Kate Vernon

by stlucas on April 27, 2017

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 21, 1961

*Polish, German, possibly Armenian (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Kate Vernon is a Canadian actress.

Kate is the daughter of Nancy (West) and actor John Vernon (born Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz). Kate’s sister is actress and singer Nan Vernon. Kate’s family moved to California, U.S., when she was seven years old.

Kate’s mother had English, and possibly other, ancestry. Kate’s father’s family hailed from the Bukovina region in Austria-Hungary, and had German, and Polish, roots. Some sources also state that the “Agopsowicz” family had origins in Armenia.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was Adolf Anton Agopsowicz (the son of Johann Peter Agopsowicz and Emilia Regina Citron). Johann was the son of Peter Andreas Agopsowicz and Katharina Paszkowski. Emilia was the daughter of Martin Citron/Zitron and Emilie/Emilia Zimmer.

Kate’s great-grandparents Johann and Emilia were both born in the Bukovina region of Austria-Hungary, and were of Polish and German descent, respectively.

Kate’s paternal grandmother was Eleonore/Eleonora “Nora” Krückel/Kriekel (the daughter of Raimund Kriekel and Leontine/Leontina Zurowski). Leontine was the daughter of Johann “Hansi” Zurowski and Theresia Harst.

Kate’s great-grandparents Raimund and Leontine were also born in the Bukovina region of Austria-Hungary, and also had Polish and German roots.

Sources: http://www.independent.co.uk

Genealogies of Kate’s paternal grandfather, Adolf Anton Agopsowicz – https://www.findagrave.com


Genealogy of Kate’s paternal grandmother, Eleanore/Eleanora “Nora” Krückel/Kriekel – http://www.bukovinasociety.org

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Rich Sommer

by stlucas on April 27, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Olen Sommer, II

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

Date of Birth: February 2, 1978

Ethnicity: German [including Alsatian German], English, Irish, some French and Dutch

Rich Sommer is an American actor.

Rich is the son of Kathleen (Huffman) and Richard “Dick” Olen Sommer, Sr. He has a brother, Ryan. They were raised in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Rich’s paternal grandfather was John F. Sommer (the son of James Charles Sommer and Ellen Harriet Dick). James’ parents were John Sommer and Annabelle Wheeler. Ellen’s parents were John Wesley Dick and Lorinda Evaline Bailey.

Rich’s paternal grandmother was June J. Rumfield (the daughter of Olen Morris Rumfield and Harriet Kaiser Belle Davidson).

Rich’s maternal grandfather was John D. Huffman (the son of Luther Guss Langdon Huffman and Leona Hayes). Luther was the son of Jefferson Monroe Huffman and Frances Eva Hunt. Leona was the daughter of Thomas E. Hayes and Elizabeth Partin/Pardan/Parton.

Rich’s grandfather John had English, Irish, and German ancestry (with roots in Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria, and Hesse, Germany, as well as in Alsace, France).

Rich’s maternal grandmother was Joy Caroline Mack (the daughter of Arthur Frank Mack and Edith Pauline Rizer). Arthur was the son of Johannes Maack (John Mack) and Emma Eva Fredrike Wilhelm. Edith was the daughter of Charles Clement Rizer and Nina Bird Baker.

Rich’s great-grandfather Arthur was born in Ohio, to parents from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Rich’s great-grandmother Edith was born in Ohio, of English, Irish, and German, as well as some French, and Dutch, descent. Two of her ancestors were Laurens Jansen de Camp, who was born, c. 1645, in Picardy, France, and his wife Altje Elsie Mandeville, who was born, c. 1649, in the Netherlands.

Sources: Genealogy of Rich Sommer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Birth record of Rich’s brother, Ryan Finley Rumfield Sommer – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Genealogy of Rich’s mother, Kathleen Huffman – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Rich’s maternal uncle (mother’s brother), Patrick L. Huffman – http://www.legacy.com

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Emily Warren

by Manila on April 27, 2017

Birth Name: Emily Warren Schwartz

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

Date of Birth: August 25, 1992

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Cornish, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Danish and Swedish (mother)

Emily Warren is an American singer and songwriter.

She is the daughter of Susan Tate Dwyer and lawyer Carl F. Schwartz.

