Birth Name: Nicholas Scott Lachey
Place of Birth: Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Date of Birth: November 9, 1973
Ethnicity: Dutch (maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, German, around 1/32 French, distant Welsh
Nick Lachey is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. His brother is singer and actor Drew Lachey. Nick is married to television personality, model, and actress Vanessa Lachey (previously Vanessa Minnillo). The couple has three children.
Nick’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-grandparents, Frank Lachey, who was born, c. 1823, in Alsace, France, and Celestial Marshall.
Nick’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Osmer Lachey (the son of Nicholas John Lachey and Rachel Elizabeth Fagan). Ralph was born in Ohio. Nick’s great-grandfather Nicholas was the son of Francis Joseph Lachey and Mary Jane Staudt.
Nick’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Morris (the daughter of Robert G. Morris and Ethel V. Hazlett). Ruth was born in Ohio.
Nick’s maternal grandfather was Robert James Fopma (the son of The Rev. Samuel Jacob Fopma and Catherine Pauline den Hartigh). Robert was born in Michigan. The Rev. Samuel, a Christian minister, was Dutch, born in Spannum, the son of Jacob Fopma and Trinjtje/Trijntje Reinalda. Catherine was born in Michigan, the daughter of Pieter/Peter den Hartigh, who was Dutch, and of Adraina/Adrianna Maria Prins, who was of Dutch descent.
Nick’s maternal grandmother was Leigh Dryden Young (the daughter of The Rev. Hodson Kendall Young and Esther Oliver Brown). Leigh was born in Ohio. The Rev. Hodson was a Christian minister, and was the son of John William Young and Mary Emily Kendall. Esther was the daughter of Oliver Brown and Bertha.
Sources: Genealogy of Nick Lachey – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Nick Lachey (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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