Birth Name: Scott Stewart Bakula
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth: October 9, 1954
Ethnicity: German, as well as 1/8th Bohemian (Czech), 1/16th Austrian, English, Scottish
Scott Bakula is an American actor. He is of approximately half German ancestry, with his other roots being 1/8th Bohemian (Czech), 1/16th Austrian, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Scott’s paternal grandfather was Joseph William Bakula (the son of Joseph W. Bakula and Hattie T. Reden). Joseph was the son of Wenceslaus “William” Bakula and Josephine Metick, who were Czech immigrants. Hattie’s parents were German. Her mother’s name was Rosa.
Scott’s paternal grandmother was Jessie L. Stewart.
Scott’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Frederick Zumwinkel (the son of William Zumwinkel and Minnie Rechlrmald). William was born in Württemberg, Germany. Minnie had German ancestry.
Scott’s maternal grandmother was Henrietta Amola Eiker (the daughter of Thaddeus Boggs Eiker and Amalia Henrietta Friedrich). Thaddeus was the son of Isaac C. Eiker and Hannah Koontz, and was of German descent. Scott’s great-grandmother Amalia was born in England, to an Austrian-born father, Johan/John Charles Friedrich, and an English-born mother, Pauline Bishop.
Sources: Genealogy of Scott Bakula – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Scott Bakula (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Scott’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Frederick Zumwinkel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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