Dutch Jewish

Ricki Noel Lander

by stlucas on September 1, 2017

Birth Name: Ricki Ross Noël Lander

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 14, 1979

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Dutch/Frisian (mother)

Ricki Noel Lander is an American actress, designer, entrepreneur, and model.

Ricki is the daughter of Peggy Irene (Smith) and Robert A. Lander, II. Ricki’s mother has Dutch/Frisian and Dutch Jewish, along with some German Jewish, ancestry.

Ricki’s mother has stated:

I am looking for information on Maurice Wolf and his wife Frederika Fierlier Wolf. They immigrated from Rotterdam to the Dutch East Indies in 1919. Maurice Wolf was a jeweler and had four shops there. They had two children: Andre Maurice Wolf and Flora Wolf. The family was taken hostage in a Japanese POW camp during WWII. After the war, Maurice and Frederika went back to Holland. Andre Maurice Wolf immigrated to Long Beach, California, USA. Andre Maurice Wolf is my father. I have very little information on him.

Ricki’s maternal grandfather was Robert Smith, whose original name was Andre Maurice Wolf (the son of Maurits “Maurice” Leman Wolf and Frederika “Freddie” Fierlier). Andre was born in Antwerp, Belgium, to Dutch Jewish parents. Maurits was the son of Leman Joel Wolf and Flora van Coevorden. Frederika was the daughter of Nathan Fierlier and Sara Veerman.

Ricki’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth/Elisabeth Dykstra (the daughter of Albertus/Albert Dykstra and Froukje/Frouke Hager). Elizabeth was born in Hitzum, Friesland, the Netherlands. Albertus was the son of Tamme Dijkstra and Geertje Van Dompselaar. Froukje was the daughter of Klaas Hager and Elizabeth Wiersna.

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

Marriage record of Ricki’s maternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ricki’s maternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy and Information about Ricki’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurits “Maurice” Leman Wolf and Frederika “Freddie” Fierlier – http://www.maxvandam.info

Genealogy of Ricki’s maternal great-grandparents, Albertus/Albert Dykstra and Froukje/Frouke Hager – http://www.tenboden.net

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Lenny Von Dohlen

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Lenny von Dohlen – The Paley Center for Media Presents “Psych” and “Twin Peaks” Reunion – Photo Credit: Tatiana Beller / PR Photos

Birth Name: Leonard Von Dohlen, IV

Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 22, 1958

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, English, Irish, French

Lenny Von Dohlen is an American film, television, and stage actor.

Lenny is the son of Gay (Aoueille) and Leonard Harold Von Dohlen, III. Lenny was raised in Goliad, Texas.

Lenny’s paternal grandfather was Leonard Harold Von Dohlen, II (the son of Leonard Meyer Von Dohlen and Lucy Hill Byrne). Lenny’s great-grandfather Leonard was the son of George von Dohlen, who was from Hanover, Germany, and of Adelaide Seeligson, whose own parents were Dutch and English Jews. Lenny’s great-grandmother Lucy was the daughter of Thomas King Byrne, Jr., whose own father was Irish, and of Mary Elizabeth Throckmorton.

Lenny’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth O’Connell (the daughter of Timothy Bartholomew “Tim” O’Connell and Elizabeth Merriman). Lenny’s great-grandfather Timothy was born in Texas, to parents from County Cork, Ireland, Sim O’Connell and Ellen Kelloher/Kellkner.

Lenny’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Aoueille (the son of John M. Aoueille and Jeannette/Jeannett). John was born in France. Jeannette was born in Louisiana, to a father from France and a mother from Ireland.

Lenny’s maternal grandmother was Ida Caulfield (the daughter of George Leon Caulfield/Caulfeild and Ida Cox). George was the son of William Douglas Caulfield and Annie A. Caston.

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

Genealogy of Lenny’s paternal great-grandfather, Leonard Meyer Von Dohlen – http://www.findagrave.com

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


Josh Pais

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Pais

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 21, 1964

*Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (mother)

Josh Pais is an American acting coach, and film and television actor.

Josh is the son of Lila Lee (Atwill) and Dutch-born physicist and historian Abraham Pais.

Josh’s father was born in Amsterdam, to Dutch Jewish parents of Sephardi (with roots in Portugal) and Ashkenazi origin. Josh’s mother was an American of English, Irish, German, and Swiss-German descent, who converted to Judaism upon her marriage.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Isaiah/Jesaija “Jacques” Pais (the son of Abraham Pais and Naatje de Raaij). Abraham was the son of Jesaias Benjamin Pais and Rachel Meijer de Mark. Naatje was the daughter of Mozes de Raaij and Leentje Jonas Kloot.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Kaatje P. F. “Cato” van Kleeff (the daughter of Levie van Kleef/Kleeff and Anna Swaab). Levie was the son of Isaac van Kleeff and Betje Hekster. Anna was the daughter of Machiel Samuel Swaab and Kaatje de Groot.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Spurgeon Tennyson Atwill (the son of Lewis Atwill and Rosetta Rowland). Lewis was the son of John Tennison Atwill and Nancy Long. Rosetta was the daughter of William Thomas Rowland and Serena Arminta Billingsley.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Helen Louise Clark (the daughter of Clifford “Cliff” Henry Clark and Grace Farmham). Clifford was the son of Henry Clark and Parley Wensted. Grace was the daughter of William Logan Farmham and Sarah Elizabeth Heltzell.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Pais (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary and Genealogy of Josh’s maternal grandfather – http://www.findagrave.com

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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


Chandler Canterbury

by madman on July 4, 2017

Chandler Canterbury – “The Host” Hollywood Premiere – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 15, 1998

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish or Scottish, 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish

Chandler Canterbury is an American actor. He is the son of Kristine Ann (Rohwer) and Russell Chester Canterbury. He is the brother of actor Colby Canterbury and actress Shelby Canterbury.

Chandler’s paternal grandfather was William Morris Canterbury (the son of Chester Lawson Canterbury and Ona Halff). Chester was the son of Redwood Cheswick Canterbury, whose parents were English, and of May R. Rial. Ona was the daughter of Morris Halff, who was Jewish, of French Jewish, German Jewish, and Dutch Jewish descent, and of Hattie Elizabeth Murdock.

Chandler’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Juanita Blythe (the daughter of T. S. Blythe and Allie).

Chandler’s maternal grandfather was Jay Thomas Rohwer (the son of Julius Theodore Rohwer and Isadore Louise Booth). Julius was of German descent, and was the son of Julius Rohwer and Emma Wanek/Waack/Waulk. Isadore was the daugther of Charles Norman Booth and Carrie Liceta Roberts.

Chandler’s maternal grandmother was Kay/Catherin Ann McCormick.

Sources: Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-grandfather, Chester Lawson Canterbury – https://www.findagrave.com

Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Redwood Cheswick Canterbury and May R. Rial, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-grandmother, Ona Halff – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Morris Halff – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Hattie Elizabeth Murdock (through Hattie’s brother, William Bozars Murdock) – https://www.ancestry.com

Chandler’s maternal great-grandfather, Julius Theodore Rohwer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org