Kate Vernon

by stlucas on April 27, 2017

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 21, 1961

*Polish, German, possibly Armenian (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Kate Vernon is a Canadian actress.

Kate is the daughter of Nancy (West) and actor John Vernon (born Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz). Kate’s sister is actress and singer Nan Vernon. Kate’s family moved to California, U.S., when she was seven years old.

Kate’s mother had English, and possibly other, ancestry. Kate’s father’s family hailed from the Bukovina region in Austria-Hungary, and had German, and Polish, roots. Some sources also state that the “Agopsowicz” family had origins in Armenia.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was Adolf Anton Agopsowicz (the son of Johann Peter Agopsowicz and Emilia Regina Citron). Johann was the son of Peter Andreas Agopsowicz and Katharina Paszkowski. Emilia was the daughter of Martin Citron/Zitron and Emilie/Emilia Zimmer.

Kate’s great-grandparents Johann and Emilia were both born in the Bukovina region of Austria-Hungary, and were of Polish and German descent, respectively.

Kate’s paternal grandmother was Eleonore/Eleonora “Nora” Krückel/Kriekel (the daughter of Raimund Kriekel and Leontine/Leontina Zurowski). Leontine was the daughter of Johann “Hansi” Zurowski and Theresia Harst.

Kate’s great-grandparents Raimund and Leontine were also born in the Bukovina region of Austria-Hungary, and also had Polish and German roots.

Sources: http://www.independent.co.uk

Genealogies of Kate’s paternal grandfather, Adolf Anton Agopsowicz – https://www.findagrave.com


Genealogy of Kate’s paternal grandmother, Eleanore/Eleanora “Nora” Krückel/Kriekel – http://www.bukovinasociety.org

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Wrenn Schmidt

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Melinda Wrenn Schmidt

Place of Birth: Lexington, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1983

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Austrian, Polish, Dutch, possibly other

Wrenn Schmidt is an American actor.

Wrenn is the daughter of Linda L. (McCord) and Roger Schmidt.

Wrenn’s parents have German, Austrian, Scots-Irish, Polish, Dutch, and possibly other roots.

Regarding her ethnic background, Wrenn has stated in an interview:

My dad’s German, obviously, and there’s also some English and Scotch-Irish and Polish and Austrian and a bunch of other things.

Wrenn’s maternal grandfather was John Thomas McCord, Sr (the son of Philip H. McCord and Alice J. Van Wyck). Alice was the daughter of William Ward Van Wyck and Carrie Ackerman. “Van Wyck” is a Dutch surname.

Wrenn’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Florence Aumick (the daughter of Everitt/Everett B. Aumick and Linda).

Sources: Genealogy of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – https://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – http://www.recordonline.com


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Louane Emera

by Manila on April 23, 2017

Birth Name: Anne Peichert

Place of Birth: Hénin-Beaumont, Pas-de-Calais, France

Date of Birth: 26 November, 1996

*French, German, Polish (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Louane Emera is a French singer and actress.

Louane’s father, Jean-Pierre Peichert, was French, of German and Polish descent. Louane’s mother, Isabel (Pinto dos Santos), was Brazilian, of Portuguese descent.

Louane’s maternal grandparents are António Fernando dos Santos and Maria José Pinto.

Sources: Obituary of Louane’s father – http://memoire.lavoixdunord.fr

Obituary of Louane’s mother – https://www.avis-de-deces.net


Rebecca Wisocky

by stlucas on April 19, 2017

Birth Name: Rebecca A. Wisocky

Place of Birth: York, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 12, 1971

Ethnicity: Polish, German, some English and Austrian, possibly Slovak

Rebecca Wisocky is an American actress.

Rebecca is the daughter of Sally A. (Samok) and Ronald “Ron” J. Wisocky.

Rebecca’s mother has Polish and German, along with some English and Austrian, ancestry, with roots in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and Wels, Austria. Rebecca’s father is of Polish and possibly Slovak descent.

Rebecca’s paternal grandfather was John Joseph Wisocky. His surname is likely Polish.

Rebecca’s paternal grandmother was Helen W. Pazucha (the daughter of Matej/Matey Pazucha and Helen Karabin). Matej and Helen were both born in Czechoslovakia, possibly of Polish and Slovak background.

Rebecca’s maternal grandfather was Michael Samok. His surname is likely Polish.

Rebecca’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy J. Kromer. Her parents were Harry Franklin Kromer (the son of Frank Kromer and Pauline Stoneburner) and Bertha Mae Berger/Borger (the daughter of Edward Borger and Catharine Anne Mixsell). Edward’s parents were Jacob Borger and Elizabeth George. Catharine’s parents were Peter Mixsell and Susanna Kerchner.

Sources: Obituary of Rebecca’s paternal grandmother, Helen W. (Pazucha) Wisocky – http://www.legacy.com

Rebecca’s paternal great-grandparents, Matej/Matey Pazucha and Helen Karabin, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Rebecca’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy J. (Kromer) Samok – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Rebecca’s maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Mae Berger/Borger – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Cynthia Watros

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Cynthia Michele Watros

Place of Birth: Lake Orion, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 2, 1968

Ethnicity: Polish (paternal grandmother), Italian (maternal grandfather), English, Welsh, possibly other

Cynthia Watros is an American actress.

Cynthia is the daughter of Nancy Rose-Marie (Salvador) and Bruce Wayne Watros.

Cynthia’s paternal grandfather was George Alfred Watros/Watrous (the son of Frederick “Fred” Delray Watros/Watrous and Mary Alina/Albina Williams). Frederick was the son of Clinton Delray Watrous and Hattie Ann Nelson. Mary Alina/Albina was the daughter of John Dow Williams and Laura Adaline/Addaline Thomas.

Cynthia’s paternal grandmother was Florence Clare Kaszubowski (the daughter of Joseph Kaszubowski and Martha Viola Hayka/Heyka). Joseph was the son of Thomas Kaszubowski and Theresa Gierszewski. Martha was the daughter of Jakub Hejka and Rozalia Gardzilewski; Jakub was the son of J. Hejka and Jadwiga Kinkrewier.

Cynthia’s great-great-grandparents Thomas, Theresa, Jakub, and Rozalia were all born in either Germany or Poland, and had Polish background.

Cynthia’s maternal grandfather was Henry J. Salvador (the son of Guiseppe/Giuseppe “Joseph” Salvador and Roselina Maria “Rosa” Martinelli). Henry was born in Michigan, to parents from Valfurva, Province of Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy.

Cynthia’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Margelia/Marzella/Marcella Mullens or Wimbrow (the daughter of Fannie). Fannie was born in Indiana and married Harry W. Wimbrow. Fannie’s daughter, sometimes registered as “Margelia Mullens” or “Marcella Wimbrow”, was likely Harry’s stepdaughter.

Sources: Genealogy and obituary of Cynthia’s father, Bruce Wayne Watros (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://findagrave.com

Genealogy of Cynthia’s paternal grandfather, George Alfred Watros/Watrous – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Cynthia’s paternal great-grandparents, Frederick “Fred” Delray Watros/Watrous and Mary Alina/Albina Williams, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cynthia’s maternal grandfather, Henry J. Salvador, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Cynthia’s maternal grandfather, Henry J. Salvador – http://www.genealogybuff.com

Obituary of Cynthia’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Margelia/Marzella/Marcella (Wimbrow) Salvador – http://www.mideathnotices.com


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