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Ruben Fleischer

by stlucas on November 1, 2017

Birth Name: Ruben Samuel Fleischer

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: October 31, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Welsh, Ukrainian or Rusyn (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Ruben Fleischer is an American film director and producer, television producer, and music video and commercial director.

Ruben is the son of Karen Lee (Samuel) and David Elliot Fleischer. Ruben’s father is Jewish. Ruben’s mother, who is of Welsh and Ukrainian or Rusyn descent, converted to Judaism. Ruben is married to Holly Shakoor.

Ruben’s paternal grandfather was Jack Fleischer (the son of Ruben/Rubin Fleischer and Rose/Fanny). Jack was born in New York, to parents from Russia.

Ruben’s paternal grandmother was Irma Lee Zimmerman (the daughter of David Elliot/Elliott Zimmerman and Esther Segal). David was the son of Max/Mordecai Chesler Zimmerman, who was from Lithuania, and of Esther Sussie Fleischman, who was from Poland. Ruben’s great-grandmother Esther Segal was the daughter of Abraham Segal and Rachel Kudysch/Kudisch, who were from Kiev, Ukraine.

Ruben’s maternal grandfather was Haydn Samuel/Samuels (the son of Haydn/Hayden J. Samuel/Samuels and Hattie Crandon). Ruben’s great-grandfather Haydn was the son of Rees/Reese Samuels, who was Welsh, and of Rachel Jones, whose parents were Welsh. Hattie was the daughter of William Thomas Crandon and Mary C. Thomas, who were from Tredegar and Bedwellty, Monmouth, Wales, respectively.

Ruben’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Natishyn (the daughter of Alexandrew “Alex” Natishyn/Notteskin and Mary Lesavage). Alexandrew and Mary were born in either Poland or Austria. The surname Natishyn/Hnatyshin/Gnatyshyn (Гнати́шин) likely has origins in the Ukrainian portion of Bukovina, in Central Europe (now Ukraine). The family was either Ukrainian or Rusyn.

Sources: Genealogy of Ruben Fleischer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Ruben’s paternal grandfather, Jack Fleischer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ruben’s paternal grandfather, Jack Fleischer – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Ruben’s paternal grandmother, Irma Lee (Zimmerman) Fleischer – http://www.genealogybuff.com

Genealogy of Ruben Fleischer (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Marriage record of Ruben’s maternal great-grandparents, Haydn J. Samuel/Samuels and Hattie Crandon – http://www.familysearch.org

Ruben’s maternal great-grandfather, Haydn/Hayden J. Samuel/Samuels, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Ruben’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Natishyn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ruben’s maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), John Natishyn – http://articles.mcall.com

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Alexandra Chando

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Alexandra N. Chando

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

Date of Birth: July 28, 1986

Ethnicity:
*Rusyn, Slovak (father)
*Italian, Polish, Ukrainian and/or Rusyn (mother)

Alexandra Chando is an American actress.

Alexandra is the daughter of Rebecca H. (Troiani) and Stephen “Steve” Chando, Jr.

Alexandra’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Chando, Sr. (the son of Joseph Chando (József Csanda) and Anna Antolick). Joseph was born in Malý Lipník, Slovakia, the son of Wasil Chando (Vazul Csanda) and Carol Gladis (Karolin Gladis), who were likely of Rusyn background. Alexandra’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew “Toby” Antolick/Antolik and Katherine/Catherine Uerda/Urda, who were also from Malý Lipník, Slovakia.

Alexandra’s paternal grandmother was Mary Bandurich (the daughter of Michael Bandurich and Susan “Susie” Billetz). Michael was born in Czechoslovakia. Susan was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia, who were likely of Slovak descent.

Alexandra’s maternal grandfather was Arthur “Art” C. Troiani (the son of Joseph P. Troiani and Anna). Joseph was born in Italy. Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Alexandra’s maternal grandmother was Sylvia H. Pluski (the daughter of John Pluski and Helen Paskevich). John was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland. Helen was also born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Paskevich, who was of Ukrainian or Rusyn descent, and of Mary, who was Polish.

