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Bob Gunton

by stlucas on September 13, 2017

Bob Gunton – 2009 FOX Winter All-Star Party – Arrivals – My House – Hollywood, CA. USA – Keywords: Bob Gunton – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Robert Patrick Gunton, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: November 15, 1945

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

Bob’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Bob’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Bob’s mother on the 1940 Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Bob’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Bob’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” Banovetz – http://www.findagrave.com

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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

Ethnicity:
*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 – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Matt’s father (through his sister, Mary Agnella Walsh) – https://www.wikitree.com

Matt’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Michael Peter Gosack – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Twigg Thompson (through Thomas’s brother, Benjamin M. Thompson) – http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Genealogies of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Louisa Garrett – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, William B. Garrett – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Frances Ann Young – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Wood Pendarvis – https://www.geni.com

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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.

Sources: https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Amy’s father, Michael Seimetz – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Amy’s uncle (father’s brother), Mark T. Seimetz – http://www.thenewsdispatch.com

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

Amy’s paternal great-grandmother, Emma C. Wade, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Charles S. Kutchman on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-aunt, Anna (Kutchman) Yoder (the sister of Amy’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Kutchman) – http://www.hoffmanfuneralhomes.com

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Melissa Joan Hart

by madman on February 27, 2017

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

Date of Birth: April 18, 1976

Ethnicity:
*25% Slovenian
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% German
*50% Irish, possibly other

Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, director, producer, fashion designer, singer, and businessperson. She is the daughter of Paula Joan (Voje) Gilliams and William Leslie Hart. Melissa is married to musician Mark Wilkerson, with whom she has three children.

Her father is of at least part Irish descent. Her mother is of one half Slovenian, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish, and one quarter German, descent.

Melissa is a practicing Christian.

Melissa’s paternal grandmother was named Ethel Hart.

Melissa’s maternal grandfather was Stanley John Voje (the son of Frank Voje and Angela Kosak). Stanley was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovenian parents. Frank was the son of Frank Woje and Julia Strusse. Angela was the daughter of Thomas Kosak and Anna Pertodnick.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Joan M. Laderwager (the daughter of Matthew Nathan Laderwager and Elsie/Elizabeth Fieger). Joan was born in New York. Matthew was born in Kiev, Russia, to a Jewish family, and was the son of Hyman Lederwager, from Daschev, and of Braine/Bessie Segal, whose family was from Radyvyliv, Rivne, Ukraine. Melissa’s great-grandmother Elsie was born in New York, the daughter of Otto Fieger, who was German, from Hamburg, and of Lena/Magdalena Hebenstreit/Hebenstrait/Habenstein, who was born in New York, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Melissa Joan Hart (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Obituary of Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Stanley John Voje – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Melissa’s great-grandparents, Frank Voje and Angela Kosak – https://familysearch.org

Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Joan M. Laderwager, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elsie/Elizabeth Fieger, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elsie/Elizabeth Fieger on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Melissa’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Otto Fieger and Lena/Magdalena Hebenstreit/Hebenstrait/Habenstein, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Melissa’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Otto Fieger – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Melissa’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lena/Magdalena (Hebenstreit/Hebenstrait/Habenstein) Fieger – https://www.familysearch.org

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