Joakim Brodén

by Manila on October 11, 2018

Sabaton – Metalfest Open Air 2011 – Czech Republic – Day 3 – Plzen – Lochotin Cirque – Czech Republic – Keywords: Joakim Broden, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback, Daniel Myhr, Rikard Sunden, Par Sundstrom Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: radim rotek / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Falun, Dalarna, Sweden

Date of Birth: 5 October, 1980

*Swedish (father)
*Czech (mother)

Joakim Brodén is a Swedish-Czech musician. He is the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and occasional guitarist of the power metal band Sabaton.

His father, Ulf Olof Brodén, is Swedish, also from Falun. His mother, Anna (Holečeková), is Czech.

Joakim’s paternal grandfather was Bengt Olof Brodén (the son of Johan Arvid Gustafsson Brodén and Ellen Josefina Sätterholm). Bengt was born in Gävle, Gävleborg. Johan was the son of Gustaf Persson and Carin Ersdotter. Ellen was the daughter of Carl Petter Sätterholm and Maria Olsdotter Sjöström.

Joakim’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Viktoria Eriksson (the daughter of Gustaf Sigfrid Eriksson and Anna Josefina Åkerlind). Elsie was born in Östervåla, Västmanland. Gustaf was the son of Erik Ersson and Stina Cajsa, Palmgren. Anna was the daughter of Erik Åkerlind and Carin Ersdotter.

Sources: Genealogy of Joakim Brodén –

Genealogy of Joakim’s paternal grandfather, Bengt Olof Brodén (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Baptismal record of Joakim’s paternal great-grandmother, Ellen Josefina Sätterholm –

Baptismal record of Joakim’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Petter Sätterholm –

Baptismal record of Joakim’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria Olsdotter Sjöström –

Genealogy of Joakim’s paternal grandmother, Elsie Viktoria (Eriksson) Brodén –

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Maria Thayer

by stlucas on October 11, 2018

Maria Thayer – 2018 Turner Upfront – Arrivals – One Penn Plaza – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Ted Turner, Entertainment, Sports & News television Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – – Photo Credit: Michael Sherer /

Birth Name: Maria Christina Thayer

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 30, 1975

Ethnicity: German, 1/8th Czech, possibly other

Maria Thayer is an American actress and comedian.

Maria is the daughter of Catherine and Thomas Thayer. She was raised in Boring, Oregon, and Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Maria’s maternal grandfather was Rudolf/Rudolph Carl Lehfeldt (the son of Ludwig Carl “Louie” Lehfeldt and Julia Stafeck/Staffek). Rudolf was born in Montana. Ludwig was born in Germany. Julia was born in New York, to parents from Bohemia, with her mother being Barbara/Barbra Benesh.

Maria’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Sophia Raddatz (the daughter of John Gustav “Gus” Raddatz and Maria Caroline Batzlaff). Margaret was born in Minnesota. John was born in Germany, the son of August Friedrich Raddatz and Albertina Swanke. Maria was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Friedrich Henry Batzlaff and Henrietta Arndt.

Sources: Obituary of Maria’s uncle (mother’s brother), Richard W. Lehfeldt –


Jeremy Shada

by stlucas on September 30, 2018

Birth Name: Jaden Jeremy Shada

Place of Birth: Boise, Idaho, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1997

Ethnicity: German, English, 1/16th Czech, possibly other

Jeremy Shada is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and musician.

Jeremy is the son of Linda and Dean Shada. Jeremy’s brothers, Zach and Josh, are also actors.

Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Forrest Frederick Shada (the son of Curtis F. Shada and Sylvia Blanche Dye). Forrest was born in Minnesota. Curtis was born in Minnesota, the son of Francis T. “Frank” Shada, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Henrietta Josephine Schwab, whose parents were ethnic Germans, from France and Germany. Sylvia was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Perry Dye and Margaret.

Jeremy’s paternal grandmother is/was named Mary Lou Todd.

Source: Marriage record of Jeremy’s paternal grandparents, Forrest Frederick Shada and Mary Lou Todd –

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Thomas F. Bayard

by follers on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Thomas Francis Bayard

Date of Birth: October 29, 1828

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Death: September 28, 1898

Place of Death: Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, Scottish, distant Belgian, German, French, and Swedish, 1/128th Bohemian Czech

Thomas F. Bayard was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from March 4, 1869 to March 6, 1885, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, from October 10, 1881 to October 13, 1881, U.S. Secretary of State, from March 7, 1885 to March 6, 1889, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., from June 22, 1893 to March 17, 1897.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1876, 1880, and 1884.

