Johnny Pemberton

by madman on April 21, 2018

Johnny Pemberton – 2012 TCA Summer Press Tour – Disney ABC Television Group Party – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: John De Jarnette Pemberton III

Place of Birth: Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: June 1, 1981

Ethnicity: English, German, Welsh

Johnny Pemberton is an American actor and comedian.

He is the son of Mary Elise (Davis) and John Hogeland Pemberton.

Johnny’s paternal grandfather was named Albert H. Pemberton.

Johnny’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Streich (the daughter of Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer). Elton was the son of C. Streich, who was German, and Caroline Rife. Hilma was the daughter of J. C. G. and Blanche Quley.

Sources: Johnny’s great-grandparents, Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Elton and Hilma/Helena on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Johnny’s great-grandparents, Elton Frederich Streich and Hilma/Helena M. Triesheimer –


Grace Van Patten

by madman on April 21, 2018

Grace Van Patten – 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

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

Date of Birth: c. 1996/1997

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, 1/16th Danish

Grace Van Patten is an American actress.

She is the daughter of model Wendy Rossmeyer and director, producer, and actor Tim Van Patten (Timothy Van Patten). She is the half-niece of actors Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten (Grace’s father is the half-brother of Dick and Joyce). Her half-cousin is actress Talia Balsam, who is the daughter of Joyce.

Grace’s father’s ancestry is Dutch, English, and German on his own father’s side and Italian on his own mother’s. Grace’s mother is of German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, English, and 1/8th Danish descent.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Richard Byron Van Patten (the son of John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler). John was the son of Byron Van Patten and Elizabeth Abigail Butler, whose mother was German. Florence was the daughter of Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie della Gatta (the daughter of Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro). Andrew and Lucy were Italian immigrants.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Bruce O. Rossmeyer (the son of William H. Rossmeyer and Ella Susan Rosenvinge). William was born in New Jersey, to German parents, William R. Rossmeyer and Agathe. Ella was the daughter of Otto Johannes Peter Christian Rosenvinge, who was Danish, from Gimsing, Denmark, and Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, who was likely of Irish descent.

Grace’s maternal grandmother is Sandra “Sandy” Broadfoot (the daughter of James Kimbrough Broadfoot and Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay). James was the son of James Andrew Broadfoot and Minnie Epling. Anna was the daughter of Edward Smith Rowsey and Beulah May Robison.

Sources: Obituary of Grace’s great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey –

Genealogy of Grace Van Patten –

Genealogy of Grace’s father –

Grace’s great-grandparents, Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Grace’s great-grandfather, William H. Rossmeyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Grace’s great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Grace’s great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge (through her own sister, Dorothy E. Rosenvinge; focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Grace’s great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay (through her own brother, Hubert Holms Rowsey; focusing on her own father’s side) –

Likely Grace’s great-great-grandmother, Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, on the 1900 U.S. Census –


Ry Cooder

by andrew on April 19, 2018

Ry Cooder – Ry Cooder in Concert in Milan, Italy – June 26, 2009 – Milan – Milan, Italy – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ryland Peter Cooder

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 15, 1947

*German (father)
*Italian (mother)

Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

Ry is the son of Bill Cooder and Emma Casaroli. His father had German ancestry. His maternal grandparents were Italian, likely from Parma, Emilia-Romagna.

Ry’s maternal grandfather was Peter B. Casaroli (the son of parents suranmed Casaroli and Delope).

Ry’s maternal grandmother was named Rosa “Rose” Sabini.


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Schalk Burger

by andrew on April 18, 2018

Birth Name: Schalk Willem Petrus Burger, Jr.

Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Date of Birth: 13 April, 1983

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [including German, Dutch, likely other]

Schalk Burger is a South African rugby union player. He was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team.

Schalk is the son of Schalk Burger Sr., who was also a rugby player.

Schalk’s patrilineal line most likely traces back to Berndt Burcherdt (later Burger), who was born, c. 1668, in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and to his wife, Marritje/Maria van der Merwe, who had Dutch and German ancestry. Berndt is the Progenitor (Stamouer in Afrikaans language) of Burger family in South Africa.

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Jane Wymark

by madman on April 18, 2018

Place of Birth: London, England

Date of Birth: 31 October, 1952

Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Finland-Swedish, 1/16th German, 1/16th Swiss-German, 1/16th Irish

Jane Wymark is an English actress. She is the daughter of writer and playwright Olwen Wymark (Olwen Margaret Buck) and actor Patrick Wymark (Patrick Carl Cheeseman). Her mother was American, from California, and her father was English.

Jane’s paternal grandfather was Thomas William Cheeseman (the son of William Cheeseman and Emma).

Jane’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Maria Olsen (the daughter of Carl Olsen and possibly of Bertha). It appears that Carl was born in Porvoo, Finland.

Jane’s maternal grandfather was Philip Wallenstein Buck (the son of Joseph Peter Buck and Helen Maud Bangs/Bungs). Joseph was born in Missouri, to a German father, Phillip Buck, and a Swiss mother, whose surname was Furrer. Helen was the daughter of Alfred Walstein Bangs and Sarah Delia Plowman, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents.

Jane’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Annis Jacobs (the daughter of W. W. Jacobs and Agnes Eleanor Williams). Barbara was born in England. W. W. Jacobs was an author, who was born William Wymark Jacobs, the son of William Gage Jacobs and Sophia Wymark.

Sources: Genealogy of Jane’s father –

Genealogy of Jane’s mother –

Likely Jane’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Maria Olsen, on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Likely Jane’s great-grandfather, Carl Olsen, on the 1881 England and Wales Census –

Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jane’s maternal grandfather, Philip Wallenstein Buck, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Philip’s sister, Marian Buck, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jane’s great-grandmother, Helen Maud Bangs/Bungs, on the 1880 U.S. Census –