Steve Agee

by bablah on December 11, 2017

Steve Agee – “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Steven Douglas Agee

Place of Birth: Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 26, 1969

*English, Scottish, distant Dutch, French, German, Welsh, and Irish (father)
*German, Hungarian, Austrian, some English (mother)

Steve Agee is an American comedian, actor, and writer.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Douglas Moore Agee, son of John William Agee and Kathrine/Catherine Elizabeth Moore. John was the son of Nelson H. Agee (son of John Mask Agee and Martha Christian) and Manervia Cooper (daughter of David Lee Cooper and Elizabeth Randolph Orr). Catherine was the daughter of Ransom Moore and Mary Higdon.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Grace Adelle Leonard, daughter of John Randolph Leonard and Sarah Louise Forsythe. John was the son of William Kenyen Leonard (son of Henry B. Leonard and Mary Ann Voorhees) and Clarinda Unice Black (daughter of Henry Black and Olive Powers). Sarah Forsythe was the daughter of William Jasper Forsythe (son of Thomas Jefferson Forsythe and Nancy Jane Herral or Summers) and Elizabeth Caroline Williams (daughter of John T. Williams and Annie Epley).

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Alexander John Deutsch, son of Charles Samuel Deutsch and Theresia Marie Duld. Charles was born in Austria to Károl Deutsch (son of János Deutsch and Teréz Válicz) and Teresia Schragen (daugther of András Schragen and Erzsébeth Klanacski). Theresia Duld was the daughter of Mihaly Franz Duld and Julia Loeffler.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Kathryn J. Gutekunst, daughter of William Gutekunst and Alva Laudenslager/Landenslanger. William was the son of William F. Gutekunst and Mamie L. Hodes (daughter of Frank Hodes and Emma Seagraves). Alva was the daughter of Peter F. Landenslager and Elizabeth C. Kercher.

Sources: Genealogy of Steve’s father –

Genealogy of Steve’s maternal grandfather –

Marriage record of Steve’s maternal grandparents –

Marriage record of Steve’s maternal great-grandparents William Gutekunst and Alva Laudenslager/Landenslanger –


Frankie Kazarian

by bablah on December 11, 2017

Frankie “Suicide ” Kazarian and Traci Brooks – Poynt Presents’s 2009 “Wrath Of Con” – Arrivals – Hard Rock Hotel – San Diego, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Frank Benedict Gerdelman

Place of Birth: Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 4, 1977

Ethnicity: German, Russian, other

Frankie Kazarian is an American professional wrestler.

Frankie’s paternal grandfather was Norman Francis/Othmar Gerdelman, son of Harry William Gerdelman and Mary/May Marcella Flanders/Flenders/Flender. Mary was born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant, Hermann Flender/Flenders, and Anna Mary Magdelin Galich.

Frankie’s paternal grandmother was named June Pivaroff or Homatoff. She was likely of Russian Molokan descent.

Sources: Frankie’s paternal grandfather on 1920 U.S. census –

Frankie’s paternal great-grandmother Mary Flender on 1880 U.S. census –


Anne Rice

by bablah on December 5, 2017

Anne Rice – Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2012 – Day 3 – McCormick Place – Chicago, IL, USA – Photo Credit: Adam Bielawski / PR Photos

Birth Name: Howard Allen Frances O’Brien

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1941

Ethnicity: Irish, as well as 1/8th German

Anne Rice is an American author. She is known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, and for writing gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.

Anne is the daughter of Katherine (Allen) and Howard O’Brien. She was married to poet and artist Stan Rice, until his death, with whom she has two children.

Anne’s paternal grandparents were Michael John Joseph Samual O’Brien (son of Thomas O’Brien and Mary A. Duggan) and Bertha Agnes Curry (daughter of James Curry and Josephine Becker).

Anne’s maternal grandparents were Richard Allen (son of John Allen and Jane Hughes) and Alice O’Connell/Connell (daughter of Edward Connell and Mary Dwyer).

Sources: Genealogy of Anne Rice –

Marriage record of Anne’s parents –

Anne’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s paternal grandparents, Michael John Joseph Samual O’Brien and Bertha Agnes Curry –

Anne’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Agnes Curry, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s paternal great-grandparents, James Curry and Josephine Becker –

Anne’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s maternal grandparents, Richard Allen and Alice O’Connell/Connell –


Jane Wyman

by bablah on December 5, 2017

Birth Name: Sarah Jane Mayfield

Date of Birth: January 5, 1917

Place of Birth: Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: September 10, 2007

Place of Death: Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, distant Welsh and French

Jane Wyman was an American actress, singer, dancer, and philanthropist. She was the daughter of Gladys Hope (Christian) and Manning Jefferies Mayfield.

She had three children with her former husband, actor and later President of the Unites States Ronald Reagan. Her surname was from her first husband, Ernest Eugene Wyman.

Jane’s paternal grandfather was Pulaski Greene/Green Mayfield (the son of Manning Mayfield and Martha Smith). Manning was the son of Luke Mayfield and Delilah Murray Gore.

Jane’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Jefferies (the daughter of John Jefferies and Sarah Ann Milliner/Millener). Sarah was the daughter of James C. Milliner/Millener and Elizabeth Raymond; James Millener’s father was Alexander Millener, who was born in Québec, Canada, was George Washington’s drummer boy during Revolutionary War.

Jane’s maternal grandfather was Columbus Alexander Christian (the son of James Cannon Houston Christian and Mary Ann Tate). James was the son of Thomas Ewing Christian and Mary Ann Dougherty/Doughty. Jane’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of Samuel Bracken Tate and Minerva Jane Sloan.

Jane’s maternal grandmother was Flora Diana Bennett (the daughter of Thomas Ford Bennett and Diana Howard). Thomas was the son of Walter Bennett and Huldah Horton Coe. Jane’s great-grandmother Diana was the daughter of Richard Howard and Mehitable Root.

Sources: Genealogy of Jane Wyman –

Genealogy of Jane Wyman (focusing on her father’s side) –

Jane’s paternal grandfather, Pulaski Greene/Green Mayfield, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jane’s paternal great-grandfather, Manning Mayfield –

Genealogy of Jane Wyman (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jane’s maternal grandparents, Columbus Alexander Christian and Flora Diana Bennett –


Sufjan Stevens

by bablah on November 28, 2017

Sufjan Stevens – The Great Escape Festival 2011 – Day 3 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 1, 1975

Ethnicity: Greek, Lithuanian

Sufjan Stevens is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Sufjan’s mother was Greek. He is also said to be of Lithuanian descent.

Sufjan is a Persian name, which means “comes with a sword”. When he was born, his parents belonged to Subud, an interfaith spiritual community, whose founder gave Sufjan the name.

Sufjan’s maternal grandfather was Nick/Nicholas Marabeas (the son of Gustave/Gust O. Marabeas and Carrie/Kyriakoula O. Alexander/Alexandros/Alexandreas). Gustave was from Kalamata, Mesinia, Greece.

Sufjan’s maternal grandmother was Stella Kellepouris/Thomas (the daughter of Nick Thomas and Virginia Ballas). Stella was also of Greek descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Sufjan Stevens (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Sufjan’s maternal grandfather, Nick/Nicholas Marabeas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sufjan’s maternal grandmother, Stella Kellepouris/Thomas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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