Place of Birth: Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 21, 1985
Ethnicity: German, small amounts of English and Irish
Michelle Wolf is an American comedian, writer, and producer. She was the host of the show The Break with Michelle Wolf in 2018.
Michelle is sometimes [incorrectly] thought to be of black or Jewish origin.
Michelle’s paternal grandfather was Donald Joseph Wolf (the son of Charles F. Wolf and Emily C. Ashenbrener/Aschenbrenner). Donald was born Wisconsin. Michelle’s great-grandfather Charles was German. Emily was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, with her mother’s name being Katherine.
Michelle’s paternal grandmother is Helen Pauline Shingledecker (the daughter of Daniel Earon/Aaron Shingledecker and Nancy/Nonnie Frances Nowlin). Helen was born in Ohio. Daniel was the son of Samuel Shingledecker and Katie Horn. Nancy was the daughter of Fredrick Nowlin and Lynda Stipes.
Michelle’s maternal grandfather was Fred James Maier (the son of Frederick/Fred William Maier and Irene J. Anschutz). Michelle’s grandfather Fred was born in Pennsylvania. Michelle’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Karl Charles Maier, who was from Granheim, Württemberg, Germany, and of Maria Margarette Hüttner, whose parents were German. Irene was the daughter of Julius Anschutz, who was from Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany, and of Dorothea/Dorthy Elizabeth “Lizsia” Schutte, who was of mostly or entirely German descent.
Michelle’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Gilchrist Drynan (the daughter of Frank Aubrey Drynan and Margaret May “Maggie” Kunkle). Suzanne was born in Pennsylvania. Frank was the son of Andrew C. Drynan and Mary Hittner. Margaret was the daughter of George Merriman Kunkle and Martha J. Kelly.
Sources: Article about Michelle being thought of as black – http://www.slate.com
Marriage record of Michelle’s paternal grandparents, Donald Joseph Wolf and Helen Pauline Shingledecker – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michelle’s paternal grandfather, Donald Joseph Wolf – https://old.findagrave.com
Michelle’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles F. Wolf and Emily C. Ashenbrener/Aschenbrenner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Michelle’s paternal grandmother, Helen Pauline Shingledecker, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Michelle’s maternal grandfather, Fred James Maier, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Michelle’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Gilchrist Drynan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org