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Charles Esten

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Esten Puskar III

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1965

Ethnicity: English, Irish, 1/8 Czech or Slovak, 1/16 Scottish, 1/32 German, 1/32 French

Charles Esten is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Charles is also known under the name “Chip Esten”.

Charles is the son of Cynthia Brookes Fulwiler and Charles Esten Puskar, II. Charles has a sister, Mary Catherine. They were raised by their mother in Alexandria, Virginia.

Charles’ mother is mostly of English descent. Charles’ father has Irish, Czech or Slovak, Scottish, German, French, and some English, ancestry.

Charles’ paternal grandfather was Charles Esten Puskar (the son of Ludick/Sudick Anthony Puskar and Mary Jane Ceyrolles). Mary Jane was the daughter of Gabriel Ceyrolles and Barbara D. Walkenshaw.

Charles’ great-grandfather Ludick was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia.

Charles’ great-great-grandfather Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from France, John Ceyrolles, and a mother from Pennsylvania, Caroline Capp, whose own parents were German. Charles’ great-great-grandmother Barbara was also born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Glasgow, Scotland.

Charles’ paternal grandmother was Marguerite/Margaret C. Lennon (the daughter of Edward J. Lennon and Catherine E. Sheridon).

Charles’ great-grandfather Edward was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland. Charles’ great-grandmother Catherine was also born in Pennsylvania, to a father from Ireland and a mother from either England or Ireland.

Charles’ maternal grandfather was Lewis Bascom Fulwiler (the son of Harry Fulwiler and Lucy Alice Chapman). Harry’s parents were Robert Tucker Fulwiler and Elizabeth Lavender Carter. Lucy’s parents were James Ottoway Chapman and Annie Chappell Lawless.

Charles’ maternal grandmother was Mary Lyman Brookes (the daughter of Charles Fox Brookes and Mary Kerr Lyman). Mary’s parents were Charles Huntington Lyman and Rebecca Freeland Chew.

Sources: Genealogy of Charles’ paternal grandfather, Charles Esten Puskar – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Charles’ paternal great-grandfather, Ludick/Sudick Anthony Puskar, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Charles’ paternal grandmother, Marguerite/Margaret C. Lennon, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Charles Esten (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Charles’ maternal grandfather, Lewis Bascom Fulwiler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Charles’ maternal great-grandfather, Harry Fulwiler – http://www.findagrave.com

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Molly Ephraim

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Molly Z. Ephraim

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 22, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, likely 1/4 French

Molly Ephraim is an American actress.

Molly is the daughter of Nina (Zebooker) and William Frank Ephraim. She was raised Jewish. Three of her grandparents are/were American Jews, while her paternal grandmother, who was born in France, is likely of non-Jewish background.

Molly’s paternal grandfather was Howard E. Ephraim (the son of Joseph Ephraim and Esther Goldstein). Howard was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Joseph was the son of Abraham Bear Ephraim and Nechama Sokoloff.

Molly’s paternal grandmother is Josie/Madeleine Massicot. Josie was born in France.

Molly’s maternal grandfather is Eli/Al Philip Zebooker (the son of Moses A. Zebooker and Molly/Mollie). Eli was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Russia. Moses was the son of Chaim Leib Zebooker.

Molly’s maternal grandmother is Janet H. Reibstein (the daughter of Benjamin Reibstein and Rose Benjamin). Janet was born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was also born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Russia. Rose was born in Russia, the daughter of Ezra Benjamin and Jenny Bachman.

Sources: Genealogy of Molly Ephraim (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Molly’s paternal grandfather, Howard E. Ephraim, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Molly Ephraim (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Molly’s maternal grandfather, Eli/Al Philip Zebooker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Molly’s maternal grandmother, Janet H. Reibstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Fiona Dourif

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Fiona C. Dourif

Place of Birth: Woodstock, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 30, 1981

Ethnicity: French, English, possibly other

Fiona Dourif is an American actress.

Fiona is the daughter of Jonina “Joni” Bernice and actor Brad Dourif. She has a sister, Kristina.

Fiona’s father is of three quarters French and one quarter English, descent.

Fiona’s paternal grandfather was Jean Henri Dourif (the son of Henri Jean Dourif and Eveleen Renee Huillard). Henri Jean was the son of Jean Baptiste Phillippe Dourif and Marie Eugenie Robinette.

Fiona’s great-grandfather Henri Jean was French. Fiona’s great-grandmother Eveleen was also born in France, to a French father and an English mother.

Fiona’s paternal grandmother was Joan Felton Bradford (the daughter of Russell Leigh Bradford and Margaret Middleton Wrenn). Russell Leigh was the son of Henry Clinton Bradford and Amanda Byrd Gaines/Games. Margaret was the daughter of William Aurelius Wrenn and Mary Middleton Woodward.

