Cecilia Morel

by Manila on November 21, 2017

Birth Name: Cecilia Morel Montes

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 14 January, 1951

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian], Basque, Catalan, Galician, remote Indigenous), Cornish, English, French, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64 Belgian (Flemish), 1/64 French-Martinican, as well as remote German and Indigenous Peruvian (Quechua)

Cecilia Morel is a Chilean family counselor. She had served as the First Lady of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014.

She is the daughter of Eduardo Federico Morel Chaigneau and Paulina Montes Brunet.

Cecilia is married to politician Sebastián Piñera, with whom she has four children.

Cecilia’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Jules Morel.

Cecilia’s paternal grandfather was Alberto Eduardo Morel Herrera (the son of Eduardo Morel Samaniego and Paula Julia Herrera Urzúa). Cecilia’s great-grandfather Eduardo was the son of Domingo Morel y García Abello, whose father, Joachim Morel (or Joaquín Morel Legrand in Spanish), was a French immigrant, from Paris, and of Eloísa Samaniego y Martínez de la Torre. Julia was the daughter of José Narciso Herrera y Tapia and Leonor Urzúa Rodríguez.

Cecilia’s paternal grandmother was María Inés Chaigneau Morel (the daughter of Juan Federico Chaigneau Salas and Luisa Morel Zegers). Federico was the son of Émile Chaigneau, who was French, and of Antonia Salas. Luisa was the daughter of Máximo Morel y García Abello, who was the brother of Domingo Morel y García Abello, making Cecilia’s paternal grandparents second cousins, and of Mercedes Zegers Samaniego, whose father, Jean François Zegers (or Juan Francisco Zegers y Duras in Spanish), was of half-Belgian (Flemish) and half-French-Martinican descent.

Cecilia’s maternal grandfather was Luis Eugenio Montes Vicuña (the son of Ramón Montes Montes and Eloísa Vicuña Montes). Ramón was the son of Ramón Montes Solar and Loreto Montes Váscones. Cecilia’s great-grandmother Eloísa was the daughter of Hermógenes Vicuña del Solar and Carmen Montes del Solar.

Cecilia’s maternal grandmother was María Consuelo de los Dolores Brunet Bunster (the daughter of Manuel Brunet Molina and Rosario Bunster Robles). Manuel was the son of Catalan immigrant Ignasi Brunet i Artes (or Ignacio Brunet Artes in Spanish), of Manresa, Barcelona, and of Romualda Molina Urrejola. Rosario was the daughter of Martín Bryan Bunster Bunster, whose parents, Grosvenor Bunster and Elizabeth Bunster, were English immigrants, from Mylor and St Gluvias, respectively both in Cornwall, and of María del Rosario Robles Godoy.

Cecilia’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, María Torralva.

Source: Genealogy of Cecilia Morel – https://www.geni.com


Max Frost

by Manila on November 1, 2017

Max Frost – Max Frost in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – May 14, 2014 – Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Matthew Alexander Frost

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1992

Ethnicity: English, French, French-Canadian, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, as well as distant Belgian (Flemish), Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Swiss-French, and Welsh

Max Frost is an American singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Lucy Elizabeth (Nickerson) and Michael Anthony “Mike Terri” Frost.

Max’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, George Frost, who was an English immigrant.

Max’s paternal grandfather was Jean DeAtley “J.D.” Frost (the son of Isaac Newton Frost and Mary Agnes DeAtley). Isaac was the son of Wilson Frost and Margaret “Maggie” Byrn. Mary Agnes was the daughter of John A. “Jack” DeAtley and Eva L. Smith.

Max’s paternal grandmother is Anna Warren Proctor (the daughter of Warren Christopher Columbus Proctor and Avie Stella James). Warren was the son of Thomas Frazier Proctor and Anna Melinda Haddock. Avie was the daughter of Leslie Christopher James and Orena Belle Malone.

Max’s maternal grandfather is David Samuel Nickerson (the son of Millard Gronly Nickerson and Edith Lois Mitchell). Millard was the son of Samuel Nickerson and Emma Rosalina Gravel. Edith was the daughter of Canadian immigrants, Frédéric Dumouchel (later Frederick “Fred” Mitchell), of Thurso, Québec, and of Sarah Emma Riley, whose parents were English immigrants.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Katherine “Kathy” Clark (the daughter of Edwin Milligan Clark and Dora Elizabeth Martin). Edwin was the son of Lewis Gibson Clark and Ida May Rankin. Dora was born in Bhera, Punjab, British Raj (now Pakistan); the daughter of John Howard Martin and Elizabeth Jane Gregory.

Max’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Margaret Miller (died December 16, 1838, Rich Hill Township, Muskingum County, Ohio).

