Trevor Wright

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

Trevor Wright – 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Arrivals – Marriott Marquis – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Trevor Christopher Wright

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1980

*English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Czech/Bohemian, German (maternal grandmother)

Trevor Wright is an American actor.

Trevor is the son of Rise Leigh (Barish) and Steven Christopher Wright. He was raised in La Jolla, California.

Trevor’s paternal grandfather was Donald James Wright (the son of Glenn Wright).

Trevor’s paternal grandmother was JoRuth East (the daughter of Ted B. East). Ted likely was the son of Henry Y. East and Martha/Mattie.

Trevor’s maternal grandfather was Fred Barish (who likely was the son of Samuel Barish and Sadie Fitch). Fred was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents from Romania.

Trevor’s maternal grandmother was Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak (who likely was the daughter of George John Chesak and Alice Elizabeth/Marie Kastel). George was the son of John H. Chesak, whose parents were from Bohemia, and of Tena Hurt, who was born in Bohemia. Alice was the daughter of Adam/Allen J. Kastel, who was from Germany, and of Josephine Bauman, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France.

Sources: Birth record of Trevor Wright –

Marriage record of Trevor’s parents –

Birth record of Trevor’s father –

Obituary of Trevor’s aunt (father’s sister), Suzan René (Wright) Black –

Marriage announcement of Trevor’s paternal grandparents, Donald James Wright and JoRuth East – http://cdnc.ucr

Birth record of Trevor’s mother –

Divorce record of Trevor’s maternal grandparents, Fred Barish and Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Genealogy of Trevor’s maternal grandmother, Georgi Ann/Georgiana Chesak –

Information about Trevor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John H. Chesak and Tena Hurt –


Kim Raver

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

Birth Name: Kimberly Jayne Raver

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

Date of Birth: October 15, 1969

Ethnicity: German, English

Kim Raver is an American actress.

Kim is the daughter of Tina E. (Baensch) Meltesen and Milson Carroll Raver, Jr. Kim was raised by her mother and stepfather, Chris Meltesen. Kim has a sister, Cybele, and five half-siblings, Nadja, Grace, Aimée, Jacob, and William. Kim is married to French actor and writer Manuel Boyer, with whom she has two sons.

Kim’s father was born in Maryland, and is of mostly English, as well as some German, ancestry. Kim’s mother was born in Germany. Kim’s uncle (mother’s brother) is German-American publisher Robert Eduard Baensch.

Kim’s paternal grandfather was Milson Carroll Raver, Sr. (the son of Carroll Guy Raver and Grace S. Wamaling). Carroll was the son of J. Franklin Raver and Mary. Grace was the daughter of Robert L. Wamaling and Agnes F. Jones.

Kim’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen Moore (the daughter of James Virgil Moore and Edith West). James was the son of Isaac James Moore and Jannie/Jane Phillips.

Kim’s maternal grandfather was Willy Albrecht Eduard Baensch. Willy was born in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Kim’s maternal grandmother was Yma Hilda L. Stoehr (the daughter of Hans Stoehr and Lottie). Hilda was likely also born in Germany.

Sources: Obituary of Kim’s father –

Obituary of Kim’s paternal grandmother, Kathleen (Moore) Raver –

Obituary of Kim’s maternal grandfather, Willy Albrecht Eduard Baensch –

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T. R. Knight

by stlucas on February 17, 2018

TR Knight – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – National Geographic’s “Genius” TV Series New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Tribeca Performing Arts Center/BMCC – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron /

Birth Name: Theodore Raymond Knight

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 26, 1973

Ethnicity: German, French, English

T. R. Knight is an American actor.

T. R. is the son of Shirley Rose (Logelin) and Wayne Raymond Knight. His mother has German and French ancestry. T. R. is married to ballet dancer and writer Patrick B. Leahy.

