Kristoffer Polaha

by stlucas on April 7, 2018

Kristoffer Polaha – 2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hills Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kristoffer Jon Polaha

Place of Birth: Reno, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1977

Ethnicity: Czech (paternal grandfather), Irish, Italian, German, French

Kristoffer Polaha is an American film and television actor.

Kristoffer is the son of Esther Lee (Puccinelli) and Jerome Michael “Jerry” Polaha. He is married to actress Julianne Morris, with whom he has three children.

Kristoffer’s paternal grandfather was Andrew S. Polaha, Jr. (the son of Andrew Polaha and Helen Yanca). Kristoffer’s grandfather Andrew was born in Czechoslovakia.

Kristoffer’s paternal grandmother was Justine R. Lanshe (the daughter of John L. Lanshe and Margaret D. Purcell/Pursell). John was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from Baden, Germany, Johannes “John” Lanshe, and a mother from Gross-Blitters, France, Magdalena/Magdalene Foine. Margaret was the daughter of James R. Purcell, who was Irish, and of Elizabeth Ward.

Sources: Marriage record of Kristoffer’s parents –

Obituary of Kristoffer’s paternal grandfather, Andrew S. Polaha, Jr. –

Obituary of Kristoffer’s paternal grandmother, Justine R. (Lanshe) Polaha –


Eve Plumb

by stlucas on April 3, 2018

Eve Plumb – “Concussion” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – AMC Loews Lincoln Square – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Loredana Sangiuliano /

Birth Name: Eve Aline Plumb

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 29, 1958

Ethnicity: Czech/Bohemian, English, German, Irish, Scottish

Eve Plumb is an American actress.

Eve is the daughter of Flora June (Dobry) and Benjamin Neely Plumb. Among her siblings is actress Flora Plumb.

Eve’s paternal grandfather was William Alpheus Plumb (the son of Alonzo F. Plumb and Mary Frances Schofield/Scofield). Alonzo was the son of David Plumb and Henrietta D. Bruckner. Mary Frances was the daughter of Hellen.

Eve’s paternal grandmother was Hannah Longstreet Neely (the daughter of Benjamin A. Neely and Henrietta Eve Carmichael). Benjamin was the son of Irish parents, John Neely and Susan Maria Henry. Henrietta was the daughter of Anderson Watkins Carmichael and Elizabeth Eve Longstreet.

Eve’s maternal grandfather was Theophile/Tophia A. Dobry (the son of Anton F. Dobry and Mary Ann Kroutil). Theophile was born in Oklahoma, to parents from Bohemia. Anton was the son of Joseph Dobry and Mary Semrad. Eve’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of Frank Kroutil and Catherine/Katerine Weiss.

Eve’s maternal grandmother was named Flora Thurmond.

Sources: Birth record of Eve Plumb –

Death record of Eve’s mother –

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Wayne Static

by Manila on March 7, 2018

Static-X – Ozzfest 2007 – Static-X – Pre-Concert Photos – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Wilson / PR Photos

Birth Name: Wayne Richard Wells

Date of Birth: November 4, 1965

Place of Birth: Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: November 1, 2014

Place of Death: Landers, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Irish, 1/8 Austrian, 1/8 Czech, possibly other

Wayne Static was an American musician. He is known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and programmer for the American industrial metal band Static-X.

He was the son of Marie Darlene (Hacker) and Richard Vernon “Dick” Wells.

Wayne was married to pornographic actress Tera Wray, until his death.

Wayne’s maternal grandfather was Charles Hacker (the son of Károly, also known as Karl in German or Charles in English, Hacker and Marie Klempová, later Mary Klempa). Karl was an Austrian emigrant, from Stegersbach, Burgenland, and was the son of Johannes (or János in Hungarian) Hacker and Maria (or Mária in Hungarian) Kruisz. Wayne’s great-grandmother Marie was a Czech emigrant, and was the daughter of František “Frank” Klempa and Eva Morová.

