Chyna

by savanna on January 30, 2016

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Birth Name: Joan Marie Laurer

Date of Birth: December 27, 1969

Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 20, 2016

Place of Death: Redondo Beach, California

Ethnicity: German, 1/16th French-Canadian, 1/16th English, 1/64th Swiss-German

Chyna was an American professional wrestler, actress, model, and bodybuilder.

Chyna was the daughter of Janet Carol (Wahl) Laque and Joseph “Joe” Von Laurer, Jr.

Chyna’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Vincent Laurer (the son of Charles Michael Laurer/Von Laurer and Caroline K. Meier). Charles was born in Bavaria, Germany, to Joseph Laurer and Theresa Stoiber. Caroline was the daughter of German immigrant Heinrich “Henry” Meier and Mary Wartinger, of German descent.

Chyna’s paternal grandmother was Arline Elizabeth DeRoller (the daughter of John Louis DeRoller and Rose Barbara Heiber). John was the son of George DeRoller, whose parents were German immigrants, and of Marie Poirière (also known as Mary Peartree), of French-Canadian descent. Rose was born in Stuttgart, Württemberg (now part of Baden-Württemberg), Germany, to Frederich Heiber and Catherine Barbara Arnold.

Chyna’s maternal grandfather was Stuart Arthur Wahl (the son of Edward Henry Charles Wahl and Stella Rose Rossman). Edward was the son of German immigrants, Johannes “John” Wahl and Evalina “Evelyn” Behnke. Stella was the daughter of Henry R. Rossman, whose parents were German immigrants, and of Amelia Flum, whose maternal grandmother was a Swiss-German immigrant, and whose other grandparents were German immigrants.

Chyna’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy R. Vogel (the daughter of Walter Robert Vogel and Margaretta Deary). Walter was the son of John Samuel Vogel and Anna Flechsig, both of whom were of German descent. Margaretta was the daughter of Robert Allen Deary, who was of English descent, and of Margaret R. Sorge, who was of German descent.

Chyna’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventh great-grandmother, Barbara.

Sources: Genealogy of Chyna (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Chyna’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Chyna’s maternal grandparents, Stuart Arthur Wahl and Dorothy R. Vogel – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Chyna’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Henry Charles Wahl and Stella Rose Rossman – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Chyna’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy R. (Vogel) Wahl – http://www.copelandfhnp.com

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Manila November 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Chyna’s maternal grandfather was Stuart Arthur Wahl (the son of Edward Henry Charles Wahl and Stella Rose Rossman). Edward was the son of German immigrants Johannes “John” Wahl and Evalina “Evelyn” Behnke. Stella was the daughter of Henry R. Rossman, whose parents were German immigrants, and of Amelia Flum, whose maternal grandmother was a Swiss-German immigrant and the rest of her grandparents were German immigrants.

Chyna’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy R. Vogel (the daughter of Walter Robert Vogel and Margaretta Deary). Walter was the son of John Samuel Vogel and Anna Flechsig, both of German descent. Margaretta was the daughter of Robert Allen Deary, of English descent, and of Margaret R. Sorge, of German descent.

Chyna’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventh great-grandmother, Barbara.

Additional sources: Marriage record of Chyna’s maternal grandparents, Stuart Arthur Wahl and Dorothy R. Vogel – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7H-T5V

Obituary of Chyna’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy R. (Vogel) Wahl – http://www.copelandfhnp.com/obituaries/Dorothy-Wahl/#!/Obituary

Marriage record of Chyna’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Henry Charles Wahl and Stella Rose Rossman – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVPF-YR7

Manila November 17, 2016 at 6:24 am

Joseph, Jr.’s nickname is “Joe”.

Janet’s full name is Janet C. Wahl.

Here’s Chyna’s death record – http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/Chyna-death-certificate.jpg

Manila November 17, 2016 at 6:27 am

Janet’s married name is Laque.

Manila November 17, 2016 at 6:31 am

Janet’s middle name is Carol.

savanna April 23, 2016 at 9:58 am
savanna April 21, 2016 at 6:35 am
Manila April 21, 2016 at 2:54 am

Chyna’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Vincent Laurer (the son of Charles Michael Laurer and Caroline K. Meier). Charles was born in Bavaria, Germany, to Joseph Laurer and Theresa Stoiber. Caroline was the daughter of German immigrant Heinrich “Henry” Meier and Mary Wartinger, of German descent.

Chyna’s paternal grandmother was Arline Elizabeth DeRoller (the daughter of John Louis DeRoller and Rose Barbara Heiber). John was the son of George DeRoller, whose parents were German immigrants, and Marie Poirière (also known as Mary Peartree), of French-Canadian descent. Rose was born in Stuttgart, Württemberg (now part of Baden-Württemberg), Germany, to Frederich Heiber and Catherine Barbara Arnold.

follers April 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

Wow, I just saw savanna ask Chyna about her ethnicity on Twitter a few days ago.

RIP

Manila April 21, 2016 at 1:35 am

Joseph, Jr.’s middle name is Von.

Manila April 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Chyna died on April 20, 2016 in Redondo Beach, California, United States

She was married to professional wrestler Sean Waltman.

Chyna’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Laurer and Arline.

fuzzybear44 April 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Sorry to hear that may she R.I.P

savanna March 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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