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Arthur Napiontek

by stlucas on September 10, 2018

Arthur Napiontek – 2018 Dances With Films Festival “The Best People” Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by E / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Arthur Michael Napiontek

Place of Birth: Port Angeles, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 23, 1987

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scottish, Polish

Arthur Napiontek is an American actor, model, and screenwriter.

Arthur is the son of Judi (Getz) and Arthur Napiontek.

Arthur’s paternal grandfather was Albert Allen Napiontek (the son of John Albert Napiontek and Rhoda Ann Stovall). Albert was born in Washington. John was born in Germany, the son of John Napiontek and Maria Panskey, and was at least of partial Polish descent. Rhoda was born in Texas, the daughter of Andrew John Stovall and Mary Jane Ferguson.

Arthur’s paternal grandmother was Reva Spurrier (the daughter of William Leonard/Lenord Spurrier and Jennie/Jenny Pearl Whitaker/Whiteaker). Reva was born in Wisconsin. William was the son of Miles Herman Spurrier and Eda Luella “Ella” Sutherland. Jennie was the daughter of Francis Marion Whitaker/Whiteaker and Helen Adelaide Yule.

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

Obituary of Arthur’s paternal grandmother, Reva (Spurrier) Beryl Napiontek – http://www.familysearch.org

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Rawson Marshall Thurber

by stlucas on September 2, 2018

Birth Name: Marshall R. Thurber

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 9, 1975

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, some Polish

Rawson Marshall Thurber is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

Rawson is the son of Patricia McGuckian and Fred Marshall Thurber.

Rawson’s paternal grandfather was Harley James Thurber (the son of Harley J. Thurber and Minnie E. Huth/Ruth). Rawson’s grandfather Harley was born in Vermont. Rawson’s great-grandfather was born in Vermont, the son of Truman H. Thurber and Mary E. Chesley. Minnie was born in New Hampshire, to parents from Germany, August Huth and Emelie/Amelia “Emily” Debronski/Debrowski.

Rawson’s paternal grandmother was Grace Ruth Marshall (the daughter of Fred W. Marshall and Ruth E. Calkins). Grace was born in Vermont. Fred was born in Vermont, the son of Thomas Marshall, whose father was English, and of Marcella Robinson. Ruth was born in Vermont, the daughter of Marshall E. Calkins and Grace Emily Hunt, whose mother was born in Canada.

Photo by Joe Seer/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Rob Van Dam

by stlucas on August 23, 2018

Rob Van Dam – Uncork’d Entertainment’s “Circus Kane” World Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Robert Alex Szatkowski

Place of Birth: Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Polish (father)
*German (mother)

Rob Van Dam is an American professional wrestler and actor.

Rob is the son of Patricia Sue and Alexander Szatkowski. His father is of Polish ancestry. His mother is of mostly German descent.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Szatkowski (the son of Anton/Anthony/Anthoney Szatkowski and Mary/Martha). Alexander was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Mollie Theresa Michalik (the daughter of Edmund Michalik and Helen Bonczkowski/Bonezkowski). Mollie was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Robert L. Shrodes/Schrodes (the son of Grant W. Shrodes and Elsie M. Fugitt). Robert was born in Ohio. Grant was born in Ohio, the son of Samuel A. Shrodes/Shrode and Clarinda Null. Elsie was born in Ohio.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Leota/Leola B. Zeiter (the daughter of Frank Zeiter and Alta Bordner). Leota was born in Ohio. Frank was born in Ohio, the son of David Zeiter, whose parents were German, and of Mary P. Estrich, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France, and were of German descent. Alta was born in Ohio, the daughter of Daniel Bordner and Amanda M. Shade.

Sources: Obituary of Rob’s father – http://www.copelandfuneralservice.com

Obituary of Rob’s paternal grandmother, Mollie Theresa (Michalik) Szatkowski – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Rob’s maternal grandmother, Leota B. Shrodes – http://freep.newspapers.com

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Stephanie Kurtzuba

by stlucas on August 21, 2018

Stephanie Kurtzuba – “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Ziegfeld Theatre – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stephanie L. Kurtzuba

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 20, 1972

Ethnicity:
*Polish, English, Swedish, likely some Mexican (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Stephanie Kurtzuba is an American film, television, and theater actress.

Stephanie is the daughter of Concetta Joyce “Connie” and Raymond “Ray” Kurtzuba. She has two children with her husband, Joshua Coakley.

Stephanie’s paternal grandfather was Stanley John Kurtzuba, Sr. (the son of Joseph Kurtzuba and Katherine/Catherine Podraza). Stanley was born in Nebraska. Joseph was born in Galicia, Austria, and was of Polish descent. Katherine was born in Poland.

Stephanie’s paternal grandmother was Lou Vene Joy Medina/Medcina (the daughter of Ricardo/Richard Medina and Ethel Nelson). Ricardo was most likely born in New Mexico. Ethel was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Victor Adolph Nelson, who was Swedish, and of Viola Booze.

Stephanie’s maternal grandfather was Antonino/Anthony S. “Tony” Pirruccello (the son of Salvatore Pirruccello and Carmela Breci). Anthony was born in Carlentini, Sicily, Italy.

Stephanie’s maternal grandmother was Cornelia “Nellie” Gibilisco (the daughter of Rosario Gibilisco/Gevilisco and Concetta DePetro). Nellie was born in Nebraska. Rosario was born in Carlentini, Sicily, Italy, the son of Paulo Gibilisco and Giuseppa Rossitto. Concetta was also Italian.

Sources: Obituary of Stephanie’s paternal grandmother, Lou Vene Joy Medina/Medcina – http://www.omaha.com

Obituary of Stephanie’s maternal grandmother, Nellie C. (Gibilisco) Pirruccello – http://heafeyheafey.com

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Streeter Seidell

by stlucas on August 21, 2018

Birth Name: Streeter John Seidell

Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 2, 1982

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, 1/8th Polish

Streeter Seidell is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television host.

Streeter is the son of Susan O’Connor and Streeter Seidell.

Streeter’s paternal grandfather was John Edward Seidell, Sr. (the son of John Leon Seidell and Helen F. Krajewski). Streeter’s grandfather John was born in Massachusetts. Streeter’s great-grandfather John was born in Massachusetts, the son of Edward Seidell and Phoebe Claire Rock. Helen was born in Pennsylvania, to a Polish father, John Krajewski, and a mother from Germany, Frances Victoria Bukowski/Botowska, who was also of Polish descent.

Streeter’s paternal grandmother was Leatrice Claire Streeter (the daughter of Howard Irving Streeter and Luella May Conley). Leatrice was born in New Hampshire. Howard was born in New Hampshire, the son of Bryant Irving Streeter and Annie Mary Moore. Luella was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Leander F. Conley and Elizabeth Quirk.

Sources: Obituary of Streeter’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Streeter’s paternal grandmother, Leatrice Claire (Streeter) Seidell – http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Photo by Debby Wong/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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