Birth Name: George Herman Ruth, Jr.
Date of Birth: February 6, 1895
Place of Birth: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Death: August 16, 1948
Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player, from 1914 to 1935.
Babe was the son of Catherine/Katherine (Schamberger) and George Herman Ruth. All eight of Babe’s great-grandparents were born in Germany.
Babe had two children, one with his first wife Helen Woodford, and one with his second wife, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson.
Babe’s paternal grandfather was John Antone/Anton Ruth (the son of Jacob Antonius Ruth and Catherine Schmidt). John was born in Maryland, to German parents. Jacob was born in Main Tauber Kreis, Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, the son of Georgus Adami Riedt/Ruth and Maria Anna Hegmann. Catherine was born in Baden-Württemberg.
Babe’s paternal grandmother was Mary Strodtman (the daughter of John Harman Strodtman and Mary Daverman). Babe’s grandmother Mary was born in Maryland, to German parents, from Hannover, Lower Saxony. John was the son of John Strodtman and Margaret.
Babe’s maternal grandfather was named Pius Schamberger (the son of Pius/Andreas Schamberger). Babe’s grandfather Pius was German, and was born in Baden-Württemberg.
Babe’s maternal grandmother was named Johanna “Annie” Schawtze Keller. Johanna was German.
Babe’s father on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Babe’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org