Jon Bass

by follers on March 27, 2017

Date of Birth: c. 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jon Bass is an American actor and comedian.

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Abbi Jacobson

by follers on March 27, 2017

Place of Birth: Wayne, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 1, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. She is known for co-creating, and co-starring in, the show Broad City, with Ilana Glazer.

Abbi’s paternal grandparents were Jack Jacobson and Estelle Abrams.

Abbi’s maternal grandfather was Henry Mehr (the son of Louis S. Mehr and Rose R. Raeffle). Henry was born in Delaware. Louis was born in Lithuania. Rose was born in Texas, the daughter of R. Raphael and Anna, who were from Germany.

Abbi’s maternal grandmother was Mitzi R. Brody (the daughter of Jacob Brody and Leah Kaplan). Mitzi was born in Pennsylvania. Jacob was born in Russia.

Source: Genealogy of Abbi Jacobson –

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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 –


Josh Stamberg

by stlucas on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Collins Stamberg

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

Date of Birth: January 4, 1970

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh Stamberg is an American actor. He is the son of radio journalist Susan Stamberg (born Susan P. Levitt) and Louis Collins Stamberg. Josh is married to actress Myndy Crist.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Louis Mann Stamberg (the son of Morris Stamberg and Sonya/Sara Kravitsky). Louis was a prominent lawyer in the U.S. He was born in Ukraine, to Jewish parents.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Pauline Collins (the daughter of Louis Collins and Fanny Molly Reichblum). Lillian was born in Pennsylvania. Louis was a Jewish immigrant, from Russia or Poland. Fanny was born in Ohio, to Austrian Jewish parents.

Josh’s paternal step-grandmother, Josh’s grandfather’s second wife, was Marjorie S. (Salinger) Bing Stamberg. Marjorie was a founder of the Allentown League of Women Voters, and a champion of public housing for Allentown’s low-income people.

Josh’s maternal grandparents were Robert I. Levitt and Anne Rosenberg.

Sources: Obituary of Josh’s father, Louis Collins Stamberg –

Marriage record of Josh’s paternal grandparents, Louis Mann Stamberg and Lillian Pauline Collins –

Obituary record of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Louis Mann Stamberg –

Biographical listing of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Louis Mann Stamberg –

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Pauline Collins, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Lillian Pauline Collins on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s paternal step-grandmother, Marjorie S. (Salinger) Bing Stamberg –

Josh’s mother, Susan P. (Levitt) Stamberg, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Anne (Rosenberg) Levitt –

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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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