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Charlotte Kemp Muhl

by Manila on December 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 17, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Charlotte Kemp Muhl is an American model, singer, and musician.

She is the daughter of Shauna (Sullivan) and James Howard Muhl, Jr.

Kemp’s partner is singer, musician, and actor Sean Lennon.

Kemp’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Antoine Muhl.

Kemp’s paternal grandfather was James Howard Muhl (the son of Fred Joseph Muhl and Anne Currie Riley). Fred was the son of French emigrant, André Muhl (later Andrew Muhl), of Lampertheim, Bas-Rhin, and of German emigrant, Josephine Fischer, of Hesse. Anne was the daughter of Irish emigrant, John Hamilton Riley, of County Tipperary, and of Leila Ada Currie.

Kemp’s paternal grandmother is Ardeth L. Ann Wick (the daughter of Henry P. Wick and Emily E. Backhaus, later Backus). Henry was of German descent, and was the son of Frank A. Wick and Barbara Margaret Dopfel. Emily was the daughter of German immigrants, “John H.” Backhaus (later Backus) and Augusta Sauder.

Kemp’s maternal grandparents are Edward Sullivan and Marjorie Silvey.

Sources: Birth record of Kemp’s paternal grandfather, James Howard Muhl – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kemp’s paternal grandfather, James Howard Muhl – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Kemp’s paternal great-grandfather, Fred Joseph Muhl – https://www.familysearch.org

Kemp’s paternal great-grandmother, Anne Currie Riley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Kemp’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Leila Ada (Currie) Riley – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kemp’s paternal granduncle, Austin Lee Wick – http://www.legacy.com

Kemp’s paternal grandmother, Ardeth L. Ann Wick, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Kemp’s paternal great-grandfather, Henry P. Wick, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Kemp’s paternal great-grandmother, Emily E. Backhaus, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Kemp’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Augusta (Sauder) Backhaus – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kemp’s maternal aunt, Lisa Marie (Sullivan) Buffington – http://www.amigone.com

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Duncan Sheik

by Manila on December 17, 2017

Duncan Sheik – 62nd Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals – Radio City Music Hall – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1969

Ethnicity: Dutch, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, remote French, possibly other

Duncan Sheik is an American singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Suzanne “Zonnie” (Tracy) and John Matthews “Jack” Sheik.

Duncan’s younger half-sister is Broadway actress Kacie Sheik.

The surname Sheik is derived from van Schaik, which is of Dutch origin.

Duncan’s paternal grandparents were likely named Harry M. Sheik and Agnes Ruth.

Duncan’s maternal grandfather was William Edward “Bill” Tracy (the son of Joseph Murray Tracy and Katharine May McDermott). Joseph was the son of Irish emigrants, Bernard “Barney” Tracy and Margaret Flynn, who were both of part Scottish descent. Margaret’s mother’s maiden surname “Fleury” is of French origin. Katharine was a Canadian emigrant, and was the daughter of David McDermott, whose own parents, Peter McDermott and Hannah Sisk, were Scottish and Irish emigrants, respectively, and of Irish emigrant, Katharine O’Brien, who was of part Scottish descent.

Duncan’s maternal grandmother was Joan Heuchan Barr (the daughter of Duncan Murray Barr and Joan Heuchan Young). Duncan’s grandmother Joan was born in Renfrew, Scotland. Duncan’s great-grandfather Duncan was the son of Robert Barr and Annie Robertson. Duncan’s great-grandmother Joan was the daughter of John Robinson Young and Jane Heuchan.

Duncan’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Jane Coupland (c. 1826, Dumfriesshire – after 1881).

Sources: http://www.hhprep.org

Obituary of Duncan’s maternal grandfather, William Edward “Bill” Tracy – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Duncan’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Murray Tracy and Katharine May McDermott – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Duncan’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Bernard Tracy and Margaret Flynn – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Duncan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, David McDermott – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Duncan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Katharine (O’Brien) McDermott – https://www.familysearch.org

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Jason Everman

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Jason Mark Everman

Place of Birth: Ouzinkie (then-part of Kodiak), Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 16, 1967

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), Cornish, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Jason Everman is an American musician and United States Army personnel. He is known as the former guitarist for the American grunge band Nirvana, as well as the former bassist for the American rock band Soundgarden and heavy metal band OLD, before joining the United States Army, where he served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Other members of Nirvana were Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic, as well as Aaron Burckhard. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd, Scott Sundquist, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto.

Jason’s father, Jerry Howard Everman, left the family when he was young. Jason’s mother, Diane Joyce (Phillips) Sieber, took him to the state of Washington and eventually married a former United States Navy personnelman.

