Croatian

Christian Yelich

by bablah on June 20, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Stephen Yelich

Place of Birth: Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 5, 1991

Ethnicity:
*likely Croatian (father)
*Japanese, German, English, Danish, Scottish, remote Dutch (mother)

Christian Yelich is an American professional baseball left fielder.

Christian’s maternal grandfather is Mineo Dan Oda. Mineo is Japanese.

Christian’s maternal grandmother is Bonnie Lynn Gehrke (the daughter of Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer). Clarence was an American football player, and was the son of Fred Richard Gehrke and Augusta Tichelmann, who were born in Königsberg, Germany, then in Russia. Marilyn was the daughter of Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer and Vera Mariger.

Sources: Birth record of Christian’s maternal grandfather, Mineo Dan Oda – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Christian’s maternal great-grandparents, Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gehrke – https://www.findagrave.com

Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gherke, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Christian’s maternal great-grandmother, Marilyn Palmer, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Christian’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer, on the 1900 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vera Mariger – https://www.findagrave.com

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Peri Gilpin

by stlucas on June 17, 2017

Peri Gilpin – “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Los Angeles Premiere – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Peri Kay Oldham

Place of Birth: Waco, McLennan, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 27, 1961

Ethnicity: Croatian (paternal grandmother), English, German, Irish

Peri Gilpin is an American actress.

Peri is the daughter of Sandra Jo (Hauck) and reporter Jim O’Brien (born James Franklin Oldham). Peri has a sister, Patti. Peri was raised in Dallas, Texas, by her mother and stepfather, Allen W. Gilpin, Jr., from the age of eight.

Peri’s paternal grandfather was William Howell Oldham (the son of William Frank Oldham and Nelle/Nellie Jane Evans). Peri’s great-grandfather William was the son of James Thomas Oldham and Nancy Ann Leeper. Peri’s great-grandmother Nelle was the daughter of Abe L. Evans and Laura Campbell.

Peri’s paternal grandmother was Frances Catherine Sodick/Sodich (the daughter of John Sodich and Mary Sablich/Sobrich). John and Mary were born in either Austria or Yugoslavia (likely Croatia).

Peri’s maternal grandfather was Elwood Earl Hauck (the son of Aubrey Earl Hauck and Annie Mae Shuck). Aubrey was the son of Paul Hauck, who was German, and of Josephine Clark. Annie was the daughter of Thomas Wilson Shuck and Ada Mae Barrett.

Peri’s maternal grandmother was Lelia Mae Baldwin (the daughter of Keene McKnight Baldwin and Lelia Bennett Sink). Keene was the son of Phillip Baldwin and Sarah Sparks Dodson. Peri’s great-grandmother Lelia was the daughter of Charles F. Sink and Mittie Lee Johnson.

Sources: Birth record of Peri Gilpin – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Peri’s father, James Franklin Oldham – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Peri’s paternal grandfather, William Howell Oldham – http://www.findagrave.com

Birth record of Peri’s paternal grandfather, William Howell Oldham – http://www.familysearch.org

Peri’s paternal grandmother, Frances Catherine Sodick/Sodich, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Peri’s mother, Sandra Jo Hauck – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Peri’s maternal grandfather, Elwood Earl Hauck – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Peri’s maternal grandmother, Lelia Mae Baldwin – http://www.findagrave.com

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Shaun Sipos

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Atmosphere – 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Award Season Tea Party Photo Credit: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: October 30, 1981

Ethnicity: Croatian, possibly other

Shaun Sipos is a Canadian actor. One of Shaun’s sisters, Jessica, is also an actor.

Shaun’s father is Croatian and was raised in Croatia.

Source: http://www.twitter.com

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Alaina Huffman

by stlucas on May 28, 2017

Birth Name: Alaina Lindsay Kalanj

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: April 17, 1980

Ethnicity: Croatian, possibly other

Alaina Huffman is a Canadian actress and model. Alaina was previously married to John Henry Huffman IV. They have four children.

Alaina has stated that she has Croatian ancestry.

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Dave Filoni

by stlucas on May 24, 2017

Birth Name: David C. Filoni

Place of Birth: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 7, 1974

Ethnicity:
*50% Italian
*25% Croatian
*25% English

Dave Filoni is an American animation director, film director and animator, voice actor, television writer, and television producer.

Dave is the son of Patricia Ann (Priselac) and Albert Lawrence Filoni. Dave’s father was of Italian ancestry. Dave’s mother is of Croatian and English descent.

Dave’s paternal grandfather was Albert “Batto” Filoni (the son of Michele “Mike” Filoni and Teresa Biondi). Albert was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Dave’s paternal grandmother was Amelia Dalaidi (the daughter of Lawrence Dalaidi and Margaret Sottano). Amelia was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Dave’s maternal grandfather was Edward M. Priselac (the son of Mato/Matthew M. Priselac and Anna “Annie” Sadler). Mato was born in Kamanje, Croatia, and was the son of Matthew Priselac and Barbara Blazena/Blažina. Anna was likely also Croatian, and was the daughter of George Sadler and Mary.

Dave’s maternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Dixon (the daughter of Ansor/Anson Vanleer Dixon and Evelyn M. Tennant). Ansor was the son of Arthur Overend Dixon, who was English, and of Mary Melissa Hartman. Evelyn was the daughter of George Tennant/Tenant, Sr. and Elizabeth, who were English.

Sources: Obituary of Dave’s father, Albert Lawrence Filoni – http://www.legacy.com

Dave’s paternal great-grandparents, Michele “Mike” Filoni and Teresa Biondi, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Dave’s paternal grandmother, Amelia (Dalaidi) Filoni – http://www.legacy.com

Dave’s paternal great-grandparents, Lawrence Dalaidi and Margaret Sottano, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dave Filoni (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Dave’s uncle (mother’s brother), Paul Edward Priselac – http://www.legacy.com

Dave’s maternal grandfather, Edward M. Priselac, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Dave’s maternal grandfather, Edward M. Priselac – http://www.obitcentral.com

U.S. Passport application of Dave’s maternal great-grandfather, Mato/Matthew M. Priselac – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Dave’s maternal great-grandfather, Mato/Matthew M. Priselac – http://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Dave’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna “Annie” (Sadler) Priselac – http://www.findagrave.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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