T. R.’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Edmund Logelin (the son of Frank Felix Logelin and Rosa Segner). Frank was the son of a French father from Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Nicholas Felix Logelin, and a German mother from Kulshiem, Maria Constantina Blatz. Rosa was born in Germany.

T. R.’s maternal grandmother was Malinda/Melinda D. Dressel (the daughter of August A. Dressel and Louise Lohrke). August was the son of German parents from Saxony, Peter Dressel and Margret/Margretta Schouse. Louise was the daughter of German parents from Pomerania, Carl Lohrke and Florentine/Florentin Schultz.

Sources: Birth record of T. R. Knight –

Divorce record of T. R.’s parents –

Birth record of T. R.’s mother –


Bradley Whitford

by follers on February 17, 2018

Bradley Whitford – 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: David Gabber /

Place of Birth: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1959

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, Dutch

Bradley Whitford is an American actor and liberal political activist.

Bradley is the son of Genevieve Louie (Smith), a poet, and George Van Norman Whitford. He has three children with his former wife, actress Jane Kaczmarek.

Many of Bradley’s family lines trace back to New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont) of the 1600s.

Bradley’s paternal grandfather was George Sommers/Summers Whitford (the son of Carlos/Charles B./Pedro Whitford and Helen Louise “Ellen” Summers/Sommers/Summer). George was born in Wisconsin. Carlos was the son of Cyrus Beaman Whitford and Laura Adelia Carpenter. Helen was the daughter of Laurel Summers and Mary Parkhurst.

Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen E. Van Norman (the daughter of Henry Clinton “Harry” Van Norman and Mary Elizabeth “Minnie” McBurney). Kathleen was born in Colorado. Henry was born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, and was the son of George Robinson Van Norman and Margaret Ann Berry. Bradley’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was also Canadian, and was the daughter of John McBurney.

Bradley’s maternal grandfather was Howard Remus “Harry” Smith (the son of Fredrick/Frederick Hart Smith and Mary Selina Burr). Howard was born in Michigan. Fredrick was the son of Azariel/Azariah Smith and Mary Andrews. Bradley’s great-grandmother Mary Selina was the daughter of Eli Remus Burr and Susannah Monogal/Monagle.

Bradley’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Ruth Neu/New (the daughter of Fredrick Louis “Fred” Neu and Ida M. Venner). Hazel was born in Nebraska. Fredrick was the son of Johann Georg Friederich “Fred” Neu, who was from Ottweiler, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany, and of Charlotte S. Schwartfuger/Schwertfager, who was of German descent. Ida was the daughter of George W. Venner and Martha Ellen/M. Schuck.

Sources: Genealogy of Bradley Whitford (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bradley’s paternal grandfather, George Sommers/Summers Whitford –

Bradley’s paternal grandmother, Kathleen E. Van Norman, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Kathleen E. Van Norman on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Bradley’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Bradley’s mother –


Melia Kreiling

by stlucas on February 14, 2018

Melia Kreiling – Brian Bowen Smith’s “Metallic Life” Exhibition Opening at De Re Gallery in Los Angeles – De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Place of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland

Date of Birth: October 6, 1990

*German, English, Irish (father)
*Greek (mother)

Melia Kreiling is a Swiss-born American actress.

Melia is the daughter of Katia Dimopoulou and Randall A. Kreiling. Her father was American, and was mostly of German, English, and Irish descent. Her mother is Greek. Melia was raised in Athens, Greece.

Melia’s paternal grandfather was Tilmon Kreiling (the son of Arthur Kreiling and Florence B. Eakes). Arthur was the son of German parents, Henry Krieling and Marie/Mary Steitz.

Melia’s paternal grandmother was Harriette J. Hofer (the daughter of Theodore C. Hofer and Myrtle F. Weaver). Theodore was the son of Lucas Sylvester Hofer, whose parents were German, and of Caroline Margaret Friedman, whose parents were also German. Myrtle was the daughter of Winfield Scott Weaver and Jennie Murphy/Murphey.

Source: Obituary of Melia’s father –