Polish Jewish

Scott Weinger

by follers on July 16, 2017

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

Date of Birth: October 5, 1975

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Scott Weinger is an American actor, writer, and producer. He appeared on the show Full House and voiced Aladdin in the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name.

He is married to writer and producer Rina Mimoun.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Myron A. Maged (the son of Benjamin F. Maged and Hannah). Benjamin was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the son of Samuel Maged and Hennie Mastrovoy. Hannah was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (the daughter of Wolf/William Michel Goldwag/Gold and Esther Rosenstein). Marjorie was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Wolf was the son of Szloma Falek Goldwag, who was born in Tarnogród, Poland, and of Margalit/Margula Gulcha Rozencwajg, who was born in Lublin, Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott Weinger (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Myron A. Maged, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Margaret/Margarite Goldwag/Gold, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.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

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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) – https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia Baum – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Claire Virginia (Baum) Coleman – http://www.ungerfuneralchapel.com

Bobby’s paternal great-grandfather, Seymour Jesse Baum, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Article about Bobby’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas James Lynch – https://sabr.org

Obituary of Bobby’s maternal grandfather, Paul Conrad Berg – http://dunbarfuneralcolumbia.tributes.com

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Emeline Baker (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Spencer Watson Luce (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Alice Webster (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Bobby’s maternal grandmother, Rosalie Elizabeth Helm – https://www.geni.com/
https://www.findagrave.com

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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 – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal grandfather, Edmund Thomas Querrey, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Preston Querrey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James H. Miller, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

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

Death record of Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, Jack/Jacob Steinmiller – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandmother, Wilma Irene Tuell, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Sam’s great-great-grandfather, John Tuell, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Sam’ maternal grandfather, Jacque William Cohen, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

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

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Cohen, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Esther Pinto, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’ maternal great-grandmother, Harriett Elizabeth Griggs, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Monroe Christopher Griggs – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Cora C. Cunningham – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal grandmother, Nelda Jean Stratton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton, on the 1920 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Rigdon Stratton – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John R. Stratton and Dollie Holmes – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Lee Bough – https://familysearch.org

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John Heard RIP

by follers on June 19, 2017

John Heard – “Homecoming” Los Angeles Premiere –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos 

Date of Birth: March 7, 1945

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

Date of Death: July 21, 2017

Place of Death: Palo Alto, California

Ethnicity: Irish, English, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish

John Heard was an American actor. He was the son of Helen (Sperling) and John Heard. The Heard family is said to have settled in the Ipswich, Massachusetts, area, in 1640.

His father was of English and Irish descent. His mother was of half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father) and half English/British Isles (from her mother) descent.

John was raised Catholic.

John had three children, including a son with his former partner, actress Melissa Leo.

John’s paternal grandfather was John L. Heard (the son of John Heard and Alice “Abbie” Leeds). John’s great-grandfather John was the son of George Washington Heard and Elisabeth Ann Farley. Alice was the daughter of George C. Leeds and Caroline Treadwell.

John’s paternal grandmother was Grace Irene Clifford (the daughter of Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel). Theodore was born in Massachusetts, the son of Irish parents, Jeremiah J. Clifford, from Kerry, and Mary A. Fenton. John’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was also born in Massachusetts, and was also the daughter of Irish parents, Phillip/Philip O’Connell and Margaret.

John’s maternal grandfather was Harry Louis Sperling (the son of Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock). Harry was born in New York, to Jewish parents, his father from Dobrzyń, Poland, and his mother from Barcza, either in Hungary or Poland. Jacob was the son of Mayer/Meyer/Myer Josef/Joseph Sperling and Hani/Hannah/Hanna. Rebecca was the daughter of Solamon Roth and Rozi.

John’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Ebeth” A. Burton (the daughter of William Stancil Burton and Eliza E. Hayes). William was the son of Allen C. Burton and Elizabeth Ann Holmes. William’s brother, John’s great-great-uncle Joseph R. Burton (Joseph Ralph Burton), was a Republican U.S. Senator from Kansas, from 1901 to 1906.

Sources: Marriage record of John’s paternal great-grandparents, Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel – https://familysearch.org

John’s paternal great-grandparents, Theodore J. Clifford and Mary Ellen O’Connell/Cornel/Connel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of John’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock – https://familysearch.org

John’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacob Sperling and Rebecca/Rebeka Roth/Rock on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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