Joanne Carole Schieble (Joanne Schieble Simpson) is Steve Jobs’ Birth Mother (photos, wiki, bio, video)

    Meet Joanne Carole Schieble (Joanne Simpson) now. Joanne Carole Schieble is American speech pathologist, in fact she is the birth mother of Apple former CEO Steve Jobs, Joanne Simpson also gave birth to his sister American novelist Mona Simpson..


    Steve Jobs’ 79 year-old birth mother Joanne Carole Schieble was born on 1932 in Wisconsin to Arthur and Irene Schieble. She went to the University of Wisconsin where she met Abdulfattah Jandali from Syria who even though he was her same age was her teacher. Mr. Jandali moved to the U.S from Hums when he was 20, he got his PhD when he was still pretty young and became a political science teacher at Wisconsin. unmarried and at age 23 Mona gave birth to her son Steve on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. who was later adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs (Nee. Hagopian) the reason for that was Joanne and Abdulfattah never got married they didn’t have the financial status to take care of him, so the decision to give her son for adoption was planned before giving birth, she wanted the adopted parents to be college graduates a couple of lawyers who then decided they wanted a girl so when Joanne gave birth she called Clara and Paul Jobs another couple on the waiting list who were not college graduates but were allowed to adopt Steve only after they committed with Joanne to give him college education.

    Joanne Schieble and Jandali who is now 80 remained together even got married on December 26th, 1955 and on June 14, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin she gave birth to another child a girl they named Mona. 4 years later Joanne and her husband got a divorced or he might have walked away from Joanne and her daughter.

    At age 34 on April 23, 1966 she remarried George Simpson in NV she changed her name to Joanne Simpson taking her husband’s last name a name that her daughter Mona also took, Mona Simpson is the famous novelist famous for her novels such as Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father,  A Regular Guy, My Hollywood and Off Keck Road Joanne’s children met each other until they were adults when at age 27 Steve tracked Joanne down. Mona got married to the Simpsons writer and producer Richard Appel who as you might be thinking named Homer Simpson’s mother. Joanne Simpson has 7 grandchildren, five from her son Steve and two from her daughter Mona.


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    Michael says:

    Oh, I’ve read this all, including the horrible news on the otherside of the earth.
    Now, I just want to say that here, the boy really looks like her mother, as always been heard in our daily life.
    Say anything is useless. Oh,Best wishes !

    Posted on October 6th, 2011

    Sebouh Z Tashjian says:

    …so Clara Jobs (Nee.Hagopian) is of Armenian decent.

    I am an Armenian and Hagopian is an Armenian surname

    Posted on October 6th, 2011

    Irma Tchamourian says:

    Very cool that he was raised by an Armenian mother. Still, it’s sad to hear he’s succumbed to cancer and my condolences to his children and wife. It’s a shame that the media has completely ignored his parents – and instead focused on his biological ones who had nothing to do with his upbringing. He showed alot of grace by not commenting either way, but it’s obviously something that hurt him. Imagine being given up by your biological parents only to find out as an adult that they had another child together and decided to keep that one. In any case, to the Job family he was probably their greatest treasure.

    Posted on October 6th, 2011

    pramos says:

    Good article but too many typos . . .

    unmarried and at age 23 Mona gave birth to her son Steve on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. I believe instead of Mona you meant Joanne

    the reason for that was Joanne and Abdulfattah never got married they didn’t have the financial status to take care of him,” I believe you meant they were not married seeing as how they later married which you go on to say in your article.

    Posted on October 7th, 2011

    Laurie says:

    5 grandchildren from Steve? Is that a typo or are we missing someone?

    Posted on October 10th, 2011

    Marcia the Moose says:

    I track down birth parents/adopted children….and there’s usually a happy ending. It generally comes down to nature over nurture. When the adopted child is a success, the birth parents are usually the young college students who weren’t married and couldn’t afford a child and gave the baby up for a better life than they could provide. Even when the child is placed with an upscale and educated family…if the birth parents were drugged out alcoholics who met in jail….the child will have the same problems…and the adopted parents just can’t ‘figure out why’…

    Posted on October 24th, 2011

    Marcia the Moose says:

    It happens all the time. First child they ‘can’t afford’ or aren’t married and can’t make a home life for; is placed for adoption. The go on to raise a family…and hopefully at some time there’s a happy reunion. Any mother giving up a child for a ‘better life’, should make sure it’s an open adoption….where she knows what’s happening to the child and where the child is.

    Posted on October 24th, 2011

    Saultxyca says:

    … Which might have something to do with why there is a strange lack of information and commentary from Patty (also “Patti”) Jobs, Steve’s slightly younger sibling, also adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. Patty Jobs grew up with Steve but she has pretty much been erased from the record. If Isaacson’s “authorized” biography of Steve Jobs were a thorough and complete work, there wouldn’t be so many questions and dangling threads remaining, as evidenced by comments and reviews all over the Web and beyond.
    In this weekend’s Financial Times, Richard Waters, the FT’s US west coast editor, gives the best review yet of Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” bio.

    Posted on October 29th, 2011