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Mitch Landrieu

by follers on October 14, 2018

Birth Name: Mitchell Joseph Landrieu

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1960

Ethnicity: German, about 1/8th French, small amounts of Italian, Irish, and English

Mitch Landrieu is an American politician and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, from January 11, 2004 to May 3, 2010, Mayor of New Orleans, from May 3, 2010 to May 7, 2018, and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, from 2017 to 2018, among other duties.

He is the son of Verna Marie (Satterlee) and politician Moon Landrieu (born Maurice Edwin Landrieu), who was Mayor of New Orleans, from 1970 to 1978, and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from 1979 to 1981. His sister, Mary Landrieu, is also a politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Louisiana, from 1997 to 2015.

Mitch is married to attorney Cheryl Quirk, with whom he has five children.

Mitch’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Geoffrey Landrieu (the son of Victor Firmin Landrieu and Cyrintha/Cerentha Cleno Mackey). Joseph was born in Mississippi. Victor was born in France, and was the son of Geoffroy Stanislaus Landrieu, from Abbeville, and of Melanie Claude Eugenia LeMoine. Cyrintha was the daughter of William Clarence Mackey and Harriette/Harriet Margaret Claiborne.

Mitch’s paternal grandmother was Loretta Frances Bechtel (the daughter of August Rudolph Bechtel and Mary Rocker). Loretta was born in Louisiana, and was of German descent. August was the son of Frank Joseph Bechtel and Bertha Malwine Charlotte Gehrke. Mary was the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” Rocker and Anna/Ann Mary Dollinger.

Mitch’s maternal grandfather was Kent St. Elmo Satterlee (the son of William Crawford Satterlee and Lillie/Lilly Louise Lemke). Kent was born in Louisiana. William was the son of Jon/John Spencer Satterlee/Satterly and Virginia Barker. Lillie was the daughter of Frederick/Ferdinand “Fred” Lemke and Louisa/Louie Krämer.

Mitch’s maternal grandmother was Olga Helen Macheca (the daughter of Michael Macheca and Laverna Alberta Hartmann). Olga was born in Louisiana. Michael was evidently the biological son of Marietta Carvanna, and was raised by Giuseppe/Joseph Peter Mercieca/Macheca, who was Sicilian, and Brigette. Mitch’s great-grandmother Laverna was the daughter of Philip Heinrich/Henry Hartmann and Mary Louisa Burrus.

Sources: Genealogy of Mitch Landrieu – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Mitch Landrieu (through his sister, Mary Landrieu) – http://www.wargs.com

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Teri Wyble

by stlucas on October 14, 2018

Birth Name: Teri Anne Wyble

Place of Birth: Arnaudville, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 23, 1985

Ethnicity: Cajun/French, with small amounts of English and German

Teri Wyble is an American actress.

Teri is the daughter of Angela and Huey Wyble.

Teri’s paternal grandfather was Regis Wyble (the son of Edmond/Edmand Bernarde “LuLu” Wyble and Maria/Marie Lagrange). Regis was born in Louisiana. Edmond was born in Louisiana, the son of Edmond Wyble and Joachine Wyble. Maria was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Hyppolite/Hypotite Lagrange and Emelia Olivier.

Teri’s paternal grandmother was Georgia Kennison/Keneson (the daughter of Alcide Kennison and Alphia/Anthillia Dauterive/Dautreuil). Georgia was born in Louisiana. Alcide and Alphia were born in Louisiana.

Teri’s maternal grandfather was named Murphy Joseph Eusay, Sr.

Teri’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Robin (the daughter of Jules Robin and Bridgette/Bridget Artigue). Jules was born in Louisiana, the son of Felix Robin and Alicia Dekerlegand. Bridgette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Joseph Artigue and Marie Quebedeaux.

Sources: Death record and obituary of Teri’s paternal grandfather, Regis Wyble – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Teri’s maternal grandmother, Bernice (Robin) Eusay – http://www.webfh.com

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Tom Segura

by madman on September 13, 2018

Birth Name: Thomas W. Segura

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1979

Ethnicity:
*French-Canadian, Irish, English, Cajun/French, Spanish (father)
*Peruvian (mother)

Tom Segura is an American comedian, actor, and podcaster.

Tom has written:

I’m unequal parts French, Spanish, Peruvian, and Irish. The part of me that likes to smell your stinky stuff, I’m guessing that’s French.

Tom has also stated:

Now, as you can tell, I speak beautiful, perfect Spanish. And… It is to no credit of my own. My mother is Peruvian, and her English wasn’t good. So, she spoke to us in Spanish. And that’s how I picked up on Spanish. I get so many different reactions when people find out I speak Spanish. I either get completely incredulous people who are like, “Holy fuckin’ shit. I can’t believe what’s coming out of your mouth right now. I think I’m gonna piss my pants.” And I’m like, “I don’t speak Aramaic. I speak Spanish. Why is this…?” They’re like, “It’s not supposed to come outta you, bro.”

Tom’s mother is Peruvian. His paternal grandfather had Spanish and Cajun (French) ancestry on one side and British Isles/English on the other, and his paternal grandmother was of half French-Canadian and half Irish descent.

Tom is married to stand-up comedian and podcaster Christina Pazsitzky, with whom he has two children.

