Finnish

Michael Monroe

by madman on January 5, 2018

Birth Name: Matti Antero Kristian Fagerholm

Place of Birth: Helsinki, Finland

Date of Birth: June 17, 1962

Ethnicity: Finnish, Finland-Swedish, small amount of German

Michael Monroe is a Finnish singer and musician. He was the lead singer of the rock band Hanoi Rocks.

Michael is the son of Toini Marjatta Kiilas and radio personality Pentti Fagerholm (Pentti Johannes Fagerholm).

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Artur/Artturi Reino Fagerholm (the son of Anton Fagerholm and Josefina Backman). Anton was the son of Kristian Fagerholm and Eeva Kristina Seppälä. Josefina was the daughter of Fredrik Wilhelm Hägglund and Sofia Backman.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Siiri Vuorio (the daughter of Emerik Vuorio/Forsberg and Louise von Willebrand). Emerik was the son of Karl Wilhelm Forsberg and Johanna Forsberg Ehnberg. Louise was the daughter of Fredrik Magnus von Willebrand and Signe Estlander.

Michael’s maternal grandparents were Erkki Heindrich Kihl/Kiilas and Toini Kristiina Wallenius (the daughter of Evert Alexander Eliasson Dristig Wallenius and Wilhelmiina Aqvilina Åkerman). Evert was the son of Elias Eliasson Dristig and Eva Cristina Mattsdotter.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Monroe (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Michael’s mother – http://suku.genealogia.fi

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Chris Kläfford

by Manila on December 17, 2017

Birth Name: Mikael Christoffer Kläfford Sjögren

Place of Birth: Ramsberg, Örebro County, Sweden

Date of Birth: 10 April, 1989

Ethnicity: Swedish, Finnish (maternal grandfather)

Chris Kläfford is a Swedish singer. He is the winner of Idol 2017.

He is the son of Marie (Meriläinen) Björn and Björn Mikael Sjögren.

Chris’ paternal grandparents are Björn Sten Kläfford Sjögren and Iris Viola.

Chris’ maternal grandfather is Unto Johannes “Jocke” Meriläinen, who is Finnish.

Chris’ maternal grandmother is Rut Inga-Britt Danielsson (the daughter of Ejnar Valdemar Danielsson and Rut Ingeborg Lindström). Ejnar was the son of Anders Danielsson and Hilda Sofia Hallberg. Ingeborg was the daughter of Carl Bernhard Linström and Hilma Carolina Persson.

Chris’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Maria Katrina Jonsdotter (16 July 1820, Nora, Örebro County – ?).

Sources: Birth record of Chris’ maternal grandmother, Rut Inga-Britt Danielsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Chris’ maternal great-grandfather, Ejnar Valdemar Danielsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Chris’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Hilda Sofia Hallberg – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Chris’ maternal great-grandmother, Rut Ingeborg Lindström – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Chris’ maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Bernhard Lindström – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Chris’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Hilma Carolina Persson – https://search.ancestry.com

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Christian von Koenigsegg

by Manila on December 14, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 2 July, 1972

Ethnicity:
*German (paternal grandfather)
*Swedish (paternal grandmother)
*Finnish (mother)

Christian von Koenigsegg is a Swedish entrepreneur. He is the founder of Swedish automobile manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB.

Christian’s father, Jesko Harald Gunnar von Koenigsegg, is of half German and half Swedish descent. Christian’s mother, Nelly Britta Ingegerd (Aasa), is a Sweden Finn, from Övertorneå, Norrbotten County, which is beside the Finnish border.

Christian is married to Halldóra Linda Tryggvadóttir, who is Icelandic.

Christian’s paternal grandfather was Harald Heinz Bernhard von Koenigsegg, who was German.

Christian’s paternal grandmother was Karin Marianne Liberg (the daughter of Lars Gunnar Mauritz Liberg and Elin Katarina Liberg). Christian’s great-grandfather Gunnar was the son of Linus Laurentius Liberg and Agnes Sofia Charlotta Vogel. Elin was the daughter of Johan Bernhard Liberg and Hilda Catharina Maria Annell. Linus and Johan were brothers.

Christian’s maternal grandfather was Erik Erland Aasa (the son of Carl Gustaf Michelsson Alainenpää, later Aasa, and of Maria Evelina Danielsdotter Aasa). Carl was the son of Michel Isaksson Alainenpää and Maria Helena Isaksdotter Enbuske. Evelina was the daughter of Daniel Persson Vanhaniemi (later Aasa) and Maria Carolina Asariasdotter Eero.

