Birth Name: Charles N. Hofheimer
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 17, 1981
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Swiss-German (mother)
Charlie Hofheimer is an American film, television, and theatre actor.
Charlie is the son of Alice and Craig Hofheimer. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is married to actress Shannon Lucio, with whom he has one child.
Charlie’s father is of German Jewish ancestry. Charlie’s mother is mostly of German and Swiss-German descent, and is from a Mennonite family.
Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Harry M. Hofheimer (the son of Jefferson Davis Hofheimer and Lillie/Lilly/Lily Jeanette/F. Wertheimer). Harry was born in Virginia, to a Jewish family. Jefferson was the son of Andrew J. Hofheimer and Rachel/Rachael. Lillie was the daughter of Hirsch Wertheimer, who was from Germany, and of Elizabeth Ochs, whose parents were from Germany.
Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Lois Jean Gundersheimer (the daughter of Allen Gundersheimer and Frances Joan Levy). Lois was born in Ohio, to a Jewish family. Allen was the son of Max Gundersheimer, whose parents were from Germany, and of Amelia Gumble, whose parents were also from Germany. Frances was the daughter of Solomon M. Levy, whose parents were from Germany, and of Hattie Kaichen/Kaechen, whose parents were also from Germany.
Charlie’s maternal grandfather was J. Howard Kauffman (the son of Earl Vernon Kauffman and Mary Ann Smucker). J. Howard Kauffman was born in Ohio, and was a sociologist of Mennonite family life. Earl was the son of Nicolas Kauffman and Alice King. Mary Ann was the daughter of Levi Y. Smucker/Schmuker and Selina/Salina Kauffman.
Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Verda/Verday Pauline Lambright (the daughter of Frederick M. “Fred” Lambright and Mabel Elizabeth Miller). Verda was born in Indiana. Frederick was the son of Michael J. Lambright, whose father was German, and of Suzanne/Susan B. Yoder. Charlie’s great-grandmother Mabel was the daughter of Josiah J. Miller and Magdalena “Mattie” Yoder.
Marriage record of Charlie’s paternal grandparents, Harry M. Hofheimer and Lois Jean Gundersheimer – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Harry M. Hofheimer (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Max Gundersheimer (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Charlie’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org
Information about Charlie’s maternal grandfather, J. Howard Kauffman – http://gameo.org
Information about Charlie’s mother’s surname – http://gameo.org
Obituary of Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Verda/Verday Pauline (Lambright) Kauffman – http://www.findagrave.com
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