Birth Name: Katie Irene Kreider
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Birth: March 28, 1975
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish
Kate Gosselin is an American television personality. She is famous for appearing on the reality series Jon & Kate plus 8, with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.
Kate is of German, English, and Scottish descent. Much of Kate’s family is from the Pennsylvania Dutch (ethnic Germans in Pennsylvania) community.
There were some claims on the internet that Kate’s mother is Jewish. This is not correct.
Kate’s paternal grandparents were Clair E. Kreider (the son of Franklin/Frank B. Kreider and Edith C. Bricker) and Edythe Irene Robinson (the daughter of John Franklin Robinson and Icy Lura Burgess). John’s father, John Jack Robinson, was Scottish.
Kate’s maternal grandparents were Arthur A. Kolak (the son of Willhelm Kolak and Henrietta Boettcher) and Ruth H. Ringwood (the daughter of George Albert Ringwood and Emma Bond). Arthur’s parents were German. Ruth’s parents were English. Emma was the daughter of William Bond and Sarah Elizabeth Lees.
Sources: Genealogy of Kate Gosselin – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Kate Gosselin (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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