Beth Riesgraf

by stlucas on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Beth Jean Riesgraf

Place of Birth: Scott, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: August 24, 1978

*68.75% German
*18.75% British Isles (Irish, possibly English)
*12.5% Danish

Beth Riesgraf is an American actress.

Beth is the daughter of Janet Ann (Priebe) and Elroy Othmar Riesgraf.

Beth’s father has German ancestry. Beth’s mother is also mostly of German descent, along with some Danish, Irish, and possibly English, roots.

Beth’s paternal grandfather was Cletus Adam Riesgraf (the son of John Riesgraf and Elizabeth Huss). John was the son of Adam Riesgraf, whose parents were German, and of Margaretha/Margaret “Maggie” Michel, whose parents were also German. Elizabeth was the daughter of Mathias “Mat” Huss, who was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Germany, and of Elizabeth, who was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.

Beth’s paternal grandmother was Mary Verina Henkel (the daughter of Valentine Henkel and Rosa Linz). Valentine was the son of Ferdinand Henkel and Amalia/Amalie Haller, who were German. Rosa was the daughter of Andrew Linz, who was from Bavaria, Germany, and of Anna/Anny Streitz, who was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.

Beth’s maternal grandfather was Randolph Frankie Priebe (the son of Arnold William Priebe and Caroline Dorthea Mickkelsen). Arnold was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany. Caroline was born in Nebraska, to parents from Denmark.

Beth’s maternal grandmother was Beatrice Jane Fallon (the daughter of Clarence Feny Fallon and Helen Elizabeth Clark). Clarence was born in Iowa, the son of John Fallon, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary J. Spellman, whose parents were also Irish. Helen was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Jesse Clark and Amelia Frances Meeske, who was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Beth Riesgraf – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Beth Riesgraf – http://gw.genealogy.org

Obituary of Beth’s father, Elroy Othmar Riesgraf – http://www.belleplaineherald.com

Genealogy of Beth’s paternal grandfather, Cletus Adam Riesgraf – http://www.ancestry.ca

Beth’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Huss, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Beth’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Ferdinand Henkel and Amalia/Amalie Haller, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Beth’s paternal great-grandmother, Rosa Linz, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Beth’s maternal grandfather, Randolph Frankie Priebe, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Craig Parker

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Date of Birth: November 12, 1970

Ethnicity: Scottish (grandfather), Welsh, Danish, English, Cornish

Craig Parker is a Fiji-born New Zealand actor.

Craig’s mother is named Robin. Craig has a brother, David, and a sister, Wendy. They were raised in Auckland, New Zealand.

One of Craig’s grandfather was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to Fiji. Craig’s other roots are said to be Danish, Welsh, English, and Cornish.

Sources: http://www.pressreader.com

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Alex Aiono

by Manila on May 15, 2017

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1996

*Samoan (paternal grandfather)
*Māori (paternal grandmother)
*Danish, English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh (mother)

Alex Aiono is an American singer and songwriter.

Alex’s father, Martin Harris Aiono, is a New Zealand immigrant, and is of half Māori and half Samoan descent. Alex’s mother, Heather Lynne (Lee), is American, from Los Angeles, California.

Alex’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Soisoinailua’ai Leaupepe.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Ominae Luluali’i Aiono (the son of Luluali’i Aiono and Misimua Ulugaono). Ominae was Samoan, from Fasito’o Uta, Upolu. Alex’s great-grandfather Luluali’i was the son of Muliaina Tua’ifaiva Aiono and La’Amauga Laumea. Misimua was the daughter of Ta’avili Ulugaono and Ana Lutu Molio’o.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Eileen Te Ataakura Te Maari (the daughter of Arapata Tokoarangi Te Maari and Mereana Korau). Eileen was Māori, from Whanganui. Arapata was the son of Tokoarangi Te Maari and Meremionga Hiroti. Mereana was the daughter of Mae Korau and Hinewahirangi Paea.

Alex’s paternal grandfather is Jerald Keith “Jerry” Lee (the son of Raymond Amos Lee and Lenore Pauline Baumgardner). Raymond was the son of James Porter Lee and Pearl Ruby Sperry. Lenore was the daughter of Earl Sebastian Samuel Baumgardner and Elfreida Grimm.

Alex’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Clarene Taylor (the daughter of Seymour Stillman Taylor and Margaret Belle Quinn). Seymour was the son of George Francis Taylor and Barbara Matilda Stillman. Margaret was the daughter of John Alfred Quinn and Clarene Turner.

