King Princess

by Manila on June 17, 2018

Birth Name: Mikaela Straus

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1998

Ethnicity: Dutch [including Frisian], English, 1/4 Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8 Irish, 1/8 Italian, as well as distant Cornish, French, Scottish, and Welsh

King Princess is an American musician.

Her father, Oliver Herbert Straus, Jr., is the owner and chief engineer of studio, Mission Sound. Her mother, Agnes Patricia “Aggie” Mullaney, is a businessperson and civil rights activist.

King Princess’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Lazarus Straus.

King Princess’ paternal grandfather was Oliver Herbert Straus (the son of Herbert Nathan Straus and Therese Kuhn). Oliver was born in Manhattan, New York City. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s father, Isidor Straus, was a German Jewish-born American businessman and politician, from Otterberg, Rhineland-Palatinate. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s mother, Rosalia Ida Blun, was a German Jewish-born American homemaker, from Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate. They both died in the sinking of RMS Titanic. Therese was also of German Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Edward Kuhn and Amelia “Millie” Senior.

King Princess’ paternal grandmother was Sally Goodrich Strong (the daughter of Henry Walbridge Taft Strong and Isabella Landon Liecty). Sally was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Henry was the son of Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt. Isabella was the daughter of John Louis Liecty, Jr., who was of Frisian Dutch descent, and of Sallie Goodrich Fiske.

King Princess’ maternal grandfather is Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. (the son of Richard F. Mullaney and Helena Mary Taccelli). Richard was the son of an Irish emigrant, John Mullaney, and of Catherine Smith, who was also of Irish descent. Helena was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Giuseppe (later Joseph) Taccelli and Miranda Di Fruscio.

King Princess’ maternal grandmother is named Mary Lou.

Sources: Genealogy of King Princess’ father (focusing on his father’s side) –

King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich Strong, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich (Strong) Straus –

King Princess’ paternal great-grandfather, Henry Walbridge Taft Strong, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt –

Birth record of King Princess’ paternal great-grandmother, Isabella Landon Liecty –

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, John Louis Liecty, Jr. and Sallie Goodrich Fiske –

King Princess’ maternal grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal grandaunt, Phyllis Jean (Mullaney) Ackerman –

King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney –

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandmother, Helena Mary (Taccelli) Mullaney –


Luke Kleintank

by stlucas on June 11, 2018

Luke Kleintank – Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” TV Series Season 2 – Arrivals – Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: May 18, 1990

Ethnicity: German, English, French

Luke Kleintank is an American actor.

Luke is the son of Melody (Woodall) and Roger Kleintank. He was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Stevensville, Maryland, U.S.

Luke’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Robert Kleintank (the son of Charles H. Kleintank and Ida Louise Schafer/Schaefer). Charles was the son of Bernard H. Kleintank, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth D. “Lizzie” Dunker, whose parents were also German. Ida was the daughter of Michael Schafer and Anna Bonnert/Bohnert.

Luke’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Grace Edwards (the daughter of Claude Sidney Edwards and Edna Lee Roberts). Claude was the son of Thomas Edwards and Emma Gass. Edna was the daughter of Will Roberts and Sally Gunnels.

Luke’s maternal grandfather was Donald E. Woodall (the son of Hazel Maupin).

Luke’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Hampton (the daughter of Andrew Madison Hampton and Mornen Baker/Woods). Thelma was born in Kentucky. Andrew was the son of John Hampton and Paralee Philpot.

Sources: Obituary of Luke’s paternal grandfather, Alfred Robert Kleintank –

Obituary of Luke’s maternal grandmother, Thelma (Hampton) Woodall –


Eric Nenninger

by stlucas on June 10, 2018

Eric Nenninger – HBO Series “True Blood” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The Cinerama Dome – Hollywood, CA. USA – Keywords: Eric Nenninger – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Eric John Nenninger

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 19, 1978

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Polish, likely French

Eric Nenninger is an American actor.

