Nick Roux

by stlucas on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Edward Roux

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 14, 1990

Ethnicity: Slovak (maternal grandmother), French, English, possibly other

Nick Roux is an American actor.

Nick is the son of Denise Renee (Devoge) and Loyd Edward Roux.

Nick’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were Roux and Bush.

Nick’s maternal grandfather was William Edward Devoge (the son of Robert Arlen/Arllen Devoge and Gladys Artimecia Smith).

Nick’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Eleanor Mutnansk/Mutnansky (the daughter of Andrew J. Mutnansky and Pauline M. Ivan). Andrew was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia. Pauline was born in Ohio, also to parents from Czechoslovakia, John Ivan and Mary.

Sources: Birth record of Nick Roux –

Birth record of Nick’s father –

Birth record of Nick’s mother –

Marriage record of Nick’s maternal grandparents, William Edward Devoge and Ruth Eleanor Mutnansk/Mutnansky –

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Robert Petkoff

by stlucas on November 9, 2017

Robert Petkoff – “Fun Home” Opening Night at Ahmanson Theatre – Arrivals – Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Robert A. Petkoff

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 7, 1963

*Bulgarian, Slovak (father)
*German, possibly other (mother)

Robert Petkoff is an American stage actor.

Robert is the son of Carolyn Ardis (Meyer) and Peter Paul Petkoff, Jr.

Robert has stated:

My great-grandfather was Petko Gaunchev. When asked his family name at Ellis Island, my grandfather, not understanding English, essentially said he was Petko’s son. In Bulgarian: Petkoff. The immigration officer immediately re-christened him Peter Petkoff.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Peter Paul Petkoff, Sr. (the son of Petko Gaunchev). Peter was born in Mogilino, Bulgaria.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Anna/Ann Frances Petsuch (the daughter of Joseph Petsuch and Suzanna Margaret Fedák). Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from from Stebnícka Huta, Slovakia.

Robert’s maternal grandparents were Otto F. Meyer and Viola E.

Sources: Birth record of Robert Petkoff –

Robert’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Robert’s mother –


Angela Trimbur

by stlucas on October 23, 2017

Birth Name: Angela Denice/Denis Trimbur

Place of Birth: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 19, 1981

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandmother), English, Irish, Alsatian German, Swiss-German, 1/8 Slovak

Angela Trimbur is an American actress, comedian, and dancer.

Angela is the daughter of Lisa Marie (Garvin) and Scott P. Trimbur.

Angela’s paternal grandfather was Norman R. Trimbur (the son of Roy F. Trimbur and Florence L. McAllister). Roy was the son of Phillip Trimbur, whose parents were from Alsace, France, and Switzerland, and of Fannie/Fanny Virginia Mayall, whose father was English. Florence was the daughter of William M. McAllister and Lelia F.

Angela’s paternal grandmother was Elaine H. Raslavsky (the daughter of James F. Raslavsky and Eleanor Snyder). James was the son of Michael Raslavsky and Anna, who were born in either Hungary or Slovakia, possibly of Slovak descent.

Angela’s maternal grandfather was Robert Arthur Garvin.

Angela’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn Patricia Porretta (the daughter of Peter Porretta and Phyllis/Phyllas Arcidiacono). Peter was the son of immigrant parents, who were likely Italian. Phyllis also had Italian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Angela’s father –

Obituary of Angela’s paternal grandmother, Elaine H. (Raslavsky) Trimbur –

Obituary of Angela’s maternal great-grandfather, Peter Porretta –

Obituary of Angela’s maternal great-grandmother, Phyllis/Phyllas (Arcidiacono) Porretta –

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Marián Hossa

by bearboy on September 30, 2017

Place of Birth: Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

Date of Birth: January 12, 1979

Ethnicity: Slovak

Marián Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

Hossa is the son of František Hossa and Mária Hossová. František was also a professional hockey player.



Candace Kroslak

by stlucas on September 16, 2017

Birth Name: Candace Kaye Kroslak

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

Date of Birth: July 22, 1978

*Slovak (father)
*German (maternal grandfather)
*English, French (maternal grandmother)

Candace Kroslak is an American actress.

Candace is the daughter of Bonnie Kay (Ahrens) Hooyman and Robert Joseph Kroslak. Candace’s father has Slovak roots. Candace’s mother is mostly of English, German, and French descent.

Candace’s paternal grandfather was Steve/Stapon Kroslak (the son of Joseph Kroslak and Katherine/Katerina Majercik). Steve was born in Illinois, to parents from Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).

Candace’s paternal grandmother was Ann/Anna Sue/Zuzan Keracik (the daughter of George Keracik and Anna Rosko). Ann was born in Illinois, also to parents from Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).

Candace’s maternal grandfather was Roy George Ahrens (the son of Charles Christian “Chas” Ahrens and Clara Franklein Roth/Rath). Charles was the son of Charles Ahrens and Helena Dorothea Friederica “Phoebe” Spangenberg, who were both German. Clara was the daughter of Henry Rath and Doras/Dora Lindemann, who were also both German.

Candace’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Katherine Potter (the daughter of Roscoe Blanchard Potter and Bessie Mae DeLong). Roscoe was the son of Sylvester Potter, who was Canadian, and of Flora E. Blanchard. Bessie was the daughter of Nathaniel R. DeLong and Virginia “Jennie” DeSaviour, whose own father was French.

Sources: Candace’s paternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Candace’s paternal grandfather –

Candace’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Candace’s paternal grandmother –

Birth record of Candace’s maternal grandfather –

Genealogy of Candace’s maternal grandfather –

Candace’s maternal grandmother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Candace’s maternal grandmother –

Obituary of Candace’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Helen (Potter) Hilton Nabholz –

Marriage record of Candace’s maternal great-grandparents, Roscoe Blanchard Potter and Bessie Mae DeLong –

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