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Shmuel Spielberg

Also Known As: "Samuel", "Sam"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine
Death: December 20, 1945 (72)
United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Meyer Pesach Spielberg and Bertha Spielberg
Husband of Rebecca Spielberg
Father of <private> Spielberg; Natalie Bernice Spielberg and <private> Spielberg
Brother of Clara Lerman and Avrom Spielberg

Managed by: Tanya Ann Long
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About Shmuel Spielberg

Shmuel Spielberg was the paternal grandfather of famed filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Spielberg was orphaned at a young age when both his parents died in an epidemic and went to live on his brother's ranch. There he worked as a cowboy, rounding up cattle and horses until he was drafted into the army. He was able to avoid combat by playing the baritone in the army band. Later, he became a buyer for the Russian army. In 1906, Spielberg escaped to America to avoid being drafted into the Russo-Japanese war. He brought his fiancée, Rebecca Chechik, to Cincinatti in 1908 to marry.

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Shmuel Spielberg's Timeline

Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine
November 12, 1922
Age 49
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
December 20, 1945
Age 72
United States