Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 28, 1978
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (maternal grandfather)
*Polish (maternal grandmother)
Jake Johnson is an American actor, comedian, and director.
He was born under the surname Weinberger. His father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Hungary, Poland, and Russia). His mother is of half Polish descent, with the rest of her ancestry being English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Jake’s mother is Catholic.
Jake’s paternal grandfather was Carlyle Frank Weinberger (the son of Emanuel/Emmanuel Weinberger and Julia Waldman). Carlyle was born in Illinois. Emanuel was born in Illinois, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Frank Refile Weinberger and Cecilia Simka Schiff. Julia was born in Illinois, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish parents, Carl Waldman and Kate Greenfield.
Jake’s paternal grandmother was Lilyan Turek (the daughter of Joseph Turek and Hesha “Jenny” Leavitt). Lilyan was born in Illinois. Joseph was born in Ostrov, Russia, the son of Polish Jewish parents, Isadore Turek and Libeh Fish. Hesha was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Yisroel Chaim/Hyman Leavitt and Raisel “Rose” Gomberg.
Jake’s maternal grandfather was Edward James Johnson (the son of John Samuel Johnson and Josephine/Johanna Hickey). John had English and Scottish ancestry, and was the son of Russell Stuart Johnson and Mary Caroline Egger. Josephine was the daughter of Patrick Hickey, who was Irish, and of Barbara Dosch, who was German.
Jake’s maternal grandmother was Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, later Kopacz-Torner (the daughter of Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska). Lucille was born in Wisconsin. Julius was born in Poland, the son of Marian Kopacz and Mary Wisnieioska. Josephine was born in Poland, the daughter of Thomas Kowalski and Elzbieta Malinowska. Elzbieta was from Suwalki in Poland.
Jake’s paternal grandfather, Carlyle Frank Weinberger, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jake’s paternal grandmother, Lilyan Turek, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandmother, Lilyan (Turek) Weinberger – https://www.dignitymemorial.com
Genealogy of Jake Johnson (fcousing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Jake’s maternal grandmother, Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jake’s maternal great-grandparents, Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska – https://familysearch.org