Kris Kobach

by follers on August 16, 2018

Birth Name: Kris William Kobach

Place of Birth: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 26, 1966

*Polish, some German (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Kris Kobach is an American politician. A Republican, he has been Secretary of State of Kansas, since January 10, 2011. He was previously Chair of the Kansas Republican Party, from January 28, 2007 to January 31, 2009.

He is a fourth-generation American.

He is married to Heather Mannschreck, with whom he has five children.

Kris’s paternal grandfather was Joseph J. Kobach (the son of Thomas Leo Koback and Anna Wojciechowski). Joseph was born in Wisconsin. Thomas was born in Indiana, the son of Polish parents, Jacob Martin Koback and Apolonia “Polly”/”Pauline” Czybick. Anna was also of Polish origin.

Kris’s paternal grandmother was Eleanore G. Schuweiler (the daughter of Louis P. Schuweiler and Susan Elizabeth Daniels). Eleanore was born in Wisconsin. Susan was the daughter of Franciszek Danielski.

Kris’s maternal grandfather was John E. Iverson (the son of Samuel Iverson and Guri Marta Mikkelson). John was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents.

Kris’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Birthine Johnson (the daughter of Edward T./F. Johnson and Carrie J. “Kari” Enerson). Minnie was born in Wisconsin. Edward was born in Iowa, the son of Norwegian parents, Thomas E. Johnson and Martha Nast, who was from Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke. Carrie was Norwegian.

Sources: Genealogies of Kris’s maternal grandparents, John E. Iverson and Minnie Birthine (Johnson) Iverson –

Kris’s maternal grandfather, John E. Iverson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kris’s maternal grandmother, Minnie Birthine Johnson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Lindsey Sporrer

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Lindsey Sporrer – “Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Ames, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 20, 1992

Ethnicity: Norwegian (maternal grandfather), German, possibly other

Lindsey Sporrer is an American actress and model.

Lindsey is the daughter of Eileen and Ron Sporrer. She was raised in Illinois and South Carolina.

Lindsey’s maternal grandfather was Magnus Cyril Ostebee (the son of Lars Mikkelsen Ostebee and Charlotte Nelson). Magnus was born in Iowa. Lars was born in Norway, the son of Mikal Ostebee and Curlis Hellevig. Charlotte was born in Iowa, the daughter of Thomas “Tom” Nelson, who was Norwegian, and of Inger Thompson, whose parents were Norwegian.

Lindsey’s maternal grandmother was Viola Mae Asmus (the daughter of Henry Andersen Asmus and Wilhelmina/Wilhelmine Christine Draeger). Viola was born in Iowa. Henry was born in Iowa, the son of Deshler/Dehtlef Andrew Asmus, who was German, and of Christine/Christina Fischer, whose parents were German. Wilhelmina was born in Iowa, the daughter of John Gustav Draeger, who was German, and of Anna Kristina “Annie” Jepsen/Jipsen.

Sources: Obituary of Lindsey’s mother –

Obituary of Lindsey’s maternal grandmother, Viola Mae (Asmus) Ostebee –


Jenée LaMarque

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Jenee LaMarque – “The Pretty One” Press Day at The Standard in Hollywood on February 4, 2014 – The Standard, Hollywood Hotel, 8300 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Jenée Nicole Lamarque

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 2, 1980

*Mexican (father)
*English, French, Norwegian, Swedish (mother)

Jenée LaMarque is an American filmmaker, writer, and director.

Jenée is the daughter of Janice Lynette (Millsap) and Hector M. LaMarque. Jenée is married to film composer Julian Wass, with whom she has two children.

Jenée has stated:

I think that my struggle with identity that comes from being a biracial woman has come to really define my voice as a filmmaker. Identity is the main topic that has woven its way through all of my work.

Jenée’s paternal grandfather was named Robert Ortiz LaMarque. Robert was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Jenée’s paternal grandmother was Evangeline “Calino” Gonzales (the daughter of Jesus C. Gonzalez and Lus). Evangeline was born in California. Jesus and Lus were from Mexico.

Jenée’s maternal grandfather was Warren Harding Millsap (the son of Volney Millsap and Willie Mae/Willamay Frame). Warren was born in Arkansas. Volney was the son of James Lampson Millsap and Sally Florene Beneux. Willie was the daughter of William Frank Frame and Essie Rosetta Jeffers.

