Birth Name: Gary Alan Sinise
Place of Birth: Blue Island, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 17, 1955
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), German, Swedish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, French
Gary Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Gary’s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Gary’s ancestry also includes German (from a great-grandmother), Swedish (from a great-grandfather), English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and French.
Gary’s paternal grandfather was Donato/Daniel Louis Sinise (the son of Vito Sinisi). Vito was born in Ripacandida, Basilicata, Italy.
Gary’s paternal grandmother was Vesta Madge Lambertson (the daughter of Edwin Monroe Lambertson and Minnie Ellen Carver). Edwin was the son of Thomas Omer Lambertson and Patience Coburn. Minnie was the daughter of Eli/Lewis Benjamin/Ben Carver and Amelia Emmaratta/Retta Lindsey/Linsey.
Gary’s maternal grandfather was Leslie Walter Alsip (the son of Walter Alsip and Frieda Carolina Volkman). Gary’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of Horace Greely Alsip and Alice M. Dechane. Frieda was the daughter of Gustave/Gustav/Gustof Volkman, who was born in Illinois, to German parents, and of Anna/Annie Maria Caroline Langheld, who was German.
Gary’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Dorothy Blomberg (the daughter of Elmer Percival/Percy Blomberg and Georgie Henrietta Aregood/Arcgood/Argood). Elmer was born in Illinois, the son of Henry Blomberg and Ellen Johnson, who were Swedish. Georgie was the daughter of John Wanamaker Aregood, who was of German descent, and of Mary Elizabeth Goodwin.
Sources: Information about Gary’s Italian ancestry – http://www.italoamericano.org
Genealogy of Gary Sinise – https://www.geni.com
Gary’s paternal grandparents, Donato/Daniel Louis Sinise and Vesta Madge Lambertson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gary’s maternal grandfather, Leslie Walter Alsip, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gary’s maternal great-grandmother, Frieda Carolina Volkman, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Gary’s maternal great-grandmother, Frieda Carolina (Volkman) Alsip – http://www.findagrave.com
Gary’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Dorothy Blomberg, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Dorothy (Blomberg) Alsip – http://www.findagrave.com
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