Birth Name: Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi

Date of Birth: November 16, 1894

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 27 July, 1972

Place of Death: Schruns, Austria

*German, as well as Greek and Russian, and Danish, Belgian [Flemish and Walloon], Lithuanian, and Polish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi was an Austrian-Japanese politician and philosopher. He served as the founding president of the Paneuropean Union for 49 years.

Richard was born in Tokyo, Japan, the son of Mitsuko “Mitsu” (Aoyama) and Heinrich Johann Maria von Coudenhove-Kalergi, a count and diplomat. His mother was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was born in Vienna, Austria, of German, as well as Russian, Danish, Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Lithuanian, and Polish, descent.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was Franz Karl von Coudenhove (the son of Franz Ludwig Graf von Coudenhove and Katharina Jakobine Augusta von Löwenstern). Richard’s grandfather Franz was born in Vienna, Austria. Richard’s great-grandfather Franz was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Georg Ludwig von Coudenhoven and Sophia von Hatzfeld, and had German and Belgian ancestry. Katharina was born in Tartu, Estonia, the daughter of Paul Ludwig Johann von Löwenstern, from Vana-Antsla, Estonia, and of Christiane Friederike von Gersdorff, from Königsberg, Prussia.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Maria Kalergi (the daughter of Johannes/Joannou/Johan Ivan Emanuilovich Kalergis and Maria von Nesselrode). Richard’s grandmother Marie was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Johannes was the son of Manuel Kalergi/Kalergis and Charlotte Jörgensen. The Kalergi family was of at least part Greek origin. Richard’s great-great-grandfather Manuel is sometimes cited as Russian, though he might have had Greek ancestry. Charlotte’s surname is Danish or Norwegian.

Richard’s great-grandmother Maria, a pianist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Karl Friedrich Joseph Fedor Karlovich von Nesselrode, a diplomat, who had German ancestry, and of Tekla/Thekla von Gorska h. Nałęcz, who was of Polish and Lithuanian descent; Richard’s great-great-grandfather Karl’s mother, Josepha von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg, is said to have been a practicing Protestant who was born Jewish. This does not appear to be accurate.

Richard’s maternal grandparents were Kihachi Aoyama and Tsuneko “Tsune” Iwata.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi – https://www.geni.com


Danielle Savre

by bablah on July 2, 2017

Danielle Savre – Starlight Music Jam: A Pre-AMA Live Music Showcase Benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation  Photo Credit: Joyce Chow / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Danielle Kathleen Savre

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1988

Ethnicity: English, Flemish, Italian, Norwegian, some German

Danielle Savre is an American actress and singer.

Her paternal grandfather was Eugene/Eugine Harris Savre (the son of Edward Eugene Savre and Nancy Pearl Finch). Edward was the son of Eric/Erick Savre, who was born in Nes kommune, Buskerud fylke, Norway, and of Julia E. Tenold, who was born in Illinois, to Norwegian parents. Nancy was the daughter of George Finch and Ida D. Remore.

Danielle’s paternal grandmother is Betty J. Callow.

Danielle’s maternal grandfather is James Augustus Guardino.

Danielle’s maternal grandmother is Marie Clementine Mervilde/Mervelde (the daughter of Adolph Mervelde/Mervilde and Bertha). Adolph was from Bellem, Belgium.

Sources: Birth record of Danielle’s paternal grandfather, Eugene/Eugine Harris Savre – https://familysearch.org

Danielle’s paternal grandfather, Eugene/Eugine Harris Savre, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Danielle’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Eugene Savre and Nancy Pearl Finch – https://familysearch.org

Danielle’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Eugene Savre, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Danielle’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Eric/Erick Savre – https://www.findagrave.com

Danielle’s paternal great-grandmother, Nancy Pearl Finch, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Danielle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, George Finch and Ida D. Remore – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Danielle’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George Finch – https://www.findagrave.com

Danielle’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ida D. Remore, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Danielle’s maternal grandmother, Marie Clementine Mervilde/Mervelde, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Émilie Dequenne

by follers on May 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Belœil, Hainaut, Belgium

Date of Birth: 29 August, 1981

Ethnicity: Belgian (Walloon, about 1/8th Flemish)

Émilie Dequenne is a Belgian actress.

Émilie is the daughter of Brigitte Noella Ghislaine Fagot and Daniel Dequenne.

Émilie’s paternal grandfather is Augustin Desire Dequenne (the son of Arthur Simon Dequenne and Renee Rosine Bequet). Arthur was born in Frameries, the son of Desire Dequenne and Adolphine Julia Mahieu. Renee was born in Haulchin, France, the daughter of Augustin Bequet and Eugenie Marie Soupart.

