Steve Wozniak

Wozniak in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Stephan Gary Wozniak

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 11, 1950

*50% German/Swiss-German
*25% Polish
*25% mix of Northern Irish, English

Steve Wozniak is an American inventor, electronics and computer engineer, technology entrepreneur, programmer, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. He is nicknamed “Woz.”

Steve is the son of Margaret Louise and Francis Jacob “Jerry” Wozniak, an engineer for the Lockheed Corporation. He is married to Janet Hill. He has three children with his former wife, slalom canoeist Candice Clark.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Jacob Francis Wozniak (the son of George Albert Wozniak and Mary Krush). Jacob was born in Michigan, to Polish parents. George was the son of Thomas Wozniak and Emma Visca.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ann Miller (the daughter of Harvey Miller and Anna Maust). Steve’s grandmother Mary Ann was born in Nebraska, and had Swiss-German and German ancestry. Harvey was the son of Samuel M. Miller and Annie Buechley. Steve’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Samuel Abraham Maust and Mary Miller.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Edward Christopher Kern (the son of Christoph Kern and Barbara Volz). Edward was born in Washington, to German parents. Barbara was born in Plankstadt, Baden-Württemberg, the daughter of Valentin Volz and Eva Treiber.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Mary Bessie McGrotty (the daughter of James McGrotty and Margaret Ann Briggs). Mary Bessie was born in Canada. James was born in Ontario, Canada, the son of Thomas S. McGrotty and Ellen Jane McIninch, who were both born in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. Margaret was born in Canada, the daughter of English parents, Richard Briggs, who was born in Cheshire, and Mary Pagett, who was born, c. 1820, in Nottinghamshire.


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2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    C. Kern and B. Volz->Christoph Kern and Barbara Volz. Barbara was born in Plankstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany to Valentin Volz and Eva Treiber.

  2. andrew says:

    anything better to say? you’re a pathological case

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