Kate Voegele

by ethnic on May 26, 2010

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Birth Name: Kate Elizabeth Voegele

Place of Birth: Bay Village, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 8, 1986

Ethnicity: German, Czech, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Italian

Kate Voegele is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of Betsy Jean (Lahey) and William Philip Voegele III.

Kate has said:

People always ask me what my background is. It is English, French, Irish, Scottish, Italian and German. People always think I am Hawaiian or part Asian, but no, it is just European stuff.

Kate’s paternal grandfather is William Philip Voegele, Jr. (the son of William Philip Voegele and Antonette Lang). Kate’s great-grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents. Antonette was also born in Pennsylvania, to Czech parents.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Donald Percy Lahey (the son of Alfred P. Lahey and Jewel Jacobs). Donald was born in Ohio. Alfred was born in Canada.

Kate’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Anne Cartier (the daughter of Edward J. Cartier and Jeanette/Jeannette Bailey).

Sources: Kate’s paternal great-grandparents, William Philip Voegele and Antonette Lang, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Kate’s maternal grandfather, Donald Percy Lahey – http://buschfuneral.tributes.com

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 March 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

Some European people have eyes Like hers. Especially with make up.

neiltennant July 24, 2018 at 4:49 am

no she has also asian roots
she hides them

Manila April 30, 2015 at 7:48 am

Her parents are William Philip “Will” Voegele and Betsy Jean Lahey

I cannot find her mother’s birth record even though she was born in Ohio.

* Kate’s birth record: http://birth-records.mooseroots.com/l/12653800/Kate-Elizabeth-Voegele

Manila April 30, 2015 at 7:56 am

Additionally according to US Public Records, Will’s suffix is III. I am not sure if this was his paternal grandfather William Philip Voegele: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26646-8103-53?cc=1968530

Manila April 30, 2015 at 7:57 am

* Phillip

follers August 28, 2015 at 12:58 am

I found her paternal grandfather.

This is Kate’s paternal step-great-grandmother’s obituary.

IGK 3 April 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

she’s lying she has asian in her.

Alice April 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

In this day and age people embrace diversity. If Kate had Asian ancestry I’m sure she wouldn’t hide it. I think alot of people have preconceived ideas about what nationalities look like and when a person doesn’t fit their stereotype they assume they must be something else. There is no country with people that are carbon copies; there are a variety of looks and all countries have people that can look “exotic”.

Natasha April 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

How is her surname pronounced?

MySpace Celebrity April 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I think it’s like vo-gull but I could be wrong.

kristiRoxx February 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

why are the white celebrities classified more specifically than the blacks. most of the white celebs are listed as German, welsh, french, etc but the black ones are just filed as African American. there are so many countries in Africa. im Malawian, my best friend is egyptian and native American and my half sister is ethiopian,malawian and puerto rican. its sad really

Myspace Celebrity April 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

A lot of black people don’t know which country their ancestors came from because of slavery. A lot of the slave traders didn’t want them to know about their heritage,and sometimes they just didn’t care to keep track of the countries at all.

Fuzzybear April 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

To Myspace Celebrity

That and the fact that they split children from their mothers.Also after a while the ones that came from here,didn’t know anything except here

Freerk May 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

That is something that bothers me, too. But this applies only to African-American people. With African-European people, the information commonly is more precise. This reflects the circumstances of the “migration” of African-Americans.

The African-Americans came to America through slavery; in those times there were no nations in Africa with frontiers like today and no conscience about a national identity; people belonged to tribes, and different tribes lived in the same region, according to slavery mostly in Western Africa/Gulf of Guinea.

And second, obviously most black people lost the knowledge about their tribal ancestry; I am sure the white slaveholders boosted that, because it’s easier to suppress people without an own identity.

With African emigrants of today, this is different, as you can see with many African-Europeans on this site.

yeah December 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm

she’s got to have something than just European in her. There’s no way.

amala January 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Native American?

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 4:57 am

Looks like she has some Asian in her.

Jeanna September 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

She’s so pretty and such an awesome singer!

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