Birth Name: Gregory Everett Proops
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Date of Birth: October 3, 1959
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, German, Scottish (mother)
Greg Proops is an American actor, comedian, and television host. He is the son of Doris Olive (Savage) and Steven G. Proops. His father is Jewish. His mother, who was born in Mississippi, has English, Irish, German, and Scottish, ancestry.
Greg’s paternal grandfather was Everett Proops (the son of Solomon George Proops and Theresa Hartman). Solomon was the son of Isaac Proops, who was born in England, and of Matilda Deckinger, who was born in Germany. Therese was born in New York, to Czech Jewish parents, Karl/Charles Hartman and Eva/Elizabeth Adele/Adelheit Stadler.
Greg’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Adler (the daughter of Simon Adler and Anna Eltinger). Simon was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Anna was born in New Jersey or New Jersey, also to German Jewish parents, with her father’s name possibly being Abram Eltinger.
Greg’s maternal grandfather was John “Jack” Brown Savage (the son of William Henry Savage and Louisiana Adeline Hyde). William was the son of James Anderson Savage and Jane Caroline Bagwell. Louisiana was the daughter of Eaton Davenport Hyde and Emily Jane Kelly.
Greg’s maternal grandmother was Olive Mentie Wolfe (the daughter of James Monroe Wolfe and Arrah Mentie/Mente Strider). James was the son of Henry Ridley Wolfe and Laura Elizabeth Rainey. Arrah was the daughter of Henry Alpheus Strider and Araminta Howard.
Sources: Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Greg’s paternal grandparents, Everett Proops and Beatrice Adler – https://familysearch.org
Greg’s paternal grandfather, Everett Proops, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Greg’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Adler, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://personal.ayrix.net
Genealogy of Greg’s mother – http://www.genealogy.com
Genealogy of Greg’s maternal grandfather, John “Jack” Brown Savage – http://www.ancestry.com
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