Roy Moore

by follers on September 27, 2017

Birth Name: Roy Stewart Moore

Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1947

Ethnicity: English, Scottish

Roy Moore is an American lawyer, politician, and former judge. A Republican, he was Judge for the Sixteenth Circuit Court of Alabama, from 1992 to 2000, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, from January 15, 2001 to November 13, 2003, and again from January 15, 2013 to April 26, 2017.

He was, to some degree, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2012.

Roy is the son of Evelyn (Stewart) and Roy Baxter Moore. He is married to Kayla Kisor, with whom he has four children. Kayla is the President of the Foundation for Moral Law, which Roy founded.

Roy’s paternal grandparents were Michael Joseph Moore and Clara Lee Ennis Wilson (the daughter of William Leander Wilson and Mary Mandy Adeline Collins). William was the son of Thomas Wilson and Mary Johnson.

Sources: Genealogies of Roy Moore (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Thaddeus McCotter

by follers on December 11, 2016

Birth Name: Thaddeus George McCotter

Place of Birth: Livonia, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 22, 1965

Ethnicity: Irish, German

Thaddeus McCotter is an American politician and radio host. A Republican, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, from January 3, 2003 to July 6, 2012.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2012.

Thaddeus is the son of Georgia Joan (Farabaugh) and Dennis V. McCotter. He is married to Rita (Michel), with whom he has three children.

Thaddeus’s paternal grandfather was named Frank McCotter. Frank was born in Northern Ireland.

Thaddeus’s paternal grandmother was named Agnes. Agnes was born in Pennsylvania.

Thaddeus’s maternal grandfather was George J. Farabaugh (the son of Francis Englebert Farabaugh and Theresa Anna Anna). George was born in Pennsylvania. Francis was the son of Edward Fehrenbacher, whose parents were German, from Baden, and of Catharine Elizabeth Hartman, who was also of German descent. Theresa was the daughter of Charles Anna, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, and of Justina Long, who was of German descent.

Thaddeus’s maternal grandmother was named Sylvia Ball. Sylvia was born in Pennsylvania.

Sources: Thaddeus’s paternal grandparents, Frank McCotter and Agnes, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Thaddeus McCotter (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.farabaugh.org


Jill Stein

by madman on June 7, 2016

photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: Jill Ellen Stein

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 14, 1950

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jill Stein is an American physician, activist, and politician.

She was the Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2012 and 2016.

Jill is the daughter of Gladys (Wool) and Joseph Stein. She is married to physician Richard Rohrer, with whom she has two children.

Jill’s paternal grandfather was named Abraham “Abe” Stein. Abraham was a Jewish emigrant, from Russia/Poland.

Jill’s paternal grandmother was Lillian/Lily Zeidman/Zudman (the daughter of Joseph Zeidman and Sarah Green). Lillian was born in London, England, to Russian Jewish parents.

Jill’s maternal grandfather was Israel William Wool (the son of Aaron Wool and Rose Lerner). Israel was a Jewish emigrant, from Volhynia. Aaron was the son of Joseph Wool.

Jill’s maternal grandmother was named Mae Surslossky/Swislow. Mae was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Sources: http://forward.com

Genealogy of Jill Stein – https://www.geni.com

Jill’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jill’s paternal grandmother, Lillian/Lily Zeidman/Zudman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jill’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jill’s maternal grandfather, Israel Wool, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Herman Cain

by follers on September 16, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 17: Presidential candidate Herman Cain ad

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 13, 1945

Ethnicity: African-American

Herman Cain is an American author, businessperson, radio host, columnist, and Tea Party activist. He was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, from January 1, 1995 to August 19, 1996, and President of the National Restaurant Association, from 1996 to 1999.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2000 and 2012.

Herman is the son of Lenora (Davis) and Luther Cain, Jr. He is married to Gloria, with whom he has two children.

Herman’s paternal grandfather was Luther Cain, Sr. (the son of Henry William Cain and Susan Jones). Luther was born in Tennessee. Henry was the son of Washington Cain/Kane and Phoebe Washington.

Herman’s paternal grandmother was Linnie May Miller (the daughter of Aaron Miller and Linnie Bell Bennett). Herman’s grandmother Linnie was born in Tennessee. Aaron was the son of Archie Miller and Fannie. Herman’s great-grandmother Linnie was the daughter of Richmond Bennett and Sarah Jane Tucker.

Herman’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Davis (the son of James “Jim” Davis and Dora Furr). Eugene was born in Georgia.

Herman’s maternal grandmother was Fannie Lou Hoke (the daughter of Robert Hoke and Katie Hill or Jones). Fannie was born in Georgia.

Sources: Genealogy of Herman Cain – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Herman Cain (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Michele Bachmann

by follers on January 29, 2015

Michele Bachmann

Birth Name: Michele Marie Amble

Place of Birth: Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1956

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Michele Bachmann is an American politician. A Republican, she served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota, from January 3, 2007 to January 3, 2015.

She was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2012.

Michele is the daughter of Arlene Jean (Johnson) and David John Amble. She is married to clinical therapist Marcus Bachmann, who is of Swiss descent, and with whom she has five children.

Michele has stated, “I’m an Iowegian. For those of you who don’t know it, that means I’m an Iowan and 100% Norwegian.” Michele is indeed of entirely Norwegian descent.

Michele’s paternal grandfather was Jesse Alvin/H. Amble (the son of Anfind/Anfin Nielsen Amble and Sigrid “Sarah” Tiegen). Jesse was born in Minnesota. Anfind was born in Sogndal, Norway, the son of Niels Anfindsen Amble and Christina/Kristi Hansdatter/Hansdotter Offerdahl/Offerdal. Sigrid was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, Jens Eiriksson Teigen and Anna Johannesdotter Venes.

Michele’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Ann Tomina Munson (the daughter of Thomas Wilhelm/William Munson and Anna Robinson). Michele’s grandmother Anna was born in Kansas or Iowa. Thomas was born in Iowa, the son of Norwegian parents, Halver/Halvor Monsson/Monson/Munson Wamberg and Anna Jørgensdotter Aaberge/Aaberg. Michele’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Iowa, the daughter of Norwegian parents, Anders/Andrew Larsson Hellegaard/Robinson and Sigrid/Siri/Sarah Hansdatter/Hansdotter Breum/Braham, from Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane.

Michele’s maternal grandfather was Oscar Casper Gunner/Gunder Johnson (the son of Gunder Johnsson/Johnson Tuff and Kari Mikaelsdotter/Michaelson Bjølverud). Oscar was born in Winnebago, Iowa, to Norwegian parents. Michele’s great-grandfather Gunder was the son of John Pedersson Tuff and Barbro Gundersdotter, from Vestre Slidre, Oppland. Kari was the daughter of Mikal Mikalsen Thøring/Bjølverud, from Lesjaverk, Oppland, and of Marit Olsdotter Bjølverud, from Lesja, Oppland.

Michele’s maternal grandmother was Laura Overa Thompson (the daughter of Ole Tostensson/Tostenson/Thompson Brujordet and Carrie Brones). Laura was born in Iowa. Ole was born in Skjak, Oppland, Norway, the son of Tostan/Tosten Sulheimsøien Larson and Torø/Torie Olsdtr/Olson Kroken/Brujordet. Carrie was born in Iowa, to Norwegian parents, Peder/Peter N. Brunes/Brones, from Modum, Buskerud, and Harriett “Hattie” Peters.

Sources: Genealogies of Michele Bachmann – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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