Alexis Ren

by stlucas on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Alexis René Glabach

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, U.S. (presumably)

Date of Birth: November 23, 1996

Ethnicity: Serbian (maternal grandfather), German, English, Irish

Alexis Ren is an American model and Internet personality.

Alexis is the daughter of Cynthia Laine (Berkich) and Gaylord Frank Glabach.

Alexis’ paternal grandfather was Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach (the son of Ludwig Glabach and Catherine “Kate” Doerhoefer). Frank was born in Michigan, to German parents.

Alexis’ paternal grandmother was likely named Ruth Marie.

Alexis’ maternal grandfather was DuSean/Donald Berkich (the son of Nicholas “Nick” Berkich and Ann Milica “Mitza” Kuruzovick). Nicholas likely was the son of Rada/Rade/Rody Brkić/Berkich and Kata/Katie/Catherine, who were Serbian. Ann was the daughter of Peter Kuruzović/Kuruzovick/Kuruzovich and Angeline/Angelina Julia Berkich, who were also Serbian.

Alexis’ maternal grandmother was Gwendolyn Elizabeth “Gwen” Fannin (the daughter of Grady Lloyd Fannin and Lucile Hall). Grady was the son of Jessie W. Fannin and Ozell Rea. Lucile was the daughter of Harry Hall and Mary.

Sources: Alexis’ paternal grandfather, Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexis’s paternal grandfather, Francis Conroy “Frank” Glabach –

Genealogy of Alexis’ mother –

Marriage record of Alexis’ maternal grandparents, DuSean/Donald Berkich and Gwendolyn Elizabeth “Gwen” Fannin –

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal grandfather, DuSean/Donald Berkich –

Alexis’ maternal great-grandfather, Nicholas “Nick” Berkich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Alexis’ maternal great-grandfather, Nicholas “Nick” Berkich –

Obituary of Alexis’ maternal great-grandmother, Ann Milica “Mitza” (Kuruzovick) Berkich –

Death records of Alexis’ maternal great-great-grandparents, Peter Kuruzović/Kuruzovick/Kuruzovich and Angeline/Angelina Julia Berkich –

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Aleks Paunovic

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Birth: June 29, 1969

*Serbian (father)
*Croatian (mother)

Aleks Paunovic is a Canadian actor.

Aleks’ father has Serbian roots. Aleks’ mother is of Croatian ancestry.


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Milena Govich

by stlucas on August 9, 2017

Milena Govich – The Cinema Society and Conde Nast Traveler Hosted a Screening of “Transsiberian” –  Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Milena Marija Govich

Place of Birth: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1976

*Serbian (father)
*English, Scottish, possibly other (mother)

Milena Govich is an American actress, singer, dancer, and musician.

Milena is the daughter of Marilyn (Green) and Bruce Michael Govich. Her father was a first-generation American, of Serbian ancestry. Her mother has English, and is also said to have Scottish, roots. Milena’s aunt (father’s sister) is actress Milica Govich. Milena is married to writer, composer, and film producer David Cornue.

Milena’s paternal grandfather was Michael George Govich (the son of parents whose surnames were Gvoić and Trkulja). Michael was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

Milena’s paternal grandmother was Mary Pavlovich (the daughter of Sam Pavlovich and Milica Busic). Mary was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

Milena’s maternal grandfather was Jerl W. Green (the son of James “Jim” Monroe Green and Mary Etta Jackson).

Milena’s maternal grandmother was Velda Sue Parker (the daughter of William Franklin Parker and Ruby Christell Cearlock). Ruby was the daughter of William Alfred Cearlock and Appie Lee Price.

Sources: Milena’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Milena’s father –

Milena’s paternal grandparents, Michael George Govich and Mary Pavlovich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Milena’s paternal grandmother, Mary (Pavlovich) Govich –

Obituary of Milena’s maternal great-aunt (maternal grandfather’s sister), Bertha Lee (Green) Monroe –

Obituary of Milena’s maternal grandmother, Velda Sue (Parker) Green –


Dick Durock

by bablah on June 22, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Durock

Place of Birth: South Bend, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1937

Place of Death: Oak Park, California, U.S.

Date of Death: September 17, 2009

Ethnicity: Serbian

Dick Durock was an american actor. He is known for his portrayal of Swamp Thing. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Serbian parents, Sadie (Medich) and David Durock.

Sources: Dick Durock on the 1940 U.S. census –

Obituary of Dick Durock –


Christian Yelich

by bablah on June 20, 2017

Birth Name: Christian Stephen Yelich

Place of Birth: Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 5, 1991

Ethnicity: Serbian (paternal grandfather), Japanese (maternal grandfather), Croatian, Bulgarian, German, English, Danish, Scottish, remote Dutch

Christian Yelich is an American professional baseball left fielder.

Christian’s paternal grandfather is Stephen Yelich (the son of Christ Yelich and Anne Leshanovich). Christ was born in Serbia, the son of John Yalich and Yevra. Anne was born in New York, the daughter of Luka Lešanović/Leshanovich, who was from Belgrade, Serbia, and of Ljubica.

Christian’s paternal grandmother is Rosalie “Rose” Sammy (the daughter of Louis Sammy and Raina/Irene Theodoreoff/Theodoroff). Louis was from Croatia. Raina was Bulgarian.

Christian’s maternal grandfather is Mineo Dan Oda. Mineo is Japanese.

Christian’s maternal grandmother is Bonnie Lynn Gehrke (the daughter of Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer). Bonnie is from a Mormon family. Clarence was an American football player, and was the son of Fred Richard Gehrke and Augusta Tichelmann, who were born in Königsberg, Germany, then in Russia. Marilyn was the daughter of Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer and Vera Mariger.

Sources: Christian’s paternal great-grandfather, Christ Yelich, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Christian’s paternal great-grandmother, Anne (Leshanovich) Yelich) –

Passenger record of Christian’s paternal great-grandfather, Luka Lešanović/Leshanovich –

Marriage record of Christian’s paternal great-grandparents, Louis Sammy and Raina/Irene Theodoreoff/Theodoroff –

Birth record of Christian’s maternal grandfather, Mineo Dan Oda –

Marriage record of Christian’s maternal great-grandparents, Clarence Fred Gehrke and Marilyn Palmer –

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gehrke –

Christian’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Fred Gherke, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Christian’s maternal great-grandmother, Marilyn Palmer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Christian’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Bart/Bert Conrad Palmer, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Christian’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vera Mariger –