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 G. (Tonne) and Michael Jerod 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 –

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

Obituary of Oakes’ paternal great-grandfather, Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish –

Likely baptismal record of Oakes’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Eduardus/Edward Kiss/Kish –

Genealogy of Oakes Fegley (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituaries of Oakes’ maternal great-grandparents, Christopher Fredrick Tonne and Catherine Marie Larocca –

Oakes’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Louise Pauline Fredricks, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Marie Larocca, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Oakes’ mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Birth record of Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban –

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


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

*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 –

Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Langer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret (Langer) Sucsy –

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

Michael’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Antonia/Antoinette Lago –

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Hamlin L. Tanner –

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June Small –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June (Small) Tanner –

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Danny Pintauro

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Daniel John Pintauro

Place of Birth: Milltown, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 6, 1976

*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*Polish (paternal grandmother)
*English, Czech or Slovak, Yugoslavian (mother)

Danny Pintauro is an American actor.

Danny is the son of Margaret L. (Sillcocks) and John J. Pintauro.

Danny’s father is of half Italian and half Polish descent. Danny’s mother has English, Czech or Slovak, and some Yugoslavian ancestry.

Danny’s paternal grandfather was Neil Pintauro (the son of Daniel Pintauro and Nancy). Neil was born in New Jersey, to parents from Italy.

Danny’s paternal grandmother was Sophie A. Bielowski/Bielawska (the daughter of Paul Bielawska and Sophie). Danny’s grandmother Sophie was born in New Jersey, to parents from Poland.

Danny’s maternal grandfather was Francis J. Sillcocks (the son of Frank Sillcocks and Elizabeth M.). Danny’s great-grandfather Frank was the son of George W. Sillcocks and Rose. Elizabeth was born in New Jersey, to a father from Yugoslavia and a mother from Czechoslovakia.

Danny’s maternal grandmother was named Emma.

Sources: Danny’s paternal grandfather, Neil Pintauro, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Danny’s paternal grandmother, Sophie A. (Bielowski/Bielawska) Pintauro –

Danny’s maternal grandfather, Francis J. Sillcocks, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Danny’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Sillcocks, on the 1915 New Jersey State Census –

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Timothy Omundson

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Birth Name: Timothy Michael Omundson

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 29, 1969

*50% Slovak
*25% Norwegian
*12.5% Irish
*12.5% mix of English, with more distant German

Timothy Omundson is an American actor.

Timothy is the son of Lois Ann (Fenich) and John Gregory Omundson. He was raised in Bellevue, Washington.

Timothy’s paternal grandfather was Oba/Ova Siverien Omundson/Amundson (the son of Halvor Omundson and Cecil Olive Lind). Oba was born in Iowa, to parents from Norway.

Timothy’s paternal grandmother was Loretta/Lauretta Maloney (the daughter of James Henry Maloney and Mattie A. Benedict). James was born in New York, the son of James Maloney and Mary, who were Irish. Mattie was the daughter of Albert Dempster Benedict and Sabina Hibbs.

Timothy’s maternal grandfather was John Fenich (the son of Michael Fenich and Susie). John was born in Illinois, to parents from either Czechoslovakia or Austria, who were of Slovak descent.

Timothy’s maternal grandmother was Ǎnna Lorraine Bátor (the daughter of János/John George Bátor and Zsuzsanna/Suzanna/Susan Fotta). Ǎnna was born in Czechoslovakia, of Slovak descent.

Sources: Obituary of Timothy’s father, John Gregory Omundson –

Marriage record of Timothy’s paternal grandparents, Oba/Ova Siverien Omundson/Amundson and Loretta/Lauretta Maloney –

Timothy’s paternal great-grandfather, James Henry Maloney, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Timothy’s paternal great-grandmother, Mattie A. Benedict –

Obituary of Timothy’s mother, Lois Ann (Fenich) Omundson –

Timothy’s maternal grandparents, John Fenich and Ǎnna Lorraine Bátor, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Timothy’s maternal grandmother, Ǎnna Lorraine Bátor –

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Neyla Pekarek

by madman on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Neyla M. Pekarek

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. 1986

Ethnicity: Slovak (paternal grandfather), English, possibly other

Neyla Pekarek is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. She is the cellist and co-vocalist of the folk rock band The Lumineers. Other members of the band are Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz.

Neyla is the daughter of Dana Collins and Donald Ray Pekarek.

Neyla’s paternal grandparents were Andrew Pekarek (the son of Paul Pekarek and Anna Leshko/Leschka) and Verna Alma Newton. Paul and Anna were Slovak immigrants.

Sources: Neyla’s paternal grandfather, Andrew Pekarek, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Andrew Pekarek on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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