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Erika Slezak

by stlucas on May 7, 2017

Birth Name: Erika Hermina Slezak

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1946

Ethnicity:
*Czech/Moravian, Austrian, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Erika Slezak is an American actress.

Erika is the daughter of Johanna Elisabeth “Kaasi” (Van Rijn) and Walter Slezak, who was an actor and singer. Erika’s father was from Vienna, Austria, and was of Czech/Moravian, Austrian, and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Erika’s mother was Dutch. Erika was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her aunt was actress Margarete Slezak.

Erika’s paternal grandfather was Leo Slezak. Leo was a tenor associated with Austrian opera. He was born in Šumperk, Czech Republic, of Moravian background.

Erika’s paternal grandmother was Elsa Wertheim (the daughter of Wilhelm Wertheim and Antonie Strassmeier). Wilhelm was Jewish, and was the son of Bernhard Wertheimer and Theresie Kann. It is not clear if Antonie was also Jewish.

Erika’s maternal grandparents were B. F. Van Rijn and Hermina Petersen.

Sources: Genealogy of Erika Slezak (focusing on her father’s side) – http:/www.geni.com

Marriage record of Erika’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Erika’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com

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Jenna Bush Hager

by andrew on July 26, 2016

NEW YORK-DEC 3: TV host Jenna Bush Hager attends the 9th Annual

Birth Name: Jenna Welch Bush

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1981

Ethnicity: English, some French and German, small amounts of Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, and Belgian (Flemish), distant Swiss-German, and 1/512 Moravian

Jenna Bush Hager is an American teacher, author, and journalist.

Jenna is the daughter of Laura Bush (born Laura Lane Welch) and George W. Bush (George Walker Bush), who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Jenna is the granddaughter of Barbara Bush (born Barbara Pierce) and the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush (George Herbert Walker Bush), and the niece of politician Jeb Bush (John Ellis Bush), who was Governor of Florida, from 1999 to 2007. Among her cousins is politician George P. Bush. Jenna is married to Henry Chase Hager, with whom she has two children.

Jenna’s father is largely of English ancestry, with some German roots, and a small amount of Welsh, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian (Flemish), and 1/256th Moravian, ancestry. Jenna’s mother is of English, 1/8th French, and distant Swiss-German, descent.

Jenna’s paternal grandfather is George Herbert Walker Bush (the son of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Wear Walker). Prescott served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. Prescott was the son of Samuel Prescott Bush and Florence “Flora” Sheldon. Dorothy was the daughter of George Herbert Walker and Lucretia “Loulie” Wear.

Jenna’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Pierce (the daughter of Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson). Marvin was the president of McCall Corporation, a publisher of women’s magazines McCall’s and Redbook. Marvin was the son of Scott Pierce and Mabel Marvin. Pauline was the daughter of James Edgar Robinson and Lula Dell Flickinger.

Jenna’s maternal grandfather was Harold Bruce Welch (the son of Mark Anthony Welch and Marie Lula/Lula Marie Lane). Mark was the son of William Franklin Welch and Nancy Jane Aldridge. Marie Lula was the daughter of Doctor C. Lane and Emily Jane Holloway.

Jenna’s maternal grandmother was Jenna Louise Hawkins (the daughter of Halsey Sinclair/St. Clair Hawkins and Jessie Laura Sherrard). Halsey was the son of Charles Wesley Hawkins and Martha Jennie Allen. Jessie was the daughter of Joseph Allen Sherrard and Eva Louise Lamaire/Lemaire. Eva’s parents, Louis Lamaire/Lemaire and Mary L., were French.

Jenna is a sixth cousin, twice removed, of actress Lily James. Jenna’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Horton, was a sister of Lily’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Stephen Horton. Their parents were Comfort Horton and Joanna Wood.

Sources: Genealogies of Jenna Bush Hager – https://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies of Jenna’s father – http://www.wargs.com
http://famouskin.com

Pictures and genealogies of Jenna’s father’s family – http://www.findagrave.com

Some notes on the Moravian roots of Jenna’s father – http//www.svu2000.org

Genealogy of Jenna’s mother – http://www.wargs.com

Biography of Jenna’s mother – http://www.firstladies.org

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.co,

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Paulina Pořízková

by stlucas on June 29, 2016

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Paulina Porizkova  attends the 20th Anni

Place of Birth: Prostějov, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Date of Birth: April 9, 1965

Ethnicity: Czech (Moravian)

Paulina Pořízková is a Czech model, actress, and author. She is known as the first Eastern European woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She also holds American and Swedish citizenship.

Paulina is the daughter of Anna Pořízková and Jiří Pořízek.

Paulina is married to musician Ric Ocasek.

