Chris Massoglia

by follers on October 19, 2012

Birth Name: Christopher Paul Massoglia

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 29, 1992

Ethnicity: Italian (great-grandfather), Irish, German, English, French, Swiss-German

Chris Massoglia is an American actor. He has sometimes been credited under the name Chris Kelly (his maternal grandmother’s maiden surname).

Chris’s paternal grandfather is of half Italian and half French descent, making Chris of 1/8th Italian descent. Chris’s paternal grandmother has German, Swiss-German, and Irish ancestry. Chris’s maternal grandfather has German and English ancestry, while Chris’s maternal grandmother is of Irish ancestry.

Chris is married to Shauna Rodman.

Chris’s paternal grandfather is John Blanchard Massoglia (the son of John Paul Massoglia and Blanche Gillette). Chris’s grandfather John was born in Michigan. Chris’s great-grandfather John was the son of Italian parents, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia and Elena/Ellen Marta Sapino. Chris’s great-grandmother Blanche was of French descent, and was the daughter of Joseph Gillette and Victoria Parisot.

Chris’s paternal grandmother is Mary Elaine Neibauer (the daughter of Michael Neibauer and Louise Moore/More). Michael was of German and Swiss-German descent, the son of Michael Neibauer and Agnes Deitlin/Dudler. Louise was the daughter of John Moore and Mary.

Chris’s maternal grandfather is Richard Edgerly Van Doeren (the son of Charles Anthony Van Doeren and Sarah Joslin “Sally” Edgerly). Richard was born in Oklahoma. Charles was of German descent, and was the son of Henry John August Edward VonDoeren and Caroline Sabina Dietmeyer. Sarah had English ancestry, and was the daughter of Julian Campbell Edgerly and Eleanor Joslin.

Chris’s maternal grandfather is Kathleen Kelly (the daughter of Frederick/Frederic Milton Kelly and Evalyn Loretta Brown). Kathleen was born in Nebraska, and is of Irish descent. Frederick was the son of Thomas Albert Kelly and Mary Annie McCormack. Evalyn was the daughter of Michael Brown and Sarah Flanagan.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris’s father (through Chris’s father’s sister) –

Marriage record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia and Elena/Ellen Marta Sapino –

Death record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Domenic/Dominic V. Massoglia –

Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Michael Neibauer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Louise Moore/More, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Louise Moore/More on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Chris’s maternal grandfather, Richard Edgerly Van Doeren (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Anthony Van Doeren, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew January 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm

I believe John Paul Massoglia was the son of Domenic Massoglia and Elena Sapino.

andrew January 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm

check it if you have an subscription

andrew January 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

I believe this could be the passenger record of Chris’ great-great-grandmother –

John Paul Massoglia’s parents were definitely from Piedmont, in North-West Italy

Fatmonkey July 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Shouldn’t the maternal grandfather’s surname, Van Doeren, indicate the Dutch ancestry, too?

follers July 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

His maternal grandfather’s paternal grandfather, Henry Van Doeren, was born in Missouri, to German parents.
So I am not sure if Chris has Dutch ancestry from that line.

Henry’s wife, Chris’s great-great-grandmother, was named Carolyn Dielmeyer.

Me myself and I January 15, 2013 at 6:09 am
andrew January 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

nice Italian surname

andrew July 8, 2013 at 7:21 am

originally from Piedmont, North-West Italy. It seems much widespread in US (Michigan) than in Italy now

follers July 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Yep, Chris’s Italian great-grandfather was born in Michigan.

andrew July 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

according to this site, based on phone book data, there are Massoglia in just 9 Italian municipalities (of 3 regions), while in US the surname is widespread in 11 States, in particular Michigan/Wisconsin

Check7t October 2, 2014 at 3:18 am

If he was Mediterranean looking like your typical paisano, he might actually be good looking.

Too bad he’s an ugly pasty baby.

kay October 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

handsome guy! Has a lil makeup for blemishes. Nothing wrong. He seems like a sweet guy.

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