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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

Ethnicity:
*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 – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Candace’s paternal grandfather – http://www.familysearch.org

Candace’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Candace’s paternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Candace’s maternal grandfather – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Candace’s maternal grandfather – http://www.findagrave.com

Candace’s maternal grandmother on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Candace’s maternal grandmother – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Candace’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Helen (Potter) Hilton Nabholz – http://iagenweb.org

Marriage record of Candace’s maternal great-grandparents, Roscoe Blanchard Potter and Bessie Mae DeLong – http://www.familysearch.org

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Glenne Headly

by madman on August 15, 2017

Birth Name: Glenne Aimee Headly

Date of Birth: March 13, 1955

Place of Birth: New London, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Death: June 8, 2017

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Slovak (maternal grandfather), English, German, French, possibly other

Glenne Headly was an American actress. She was the daughter of Joan Ida (Sniscak) Headly. It does not appear to be publically known who Glenne’s biological father was. Glenne was married to Byron McCulloch, with whom she had a son.

Glenne’s maternal grandfather was Stephen A. Sniscak (the son of John A. Sniscak and Susie). John and Susie were Slovak immigrants.

Glenne’s maternal grandmother was Hazel May Fry (the daughter of Harry F. Fry and Ida May Stahl). Harry was the son of Robert Fry and Rebecca Ann Jumper. Ida was the daughter of William F. Stahl and Jennie Garland.

Sources: Genealogy of Glenne Headly (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Glenne’s maternal grandfather, Stephen A. Sniscak, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Stephen A. Sniscak on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Glenne’s maternal grandmother, Hazel May Fry (through Hazel’s brother, Charles A. Fry) – https://www.findagrave.com

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Pete Ploszek

by stlucas on August 11, 2017

Pete Ploszek – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Peter D. Ploszek

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

Date of Birth: January 20, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Polish (paternal grandfather)
*Croatian (paternal grandmother)
*Slovak, Hungarian, German, Irish (mother)

Pete Ploszek is an American actor.

Pete is the son of Karen (Sofranko) and Michael “Mike” Ploszek.

Pete’s paternal grandfather was Charles Frances Ploszek, Jr. (the son of Charles Frances Ploszek, Sr. and Genoveva/Genevieve Magdalena/Magdalene Pankiewicz/Pankerwicz). Pete’s great-grandfather Charles was born in Illinois, to parents from Poland, Joseph Ploszek and Veronica/Weronika Hoppe. Pete’s great-grandmother Genoveva was also born in Illinois, to parents from Poland, Franciszek/Franciscus/Frank Pankiewicz and Magdalena/Magdalene/Magda Czubak.

Pete’s paternal grandmother was Rose Matias/Matijas (the daughter of Michael “Mike” Matijas/Matias and Maria/Mary Bjocich/Biocic/Brocia). Rose was born in Illinois, to parents from Yugoslavia, likely of Croatian descent. Michael was the son of Mihajlo Matijas and Maria.

Pete’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Michael “Gene” Sofranko (the son of John Emery Sofranko and Elizabeth M./Catharina Kish). John was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Imrich/Emro/John Sofranko and Mary/Maria Catherine/Kathryn/Katherine/Katarina Uhrin/Gretchko, who were from Spisská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of parents from Hungary, Stephen/Steven “Steve” Kish and Theresa Gulyas/Guyas/Goulish/Gulish.

Pete’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Kosman (the daughter of Anthony “Tony” Kosman and Helen B./Leona Weck). Anthony was born in Ohio, to parents from Hungary, John Kosman and Marie/Maria Schmotzer or Susan Schroll, who were ethnic Germans. Helen was also born in Ohio, the daughter of William Weck, whose parents were German, and of Mary Marshall Disley, whose parents were Irish.

Sources: Birth record of Pete’s paternal grandfather, Charles Frances Ploszek, Jr. – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Pete’s paternal grandfather, Charles Frances Ploszek, Jr. – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Pete’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Frances Ploszek – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Pete’s paternal great-grandmother, Genoveva/Genevieve Magdalena/Magdalene Pankiewicz/Pankerwicz – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Pete’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Franciszek/Franciscus/Frank Pankiewicz and Magdalena/Magdalene/Magda Czubak – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Birth record of Pete’s paternal grandmother, Rose Matias/Matijas – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Pete’s paternal grandmother, Rose (Matias/Matijas) Ploszek – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Pete’s maternal grandparents, Eugene Michael “Gene” Sofranko and Betty Jane Kosman – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Pete’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Michael “Gene” Sofranko – http://www.loraincounty.com

Obituary of Pete’s maternal great-great-uncle (great-grandmother’s brother), Stephen J. Kish – http://www.morningjournal.com

Pete’s maternal great-grandfather, Anthony Kosman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Oakes Fegley

by madman on July 19, 2017

Oakes Fegley – “Pete’s Dragon” World Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos 

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

Date of Birth: November 11, 2004

Ethnicity: Irish, as well as 1/8th Slovak, 1/8th Italian, German, some Dutch

Oakes Fegley is an American actor.

