Kendall Schmidt

by bigtimerush12334 on February 26, 2013

Kendall Schmidt

Birth Name: Kendall Francis Schmidt

Place of Birth: Witchita, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 2, 1990

*German (father)
*German, Swedish, English, distant Dutch (mother)

Kendall Schmidt is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and music producer. He is a member of the band Big Time Rush, and starred in the television series of the same name. The other members of the band are Logan Henderson, James Maslow, and Carlos PenaVega.

He has two brothers, Kenneth and Kevin Schmidt (or Kevin G. Schmidt), who are both actors.

Kendall’s father is of entirely German descent, from an ethnic German family from Russia. Kendall’s mother has German, Swedish, English, and distant Dutch, ancestry.

Kendall’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob Schmidt and Anna Maria Margaretha Matz, were ethnic Germans from Katharinenstadt, Russia. They moved to the United States in June 1876, and became prominent in the German-American community in Hays, Kansas.

Kendall’s paternal grandfather is Donald Eugene Schmidt (the son of Paul John Schmidt and Catherine Walters). Paul was born in Kansas, to ethnic German parents from Russia, Johann Jacob Schmidt and Katharina/Catherine I. Gross. Kendall’s great-grandmother Catherine Walters was also born in Kansas, also to ethnic German immigrants from Russia, Friedrich Walter/Walters and Sophia Meier.

Kendall’s paternal grandmother is Roselyn S. Roth (the daughter of Joseph Peter Roth and Victoria Kippes). Joseph and Victoria were ethnic Germans from Russia. Joseph was the son of Peter Roth and Barbara Jacobs. Victoria was the daughter of Casper Kippes and Katherina/Catharina Dreiling.

Kendall’s maternal grandfather is Robert Robinson.

Kendall’s maternal grandmother is Mary Frances Van Meter (the daughter of Arthur Jean Van Meter and Lucille/Lucile M. C. Peterson). Arthur was the son of William Ezra Van Meter and Fannie M. Northern. Lucille was the daughter of Benjamin Peterson, who was Swedish, and of Pearl E.

Sources: Information on Kendall’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob Schmidt and Anna Maria Margaretha Matz –

Kendall’s paternal great-grandparents, Paul John Schmidt and Catherine Walters, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Paul John Schmidt and Catherine Walters on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kendall’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Peter Roth and Victoria Kippes, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Kendall’s maternal grandmother, Mary Frances Van Meter (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Kendall’s maternal great-grandfather, Arthur Jean Van Meter, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kendall’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille/Lucile M. C. Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:27 am

His eyes wow

celebfan December 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Ethnic Germans who lived in Russia (mostly around the Volta River) are known as Volga Germans, in the same way that Canadians of French origin (mostly in Quebec) are known as French Canadians.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:51 am

Looks too exotic to be German.

I thought he was Jewish?

bearboy July 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

I agree with you he probably is Jewish!

cwm85 August 31, 2015 at 12:42 pm
neiltennant May 14, 2013 at 3:54 am

he has wonderful eyes, what colour green ? hazel ? grey ?

andrew May 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

that is green

J.J. June 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

his eyes are light green, with an orange/brown colour around the pupil (central heterochromia) covering half of the iris, hence why they look abit amber/golden but their true colour is green. They’re most definitely not hazel nor grey

andrew June 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

sight specialist?

rickyflo June 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

opthamology or whatever,it would be a heterochromia no matter the staying, and golden, amber, or kermit. mostly amber or golden in confusion, but I believe his would fall under a golden

andrew February 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm

he looks like Jude Law or Joaquin Phoenix

neiltennant May 14, 2013 at 3:54 am

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