Allen Craig

by bablah on September 16, 2017

Birth Name: Allen Thomas Craig

Place of Birth: Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 18, 1984

Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Norwegian or Danish, possibly other

Allen Craig is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder.

Allen’s paternal grandparents were Harold Thomas Craig (son of Harley R. Craig and May/Mae Pasley) and Juanita Ruth Hollonbeck (daughter of Arthur Allen Hollonbeck and Mabel Maria Purvis).

Sources: Marriage record of Allen’s paternal grandparents – familysearch.org

Marriage record of Allen’s paternal great-grandparents Arthur Hollonbeck and Mabel Purvis – familysearch.org


Aron Kader

by madman on September 16, 2017

Aron Kader – 1st Annual Middle Eastern Comedy Festival – Arrivals – The Laugh Factory – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Birth Name: Aron Moses Kader

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

Date of Birth: July 24, 1974

*Palestinian Arab (father)
*Danish, English, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant German (mother)

Aron Kader is an American comedian.

Aron is the son of Nancy (Stowe), a bioethicist and management consultant, and Omar Kader, a professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. Aron’s father is a Muslim, of Palestinian Arab descent, and his mother is a Mormon.

Aron’s mother’s ancestry is approximately three eighths Danish, one eighth Welsh, one sixteenth Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), with the rest being English, and some German.

Aron’s maternal grandfather was William Hessel Stowe (the son of William Stowe and Pearl Violet Butcher). William was the son of Hyrum Stowe and Mary/Maria Julia Bensen/Benson, who was Danish. Pearl was the daughter of William Monroe Butcher and Mary Elizabeth Bailey, whose father was born in Scotland, to Northern Irish parents.

Aron’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Madsen (the daughter of Roland Adolphus Madsen and Abigail Rees). Roland was born in Utah, to Danish parents, Peter Fabricius Madsen and Emelia Cecilia Magdalena Dahlgren. Abigail was the daughter of David Morgan Rees, who was born in England, to Welsh parents, and Laura Burbank.

Sources: Genealogy of Aron’s maternal grandfather, William Hessel Stowe – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Aron’s maternal grandfather, William Hessel Stowe (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Aron’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Madsen – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Aron’s great-grandfather, William Stowe (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Aron’s great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Bailey – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Kristine Nielsen

by stlucas on September 4, 2017

Kristine Nielsen – 2013 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Reception – Millennium Broadway Hotel – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kristine E. Nielsen

Place of Birth: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1955

Ethnicity: Danish, French, possibly other

Kristine Nielsen is an American actress.

Kristine is the daughter of Eloise Evelyn (Gerard) and Homer H. Nielsen. Kristine’s father was born in the Philippines, to American parents.

Kristine’s paternal grandfather was Harold/Harrold Theodore Nielsen. Harold was born in Kansas, to parents from Denmark.

Kristine’s paternal grandmother was Hope S. Hope’s mother’s surname was Gillette.

Kristine’s maternal grandfather was Clifford M. Gerard (the son of Louis/Lewis Gerard/Girard and Missouri Reel Perkins). Louis was born in either France or Canada, to French parents.

Kristine’s maternal grandmother was named Ethel.

Sources: Obituary of Kristine’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Kristine’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kristine’s mother – http://www.legacy.com


Brian Dietzen

by stlucas on September 3, 2017

Birth Name: Brian Keith Dietzen

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

Date of Birth: November 14, 1977

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, 1/8 Danish

Brian Dietzen is an American actor.

Brian is the son of Gertrude “Trudy” (Hewes) and Keith Dietzen. Brian’s father is mostly of German, as well as some Danish, descent. Brian’s mother had English, Irish, and German roots.  Brian was raised in Colorado.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth J. Dietzen (the son of Joseph Edward Dietzen and Clara E. Anderson). Joseph was the son of John Dietzen, whose own parents were German, and of Mary Hanf/Harnt whose own parents were also German. Clara was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Denmark.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Grace Helen Bunnow (the daughter of Herman Carl Bunnow and Lena Hunke). Herman was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Germany, Gustav Bunnow and Augusta Bünger/Bingner. Lena was from Germany.

Brian’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Randolph “Tom” Hewes (the son of Chester Randolph Hewes and Mabel A. Williams). Chester was the son of Orlan Henry Hewes and Dollie/Dolly Mae Randolph. Mabel was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Williams and Susan Anna Alvey.

Brian’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lee McLamore (the daughter of Edward John McLamore and Dorothy Bertha Dickinson). Edward was the son of William J. McLamore and Mamie/Mary. Dorothy was the daughter of Rawson Le Roy Dickinson and Bertha Miller, whose own parents were German.

Sources: Brian’s paternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Brian’s paternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Brian’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Brian’s maternal grandfather – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Brian’s maternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

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Janet Leigh

by bablah on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Janett Helen Morrison

Date of Birth: July 6, 1927

Place of Birth: Merced, California, United States

Date of Death: October 3, 2004

Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, remote French (father)
*Danish (mother)

Janet Leigh was an American actress, singer, dancer and author.

She is the mother of actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, with her former husband, actor Tony Curtis. Janet is the daughter of Helen Lita (Westergaard) and Frederick/Fred Robert Morrison. She was married to stockbroker Robert Brandt, until her death.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was John Beauregard Morrison (the son of McHenry Henry Morrison and Susan Ellen/Eliza Tichenor/Titchenal). McHenry was the son of Miles Morrison and Catherine Griggs. Susan was the daughter of William Herbert Titchenal and Sarah Ann Dickason.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was Katharine/Katherina/Katherine Francis/Frances Reeb (the daughter of George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker). George was born in Zutzendorf Bas-Rhin, France, to an ethnic German family, and was the son of Johann Theobald Reeb and Margaretha Elizabetha Hanns. Rosina was born in Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent.

Janet’s maternal grandparents were Wilhelm/William Marius/Marios Anders Westergaard and Lita Olga Gordia Magelia Kofoed/Coffee (the daughter of Peter Lucius/Lucias Kofoed/Kofod/Coffee and Laura Margrethe/Margarethe Kristine/Christina Larsen). Wilhelm and Lita were Danish. Peter was born on the island Bornholm, the son of Peder Kofoed Jensen and Eline Jacobine Wiinberg.

Sources: Genealogies of Janet Leigh – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Janet Leigh (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Janet’s maternal great-grandparents, George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Janet’s maternal great-grandparents, Peter Lucius/Lucias Kofoed/Kofod/Coffee and Laura Margrethe/Margarethe Kristine/Christina Larsen – https://www.familysearch.org

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