Sources:

Fiona’s paternal great-grand grandparents, Henri Jean Dourif and Eveleen Renee Huillard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Fiona’s paternal grandmother, Joan Felton Bradford, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Fiona’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Amanda Byrd Gaines/Games (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Bodie Olmos

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Bodie James Olmos

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

Date of Birth: August 27, 1975

Ethnicity:

*Mexican (father)

*English, German, some Swiss-French (maternal grandfather)

*Swedish (maternal grandmother)

Bodie Olmos is an American television and film actor.

Bodie is the son of Kaija Liane (Keel) and actor Edward James Olmos. Bodie’s siblings are Mico and Daniela.

Bodie’s father has Mexican ancestry. He has also stated that his family’s surname was originally “Olmosh”, and that he has Hungarian Jewish ancestry from the surname. It is not clear, however, if this information has been verified/documented. “Olmos” is a common Spanish surname. The surname “Olmosh” does not appear to exist in Hungary.

Bodie’s mother is of half-Swedish, a quarter German, and English descent, along with some Swiss-French roots.

Bodie’s paternal grandfather was Pedro Olmos, who was a Mexican immigrant.

Bodie’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Huizar (the daughter of Alfredo Franco Huizar). Alfredo was the son of Agustin Huizar and Maria/Mary Franco. Alfredo was born in Texas, to parents from Mexico.

Bodie’s maternal grandfather was actor and singer Howard Keel, who was born Harry Clifford Keel (the son of Charles Homer Keel and Grace/Gracey M. Osterkamp).

Bodie’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of William Carter Keel and Sarah E. Duncan. Bodie’s great-grandmother Grace was the daughter of Frederick “Fred” Osterkamp, who was German, and Tilley/Tillie Miller, who was born in Illinois, to parents from Germany.

Bodie’s maternal grandmother was Helen Elizabeth Anderson (the daughter of Adolf Anderson and Esther Lundberg). Helen was born in New Jersey, to Swedish parents.

Sources: Birth Certificate of Bodie Olmos – www.familysearch.org

Bodie’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Huizar, on the 1940 U.S. Census – www.familysearch.org

Bodie’s paternal great-grandfather, Alfredo Franco Huizar, on the 1920 U.S. Census – www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bodie’s maternal grandfather, Harry Clifford Keel – www.geni.com

Marriage record of Bodie’s maternal grandparents, Harry Clifford Keel and Helen Elizabeth Anderson – www.familysearch.org

Bodie’s maternal grandmother, Helen Elizabeth Anderson, on the 1940 U.S. Census – www.familysearch.org

Bodie’s maternal great-grandmother, Grace/Gracey M. Osterkamp, on the 1900 U.S. Census – www.familysearch.org

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Rich Sommer

by stlucas on April 27, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Olen Sommer, II

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 2, 1978

Ethnicity: German [including Alsatian German], English, Irish, some French and Dutch

Rich Sommer is an American actor.

Rich is the son of Kathleen (Huffman) and Richard “Dick” Olen Sommer, Sr. He has a brother, Ryan. They were raised in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Rich’s paternal grandfather was John F. Sommer (the son of James Charles Sommer and Ellen Harriet Dick). James’ parents were John Sommer and Annabelle Wheeler. Ellen’s parents were John Wesley Dick and Lorinda Evaline Bailey.

Rich’s paternal grandmother was June J. Rumfield (the daughter of Olen Morris Rumfield and Harriet Kaiser Belle Davidson).

Rich’s maternal grandfather was John D. Huffman (the son of Luther Guss Langdon Huffman and Leona Hayes). Luther was the son of Jefferson Monroe Huffman and Frances Eva Hunt. Leona was the daughter of Thomas E. Hayes and Elizabeth Partin/Pardan/Parton.

Rich’s grandfather John had English, Irish, and German ancestry (with roots in Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria, and Hesse, Germany, as well as in Alsace, France).

Rich’s maternal grandmother was Joy Caroline Mack (the daughter of Arthur Frank Mack and Edith Pauline Rizer). Arthur was the son of Johannes Maack (John Mack) and Emma Eva Fredrike Wilhelm. Edith was the daughter of Charles Clement Rizer and Nina Bird Baker.

Rich’s great-grandfather Arthur was born in Ohio, to parents from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Rich’s great-grandmother Edith was born in Ohio, of English, Irish, and German, as well as some French, and Dutch, descent. Two of her ancestors were Laurens Jansen de Camp, who was born, c. 1645, in Picardy, France, and his wife Altje Elsie Mandeville, who was born, c. 1649, in the Netherlands.

Sources: Genealogy of Rich Sommer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Birth record of Rich’s brother, Ryan Finley Rumfield Sommer – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Genealogy of Rich’s mother, Kathleen Huffman – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Rich’s maternal uncle (mother’s brother), Patrick L. Huffman – http://www.legacy.com

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