Christian’s maternal grandmother was Emmy Elisabet Toolanen (the daughter of Erik Emil Johansson Toolanen and Anna Johanna Rautila). Christian’s great-grandfather Erik was the son of Johan Isaksson Toolanen and Anna Catharina Henriksdotter Alli. Christian’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Isak Isaksson Rautila and Johanna Ersdotter Juntti.

Christian’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Ella Nilsdotter Kumppani.

Sources: Genealogies of Christian von Koenigsegg (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.ointres.se
https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Christian’s mother – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal grandfather, Erik Erland Aasa – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Carl Gustaf Michelsson Alainenpää – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria Evelina Danielsdotter Aasa – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal grandmother, Emmy Elisabet Toolanen – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Erik Emil Johansson Toolanen – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Christian’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Johanna Rautila – https://search.ancestry.com

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Mika Kaurismäki

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Birth Name: Mika Juhani Kaurismäki

Place of Birth: Orimattila, Finland

Date of Birth: 21 September 1955

Ethnicity: Finnnish, some Karelian

Mika Kaurismäki is a Finnish filmmaker.

He is the son of Leena and Jorma Kaurismäki. His younger brother, Aki Kaurismäki, is also a filmmaker.

Mika’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Andrei Grigorjev Kuzmin.

Mika’s paternal grandfather was Petteri Kuismin (later Kaurismäki, the son of Andrei Grigorjev Kuismin and Regina Sipontytär Mörsky). Andrei was the son of Grigori Andrjev Kuzmin and Natalia Fedorova. Regina was the daughter of Sippo Laurinpoika Mörsky and Katrina Simontytär Tirri.

Mika’s paternal grandmother was named Hilma Pulkki.

Source: Genealogy of Mika Kaurismäki (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Mike McCready

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Mike McCready – “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas Premiere – Arrivals – Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael David McCready

Place of Birth: Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1966

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandmother), German, Dutch, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Norwegian, as well as remote Cornish, French, and Powhatan Native American

Mike McCready is an American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist for the American grunge band Pearl Jam. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder.

He is the son of Louise Alice (Wiepke) Craig and Roy L. McCready. Mike is married to Ashley O’Connor, with whom he has three children.

Mike’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McCready (June 11, 1788, Ireland – September 22, 1851, Mosa, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada).

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Roy Allison McCready (the son of John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg). John was the son of Charles Sylvester McCready and Alice Eleanor Riggins. Joanna was the daughter of Canadian emigrants, Thomas Armstrong Gregg, of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, and Joanna Stuart Miller, of West Point, Prince Edward Island.

Mike’s paternal grandmother is Ina Katherine Kero (the daughter of Johan (later John) Sanfred “Fred” Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio). John was a Finnish emigrant, from Lohtaja (now part of Kokkola), Western Finland, and was the son of Juho Matinpoika Kero and Johanna Matintytär Perttula. Christina was also a Finnish immigrant, from Lapua, Western Finland, and was the daughter of Jaakko Juhanpoika Kallio and Maria Jaakontytär Huhtala.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Henry W. F. Wiepke (the son of Friederich W. H. “Fred” Wiepke and Elisabetha W. “Lizzie” Greyl). Friederich was a German immigrant, and was the son of Heinrich “Henry” Wiepke and Elisa Baumgarten. Mike’s great-grandmother Elisabetha was also a German immigrant, and was the daughter of Christoph Greyl and Margaretha Eckert.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Doris Lorraine Fletcher (the daughter of Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard). Earl was the son of English emigrants, Matthew Henry Fletcher and Louisa Smith, both of Dudley, Staffordshire (now part of West Midlands). Emma was the daughter of English emigrant James William Howard, of Bethnal Green, London, and Charlotte “Lottie” Elseth, whose own parents, John Christensen Steensrud (later Elseth) and Nicoline “Lena/Lina” Olsdatter Elseth, were Norwegian emigrants, from Solum (now part of Skien) and Skien, respectively in Telemark.

Sources: Marriage record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Birth record of Mike’s paternal grandfather, Roy Allison McCready – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s paternal great-grandmother, Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Ina Katherine (Kero) McCready, to Horace Milton Dixon – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Sanfred Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Sanfred Kero – http://www.sukuhistoria.fi

Birth record of Mike’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s mother, to Roland Michael Craig – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal grandparents, Henry W. F. Wiepke and Doris Lorraine Fletcher – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal grandfather, Henry W. F. Wiepke, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Friederich W. H. Wiepke and Elisabetha W. Greyl – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James William Howard and Charlotte Elseth – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen Steensrud – https://media.digitalarkivet.no (official)
https://media.digitalarkivet.no (copy)

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen (Steensrud) Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nicoline Olsdatter Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

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