Kris Kobach

by follers on August 16, 2018

Birth Name: Kris William Kobach

Place of Birth: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 26, 1966

*50% Norwegian
*37.5% Polish
*12.5% Belgian-German

Kris Kobach is an American politician. A Republican, he has been Secretary of State of Kansas, since January 10, 2011. He was previously Chair of the Kansas Republican Party, from January 28, 2007 to January 31, 2009.

He is a fourth-generation American. All sixteen of Kris’s great-great-grandparents were born in Europe.

He is married to Heather Mannschreck, with whom he has five children.

Kris’s paternal grandfather was Joseph J. Koback/Kobach (the son of Thomas Leo Koback and Anna Wojciechowski). Joseph was born in Wisconsin. Thomas was born in Indiana, the son of Polish parents, Jacob Martin Koback and Apolonia “Polly”/”Pauline” Czybick. Anna was born in Wisconsin, also to Polish parents, Wawrzyniec “Lawrence” Wojciechowski and Marcyanna/Marciana/Marianna Mary Landowski.

Kris’s paternal grandmother was Eleanore G. Schuweiler (the daughter of Louis Peter Schuweiler and Susan/Susanne Elizbaeth Danielski/Daniels). Eleanore was born in Wisconsin. Louis was born in Wisconsin, to a Belgian father, Charles Schuweiler, and to a German mother, Margaret Sossong. Susan was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Polish parents, Franciszek Danielski and Franciszka Peck.

Kris’s maternal grandfather was John E. Iverson (the son of Samuel Iverson and Guri Marta Mikkelson). John was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents.

Kris’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Birthine Johnson (the daughter of Edward T./F. Johnson and Carrie J. “Kari” Enerson). Minnie was born in Wisconsin. Edward was born in Iowa, the son of Norwegian parents, Thomas E. Johnson and Martha Nast, who was from Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke. Carrie was Norwegian.

Sources: Kris’s paternal grandfather, Joseph J. Koback/Kobach, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kris’s paternal grandmother, Eleanore G. Schuweiler, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Kris’s maternal grandparents, John E. Iverson and Minnie Birthine (Johnson) Iverson –

Kris’s maternal grandfather, John E. Iverson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kris’s maternal grandmother, Minnie Birthine Johnson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Cameron Douglas

by madman on August 5, 2018

Cameron Douglas – 7th Annual Legacy of Vision Gala – Arrivals and Inside – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cameron Morrell Douglas

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 13, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Swiss, French, English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, Belgian

Cameron Douglas is an American actor and writer. He is the son of producer Diandra de Morrell Luker and actor and producer Michael Douglas.

Cameron’s father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his own father’s side, and of English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, Belgian, and French descent on his own mother’s. Cameron’s mother has been described as “the daughter of a Swiss-American diplomatic father and an Anglo-French mother.”

Cameron’s paternal grandfather is actor, director, producer, and author Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; the son of Herschel “Harry” Danielovitch (aka) Demsky and Bryna Sanglel). Kirk was born in New York, to Belarusian Jewish parents.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother was actress Diana Dill (born Diana Love Dill; the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill and Ruth Rapalje Neilson). Diana was born in Devonshire, Bermuda. Cameron’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Devonshire, and was Attorney General of Bermuda, a Member of the Parliament of Bermuda (MCP), and a commanding officer of the Bermuda Militia Artillery. Thomas was the son of Thomas Newbold Dill, a merchant, an MCP for Devonshire Parish, a Member of the Legislative Council and an Assistant Justice, and Mayor of the City of Hamilton; and of Mary Lea Smith. Cameron’s great-grandmother Ruth was born in New Jersey, to a family that had lived in the United States for many generations, and was the daughter of the daughter of Nicholas Bayard Neilson and Sarah Gifford Chapman.


Genealogies of Cameron Douglas (focusing on his father’s side) –

Cameron’s paternal grandfather, Kirk Douglas (then Isadore Demsky), on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Cameron’s paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Rapalje Neilson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Cameron’s paternal great-grandparents, Nicholas Bayard Neilson and Sarah Gifford Chapman –


Jessy Schram

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jessy Schram – Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour – Arrivals – The Tournament House – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jessica Mayfair Schram

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

Date of Birth: May 15, 1986

*31.25% German
*25% Lithuanian
*12.5% Dutch
*12.5% Belgian [Flemish]
*12.5% English
*6.25% Irish

Jessy Schram is an American actress.

Jessy is the daughter of Kristie M. (Verstraete) and John Schram. Her father is of Lithuanian, German, and Irish descent. Her mother has Dutch, Flemish Belgian, German, and English ancestry.

Jessy’s paternal grandfather was Walter A. Schram (the son of Alfred Peter Schram and Kathryn L. Hoyd/Hoye). Walter was born in Wisconsin. Alfred was born in Illinois, the son of John Schram, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Frances Sadler, whose parents were also German. Kathryn was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Simon Hoye, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents, and of Anna Mary Kretschmer, whose parents were German.

Jessy’s paternal grandmother was Minnie C. Peredna (the daughter of Walter J. Peredna and Anele “Nellie” Sluzas). Minnie was born in Illinois. Walter and Anele were from Lithuania.

Jessy’s maternal grandfather was Florent H. “Red” Verstraete (the son of Florent Gustaf Verstraete and Rosina L. Vrielynch). Jessy’s grandfather Florent was born in Indiana. Jessy’s great-grandfather Florent was born in the Netherlands, the son of Edward Verstraete and Juliana Van Hoyfe. Rosina was born in Belgium, the daughter of Edmund Vrielynch and Mary de Jaeger.

Jessy’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Jeanne/Jeannene Held (the daughter of William August Held and May Fair Hyde). Yvonne was born in Illinois. William was born in Michigan, the son of German parents, Carl Held and Ida Wenzel. May Fair was born in Mississippi, to a father from England and a mother from Mississippi.

Sources: Obituary of Jessy’s paternal grandmother, Minnie C. (Peredna) Schram –

Obituary of Jessy’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), John J. Peredna –

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal grandfather, Florent H. “Red” Verstraete –

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal great-grandfather, William A. Held –


Iain De Caestecker

by madman on July 5, 2018

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Date of Birth: 29 December, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, likely Belgian

Iain De Caestecker is a Scottish actor. He is the son of Linda De Caestecker, a medical doctor.

His surname is often found in Belgium.

Photo by kathclick/

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Birth Name: Anthony Henri Vanden Borre

Place of Birth: Likasi, Zaire

Date of Birth: 24 October, 1987

*Belgian (father)
*Congolese (mother)

Anthony Vanden Borre is a Belgian footballer. Born in Likasi, Zaire, to a Belgian father and a Congolese mother, he moved to Belgium at early age.