Thomas was the son of Anne (Francis) and James A. Bayard, Jr. (James Ashton Bayard), who was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1851 to 1864, and from 1867 to 1869. His uncle, Richard H. Bayard, was also a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1836 to 1839, and 1841 to 1845, and Chief Justice of Delaware, from 1839 to 1841.

Thomas was married to Louise Lee, until her death. The couple had twelve children, including Thomas F. Bayard Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1922 to 1929. He married into the du Pont family. Thomas (Sr.) later married Mary Willing Clymer, the granddaughter of socialite Mary Willing Clymer. She was Thomas’s second cousin.

Thomas’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Nicholas Bayard, who was born, c. 1551, in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was lawyer and politician James A. Bayard (James Asheton Bayard, the son of Dr. James Asheton Bayard and Ann Hodge). Thomas’s grandfather James was born in Pennsylvania, and was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1804 to 1813. Thomas’s great-grandfather James was the son of James Bayard and Mary Asheton. Thomas’s great-great-uncle was John Bayard, a merchant, soldier, and statesman, who was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Congress of the Confederation, in 1785 and 1786.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Ann (Nancy) Bassett (the daughter of Richard Bassett and Ann Ennals). Richard was a Democratic politician, who was one of the first U.S. Senators from Delaware, from 1789 to 1793, and Governor of Delaware, from 1799 to 1801. Richard was the son of Arnold Bassett and Judith Thompson. Judith’s own great-grandfather was explorer, merchant and cartographer Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor, from 1660 to 1686, who was a Czech emigrant, from Prague.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Willing Francis (the son of Tench Francis, Jr. and Ann Willing). Thomas’s grandfather Thomas was born in Pennsylvania. Tench was a merchant, lawyer, and agent for the family of Pennsylvania founder William Penn. Tench the son of Tench Francis, a prominent lawyer, who was likely born in Ireland, and of Elizabeth Turbutt/Turbitt. Ann was the daughter of Charles Willing, a merchant, trader, and politician, who was born in Bristol, Gloucester, England, and was Mayor of Philadelphia, in the 1740s and 1750s; and of Anne S. “Annie” Shippen, whose own grandfather, Thomas’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, English-born Edward Shippen, was also Mayor of Philadelphia.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Willing (the daughter of Thomas Willing and Anne McCall). Dorothy was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was Mayor of Philadelphia, President of the Bank of North America, from 1782 to 1791, and President of First Bank of the United States, from 1791 to 1807. He was the son of Charles Willing and Anne S. “Annie” Shippen, making Thomas Bayard’s grandparents first cousins. Thomas’s great-grandmother Anne was the daughter of Samuel McCall, whose father was Scottish, and of Anne Searle.

Source: Genealogy of Thomas F. Bayard –


James Gunn

by follers on July 23, 2018

James Gunn – “Guardians of the Galaxy” European Premiere – Arrivals – Empire, Leicester Square – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Francis Gunn, Jr.

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 5, 1966

Ethnicity: Irish, Bohemian/Czech, English, German

James Gunn is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician.

He is the son of Leota and James Francis Gunn. Among his siblings are screenwriter Brian Gunn, actor and political writer Matt Gunn, actor Sean Gunn, and producer and film executive Patrick Gunn.

James’s paternal grandfather was Donald Joseph Gunn (the son of Joseph Francis Gunn and Jessie Allen). Donald was born in Missouri, and was President of the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis, for the span of nine years. Joseph was the son of Peter Wilson Gilgunn/Gunn, who was Irish, and of Catherine Ludlum. Jessie was the daughter of Joseph Allen and Kate M. McAllister.

James’s paternal grandmother was Loretto Agnes Hennelly (the daughter of James J. Hennelly and Catherine/Katherine A.). Loretto was born in Missouri. James was Irish. Catherine was born in England, of Irish descent.

James’s maternal grandfather was Charles M. “Duke” Hynek (the son of Charles William Hynek and Anna B. Sladek). James’s grandfather Charles was born in Missouri, the grandson of three Bohemian Czech immigrants. Anna was the daughter of Charles Albert Sladek and Barbara Gahn.

James’s maternal grandmother was Helen Irene Seng (the daughter of George Killian Seng and Elizabeth Grace Phillips). Helen was born in Missouri. George was the son of George K. Seng and Francis Fais. Elizabeth was the daughter of George W. Phillips and Lulu J. Freeman.

Sources: James’s paternal grandfather, Donald Joseph Gunn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

James’s paternal grandmother, Loretto Agnes Hennelly, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of James’s maternal grandfather, Charles M. “Duke” Hynek –

James’s maternal grandmother, Helen Irene Seng, on the 1930 U.S. Census –