Susan Tedeschi

by andrew on February 22, 2017

Birth Name: Susan Caroline Tedeschi

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 9, 1970

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, Irish, German

Susan Tedeschi is an American blues and soul musician. She is the daughter of Patricia (Doherty) and Richard “Dick” Tedeschi.

Susan’s paternal grandparents were Dominic Robert “Nick” Tedeschi, Sr. (the son of Angelo Tedeschi and Katherine M. Sabino) and Phyllis Colman Turner (the daughter of Samuel Turner and Ethel Colman).

Susan’s maternal grandparents were James Joseph Doherty, II (the son of James Joseph Doherty, I and Annie Grant) and Edith Adelaide Masters (the daughter of Raymond Elliot Masters and Esther Josephine Catherine/Catharine Bavis).

Sources: Genealogy of Susan Tedeschi – https://www.geni.com

Records of Susan’s paternal grandfather, Dominic R “Nick” Tedeschi – https://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Susan’s paternal great-grandparents, Angelo Tedeschi and Katherine M. Sabino – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Susan’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther Josephine Catherine/Catharine Bavis – http://www.genealogy.com

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Kurtwood Smith

by madman on February 22, 2017

Birth Name: Kurtwood Larson Smith

Place of Birth: New Lisbon, Wisconsin, United States

Date of Birth: July 3, 1943

*English, possibly other (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Kurtwood Smith is an American actor. He is the son of Mabel Annette Lund (Larson) and George Smith.

Kurtwood’s maternal grandparents were Johannes “John” Larson (the son of Lars J. Larson and Ingeborg Ormson) and Olahva Maline “Olive” Onsager (the daughter of Ole J. Onsager and Mary Nelson). Johannes and Olahva were both born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Kurtwood Smith (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=dowfam3&id=I551223

Genealogy of Kurtwood’s mother (through her sister, Marie Ingeborg Larson Barlow) – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72906801

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Eli Manning

by bearboy on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Elisha Nelson Manning

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Birth: January 3, 1981

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, German and Swiss-German, remote French

Family Background: Eli Manning is an American professional football player and NFL quarterback, currently playing for the New York Giants.

Eli Manning is the son of Olivia (Williams) and Archie Manning (Elisha Archibald Manning). Eli’s father was also an NFL player along with his brother, Peyton Manning.

Eli’s paternal grandparents were Elisha Archibald Manning (the son of Archibald Elisha Manning and Annie Sophia Gaddy) and Jane Elizabeth Nelson (the daughter of Joseph Lafayette Nelson and Olivia Beady).

Eli’s maternal grandparents were Amzie Cooper Williams (the son of Amzie Jackson Williams and Nannie Mae Stribling) and Frances Irene Thomas (the daughter of John James Seale Thomas and Mary Bell Warren).

Source: http://www.wargs.com/other/manning.html



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Alex Jones (radio host)

by bearboy on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Alexander Emric/Emerick Jones

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1974

Ethnicity: English, along with some Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and German

Alex Jones is an American far-right radio show host, filmmaker, writer, and conspiracy theorist.

Alex is the son of Carol Gretchen (Hamman) and David Ross Jones.

In one of Alex’s video podcasts, he stated that he is of partial Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Jones (the son of William Ross Jones and Clara Theodorsia McElroy). William was the son of William Jeremiah Jones and Mary Elizabeth Warwick. Clara was the daughter of Charles Terry McElroy and Mary Frances Jackson.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Patricia/Pattie Louise Johnson (the daughter of Peyton Lacy Johnson and Jessie Louise Brown). Peyton was the son of John Lamb Johnson and Martha L. Bridges. Jessie was the daughter of Stewart Murray Brown and Julia Ester Selman.

Alex’s maternal grandfather was Clyde William Hamman (the son of Clyde William Hamman and Margaret Frances Gresham). Alex’s great-grandfather Clyde was the son of William David Hamman and Katherine Merilza Fowler. Margaret was the daughter of Oliver Pinkney Gresham and Ann Moshelle Moore.

Alex’s maternal grandmother is Bennie Grayce Pope (the daughter of William Forrest Pope and Verna Grayce Cleveland). William was the son of Nathaniel/Nathan Pope and Adaline Marguerite Gibson. Verna was the daughter of David Henry Craig Cleveland and Etta Lecil Acker.

Sources: Genealogies of Alex Jones – http://gw.geneanet.org


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, musician, composer, producer, director, 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 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 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/people/Kurt-Schneider/6000000036343536431