Kevin Youkilis

Youks Gestures

Youkilis in 2007, photo credit: Eric Kilby

Birth Name: Kevin Edmund Youkilis

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1979

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, some German [converted to Judaism]

Kevin Youkilis is an American professional baseball player. A first baseman and third baseman, he played for the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox, and the New York Yankees, of Major League Baseball (MLB), and for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He founded charity Hits for Kids. He is nicknamed “Youk.”

Kevin’s father was born to a family of Romanian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Kevin’s mother, whose family is from West Virginia, has English, and some German, ancestry; she converted to Judaism when marrying Kevin’s father. Kevin had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony under Conservative Judaism.

He is married to Julie Brady, the sister of professional football player Tom Brady. The couple has two children.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Youkilis (the son of Mayer Ghersh Youkilis and Ida Kaufman). Alvin was a Romanian Jewish immigrant.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother is Sara/Sarah Jean Mostow (the daughter of Morris/Maurice Mostow and Ida Zakuta/Zakulo). Sara was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Elmer/Elmor Kahle Weekley (the son of Elmer B. Weekley and Eva Isenberg/Isenburg Butler). Kevin’s grandfather Elmer was born in Tyler, West Virginia. Kevin’s great-grandfather Elmer was the son of Elmore W. Weekley and Minerva Smith. Eva was the daughter of Robert R. Butler and Lou.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Helen Geraldine Whaley (the daughter of James Garfield Whaley and Marjorie/Margie Beatrice Israel). Helen was born in West Virginia. Marjorie was the daughter of William Sherman Israel and Mary Alice Wilson. Kevin’s Israel line traces back to a Henry Israel, who was born, c. the early 1600s, in England.


Genealogy of Kevin Youkilis (focusing on his father’s side) –

Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Morris/Maurice Mostow and Ida Zakuta/Zakulo, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Kevin’s maternal grandparents, Elmer/Elmor Kahle Weekley and Helen Geraldine Whaley –

Kevin’s maternal grandfather, Elmer/Elmor Kahle Weekley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kevin’s maternal grandmother, Helen Geraldine Whaley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


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