Dominic Thiem

by Mixed Kidd on July 24, 2018

Place of Birth: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Date of Birth: 3 December, 1993

Ethnicity: Austrian

Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player. He has won ten singles titles on the ATP Tour. He is the son of Karin and Wolfgang Thiem.

Photo by Belish/


Brooke Elliott

by stlucas on June 24, 2018

Brooke Elliott – “Drop Dead Diva” Season 2 Celebration and DVD Signing with Brooke Elliott in New York City on June 4, 2010 – Midtown – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: black dress, long wavy brown hair – 0 – – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Brooke Kathleen Elliott

Place of Birth: Fridley, Anoka, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: November 16, 1974

Ethnicity: English, Austrian, German, Irish, some Dutch

Brooke Elliott is an American actress and singer.

Brooke is the daughter of Kathleen Mary (Hoffmann) and Robert Charles Elliott. Brooke has a sister, Jamie, and a brother, Adam.

Brooke’s paternal grandfather was named Paul Elliott.

Brooke’s paternal grandmother was Bertha Agnes “Bea” Hircy (the daughter of Charles Hircy and Augusta Mikisch). Bertha was born in Missouri, to parents from Austria, with Charles being from Jennersdorf, Burgenland.

Brooke’s maternal grandfather was Raymond F. Hoffmann (the son of Walter G. Hoffmann and Verna L. Cronkhite). Raymond was born in Illinois. Walter was the son of John Hoffmann, who was German, and of Mary Stefler. Verna was the daughter of Frank A. Cronkhite and Mary Frances Farrell.

Brooke’s maternal grandmother is/was named Margaret Carroll.

Sources: Birth record of Brooke Elliott –

Obituary of Brooke’s father –

Obituary of Brooke’s mother –

Obituary of Brooke’s maternal grandfather, Raymond F. Hoffmann –


Chase Bryant

by stlucas on June 24, 2018

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

Birth Name: Chase Spencer Yaklin

Place of Birth: Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 9, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Austrian, German, Swiss-German, Scottish

Chase Bryant is an American singer and songwriter.

Chase is the son of Durhonda “Rhonda” Kaye (Bryant) and Bert Edward Yaklin.

Chase’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Bernard Yaklin (the son of Leo August Yaklin and Antonia Hempen). Ralph was born in Texas. Leo was born in Michigan, the son of Joseph Yaklin, who was from Austria, and of Christine Keeler, who was of German and Swiss-German descent. Antonia was born in Illinois, the daughter of German parents.

Chase’s paternal grandmother was Clara Jane Batts (the daughter of Joseph W. “Joe” Batts and Mary W. Poss/Posse). Clara was born in Texas. Mary’s parents were from Germany and Scotland.

Chase’s maternal grandfather was Jimmy Alvin Bryant (the son of Park Hohner Bryant and Ruby Faye Hock). Park was the son of George H. Bryant and Della Mae Minshew. Ruby was the daughter of Columbus Walter Hock and Ruby Stevens.

Chase’s maternal grandmother is/was named Della Emmie Brooks.

Sources: Birth record of Chase Bryant –

Birth record of Chase’s father –

Birth record of Chase’s mother –


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.

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Obituary of Bryan’s father –

Genealogy of Bryan’s mother –


John Shiban

by stlucas on June 14, 2018

07/30/2012 – John Shiban – AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” Season 2 Premiere – Arrivals – Paley Center for Media – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: John J. Shiban

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 8, 1962

*Syrian (father)
*Austrian, Danish, English, Irish (mother)

John Shiban is an American television writer, director, and producer.

John is the son of Ramona Marie (Wustner) and John Roosevelt Shiban. His father was of Syrian descent. His mother had Austrian, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. John is married to Janet, with whom he has a son.

John’s paternal grandparents were John Shiban and Anna. John and Anna were born in Syria.

John’s maternal grandfather was Lorenz Josef Wustner (the son of Franz Josef Wustner and Sophia Dorothea Paulsen). Lorenz was born in North Dakota. Franz was born in Austria, the son of Lorenz Wustner and Rosina Mangeng. Sophia was born in Vamdrup, Denmark.

John’s maternal grandmother was named Rubie Hines/Haines Ward (who likely was the daughter of Roy Otis Ward and Katherine Delnore Madigan). Roy was born in Iowa, the son of William W. Ward and Ella Letitia Haines. Katherine was born in Canada.

Sources: Birth record of John Shiban –

John’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of John’s mother –

Obituary of John’s uncle (mother’s brother), Lorenz Franz “Larry” Wustner –