Allie DeBerry

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Alexandra Danielle DeBerry

Place of Birth: Kingwood, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 26, 1994

Ethnicity: Czech/Bohemian (paternal grandmother), English, possibly other

Allie DeBerry is an American actress and singer.

Allie is the daughter of Cindy Kay (Haley) and William Thomas DeBerry III.

Allie’s paternal grandfather was William Thomas DeBerry II (the son of William Thomas DeBerry and Elois Mary Sheppard).

Allie’s paternal grandmother was Barbara/Barbra Ann Turek (the daughter of Otto Turek and Bessie Darilek). Otto was the son of Albert B. Turek, who was born in Austria, likely of Czech descent, and of Emilie Kosarek, who was born in Texas, to parents from Austria, also possibly of Czech descent. Bessie was the daughter of John A. Darilek and Agnes Machart, who were born in Texas, to parents from Bohemia/Czechoslovakia.

Allie’s maternal grandfather was Archie Hugh Haley (the son of Ceaphus Christopher Haley and Gladys Cooper).

Allie’s maternal grandmother was Sallie/Sally Jo Ann Crawford.

Sources: Birth record of Allie DeBerry –

Marriage record of Allie’s parents, William Thomas DeBerry III and Cindy Kay Haley –

Birth record of Allie’s father, William Thomas DeBerry III –

Birth record of Allie’s paternal grandfather, William Thomas DeBerry II –

Birth record of Allie’s paternal grandmother, Barbara/Barbra Ann Turek –

Allie’s paternal great-grandfather, Otto Turek, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Darilek, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Allie’s mother, Cindy Kay Haley –

Birth record of Allie’s maternal grandfather, Archie Hugh Haley –

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Terry McAuliffe

by madman on May 4, 2017

Birth Name: Terence Richard McAuliffe

Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1957

*75% Irish
*25% Bohemian (Czech)

Terry McAuliffe is an American politician and businessperson. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as Governor of Virginia, since January 11, 2014, and Chair of the National Governors Association, since July 16, 2016. He was previously Chair of the Democratic National Committee, from February 3, 2001 to February 12, 2005.

Terry is the son of Mildred Katherine “Millie” (Lonergan) and John Emmett “Jack” McAuliffe.

Terry’s paternal grandfather was Emmett Robert McAuliffe (the son of Thomas McAuliffe and Mary Ellen Herald). Thomas was Irish, the son of Bartholomew Eugene McAuliffe and Ellen Foley. Terry’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Ontario, Canada, to Irish parents, Dennis Herald and Margaret Denean.

Terry’s paternal grandmother was Mary Slattery. Mary was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Terry’s maternal grandfather Joseph J. Lonergan (the son of Patrick Lonergan and Kate Morton). Patrick was the son of Irish parents, James Lonergan and Ann Burke. Kate was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Terry’s maternal grandmother was Mildred “Millie” A. Riha (the daughter of Albin Riha and Anna Kozal). Mildred was Bohemian (Czech).

Source: Genealogy of Terry McAuliffe –

Terry’s father, John Emmett McAuliffe, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Terry’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Terry’s paternal grandfather, Emmett Robert McAuliffe, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Terry’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Terry’s maternal grandparents, Joseph J. Lonergan and Mildred “Millie” A. Riha –

Terry’s maternal grandmother, Mildred “Millie” A. Riha, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Mildred “Millie” A. Riha on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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Mika Brzezinski

by stlucas on April 8, 2017

Birth Name: Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 2, 1967

*Polish (father)
*Czech/Bohemian (mother)

Mika Brzezinski is an American television host, journalist, author, and political commentator.

Mika is the daughter of diplomat and political scientist Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski and sculptor Emelie Anna Benešová. Her father was National Security Advisor, from 1977 to 1981. Her siblings are Mark, a lawyer, and Ian, a foreign policy and militar affairs expert.

Mika’s father was born in Warsaw, Poland. Mika’s mother is originally from Geneva, Switzerland, of Czech ancestry.

