Dominican Republic

Luis Severino

by bearboy on July 15, 2017

Birth Name: Luis Severino

Place of Birth: Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: February 20, 1994

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic

Family Background: Luis Severino is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/betances-severino-10-yankee-world-baseball-classic-article-1.2967771

 

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Gary Sánchez

by bearboy on July 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: December 2, 1992

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Gary Sánchez is a Dominican professional baseball player. He is a catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Gary’s mother is Orquidia Herrera.

Source: http://www.nj.com

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Dellin Betances

by bearboy on July 9, 2017

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

Date of Birth: March 23, 1988

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Dellin Betances is an American professional baseball player. He is a pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Dellin is the son of Jaime and Maria Betances, who were born in the Dominican Republic. Like most people of Dominican descent, Dellin is most likely of African, European, and Native Taino heritage.

Source: http://www.espn.com

Photo by Finner1968/Bigstock.com

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Diana-Maria Riva

by stlucas on June 25, 2017

Diana-Maria Riva – 2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards Benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Diana-Maria Uhlenbrock

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1969

Ethnicity:
*German, Swiss-German, some English (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Diana-Maria Riva is an American actress.

Diana is the daughter of Maria (Riva) and Christopher “Chris” B. Uhlenbrock. Diana’s father has German, Swiss-German, and some English ancestry. Diana’s mother has her roots in the Dominican Republic.

Diana’s paternal grandfather was Albert J. Uhlenbrock (the son of Clemens/Clement “Clem” B. Uhlenbrock and Adelaide “Ada” M. Overmole). Clemens was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany. Adelaide was also born in Ohio, the daughter of Alexander Overmole, who was English, and of Anna Wessling, whose parents were Prussian/German.

Diana’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia J. Woeber (the daughter of Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber and Marie/Maria H. Suer). Joseph was the son of Henry Amos Woeber/Woebber, whose parents were German, and of Josephine Keller, whose father was German and whose mother was from Switzerland. Marie was the daughter of Bernard Suer and Kunegunde/Kunigunda Brendel/Brendle, who were from Prussia/Germany.

Diana’s maternal grandparents were Luis Octavio Riva Valez and Ines del Carmen Saleta.

Sources: Genealogy of Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Diana’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia (Woeber) Uhlenbrock – http://www.legacy.com

Diana’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Diana’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber – http://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Diana’s maternal grandmother, Ines del Carmen Saleta – http://www.legacy.com

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Jackie Cruz

by stlucas on June 7, 2017

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

Date of Birth: August 8, 1986

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Jackie Cruz is an American actress, musician, and model. Jackie was raised in Los Angeles, California, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Jackie’s family is from the Dominican Republic. Jackie speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Jackie has stated:

I would concentrate on my acting right now because it’s working for me, and I would like to do Latino characters. I would like to represent my culture and show what we can do. I love my country, I love my people, I love to dance, I love my food, I’m more Dominican than American.

Sources: http://fusion.kinja.com
http://youtube.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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