Emily’s paternal grandparents are Milton “Chic” Schwartz (the son of Hyman “Henry J.” Schwartz and Jennie, also known as Jeannette, Glazer) and Alice. Henry was an Austrian Jewish immigrant, and was the son of Benjamin “Benny’ Schwartz and Jennie Gruskin. Jeannette was the daughter of Finnish Jewish immigrant Louis Glazer and Russian Jewish immigrant Fannie Epstein.

Emily’s maternal grandfather was Frank Xavier Dwyer (the son of Hugh Leo Dwyer, Sr. and Ruth Stier). Hugh was ethnic Irish, was the son of Francis Hugh “Frank” Dwyer and Canadian immigrant Anna Isabelle “Annie” Morris, of Ottawa, Ontario. Ruth was the daughter of Francis Herman Stier and Rosalie Conner.

Emily’s maternal grandmother was Betty Lou Crisp (the daughter of Joseph Shelby Crisp and Hazel Ivy Fleetwood). Joseph was the son of Monroe Polk Crisp and Jane Medora Tate. Hazel was the daughter of Harry Alfred Fleetwood and Isadora Alice “Dora” Simpson.

Emily’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventh great-grandmother, Mary Pearce.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com

Emily’s paternal grandfather, Milton Schwartz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Emily’s paternal grandfather, Milton “Chic” Schwartz – http://query.nytimes.com

Birth record of Emily’s paternal great-grandmother, Jennie Glazer – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Emily’s maternal grandfather, Frank Xavier Dwyer – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Emily’s mother – https://www.ancestry.com

Birth record of Emily’s maternal great-grandfather, Hugh Leo Dwyer – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Emily’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Shelby Crisp – http://www.sos.mo.gov


Ben Zobrist

by bearboy on April 26, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Thomas Zobrist

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

Date of Birth: May 26, 1981

Ethnicity: English, German, 1/8 Italian/Sicilian, possibly other

Ben Zobrist is an American professional baseball player. He is a second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ben is the son of Cynthia (Cali) and Thomas A. Zobrist. He is married to Julianna Zobrist, a Christian musician, who plays a Christian pop style of electronic dance music.

Ben’s maternal grandparents are Andrew Cali III (the son of Andrew Cali II and Dorothy White) and Dorothea “Dot” Marshall. Ben’s great-grandfather Andrew was the son of Andrea Cali and Antonina Canale, who were both Sicilian.

Sources: http://www.pantagraph.com

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Ana Gasteyer

by stlucas on April 25, 2017

Birth Name: Ana Kristina Gasteyer

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: May 4, 1967

*English, German, possibly other (father)
*Greek (maternal grandfather)
*Romanian (maternal grandmother)

Ana Gasteyer is an American film, stage, and television actress.

Ana is the daughter of Mariana (Roumell) and Philip “Phil” M. Gasteyer. Her father has German, English, and possibly other, ancestry. Her mother is of half Greek and half Romanian descent.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Karl Francis Gasteyer (the son of Karl/Charles Herman Gasteyer and Blanche May Hall). Ana’s great-grandfather Karl was born in Bad Köstritz, Thuringia, Germany, the son of Karl Friedrich Theodor Gasteyer and Henrietta Wilhelmine Friedemann. Blanche was born in Missouri, the daughter of Green Francis Hall and Edna Abigail Seeds.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Boyle. She was born in Nebraska, and was the adopted daughter of Charles H. Boyle and Gladys Northrup.

Ana’s maternal grandfather was Stephen T. Roumell/Rummell (the son of Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell and Sophie Chroney). Stephen was born in Greece, and his family was from Kalamata/Calamata, Greece. Theodore was the son of George Rumeliotes and Alexandra.

Ana’s maternal grandmother was Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras (the daughter of Todor/Theodore Andras and Mary/Maria Prebeck). Vilma was from Romania. Todor was the son of John Andras and Ecca Tortan. Mary/Maria was born in Székesaranyág, Arad County, the daughter of Milun/Milan Pribog/Prebeck.

Sources: http://www.sandovalsignpost.com

Genealogy of Ana Gasteyer (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Ana’s father, Phillip M. Gasteyer – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Ana’s paternal grandfather, Karl Francis Gasteyer – https://www.findagrave.com

Ana’s paternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ana’s maternal grandparents, Stephen T. Roumell/Rummell and Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Passenger record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Death record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Theodore Rumeliotes/Roumell – https://familysearch.org

Passenger record of Ana’s maternal grandmother, Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Ana’s maternal grandmother, Vilma/Velma/Wilma Andras, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Ana’s maternal great-grandfather, Todor/Theodore Andras – https://familysearch.org

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