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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Cameron Jebo

by stlucas on April 8, 2018

Cameron Jebo – 2016 InfoList Pre-Oscar Soiree and Birthday Party for Jeff Gund – Arrivals – OHM Nightclub – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Thomas Cameron Jebo III

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1990

Ethnicity: English, Slovak, German, Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, possibly other

Cameron Jebo is an American actor.

Cameron is the son of Susan “Susie” (Dopyera) and Thomas Cameron Jebo. He is married to Nicole Leigh Wright.

Cameron’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Cameron Jebo (the son of Howard James Jebo and Cecily Agnes Cameron). Howard was the son of Hiram E. Jebo and Celia A. Parkhill. Cecily was the daughter of Charles Cameron, who was Canadian, and of Harriett.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Lee Austin (the daughter of Frank Lee Austin and Loretta Ruth Retan). Cameron’s great-grandfather Frank was the son of Frank Lee Austin and Mary Madgalene Busby. Loretta was the daughter of Lewis Elton Retan, whose father was Canadian, and of Dora A. Sisson.

Cameron’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Newell Dopyera (the son of Robert Andrew Dopyera/Dopjera and Edith Fowler). Robert was born in Dolná Krupá, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), the son of Jozef Dopyera/Dopjera and Katherine Zonenfeldt/Zonnenfeldt.

Cameron’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jean “Pat” Harrington (the daughter of Eugene “Gene” Harrington and Dorothy Moynier). Dorothy was the stepdaughter of Abel Augustin Moynier, Jr. and Flora Alberta.

Sources: Birth record of Cameron Jebo –

Obituary of Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Nancy Lee (Austin) Jebo –

Obituary of Cameron’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Stephen Bruce Jebo –

Genealogy of Cameron’s paternal great-grandfather, Howard James Jebo –

Marriage record of Cameron’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth N. Dopyera and Patricia Jean “Pat” Harrington –

Obituary of Cameron’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Moynier) Harrington Harney –


Jes Macallan

by stlucas on March 21, 2018

Jes Macallan – 2014 ABC Disney Winter TCA Press Tour – Langham Hotel – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Jessica Lee Liszewski

Place of Birth: Sarasota, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1982

*Polish (paternal grandfather)
*Italian (paternal grandmother)
*Irish, Slovak, English, Lithuanian (mother)

Jes Macallan is an American actress.

Jes is the daughter of Theresa Marie “Terry” (Feheley) and Kenneth S. “Ken” Liszewski.

Jes’ paternal grandfather was Walter Theodore Liszewski, Jr. (the son of Walter Theodore Liszewski, Sr. and Josephine Bronakowska). Jes’ grandfather Walter was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Jes’ paternal grandmother was Bianca Rose Rogliano (the daughter of Pasquale Rogliano and Evelyn Mieda). Bianca was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Jes’ maternal grandfather was Patrick Joseph “Pat” Feheley (the son of Edward J. “Ed” Feheley and Irene T. Maxian). Jes’ great-grandfather Edward was the son of Edward M. Feheley, who had Irish ancestry, and of Katherine/Catherine O’Hara, whose own mother was Irish. Irene was the daughter of Michael J. Maxian, who was born in Sekule, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia), and of Eva Blaska/Blasck/Blazek, who was also from Austria-Hungary.

Jes’ maternal grandmother is Margaret Latonick (the daughter of Joseph William Latonick and Ellen/Evelyn Elizabeth Fiske). Joseph was the son of William J. Latonick, who was from Lithuania, and of Catherine E. Laskowski/Bunitis, whose parents were Lithuanian. Ellen was the daughter of Miles Byron Fiske/Fisk and Margaret/Margarett Caroline “Carry” Ellis.

Sources: Divorce record  of Jes’ parents –

Obituary of Jes’ paternal grandfather, Walter Theodore Liszewski, Jr. –

Obituary of Jes’ paternal grandmother, Bianca Rose Rogliano –

Genealogy of Jes’ maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Evelyn (Fiske) Shores Latonick –

Obituary of Jes’ maternal great-grandmother, Ellen Evelyn (Fiske) Shores Latonick –