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Kevin Spirtas

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Kevin Blair Spirtas

Place of Birth: Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 29, 1962

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Kevin Spirtas is an American actor.

Kevin is the son of Sandra Joy/Toy (Arky) and Arnold Raymond Spirtas. Kevin’s parents are Jewish.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Spirtas (the son of Abraham “Abe” Spirtas and Rose/Rosa). Joseph was born in Missouri, to parents from Russia.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Gussie Rubin (the daughter of Morris Rubin and Rose). Gussie was born in Missouri, to a father from Austria and a mother from either Russia or Poland.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Morris Arky (the son of Leopold Arky and Rose). Morris was born in Czechoslovakia.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Schwartz (the daughter of Julius Schwartz and Julia). Josephine was born in Illinois, to parents from Hungary.

Sources: Kevin’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kevin’s aunt (brother’s sister), Carole Renee (Spirtas) Plessner – http://www.stljewishlight.com

Kevin’s paternal grandmother, Gussie Rubin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Kevin’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Brandon Barash

by stlucas on September 30, 2017

Birth Name: Brandon Joseph Barash

Place of Birth: Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Brandon Barash is an American actor.

Brandon is the son of Susan (Gale) Hughes and Jerry L. Barash. Brandon’s parents are Jewish. Brandon has a brother, Jordan, and a half-sister, Alison. Brandon was previously married to actress Kirsten Storms, with whom he has a child.

Brandon’s paternal grandfather was Harold Barash (the son of Louis/Lewis Barash and Rebecca/Rebecka “Becky” Hershman). Louis was born in Russia, the son of Joseph B. Barash and Ida Levine. Rebecca was also born in Russia, the daughter of Louis Hershman and Slavia Baraban.

Brandon’s paternal grandmother is Rose “Rosie” Jacobs (the daughter of Louis Jacobs and Helen Patowsky). Louis was born in Poland, the son of Pesach Leib Jakubowski and Chawa Giwer Berlinski. Helen was also born in Poland.

Brandon’s maternal grandfather was Wilbert M. Gale/Galitsky (the son of Moses Israel Galitzky and Dora Azorsky). Moses was born in Russia, the son of Welvel Galitzky and Tzisy. Dora was also born in Russia, the daughter of Velva Cohen Azorsky and Anna Zirul.

Brandon’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Liebman (the daughter of Samuel Liebman and Josephine Wedeles). Samuel was the son of Sigmund Liebman, who was from Hesse, Germany, and of Rosie Kahn, who was from Austria. Josephine was the daughter of Morris Wedeles and Sophie Spitz, who were from Rokycany, Bohemia (now Czech Republic).

Sources: Genealogy of Brandon Barash – http://www.geni.com

Marriage announcement of Brandon’s half-sister, Alison Barash – http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com

Marriage record of Brandon’s paternal grandparents – http://www.ancestry.ca

Brandon’s paternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Brandon’s paternal stepgrandfather, Sidney Carr – http://www.kcjc.com

Birth record of Brandon’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Wedeles – http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Greg Rucka

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Greg Rucka – “Whiteout” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Mann’s Village Theater – Westwood, CA. USA – Keywords: Greg Rucka – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Gregory A. Rucka

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 29, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Greg Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist.

Greg is the son of Corrina J. “Corry” (Schnitzer/Schnitze) and Noel/Noel Michael Rucka. Greg’s parents were Jewish.

Greg’s paternal grandparents were Arthur “Art” Rucka and Nettie L. Arthur was born in Czechoslovakia.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was Bernard/Bernad Schnitzer (the son of Benjamin “Benny” Schnitzer and Jeanetta “Jenny” Rosenthal). Benjamin was from Hungary. Jeanetta was from Austria.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Mary Breitbart (the daughter of Hersch/Harry Breitbart and Bessie). Mary was born in Austria. Hersch was born in either Austria or Kozova, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, the son of Bernard Shimon Dov Breitbart.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg Rucka (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Greg Rucka – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Greg’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Greg’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Greg’s paternal grandfather – http://www.familysearch.org

Greg’s maternal grandfather on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Greg’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Karl Marx

by follers on July 5, 2017

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1818

Place of Birth: Trier, Kingdom of Prussia

Date of Death: 14 March, 1883

Place of Death: London, United Kingdom

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
(raised Lutheran)

Karl Marx was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, journalist, sociologist, political theorist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with German philosopher Friedrich Engels, he published the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto.

Karl was the son of Henrietta/Henriette (Pressburg) and Heinrich Marx (born Herschel Mordechai), a lawyer and vineyards owner.

His father was born in Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany. His mother was born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Karl’s parents were both from Jewish families. His father converted to Lutheranism during Karl’s early years, because of anti-Semitism, and changed his name from Herschel to Heinrich. The rest of the family also converted, and Karl was subsequently raised in the Lutheran religion.

Karl’s paternal line had been rabbis in Trier (now Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) since 1723.

