Hungarian Jewish

William V. Roth, Jr.

by follers on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: William Victor Roth, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1921

Place of Birth: Great Falls, Montana, U.S.

Date of Death: December 13, 2003

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Swedish (mother)

William V. Roth, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A Republican, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Delaware, from January 3, 1967 to December 31, 1970, and a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from January 1, 1971 to January 3, 2001. He sponsored the legislation creating the individual retirement plan Roth IRA.

William was the son of Clara (Nelson) and William Victor Roth. His father was born in New York, to a Hungarian Jewish father and a German Jewish mother. His mother was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents.

William’s religion was Episcopalian.

William’s paternal grandparents were Ignatz Charles Roth (the son of Jacob Roth and Fannie Spitzer) and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman (the daughter of Solomon Neiman/Neuman/Newman and Theresa Reise).

William’s maternal grandparents were Charles/Charley A. Nelson (the son of Johanne Sonstad) and Anna/Annie Resin.

Sources: William V. Roth, Jr. on the 1930 U.S. Census –
William V. Roth, Jr. on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of William’s parents –

William’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of William’s paternal grandparents, Ignatz Charles Roth and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman –

William’s paternal grandparents, Ignatz Charles Roth and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

William’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –


Maggie Wheeler

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Margaret Emily Jakobson

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

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Maggie Wheeler is an American actress. She is the daughter of Barbara and John R. Jakobson. Her parents are both Jewish. Maggie is married to Daniel Borden Wheeler.

Maggie’s paternal grandparents were Louis Jakobson (the son of Adolph Sam Jakobson and Fanny Leftrist/Lefkowitz) and Lucille B. Rafelson (the daughter of Abraham J. Rafelson and Hattie London). Adolph and Fanny were born in Hungary. Abraham was originally from either Poland or Russia. Hattie was born in New York, to parents from Germany.


Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Maggie’s paternal grandfather, Louis Jakobson –

Maggie’s paternal great-grandmother, Hattie London, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Billy Eichner

by madman on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: William R. Eichner

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: September 18, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Billy Eichner is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television personality.

Billy’s paternal grandparents were Jerome Eichner (the son of Jacob Eichner and Rebecca Licyler) and Bella. Jacob was born in Austria. Rebecca was born in Hungary.

Source: Birth certificate of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Eichner –

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Chilly Gonzales

by stlucas on February 2, 2017

Birth Name: Jason Charles Beck

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: March 20, 1972

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Chilly Gonzales is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He was born in Montréal, Québec, to Hungarian Jewish parents.

His father’s name is John.



Sheryl Sandberg

by follers on January 22, 2017

Birth Name: Sheryl Kara Sandberg

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author.

Sheryl’s paternal grandfather was Emanuel Sandberg (the son of Gimple Sandberg and Sadie Berler). Gimple was the son of H. David Sandberg. Sadie was the daughter of Shiya.

Sheryl’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Kreiner (the daughter of Samuel Kreiner and Kate Provisor). Samuel was the son of Abram Kreiner and Sara. Kate was the daughter of Max Provisor and Rachel Josef.

Sheryl’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin Abraham Einhorn (the son of Isser Einhorn and Minnie Shupper). Isser was the son of Abraham Einhorn and Minnie. Sheryl’s great-grandmother Minnie was the daughter of Benjamin Shupper and Anna Scherlein.

Sheryl’s maternal grandmother was Rosalind Nuss (the daughter of Israel Aaron Nuss and Sarah Gross). Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Gross and Yetta Schwartz, who was born in Hungary.

Source: Genealogy of Sheryl Sandberg –

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