Misha Collins

by Harriet on June 12, 2015

Misha Collins

Birth Name: Dmitri Tippens Krushnic

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1974

Ethnicity: English, German, Ashkenazi Jewish, Scottish, Irish

Misha Collins is an American actor and director. His paternal great-grandfather was from a Jewish family (from Russia and Hungary). His other ancestry is English, German, Scottish, and Irish. Misha is married to Victoria Vantoch, with whom he has two children.

Misha’s paternal grandfather was Edward Franz Krushnic, Jr. (the son of Edward Krushnic and Hildegard/Hilda Franz). Misha’s grandfather Edward was born in Colorado. Misha’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Joesph L. Krushnic, who was born in Russia, and of Ida, who was born in Hungary. Joseph and Ida were both Jewish (their language is listed as “Yiddish” on the 1910 U.S. Census and as “Jewish” on the 1920 U.S. Census). Hildegard was born in Kansas, to German parents.

Misha’s paternal grandmother was Emma L. Willis (the daughter of Charles H. Willis and Emma J. Lethbridge). Misha’s grandmother Emma was born in Illinois, to English parents.

Misha’s maternal grandfather is Dorr Eugene Felt Tippens (the son of Albert Harris Tippens and Constance Felt). Dorr was born in Michigan. Albert was the son of William Nephew Tippens and Anne/Annie Clark. Constance was the daughter of Dorr Eugene Felt and Agnes McNulty. Misha’s great-great-grandfather Dorr Felt was an inventor and industrialist. He was known for having invented the Comptometer, an early computing device, and the Comptograph, the first printing adding machine.

Misha’s maternal grandmother is Dorris/Doris Roberta Willsey (the daughter of Roy Franklin Willsey and Bertha/Berthia Collins). Roy was the son of Eugene Alamanda Willsey and Anna Daisy Martin. Bertha was the daughter of Robert Collins and Clara Smith.

Sources: Genealogies of Misha Collins – https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org
https://wc.rootsweb.com

Misha’s paternal grandfather, Edward Franz Krushnic, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Misha’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joesph Krushnic and Ida, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joesph Krushnic and Ida on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Misha’s paternal grandmother, Emma L. Willis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Misha’s maternal grandfather, Dorr Eugene Felt Tippens – http://articles.baltimoresun.com

Misha’s family history – http://misha-enthusiast.tumblr.com

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