Patrick Fabian

by stlucas on August 21, 2018

Patrick Fabian – 44th Annual Saturn Awards – Arrivals – Castaway,1250 E Harvard Road – Burbank, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, Red Carpet Event, Portrait, Photography, Arts Culture and Entertainment, People, Celebrities, California, Sci-fi, horor Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Photography by E /

Birth Name: Patrick Joseph Fabian

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

Date of Birth: December 7, 1964

Ethnicity: Slovak (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, German

Patrick Fabian is an American film, stage, and television actor.

Patrick is the son of Mary Lou and Thomas “Tom” Fabian. He was raised in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Patrick is married to Amanda Steckelberg, with whom he has two daughters.

Patrick’s paternal grandfather was Joseph E. Fabian (the son of Joseph J. Fabian and Dorothea Gaspar). Patrick’s grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Patrick’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Turnianska Nová Ves, Košice, Slovakia, the son of Joannes Fabián and Theresia Rencsicsovszki. Dorothea was born in Moldava Nad Bodvou, Košice, Slovakia, the daughter of Louis/Lajos Gáspar and Teréz Baffen.

Patrick’s paternal grandmother was Helen Marie Crouse (the daughter of Louis Crouse and Mary Ellen Brennen). Helen was born in Pennsylvania. Louis was born in Germany, the son of Wolf Crouse and Josephina Willis. Mary Ellen was born in Pennsylvania, to an Irish father, Thomas Brennen, and Ellen Waters, who was born in England, possibly of Irish descent.

Patrick’s maternal grandfahter was named William D. McDonald. William was born in Pennsylvania.

Patrick’s maternal grandmother was Henrietta Henry (the daughter of John F. Henry and Ellen “Nellie” Renwick). Henrietta was born in Pennsylvania. John was born in Pennsylvania, the son of John Henry and Caroline. Ellen was born in Pennsylvania, to English parents, Lawson Renwick and Mary Ann Staley.

Source: Obituary of Patrick’s paternal grandmother, Helen Fabian –


Allison McAtee

by stlucas on July 16, 2018

Allison McAtee – Fashion’s NIght Out 2012 – Beverly Center – Beverly Center – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: head and upper-torso portrait, black lace dress Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Barbara Henderson / PR Photos

Birth Name: Allison K. McAtee

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

Date of Birth: September 24, 1979

Ethnicity: Slovak (maternal grandmother), Irish, English, German

Allison McAtee is an American actress.

Allison is the daughter of Sandra L. “Sandy” (Kunkel) Leichtenberger and Edward C. McAtee.

Allison’s paternal grandfather was Francis Wilson McAtee (the son of James Gardner McAtee and Lida/Lyda Alice Weimer). Francis was born in Pennsylvania. James was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Walter T. McAtee and Mary Ella Felding. Lida was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Frank W. Weimer and Sarah/Sadie F. Ross.

Allison’s paternal grandmother was Loma Jean Lewis (the daughter of Owen Samuel Lewis and Wilma Mildred Martha Morse). Loma was born in Pennsylvania. Owen was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Manville Lewis and Etta Fern Hollenbeck. Wilma was born in John Henry Morse and Ella Maude Keeler.

Allison’s maternal grandfather was Henry H. Kunkel (the son of Henry Worstell Kunkel and Dorothy R. Harrison). Allison’s grandfather Henry was born in Ohio. Allison’s great-grandfather Henry was born in Ohio, the son of Henry F. Kunkel, whose parents were German, and of Margaret Ann Worstell. Dorothy was the daughter of Dennis Henry Harrison and Laura Ellen Ross.

Allison’s maternal grandmother was Lucille W. Pristas (the daughter of Michael Pristas and Anna Sako). Lucille was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia. Anna was the daughter of Andrew Sako and Mary Helen Dobranski. Allison’s great-grandparents Michael and Anna were listed as Slovak speakers on the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses.

Sources: Obituary of Allison’s paternal grandmother, Loma Jean (Lewis) McAtee –

Obituary of Allison’s maternal grandmother, Lucille (Pristas) Kunkel Küffer Simonsen –


Ryan Buell

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Ryan Buell – 2010 A&E Upfront – Arrivals – IAC Building – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ryan Daniel Buell

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

Date of Birth: July 8, 1982

Ethnicity: Slovak (one eighth), English, Scottish, German, Italian

Ryan Buell is an American paranormal investigator, author, and producer.

Ryan is the son of Shelly Anne (Bonavita) Lundberg and Timothy D. “Tim” Buell. Ryan was raised in Sumter, South Carolina.

