Grace VanderWaal

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Grace Avery VanderWaal

Place of Birth: Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 15, 2004

*Dutch (father)
*Scottish, possibly other (mother)

Grace VanderWaal is an American singer and songwriter. She is the winner of the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent.

Grace is the daughter of Tina Marie (Armstrong) and David John “Dave” VanderWaal.

Grace’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventeenth great-grandfather, Jan van Driel, of Zwijndrecht, South Holland.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was John Anthony VanderWaal (the son of James Robert VanderWaal and Christine Elizabeth Terlouw). James was of Dutch descent, and was the son of Antonie van der Waal and Dirkje van Zante. Christine was the daughter of John Terlouw, whose own parents, Jan “John” Terlouw and Stijntje Korver, were Dutch emigrants, from Hoogblokland, South Holland and Vinkeveen, Utrecht, respectively, and of a Dutch emigrant, Annigje “Anna” Kool, of Hagestein, Utrecht.

Grace’s paternal grandmother is Ackie Ruth Vogelaar (the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” Vogelaar and Gertrude van Ommen). Benjamin was the son of a Dutch emigrant, Teunis Vogelaar, of Sint Anthoniepolder, South Holland, and of Neeltje Akkerman, whose own parents, Jan Akkerman and Anna Ellerbroek, were Dutch emigrants, from Bovenkarspel and Venhuizen, respectively both in North Holland. Gertrude was the daughter of Dutch emigrants, Barend van Ommen and Dirkje Fransen, both of Heerde, Gelderland.

Source: Genealogy of Grace VanderWaal (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Grace Van Patten

by madman on April 21, 2018

Grace Van Patten – 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

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

Date of Birth: c. 1996/1997

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, 1/16th Danish

Grace Van Patten is an American actress.

She is the daughter of model Wendy Rossmeyer and director, producer, and actor Tim Van Patten (Timothy Van Patten). She is the half-niece of actors Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten (Grace’s father is the half-brother of Dick and Joyce). Her half-cousin is actress Talia Balsam, who is the daughter of Joyce.

Grace’s father’s ancestry is Dutch, English, and German on his own father’s side and Italian on his own mother’s. Grace’s mother is of German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, English, and 1/8th Danish descent.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Richard Byron Van Patten (the son of John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler). John was the son of Byron Van Patten and Elizabeth Abigail Butler, whose mother was German. Florence was the daughter of Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie della Gatta (the daughter of Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro). Eleanor was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Bruce O. Rossmeyer (the son of William H. Rossmeyer and Ella Susan Rosenvinge). Bruce was born in New Jersey. William was born in New Jersey, to German parents, William R. Rossmeyer and Agathe. Ella was the daughter of Otto Johannes Peter Christian Rosenvinge, who was Danish, from Gimsing, Denmark, and of Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, who was likely of Irish descent.

Grace’s maternal grandmother is Sandra “Sandy” Broadfoot (the daughter of James Kimbrough Broadfoot and Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay). James was the son of James Andrew Broadfoot and Minnie Epling. Anna was the daughter of Edward Smith Rowsey and Beulah May Robison.

Sources: Genealogies of Grace Van Patten – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Grace’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Grace’s paternal grandfather, Richard Byron Van Patten – https://www.ancestry.com

Grace’s paternal great-grandparents, Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Grace’s maternal great-grandfather, William H. Rossmeyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge (through Ella’s sister, Dorothy E. Rosenvinge; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Likely Grace’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay (through Anna’s brother, Hubert Holms Rowsey; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay (Rowsey/Rowsay) Broadfoot – https://www.newspapers.com


Schalk Burger

by andrew on April 18, 2018

Birth Name: Schalk Willem Petrus Burger, Jr.

Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Date of Birth: 13 April, 1983

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [German, Dutch, likely other]

Schalk Burger is a South African rugby union player. He was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team.

Schalk is the son of Schalk Burger Sr., who was also a rugby player.

Schalk’s patrilineal line most likely traces back to Berndt Burcherdt (later Burger), who was born, c. 1668, in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and to his wife, Marritje/Maria van der Merwe, who had Dutch and German ancestry. Berndt is the Progenitor (Stamouer in Afrikaans) of the Burger family in South Africa.

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R. Lee Ermey

by follers on April 15, 2018

Birth Name: Ronald Lee Ermey

Date of Birth: March 24, 1944

Place of Birth: Emporia, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Death: April 15, 2018

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, and Swiss-German

R. Lee Ermey was an American actor and U.S. Marine.

R. Lee was the son of Betty Jane (Pantle) and John Edward Ermey. He was married to Nila, until his death, with whom he had four children. Nila is Filipino, and R. Lee met her while he was studying in the Philippines.

R. Lee’s paternal grandfather was Ira Edward Ermey (the son of Edward Christian Ermey and Adda/Addie A. Roderick). Ira was born in Kansas. R. Lee’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Christian Columbus Ermey and Susan Nelle Beard. Adda was the daughter of John Roderick and Amorett Eliza Longmire.

R. Lee’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Alice Stout (the daughter of John Franklin Stout and Emma Dee Batesel/Batesell). Ethel was born in Missouri. John was the son of Wilson Stout and Alice Ann Foreman. Emma was the daughter of Jacob Alexander Batessel/Batesel and Mary Ann Pendleton.

R. Lee’s maternal grandfather was Edward William Pantle (the son of Johann/John Georg Pantle and Anna Catherine Holdwager). Edward was born in Ohio. Johann was born in Rems-Murr-Kreis, Germany, the son of Johannes Pantle and Maria Magdalena Hohnecker. Anna was also born in Germany, the daughter of Johann Georg Holdwager and Katharina Giehring.

R. Lee’s maternal grandmother was Verda L. Lanning (the daughter of Stephen Alexander Lanning and Olive J. “Ollie” Boyles). Verda was born in Missouri. Stephen was the son of Joseph Lanning and Indiana “India” Meek. Olive was the daughter of George Jefferson Boyles and Lavina Ann King.

Sources: Genealogy of R. Lee’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of R. Lee’s father – http://www.thevidette.com

R. Lee’s paternal grandfather, Ira Edward Ermey, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of R. Lee’s paternal great-grandmother, Adda/Addie A. Roderick (through Adda’s brother, Wallace Blair Roderick) (focusing on their father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.com

Genealogy of R. Lee’s paternal grandmother, Ethel Alice Stout – https://gw.geneanet.org

R. Lee’s paternal grandmother, Ethel Alice Stout, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of R. Lee’s mother – https://www.highbeam.com

R. Lee’s maternal grandfather, Edward William Pantle, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

R. Lee’s maternal grandmother, Verda L. Lanning, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of R. Lee’s maternal great-grandparents, Stephen Alexander Lanning and Olive J. “Ollie” Boyles – https://old.findagrave.com

Genealogy of R. Lee’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Lanning (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com.au


Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean Portuguese and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier – https://www.geni.com

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