Birth Name: Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi

Date of Birth: November 16, 1894

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 27 July, 1972

Place of Death: Schruns, Austria

*German, as well as Greek and Russian, and Danish, Belgian [Flemish and Walloon], Lithuanian, and Polish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi was an Austrian-Japanese politician and philosopher. He served as the founding president of the Paneuropean Union for 49 years.

Richard was born in Tokyo, Japan, the son of Mitsuko “Mitsu” (Aoyama) and Heinrich Johann Maria von Coudenhove-Kalergi, a count and diplomat. His mother was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was born in Vienna, Austria, of German, as well as Russian, Danish, Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Lithuanian, and Polish, descent.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was Franz Karl von Coudenhove (the son of Franz Ludwig Graf von Coudenhove and Katharina Jakobine Augusta von Löwenstern). Richard’s grandfather Franz was born in Vienna, Austria. Richard’s great-grandfather Franz was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Georg Ludwig von Coudenhoven and Sophia von Hatzfeld, and had German and Belgian ancestry. Katharina was born in Tartu, Estonia, the daughter of Paul Ludwig Johann von Löwenstern, from Vana-Antsla, Estonia, and of Christiane Friederike von Gersdorff, from Königsberg, Prussia.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Maria Kalergi (the daughter of Johannes/Joannou/Johan Ivan Emanuilovich Kalergis and Maria von Nesselrode). Richard’s grandmother Marie was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Johannes was the son of Manuel Kalergi/Kalergis and Charlotte Jörgensen. The Kalergi family was of at least part Greek origin. Richard’s great-great-grandfather Manuel is sometimes cited as Russian, though he might have had Greek ancestry. Charlotte’s surname is Danish or Norwegian.

Richard’s great-grandmother Maria, a pianist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Karl Friedrich Joseph Fedor Karlovich von Nesselrode, a diplomat, who had German ancestry, and of Tekla/Thekla von Gorska h. Nałęcz, who was of Polish and Lithuanian descent; Richard’s great-great-grandfather Karl’s mother, Josepha von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg, is said to have been a practicing Protestant who was born Jewish. This does not appear to be accurate.

Richard’s maternal grandparents were Kihachi Aoyama and Tsuneko “Tsune” Iwata.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi – https://www.geni.com


Ryan Higa

by stlucas on July 9, 2017

Ryan Higa – 2nd Annual CAPE Poker Tournament – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 6, 1990

Ethnicity: Japanese

Ryan Higa is an American comedian, actor, and Youtube personality. He is most known for his Youtube channel nigahiga.

Ryan is the son of Luci and Wendell Higa. Ryan has a brother, Kyle. Ryan has Japanese ancestry from Okinawa.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was James “Jimmy” Seishun Higa (the son of Seisho Higa and Haru). James was born in Hawaii, to parents from Japan.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was named Bessie.

Sources: Ryan’s paternal grandfather, James “Jimmy” Seishun Higa, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, James “Jimmy” Seishun Higa – http://obits.staradvertiser.com


Charlie Wright

by madman on July 5, 2017

Birth Name: Charles H. Wright

*English, smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French, and Irish (father)
*French, Japanese (mother)

Charlie Wright is an American actor. He is the son of Florence M. (Déprez), a producer, and Richard Gregg Wright. His aunt (father’s sister) is actress Robin Wright. His cousin is model Dylan Penn.

Charlie’s father is of English, as well as smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, and Irish, ancestry. It appears that his mother is of French and Japanese descent.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Freddie Wright (the son of Abner Green Wright and Helen Marie Patterson). Abner was the son of Isaac William Wright and Ethel Rose Massey. Helen was the daughter of Ben Earl Patterson and Lena Grace Calvert.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Gayle Gaston (the daughter of Henry Leon Gaston and Thelma Pauline Hendrixson). Henry was the son of Clyde Lee Gaston and Mary Fadeliah Dooley.

Sources: Information about Charlie’s mother – http://www.ingeneusmedia.com

Genealogies of Charlie’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal great-grandfather, Abner Green Wright (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Charlie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ethel Rose Massey (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Christian Yelich

by bablah on June 20, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Stephen Yelich

Place of Birth: Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 5, 1991

*likely Croatian (father)
*Japanese, German, English, Danish, Scottish, remote Dutch (mother)

Christian Yelich is an American professional baseball left fielder.

Christian’s maternal grandfather is Mineo Dan Oda. Mineo is Japanese.

Christian’s maternal grandmother is Bonnie Lynn Gehrke (the daughter of Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer). Clarence was an American football player, and was the son of Fred Richard Gehrke and Augusta Tichelmann, who were born in Königsberg, Germany, then in Russia. Marilyn was the daughter of Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer and Vera Mariger.

Sources: Birth record of Christian’s maternal grandfather, Mineo Dan Oda – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Christian’s maternal great-grandparents, Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gehrke – https://www.findagrave.com

Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gherke, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Christian’s maternal great-grandmother, Marilyn Palmer, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Christian’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer, on the 1900 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vera Mariger – https://www.findagrave.com


Yumi Lambert

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Laura Yumi Lambert

Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: April 11, 1995

Ethnicity: Japanese (paternal grandmother), Belgian [likely Walloon]

Yumi Lambert is a Belgian model.

Yumi was raised in Jodoigne, Belgium, and speaks fluent French. Yumi’s paternal grandmother is Japanese, and the rest of her family is Belgian.

Sources: http://www.vogue.com

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