Garrett Neff

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

Birth Name: Garrett W. Neff

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 12, 1984

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish

Garrett Neff is an American model.

Garrett is the son of Deborah Davenport (Wiggin) and Wheeler K. Neff.

Garrett’s paternal grandfather was William Edward Neff (the son of Warren S. Neff and Anna Edna “Annie” Anthes). William was born in Kansas. Warren was born in Michigan, the son of Ozeil H. Neff, who was Canadian, and of Anna/Annetta S. Eggert. Garrett’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Canada, the daughter of Jonas Anthes, whose father was born in Alsace, France, and of Susannah J. Near.

Garrett’s paternal grandmother was Judith Mitchell (the daughter of Abner Wheeler Mitchell and Ella Mae Kenyon). Judith was born in Connecticut. Abner was the son of Elnathan Buckingham Mitchell and Jessie Dickinson.

Garrett’s maternal grandfather was John Philip “Jack” Wiggin (the son of Herbert Ellsworth Wiggin and George Dewey Kennedy). John was born in New York. Herbert was the son of Ervin L. Wiggin and Fannie/Fanny Aurilla Lyman. Georgia was the daughter of William Riley Kennedy and Julia Ann Rice.

Garrett’s maternal grandmother was Barbara T. Murphy (the daughter of John F. Murphy and Anna Henrietta Friedrich). Barbara was born in Massachusetts. John was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents. Anna was born in Massachusetts, to German parents, Louis Friedrich and Rosa Heyer.

Sources: Obituary of Garrett’s paternal grandfather, William Edward Neff –

Obituary of Garrett’s paternal grandmother, Judith (Mitchell) Neff –

Obituary of Garrett’s maternal grandfather, John Philip Wiggin –

Obituary of Garrett’s maternal grandmother, Barbara T. (Murphy) Wiggin –

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Bryan Fuller

by stlucas on June 14, 2018

Bryan Fuller – Bravo TV’s “Tabatha Takes Over” Season 4 VIP Hollywood Premiere Party – Arrivals – Mr. Black – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Ruben Flores / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Lewiston, Idaho, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1969

Ethnicity: German, Austrian, Irish, English

Bryan Fuller is an American television writer and producer.

Bryan is the son of Betty (Scharnhorst) and Arthur L. Fuller. Bryan was raised in Clarkston, Washington.

Bryan’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Lewis Fuller (the son of Francis Julius “Frank” Fuller and Anna Reider/Roeder). Francis was the son of Sanford William Fuller and Permelia Jane Halsey. Anna was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, the daughter of Peter Roeder and Christine Gaeb.

Bryan’s paternal grandmother was Doris M. Deaveny (who likely was the daughter of Thomas E. Deaveny and Julia H. Gilchrist). Bryan’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Deaveny, who was Irish, and of Mary, whose parents were Irish. Julia was the daughter of Irish parents, with her father being James Gilchrist.

Bryan’s maternal grandfather was Louis Dedrick Scharnhorst (the son of Dedrick Christian Scharnhorst and Minnie Oldag). Dedrick was the son of German parents, Christian Scharnhorst and Frederika Neubauer. Minnie was the daughter of German parents, Johann Heinrich Ludwig Oldag and Maria Sophia Johanna Christiane Bartelt.

Bryan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Josephine Sprenger (the daughter of Joseph Sprenger and Catherina/Catheryn Margaret Evitts/Evits). Joseph was from Germany. Catherina was born in Idaho, to parents from Austria, Michael Evits and Katheryn Kambisch.

Sources: Genealogy of Bryan’s father –

Obituary of Bryan’s father –

Genealogy of Bryan’s mother –


Jennifer Wayne

by madman on June 9, 2018

Jennifer Wayne – 51st Academy of Country Music Awards – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Kuhle

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 1, 1982

Ethnicity: Peruvian (maternal grandmother), German, Irish, Swedish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Swiss and/or Austrian

Jennifer Wayne is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the daughter of Aissa Wayne and Earl Lawrence Kuhle II.

Jennifer’s father was of German, one quarter Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one sixteenth Swiss and/or Austrian, descent. Her mother was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Irish ancestry on one side, and Peruvian on the other.