Jenée’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Sathler/Sather (the daughter of Lewis/Louis Oscar Sather and Marguerite Elizabeth “Marge” Ennis). Lewis was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents from Oppland, Christian Olson Sætre and Anna/Anne Larsdatter Kvissel. Marguerite was the daughter of Lewis George Annis and Caroline Westerlund, who was Swedish.

Sources: Birth record of Jenée LaMarque –

Birth record of Jenée’s father –

Birth record of Jenée’s mother –

Marriage record of Jenée’s parents –

Obituary of Jenée’s paternal grandfather, Robert Ortiz LaMarque –

Genealogy of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal grandfather, Warren Harding Millsap –

Obituary of Jenée’s maternal great-grandmother, Marguerite E. Fisher –


Sam Witwer

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Sam Witwer – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party – Arrivals – Cecconi’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer

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

Date of Birth: October 20, 1977

Ethnicity: Basque (maternal grandmother), German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss-German

Sam Witwer is an American actor and musician.

Sam is the son of Susan “Susie” (Stewart) and Samuel Witwer.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Weiler Witwer II (the son of Samuel Weiler Witwer and Lulu Catherine Richmond). Sam’s grandfather Samuel was born in Colorado. Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Henry Witwer and Dexteretta Amelia Weiler. Lulu was the daughter of Curtis Rutt Richmond and Sarah H. Miller.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Ethyl Lorraine Wilkins (the daughter of Jacob Calvin Wilkins and Nellie L. Nelson). Jacob’s father was German. Nellie was the daughter of Annie Johnson, whose mother was Canadian.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Alonzo Stewart (the son of Isaac Alonzo Stewart and Alma Christine Reno). Isaac was the son of Anthony Stewart and Rachel Ann Lacy/Lacey. Alma was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Henrik Olsen Reno and Gurine Andersdatter Oxstad.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Jane Irigoin (the daughter of Jean Irigoin and Marianne/Marien Eyherabide). Suzanne was born in Montana, to Basque parents from France. Jean was born in Mendive, France, the son of Bernard Irigoin and Jane Berhabe. Marianne was born in Uhart-Cize, France, the daughter of Jean E. Eyherabide/Eyharabide and Katherine Erguy.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Weiler Witwer II –

Obituary of Sam’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Lorraine (Wilkins) Witwer –

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Jane (Irigoin) Stewart –

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Michael Raymond-James

by stlucas on May 30, 2018

Michael Raymond-James – “The Finest Hours” World Premiere – Arrrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, TCL Chinese Theater, Disney, Film Premiere, Movie Premiere, Arrival, Portrait, Photography, Film Industry, Red Carpet Event, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Celebrities, Celebrity, Topix, Bestof, Mann Theaters, “The Finest Hours” Los Angeles Premiere, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Michael R. Weverstad

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 24, 1977

Ethnicity: Norwegian (one quarter), French-Canadian (one quarter), Swedish (one eighth), German, English, Irish

Michael Raymond-James is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Michele Ann and Alan Ray Weverstad. Michael was raised in Clarkston, Michigan.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Earl Weverstad (the son of Arthur E. Weverstad and Wilhelmina F. “Minnie” Schutte). Arthur was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Norway, Nicolai Mekale Hansen Weverstad and Caroline Bergit Olsen Gjesme. Wilhelmina was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy M. Peterson (the daughter of Martin B. Peterson and Hannah M. Pearson). Martin was the son of Olaus Peterson, whose parents were Norwegian, and of Julia G. Bergquist, whose parents were also Norwegian. Hannah was the daughter of Swedish parents, Frank Marten “Frans” Pearson and Marie Louise Kohrtz.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Joseph H. Belisle (the son of Arsine/Arsen Joseph Belisle and Emma Josephine Peloquin). Arsine was the son of Alfred Joseph Belisle, who was French-Canadian, and of Marie Rose LaBonne, whose parents were French-Canadian. Emma was the daughter of Felix Peloquin, who was French-Canadian, and of Catherine LaBarre, whose parents were French-Canadian.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Darlene Caldwell (the daughter of Floyd Caldwell and Leona Sharks). Floyd was the son of George Caldwell and Etta Dunlap. Leona was the daughter of Isaac Sharks and a woman surnamed Stouffer.

Sources: Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Raymond E. Weverstad –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy M. (Peterson) Weverstad –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Darlene (Caldwell) Belisle –