German Jewish

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 –


Bobby Coleman

by madman on July 5, 2017

Bobby Coleman – “The Last Song” World Premiere – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Robert Moorhouse Coleman III

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 5, 1997

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8th Irish, 1/16th German, small amounts of Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Bobby Coleman is an American actor. He is the son of Doris (Berg) and Robert Moorhouse Coleman II.

Bobby’s paternal grandfather was Robert Moorhouse Coleman (the son of Fred Hughes Coleman and Helen Moorhouse). Fred was the son of Edward Gallie Coleman and Mary Elizabeth Boddie. Helen was the daughter of Robert T. Moorhouse and Kate Wharton.

Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Claire Virginia Baum (the daughter of Seymour Jesse Baum and Anne/Anna Margaret Lynch). Seymour was born in New York, to Jewish parents, Alfred Baum, from Germany, and Lucy Grant, from Poland. Anne was the daughter of Thomas James Lynch and Margaret/Mary Agnes Batterbuch/Batterbury, and all of her grandparents were Irish.

Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Paul Conrad Berg (the son of Conrad Dietrick Berg and Etta Almira Luce). Conrad was the son of Conrad Henrich Wilhelm Diederick Berg, who was German and Sarah Emeline Baker. Etta was the daughter of Spencer Watson Luce and Emily Alice Webster.

Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Rosalie Elizabeth Helm (the daugther of Lee Roy Helm and Rose Etta Dewey). Lee was the son of John Douglas Helm and Susan Caroline Bell. Rose was the daughter of Charles Anson Dewey and Emma Matilda Crawford.

Sources: Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandfather, Robert Moorhouse Coleman (through Robert’s brother, Fred Hughes Coleman) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia Baum –

Obituary of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia (Baum) Coleman –

Bobby’s paternal great-grandfather, Seymour Jesse Baum, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Article about Bobby’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas James Lynch –

Obituary of Bobby’s maternal grandfather, Paul Conrad Berg –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Emeline Baker (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Spencer Watson Luce (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Alice Webster (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Bobby’s maternal grandmother, Rosalie Elizabeth Helm –


Monique Gabriela Curnen

by stlucas on July 5, 2017

Monique Gabriela Curnen – Cadillac Celebrates the 89th Annual Academy Awards – Photo Credit: 

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

Date of Birth: September 7, 1970

*Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Monique Gabriela Curnen is an American film and television actress.

Monique is the daughter of Zorina (Muratti/Murati Fajardo) and Robert “Bob” E. Curnen. Monique’s father is from New York, of Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and possibly other, descent. Monique’s mother is from Puerto Rico.

Monique’s paternal grandfather was Frank L. Curnen (the son of Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer). Edward was the son of Luke Curnen and Annie Doyle, who were Irish. Florence was the daughter of Max/William Mayer, who was a German Jew, from Oberissenheim, Hessia, and of Sarah Rice, who was also Jewish.

Monique’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Murati Martínez and Florence Fajardo.

Sources: Marriage record of Monique’s parents –

Obituary of Monique’s paternal grandfather, Frank L. Curnen –

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer –

Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Max/William Mayer and Sarah Rice –

Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Immigration record of Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo –


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 –

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

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-grandmother, Ona Halff –

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Morris Halff –

Genealogy of Chandler’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Hattie Elizabeth Murdock (through Hattie’s brother, William Bozars Murdock) –

Chandler’s maternal great-grandfather, Julius Theodore Rohwer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


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 –

Sam’s paternal grandfather, Edmund Thomas Querrey, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Preston Querrey, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James H. Miller, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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

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

Death record of Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Jack/Jacob Steinmiller –

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Wilma Irene Tuell, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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

Sam’s great-great-grandfather, John Tuell, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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

Sam’ maternal grandfather, Jacque William Cohen, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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

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

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Cohen, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther Pinto, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Sam’ maternal great-grandmother, Harriett Elizabeth Griggs, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Monroe Christopher Griggs –

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Cora C. Cunningham –

Sam’s maternal grandmother, Nelda Jean Stratton, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton, on the 1920 U.S. census –

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton –

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John R. Stratton and Dollie Holmes –

Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough –

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