Birth Name: James Haven Voight
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 11, 1973
*25% German [approximately]
*1/1024 Huron First Nations
James Haven is an American actor and producer. He is the brother of actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist Angelina Jolie, and the son of actors Jon Voight (Jonathan Vincent Voight) and Marcheline Bertrand (Marcia Lynne Bertrand). His uncles are Barry Voight, a volcanologist, and Chip Taylor, a songwriter.
James’s father is of half Slovak and half German descent.
James’s mother was of approximately one half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, and one quarter Polish, descent, along with more distant German ancestry. Through his maternal grandfather, James is of 1/1024 Huron First Nations descent.
James’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Vojtka/Elmer Samuel Voight (the son of George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka/Voytko and Helen “Nellie” Petrick). Elmer was born in Yonkers, Westchester, New York. George was a Slovak emigrant, born in Nacina Ves, Košice, who lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Helen was born in New York, to Slovak parents, Andrew Petrick and Catherine Kulik.
James’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Agnes Kamp (the daughter of Joseph Kamp and Margaret Franz). Barbara was born in Yonkers, Westchester, New York. Joseph was a German emigrant, from Büren, and was the son of Heinrich Kamp and Theresia Baum. Margaret was born in New York, to German parents, Peter Franz and Barbara Seigler, who was from Bavaria.
James’s maternal grandfather was Rolland Francis Bertrand (the son of George/Georges Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina/Angéline Leduc). Rolland was born in Lehigh, Kankakee, Illinois. All of his grandparents were French-Canadian, from Québec. George was the son of Louis Bertrand and Marie-Virginie Adelphine/Adeline/Adelina/Delima Maillet/Mayette. James’s great-grandmother Marie-Louise was from Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Québec, and was the daughter of Ulric Leduc and Marie Clorinthe/Clarinthe Deveau/Devault.
James’s maternal grandmother was Lois June Gouwens (the daughter of Roy G. Gouwens and Virginia Kasha). Lois was born in Cook County, Illinois. Roy’s father, Roel/Rollin A. T. Gouwens, was born in South Holland, Cook, Illinois, to Dutch parents. Roy’s mother, Anna/Annie Koedĳker/Koedyker, was Dutch, from Sint Maarten. James’s great-grandmother Virginia’s father, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza, was born in Bunkowo, Poland. Virginia’s mother, Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, was born in Manistee, Manistee Co., Michigan, the daughter of Polish parents, Symon/Simon Raczkowski/Rashowsky and Josephine Baker.
Through James’s French-Canadian maternal grandfather, James has 1/1024 Huron First Nations ancestry, from his ancestor, Catherine Anenontha/Anenonta, who was born c. 1649. James’s maternal grandfather also had a small amount of German ancestry.
James’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
James’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Vojtka/Elmer Samuel Voight, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of James Haven (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
James’s maternal twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville – http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
Marriage record of James’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza and Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski – https://familysearch.org
James’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza and Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of James’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza – https://familysearch.org
Death record of James’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Maryanna/Mary Agnes (Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski) Kasha – https://www.familysearch.org