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Zabdiel de Jesús

by Manila on July 14, 2018

Birth Name: Zabdiel de Jesús Colón

Place of Birth: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: December 13, 1997

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish (including Cantabrian), possibly other], distant Irish and English

Zabdiel de Jesús ia a Puerto Rican singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, and Christopher Vélez.

Zabdiel is the son of Carlos “Charlie” de Jesús González and Noemi Colón Gandia.

Zabdiel’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Florencio de Jesús y Giménez, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.

Zabdiel’s paternal grandfather is named Wilfrido “Willy” de Jesús Santiago (the son of César de Jesús y Sánchez and María Obdulia Santiago y Acevedo). Wilfrido was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico. César was the son of Miguel Ángel de Jesús y Abrams, whose own maternal grandfather, Lemuel Abraham (or Manuel Abrams Bates in Spanish), was American, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and of Lastenia Sánchez y Cardona. It appears that Lemuuel was of mostly Irish and English ancestry. Obdulia was the daughter of Valoy Santiago y Nieves and María Acevedo y Vélez.

Zabdiel’s paternal grandmother is named Felicita González Rodríguez (the daughter of Juan, later Juan Abad, González y Rodríguez and Carmen Luisa Rodríguez y Acevedo). Felicita was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abad was the son of Juan José González y Santiago and María del Carmen Rodríguez y Cuevas. Zabdiel’s great-grandmother Carmen was the daughter of Marcelino Rodríguez y Carrasquillo and Micaela Acevedo y Escobar.

Zabdiel’s maternal grandparents had the surnames Colón and Gandia.

Sources: Birth record of Zabdiel’s paternal grandfather, Wilfrido de Jesús Santiago – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Zabdiel’s paternal great-grandparents, César de Jesús y Sánchez and Obdulia Santiago y Acevedo – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zabdiel’s paternal great-grandfather, César de Jesús y Sánchez – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Zabdiel’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Lemuel Abraham (or Manuel Abrams Bates in Spanish) – https://www.geni.com

Zabdiel’s paternal grandmother, Felicita González Rodríguez, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Zabdiel’s paternal great-grandfather, Juan González y Rodríguez – https://www.familysearch.org

Zabdiel’s paternal great-grandmother, Carmen Luisa Rodríguez y Acevedo, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Joel Pimentel

by Manila on July 14, 2018

Birth Name: Joel Esteban Pimentel de León

Place of Birth: Hesperia, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 28, 1999

Ethnicity: Mexican

Joel Pimentel is an American singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel de Jesús, and Christopher Vélez.

Joel is the son of Esteban Pimentel and Patricia de León, who is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Joel’s maternal grandfather was named Luis Pimentel. A picture of him can be seen here.

Joel’s maternal grandmother is named Teresa “Chula”. A picture of her can be seen here.

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Erick Brian Colón

by Manila on July 14, 2018

Birth Name: Erick Brian Colón Arista

Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Date of Birth: January 3, 2001

Ethnicity: Cuban

Erick Brian Colón is a Cuban-American singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Richard Camacho, Zabdiel de Jesús, Joel Pimentel, and Christopher Vélez.

Erick Brian is the son of Erito Colón and Daysi Arista.

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Christopher Vélez

by Manila on July 14, 2018

Birth Name: Christopher Bryant Vélez Muñoz

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 23, 1995

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian [Spanish, possibly other]

Christopher Vélez is an American singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel de Jesús, and Joel Pimentel.

Christopher is the son of Leonardo Vélez Ludeña and Yenny Paulina Muñoz Jaramillo.

Christopher’s paternal grandparents had the surnamed Vélez and Ludeña.

Christopher’s maternal grandfather was Ángel Romelio Muñoz Guamán (the son of Luis Muñoz and Julia María Guamán).

Christopher’s maternal grandmother is Piedad Ibelia Jaramillo Iñíguez (the daughter of parents surnamed Jaramillo and Iñíguez).

Source: Obituary of Christopher’s maternal grandfather, Ángel Romelio Muñoz Guzmán – http://obituario.funerariajaramillo.com.ec

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Peter Mel

by stlucas on July 12, 2018

Birth Name: Peter J. Mel

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 24, 1969

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, 1/16th mix of Mexican and Peruvian [including Spanish], 1/64 French

Peter Mel is an American professional surfer.

Peter is the son of Frances Kimberly “Kim” (Sartoriu/Sartorius) and John Michael Mel.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Peter John Mel (the son of the Capt. John Mel and Margaret Ysabel Goffey/Gaffey). Peter was born in California. John was born in California, the son of Jean Hosten Henri Mel de Fontenay, whose father was born in England to a French father and an English mother, and of Nellie Forst Mann, whose father was German. Margaret was the daughter of John Tracy Gaffey, who was Irish, and of Maria Arcadia Bandini/Bandine, who was of Spanish, Mexican, and some Peruvian descent.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Tillett/Tillet (the daughter of Ernest/Earnest Noel Tillett and Sue Bettie Reade). Nancy was born in North Carolina. Ernest was born in North Carolina, the son of James Wyche Tillett and Rachel Lucy Noel. Sue was born in North Carolina, the daughter of Thomas Burton Reade and Addie Cornelius Moore.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Robert Brooke “Bob” Sartorius (the son of August Matern Sartorius and Jessie/Jesse). Robert was born in New York. August was born in New York, to parents from Germany and England, respectively, Otto Sartorius and Margaret Annie Jessie Wills. Peter’s great-grandmother Jessie was born in New York.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Jean Tomlinson/Tomtinson (the daughter of Howard Holmes Tomlinson/Tomtinson and Frances Ford). Jean was born in New Jersey. Howard was born in Illinois, the son of Everett S. Tomlinson and Genevieve Rush. Frances was born in Indiana, the daughter of Charles Byron Ford and Elinor Nevins Baxter.

Sources: Birth record of Peter Mel – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Peter’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Peter’s paternal grandfather, Peter John Mel – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Peter’s paternal grandfather, Peter John Mel – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Peter’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandfather, Robert Brooke “Bob” Sartorius – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandmother, Jean (Tomlinson/Tomtinson) Sartorius – http://www.legacy.com

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