Karl’s mother was from a prosperous business family that later founded the company Philips Electronics. She was an aunt of Benjamin Philips (1830–1900), a wealthy banker and industrialist, a great-aunt of industrialists Anton Philips and Gerard Philips, and a great-great-aunt of businessperson Frits Philips.

Karl was also a third cousin, once removed, of German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine, who was also from a Jewish family.

Karl’s paternal grandfather was Marx Levy/Levi Halevi ben Samuel ha-Levi Mordechai (the son of Samuel Schmuel Mordechai ha-Levi and Malka Spira). Karl’s grandfather Marx was the rabbi of Trier. Karl’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Postoloprty, Usti nad Labem, in the Czech lands, and was the son of Mordechai Marx. Malka was the daughter of Loeb Elia haLevi Spira and Saerel Krotoschin.

Karl’s paternal grandmother was Chaje Eva Lwow (the daughter of Moses/Moïse Mosche ben Josua Heschel Lwów Levoff Lemberg and Bella Eger of Furth). Karl’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of Joshua Heschel Lwow, who was born in Westhoffen, Alsace, France, and of Merle Worms, who was born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Bella was the daughter of Meir Rabbi Eger, who was born in Furth, Germany, and of Esther Moses.

Karl’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hijman “Chaim” Jitschak Preßburg (the son of Hirschl Michl Heymann Preßburg, ben Meir Michael, and of Heintje/Hendrina Isaac Kutsch Stoekoetz). Karl’s grandfather Isaac was born in Preßburg, now Slovakia, and was a Dutch rabbi. Hirschl was the son of Michel Lazar/Eliezer Simon Freistadt, who was born in Gyor, Gyõr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary, and of Rachel Levia Helene/HaLevi Pressburg Austerlitz, who was born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Heintje was the daughter of Isaac Kutsch.

Karl’s maternal grandmother was Nanette Salomon Cohen (the daughter of Salomon Shlomo David Cohen-Chazzan and Sara Chaya-Sara Marcus Brandes). Nanette was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Salomon was the son of David Cohen Chazzan and Fijtje Abraham van Minden. Sara was born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany, the daughter of Marcus Mordechai Eliaser Brandeis.

Source: Genealogy of Karl Marx – https://www.geni.com

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Sam Querrey

by bablah on July 2, 2017

Birth Name: Sam Austin Querrey

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 7, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, Northern Irish, likely some Scottish

Sam Querrey is an American professional tennis player.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Edmund Thomas Querrey (the son of Preston Querrey and Helen Miller). Preston was the son of Edwin/Edmund/Edmond Preston Querry and Clara A. Helen was the daughter of James H. Miller and Agnes S., who was from Northern Ireland.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Jacquelyn/Jackulyn Ilene Steinmiller (the daughter of Jack/Jacob Steinmiller and Wilma Irene Tuell). Jack was the son of Jacob Steinmiller and Marie Katherine/Katy Kroning/Krening, who were ethnic Germans from Russia; Jack’s mother may have also had Swedish ancestry. Sam’s great-grandmother Wilma was the daughter of John Tuell and Anna/Annie E. Banks.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Jacque William Cohen (the son of Jacque/Jacob William Cohen and Harriett Elizabeth Griggs). Jacque was Jewish, and was the son of Benjamin Cohen and Esther Pinto, who had roots in Lissa, Prussia (today Leszno, Poland) and Bohemia. Sam’s great-grandfather Harriet was the daughter of Monroe Christopher Griggs and Cora C. Cunningham.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Nelda Jean Stratton (the daughter of Dewey Rigdon Stratton and Hazel Lee Bough). Dewey was the son of John R. Stratton and Dollie Holmes. Hazel was the daughter of John D. Bough and Clara I. Jones.

Sources: Marriage record of Sam’s paternal grandparents, Edmund Thomas Querrey and Jacquelyn/Jackulyn Ilene Steinmiller – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal grandfather, Edmund Thomas Querrey, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Preston Querrey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Edwin/Edmund/Edmond Preston Querry, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James H. Miller, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal grandmother, Jacquelyn/Jackulyn Ilene Steinmiller, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Jack/Jacob Steinmiller, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Jack/Jacob Steinmiller – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Wilma Irene Tuell, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Tuell and Anna/Annie E. Banks – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s great-great-grandfather, John Tuell, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s great-great-grandmother, Anna/Annie E. Banks, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’ maternal grandfather, Jacque William Cohen, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacque/Jacob William Cohen and Harriett Elizabeth Griggs – https://familysearch.org

Sam’ maternal great-grandfather, Jacque/Jacob William Cohen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Cohen, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther Pinto, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’ maternal great-grandmother, Harriett Elizabeth Griggs, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Monroe Christopher Griggs – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Cora C. Cunningham – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal grandmother, Nelda Jean Stratton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton, on the 1920 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John R. Stratton and Dollie Holmes – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough – https://familysearch.org

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