Jessy Schram

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jessy Schram – Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour – Arrivals – The Tournament House – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jessica Mayfair Schram

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

Date of Birth: May 15, 1986

*31.25% German
*25% Lithuanian
*12.5% Dutch
*12.5% Belgian [Flemish]
*12.5% English
*6.25% Irish

Jessy Schram is an American actress.

Jessy is the daughter of Kristie M. (Verstraete) and John Schram. Her father is of Lithuanian, German, and Irish descent. Her mother has Dutch, Flemish Belgian, German, and English ancestry.

Jessy’s paternal grandfather was Walter A. Schram (the son of Alfred Peter Schram and Kathryn L. Hoyd/Hoye). Walter was born in Wisconsin. Alfred was born in Illinois, the son of John Schram, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Frances Sadler, whose parents were also German. Kathryn was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Simon Hoye, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents, and of Anna Mary Kretschmer, whose parents were German.

Jessy’s paternal grandmother was Minnie C. Peredna (the daughter of Walter J. Peredna and Anele “Nellie” Sluzas). Minnie was born in Illinois. Walter and Anele were from Lithuania.

Jessy’s maternal grandfather was Florent H. “Red” Verstraete (the son of Florent Gustaf Verstraete and Rosina L. Vrielynch). Jessy’s grandfather Florent was born in Indiana. Jessy’s great-grandfather Florent was born in the Netherlands, the son of Edward Verstraete and Juliana Van Hoyfe. Rosina was born in Belgium, the daughter of Edmund Vrielynch and Mary de Jaeger.

Jessy’s maternal grandmother was Yvonne Jeanne/Jeannene Held (the daughter of William August Held and May Fair Hyde). Yvonne was born in Illinois. William was born in Michigan, the son of German parents, Carl Held and Ida Wenzel. May Fair was born in Mississippi, to a father from England and a mother from Mississippi.

Sources: Obituary of Jessy’s paternal grandmother, Minnie C. (Peredna) Schram –

Obituary of Jessy’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), John J. Peredna –

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal grandfather, Florent H. “Red” Verstraete –

Obituary of Jessy’s maternal great-grandfather, William A. Held –


Hartley Sawyer

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Birth Name: Hartley Thomas Sawyer

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

Date of Birth: January 25, 1985

Ethnicity: Lithuanian (maternal grandmother), English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch

Hartley Sawyer is an American actor, producer, and writer.

Hartley is the son of Karen (Hartley) and Thomas C. Sawyer.

Harry’s paternal grandfather was named Charles McCoy Sawyer.

Harry’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor McCorry (the daughter of Walter McCorry and Jeanette/Jeannette Scott Seaman). Eleanor was born in New Jersey. Walter was born in New York, to parents from Ireland, John McCorry/McCurry and Mary Lucas. Jeanette was born in New York, the daughter of William C. Seaman and Mary Weller.

Hartley’s maternal grandfather was Clinton Eugene Hartley (the son of William Clinton Hartley and Alice VanHorne Buchanan). Hartley’s grandfather Clinton was born in New York. William was born in New York, the son of Anna. Alice was born in New York, the daughter of John Visscher Buchanan and Jerusha Church Trevatt.

Hartley’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Sargalis (the daughter of Peter Sargalis and Philomena Jankunas). Mary was born in New York, to Lithuanian parents.

Sources: Obituary of Hartley’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor (McCorry) Sawyer –

Genealogy of Hartley’s maternal grandfather, Clinton Eugene Hartley –

Obituary of Hartley’s maternal grandmother, Mary Ann (Sargalis) Hartley –

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Aesop Rock

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Aesop Rock – The Onion presents Aesop Rock! Aesop Rock Live Performance – Virgin Megastore Union Square – Keywords: Fast Cars,Danger,Fire and Knives – Photo Credit: Prphotos

Birth Name: Ian Matthias Bavitz

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

Date of Birth: June 5, 1976

*Polish (father)
*Lithuanian (mother)

Aesop Rock is an American hip hop recording artist and producer.

Aesop is the son of Anita (Nowalis) and Paul C. Bavitz. His siblings are Christopher and Graham. Aesop was raised in Northport, New York.

Aesop’s paternal grandfather was Theodore F. Bavitz (the son of John Bavitz/Bawiec and Anna M. Klish). John was the son of parents from Austria, Joseph Bavitz/Bawiec and Tannie/Fannie Visolofski, who likely had Polish roots. Anna was the daughter of Polish parents, George Klish and Tillie/Teckles Carhan.

Aesop’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Yackimowicz (the daughter of William Yackimowicz/Yackamowicz and Martha Shiboski/Przybylowski). William was the son of Polish parents, Stanley Yackamowicz and Anna. Martha was the daughter of parents from Russia and Germany, Wladyslaw Przybylowski and Josepha/Josephine Pauczweski, who were ethnic Polish.

