Kate Gosselin

by ethnic on October 28, 2009

Kate Gosselin

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

Genealogies of Kate Gosselin (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Kate Gosselin (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Anonymous March 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

Her kids are only one quarter Korean, yet all eight of them have a very Korean appearance. You’d think with 8 kids there would be more variation, especially given the way the 2 parents look. One daughter does have blond hair though.
It would be interesting to see what they look like when they get older.

ihatemostpeople March 14, 2014 at 7:21 am

Asian genes are strong.

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