Chris Evert

by bablah on November 28, 2017

Chris Evert – 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Presentation – Arrivals – The IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Birth Name: Christine Marie Evert

Place of Birth: Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 21, 1954

*Luxembourgian, distant French (father)
*Irish (mother)

Chris Evert is an American professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Her father was tennis coach Jimmy Evert. Her sister, Jeanne Evert, is also aprofessional tennis player. Chris has three children with her former husband,Olympic downhill skier Andy Mill.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was Charles John Evert (the son of John Peter Evert and Katherine Didier). Charles was born in Illinois. Chris’ great-grandfather John was born in Luxembourg, the son of Franz Evert and Anna Maarie Fellens. Katherine was born in Arlon, Belgium, of Luxembourgian and French descent.

Chris’ paternal grandmother was Christine Marie Grotz (the daughter of Andre Grotz and Anne Flammong). Chris’ grandmother Christine was born in Illinois, to Belgian parents.

Chris’ maternal grandparents were Joseph Nicholas Thompson and Marie/Mary Claire Boylan. They were of Irish descent. Marie/Mary Claire was born in New York.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris’ father –

Chris’ father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Chris’ paternal grandfather, Charles John Evert, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Chris’ mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Kyle Bornheimer

by stlucas on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Kyle Edward Bornheimer

Place of Birth: Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 10, 1975

*German, Northern Irish, Luxembourgian (father)
*Irish, Scottish, English (mother)

Kyle Bornheimer is an American actor.

Kyle is the son of Melissa “Missy” (McCarel) and Timothy Edward Bornheimer. Kyle’s father is mostly of German, Northern Irish, and Luxembourgian descent. Kyle’s mother has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Kyle is married to Shannon Ryan, with whom he has two children.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Edward Bornheimer (the son of Henry Frank Bornheimer and Elizabeth Delaney). Henry was born in Wisconsin, the son of John Frank Bornheimer, who was from Gau-Bickelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and of Caroline Landgraf, who was from Luxembourg. Elizabeth was also born in Wisconsin, to parents from Northern Ireland.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was named Eileen F.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Mack W. McCarel (the son of Earl McCarel and Cecile/Cecil M.). Earl was the son of Charles S. McCarel and Viola J. “Ola” Hickman.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Mary Louisa Rogers (the daughter of Glen Moses Rogers and Ruth Vera Beeler). Glen was the son of Lewis Rogers and Edna B. Custer. Ruth was the daughter of John E. Beeler and Ruth Ann Mitcheno/Mitchem, whose father was English.

Sources: Obituary of Kyle’s father –

Obituary of Kyle’s maternal grandfather, Mack W. McCarel –

Obituary of Kyle’s maternal grandmother, Mary Louisa (Rogers) McCarel –

Marriage record of Kyle’s maternal great-grandparents, Glen Moses Rogers and Ruth Vera Beeler –

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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. She is known for playing Anya Jenkins on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Susan Keats on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Emma is the daughter of Denise C. (Perreira/Pereira) and Rodney D. Chukker. She is married to Mark Leslie Ford, with whom she has a daughter.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Donald John Chukker (the son of John Joseph Chukker and Alta May/Maria Farnum/Farman). John was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany, Martin Chukker and Cecelia Glockner. Alta was the daughter of Wesley Myron Farnum and Ellen/Ella Jane Muenpower/Mumpower.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Ida Ann Remakel (the daughter of Jacob/Jarod/James Mike Remakel/Remackel and Maria/Marie/Mary Suzanna Hannico/Hennaco/Henniko/Heniko/Henico). Ida was born in Minnesota, to parents from Luxembourg. Jacob was born in Sandweiler, the son of Jean Johann Remackel/Remakel and Maria/Marie Reisdorff/Reisdoffer.

Sources: Birth record of Emma’s paternal grandfather, Donald John Chukker –

Genealogy of Emma’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Emma’s paternal grandmother, Ida Ann (Remakel) Chukker –

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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 –

Photo by s_bukley/