Will Friedle

Friedle in 2016, photo by cvanwagoner/bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 11, 1976

Ethnicity: Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Dutch, other

Will Friedle is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his role on the series Boy Meets World.

He was raised in Avon, Connecticut. He is married to Susan Martens.

Will’s paternal grandfather was George Allen Friedle (the son of Sam/Samuel Friedle and Margaret Reydel/Routher/Reister). George was born in New York. Sam was born in Russia, the son of Jewish parents, Bernard Friedle and Victoria Ginisburg, who are listed as Yiddish-speakers on the 1920 U.S. Census. Will’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Germany, and was likely from a Lutheran family.

Will’s paternal grandmother was Edna Maud Alethia Curtin (the daughter of Valarie/Violet). Edna was born in Crossroads, Saint Andrew, Jamaica, and moved to New York as a child. She was listed as “white” on U.S. Censuses. Violet was the daughter of Emily.

Will’s maternal grandfather was William G. Leary (the son of Timothy E. Leary and Nora Bradley). William was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Timothy was Irish. Nora was the daughter of Irish parents, Patrick Bradley, from Clare, and Nancy Hayes.

Will’s maternal grandmother was named Gertrude M. Van Wyck (the daughter of John Van Wyck). Gertrude was born in New Jersey, to a Dutch father.

Sources: Will’s paternal grandfather, George Allen Friedle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Will’s paternal grandfather, George Allen Friedle – https://www.newspapers.com

Death record of Will’s paternal great-grandfather, Sam/Samuel Friedle – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Will’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maud Alethia Curtin – https://www.familysearch.org

Will’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maud Alethia Curtin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Who is Berid?

  2. jackson9 says:

    Maternal grandfather: William G. Leary (1906-1962) Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Timothy E. Leary about 1867 in Ireland and Nora Bradley born in Massachusetts in 1869. Nora was the daughter of Irish parents Patrick Bradley and Nancy Hayes.
    Maternal grandmother: Gertrude M. Van Wyck, who was the daughter of John Van Wyck. John was born in the Netherlands in 1877.

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