Aesop’s maternal grandfather was Theodore M. Nowalis (the son of Michael Nowalis and Theresa Kunigalis/Kunigelis). Theodore was born in Pennsylvania, to Lithuanian parents.

Aesop’s maternal grandmother was Mary M. Kazlauskas (the daughter of William Kazlauskas and Nellie Zubris/Zuberis). Mary was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Lithuania. Nellie was the daughter of Mary.

Sources: Family Tree of Aesop Rock –

Obituary of Aesop’s maternal grandmother, Mary M. (Kazlauskas) Nowalis –


Paul McGill

by stlucas on March 27, 2018

Paul McGill – “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Opening Night at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood – Arrivals – Pantages Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Paul Edwin McGill III

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 3, 1987

Ethnicity: Northern Irish, Irish, German, Austrian, 1/8th Italian, 1/8th Lithuanian

Paul McGill is an American actor, choreographer, and film, stage, and television director.

Paul is the son of Shari (Lienert) and Paul Edwin McGill II. He has a sister, Emily. His father has Northern Irish, Irish, and German roots. His mother is of German, Austrian, Italian, and Lithuanian ancestry.

Paul’s paternal grandfather likely was Paul Edwin McGill (the son of Frank J. McGill and Catherine A. Ward). Frank was born in Northern Ireland. Catherine was the daughter of Michael F. Ward, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary, whose parents were also Irish.

Paul’s paternal grandmother likely was Edna Frances Depp (the daughter of Anthony J. Depp and Mary Ellen Herold/Harold). Anthony was the son of German parents, Martin Depp and Anna Spatz. Mary Ellen was the daughter of Isabell/Bella Gallagher.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was John W. Lienert, Jr. (the son of John Lienert, Sr. and Marcella Kaiser). Paul’s great-grandfather John was born in Austria. Marcella was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Jean E. Repetti (the daughter of Charles C. Repetti and Anna Lezduska/Lazdauska). Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy. Anna was from Lithuania.

Sources: Marriage record of Paul’s paternal grandparents, Paul Edwin McGill and Edna Frances Depp –

Obituary of Paul’s paternal grandfather, Paul Edwin McGill –

Obituary of Paul’s paternal grandmother, Edna Frances (Depp) McGill –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal grandparents, John W. Lienert, Jr. and Jean E. Repetti –

Obituary of Paul’s maternal grandmother, Jean E. (Repetti) Lienert –

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Jes Macallan

by stlucas on March 21, 2018

Jes Macallan – 2014 ABC Disney Winter TCA Press Tour – Langham Hotel – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Jessica Lee Liszewski

Place of Birth: Sarasota, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1982

*Polish (paternal grandfather)
*Italian (paternal grandmother)
*Irish, Slovak, English, Lithuanian (mother)

Jes Macallan is an American actress.

Jes is the daughter of Theresa Marie “Terry” (Feheley) and Kenneth S. “Ken” Liszewski.

Jes’ paternal grandfather was Walter Theodore Liszewski, Jr. (the son of Walter Theodore Liszewski, Sr. and Josephine Bronakowska). Jes’ grandfather Walter was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Jes’ paternal grandmother was Bianca Rose Rogliano (the daughter of Pasquale Rogliano and Evelyn Mieda). Bianca was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Jes’ maternal grandfather was Patrick Joseph “Pat” Feheley (the son of Edward J. “Ed” Feheley and Irene T. Maxian). Jes’ great-grandfather Edward was the son of Edward M. Feheley, who had Irish ancestry, and of Katherine/Catherine O’Hara, whose own mother was Irish. Irene was the daughter of Michael J. Maxian, who was born in Sekule, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia), and of Eva Blaska/Blasck/Blazek, who was also from Austria-Hungary.

Jes’ maternal grandmother is Margaret Latonick (the daughter of Joseph William Latonick and Ellen/Evelyn Elizabeth Fiske). Joseph was the son of William J. Latonick, who was from Lithuania, and of Catherine E. Laskowski/Bunitis, whose parents were Lithuanian. Ellen was the daughter of Miles Byron Fiske/Fisk and Margaret/Margarett Caroline “Carry” Ellis.

Sources: Divorce record  of Jes’ parents –

Obituary of Jes’ paternal grandfather, Walter Theodore Liszewski, Jr. –

Obituary of Jes’ paternal grandmother, Bianca Rose Rogliano –

Genealogy of Jes’ maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Evelyn (Fiske) Shores Latonick –

Obituary of Jes’ maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Evelyn (Fiske) Shores Latonick –