Alsatian

Lisa Ann Walter

by stlucas on September 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 3, 1963

Ethnicity:
*German [including Alsatian] (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Lisa Ann Walter is an American actress, comedian, writer, and film producer.

Lisa is the daughter of Catherine Gloria (Pompa/Pampa) and Louis Simon Walter. Lisa’s father was born in New York, to ethnic German parents from France. Lisa’s mother was also born in New York, and has Italian/Sicilian roots.

Lisa has four children, including two with her former husband, actor Sam Baum.

Lisa’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Simon Walter (the son of Louis Walter and Marie Riosh). Joseph was born in Rosheim, Grand Est/Alsace, France, to a father from France and a mother from Germany.

Lisa’s paternal grandmother was Stephanie/Stephenie Ferrenbach/Fehrenbach (the daughter of Adolf Ferrenbach/Fehrenbach and Stephanie Riffel). Lisa’s grandmother Stephanie was also born in France, of German descent.

Lisa’s maternal grandfather was likely Domenico/Dominick Pompa/Pampa (the son of Antonio/Antonino Pompa and Caterina/Catherine Lagrutta/Lagrotta). Domenico was born in New York, to parents from Italy. Antonio was the son of Luigi Pompa and Rosa Maria Sacchetti. Caterina was the daughter of Domenico Lagrutta/Lagrotta and Cicilia Russo.

Lisa’s maternal grandmother was likely Vincenza Mansuetta/Mansueto (the daughter of Francisco Mansueto and Clotilde/Clatilda Venetti/Vinetti). Vincenza was born in New York, to parents from Italy. Francisco was the son of Yante/Santo Mansueto and Vincenza Spinelli.

Sources: http://articles.mcall.com
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Marriage record of Lisa’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Lisa’s father – http://www.washingtonpost.com

Marriage record of Lisa’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Simon Walter and Stephanie/Stephenie Ferrenbach/Fehrenbach – http://www.familysearch.org

Lisa’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Simon Walter and Stephanie/Stephenie Ferrenbach/Fehrenbach, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Lisa’s paternal step-grandmother, Barbara Schmitt – http://grayparkerfuneralhome.com

Possibly Lisa’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of possibly Lisa’s maternal grandparents, Domenico/Dominick Pompa/Pampa and Vincenza Mansuetta/Mansueto – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of possibly Lisa’s maternal grandfather, Domenico/Dominick Pompa/Pampa – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of possibly Lisa’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonio/Antonio Pompa and Caterina/Catherine Lagrutta/Lagrotta – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of possibly Lisa’s maternal great-grandparents, Francisco Mansueto and Clotilde/Clatilda Venetti/Vinetti – http://www.familysearch.org

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Feist

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Feist – WITNESS’ 20th Anniversary Focus for Change Benefit – Roseland Ballroom – New York City, NY, USA –  Photo Credit: Marco Sagliocco / PR Photos

Birth Name: Leslie Feist

Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Birth: February 13, 1976

Ethnicity: German [including Alsatian], English, Irish, possibly other

Feist is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Feist is the daughter of Lyn and Harold Elmer Feist. Feist’s father is American, and is mostly of German, English, and Irish descent. Feist’s mother is from Saskatchewan, Canada. Feist has a brother, Ben, and they were raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Calgary, Alberta. Feist has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship.

Feist’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Frank Feist (the son of Frank Joseph Feist, Jr. and Mabel Charlotte Fulton).

Feist’s great-grandfather Frank was the son of Frank Joseph Feist, Sr., who was from Baden, Germany, and of Mary Agnes Hildenbrandt, whose own parents were German. Feist’s great-grandmother Mabel was the daughter of Martin John Fulton, whose father was from France, and of Sophie Borsch, whose own father was from either Germany or France.

Feist’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Frances Cronan (the daughter of George Leslie Cronan and Etta Mae Benjamin). George was the son of Daniel Webster Cronan, whose parents, Patrick Cronan and Ellen Kelley, were Irish, and of Vina/Vienna Agnes Weller.

Sources: http://www.haroldfeist.com

Birth record of Feist’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Feist’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Frank Feist, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Feist’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Frances Cronan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Wally Pfister

by stlucas on September 1, 2017

Birth Name: Walter C. Pfister

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

Date of Birth: July 8, 1961

Ethnicity: German [including Alsatian], Irish, possibly English and French-Canadian

Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and director.

Wally is the son of Patricia Ann (Conway) and Walter J. “Wally” Pfister, Jr. Wally was raised in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. His daughter is actress Claire Julien.

Wally’s father has German ancestry. Wally’s mother is mostly of Irish and German (including Alsatian), and possibly some English and French-Canadian, descent.

Wally’s paternal grandfather was Walter J. Pfister, Sr. (the son of Adolph Joseph Pfister and Emma Anna Vogl). Adolph was the son of German parents, Casper Pfister and Catherine/Katharina Demgen/Daemchen. Emma was also the daughter of German parents, Franz Vogl and Anna Kreutzer.

