Birth Name: Alexander David Linz
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth: January 3, 1989
*German, some Irish and English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Alex D. Linz is an American actor. His father is of three quarters German, and one quarter Irish and English, ancestry. His mother is from a Jewish family (from Austria and France). Alex was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Alex’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Edward Linz (the son of Raymond Harry/Henry Linz and Elizabeth Ann Rice). Alex’s great-grandfather Raymond was of the son of David Robert Linz, whose parents were German, and of Mary Ellen McDermot, whose parents were Irish. Elizabeth had English and German ancestry, and was the son of George W. Rice and Caroline Henriette Joering.
Alex’s paternal grandmother is Joan Amron Lankisch (the daughter of Paul A. Lankisch and Maria Norma Agnes Weick). Joan is of German descent. Paul was born in Kentucky, the son of Adolph Lankisch, who was an ethnic German immigrant from Russia, and of Charlotte Schuster, who was German. Maria Norman was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Joseph Weick, whose father was from Prussia, and of Maria “Mary” Louisa Westermann, whose parents were from Alsace Lorraine.
Alex’s maternal grandparents are Harold Alexander Baltaxe (the son of Bernhard Baltaxe and Hedwig Timfold) and Claire Marie. Harold was an immigrant from Austria, who was born in Vienna and left because of the Nazis. Claire is an immigrant from France.
Sources: Genealogy of Alex D. Linz (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Alex’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Edward Linz – http://www.andrewsmortuary.com
Alex’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul A. Lankisch, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Alex’s maternal grandfather, Harold Alexander Baltaxe – http://texts.cdlib.org
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