Stephanie J. Block

by madman on August 25, 2016

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Birth Name: Stephanie Janette Block

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 19, 1972

Ethnicity:
*25% German
*25% Italian
*25% Polish
*25% mix of Frisian, French-Canadian, Scottish, and Irish

Stephanie J. Block is an American actress and singer.

Stephanie is the daughter of Rosemarie (Garritano), who worked for the local school district, and Steven J. Block, a welfare fraud investigator. Her mother was of half Italian and half Polish descent. Her father is of German descent on one side, and of Frisian, French-Canadian, Scottish, and Irish descent on the other. Stephanie was raised a Catholic.

She is married to actor Sebastian Arcelus, with whom she has a daughter.

Stephanie’s paternal grandfather was Lewis/Louis James Block (the son of Albert Block and Louise Backus). Albert was born in Missouri, to German parents. Louise was German.

Stephanie’s paternal grandmother was Audrey Marguerite Fields (the daughter of Moses Alexander Fields and Hilka Cecelia Van Gerpen). Stephanie’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of Frederick William Fields and Marguerite Almina Brossour/Brossor. Frederick’s mother was born in Québec, Canada, possibly of Irish descent, and his father was born in either Canada or Scotland. Marguerite was born in Burlington, Vermont, to a Canadian mother, and to a father who was born in either Vermont or Canada, likely of French-Canadian descent. Stephanie’s great-grandmother Hilka was the daughter of Franz Cornelius Van Gerpen, who was Frisian, from Ostfriesland, Germany, and of Christina Dreszen/Driesen, who was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany; it is not clear if she was also of Frisian ancestry.

Stephanie’s maternal grandfather was Norman D. Garritano (the son of Antonio Garritano and Rose/Rosa Fuoco Ross). Antonio was from Longobardi, Calabria, and was the son of Domminick Garritano and Luisa. Rose was born in Ohio, to Italian parents, Frank and Gelsomina.

Stephanie’s maternal grandmother was Irene Gajewski (the daughter of Marcin/Martin Gajewski and Cecylia/Cecilia Smurzynska). Irene was born in Indiana, to Polish parents. Marcin was from Lublin.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephanie J. Block (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Stephanie’s paternal grandfather, Lewis/Louis James Block, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lewis/Louis James Block on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Stephanie’s paternal grandmother, Audrey Marguerite Fields (through Audrey’s brother, Marvin Arthur Fields) – http://findagrave.com

Stephanie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Franz Cornelius Van Gerpen and Christina Dreszen/Driesen, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Franz Cornelius Van Gerpen and Christina Dreszen/Driesen on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Stephanie’s maternal grandfather, Norman D. Garritano, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Stephanie’s maternal grandfather, Norman D. Garritano – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Stephanie’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonio Garritano and Rose/Rosa Fuoco Ross – https://www.familysearch.org

Stephanie’s maternal grandmother, Irene Gajewski, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information about some of Stephanie’s Canadian ancestors – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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bablah August 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQSK-QYW

Antonio Garritano and Rose->Antonio Garritano and Rose/Rosa Fuoco Ross
Antonio was from Longobardi, Calabria.

Marcin/Martin Gajewski was from Lublin, Poland.
His wife was Cecylia/Cecilia Smurzynska.

Fatmonkey January 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

If Marguerite Brossor’s ancestry is based in U.S. rather than Canada, it could be that she belonged to the French-Huguenot family Brashears/ Brashear/ Brasher/ Brazier… The original family name was “Brasseur”, from which the whole lot of variations went on. A pity almost nothing is known of her lineage.

andrew August 25, 2016 at 6:51 am

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