Kelly Rohrbach

by follers on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Kelly Wholey Rohrbach

Place of Birth: Connecticut

Date of Birth: January 21, 1990

Ethnicity: Irish, German, Danish, English, Swiss-German, 1/16th Italian

Kelly Rohrbach is an American model and actress.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Clayton John Rohrbach, Jr. (the son of Clayton John Rohrbach and Josephine Frances Langan). Kelly’s great-grandfather Clayton was the son of John Rohrbach, who was born in New York, to parents from Verkehrsprüfzentrum Berner Oberland, Thun, Bern, Switzerland, and of Elizabeth Abbeal. Josephine was the daughter of Joseph Amatio Longone/Langan, who was born in Altavilla Silentina, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy, and of Blanche Freeman, who was born in Pennsylvania, to an Irish-born father.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Carolee Mae Anderson (the daughter of Fred George Anderson and Maude/Maud Ellen Buck). Fred was born in New York, to Danish parents. Maude was the daughter of William “Hosmer” Buck and Isabelle “Belle” A. Radley.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was Robert C. Wholey (the son of Robert Leo Wholey and Frances C. Mullen). Kelly’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Wholey, who was from Cork, Ireland, and of Ellen M. Quinlan, who was born in Wales, likely of Irish descent. Frances was also born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Irish parents, John Mullen and Catherine.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother is Lois Mary Dinneen (the daughter of Leo A. Dinneen and Olivia Mary Anna Gensler). Leo was the son of John Dinneen, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, and of Mathilda Och, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents. Olivia was the daughter of John Henry Gensler and Mary Magdelena Eiben, who was born in Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Rohrbach –

Kelly’s paternal grandmother, Carolee Mae Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, Leo A. Dinneen, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Davey Havok

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: David Paden Passaro

Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, United States

Date of Birth: November 20, 1975

Ethnicity: Italian, German, English

Davey Havok is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, fashion designer, and writer. He is the lead singer of the bands AFI, Blaqk Audio, and XTRMST.

Davey’s mother is Regina L. “Penny” (Paden) Marchand. Davey’s father died when Davey was five years old, and Davey’s mother remarried Paul Marchand, whose surname Davey adopted.

Davey’s mother is half Italian descent, with her other roots being German and English. Davey’s father, whose surname was “Passaro”, is of Italian or part Italian descent.

Davey’s maternal grandfather was Richard “Dick” Paden (the son of Robert B. Paden/Payton and Sarah Ann “Sallie” Sult). Sarah was the daughter of Adam Sult and Savilla/Sovila Sitler.

Davey’s maternal grandmother was Regina “Gig” Ressa (the daughter of Joseph Ressa and Carmella). Joseph was born in Italy. Carmella was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Davey’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Ann “Sallie” Sult (through Sarah’s brother, Headley Adam Sult) –

Davey’s maternal grandmother, Regina “Gig” Ressa, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Davey’s maternal grandmother, Regina “Gig” (Ressa) Paden –

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William Mapother

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: William Reibert Mapother

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: April 17, 1965

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish

William Mapother is an American actor. He is the son of Louisa (Riehm) and William Reibert Mapother. His first cousin is actor Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV). Their fathers are siblings.

William’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Cruise Mapother II (the son of Thomas O’Mara, whose name was later changed to Thomas Cruise Mapother, and of Anna Stewart Bateman). William’s great-grandfather Thomas O’Mara’s parents, Thomas O’Mara and Mary Paulina Cruise, were both of Irish descent. William’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Thomas J. Bateman and Elvira Eva Tompkins, and had English and Welsh ancestry.

William’s great-great-grandmother, Mary Cruise, married twice. Her first husband was Dillon Henry Mapother, by whom she had six children. After Dillon’s death, she remarried to Thomas O’Mara. Their son, who was born as Thomas O’Mara, was listed under that name in the 1880 Census. His name was later changed to Thomas Cruise Mapother. The reason(s) for him changing his name are not clear.

William’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Louise Reibert (the daughter of William Reibert and Charlotte Louise Voelker). William’s great-grandparents William and Charlotte were both of German descent. William’s great-grandfather William Reibert was the son of Adam Andrew Reibert and Francisca/Francis/Frances Boesser. Charlotte was the daughter of John Voelker and Louisa Steadle.

William’s maternal grandfather was Charles E. Riehm (the son of John Lawrence Riehm and Minnie C. Phelan). John was of German descent. Minnie’s father was Irish.

William’s maternal grandmother was Katherine Amelia Grigsby (the daughter of Beverly Prewitt Grigsby and Louisa Amelia Baldwin). Beverly was the son of Beverly Pruett Grigsby and Katherine Ella Willis. Louisa was the daughter of Alvin Burr Baldwin and Louisa Amelia Barber.

Sources: Genealogy of William Mapother –

Genealogy of William Mapother (focusing on his father’s side) –

William’s maternal grandfather, Charles E. Riehm, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Charles E. Riehm on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of William’s maternal great-grandfather, Beverly Prewitt Grigsby (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Victoria Woodhull

by follers on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Victoria California Claflin

Date of Birth: September 23, 1838

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

Date of Death: June 9, 1927

Place of Death: Bredon’s Norton, Worcestershire, England

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scottish and Welsh

Victoria Woodhull was the leader of the American woman’s suffrage movement.

She was the Equal Rights Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1872. She is thus generally agreed to have been the first woman to mount a presidential campaign, though had she won, she would have been too young to take office (the minimum age is 35).

She was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for President in 1884 and 1892.

Victoria was the daughter of Roxanna (Hummel) and Reuben Buckman Claflin.

Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Robert Claflin (the son of Abner Claflin and Hannah Rockwood). Abner was the son of Joshua Claflin and Mary Davidson.

Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Anna Underwood (the daughter of Rogers Underwood and Judith/Judah Deming).

Victoria’s maternal grandparents were John Hummel and Margaret Moyer.

Victoria was a fourth cousin, six times removed, of British actor Sam Claflin, and a fourth cousin, five times removed, of American actor Ashton Holmes. Daniel Claflin and Sarah Edwards were the three times great-grandparents of Victoria, the nine times great-grandparents of Sam, and the eight times great-grandparents of Austin.

Source: Genealogy of Victoria Woodhull –


Ryan Zimmerman

by bearboy on March 22, 2017

Birth Name: Ryan Wallace Zimmerman

Place of Birth: Washington, North Carolina

Date of Birth: September 28, 1984

Ethnicity: German, English, likely other

Ryan Zimmerman is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ryan Zimmerman is the son of Keith Lloyd Zimmerman and Cheryl L (Wallace) Zimmerman. Zimmerman is a German surname and Wallace is usually English or Scottish.