Her cousin is actor and producer Brendan Wayne.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Earl Lawrence Kuhle (the son of August/Augustus Henry Kuhle and Elizabeth Rosella Lacy). Earl was born in Illinois. August was the son of German parents, Ferdinand Herman Kuhle and Christiana Jane Keister, who was possibly born in Czechoslovakia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Irish parents, John Lacy and Margaret Ryan.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was June Audrey Bilgere (the daughter of Charles Clarence Bilgere and Agnes Wilhelmine Johanson). June was born in Illinois. Charles’ father, Michael John Bilgere/Bilgeri, was born in Illinois, to a Swiss and/or Austrian father, and a German mother. Charles’ mother, Susan C. Schlader, was born in Alsace, France, of ethnic German descent. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Agnes was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Alfred Johanson and Wilhelmine Erickson.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown). John was born in Iowa. Clyde was the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealtha Chase Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret Cullenan or Kennedy, who was Irish.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was actress Pilar Pallete (the daughter of Miguel Arturo Pallete and Carmela). Pilar was born in Paita, Peru.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s father (through his brother, Michael Alfred Kuhle) –

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Earl Lawrence Kuhle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Earl Lawrence Kuhle on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, June Audrey Bilgere, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Clarence Bilgere, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Charles Clarence Bilgere on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer Wayne (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne –

Genealogies of Jennifer’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –


John Diehl

by stlucas on June 7, 2018

John Diehl – “Monster Man” TV Series Season 2 Wrap Party – Arrivals – Rollings Stone Lounge – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – – Photo Credit: Tatiana Davidov / PR Photos

Birth Name: John Henry Diehl

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 1, 1950

Ethnicity: German, smaller amounts of Irish and English, likely some French

John Diehl is an American film, television, and stage actor.

John is the son of Mary Julia (Ringland) and John A. Diehl. John’s father was of German, including Alsatian, descent. John’s mother had German, Irish, and English, as well as likely some French, ancestry.

John is married to singer and songwriter Julie Christensen, with whom he has a son, Magnus, who is also an actor.

John’s paternal grandfather was Harry William Diehl (the son of Frank A. Diehl, Sr. and Rosalia Eppele). Frank was the son of German parents, George Diehl and Maria Anna Becker. Rosalia was born in Bas-Rhin, France, and was the daughter of Joseph Eppele and Marie Hornback.

John’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Henrietta Kehm (the daughter of Anthony Kehm and Rosalia/Rosalie “Rose” Rohde). Anthony was the son of German parents, John Kehm/Kehns and Agnes Leipold. Rosalia was born in Germany, the daughter of Martin Rohde.

John’s maternal grandfather was Paul Franklin Ringland (the son of William Franklin Ringland and Anna Caroline McCorkle). William was the son of George Ringland and Margaret Rea. Anna was the daughter of James Fleming McCorkle and Rebecca Ann McCorkle.

John’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Mary Hesse (the daughter of John Frederick “Fred” Hesse, II and Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” See). John’s great-grandfather John was the son of German parents, John Frederick Hesse and Regina G. Nelson. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Henry See, Sr. and Hannah Maria Blangy.

Sources: Genealogy of John’s mother –

Obituary of John’s paternal grandfather, John Anthony Diehl –


Laura Smet

by madman on April 5, 2018

Laura Smet – 2008 Cannes Film Festival – “La Frontiere de L’aube” Photocall – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Laura Huguette Smet

Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Date of Birth: 15 November, 1983

Ethnicity: French, 1/4 Belgian [Walloon], 1/32 Alsatian German

Laura Smet is a French actress. She is the daughter of singer and actor Johnny Hallyday and actress Nathalie Baye.

Laura’s paternal grandfather was Léon Smet (the son of Clément Antoine Smet and Marie Barbe Hubin). Léon was Belgian (Walloon), and was born in Schaerbeek, Brussels. Clément was the son of Jean-Joseph Smet and Marie Antoinette Detry. Laura’s great-grandmother Marie Barbe was the daughter of and Marie Josephe Hubin.

Laura’s paternal grandmother was Huguette Eugénie Pierrette Clerc (the daughter of Jeanne Marie Clerc). Huguette was born in Paris, France. Jeanne was the daughter of Pierre Jean Claude Maxime Clerc and Claudine Marie Joséphine Gros.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was Claude Marie Charles Eugénie Baye (the son of Ernest Félix Charles Baye and Aline Cécile Hortensia Poudras). Claude was born in Damery. Ernest was the son of Félix Ernest Baye/Bayle/Bale and Marie Augustine Zéolie Licourt. Aline was the daughter of Louis Joseph Eugène Poudras and Lucie Cécile Jacquet.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Denise Jeanne Aimée Coustet (the daughter of Joseph Emile Marie Coustet and Juliette Eugénie Courcel). Denise was born in Boulogne. Joseph was the son of Paul Emile Coustet and Joséphine Sophie Marie Jaussen. Juliette was the daughter of Denis Pierre Jules Courcel and Eugénie Fanny Blondelet, whose mother was Alsatian German.

Sources: Genealogy of Laura Smet –

Genealogy of Laura Smet (focusing on her father’s side) –

Family histories of Laura’s father –

Genealogy of Laura’s father –

Family history of Laura’s mother –

Genealogy of Laura’s mother –