Jason has stated in an interview that he was actually born in Ouzinkie, even though his birth certificate lists Kodiak as his birthplace. Ouzinkie was separated from Kodiak on October 23, 1967, one week after Jason’s birth.

Jason’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Michael Ebermann.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Howard Lermond Everman (the son of Lorenzo Franklin Everman and Clara Berniece Watts). Lorenzo was the son of George Washington Everman and Lydia Jane Davis. Berniece was the daughter of Edwin Sanders Watts, who was born in Liverpool, England, to American parents, and of Clara Irene Lermond.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Viola Marguerite Burnham (the daughter of Joseph Burnham and Claretta “Clara/Kelly” Girt). Joseph was the son of Benjamin Stanley Burnham and Maria Seabrook Johnson. Claretta was the daughter of John Calvin Girt and Margaret “Maggie” DeBast, whose own parents, Felix Joseph DeBast and Juliette Fernande Flore Anrys, were Belgian emigrants, from Waterloo, Walloon Brabant.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Brantley “Dan” Phillips (the son of William Ciphus Phillips and Lucy Ellen Jones). William was the son of John Hugh “Jahu” Phillips and Sarah Elizabeth McKinney. Ellen was the daughter of William Henry Jones and Mary Jane Gamble.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Irene Vera Wicht (the daughter of Richard Wicht and Mattie Pearl Walker). Richard was the son of German emigrant, Friedrich Richard Wicht, of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), and of Maria Emma “Minnie” Herning, whose own parents, Ernest Herning and Auguste Bischoff, were German emigrants. Mattie was the daughter of William Green Walker and Margaret Jane “Jennie” Liles.

Jason’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Tabitha Barnes.

Sources: Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandfather, Howard Lermond Everman – http://tdn.com

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Lorenzo Franklin Everman, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, George Washington Everman and Lydia Jane Davis – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara Berniece Watts, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Edwin Sanders Watts and Clara Irene Lermond – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Viola Marguerite (Burnham) Everman – http://tdn.com

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Burnham and Claretta Girt – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Burnham, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Stanley Burnham and Maria Seabrook Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Claretta Girt, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jason’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s mother, Diane Joyce (Phillips) Everman, to Gary Russell Sieber – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Jason’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Brantley “Dan” Phillips, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, William Ciphus Phillips – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Lucy Ellen Jones, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal grandmother, Irene Vera Wicht, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Richard Wicht and Mattie Pearl Walker – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Richard Wicht – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Friedrich Richard Wicht and Maria Emma Herning – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Mattie Pearl Walker, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Ben Shepherd

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Soundgarden – “Marvel’s The Avengers” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Hunter Benedict Shepherd

Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan

Date of Birth: September 20, 1968

Ethnicity: Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, 1/8th French-Canadian (including small amounts of Belgian [Walloon] and Breton), 1/8th Polish

Ben Shepherd is an American musician. He is known as the bassist for the American rock band Soundgarden. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Jason Everman, Scott Sundquist, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto.

Ben’s father, Henry Bennett Shepherd, worked in the Nike missile program, and was born in Camden, Texas. Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Karen “Gay” (McMullen) Shepherd-MacKenzie, is a book teller, from Seattle, Washington.

Ben’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Philip Sheppard.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was Calaup Bennett Shepherd (the son of William Bennett “Willie” Shepherd and Bertha Evora Smith). William was the son of James Franklin Sheppard (later Shepherd) and Elizabeth Rebecca Magee. Bertha was the daughter of Jake B. Smith and Thena Thursia Youngblood.

Ben’s paternal grandmother was Louise Henrietta Kyle (the daughter of Hunter Henry Kyle and Lillian Louise Anita Sammons). Hunter was the son of Gaston Hunter Kyle and Jane Narcissus Ross. Lillian was the daughter of Hugh Mackdonel Sammons and English emigrant, Louise Emily Brown, of Holt, Wiltshire.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Ambrose McMullen (the son of John Edward McMullen and Clara Anne “Carrie” Forger). John was the son of Canadian emigrant, John Scanlon McMullen, of Kingston, Ontario, whose own parents, Bartley McMullen and Catherine Scanlon, were Scottish and Irish emigrants, respectively, though were likely both of Irish descent; and of Irish emigrant, Margaret Holland. Clara was the daughter of French-Canadian emigrant, Joseph Forget (Anglicized as Forger), of Joliette, Quebec, and of Sophia Gagnier, who was also of French-Canadian descent.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Cecilia Juanita Cummings (the daughter of Ira Ernest Cummings and Ione Anna Magdeline Kitowski). Ernest was the son of Alfred Benton “Fred” Cummings and Catherine Amanda Kennedy. Ione was the daughter of Polish emigrants, Tomasz Piotr (later Thomas Peter) Kitowski and Franciszka “Frances” Milanowska.

