John Mellencamp

by madman on December 30, 2016

Birth Name: John J. Mellencamp

Place of Birth: Seymour, Indiana, United States

Date of Birth: October 7, 1951

Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Welsh, French, remote Belgian (Flemish)

John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, painter, and actor.

John is the son of Marilyn Joyce (Lowe) and Richard Lee Mellencamp.

John’s paternal grandfather was Harry Perry Mellencamp (the son of Johann/John Herman/Henry Louis Mellencamp/Mollenkamp/Melloncamp and Caroline/Carolyn “Carrie” Mary Mackey). John’s great-grandfather Johann was born in Columbus, Indiana, to German parents, from Enger, Germany, Johann/John Herman Friedrich/Louis Mellencamp/Mollenkamp and Anna Maria Bramsche. Caroline was the daughter of John Henry Mackey, who was German, and of Anna Maria Angelica Munte, who was likely of German descent as well.

John’s paternal grandmother was Laura L. Noblitt (the daughter of John Franklin Noblitt and Martha Ella/Ellen Ehlers/Ellers/Ellerson/Ellis). John’s great-grandfather John Noblitt was the son of Joel Vandeveer Noblitt and Elizabeth Codey McCalister/McCallister, and had Irish, French, English, Scottish, and Belgian (Flemish) ancestry. Martha was the daughter of Frederick James Ehlers, who was German, and of Martha Phemlot.

John’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Harrell Lowe (the son of Joseph Heber Lowe and Mary Louisa Belnap). John’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Franklin, Idaho, to Scottish parents, Thomas Lowe and Eliza Galloway. Mary Louisa was the daughter of Gilbert Rosel Belnap, who was Canadian, and of Adaline Knight, and had English, and some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry.

John’s maternal grandmother was Bessie E. Lowry (the daughter of Charles Clinton Lowry and Cora Ethel Whitsett). Bessie had Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, and English, ancestry. Charles was the son of John Alvin Lowry and Martha Ellen Whitsitt. Cora was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Whitsett and Hannah Margaret Morrison.

Sources: Genealogy of John Mellencamp –

Genealogy of John Mellencamp (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Heber Lowe –

Genealogies of John’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Louisa Belnap –

Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Clinton Lowry –

Genealogy of John’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Whitsett (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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by Manila on December 8, 2016

Birth Name: Ellie Delvaux

Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: 19 February, 2000

*Belgian [Walloon] (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Blanche is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Her father, whose surname is “Delvaux”, is Walloon. Her mother, Carine Parady Langbord, is Jewish.

Blanche’s maternal grandfather was Abraham “Meme” Langbord (the son of Moshe Langbord and Yocheved Bernstein). Moshe was the son of Zvi Langbord. Yocheved was the daughter of Naphtali Bernstein.

Blanche’s maternal grandmother is Monique Faynsztein (the daughter of André Faynsztein and Irene Izraelita). André was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Benjamin Faynsztein and Chana Wachenberg, who were both killed during the Holocaust. Irene was also a Polish Jew, and was born in Charleroi, Wallonia, the daughter of Benjamin Leib Izraelita and Basia Gutreiman, who were also both killed during the Holocast.

Source: Genealogy of Blanche (focusing on her mother’s side) –


Eden Hazard

by madman on November 23, 2016

World Cup 2014

Birth Name: Eden Michael Hazard

Place of Birth: La Louvière, Wallonia, Belgium

Date of Birth: January 7, 1991

Ethnicity: Belgian (Walloon)

Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

Eden is the son of Carine and Thierry Hazard, both former footballers. His brothers, Thorgan Hazard and Kylian Hazard, are also professional footballers. He was raised in Braine-le-Comte, Belgium.

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Colin Tilley

by Manila on November 22, 2016

Birth Name: Colin Edward Tilley

Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1988

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish), Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Cornish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Colin Tilley is an American music video director, commercial director, and filmmaker. He is the son of Rebecca (Harrison) and Edward Colin Tilley.

Colin’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, William G. Tilley.

Colin’s paternal grandparents are Edward Goebel Tilley (the son of Goebel Edward Tilley and Corene Schoening, also known as Corinne Eleanore Schoening) and Barbara J./T. Colin’s great-grandfather Goebel Edward was the son of Benjamin Franklin Tilley and Rosalee Tucker. Corene was the daughter of Schoening and Ora C. M. B. Dunham.

Colin’s maternal grandparents are Allen Frederick Harrison (the son of Fred Harrison and Florence Gerry Allen) and Irene Orey. Colin’s great-grandfather Fred was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, the son of George Harrison and Ruth Pilkington. Florence was the daughter of Edwin E. Goodwich Allen and Canadian immigrant Charlotte Elizabeth “Lottie” Kenney, of Halton County (now Regional Municipality of Halton), Ontario.

Sources: Birth record of Colin Tilley –

Marriage record of Colin’s parents –

Colin’s paternal grandfather, Edward Goebel Tilley, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Colin’s paternal great-grandmother, Corene Schoening –

Birth record of Colin’s mother –

Colin’s maternal grandfather, Allen Frederick Harrison, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Clin’s maternal great-grandparents, Fred Harrison and Florence Gerry Allen –


Ronnie Nathanielsz

by Manila on November 13, 2016

Birth Name: Ronald Fredrick William Nathanielsz

Date of Birth: November 2, 1935

Place of Birth: Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

Date of Death: November 11, 2016

Place of Death: Burlingame, California, United States

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, Sri Lankan Tamil, remote Belgian (Flemish) and German, possibly remote Portuguese

Ronnie Nathanielsz was a Sri-Lanka-born Filipino sports journalist, commentator, and analyst. His father, George St. Elmo Nathanielsz, was of English and Tamil descent. His mother, Phyllis Ivy (La Brooy), was of Dutch, Tamil, and remote Belgian (Flemish) and German, descent. He was married to Remigia Luwalhati Abrenica.

Ronnie’s paternal grandparents were George Frederick William Nathanielsz (the son of George Edward Nathanielsz and Matilda Angelina Fernando) and Margaret Cherrington. Ronnie’s great-grandfather George was Tamil, and was the son of Zacchaeus Nathanielsz and Theodora Caterina Liyanage. Margaret was English.

Ronnie’s maternal grandfather was William Edwin La Brooy (the son of Charles William La Brooy and Lena Amelia Thomasz). Charles was the son of Edwin George Theodore La Brooy and Frances Agnes Maria Keith. Lena was the daughter of Francis Stephen Thomasz and Seraphina Gertruida Le Dulx.

Ronnie’s maternal grandmother was Erin Beatrice Williams (the daughter of Samuel John Williams and Ellen Adelaide Buultjens). Samuel was the son of John Bernard Williams and Harriet Cornelia Metzeling. Ellen was the daughter of John Buultjens and Emelia Felicia Ernst.

Ronnie’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Wilhelmina Cramer.

Sources: Genealogies of Ronnie Nathanielsz (focusing on his father’s side) –