Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 13, 1970
*German, English (mother)
Rivers Cuomo is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is the lead singer of the band Weezer, as well as a guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter for the band.
Rivers is the son of Beverly Schoenberger and Frank Cuomo. His maternal grandfather was a minister, and his maternal grandparents were active in the Civil Rights Movement.
Rivers is married to Kyoko Ito, with whom he has two children.
Rivers’ paternal grandfather was Anthony Cuomo (the son of Francesco Filippo Cuomo and Teresa Maria Regina Salvatore). Anthony was from Abruzzo, Italy.
Rivers’ paternal grandmother was Denise Ann Tomasso (the daughter of Gineste Tomasso and Josephine Volante). Denise was from Lazio, Italy.
Rivers’ maternal grandfather was The Rev. Frederick Louis “Fred” Shoenberger (the son of Frederick Louis Shoenberger and Helen E. Turner). Rivers’ grandfather The Rev. Frederick was born in Ohio. Rivers’ great-grandfather Frederick was the son of George Shoenberger and Mary. Helen was the daughter of Albert A. Turner and Alice Robinson.
Rivers’ maternal grandmother was named Lois Pauline “Polly” Sims (the daughter of Earnest Sims).
Sources: Marriage record of Rivers’ maternal grandparents, Frederick Louis Shoenberger and Lois Pauline “Polly” Sims – https://www.newspapers.com
Rivers’ maternal grandfather, Frederick Louis Shoenberger, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Rivers’ maternal great-grandparents, Frederick Louis Shoenberger and Helen E. Turner – https://www.familysearch.org