born in Neiße/Nysa, Poland, the son of Karl/Carl Kallmann/Callmann Brinitzer, who was born in Städtel, Namysłów, and of Rosalie Fraenkel, who was born in Racibórz. Nat’s great-grandmother Henny was born in Riga, Latvia.

Sources: Genealogy of Nat’s mother – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Nat’s maternal grandfather, Ewald Kersten – https://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Nat’s maternal grandmother, Gertrud “Trdue” (Brinitzer) Kersten (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Nat’s maternal grandmother, Gertrud “Trude” (Brinitzer) Kersten – https://archive.nytimes.com

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Kelen Coleman

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Kelen Coleman – HBO’s “Big Little Lies” TV Series Season 1 Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Kelen S. Coleman

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 18, 1984

Ethnicity:
*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Kelen Coleman is an American actress.

Kelen is the daughter of Robin (Goldberg) and musician T. Michael Coleman (born Thomas Michael Coleman). Her brother is graphic designer Josh Coleman. They were raised in Potomac, Maryland.

Kelen has said that her father is Christian and her mother is Jewish.

Kelen’s paternal grandfather was James Thomas Coleman (the son of Joseph Raymond Coleman and Sadie Duggins). James was born in North Carolina. Joseph was born in North Carolina, the son of William Romulus Coleman and Lula Fulp. Sadie was born in North Carolina, the daughter of C. W. Duggins and Eliza.

Kelen’s paternal grandmother was Mavis Ore (the daughter of Walter Thomas Ore and Tracy Ann Pyrtle). Mavis was born in North Carolina. Walter was born in North Carolina, the son of Thomas John Ore and Martha Ann. Tracy was born in North Carolina, the daughter of John Lewis Pyrtle and Susan Ella Fry.

Kelen’s maternal grandparents are/were Albert L. Goldberg and Shirley Yentis.

Source: Obituary of Kelen’s paternal grandfather, James Thomas Coleman – http://www.findagrave.com

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Libe Barer

by stlucas on August 15, 2018

Birth Name: Libe Alexandra Barer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 19, 1991

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, some Mexican

Libe Barer is an American actress.

Libe is the daughter of Ana and Sergio Barer. Her sister is actress Ariela Barer. Her family is Mexican. Their ancestry is mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, from Eastern Europe, with at least two Mexican great-grandparents, one and/or both of whom were Catholic.

Libe’s sister has stated:

Both my parents were born in Mexico. They’re also both Jewish. We’re pretty much from everywhere, in all honesty. I feel most connected to my Latina heritage, for sure. Most of my family, except for my parents, lives in Mexico. So, whenever we visit anywhere it’s to Mexico. I’ll be going there for the holidays.

Libe’s maternal grandfather was Ernesto Benjamin Rittner Pedroza (the son of Carlos Kulner/Kuttner Rittner and María del Refugio Pedroza). Carlos was born in Lithuania. María was Mexican, and was the daughter of Justo Pedroza and María del Refugio Serrano.

Libe’s maternal grandmother is Lya Monzón (the daughter of Justino Guillermo Antonio Monzón Estrada and Michalina/Michaelina Bornstein). Justino was a Mexican Catholic, from San Agustín, Jonacatepec, Morelos, and was the son of Antonio Monzón Pérez and Justina Estrada. Libe’s great-grandmother Michalina was born in Poland, to a Jewish family, and was the daughter of Joszef Mordejai Bornstein and Sara Rojl Engel. Libe’s great-great-grandmother Sara was the daughter of Jaim Mayer Engel and Laya Rochma.

Sources: Genealogy of Libe Barer – https://www.geni.com

Death record of Libe’s maternal grandfather, Ernesto Benjamin Rittner Pedroza – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Libe’s maternal great-grandfather, Justino Guillermo Antonio Monzón Estrada – https://www.familysearch.org

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Zach Appelman

by follers on August 10, 2018

Zach Appelman – Netflix’s “Like Father” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Zachary Soglin Appelman

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1985

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Zach Appelman is an American actor.

Zach’s paternal grandfather was Matt Max Appelman (the son of Louis Appelman and Rose Gauctzkin/Ganetskin). Matt was born in Mogilev, Belarus, to a Jewish family.

Zach’s paternal grandmother was Frances Helen Friedman (the daughter of Julius Joseph Friedman and Lilian Mohr). Frances was born in Washington. Julius was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother. Lilian was born in New York, the daughter of Maurice Mordechai Mohr, who was Austrian Jewish, and of Annie Suransky, a Polish Jew, whose family was from Saransk, Mordovia, Russia and Suwalki, Poland.

Zach’s maternal grandfather was Albert Soglin (the son of Ari/Aaron Soglin and Sarah Marshak). Albert was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Ari was the son of Abel Tsoglin and Rose/Risya Marchashov. Sarah was the daughter of Dov Ber “Dave” Marchashov and Bluma/Blume Yaffa.

Zach’s maternal grandmother was Rose Century (the daughter of Chaim/Hyman Century and Esther Elbaum). Rose was born in Illinois, to Polish Jewish parents. Chaim was born in Warsaw, the son of Boruch Century and Frada Rosenovitch. Esther was the daughter of Moishe Elbaum.

Source: Genealogy of Zach Appelman – https://www.geni.com

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