Dwight D. Eisenhower
Birth Name: Dwight David Eisenhower
Date of Birth: October 14, 1890
Place of Birth: Denison, Texas, U.S.
Date of Death: March 28, 1969
Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Ethnicity: German [including Swiss-German], as well as 1/64th English
Dwight D. Eisenhower was an American politician and general. As a member of the Republican Party, he served as the 34th President of the United States, from January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961. He was elected to the position in 1952 and 1956. He was also the 16th Chief of Staff of the Army, from November 19, 1945 to February 6, 1948, the 13th President of Columbia University, from 1948 to 1953, and the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe, from April 2, 1951 to May 30, 1952. He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1944 and 1959.
President Eisenhower was the son of Ida Elizabeth (Stover) and David Jacob Eisenhower. His ancestry was German (including Swiss-German and Alsatian German), and 1/64th English. His maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Boone, was English. He was married to Mamie Geneva (Doud), with whom he had two children.
Thus far, the only U.S. President with no (relatively recent) ancestral roots in the British Isles is Martin Van Buren, who was of Dutch descent, although President Eisenhower, who was at the most of only 1/64th English ancestry, may also qualify.
President Eisenhower’s paternal grandfather was Jacob Frederick Eisenhower (the son of Frederick Eisenhower and Barbara Miller). Jacob was born in Pennsylvania. President Eisenhower’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Johann/John Peter Eisenhaur/Eisenhower, who was born in Forbach, Baden, Germany, and of Anna/Ann Margaret Dissinger, who was born in Gersweiler, Nassau-Saarbrucken, Germany. Barbara was the daughter of John Miller and Susanna Raysor.
President Eisenhower’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Rebecca Matter (the daughter of Heinrich/Henry Matter and Anna Marie Dietrich). Margaret was born in Pennsylvania. Heinrich was the son of John Michael Matter and Anna Maria/Marie Romberger. President Eisenhower’s great-grandmother Anna Dietrich was the daughter of Jacob Dietrich and Anna Magdalena Hammon.
President Eisenhower’s maternal grandfather was Simon P. Stover (the son of Daniel Stover and Mary Ann Hannah). Simon was born in Virginia. Daniel was the son of Daniel Stover and Barbara Benedict.
President Eisenhower’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Ida Juda Link (the daughter of William Burckhart/Burkhardt Link and Esther Charlotte Schindler). Elizabeth was born in Virginia. William was the son of Peter Link and Judith Burckhart/Burckhardt. Esther was the daughter of Adam Schindler and Christina Query/Quirin.
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