Sources: http://forebears.io
http://forebears.io

Photo: miromiro/bigstockphoto.com

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January Jones

by follers on July 24, 2015

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Birth Name: January Kristen Jones

Place of Birth: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1978

Ethnicity: Moravian/Czech (paternal grandmother), Danish (maternal grandmother), Welsh, English, German

January Jones is an American actress and model.

She has a son.

January’s paternal grandfather is Roger Maurice Jones (the son of Richard Hugh Jones and Mary Ellen Jones). Richard’s father, David R. Jones, was of Welsh descent, and Richard’s mother, Margaret Ann Roberts, was English. Mary Ellen’s parents, David H. Jones and Mary Griffiths, were Welsh.

January’s paternal grandmother was Emma Christine Sejnoha (the daughter of Rudolph Sejnoha and Emma F. Pavlish). Rudolph was the son of a Moravian/Czech father, Joseph Pepic Sejnoha, and a mother, Christine Hakl, who was born in South Dakota, to Moravian/Czech parents. Emma was also born in South Dakota, also to Czech parents, Anton Pavlish and Frances Marecek.

January’s maternal grandfather was Richard Arthur Cox (the son of Clayton Walter Cox and Hazel Helen Rowley). Clayton was the son of Charles Wesley Cox and Calista Maude Barber. Hazel was the daughter of Samuel Wells Rowley and Madora Thomas.

January’s maternal grandmother is Rosezella Bernice Hanson (the daughter of Hans Jorgen Hanson and Mabel Dagmar Jensen). Rosezella’s parents were both born in South Dakota, and all of Rosezella’s grandparents were Danish.

Sources: Genealogy of January Jones – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

January’s paternal grandfather, Roger Maurice Jones, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of January’s paternal grandmother, Emma Christine Sejnoha – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of January’s paternal grandmother, Emma Christine (Sejnoha) Jones – http://www.wcsfc.com

January’s paternal great-grandparents, Rudolph Sejnoha and Emma F. Pavlish, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

January’s maternal grandmother, Rosezella Bernice Hanson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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George P. Bush

by andrew on July 9, 2015

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: George Prescott Bush

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1976

Ethnicity:
*English, some German, small amounts of Welsh, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, and Belgian (Flemish), and 1/256th Moravian (father)
*Mexican (mother)

George P. Bush is an American politician, attorney, U.S. Navy Reserve officer, and real estate investor. He is the 28th Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, having served in the position, since January 2, 2015.

George is the son of Columba Bush (born Columba Garnica Gallo) and politician Jeb Bush (John Ellis Bush), who served as Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. George is the grandson of Barbara Bush (born Barbara Pierce) and the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush (George Herbert Walker Bush), and the nephew of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush (George Walker Bush). Among his cousins is journalist Jenna Bush Hager. George is married to attorney Amanda L. Williams, with whom he has two children.

George’s father is largely of English ancestry, with some German roots, and a small amount of Welsh, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian (Flemish), and 1/256th Moravian, ancestry. George’s mother is Mexican, from León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

George’s paternal grandfather is George Herbert Walker Bush (the son of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Wear Walker). Prescott served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. Prescott was the son of Samuel Prescott Bush and Florence “Flora” Sheldon. Dorothy was the daughter of George Herbert Walker and Lucretia “Loulie” Wear.

George’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Pierce (the daughter of Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson). Marvin was the president of McCall Corporation, a publisher of women’s magazines McCall’s and Redbook. Marvin was the son of Scott Pierce and Mabel Marvin. Pauline was the daughter of James Edgar Robinson and Lula Dell Flickinger.

George’s maternal grandparents are José María Garnica Rodríguez (the son of Hilario Garnica and Olalla Rodríguez) and Josefina Gallo Esquivel (the daughter of Sostenes Gallo and Ma. Carmen Esquivel). José was from Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Josefina was from León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

There is a claim on several web sites that one of George’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfathers, Victor Emanuel Bechi, was Italian. It is not clear if this claim is accurate. Victor Emanuel Bechi is described in one reference book as having come from “Strasburg in the Province of Alsace-Lorraine” (in “Americans of gentle birth and their ancestors”, Volume 1, Hannah Daviess Pittman, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1970). That suggests that Victor Emanuel Bechi may have been of ethnic German origin. The surname “Bechi” can be Italian.

George is a sixth cousin, twice removed, of actress Lily James. George’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Horton, was a sister of Lily’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Stephen Horton. Their parents were Comfort Horton and Joanna Wood.

Sources: Genealogy of George P. Bush – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of George’s father – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies of George’s father (through George’s uncle, President George W. Bush) – http://www.wargs.com
http://famouskin.com

Pictures and genealogies of George’s father’s family – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of George’s maternal grandparents, José María Garnica Rodríguez and Josefina Gallo Esquivel – http://i.dailymail.co.uk

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