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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Alexandra Chando

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: Alexandra N. Chando

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

Date of Birth: July 28, 1986

*Rusyn, Slovak (father)
*Italian, Polish, possibly Ukrainian (mother)

Alexandra Chando is an American actress.

Alexandra is the daughter of Rebecca H. (Troiani) and Stephen “Steve” Chando, Jr.

Alexandra’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Chando, Sr. (the son of Joseph Chando (József Csanda) and Anna Antolick). Joseph was born in Malý Lipník, Slovakia, the son of Wasil Chando (Vazul Csanda) and Carol Gladis (Karolin Gladis), who were likely of Rusyn background. Alexandra’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew “Toby” Antolick/Antolik and Katherine/Catherine Uerda/Urda, who were also from Malý Lipník, Slovakia.

Alexandra’s paternal grandmother was Mary Bandurich (the daughter of Michael Bandurich and Susan “Susie” Billetz). Michael was born in Czechoslovakia. Susan was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia, who were likely of Slovak descent.

Alexandra’s maternal grandfather was Arthur “Art” C. Troiani (the son of Joseph P. Troiani and Anna). Joseph was born in Italy. Anna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Alexandra’s maternal grandmother was Sylvia H. Pluski (the daughter of John Pluski and Helen Paskevich). John was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland. Helen was also born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland, John Paskevich and Mary, who were possibly of Ukrainian descent.

Sources: Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Chando, Sr. –

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Chando (József Csanda) –

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna (Antolick) Chando –

Alexandra’s paternal grandmother, Mary Bandurich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexandra’s paternal grandmother, Mary (Bandurich) Chando –

Alexandra’s maternal grandfather, Arthur C. Troiani, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexandra’s great-aunt (maternal grandmother’s sister), Dolores J. (Pluski) Pinczok –

Alexandra’s maternal great-grandfather, John Pluski, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Alexandra’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Paskevich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Charles Esten

by stlucas on April 28, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Esten Puskar III

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

Date of Birth: September 9, 1965

Ethnicity: English, Irish, 1/8 Czech or Slovak, 1/16 Scottish, 1/32 German, 1/32 French

Charles Esten is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Charles is also known under the name “Chip Esten”.

Charles is the son of Cynthia Brookes Fulwiler and Charles Esten Puskar, II. Charles has a sister, Mary Catherine. They were raised by their mother in Alexandria, Virginia.

Charles’ mother is mostly of English descent. Charles’ father has Irish, Czech or Slovak, Scottish, German, French, and some English, ancestry.

Charles’ paternal grandfather was Charles Esten Puskar (the son of Ludick/Sudick Anthony Puskar and Mary Jane Ceyrolles). Mary Jane was the daughter of Gabriel Ceyrolles and Barbara D. Walkenshaw.

Charles’ great-grandfather Ludick was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Czechoslovakia.

Charles’ great-great-grandfather Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from France, John Ceyrolles, and a mother from Pennsylvania, Caroline Capp, whose own parents were German. Charles’ great-great-grandmother Barbara was also born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Glasgow, Scotland.

Charles’ paternal grandmother was Marguerite/Margaret C. Lennon (the daughter of Edward J. Lennon and Catherine E. Sheridon).

Charles’ great-grandfather Edward was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Ireland. Charles’ great-grandmother Catherine was also born in Pennsylvania, to a father from Ireland and a mother from either England or Ireland.

Charles’ maternal grandfather was Lewis Bascom Fulwiler (the son of Harry Fulwiler and Lucy Alice Chapman). Harry’s parents were Robert Tucker Fulwiler and Elizabeth Lavender Carter. Lucy’s parents were James Ottoway Chapman and Annie Chappell Lawless.

Charles’ maternal grandmother was Mary Lyman Brookes (the daughter of Charles Fox Brookes and Mary Kerr Lyman). Mary’s parents were Charles Huntington Lyman and Rebecca Freeland Chew.

Sources: Genealogy of Charles’ paternal grandfather, Charles Esten Puskar –

Charles’ paternal great-grandfather, Ludick/Sudick Anthony Puskar, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Charles’ paternal grandmother, Marguerite/Margaret C. Lennon, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Charles Esten (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Charles’ maternal grandfather, Lewis Bascom Fulwiler, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Charles’ maternal great-grandfather, Harry Fulwiler –

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