Birth Name: Emily Kaiser Wickersham
Place of Birth: Kansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 26, 1984
*English, Swedish, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Emily Wickersham is an American actress.
Emily is the daughter of Amy (Kaiser) and John Atwood Wickersham.
Her father has English, Swedish, and German ancestry. Her mother is Jewish, of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent. Emily was raised in Mamaroneck, New York. She is married to musician Blake Hanley. Emily has stated (1:23), “Wickersham is English, I’m Austrian and Swedish. Born in Kansas.”
Emily’s paternal grandfather was Price Davis Wickersham (the son of Price Davis Wickersham and Ruth Atwood). Emily’s grandfather Price was born in Missouri. Emily’s great-grandfather Price was the son of Isaac McCown Wickersham and Sarah Ella Parker.
Emily’s paternal grandmother was Alice G. Anderson (the daughter of Axel Isadore Anderson and Elizabeth Estelle Shoemaker-Heckert). Alice was born in Missouri. Axel was born in Missouri, to Swedish parents, Lars Anderson/Andersson and Britta Nilsdotter, who were from Filipstad, Sweden. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Henry Shoemaker, who was Canadian, and of Wilhelmine Anna/Annie “Minnie” Land. Elizabeth was later adopted by Benjamin Heckert and Emily Metcalf.
Emily’s maternal grandfather was Jordon/Jordan Harry Kaiser (the son of Harry Kaiser and Mary Christenholz). Jordon was born in Illinois. Emily’s great-grandfather Harry was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Mary was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents, Joseph Christenholz and Anna.
Emily’s maternal grandmother is Doris/Dora Scharfstein (the daughter of Abraham “Abe” Scharfstein and Sylvia). Doris was born in Illinois, to Austrian Jewish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Emily’s paternal grandparents, Price Davis Wickersham and Alice G. Anderson – https://www.wikitree.com
Obituary of Emily’s paternal grandfather, Price Davis Wickersham – http://www.amosfamily.com
Obituary of Emily’s paternal grandmother, Alice G. Anderson – http://www.amosfamily.com
Birth record of Emily’s maternal grandfather, Jordon/Jordan Harry Kaiser – http://www.familysearch.org
Emily’s maternal grandfather, Jordon/Jordan Harry Kaiser, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Emily’s maternal grandfather, Jordon/Jordan Harry Kaiser – http://legacy.suntimes.com
Emily’s maternal grandmother, Doris/Dora Scharfstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Emily’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Shirley Ruth (Scharfstein) Stein – http://articles.chicagotribune.com