Émilie’s paternal grandmother is Odette Laure Clementine Jouret (the daughter of Emile Auguste Ghislain Jouret and Marie Aline Leonie Bossens). Émilie’s great-grandfather Emile was born in Grosage, the son of Theodore Jouret and Laure Marie Catherine Celeste Dantoing. Émilie’s great-grandmother Marie Aline Leonie was born in Zoutleeuw, and had Flemish ancestry; she was the daughter of Louis Bossens and Marie Louise Clémentine Vanmechelem.

Émilie’s maternal grandfather is José Fagot (the son of Marcel Joseph Fagot and Emilie Irène Boucq). Marcel was born in Ladeuze, the son of Gustave Joseph Fagot and Marie Mathilde Vanus. Émilie’s great-grandmother Emilie Boucq was born in Sirault, the daughter of Jules Joseph Noël Etienne Boucq and Joséphine Amélie Séverine Bochart.

Émilie’s maternal grandmother is Ghislaine Deghouys (the daughter of Felicien Deghouys and Julienne Wacheul). Felicien was born in Ladeuze, the son of Alexandre Desire Deghouys and Amelie Eglastine Duquesne. Julienne was born in Chièvres-Vaudignies, the daughter of Florimond Joseph Wacheul and Marie Briffeuil.

Source: Genealogy of Émilie Dequenne – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Édouard Philippe

by Manila on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Édouard Charles Philippe

Place of Birth: Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Date of Birth: 28 November, 1970

Ethnicity: French, Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon)

Édouard Philippe is a French lawyer and politician. He has served has the Prime Minister of France, since 15 May, 2017.

He is the son of teachers Anne Marie Josette Marthe (Lahosse) and Patrick Philippe. He is married to Edith Chabre.

Prime Minister Philippe’s maternal grandfather was Lucien Paul Auguste Lahosse (the son of Lucien Jules Constant Lahousse and Charlotte Marie Joséphine Lafont). Prime Minister Philippe’s great-grandfather Lucien was the son of Belgian immigrant Constant Fidèle Amand Lahousse, of Wervik, West Flanders, and of Pauline Marie Joseph Godfroy. Charlotte was the daughter of Auguste Joseph Lafont and Françoise Joséphine Claire Roux.

Prime Minister Philippe’s maternal grandmother was Jacqueline Raymonde Cornelie Barbez (the daughter of Jean Georges Théophile Corneille Barbez and Marthe Pannier). Jean was the son of Georges Joseph Charles Barbez and Hélène Florence Corneille Sicard. Marthe was the daughter of Emile Armand Henri Pannier and Marie Sophie Vanoost.

Prime Minister Philippe’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Isabelle Laseure, of Beveren aan de IJzer, West Flanders, Belgium.

Sources: Genealogies of Édouard Philippe (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org


Jess Moskaluke

by stlucas on April 14, 2017

Birth Name: Jessica Moskaluke

Place of Birth: Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Birth: June 4, 1990

*Ukrainian, possibly other (father)
*German, one quarter Belgian/Flemish (mother)

Jess Moskaluke is a Canadian country pop singer.

Jess is the daughter of Rhonda (Walz) and Robert Moskaluke. Her father’s surname is of Ukrainian origin. Her mother has German and one quarter Belgian (Flemish) ancestry.

Jess’ maternal grandfather was Earl Walz (the son of Alfred Walz and Elizabeth de Pape). Alfred was the son of Joseph Walz and Anna Buchberger, who were ethnic Germans, born in Galicia, Austria (now Ukraine) and Bavaria, Germany. Elizabeth was the daughter of Frank de Pape, who was born in Illinois, U.S., to parents from Belgium, and of Emelie Marie Lucie Van Hee, who was originally from Merkem, West Flanders, Belgium.

Jess’ maternal grandmother was Rosemarie Silbernagel (the daughter of John Silbernagel and Roseanne Beck). John was the son of Ignatz Silbernagel and Magdalena Sander. Roseanne was the daughter of Kasper Beck and Katherine Litzingen. Jess’ great-great-grandparents Ignatz, Madgalena, Kasper, and Katherine all hailed from Kutschurgan, Ukraine (now Kuchurhan, Rozdilna Raio, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine), a village that was established by Roman Catholic German and Alsatian French immigrants in 1808. The family were ethnic Germans.

Sources: Genealogy of Jess’ maternal grandfather, Earl Walz – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jess’ maternal great-grandfather, Alfred Walz, on the 1911 Canada Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jess’ maternal grandmother, Rosemarie Silbernagel – http://www.gigacorp.net

Obituary of Jess’ maternal great-grandmother, Rosanne (Beck) Silbernagel – http://www.legacy.com


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