Jessica De Gouw

by stlucas on February 25, 2017

Birth Name: Jessica Elise de Gouw

Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Birth: February 15, 1988

Ethnicity: Dutch, possibly other

Jessica de Gouw is an Australian actress. She is also known as Jess de Gouw.

She was born in Perth, Western Australia, and raised in the suburb of Lesmurdie. She has a sister, Chelsea.

Jessica’s surname is of Dutch origin.

Source: http://jessica-degouw.com

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Walter Cronkite

by stlucas on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 4, 1916

Place of Birth: Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: July 17, 2009

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

Ethnicity: German, 1/8 Scottish, English, distant Frisian and Dutch

Walter Cronkite was an American journalist, news anchor, and television and radio broadcaster. He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the son of Helen Lena/Lina (Fritsche) and Walter Leland Cronkite.

His father has Scottish, German, English, and distant Frisian and Dutch ancestry. His mother was of German descent.

Walter’s surname “Cronkite”, can be traced back to Herx Siboutzen Krankheijdt, from Frisia, who married, c. 1642, Wijntje Theunis, from Naarden, in the New Amsterdam Colony (now a part of Manhattan, New York City).

Walter’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Cronkite (the son of Spencer Cronkite and Ruth Ann Pierce). Spencer was the son of Tunis Cronkite and Caroline Curtis.

Walter’s paternal grandmother was Anna Louise Prussia (the daughter of Jessie Benham Prussia and Anna Boyd). Jessie was the son of William Kephart Prusia, whose father, Christian Prusia, was German, and of Salome Benham. Anna was originally from Scotland.

Walter’s maternal grandfather was Edward C. Fritsche/Fritschie (the son of Edward Charles Fritschie and Magdalena “Lina” Gerold). Walter’s great-grandparents Edward and Magdalena were from Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany.

Walter’s maternal grandmother was Mathilda Renz (the daughter of August Renz and Helen Greiss/Graeif). August was from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Helen was from Prussia.

Sources: Genealogy of Walter Cronkite – https://www.geni.com


Obituary of Walter’s maternal grandmother, Mathilda (Renz) Fritsche – https://www.findagrave.com

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Kurt Hugo Schneider

by madman on February 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Birth: September 7, 1988

Ethnicity: Austrian, German, English, Dutch, remote Welsh

Kurt Hugo Schneider is an American singer, songwriter, composer, musician, director, producer, and video editor. He is the son of Laurie S. (Auth), an artist, and Michael H. Schneider, a mathematician.

Kurt has said that his paternal grandparents were from Vienna. He has also mentioned that his father is of part German descent. Kurt’s mother’s ancestry is German, English, Dutch, and remote Welsh.

Kurt’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Baldus Auth (the son of Francis Xavier Auth and Mary Katherine Koppers). Francis was the son of German parents, Chrysanthus Santus Auth and Regina Klueh. Mary Katherine was born in Suderwick, Germany, of Dutch and German descent, the daughter of Peter Theodore Koppers and Adelheid Marie Messing.

Kurt’s maternal grandmother was ? Herbert (the daughter of Francis Irving Herbert and Mary V. Lancaster). Francis was the son of Baker Wilmer Herbert and Laura Clarke. Mary V. was the daughter of Spearman Simon Lancaster and Verlinda Elizabeth Jenkins.

Source: Genealogy of Kurt Hugo Schneider (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Lyndon LaRouche

by follers on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr.

Place of Birth: Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 8, 1922

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Scottish, English, distant Dutch and Welsh

Lyndon LaRouche is an American political activist and politician. He founded the LaRouche movement, a political and cultural network promoting himself and his ideas.

He was the U.S. Labor Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1976. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He was on the general Presidential election ballot as an independent most or all of those years.

Lyndon is the son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) and Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche.

Lyndon’s paternal grandfather was Joseph H. Golthier LaRouche (the son of Antoine LaRouche, Gauthier and Catherine Parent). Joseph was born in Canada, to parents from Rimouski, Québec. Antoine was the son of Antoine Gauthier dit LaRouche and Marie Dubé. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Parent and Madeleine Gagné.

Lyndon’s paternal grandmother was Ella Stevens Lougee (the daughter of Lorenzo J. Lougee and Annie McGregor).

Lyndon’s maternal grandfather was George Weir (the son of George Weir and Janet Stewart). George was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Lyndon’s maternal grandmother was Martha H. Wood (the daughter of Daniel Heveland Wood, Jr, and Caroline Almira Starr). Daniel was the son of Daniel Heveland Wood and Elizabeth Benedict. Caroline was the daughter of Timothy Starr and Mary Ann Kent.

Source: Genealogy of Lyndon LaRouche – http://www.wargs.com


Betsy DeVos

by bearboy on February 14, 2017

Birth Name: Elisabeth Dee Prince

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

Date of Birth: January 8, 1958

Ethnicity: Dutch

Betsy DeVos is an American businessperson, philanthropist, and politician. She has been the U.S. Secretary of Education, since February 7, 2017. She was previously Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, from 1996 to 2000, and from 2003 to 2005.

Betsy is the daughter of Elsa (Zwiep) and Edgar Prince (Edgar Dale Prince), a billionaire businessperson, who founded Prince Corporation. Her brother, Erik Prince, founded the security company Blackwater USA. Betsy is married to Dick DeVos (Richard Marvin DeVos, Jr.), a businessperson, whose own father, Richard DeVos, co-founded Amway.

Betsy and her husband are both of Dutch descent.

Betsy’s paternal grandfather was Peter Prince (the son of Richard Prins/Prince and Anna Jonker). Richard was born in Andijk, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands, the son of Pieter/Peter Dirks Prins/Prince and Diewertje/Dorothy Kuiper.

Betsy’s paternal grandmother was Edith De Weert (the daughter of Evert/Edward de Waard and Suzanna van de Wege). Evert was born in Michigan, the son of Dutch parents, Lucas de Weert and Grace Roelof. Suzanna was born in Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherland, the daughter of Jacobus van de Wege and Elisabeth Deij.

Betsy’s maternal grandparents were Dick Zwiep (the son of T. H. Zwiep and Elsja Vander Leek) and Gertrude Pott (the daughter of Klaas Pott and Gertrude Nienhuis). Betsy’s grandparents Dick and Gertrude were both Dutch.

Source: Genealogy of Betsy DeVos – https://www.geni.com