Birth Name: Michael Bradley Enzi
Date of Birth: February 1, 1944
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
Date of Death: July 26, 2021
Place of Death: Loveland, Colorado, U.S.
Ethnicity: German (over three quarters), English, Irish, Scottish
Mike Enzi was an American politician and accountant. A Republican, he served as Mayor of Gillette, from January 6, 1975 to 1983, and a U.S. Senator from Wyoming, from January 3, 1997 to January 3, 2021.
Mike was the son of Dorothy M. (Bradley) and Elmer Jacob Enzi. He was raised in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Mike was married to Diana Buckley, until his death, with whom he had three children.
While he was sometimes listed as an Italian-American member of the U.S. Congress, he was not of Italian descent.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was named Jacob Enzi. Jacob was born in Freudental, Tiraspol, Moldavia, Russian Empire, and was an ethnic German.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Anna Maria Hieb (the daughter of Wilhelm Hieb and Salomea Schaeffer). Anna Maria was born in Neudorf-Kolenie, Tiraspol, Moldavia, Russian Empire, and was an ethnic German. Salomea was the daughter of Theobald Schaeffer and Barbara Lippert.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was Albert Wilson Bradley (the son of Charles Raymond Bradley and Minerva Steward). Alberta was born in Oregon. Minerva was the daughter of Albert Steward and Mary Jane Shuck.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was named Marie Regina Isaac. Marie Regina was born in Montana, to German parents.
Mike’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Mike’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org