Katee Sackhoff

by stlucas on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Kathryn Ann Sackhoff

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1980

Ethnicity: Luxembourgian (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, German, 1/16 Syrian-Lebanese

Kate Sackhoff is an American actress.

Kate is the daughter of Mary Helene (Grommesh) and Dennis Erick Sackhoff. Kate’s father has German roots. Kate’s mother is of Luxembourgian, Irish, English, and Syrian-Lebanese descent.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Leo Edward Grommesh (the son of Hubert Henry Grommesh and Katherine Dimmer). Hubert was the son of Luxembourgian parents, Johann E. Grommesh and Clara Wagner, who were from Grevenmacher and Mersch, Luxembourg. Katherine was also the daughter of Luxembourgian parents, Johannes Dimmer and Margaretha Pleim, who were from Echternach, Luxembourg.

Kate’s maternal grandmother was Annette/Annett Marie Robins (the daughter of Walter Cecil Robins and Marcella Eve Bennett). Walter was the son of Albert Robins, who was born in Beirut, Ottoman Empire (now Lebanon), and of Alice M. Healy/Healey, who was English. Marcella was the daughter of Joseph Victor Bennett, whose mother was Irish, and of Minnie Connors, whose father was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Katee’s mother –

Obituary of Katee’s maternal grandfather, Leo Edward Grommesh –

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Emma Caulfield

by labird on October 11, 2017

Emma Caulfield – 2017 Wizard World Columbus – Day 2 – Greater Columbus Convention Center – Columbus, OH, USA – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / 

Birth Name: Emma M. Chukker

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 8, 1973

Ethnicity: Luxembourgian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Portuguese

Emma Caulfield is an American actress best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Susan Keats on Beverly Hills, 90210.


CariDee English

by stlucas on September 27, 2017

Birth Name: Cari Dee English

Place of Birth: Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 23, 1984

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Norwegian, some Luxembourgian and Danish

CariDee English is an American model and television personality. CariDee is known for being the winner of the seventh season of America’s Next Top Model.

CariDee is the daughter of Pamela Rae “Pam” (Flesness) and Anthony A. “Tony” English. CariDee’s father has English, Irish, German, and Norwegian roots. CariDee’s mother has German and Norwegian, along with some Luxembourgian and Danish, ancestry.

CariDee’s paternal grandfather was Frank Rice “Jupe” English, Jr. (the son of Frank Rice English, Sr. and Pearl Geneva Larson). Frank, Sr. was the son of Scott English and Elizabeth M. Henschel, whose own parents were German. Pearl was the daughter of Carl Ludwik/Ludwig Larson, whose own parents were Norwegian, and of Irene/Irena B.

CariDee’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Lorraine Grieger (the daughter of Hugo/Hugho W. Grieger and Josephine O.). Hugo was the son of German parents, Johann Julius Grieger and Emily/Emilie Zirke.

CariDee’s maternal grandfather was Donald Christian Flesness (the son of Christian Emil Flesness/Flisnes and Josephine Margaret Poehls). Christian was born in Norway, the son of Peder Rasmus Karolus Olssen Flisnes and Jensine Petra Olsdatter Skarbø. Josephine was the daughter of John Poehls, Sr., whose own parents were German, and of Emma Margaret Wright, who had German and Danish roots.

CariDee’s maternal grandmother was Delores Jean Benzmiller (the daughter of Eugene Benzmiller and Bernice Evelyn Ostreim). Eugene was the son of Ambrose Benzmiller, whose own parents were German and Luxembourgian, and of Mary Elizabeth Coenen, who was of German descent. Bernice was the daughter of Ole M. Ostreim, who was Norwegian, and of Ida Kornelia Ness, who also had Norwegian roots.

Sources: Genealogy of CariDee English (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of CariDee’s paternal grandmother –

Obituary of CariDee’s aunt (mother’s sister) –

Obituary of CariDee’s maternal grandfather –

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Eric Decker

by bearboy on May 31, 2017

Birth Name: Eric Thomas Decker

Place of Birth: Cold Spring, Stearns, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 15, 1987

Ethnicity: German, some Luxembourgian, 1/8th Assyrian

Eric Decker is an American football player. He is a wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

Eric is the son of Susan Marie (Weber) and Thomas Charles Decker. Eric is married to country singer Jessie James Decker, with whom he has two children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Walter Nicholas Decker (the son of Nicholas Decker and Margaret Stommes). Margaret was the daughter of John Stommes, who was born in Trier, Germany, and of Mary Maria Rausch, whose parents were from Luxembourg.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Bernice Lorraine Bohnen (the daughter of Thomas Bohnen and Nellie Berday). Thomas was born in Minnesota, to German parents, Nicholas Bohnen and Maria Thielen, who was from Plascheid, Rheinland-Pfalz. Nellie was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Assyrian parents, Kale Berday and Takla.

Eric’s maternal grandfather is Gerald Edward “Jerry” Weber.

Eric’s maternal grandmother is Marian Ann Conzemuis/Conzemius (the daughter of Martin Peter Conzemius and Florence Mary Gerlach/Gerlack). Martin was the son of Henry Conzemius and Susan E. Engel, both of whom were born in Minnesota, both of them to German and/or Luxembourgian parents, with roots in Medernach, Canton de Diekirch, Diekirch, Luxembourg. Florence was the daughter of Charles Gerlach/Gerlack, who was born in Minnesota, to German parents, with roots in Drasenbeck, and of Anna/Annie Marschall, who was also born in Minnesota, also of German descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Eric’s paternal grandparents, Walter Nicholas Decker and Bernice Lorraine Bohnen –

Eric’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Berday, on the 1911 Canada Census –

Eric’s maternal grandmother, Marian Ann Conzemuis/Conzemius, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Eric’s maternal great-grandfather, Martin Peter Conzemius (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Eric’s maternal great-grandfather, Martin Peter Conzemius, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Eric’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Conzemius –

Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence Mary Gerlach/Gerlack, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Eric’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Gerlach/Gerlack –

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Paul Molitor

by bearboy on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Paul Leo Molitor

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: August 22, 1956

Ethnicity: Luxembourgian, Irish, German, Swiss-German

Paul Molitor is an American former Major League Baseball player. He is a manager of the Minnesota Twins, and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Paul is the son of Kathleen Lois (Treanor) and Richard James Molitor.

Paul’s paternal grandparents were Leo Theodore Molitor (the son of Nicholas T. Molitor and Anna Miller) and Cecilia M. Effertz (daughter of Peter Effertz and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Born). Peter was German, from Kohn, Plöner Landkreis, Schleswig-Holstein. Elizabeth was born in Ohio, to Swiss parents, Jacob Born and Elisabeth Minder, of Swiss-German descent.

Paul’s maternal grandparents were Leo M. Treanor and Genevieve/Jenevive S. Leo’s parents were Irish.

Sources: Paul’s paternal grandmother, Cecilia M. Effertz, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Paul’s paternal grandmother, Cecilia M. (Effertz) Monitor –

Marriage record of Paul’s paternal great-grandparents, Peter Effertz and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Born –

Genealogy of Paul’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Born) Effertz –

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

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