Sources: Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Chando, Sr. – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Chando (József Csanda) – http://findagrave.com

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna (Antolick) Chando – http://www.findagrave.com

Alexandra’s paternal grandmother, Mary Bandurich, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal grandmother, Mary (Bandurich) Chando – http://www.legacy.com

Alexandra’s maternal grandfather, Arthur C. Troiani, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Alexandra’s great-aunt (maternal grandmother’s sister), Dolores J. (Pluski) Pinczok – http://www.myeasternshoremd.com

Alexandra’s maternal great-grandfather, John Pluski, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Alexandra’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Paskevich, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Michael Gladis

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Michael James Gladis

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

Date of Birth: August 30, 1977

Ethnicity: Rusyn (paternal grandfather), Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), English, Irish, German

Michael Gladis is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Pamela Julia (Morrison) and Peter Paul Gladis. His father had Rusyn, and English and Irish, ancestry. Michael’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, and Michael’s maternal grandmother was Catholic, and of English, Irish, and German descent.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was George G. Gladis (the son of Peter Gladis/Gladish/Glades and Ilona/Julia Sedora/Sidora). George’s parents were born in Malý Lipník, Slovakia. Peter was the son of Andrew Gladis/Gladish and Anna Knat/Hnath. Ilona was the daughter of Michael Sidora and Suzanna Vasilik.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Marie McGarry (the daughter of Francis McGarry and May Roletter). May was the daughter of George Washington Roletter and Emma Rebecca Simon.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Archie Aaron Morrison (the son of Robert Moroshan/Morrison and Sadie/Sara C. Lichtenthal). Robert was the son of Julius Moroshan/Moroshanu and Rebecca Feder, who were Jewish emigrants from Iași, Romania. Sadie was the daughter of Nathan Lichtenthal and Yetta, who were Austrian Jewish immigrants.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Julia Theresa Steel (the daughter of William Steel, Jr. and Julia Ford). William was the son of William Steel and Rebecca Campbell-Quigley. Michael’s great-grandmother Julia was the daughter of Patrick Ford and Julia Kelly.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Gladis – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Michael Gladis – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Peter Gladis/Gladish/Glades and Ilona/Julia Sedora/Sidora – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Rebecca Simon – https://www.ancestry.com

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Camren Bicondova

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Birth Name: Camren Renee Bicondova

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 22, 1999

Ethnicity: Basque, Rusyn, English, Irish, possibly other

Camren Bicondova is an American actress, model, and dancer. She was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Jessica Arlene (Porter) and Joshua Patrick Bicondova. She was raised in Hawaii.

Camren’s surname, Bicondova, was possibly originally spelt Viconda, and is of Basque origin, which she has confirmed on Twitter. She has also stated that she is a third-generation Spanish immigrant.

Camren’s paternal grandparents are Patrick Bicondova and Nancy Louise Harobin (the daughter of Stephen Harobin and Rose M. Gunn). Stephen was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Vasil/Basilius Harobin/Harabin, who was born in Osturňa, Slovakia, and was likely of Rusyn descent, and of Theresa, who was also likely of Rusyn origin. Rose was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of Edward Gunn and Mary Margaret McNamara, and was of partially or entirely Irish ancestry.

Sources: http://www.philly.com

Possible genealogy of Camren’s paternal grandfather, Patrick Bicondova (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Camren’s paternal grandfather, Patrick Bicondova – https://familysearch.org

Camren’s paternal great-grandfather, Stephen Harobin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Camren’s paternal great-grandfather, Stephen Harobin – http://www.legacy.com

Baptism record of Camren’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Vasil/Basilius Harobin/Harabin – https://familysearch.org

Camren’s paternal great-grandmother, Rose M. Gunn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Laura Harrier

by follers on August 21, 2016

Laura Harrier – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” World Premiere Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com 

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

Date of Birth: March 28, 1990

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Rusyn, English (mother)

Laura Harrier is an American actress and model. She played Liz in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). She was raised in Evanston, Illinois.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was John Sagan (the son of John Sagan and Mary Jubinsky). Laura’s grandfather John was born in Ohio, to Rusyn parents. John was from Nastasiv, Ternopil oblast, Ukraine.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Joy Pickett (the daughter of Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett and Ruth Robinson). Margaret was born in Lucknow, India, the daughter of American parents, who were Methodist missionaries. Laura’s great-grandfather Bishop J. Waskom Pickett was a Methodist minister, and was the son of Leander Lycurgus Pickett and Ludie Carrington Day. Ruth was the daughter of John Wesley Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fisher.

Sources: Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal great-grandfather, Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett – https://www.findagrave.com

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