Eric is the son of Joan (Wrobel) and Joseph Charles “Joe” Nenninger. He is married to actress Angel Parker, with whom he has two children. Angel is African-American.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Glennon E. Nenninger (the son of Charles Frank Nenninger and Lillie Laumann). Charles was born in Missouri. Lillie was the daughter of Phillip Laumann and Josephine “Josie” Hemmerie.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Olive Pamelia Muschamp (the daughter of Joseph Muschamp, Jr. and Ruby G. Kindred). Eric’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of English parents, Joseph Muschamp and Pamelia/Amelia Morgan. Ruby was the daughter of Maud/Maude M. Jacques.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was John Eugene “Gene” Wrobel, Jr. John had Polish ancestry.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Mary Frances Denny (who likely was the daughter of Roy Jackson Denny and Mary). Roy was the son of Andrew Jackson Denny/Denney and Elizabeth Ann Hardin. Mary’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Illinois, to Irish parents.


Obituary of Eric’s sister, Sheri (Nenninger) Wilson –

Obituary of Eric’s paternal grandfather, Glennon E. Nenninger –

Obituary of Eric’s paternal grandmother, Olive Pamelia (Muschamp) Nenninger –

Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Mary Frances (Denny) Wrobel –


Jamie Bernadette

by stlucas on June 8, 2018

Jamie Bernadette – Roman Media Inc.’s 3rd Annual Red Carpet and Fashion Show – Arrivals – Boulevard3 – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jamie Bernadette Sommer

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

Date of Birth: c. 1978

Ethnicity: German, French-Canadian/French, English, 1/8th Danish

Jamie Bernadette is an American actress.

Jamie is the daughter of June Marie (Juckett) and Steven William Sommer.

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Sommer (who was Charles W. Sommer and Lela Morris). Charles was the son of John Randalhle Sommer, whose parents were German, and of Mary Elizabeth Brooke, whose father was English. Lela was the daughter of Elmer Morris and Neva E. Hershman.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother was Carolyn M. Dusenbury (the daughter of Roy Francis Dusenbury and Verlie E.). Roy was the son of Edward B. Dusenbury and Eugenia/Eugenina Duga, whose parents were French-Canadian.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was LaVerne Juckett (the son of William Dewitt Juckett and Emma Cora Nelson). William was the son of Dewitt Juckett and Alma/Elma Green. Emma was the daughter of Danish parents, Chris A. Nelson and Cora M. Abelgore.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was Melba M. Francoeur (the daughter of Edward J. Francoeur and Victorine Pommier). Jamie’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Edward Francoeur, whose parents were French-Canadian, and of Philomine Tremblay, whose parents were also French-Canadian. Victorine was the daughter of Henry L. Pommier, whose parents were from France, and of Olive Blanchette.

Sources: Genealogy of Jamie’s paternal grandfather –

Death record of Jamie’s father –

Obituary of Jamie’s paternal grandmother, Carolyn M. (Dusenbury) Oliver –


Jake Smollett

by perez-richart on June 7, 2018

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

Date of Birth: July 29, 1989

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, Irish (mother)

Jake Smollett is an American actor.

He is the son of Janet (Harris) and Joel Smollett. His siblings include Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jocqui Smollett, all of whom have been involved in the entertainment business.

Jake’s father, who was white, was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Romania, Russia, and Poland). Jake’s mother is black.

Jake’s sister Jurnee stated in an interview that her mother has African-American, Native American, Louisiana Creole, and Irish ancestry.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Peter Smollett (the son of David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy). Peter was born in New York. David was a Romanian Jewish emigrant, born in Iași, the son of Jacob Smollett and Rebecca. Dawley was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents, Charles Levy and Esty Cohen.

Jake’s paternal grandmother’s is named Molly Hirschenson.

Jake’s maternal grandparents are John Harris and Grace Smith.

Sources: Interview where Jake’s sister Jurnee mentions her background –

Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, Peter Smollett –

Marriage record of Jake’s paternal great-grandparents, David Smollett and Dawley/Dawlly Levy –