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Andres Tarand

by Manila on March 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of Birth: 11 January, 1940

Ethnicity: Estonian

Andres Tarand is an Estonian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Estonia, from 8 November 1994 to 17 April 1995.

He is the son of Helmut (Takenberg) Tarand and Leida Agathe (Karu) Tarand. He is married to Mari Viiding.

Andres’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Mats.

Andres’ paternal grandfather was Hans Takenberg (later Tarand, the son of Priidik Takenberg and Tiina Lindenvald). Priidik was the son of Mihkel Takenberg and Liso Ridak. Tiina was the daughter of Jüri Lindenvald and Ann.

Andres’ paternal grandmother was Anna Graustein (the daughter of Mihkel Graustein and Mari Karol). Andres’ great-grandfather Mihkel was the son of Tõnno Graustein and Krõõt Allikof. Mari was the daughter of Jaan Karol and Mari Tamse.

Andres’ maternal grandfather was Hindrek Karro (later Karu, the son of Hinrek Karro and Krõõt Lehrwerk). Hinrek was the son of Tõnno Karro and Liso Tedder. Andres’ great-grandmother Krõõt was the daughter of Hans Lehrwerk and Kai Tui.

Andres’ maternal grandmother was Annette Loorberg (the daughter of Hans Lorberg, later Loorberg, and of Ann Lukusepp). Andres’ great-grandfather Hans was the son of Jüri Lorberg and Mari. Andres’ great-grandmother Ann was the daughter of Jüri Lukusepp and Liisu Strandberg.

Andres’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Ann.

Source: Genealogy of Andres Tarand – https://www.geni.com

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Tiit Vähi

by Manila on March 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Kaagjärve, Valga County, Estonia

Date of Birth: 10 January, 1947

Ethnicity: Estonian

Tiit Vähi is an Estonian politician. He acted as the Prime Minister of Estonia, from 29 January 1992 to 21 October 1992, and served from 17 April 1995 to 17 March 1997.

He is the son of Silvi Senni Vilhelmine (Vaab) and Robert Vähi. He is married to Raine-Lea Rublevski.

Tiit’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Hans Vähi.

Tiit’s paternal grandfather was Kaarel Vähi (or Karl Vähi in German, the son of Kusta Vähi and Lisa Kaiv). Kusta was the son of Hindrik Wähhi and Marret Pikksöör. Lisa was the daughter of Johann Kaiv and Nora Graw.

Tiit’s paternal grandmother was Marie Rimm (the daughter of Juhan Rimm and Sohvi Andrei). Juhan was the son of Rein Rimm and Madli. Sohvi was the daughter of Jaan Andrei and Lotta Aind.

Tiit’s maternal grandfather was Peter Waab (the son of Peep Waab and Katri Thom, later Toom). Peep was the son of Jaan Vaab and Ann Toots. Katri was the daughter of Peeter Thom and Leno Sarnit.

Tiit’s maternal grandmother was Miili Sprenk (or Emilie Sprenk in German, the daughter of an unknown father and Anna Sprenk). Anna was the daughter of Juhhan Sprenk and Liisu Helstein.

Tiit’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Anno Pikk.

Source: Genealogy of Tiit Vähi – https://www.geni.com

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Mart Siimann

by Manila on March 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Kilingi-Nõmme, Pärnu County, Estonia

Date of Birth: 21 September, 1946

Ethnicity: Estonian

Mart Siimann is an Estonian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Estonia, from 17 March 1997 to 25 March 1999, as well as the president of the Estonian Olympic Committee, from 2001 to 2012.

He is the son of Elfriede (Ader) and Elmar Siimann. He is married to Maarika Saarna. He was previously married to Raissa Tuhkru.

Mart’s paternal grandfather was Kaarel Siimann (the son of Mart Siimann and Els Sulsinberg). Mart’s great-grandfather Mart was the son of Mart Siimann and Maret. Els was the son of Jaak Sulsinberg and Kai Kitsnik.

Mart’s paternal grandmother was Loviisa Silm (the daughter of Jüri Silm and Maret Juurik). Jüri was the son of Jüri Silm and Mari Otsalt. Mart’s great-grandmother Maret was the daughter of Peeter Juurik and Mall Kull.

Mart’s maternal grandparents were Ferdinand Ader and Marie Lukk (the daughter of Märt Lukk).

Source: Genealogy of Mart Siimann – https://www.geni.com

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Mart Laar

by Manila on March 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Viljandi, Viljandi County, Estonia

Date of Birth: 22 April, 1960

Ethnicity: Estonian

Mart Laar is an Estonian politician and historian. He served as the Prime Minister of Estonia, from 21 October 1992 to 8 November 1994 and from 25 March 1999 to 28 January 2002, as well as the Minister of Defence, from 6 April 2011 to 11 May 2012.

He is the son of Aime (Võlli) and Tõnis Laar. He is married to Katrin Kask.

Mart’s maternal grandparents were Artur Võlli and Armilde Tamm.

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

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Siim Kallas

by Manila on March 14, 2017

Place of Birth: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of Birth: 2 October, 1948

Ethnicity: Estonian, 1/8 Latvian, possibly some German

Siim Kallas is an Estonian politician. He had served as the European Commissioner for Transport, from 9 February 2010 to 1 November 2014; European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud, from 22 November 2004 to 9 February 2010; European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, from 1 May 2004 to 22 November 2004, with Joaquín Almunia; Prime Minister of Estonia, from 28 January 2002 to 10 April 2003; and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 9 November 1995 to 21 November 1996.

He is the son of Rita (Alver) and Udo Kallas. He is married to Kristi Kartus.

Siim’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Hinrik (died 23 June 1751).

Siim’s paternal grandfather was Eduard Johannes Kallas (the son of Ado Kallas and Liisa Põdder). Ado was the son of Juhan Kallas and Mari Kalda. Liisa was the daughter of Karel Põdder and Wio Kranberg.

Siim’s paternal grandmother was Marie Weidenstrauch (the daughter of Juhan Weidenstrauch and Mari Stollberg). Juhan was the son of Juhan Weidenstrauch and Marri. Mari was the daughter of Jaak Stollberg and Ewa Nieberg.

Siim’s maternal grandfather was Eduard Alver (the son of Märt Alver and Olga-Emilie Brucks). Märt was the son of Hans Alver and Mai. Olga-Emilie was the daughter of Christian Brucks and Auguste Müller.

Siim’s maternal grandmother was Selma Amalie Henriette Buhmeister (the daughter of Jaunis, or Johann in German, Buhmeister, and of Anna Maria Masgis). Jaunis was born in Wormen, Courland, Latvia, to Christoph Buhmeister. Anna Maria was also a Latvian immigrant, from Riga.

Source: Genealogy of Siim Kallas – https://www.geni.com

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