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Jessy Schram

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jessy Schram – Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour – Arrivals – The Tournament House – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jessica Mayfair Schram

Place of Birth: Skokie, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 15, 1986

Ethnicity:
*31.25% German
*25% Lithuanian
*12.5% Dutch
*12.5% Belgian [Flemish]
*12.5% English
*6.25% Irish

Jessy Schram is an American actress.

Jessy is the daughter of Kristie M. (Verstraete) and John Schram. Her father is of Lithuanian, German, and Irish descent. Her mother has Dutch, Flemish Belgian, German, and English ancestry.

Jessy’s paternal grandfather was Walter A. Schram (the son of Alfred Peter Schram and Kathryn L. Hoyd/Hoye). Walter was born in Wisconsin. Alfred was born in Illinois, the son of John Schram, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Frances Sadler, whose parents were also German. Kathryn was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Simon Hoye, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents, and of Anna Mary Kretschmer, whose parents were German.

Jessy’s paternal grandmother was Minnie C. Peredna (the daughter of Walter J. Peredna and Anele “Nellie” Sluzas). Minnie was born in Illinois. Walter and Anele were from Lithuania.

Jessy’s maternal grandfather was Florent H. “Red” Verstraete (the son of Florent Gustaf Verstraete and Rosina L. Vrielynch). Jessy’s grandfather Florent was born in Indiana. Jessy’s great-grandfather Florent was born in the Netherlands, the son of Edward Verstraete and Juliana Van Hoyfe. Rosina was born in Belgium, the daughter of Edmund Vrielynch and Mary de Jaeger.

Jessy’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Jeanne/Jeannene Held (the daughter of William August Held and May Fair Hyde). Yvonne was born in Illinois. William was born in Michigan, the son of German parents, Carl Held and Ida Wenzel. May Fair was born in Mississippi, to a father from England and a mother from Mississippi.

Sources: Obituary of Jessy’s paternal grandmother, Minnie C. (Peredna) Schram – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Jessy’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), John J. Peredna – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal grandfather, Florent H. “Red” Verstraete – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal great-grandfather, William A. Held – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

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Finneas O’Connell

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Finneas Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1997

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Finneas O’Connell is an American actor and musician.

Finneas is the son of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. His younger sister is singer and songwriter Billie Eilish.

Finneas’ maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Finneas’ maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Finneas’ maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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Billie Eilish

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 2001

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter.

Billie is the daughter of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. Her older brother is actor and musician Finneas O’Connell.

Billie’s maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Billie’s maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Billie’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mario Abdo Benítez

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Place of Birth: Asunción, Paraguay

Date of Birth: 10 November, 1971

Ethnicity:
*50% Paraguayan [Spanish, possibly other]
*25% Arab
*24.609375% French [including French-Martiniquais]
*0.1953125% Belgian [Flemish]
*0.1953125% Breton

Mario Abdo Benítez is a Paraguayan politician. He has served as President of Paraguay, since 15 August, 2018. He was previously President of the Senate, from 1 July, 2015 to 30 June, 2016.

Mario is the son of Mario Abdo Benítez and Ruth María Elena “Manón” Benítez Perrier.

Mario is married to Silvana María Auxiliadora López Moreira Bó. He has two children with his former wife, Fátima María Díaz Benza Cameron.

Mario’s paternal grandfather was Juan Abdo Wadha (the son of Raduan Abdo and María Wadha). Juan was Arab.

Mario’s paternal grandmother was Estanislada Benítez (the daughter of an unknown father and Martina Benítez).

Mario’s maternal grandfather was Victoriano Benítez Vera (the son of parents surnamed Benítez and Vera).

Mario’s maternal grandmother was Florentina Gilberta Perrier Galy (the daughter of Léopold Charles Louis Elie Perrier and Marie Marguerite Léonie Galy). Léopoldo was a French military officer, from Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, and was the son of François Victor Perrier and Zélie Élisabeth Charlotte Hodebourg des Brosses, who was of French-Martiniquais, Breton, and Belgian (Flemish) descent. Léonie was also French, and was the daughter of Paul Galy and Jeanne Marie Rose Gilis.

Mario’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Françoise Mazet (c. 1817 – before 1864).

Source: Genealogy of Mario Abdo Benítez – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Edgar was born in Rio de Janeiro. Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle; and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Gregório’s great-grandmother Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Ivna was born in Rio de Janeiro. Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Gregório’s great-grandmother Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier – https://www.geni.com

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