Jennifer Wayne

by madman on June 9, 2018

Jennifer Wayne – 51st Academy of Country Music Awards – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Kuhle

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 1, 1982

Ethnicity: Peruvian (maternal grandmother), German, Irish, Swedish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Swiss and/or Austrian

Jennifer Wayne is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the daughter of Aissa Wayne and Earl Lawrence Kuhle II.

Jennifer’s father was of German, one quarter Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one sixteenth Swiss and/or Austrian, descent. Her mother was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Irish ancestry on one side, and Peruvian on the other.

Her cousin is actor and producer Brendan Wayne.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Earl Lawrence Kuhle (the son of August/Augustus Henry Kuhle and Elizabeth Rosella Lacy). Earl was born in Illinois. August was the son of German parents, Ferdinand Herman Kuhle and Christiana Jane Keister, who was possibly born in Czechoslovakia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Irish parents, John Lacy and Margaret Ryan.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was June Audrey Bilgere (the daughter of Charles Clarence Bilgere and Agnes Wilhelmine Johanson). June was born in Illinois. Charles’ father, Michael John Bilgere/Bilgeri, was born in Illinois, to a Swiss and/or Austrian father, and a German mother. Charles’ mother, Susan C. Schlader, was born in Alsace, France, of ethnic German descent. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Agnes was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Alfred Johanson and Wilhelmine Erickson.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown). John was born in Iowa. Clyde was the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealtha Chase Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret Cullenan or Kennedy, who was Irish.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was actress Pilar Pallete (the daughter of Miguel Arturo Pallete and Carmela). Pilar was born in Paita, Peru.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s father (through his brother, Michael Alfred Kuhle) – https://www.findagrave.com

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Earl Lawrence Kuhle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Earl Lawrence Kuhle on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, June Audrey Bilgere, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Clarence Bilgere, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Charles Clarence Bilgere on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jennifer Wayne (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne – http://dukefanclub.weebly.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.wikitree.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Jennifer’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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madman June 10, 2018 at 1:57 am

On the 1920 census, Jennifer’s great-great-grandfather Michael John Bilgere’s Swiss father has a language listed that is neither German, French, or Italian. To me it looks like “Lettish” or something, with “O.L.” added after (which I’ve seen before in the language box on censuses, but I’m not familiar with its meaning). At first I thought is was supposed to mean Romansh, which belongs to the Rhaeto-Romance languages, also called Rhaetian (Rhaetian —> Rettish?). I’ve also though about it being a made up word for the language of Liechtenstein.

Ancestry.com says he was the son of Michael Johann Bilgeri, who was born in Braggens, Austria (likely Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria, which is where the Bilgeri family seems to come from), to Franz Martin Bilgeri and Anna Maria Finkin. So maybe Swiss should be replaced with Austrian.
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=Bilgeri&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name?search=1&self=|Bilgeri|0|0&_=1528620953569

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