Joel Schumacher

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Birth Name: Joel T. Schumacher

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

Date of Birth: August 29, 1939

*German, English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Joel Schumacher is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Joel is the son of Marian/Marion (Kantor/Kanter) and Francis W. “Frank” Schumacher/Shuhmacher.

Joel has stated that his mother was a Swedish Jew and that his father was an American Baptist from Tennessee. Joel was raised in Queens, New York City, New York.

Joel’s paternal grandparents Marsten Smith and Amenda Schumacher.

Sources: Joel Schumacher on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Joel’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

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Alexander Armstrong

by madman on October 16, 2017

Alexander Armstrong – Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017 – Arrivals – Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong

Place of Birth: Rothbury, Northumberland North Second, Northumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 2 March, 1970

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Ulster-Scots, distant Scottish

Alexander Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and singer. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, alongside Ben Miller.

Alexander is the son of Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland and Henry Angus Armstrong, a physician. His father is of English descent. His mother has Irish, English, Ulster-Scots, and distant Scottish, ancestry. Alexander is married to Hannah Bronwen Snow, with whom he has four children.

Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Reginald Armstrong (the son of Henry Armstrong and Maud Clapham). Henry was the son of Henry Armstrong and Elizabeth Burnett. Maud was the daughter of Henry Clapham and Esther Mary Watson.

Alexander’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Alison Fenwick (the daughter of James Charles Fenwick and Margaret Beatrice Wilson). James was the son of John Charles James Fenwick and Frances Eleanor Burrell. Margaret was the daughter of William Wilson and Margaret Dawson.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Lucius Perronet Thompson-McCausland (the son of John Perronet Thompson and Ada Lucia Tyrrell). John was the son of Vincent Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Wade. Ada was the daughter of Irish parents, Robert Yelverton Tyrrell and Ada Shaw.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Helen Laura McCausland (the daughter of Maurice Marcus McCausland and Eileen Leslie Ogilby). Maurice was the son of Connolly Thomas McCausland, who was born in Ireland, to an Irish father and an English mother, and of Laura St. John. Eileen was the daughter of Robert Alexander Ogilby, who was Northern Irish, and of Helen Sarah Wheeler.

Sources: Genealogies of Alexander Armstrong – https://www.geni.com

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Ben Miller

by madman on October 16, 2017

Ben Miller – EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Bennet Evan Miller

Place of Birth: London City, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 February, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Welsh, likely English

Ben Miller is an English comedian, actor, and director. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, alongside Alexander Armstrong.

Ben is the son of Marion T. (Evans) and Michael J. Miller. His mother is Welsh. An article in the newspaper Daily Mail wrote that Ben’s paternal grandfather was “a Lithuanian-born tailor from the East End Read.” Ben has also said “Jewish heritage I’m proud of is about celebrating complexity and nuance, not burning books. Shame.”

Ben is married to actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson, with whom he has a son.


Adam Sztykiel

by stlucas on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Adam John Sztykiel

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1978

*Polish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Adam Sztykiel is an American screenwriter and film producer.

Adam is the son of Lynn (Stevenson) and Witold Atty “Vito” Sztykiel. Adam’s father was born in England, and had Polish roots.

Adam’s paternal grandparents were Jerzy W. “George” Sztykiel and Krystyna Teresa Mordas (the daughter of Jan Mordas and Rosalia). Jerzy was likely Polish; Krystyna was born in Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). Jerzy and Krystyna got married in England and moved to the U.S. in 1955.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was J. E. Stevenson, Jr.

Sources: Marriage record of Adam’s paternal grandparents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandmother – http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com

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Logan Paul

by stlucas on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Logan Alexander Paul

Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1995

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, at least 1/16 Ashkenazi Jewish

Logan Paul is an American Youtube personality and actor.

Logan is the son of Pamela Ann/Anne (Meredith) Stepnick and Gregory Allan Paul. Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, is also a Youtube personality and actor. Logan’s mother has English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry, along with some German Jewish, Hungarian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish roots, as she has stated (at 3:25).

Logan’s maternal grandfather was Wilbur R. “Spike” Meredith, III (the son of Wilbur R. “Rob” Meredith, II and Lillian Max Buxbaum). Logan’s great-grandfather Wilbur was the son of Wilbur R. Meredith and Mary Davies. Logan’s great-grandmother Lillian was the daughter of Isidore “Harry” Buxbaum, whose parents were from Germany and Hungary, and of Lillian McLean/Maclean, whose father was English and whose mother had German parents.

Sources: Obituary of Logan’s maternal grandfather – http://www.findagrave.com

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