Mika’s paternal grandparents were Tadeusz Brzeziński (the son of Kazimierz Brzeziński and Zofia Woroniecka) and Leonia Roman. Tadeusz was born in Złoczów, Poland (now Zolochiv, Ukraine). Kazimierz was the son of Kazimierz Brzeziński and Zuzanna Mayer. Zofia was the daughter of Maksymilian Woroniecki and Ernestyna Kropaczek.

Mika’s maternal grandparents were Bohuš Beneš (the son of Vaclav/Vojta Beneš and Emílie Řezáčová) and Emilie Zadna. Václav was the son of Matěj Beneš and Anna Petronila Benešová, who were originally from Plzeň, Bohemia.

One of Mika’s cousins is Canadian writer and journalist Matthew Brzezinski. Mika’s uncle (mother’s brother) is Czech-American mathematician Václav Edvard Beneš. Mika’s maternal great-grandfather Vaclav/Vojta’s brother was former President and Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, Edvard Beneš.

Source: Genealogy of Mika Brzezinski –

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands

by stlucas on March 18, 2017

Birth Name: Bethanie Lynn Mattek

Place of Birth: Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 23, 1985

Ethnicity: Czech/Bohemian, German, possibly other

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is an American professional tennis player.

Bethanie was born in Rochester, Minnesota, the daughter of Timothy “Tim” John Mattek and Heidi Lynn (Brunner). She has a sister, Allison, and two brothers, Chad and Andrew. They were raised between Neenah, Wisconsin, and Florida.

Her paternal grandparents were Elsie and John W. Mattek (the son of John Mattek and Celia). John Mattek’ was born in Wisconsin, to a Bohemian father, August Mattek, and a mother from Wisconsin, Minnie, whose parents were German. Celia was also born in Wisconsin, to Bohemian parents.

Bethanie’s mother’s surname is usually of German origin.

Bethanie’s parents are pictured here.

Bethanie is married to Justin Sands.


Obituary of Bethanie’s great-uncle (paternal grandfather’s brother), Floyd Mattek –

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Tori Praver

by stlucas on March 6, 2017

Birth Name: Victoria Syde Praver

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 4, 1987

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Italian, Norwegian, German, Czech/Bohemian, some Dutch (mother)

Tori Praver is an American model and swimwear fashion designer. She was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Lori J. (Boggio) and Stephen L. Praver. She had a brother, Ryan. Tori was raised in Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Tori is married to surfer, model, photographer, and independent filmmaker Danny Fuller. They have two children.

Tori’s paternal grandfather was Edwin Praver (the son of Albert Praver and Eve/Eva). The surname “Praver” can be traced back to Galicia (now Poland/Ukraine). Albert was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Eva was also born in New York, also to Russian Jews.

Tori’s paternal grandmother was Joan L. Rauch (the daughter of Benjamin G. Rauch and Syde). Benjamin was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents. Syde was also Jewish, and was born in New York, to a father from Russia and a mother from New York.

Tori’s maternal grandfather was Joseph” Joe” Louis Boggio. He had Italian ancestry.

Tori’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Ann Bergsrud (the daughter of Burton Andrew Bergsrud and Irma Zita Hinker). Burton was born in Iowa, to a Norwegian father, Hans Bergsrud, and a first-generation American mother, Anna G., whose parents hailed from Norway. Irma’s father, John Henry Huinker/Hinker, was born in Iowa, of mostly German, and some Dutch, descent, with German roots in North Rhine-Westphalia. Irma’s mother, Tori’s great-great-grandmother Rose, was born in Iowa, to Bohemian parents, Frederick Houdek and Kathryn Houska.

Sources: Birth certificate of Tori Praver –

Obituary of Tori’s brother, Ryan B. Praver –

Tori’s surname origin –

Engagement announcement of Tori’s paternal grandparents, Edwin Praver and Joan L. Rauch –

Tori’s paternal grandfather, Edwin Praver, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Tori’s paternal grandmother, Joan L. Rauch, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Tori’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” L. Boggio –

Genealogy of Tori’s mother’s family –

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