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Elina Nechayeva

by Manila on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Elina Netšajeva

Place of Birth: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of Birth: 10 November, 1991

Ethnicity: Estonian, Russian

Elina Nechayeva is an Estonian soprano. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Her mother is named Irina (Lepilina) Milišnikova.

Some sources state that she is also of Chuvash descent.

Elina’s maternal grandmother was Lyudmilla Kask (the daughter of Aleksander Batša/Kask and Erna Oja). Erna was the daughter of Johannes Oja and Anna Batša.

Elina’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Lisabet Koido (1848, Alatskivi, Tartu County – 1934, Krasnodar, Azov-Black Sea Krai, Russian SFSR [now part of Krasnodar Krai, Russia]).

Source: Genealogy of Elina Nechayeva (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Herbert Grönemeyer

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer

Place of Birth: Göttingen, Lower Saxony, West Germany (now part of Germany)

Date of Birth: 12 April, 1956

Ethnicity: German (including Baltic German), 1/256 Scottish, as well as distant Dutch and Swedish

Herbert Grönemeyer is a German musician and actor.

He is the son of Hella Carin (von Hunnius) and Wilhelm Grönemeyer.

Herbert was married to actress Anna Henkel, until her death, with whom he has two children.

Herbert’s paternal grandparents were Dietrich Grönemeyer and Lisette.

Herbert’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Arthur von Hunnius (the son of Theodor Woldemar Emanuel von Hunnius and Elly Ilse “Elise” Frey). Herbert was Baltic German physician, from Kiltsi, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. Theodor was the son of Carl Arthur Woldemar von Hunnius and Johanna Fredrika Landesen. Carl’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John Drummond, was a Scottish military officer, from Perth. Herbert’s great-grandmother Elly was the daughter of Carl Nicolai Frey and Amalie Dorothea Johanna Siewerssen.

Herbert’s maternal grandmother was Wally Anna Marie Margareta Langheinrich (the daughter of Wilhelm Langheinrich and Marie Briet-Tretrop).

Source: Genealogy of Herbert Grönemeyer – https://www.geni.com

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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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