Wayne’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Marie Lambert (later, Cartwright, the daughter of Harvey Stephen Lambert and Bessie Mae Waidley). She was later adopted by her stepfather, William George Cartwright. Harvey was a Canadian emigrant, from Tilbury West, Ontario, and was the son of Mahlon Austin Lambert, who was of English descent, and of Elizabeth M. Stein, who was of Irish descent. Bessie was the daughter of Elias M. Waidley and Miriam E. O. “Marian/Mary” Hand.

Sources: Obituary of Wayne Static –

Birth record of Wayne’s maternal grandfather, Charles Hacker –

Marriage record of Wayne’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Hacker and Mary Klempa –

Baptismal record of Wayne’s maternal great-grandfather, Károly Hacker –

Wayne’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marie (Lambert) Hacker, on Find a Grave –

Wayne’s maternal great-grandfather, Harvey Stephen Lambert, on the 1881 Canadian Census –

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Anabel Englund

by madman on February 20, 2018

Anabel Englund – Fendi New Bond Street Store 1st Anniversary Party – Arrivals – Fendi Store, New Bond Street – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: September 1, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/16th Bohemian [Czech]

Anabel Englund is an American singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of Pamela Lyn (Ralston) and Morgan Englund, an actor and singer.

Anabel’s father’s ancestry is British Isles/English, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish, and one eighth Bohemian (Czech). Her mother is of part Scottish descent.

Anabel’s paternal grandfather was editor, director, producer, and actor George Englund (born George Howe Ripley; the son of Harold Austin “Rip” Ripley and Mabel Albertson). George was adopted by his mother’s second husband, Ken Englund, whose surname he took; the surname Englund is Swedish.

Anabel’s great-grandfather Harold, a syndicated newspaper columnist for the Chicago Tribune, was the son of George H. Ripley and Julia C. Waters. Mabel, an actress, was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Leopold “Leo” Albertson and Flora Craft. Mabel’s brother, Anabel’s great-great-uncle, was actor, comedian, dancer, singer, and musician Jack Albertson.

Anabel’s paternal grandmother is actress and comedian Cloris Leachman (the daughter of Berkeley Claiborne “Buck” Leachman and Cloris Votruba Wallace). Anabel’s grandmother Cloris was born in Iowa. Berkeley was the son of Robert Parker Leachman and Rose Claiborne. Anabel’s great-grandmother Cloris was the daughter of Everett Oren Wallace and Bertha Votruba, whose parents were Bohemian Czech.

Source: Genealogy of Anabel Englund (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Anabel’s father –

Obituary of Anabel’s paternal great-grandfather, Harold Austin “Rip” Ripley –

Genealogy of Anabel’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Anabel’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Everett Oren Wallace and Bertha Votruba –

Anabel’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Bertha Votruba, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Trevor Wright

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

Trevor Wright – 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Arrivals – Marriott Marquis – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trevor Christopher Wright

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1980

*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Czech/Bohemian, German (maternal grandmother)

Trevor Wright is an American actor.

Trevor is the son of Rise Leigh (Barish) and Steven Christopher Wright. He was raised in La Jolla, California.

Trevor’s paternal grandfather was Donald James Wright (the son of Glenn Wright).

Trevor’s paternal grandmother was JoRuth East (the daughter of Ted B. East). Ted likely was the son of Henry Y. East and Martha/Mattie.

Trevor’s maternal grandfather was Fred Barish (who likely was the son of Samuel Barish and Sadie Fitch). Fred was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Romania.

Trevor’s maternal grandmother was Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak (who likely was the daughter of George John Chesak and Alice Elizabeth/Marie Kastel). George was the son of John H. Chesak, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Tena Hurt, who was born in Bohemia. Alice was the daughter of Adam/Allen J. Kastel, who was from Germany, and of Josephine Bauman, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Sources: Birth record of Trevor Wright –

Marriage record of Trevor’s parents –

Birth record of Trevor’s father –

Obituary of Trevor’s aunt (father’s sister), Suzan René (Wright) Black –

Marriage announcement of Trevor’s paternal grandparents, Donald James Wright and JoRuth East – http://cdnc.ucr

Birth record of Trevor’s mother –

Divorce record of Trevor’s maternal grandparents, Fred Barish and Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Genealogy of Trevor’s maternal grandmother, Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Information about Trevor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John H. Chesak and Tena Hurt –