Tom’s paternal grandfather likely was Horatio Weston Segura (the son of Joseph Otto Segura and Mable/Mabel Weston). Joseph was born in Louisiana, the son of Odra Emmanuel Segura and Emethilde Broussard, and had Spanish and Cajun/French ancestry. Mable was the daughter of Horatio Stephen Weston and Elizabeth A. Wall, and was of British Isles descent.

Tom’s paternal grandmother likely was Jane Ann Nadeau (the daughter of Alexandre Thomas Nadeau and Cecilia Margaret Stack). Alexandre was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, the son of Jean Baptiste Nadeau and Mary Louise Drolet. Cecilia was the daughter of John King Stack, who was born in Duagh, County Kerry, Ireland, and of Jane Ann Brown, who was born in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, to an Irish father and a Welsh-born mother, who was likely of Irish descent.

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Ron Balicki

by stlucas on July 5, 2018

Diana Lee Inosanto and Ron Balicki – “Sinners & Saints” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Archlight Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ronald Joseph Balicki, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: September 2, 1963

Ethnicity:
*Polish (father)
*Cajun/French (mother)

Ron Balicki is an American actor, stuntman, and martial artist.

Ron is the son of Sylvia Ann (Thezan) and Ronald “Ron” Balicki, Sr. Ron’s father is of Polish descent. Ron’s mother has Cajun/French ancestry. Ron is married to actress, stuntwoman, and martial artist Diana Lee Inosanto, with whom he has two children.

Ron’s paternal grandfather likely is/was Edward Balicki (the son of Leopold Balicki and Karolina/Carolina Kowalczyk). Edward was born in Illinois. Leopold and Karolina were Polish.

Ron’s paternal grandmother likely is/was Jean Smalec (the daughter of Stanley Smalec and Anna Sliwa). Jean was born in Illinois. Stanley and Anna were Polish.

Ron’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Joseph Thezan (the son of Joseph E. Thézan and Ernestine Eugenie Rillieux). Edwin was born in Louisiana. Joseph was born in Louisiana, the son of Sidney Thézan and Rosella Deslonde. Ernestine was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Pierre Rillieux and Marie Louise Emclicerte.

Ron’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Mary Lafou. Ethel was born in Louisiana.

Sources: Birth record of Ron’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ron’s uncle (mother’s brother), Charles P. “Chuck” Thezan – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

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Trishelle Cannatella

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Trishelle Cannatella – Svedka Vodka’s “The Future of Reality TV” – Arrivals – Lexington Social House – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trishelle Elaine Cannatella

Place of Birth: Cut Off, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian, some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, distant German

Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality television personality, model, and actress.

Trishelle is the daughter of Sharon (Plaisance) and Andrew “Drew” Cannatella. Trishelle has a sister, Buffy. Her ancestry is Cajun/French/French-Canadian/Acadian, as well as approximately one eighth Italian (mostly Sicilian), some English, Irish, and Canary Islander Spanish, and distant German. Her Spanish ancestors include Joseph Cevallos/Cevalos, who was born, c. 1785, in the Canary Islands, Spain, the son of Domingo José Cavallos and Rita Elvira Ferron.

Trishelle is married to John Hensz.

Trishelle is a third cousin of actress Lacey Chabert. Trishelle’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Louis Sacerdos Chabert and Ernestine Eve LeFort, were also Lacey’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Trishelle’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Jerome Cannatella (the son of Joseph Paul Cannatella and Rose Lee Walker). Joseph was the son of Italian parents, Andrew J. Cannatella, from Palermo, Sicily, and Providence Licari, who was likely also from Sicily. Rose was the daughter of Leander Logan Walker and Katherine/Catherine E. Colston.

Trishelle’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Mae Orgeron (the daughter of Juan/John Joseph Orgeron and Lillian Marie “Lilia”/Lelia Kieff/Kiffe). Juan was the son of Joseph Eugene Orgeron and Rosela/Rosella Pauline Williams. Lillian was the daughter of Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff and Lucie Marie Chouest.

Trishelle’s maternal grandfather was Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. (the son of Horace Able/bel Plaisance and Virginia Ethna Orgeron). Dudley was born in Louisiana. Horace was born in Louisiana, the son of Napoleon Migno Plaisance and Françoise Marcelline Allemand. Virginia was the daughter of Paul Jean Orgeron and Augustine Marie Cantrelle.

Trishelle’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Frances Lorraine (the daughter of Arcene Alsindor/Alcindore Lorraine and Antoinette Lorenza Chabert). Yvonne was born in Louisiana. Arcene was born in Louisiana, the son of William Charles Lorraine, who was English, and of Philomene Marcelline “Melina” Bruce. Antoinette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Sacerdos/Sacerdose Chabert and Ernestine Eve Lefort.

Sources: Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Jerome Cannatella – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew J. Cannatella and Providence Licari – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae Orgeron (through Gloria’s own brother) – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Trishelle’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Mae (Orgeron) Cannatella – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Trishelle’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Gerisse/Garres/Keres/Harris Kiff/Kieff (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Trishelle’s mother – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Trishelle’s mother – http://files.usgwarchives.net

Genealogies of Trishelle’s maternal grandparents, Dudley Anthony “Bolo” Plaisance, Sr. and Yvonne Frances Lorraine – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Trishelle’s maternal grandmother, Yvonne Frances Lorraine (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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