Sources: Birth record of Max Frost – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Max’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Max’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Max’s paternal grandparents, Jean DeAtley Frost and Anna Warren Proctor – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Max’s paternal grandfather, Jean DeAtley “J.D.” Frost – http://www.rekfunerals.com

Genealogy of Max’s paternal grandmother, Anna Warren Proctor – http://www.ericjames.org

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

Max’s maternal grandfather, David Samuel Nickerson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Max’s maternal great-grandparents, Millard Gronly Nickerson and Edith Lois Mitchell – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Max’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Frederick “Fred” Mitchell – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Max’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Katherine Clark – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Obituary of Max’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Katherine (Clark) Barnett – http://www.legacy.com


Johan Heldenbergh

by stlucas on October 29, 2017

Johan Heldenbergh – “The Zookeeper’s Wife” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium

Date of Birth: February 9, 1967

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish)

Johan Heldenbergh is a Belgian actor, playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director.

His father is from Kortrijk and his mother is from Ghent. Johan has three children with his former wife, Belgian actress Joke Devynck.

Source: http://hannaverkent.gent


Laura Groeseneken

by Manila on September 30, 2017

Place of Birth: Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1990

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), distant German

Laura Groeseneken is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

She is the daughter of Nora Maria Gillemot and Geert Groeseneken.

Laura’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Andre Joseph Groesenicke (19 June 1815, Diest, Flemish Brabant – 10 October 1869, Neerlinter, Flemish Brabant). Andre was the illegitimate son of German-born Charlotte Louise Groesenicke (later Groesnicke, c. 1786, Barwice, West Pomeranian Voivodship, present-day Poland – 14 November 1856, Piława, Szczecinek County, West Pomeranian Voivodship).

Laura’s paternal grandfather is Robert August Groeseneken (the son of Theophile Groeseneken and Barbe Valerie Vanmol). Théophile was the son of Augustin Groeseneken and Clementine Devries. Barbe was the daughter of Gustave Vanmol and Marie Angeline Finoulst.

Laura’s paternal grandmother is Jeanine Smets (the daughter of Jean Pierre Smets and Valerie Ernestine Ipers). Jean was the son of Jean Baptiste Smets and Julie Barbara Christiaens. Valerie was the daughter of Guillaume Ipers and Jeanne Josephine Grossen.

Laura’s maternal grandfather are Gerard Gillemot (the son of Edouard Gillemot and Helene Bogaerts) and Marina Verstringhe (the daughter of Robert Verstringhe and Julia Vanparijs).

Source: Genealogy of Laura Groeseneken – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Beau Garrett

by bablah on September 21, 2017

Birth Name: Beau Jesse Garrett

Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 28, 1982

Ethnicity: Belgian Flemish (paternal grandmother), Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), German, English, Irish

Beau Garrett is an American actress and model.

Beau is said to be a cousin of actor Kyle Chandler. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Beau’s paternal grandfather is Kenneth L. Garrett (the son of Kenneth Lester Garrett and Marian Elizabeth Kreie). Beau’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Harley Umberfield Garrett and Lorena Floye Beard. Marian was the daughter of William Charles Kreie and Elida Christina/Wilhelmina Hollander.

Beau’s paternal grandmother is Kathleen Rose Buysse (the daughter of Cyril Albert Buysse and Sophie Julia Labat). Cyril was born in Oosteeklo, Belgium, to Flemish parents, Camiel Buysse and Emma DeBacher/DeBacker/DeBaker. Sophie was born in Minnesota, to Belgian Flemish parents, August Labat and Rose DePope.

Beau’s maternal grandfather was Roger Rowland (born Roger Rosenberg, the son of Barnett Rosenberg/Rowland and Mindell/Minnie Greenberg). Barnett and Mindell were born in Vilnius, to Jewish parents. Barnett was the son of Abraham Rosenberg and Susie Bowjarswy. Mindell was the daughter of Karl Greenberg and Jetty Beitelman.

Beau’s maternal grandmother was Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff (the daughter of Harold Kelly Middlekauff and Dadee Vanessa Brewer). Harold was the son of Charles Middlekauff and Lucy Kelley. Vanessa was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Carrie E. Wilson.

Sources: Genealogy of Beau’s father – http://www.craigsfamily.net

Genealogies of Beau’s paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth Lester Garrett and Marian Elizabeth Kreie – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituaries of Blake’s paternal great-grandparents, Cyril Albert Buysse and Sophie Julia Labat – https://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Beau’s maternal grandparents, Roger Rosenberg/Rowland and Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff – https://www.familysearch.org

Beau’s maternal grandfather, Roger Rosenberg/Rowland, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Beau’s maternal great-grandparents, Barnett Rosenberg/Rowland and Mindell/Minnie Greenberg – https://www.familysearch.org

Beau’s maternal grandmother, Vanessa Elizabeth Middlekauff, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Beau’s maternal great-grandparents, Harold Kelly Middlekauff and Dadee Vanessa Brewer – https://www.familysearch.org

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