Wally’s paternal grandmother was Helen E. Jung (the daughter of Otto Jung and Meta Emilie Steimle). Otto was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Saxony, Germany, Jacob Jung and Eleonore Wilke. Meta was also born in Wisconsin, to parents from Germany, Joseph Steimle and Margarethe Huss.

Wally’s maternal grandfather was James Patrick Conway (the son of Peter Conway and Mary M. Cota). Peter was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland. Mary was born in Iowa, to a father from Canada, John Cota, and a mother from Wisconsin, Mary P.

Wally’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Ellen Vogel (the daughter of Herman J. Vogel and Elizabeth/Elisabeth M. Wildman). Herman was born in Iowa, to a father from Alsace-Lorraine (now France) and a mother from Germany. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jerrey/Jair Wildman and Mary, whose own parents were German.

Sources: Wally’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Wally’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Wally’s paternal great-grandparents, Adolph Joseph Pfister and Emma Anna Vogl – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Wally’s paternal great-grandparents, Otto Jung and Meta Emilie Steimle – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Wally’s aunt (mother’s sister), Maureen M. “Cookie” (Conway) Rowe – http://lacrossetribune.com

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Betsy Brandt

by stlucas on August 29, 2017

Birth Name: Betsy Ann Brandt

Place of Birth: Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1973

Ethnicity: German [including Alsatian], English, Irish, Polish

Betsy Brandt is an American actress.

Betsy is the daughter of Janet J. (Wirbel/Wirbul) and Gary Brandt. Betsy’s father is mostly of German and English, along with some Irish, descent. Betsy’s mother has German (including Alsatian) and Polish roots.

Betsy’s paternal grandfather was Edward Robert Brandt (the son of Julius Robert Brandt and Augusta Stark/Storck). Edward was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from either Russia or Germany, who were both of German descent.

Betsy’s paternal grandmother was Maud/Maude May Knight (the daughter of William Malcolm/Malcom Knight and Anna Barbara Dietlein). William was the son of Adam Clark Knight and Calista Rolizza Mosher. Anna was the daughter of Johann Vitus Dietlein and Eva Margaretha Lang, who were from Bavaria, Germany.

Betsy’s maternal grandfather was Louis J. “Louie” Wirbel/Wirbul (the son of Jacob Wirbel/Wirbul and Lena Huber). Jacob was born in Germany, the son of Peter Wirbel and Margaret Spercher.. Lena was born in Alsace-Lorraine (now part of France), the daughter of Eigen Huber and Anna M. Treik.

Betsy’s maternal grandmother was Sadie Julia Luptowski (the daughter of Joseph Martin Luptowski and Mary Goik/Goyk). Joseph was the son of Anthony Luptowski and Susan “Susie” Ringwelski/Ryzalski, who were from either Poland or Germany. Mary was the daughter of Paul Goyk and Julia Haas, who were also from either Poland or Germany.

Sources: http://www.mlive.com

Betsy’s father, Gary Brandt, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Betsy’s mother, Janet J. (Wirbel/Wirbul), on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Betsy’s paternal grandparents – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Betsy’s paternal grandfather, Edward Robert Brandt, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Betsy’s great-aunt (paternal grandfather’s sister), Violet Esther (Brandt) Kernstock – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Betsy’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Wirbel/Wirbul and Lena Huber – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Betsy’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Martin Luptowski and Mary Goik/Goyk – http://www.familysearch.org

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Janet Leigh

by bablah on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Janett Helen Morrison

Date of Birth: July 6, 1927

Place of Birth: Merced, California, United States

Date of Death: October 3, 2004

Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, remote French (father)
*Danish (mother)

Janet Leigh was an American actress, singer, dancer and author.

She is the mother of actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, with her former husband, actor Tony Curtis. Janet is the daughter of Helen Lita (Westergaard) and Frederick/Fred Robert Morrison. She was married to stockbroker Robert Brandt, until her death.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was John Beauregard Morrison (the son of McHenry Henry Morrison and Susan Ellen/Eliza Tichenor/Titchenal). McHenry was the son of Miles Morrison and Catherine Griggs. Susan was the daughter of William Herbert Titchenal and Sarah Ann Dickason.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was Katharine/Katherina/Katherine Francis/Frances Reeb (the daughter of George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker). George was born in Zutzendorf Bas-Rhin, France, to an ethnic German family, and was the son of Johann Theobald Reeb and Margaretha Elizabetha Hanns. Rosina was born in Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent.

Janet’s maternal grandparents were Wilhelm/William Marius/Marios Anders Westergaard and Lita Olga Gordia Magelia Kofoed/Coffee (the daughter of Peter Lucius/Lucias Kofoed/Kofod/Coffee and Laura Margrethe/Margarethe Kristine/Christina Larsen). Wilhelm and Lita were Danish. Peter was born on the island Bornholm, the son of Peder Kofoed Jensen and Eline Jacobine Wiinberg.

Sources: Genealogies of Janet Leigh – https://www.geni.com
https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Janet Leigh (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Janet’s maternal great-grandparents, George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Janet’s maternal great-grandparents, Peter Lucius/Lucias Kofoed/Kofod/Coffee and Laura Margrethe/Margarethe Kristine/Christina Larsen – https://www.familysearch.org

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