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 –


Jade Tailor

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Jade Tailor – Regard Magazine’s Spring 2018 Cover Unveiling Party – Arrivals – Riviera 31 Lounge at Sofitel Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Birth Name: Jessica Lee Kravich

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 12, 1985

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Irish, Dutch, Scottish (mother)

Jade Tailor is an American television and film actress.

Jade is the daughter of actress Sally Kravich (born Sally Van Devanter Pansing) and Josef P. “Joe/Joseph” Kravich. She has a brother, Shawn.

Jade’s father was born in Israel. Jade’s mother has German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish ancestry, and is also said to have Native American ancestry. It isn’t clear whether this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Jade’s maternal grandfather was Charles Frederick Pansing (the son of Floyd Ollin/Olin Pansing and Lucille/Lucile Coppock). Floyd was the son of Frederich Benton Pansing, who was German, and of Susannah Spitler. Lucille was the daughter of Charles O. Coppock and Emma Henderson.

Jade’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Lothrop Luttrell (the daughter of Guy Alexander Luttrell and Patience Van Devanter). Guy was the son of Samuel Sousberry Luttrell and Margaret/Maggie Belle Harris. Patience was the daughter of Addison Clarke Van Devanter and Lillian “Lilly” Paxson.

Sources: Birth record of Jade Tailor –

Marriage record of Jade’s parents –


Sam Witwer

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Sam Witwer – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party – Arrivals – Cecconi’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1977

Ethnicity: Basque (maternal grandmother), German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss-German

Sam Witwer is an American actor and musician.

Sam is the son of Susan “Susie” (Stewart) and Samuel Witwer.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Weiler Witwer II (the son of Samuel Weiler Witwer and Lulu Catherine Richmond). Sam’s grandfather Samuel was born in Colorado. Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Henry Witwer and Dexteretta Amelia Weiler. Lulu was the daughter of Curtis Rutt Richmond and Sarah H. Miller.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Ethyl Lorraine Wilkins (the daughter of Jacob Calvin Wilkins and Nellie L. Nelson). Jacob’s father was German. Nellie was the daughter of Annie Johnson, whose mother was Canadian.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Alonzo Stewart (the son of Isaac Alonzo Stewart and Alma Christine Reno). Isaac was the son of Anthony Stewart and Rachel Ann Lacy/Lacey. Alma was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Henrik Olsen Reno and Gurine Andersdatter Oxstad.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Jane Irigoin (the daughter of Jean Irigoin and Marianne/Marien Eyherabide). Suzanne was born in Montana, to Basque parents from France. Jean was born in Mendive, France, the son of Bernard Irigoin and Jane Berhabe. Marianne was born in Uhart-Cize, France, the daughter of Jean E. Eyherabide/Eyharabide and Katherine Erguy.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Weiler Witwer II –

Obituary of Sam’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Lorraine (Wilkins) Witwer –

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Jane (Irigoin) Stewart –

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Brian Crano

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Birth Name: Brian William Crano

Place of Birth: East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1983

*Italian [including Sicilian] (father)
*German, possibly other (mother)

Brian Crano is an American film writer and director.

Brian is the son of Suellen (Ludwig) and William Dean “Bill” Crano. His father is of Italian (including Sicilian) descent. His mother has German ancestry.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Alfred “Sam” Crano (the son of Charles Crano and Jennie/Jannie). Charles was born in Italy. Jennie was born in either Italy or Ohio, to Italian parents.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Ida Joan Borsellino (the daughter of Liborio Borsellino and Josephine Satullo). Ida was born in Ohio. Liborio was born in Cattolica, Italy. Josephine was born in Alcara li Fusi, Messina, Sicily, Italy.

Source: Death records of Brian’s paternal grandparents, Samuel Alfred “Sam” Crano and Ida Joan Borsellino –

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Bryan Fuller

by stlucas on June 14, 2018

Bryan Fuller – Bravo TV’s “Tabatha Takes Over” Season 4 VIP Hollywood Premiere Party – Arrivals – Mr. Black – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Ruben Flores / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Lewiston, Idaho, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1969

Ethnicity: German, Austrian, Irish, English

Bryan Fuller is an American television writer and producer.

Bryan is the son of Betty (Scharnhorst) and Arthur L. Fuller. Bryan was raised in Clarkston, Washington.

Bryan’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Lewis Fuller (the son of Francis Julius “Frank” Fuller and Anna Reider/Roeder). Francis was the son of Sanford William Fuller and Permelia Jane Halsey. Anna was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, the daughter of Peter Roeder and Christine Gaeb.

Bryan’s paternal grandmother was Doris M. Deaveny (who likely was the daughter of Thomas E. Deaveny and Julia H. Gilchrist). Bryan’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Deaveny, who was Irish, and of Mary, whose parents were Irish. Julia was the daughter of Irish parents, with her father being James Gilchrist.

Bryan’s maternal grandfather was Louis Dedrick Scharnhorst (the son of Dedrick Christian Scharnhorst and Minnie Oldag). Dedrick was the son of German parents, Christian Scharnhorst and Frederika Neubauer. Minnie was the daughter of German parents, Johann Heinrich Ludwig Oldag and Maria Sophia Johanna Christiane Bartelt.

Bryan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Josephine Sprenger (the daughter of Joseph Sprenger and Catherina/Catheryn Margaret Evitts/Evits). Joseph was from Germany. Catherina was born in Idaho, to parents from Austria, Michael Evits and Katheryn Kambisch.

Sources: Genealogy of Bryan’s father –

Obituary of Bryan’s father –

Genealogy of Bryan’s mother –