Ryan has described himself as “Native American and Italian.” It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Eric D. Buell (the son of Eric Loyal Buell and Edith Victoria Crawford). Ryan’s grandfather Eric was born in Pennsylvania. Ryan’s great-grandfather Eric was born in Pennsylvania, the son of David Daniel Buell and Georgia Ann Kerr. Edith was born in New York, to Canadian parents, Gideon R. Crawford and Anna B.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Jeanette A. Proper (the daughter of Milton Theodore Proper and Mary Skalos). Jeanette was born in Pennsylvania. Milton was born in Pennsylvania, the son of James Ray Proper and Lola Belle Bisbee. Mary was the daughter of Slovak parents, Michael J. “Mike” Skalos and Anna F. Tokar.

Source: Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Jeanette A. (Proper) Buell –


The Miz

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin – 5th Annual Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center Gala – Arrivals – Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Claudio Uema / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael Gregory Mizanin

Place of Birth: Parma, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1980

Ethnicity: Greek (maternal grandfather), Slovak, Romanian, German, English

The Miz is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television personality.

The Miz is the son of Barbara Lynn (Pappas) and George L. Mizanin. He is married to Canadian WWE wrestler Maryse Ouellet, with whom he has a daughter.

The Miz’s paternal grandfather was George W. Mizanin (the son of Michael “Mike” Mizanin and Mary Uhren). George was born in Ohio. Michael was born in Austria-Hungary (now Czechoslovakia), the son of Michael Mizanin and Mary Fiaris. The Miz’s great-grandmother Mary was also born in Austria-Hungary (now Czechoslovakia), the daughter of Michael Uhren/Uhrin and Anna Borouski. The Miz’s great-grandparents Michael and Mary likely were of Slovak origin.

The Miz’s paternal grandmother was Eugenia Sylvia “Ginnie” Eridon (the daughter of John Eridon and Fira Radu/Radon). Eugenia was born in Ohio. John was born in either Hungary or Romania, the son of Daniel Eridon and Mary Krechon. Fira was also born in either Hungary or Romania. John and Fira’s surnames likely are of Romanian origin.

The Miz’s maternal grandfather was Gregory N. Pappas (the son of Nicholas Pappas and Dimitra). Gregory was born in Patra, Greece.

The Miz’s maternal grandmother is Dixie Datus (the daughter of Virgil E. Datus and Helen Copsey). Dixie was born in Nebraska. Virgil was the son of John Datus, whose parents were German, and of Mae G. Baker. Helen was the daughter of Milton Fred Copsey and Anna Saloma Amos.

Sources: Obituary of The Miz’s paternal grandmother, Eugenia Sylvia “Ginnie” (Eridon) Mizanin –

Obituary of The Miz’s maternal grandfather, Gregory N. Pappas –

Genealogy of The Miz’s maternal grandmother, Dixie (Datus) Pappas (through Dixie’s own sister, Beatrice Elaine Datus Cooley) –

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Michael Rady

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Michael Rady – “Capitalism: A Love Story” Los Angeles Premire – Arrivals – AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: August 15, 1981

*Hungarian, German, Irish, Slovak (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Michael Rady is an American actor. He played the Greek character Kostas in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.

Michael is the son of Annette (Gattone) and John F. Rady. His mother is of Italian/Sicilian ancestry.

Michael is married to actress Rachael Kemery, with whom he has a child.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Frederick A. Rady (the son of Benjamin G. Rady, Sr. and Barbara Greishammer/Grishammer). Frederick was born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was born in Kassau, Austria-Hungary. Barbara was from Germany, and was the daughter of Amelia.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Teresa Irene Dougherty (the daughter of Charles S. Dougherty and Mary T.). Teresa was born in Pennsylvania. Charles’ parents were Irish. Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Mary’s parents were listed as “Austrian” and spoke “Slovack” on the 1920 U.S. Census.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Micheal Gattone (the son of Michael Gattone and Anna/Anne Panaccione). Eugene was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Angelina Magazzu (the daughter of Antonio Magazzu and Santa Munafo). Angelina was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Santo Stefano Medio, Messina, Sicily. Antonio was the son of Tommaso Magazzu and Angela Culici. Santa was the daughter of Giuseppe Munafo and Pietralina Nicosia.


Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Teresa I. (Dougherty) Rady –

Obituary of Michael’s uncle (mother’s brother), Robert A. Gattone –

Genealogies of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Eugene Micheal Gattone and Angelina Magazzu –

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