Trevor Wright

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

Trevor Wright – 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Arrivals – Marriott Marquis – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trevor Christopher Wright

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1980

*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Czech/Bohemian, German (maternal grandmother)

Trevor Wright is an American actor.

Trevor is the son of Rise Leigh (Barish) and Steven Christopher Wright. He was raised in La Jolla, California.

Trevor’s paternal grandfather was Donald James Wright (the son of Glenn Wright).

Trevor’s paternal grandmother was JoRuth East (the daughter of Ted B. East). Ted likely was the son of Henry Y. East and Martha/Mattie.

Trevor’s maternal grandfather was Fred Barish (who likely was the son of Samuel Barish and Sadie Fitch). Fred was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Romania.

Trevor’s maternal grandmother was Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak (who likely was the daughter of George John Chesak and Alice Elizabeth/Marie Kastel). George was the son of John H. Chesak, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Tena Hurt, who was born in Bohemia. Alice was the daughter of Adam/Allen J. Kastel, who was from Germany, and of Josephine Bauman, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Sources: Birth record of Trevor Wright –

Marriage record of Trevor’s parents –

Birth record of Trevor’s father –

Obituary of Trevor’s aunt (father’s sister), Suzan René (Wright) Black –

Marriage announcement of Trevor’s paternal grandparents, Donald James Wright and JoRuth East – http://cdnc.ucr

Birth record of Trevor’s mother –

Divorce record of Trevor’s maternal grandparents, Fred Barish and Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Genealogy of Trevor’s maternal grandmother, Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Information about Trevor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John H. Chesak and Tena Hurt –


David Janssen

by follers on February 13, 2018

Birth Name: David Harold Meyer

Date of Birth: March 27, 1931

Place of Birth: Naponee, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: February 13, 1980

Place of Death: Malibu, California, U.S.

David Janssen is an American actor.

Ethnicity: German, some Swiss-German, Irish, and English

David Janssen was an American actor.

David was the son of Berniece (Graf) and Harold Edward Meyer. He took the surname of his stepfather, Eugene Janssen.

He was married to actress and model Dani Crayne, until his death.

David had apparently stated that he was of Jewish heritage, or “half Jewish”, through his father. This is not accurate. More information about this can be seen here.

David’s paternal grandfather was William Meyer (the son of Heinrich/Henry Meier/Meyer and Caroline/Carlena Kuster). William was born in Nebraska, to parents from Hanover, Germany. Heinrich was the son of John Conrad Coon Vesperman and Sophia Hofmeister. Caroline was the daughter of Hans or Anton Wilhelm Jacob Kuster and Catharina Dorothea Antoinette Vesperman.

David’s paternal grandmother was Myra Angela Wert (the daughter of Edward David Wert and Angela McKee). Myra was born in Nebraska. Edward was of German descent, and was the son of John Wert and Sarah Ziegler. Angela was the daughter of Robert Warwick McKee and Mary Ann Rachford.

David’s maternal grandfather was Werner Jacob/D. Graf (the son of Arnold J. Graf and Louisa Rosa Kluge). Werner was born in Nebraska. Arnold was born in Rebstein, Switzerland, the son of Samuel Graf and Juditha. Louisa was born in Breslau, Germany.

David’s maternal grandmother was Verna Eliza Waggoner (the daughter of William Murray Waggoner and Isadora/Dora Eliza Vance). Verna was born in Nebraska. William was the son of Joseph Waggoner and Rachel Murray. Isadora was the daughter of Solomon Elijah Vance and Eliza Richards.

Sources: Genealogy of David Janssen –

Genealogy of David Janssen (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of David Janssen (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Anne Rice

by bablah on December 5, 2017

Anne Rice – Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2012 – Day 3 – McCormick Place – Chicago, IL, USA – Photo Credit: Adam Bielawski / PR Photos

Birth Name: Howard Allen Frances O’Brien

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1941

Ethnicity: Irish, as well as 1/8th German

Anne Rice is an American author. She is known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, and for writing gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.

Anne is the daughter of Katherine (Allen) and Howard O’Brien. She was married to poet and artist Stan Rice, until his death, with whom she has two children.

Anne’s paternal grandparents were Michael John Joseph Samual O’Brien (son of Thomas O’Brien and Mary A. Duggan) and Bertha Agnes Curry (daughter of James Curry and Josephine Becker).

Anne’s maternal grandparents were Richard Allen (son of John Allen and Jane Hughes) and Alice O’Connell/Connell (daughter of Edward Connell and Mary Dwyer).

Sources: Genealogy of Anne Rice –

Marriage record of Anne’s parents –

Anne’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s paternal grandparents, Michael John Joseph Samual O’Brien and Bertha Agnes Curry –

Anne’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Agnes Curry, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s paternal great-grandparents, James Curry and Josephine Becker –

Anne’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Anne’s maternal grandparents, Richard Allen and Alice O’Connell/Connell –


John J. Pershing

by follers on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: John Joseph Pershing

Date of Birth: September 13, 1860

Place of Birth: Laclede, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: July 15, 1948

Place of Death: Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish

General of the Armies John J. Pershing was a senior United States Army officer. He commanded the American Expeditionary Force, AEF, on the Western Front in World War I, from 1917 to 1918. He was nicknamed “Black Jack”.

He was a willing draft candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1920.

General Pershing was the son of Ann Elizabeth (Thompson) and John Fletcher Pershing, a businessperson. He was married to Helen Frances Warren, with whom he had four children.

General Pershing’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Mercer Pershing (the son of Daniel Pershing and Maria Christena Milliron). Daniel was the son of Friedrich/Frederick Pforsching/Pfersching/Pershing, who was born in Alsace, France, and of Maria Elizabeth Weygandt, whose family was from Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. General Pershing’s great-grandmother Maria Christena was the daughter of John Phillip Milliron, who was of German origin, and of Anna Maria/Annmarie Barbara Altman, whose parents were ethnic Germans from Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France and Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France, respectively.

General Pershing’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Davis.

General Pershing’s maternal grandfather was named James Thompson.

General Pershing’s maternal grandmother was Mary Polly Brotherton (the daughter of John Thomas Brotherton and Catherine Sullivan). John was the son of Thomas Brotherton and Mary McLleland.

Sources: Genealogy of John J. Pershing –

Genealogy of John J. Pershing (focusing on his father’s side) –


Stephen Chbosky

by stlucas on October 26, 2017

Birth Name: Stephen Frederick Chbosky

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 25, 1970

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German [including Alsatian], some French, possibly other

Stephen Chbosky is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director.

Stephen is the son of Lea (Meyer) and Frederick George “Fred” Chbosky. Stephen has a sister, Stacy, who is married to director John Erick Dowdle.

Stephen’s paternal grandparents likely were Stephen Chbosky and Anna K.

Stephen’s maternal grandfather was Ambrose John Meyer (the son of Jacob A. Meyer and Gertrude B. Heeg). Jacob was the son of John M. Meyer, who was from Moselle, Lorraine, France, and had German and French roots, and of Catherine Miller. Gertrude was the daughter of Albert Heeg and Elizabeth Stinner, whose parents were German.

Stephen’s maternal grandmother was Alberta M. Maloy (the daughter of John Albert Maloy and Lucy Whalen). John was the son of James Maloy and Jane Kyle, who was Scottish.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephen’s maternal grandparents, Ambrose John Meyer and Alberta M. Maloy –

Obituary of Stephen’s maternal grandmother, Alberta M. (Maloy) Meyer –

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