Joey Ramone


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Birth Name: Jeffrey Ross Hyman

Date of Birth: May 19, 1951

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 15, 2001

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joey Ramone was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead singer of punk rock band Ramones. Dee Dee Ramone was also a member of the band. Joey was also known as Jeff Starship.

Joey was the son of Charlotte (Mandell) and Noel Hyman.

Joey’s paternal grandfather was Morris Hyman (the son of Marcus Hyman/Hymitch/Heiman and Jennie Hamburger). Morris was born in Russia. Marcus was the son of Nathan/Nachum Isaac Hymitch/Heiman and Jane Holmbash. Joey’s great-grandmother Jennie was the daughter of Moses Hamburger and Sarah Einbinder.

Joey’s paternal grandmother was Fannie Baumwoll (the daughter of Samuel Baumwoll/Baumwohl and Ethel Honick). Fannie was born in New York. Samuel was born in Austria, the son of Fischel Baumwoll and Hinde Becher. Ethel was the daughter of Lazar Honick and Yetta.

Joey’s maternal grandfather was Isidore Lee Mandell (the son of Samuel Mandell and Rebecca Mandel). Lee was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Rebecca was the daughter of Louis Mandel and Frieda Goldberg.

Joey’s maternal grandmother was Theresa Solomon (the daughter of Charles Solomon and Rachel Yedlitsky). Theresa was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Charles was the son of Sol Solomon and Rose. Rachel was the daughter of Julius Yedlitsky and Esther Price.

Sources: Genealogies of Joey Ramone –

Joey’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. md65 says:

    Theresa was born in New Jersey, to parents from Poland

  2. md65 says:

    Wikitree says Samuel Baumwohl (Joey’s paternal great-grandfather) was born in Austria
    Add the Austrian Jewish tag?

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