Oakes is the son of Mercedes and Michael Fegley. His father is of one quarter Slovak, as well as German and Irish, ancestry. Oakes’ mother is of one half Irish, one quarter Italian, one eighth German, and one eighth Dutch, descent.

Oakes’ paternal grandfather is Richard Franklin “Dick” Fegley.

Oakes’ paternal grandmother is Marguerite “Peg” Kiss (the daughter of Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish and Mary Rose Flynn). Ferdinand was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Slovak parents, Eduardus/Edward Kiss/Kish and Pauline Bajsovicz/Vocieotiz/Voysivick. Mary Rose was the daughter of Joseph Flynn and Anna.

Oakes’ maternal grandfather is Jay Tonne (the son of Christopher Fredrick Tonne and Catherine Marie Larocca). Christopher was the son of Wilhelm Heinrich Tonne, who was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, and of Louise Pauline Fredricks, who was born in Wisconsin, to Dutch parents. Catherine was born in Illinois, the daughter of Italian parents, Michael Larocca and Angeline/Angela Maria Postilion, from Potenza.

Oakes’ maternal grandmother is Mary Burke (the daughter of John J. Burke and Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban). John had Irish ancestry, and was the son of John Joseph Burke and Florence Catherine Brady. Cecelia was born in Illinois, the daughter of William Joseph Hoban, who was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, and of Margaret Rourke, who was born in Kerry, Ireland.

Sources: Obituary of Oakes’ paternal uncle, David Fegley – http://www.legacy.com

Oakes’ great-grandfather, Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Oakes’ paternal great-grandfather, Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish – http://articles.mcall.com

Likely baptismal record of Oakes’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Eduardus/Edward Kiss/Kish – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Oakes Fegley (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituaries of Oakes’ maternal great-grandparents, Christopher Fredrick Tonne and Catherine Marie Larocca – http://www.kmitch.com

Oakes’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Louise Pauline Fredricks, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Marie Larocca, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Oakes’ mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.bajda.net

Birth record of Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban – https://familysearch.org

Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Michael Sucsy

by stlucas on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Michael Langer Sucsy

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1973

Ethnicity:
*Hungarian (paternal grandfather)
*Slovak (paternal grandmother)
*English, Irish, German, some Belgian/Walloon (mother)

Michael Sucsy is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Michael is the son of Deanna Sue (Tanner) and Leonard Graham Sucsy. Michael’s father is of half Hungarian, and half Slovak descent. Michael’s mother has English, Irish, and German roots.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Emil J. Sucsy, Jr. (the son of Emil Sucsy/Szucsi, Sr., and Dora Danko). Emil, Jr. was born in New York, to parents from Kisvárda, Hungary.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Langer (the daughter of Michael R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago). Michael was the son of Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik. Antonia was the daughter of Joseph/Josephus Lago and Catherine/Catharina Sudora/Szudora.

Michael’s great-grandfather Michael was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Slovakia. Michael’s great-grandmother Antonia was born in Vrbové, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Hamlin L. Tanner (the son of Henry George Tanner and Inez Manion). Michael’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Emma. Michael’s great-grandmother Inez was the daughter of Patrick Manion, who was Irish, and of Sarah M. Anderson, who was born in Indiana, to parents from Ireland.

Michael’s great-grandmother Inez was born in Indiana, to a father from Ireland and a mother from Indiana.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Clara June Small (the daughter of David H. Small and Clara Mary Gosche). David was the son of Isaac D. Small and Sarah Diantha Aiken. Clara was the daughter of Nicholas/Nicholaus Gosche/Goshe and Anna Catharina/Catharine Steppie/Steppich.

Michael’s great-great-grandfather Nicholas was born in Ohio, to parents from Arlon, Belgium, Johann Baptist Gosche and Clara M. Mangette/Mangett, who were likely of German and Walloon ancestry. Michael’s great-great-grandmother Anna Catharina was also born in Ohio, to parents from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Michael’s great-uncle (paternal grandfather’s brother), Arthur/Altur Sucsy/Szucsi – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Langer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret (Langer) Sucsy – http://articles.courant.com

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Hamlin L. Tanner – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June Small – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June (Small) Tanner – http://www.legacy.com

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