Birth Name: Ashley Ann Graham
Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Date of Birth: c. 1987
*English, possibly other (father)
Ashley Graham is an American model. She is known as a lingerie model for the plus-size clothing store Lane Bryant. She has appeared on the covers of Elle Quebec and Sports Illustrated.
Ashley’s maternal grandfather was John A. Friesen (the son of Franz/Frank K. Friesen and Anna Thiezen). Franz was born in Nebraska, the son of Klaas F. Friesen and Elisabeth Huebert, who were ethnic Germans from Russia. Anna was also born in Nebraska, also to ethnic German parents from Russia.
Ashley’s maternal grandmother was LeOra Siebert (the daughter of Aaron P. Siebert and Margaret Friesen). Aaron was born in Nebraska the son of ethnic German parents from Russia, Peter Siebert and Katherina/Katharina Regier. Margaret was also born in Nebraska, also to ethnic Germans from Russia, Jacob B. Friesen and Katharina Epp.
Sources: Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandfather, John A. Friesen – http://www.findagrave.com
Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, Franz/Frank K. Friesen and Anna Thiezen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Ashley’s maternal grandmother, LeOra (Siebert) Friesen – http://www.yorknewstimes.com
Ashley’s maternal great-grandparents, Aaron P. Siebert and Margaret Friesen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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