Nick Gehlfuss

by stlucas on September 27, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Alan Gehlfuss

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1985

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, 1/8 Slovenian, possibly other

Nick Gehlfuss is an American actor. Nick is married to hotel marketer Lillian Matsuda.

Nick is the son of Sandra Lee “Sandy” (Froelich) and Alan James Gehlfuss. Nick’s father has German, Slovenian, and Italian ancestry. Nick’s mother also has German roots. Nick has a brother, Vincent, and a sister, Jillian.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was William H. Gehlfuss (the son of William E. Gehlfuss and Pauline Pylick). Nick’s great-grandfather William was the son of German parents, Frank Gehlfuss/Geilfuss and Louise/Louisa Luebbert. Nick’s great-grandmother Pauline was the daughter of Anton Pylick/Pylek, who was from Austria and possibly of Slovenian descent, and of Louise/Luise Jerse, who was from Žužemberk, Slovenia.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Concetta Politi (the daughter of Rocco G. Politi and Filomena/Philomeana DiTomaso). Rocco was the son of Italian parents, Robert Politi and Concetta Coradino. Filomena was born in Italy, the daughter of Vincenzo DiTomaso and Theresa/Teresa Dalexandra, who were from Montenerodomo, province of Chieti, Abruzzo region, Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Nick Gehlfuss –

Obituary of Nick’s uncle (father’s brother), Richard E. Gehlfuss –

Nick’s paternal grandfather William H. Gehlfuss on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Nick’s paternal great-grandparents, William E. Gehlfuss/Geilfuss and Pauline Pylick –

Obituary of Nick’s paternal grandfather –

Nick’s paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Nick’s paternal great-grandparents, Rocco G. Politi and Philomeana/Filomena DiTomaso –

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Bob Gunton

by stlucas on September 13, 2017

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Birth Name: Robert Patrick Gunton, Jr.

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 15, 1945

*Irish, as well as English and German (father)
*Slovenian (mother)

Bob Gunton is an American actor.

Bob is the son of Rose Marie (Banovetz) and Robert Patrick Gunton, Sr. Bob’s father was of Irish, as well as some English and German, ancestry. Bob’s mother was of Slovenian descent. Bob is a Vietnam veteran.

Bob is married to Carey Pitts. He has a daughter with his former wife, Annie McGreevey.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Richard Hutchins Gunton (the son of Joseph Gunton and Stella/Della F. Parrish). Joseph was the son of Reuben Gunton, who was from Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England, and of Jemima A. Frantz.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen “Katie/Kate” McGarry (likely the daughter of John McGarry and Mary J.). John and Mary were born in Pennsylvania, both of them to parents from Ireland.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Joseph “Joe” Banovetz (the son of Matija Banovec and Marjia Springer). Joseph was born in Yugoslavia, to parents from Črnomelj, Slovenia. Matija was the son of Mathias Banovec and Katharina Prijon. Marjia was the daughter of Mathias Springer and Maria Sus.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Mary Sardich/Sarodoc/Sarodok. Mary was born in either Italy or Austria, and was likely also of Slovenian descent.

Sources: Birth record of Bob Gunton –

Bob’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Bob’s father –

Bob’s mother on the 1940 Census –

Death record of Bob’s mother –

Obituary of Bob’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” Banovetz –


Jenn Proske

by stlucas on May 3, 2017

Birth Name: Jennifer Morata Proske

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: August 8, 1987

Ethnicity: Slovenian, German, Spanish

Jenn Proske is a Canadian actress.

Jenn is the daughter of Linda Marie (Morata) and Herbert “Herb” Proske. Jenn’s father was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and raised in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. Jenn’s mother is American. Jenn was raised in California, U.S.

Jenn is married to actor Stephen Schneider. She converted to Judaism upon their marriage.

She has stated:

I am German, Slovenian and Spanish… My Dad was born in Ljubljana and I still have lots of relatives there, so I try to visit when I can. It’s such a beautiful, amazing county. I would love to spend more time there, learn the language, and explore my Eastern European roots. It would be such a dream to get the opportunity to do a movie in Eastern Europe one day!

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Matt Walsh

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Matthew Paul Walsh

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

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

*Irish (father)
*Slovenian, as well as English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, 1/1024th African (mother)

Matt Walsh is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer.

Matt is the son of Audrey J. (Gosack) and Richard “Dick” Jude Walsh. Matt’s father was of Irish descent. Matt’s mother has Slovenian ancestry on one side, and English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch, on the other. Through his maternal grandmother, Matt is also descended from James Pendarvis (Matt’s eighth great-grandfather), who was born 1723, to Joseph Pendarvis, who was white, and Parthenia, an African slave. This makes Matt of 1/2048th African descent.

Matt is married to Morgan, with whom he has three children.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis Walsh (the son of Michael Walsh and Mary Grady). Patrick was an Irish immigrant, from County Mayo, Ireland.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Bridget Gavin (the daughter of Michael Gavin and Mary McGreal). Agnes was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents.

Matt’s maternal grandparents were Michael Peter Gosack (the son of Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci). Matt’s great-grandparents Michael and Theresa were Yugoslavian immigrants, likely of Slovenian descent. Matt’s great-grandfather Michael was the son of Franz Gosack and Mary Berevadt.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Edith Lorraine Thompson (the daughter of Luther Otto Thompson and Zetta Corene Fry). Luther was the son of Thomas Twigg Thompson and Susan Jane Day. Zetta was the daughter of Henry Lee Fry and Pearl Viola Palmer.

Sources: Obituary of Matt’s father –

Genealogy of Matt’s father (through his sister, Mary Agnella Walsh) –

Matt’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Michael Peter Gosack –

Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Twigg Thompson (through Thomas’s brother, Benjamin M. Thompson) –

Genealogies of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Louisa Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, William B. Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Frances Ann Young –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Wood Pendarvis –

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Amy Seimetz

by stlucas on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Amy Lynne Seimetz

Place of Birth: Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1981

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, German, Irish, Croatian, Slovenian, English

Amy Seimetz is an American actress, writer, producer, editor, and director.

Amy is the daughter of Sharlene A. (Kutchman) and Michael F. Seimetz.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was John J. Seimetz (the son of Frank Seimetz and Emma C. Wade). Frank was the son of Stephan Seimetz and Clara, who were born in Indiana, to parents from Germany. Emma was the daughter of Peter Wade, who was German, and of Anna, who was also born in Indiana, to parents from Germany.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Jane/Jayne R. Walton (the daughter of William Walton and Margarette/Margarete/Margurete Wright). William was born in Indiana, to a father from England and a mother from Kentucky. Margarette was born in Indiana, to a father from Indiana and a mother from Indiana, whose own parents were Irish.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Charles S. Kutchman (the son of Joseph “Joe” J. Kutchman and Pearl Dembitsky). Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Austria or Yugoslavia, who were almost certainly ethnic Ukrainians.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Mae Zoretic (the daughter of Nicholas Albert Zoretic and Nellie Lewis). Nicholas was the son of Nicholas, who was from Vivodina, Croatia, and of Helen, who was likely Slovenian.


Obituary of Amy’s father, Michael Seimetz –

Obituary of Amy’s uncle (father’s brother), Mark T. Seimetz –

Marriage record of Amy’s paternal grandparents, John J. Seimetz and Jane/Jayne R. Walton –

Amy’s paternal great-grandmother, Emma C. Wade, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Amy’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walton and Margarette/Margarete/Margurete Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Charles S. Kutchman on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death record of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman –

Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-aunt, Anna (Kutchman) Yoder (the sister of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman) –

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