Alex’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandmother, Barbara, of Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.

Sources: Interview about Alex’s father’s ancestry – http://www.thefader.com

Genealogy of Alex’s paternal grandfather, Ominae Luluali’i Aiono – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Alex’s paternal grandmother, Eileen Te Ataakura Te Maari – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Alex’s mother – Bishop David Evans and His Family by J. Grant Stevenson (https://archive.org)

Birth record of Alex’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Alex’s maternal grandfather, Jerald Keith Lee, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Anthony Geary

by stlucas on May 13, 2017

Birth Name: Anthony Dean Geary

Place of Birth: Coalville, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 29, 1947

Ethnicity: Danish (maternal grandfather), English, Welsh, Scottish, German

Anthony Geary is an American actor.

Anthony is the son of Dana (Anderson) and Russell Dean Geary. He has two sisters, Jana and DeAnn.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Austin Leo Geary (the son of Hyrum Phineas Geary and Isabelle Marie Gibby).

Anthony’s great-grandfather Hyrum was born in Pennsylvania, the son of English parents, Edward Geary and Elizabeth Ann Slater. Anthony’s great-grandmother Isabelle was born in Utah, the daughter of a Welsh father, John Gibby, and an English mother, Ellen Olpin.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Marvella Heiner (the daughter of Daniel Hanmer Heiner and Harriet Eliza Robison).

Anthony’s great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Daniel Heiner, whose parents hailed from Thuringia, Germany, and of Sarah Jane Coulam, who was English. Harriet was the daughter of Jaben Smith Robison and Harriet Eliza Clawson.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Hans Leo Anderson (the son of Andrew Carl Andreasen and Sophia Petronella Jorgensen). Anthony’s great-grandfather Andrew was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of Jergen Andreasen Marie Catherine Caspersen. Anthony’s great-grandmother Sophia was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the daughter of Hans Jorgensen and Marie Dorthea Brink.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Mary Tracy (the daughter of Charles Albert Tracy and Agnes Owen McLean). Anthony’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Moses Tracy and Nancy Naomi Alexander. Anthony’s great-grandmother Agnes was born in West Lothian, Scotland, the daughter of Daniel McLean and Elizabeth Smith.

Sources: Obituary of Anthony’s father – http://www.deseretnews.com

Anthony’s paternal great-grandfather, Hyrum Phineas Geary, on the 1880 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy and obituary of Anthony’s paternal great-grandmother, Isabelle Marie Gibby – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy and obituary of Anthony’s paternal grandmother, Marvella Heiner – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Anthony’s mother – http://www.deseretnews.com

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Campbell Scott

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Campbell Whalen Scott

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

Date of Birth: July 19, 1961

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, Danish

Campbell Scott is an American actor, director, producer, and voice over artist.

Campbell is the son of actors Colleen Dewhurst (born Colleen Rose Dewhurst) and George C. Scott (born George Campbell Scott).

Campbell’s father had English, Irish, Scottish, and German (with roots in Rhineland-Palatinate) ancestry. Campbell’s mother, who was born in Canada, was of English, Irish, and Danish descent.

Campbell’s paternal grandfather was George Dewey Scott (the son of William Henderson Scott and Hettie McPeak/McPeek). William was the son of Lilburn Jackson Scott and Mary Caroline Berry. Hettie was the daughter of James Troy McPeek and Julia Ann Austin.

Campbell’s paternal grandmother was Helen Agnes Slemp (the daughter of Judge Campbell Slemp and Martha Helen Baker). Judge Campbell was the son of John B. Coldiron Slemp and Eliza Jane Dorton. Martha was the daughter of William Jefferson Baker and Mary Agnes Mullins.

Campbell’s maternal grandfather was Ferdinand Augustus “Fred” Dewhurst (the son of Edward Rosenorn Dewhurst and Sarah Latimer). Edward was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to parents from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Ferdinand Augustus Dewhurst and Pouline/Pauline Henriette Rosenoern/Rosenørn, of English and German, and Danish, descent, respectively. Campbell’s great-grandmother Sarah was born in Ottawa, Canada, to parents from Ireland, William Latimer and Mary Alice.

Campbell’s maternal grandmother was Frances Marie Woods (the daughter of Thomas Woods and Leizre). Thomas was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Campbell Scott – http://www.geni.com

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