Sources: Marriage record of Ben’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Ben’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Obituary of Ben’s father – http://www.corriganfh.net

Death record of Ben’s paternal grandfather, Calaup Bennett Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-grandparents, William Bennett Shepherd and Bertha Evora Smith – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandfather, William Bennett Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandparents, James Franklin Shepherd and Elizabeth Rebecca Magee – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandmother, Bertha Evora (Smith) Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal grandmother, Louise Henrietta (Kyle) Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-grandparents, Hunter Henry Kyle and Lillian Louise Anita Sammons – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandfather, Hunter Henry Kyle – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Hugh Mackdonel Sammons and Louise Emily Brown – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Louise Emily Brown – https://www.familysearch.org

Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Karen “Gay” McMullen, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Katherine (McMullen) Shepherd, to Douglas Ian MacKenzie – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (license)
https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (certificate)

Marriage record of Ben’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth Ambrose McMullen and Cecilia Juanita Cummings – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Ben’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth Ambrose McMullen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s maternal great-grandparents, John Edward McMullen and Clara Anne de Forger – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (return)
https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (certificate)

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandfather, John Edward McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Anne Forger – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Anne (Forger) McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Cecilia Juanita (Cummings) McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandfather, Ira Ernest Cummings – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Ione Anna Magdeline (Kitowski) Cummings – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mike McCready

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Mike McCready – “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas Premiere – Arrivals – Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael David McCready

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

Date of Birth: April 5, 1966

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandmother), German, Dutch, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Norwegian, as well as remote Cornish, French, and Powhatan Native American

Mike McCready is an American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist for the American grunge band Pearl Jam. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder.

He is the son of Louise Alice (Wiepke) Craig and Roy L. McCready. Mike is married to Ashley O’Connor, with whom he has three children.

Mike’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McCready (June 11, 1788, Ireland – September 22, 1851, Mosa, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada).

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Roy Allison McCready (the son of John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg). John was the son of Charles Sylvester McCready and Alice Eleanor Riggins. Joanna was the daughter of Canadian emigrants, Thomas Armstrong Gregg, of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, and Joanna Stuart Miller, of West Point, Prince Edward Island.

Mike’s paternal grandmother is Ina Katherine Kero (the daughter of Johan (later John) Sanfred “Fred” Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio). John was a Finnish emigrant, from Lohtaja (now part of Kokkola), Western Finland, and was the son of Juho Matinpoika Kero and Johanna Matintytär Perttula. Christina was also a Finnish immigrant, from Lapua, Western Finland, and was the daughter of Jaakko Juhanpoika Kallio and Maria Jaakontytär Huhtala.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Henry W. F. Wiepke (the son of Friederich W. H. “Fred” Wiepke and Elisabetha W. “Lizzie” Greyl). Friederich was a German immigrant, and was the son of Heinrich “Henry” Wiepke and Elisa Baumgarten. Mike’s great-grandmother Elisabetha was also a German immigrant, and was the daughter of Christoph Greyl and Margaretha Eckert.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Doris Lorraine Fletcher (the daughter of Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard). Earl was the son of English emigrants, Matthew Henry Fletcher and Louisa Smith, both of Dudley, Staffordshire (now part of West Midlands). Emma was the daughter of English emigrant James William Howard, of Bethnal Green, London, and Charlotte “Lottie” Elseth, whose own parents, John Christensen Steensrud (later Elseth) and Nicoline “Lena/Lina” Olsdatter Elseth, were Norwegian emigrants, from Solum (now part of Skien) and Skien, respectively in Telemark.

Sources: Marriage record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Birth record of Mike’s paternal grandfather, Roy Allison McCready – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s paternal great-grandmother, Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Ina Katherine (Kero) McCready, to Horace Milton Dixon – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Sanfred Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Sanfred Kero – http://www.sukuhistoria.fi

Birth record of Mike’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s mother, to Roland Michael Craig – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal grandparents, Henry W. F. Wiepke and Doris Lorraine Fletcher – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal grandfather, Henry W. F. Wiepke, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Friederich W. H. Wiepke and Elisabetha W. Greyl – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James William Howard and Charlotte Elseth – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen Steensrud – https://media.digitalarkivet.no (official)
https://media.digitalarkivet.no (copy)

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen (Steensrud) Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nicoline Olsdatter Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

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