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.

Photo by Joe Seer/


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 –

Birth record of Peter’s father –

Birth record of Peter’s paternal grandfather, Peter John Mel –

Genealogy of Peter’s paternal grandfather, Peter John Mel –

Marriage record of Peter’s parents –

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandfather, Robert Brooke “Bob” Sartorius –

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandmother, Jean (Tomlinson/Tomtinson) Sartorius –

Photo by Joe Seer/


Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller

by Manila on July 9, 2018

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: 13 January, 1969

*Mexican (father)
*German, small amount of English (mother)

Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller is a Mexican writer and journalist.

Her father, Juan Gutiérrez Canet, was Mexican. Her mother, Nora Beatriz Müller Bentjerodt, is Chilean, from Valdivia.

Beatriz is married to the President-elect of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with whom she has a son.

Beatriz’s maternal grandfather was Adolfo Marcelo Müller Oliphant (the son of Walther Carl Müller and Nora Oliphant). Adolfo was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and lived in Valdivia until his death. Walther was a German emigrant, from Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, and was the son of Rudolph Carl Müller and Ida Johanna Luise Henriette Türk. Nora was an American emigrant, from Baltimore, Maryland, and was the daughter of Joseph W. Oliphant and Georgeanna Tidings.

Beatriz’s maternal grandmother was Berta Elvira Bentjerodt Becker (the daughter of Ernesto Bentjerodt Machmar and Olga Herminia Becker Wiswede). Berta was born in Valdivia. Ernesto was the son of German emigrants, Gottlieb Eduard Bentjerodt, of Osterode am Harz, Lower Saxony, and Wilhelmine Machmar, of Kassel, Hesse. Herminia was the daughter of a German emigrant, Otto Becker, and of Elvira Wiswede Bentjerodt, whose own parents, Hermann Wiswede and Friederike Mathilde Bentjerodt, were German emigrants, from Haldensleben, Saxony-Anhalt. Eduard and Mathilde were siblings.

Beatriz’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandmother, Johanna Dorothea Maria Wollwege.

Sources: Genealogy of Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (focusing on her mother’s side) –

News article about Beatriz’s maternal grandparents, Adolfo Marcelo Müller Oliphant and Berta Elvira Bentjerodt Becker –

Birth record of Beatriz’s maternal grandaunt, Beatriz Marianela Müller Oliphant –

Baptismal record of Beatriz’s maternal great-grandfather, Walter Carl Müller –


Place of Birth: Tepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico

Date of Birth: 13 November, 1953

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish (including Cantabrian and Asturian), Catalan, possibly other]

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a Mexican politician. He is the President-elect of Mexico, set to assume office on 1 December, 2018. He has been Leader of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, from 2 August, 1996 to 10 April, 1999, Head of Government of Mexico City, from 5 December, 2000 to 29 July, 2005, and President of the National Regeneration Movement, from 20 November, 2015 to 12 December, 2017.

President-elect López is the son of merchants Andrés Manuel López Ramón and Manuela Obrador González.

President-elect López is married to writer and journalist Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller. He was previously married to Rocío Beltrán Medina, until her death. He has three children with Rocío, and a son with Beatriz.

President-elect López’s paternal grandfather was Lorenzo López Sandoval (the son of Serafín López Montalvo and Inés Sandoval).

President-elect López’s paternal grandmother was Candelaria Ramón Carrillo (the daughter of Macedonio Ramón Delgado and Filomena Carrillo Durán).

President-elect López’s maternal grandfather José Obrador Revuelta (the son of Esteban Obrador Mayol and Felipa Revuelta López). José arrived as an exile to Mexico from Ampuero, Cantabria, Spain. Esteban was a civil guard, from Santa Maria del Camí, Balearic Islands, and was the son of Esteban Obrador and Juana María Mayol. Felipa was the daughter of Ruperto Revuelta Solórzano and Luisa Antonia López Lavín.

President-elect López’s maternal grandmother was Úrsula Gertrudis González Guzmán (the daughter of José González Viñas and Isabel Guzmán Rodríguez). Úrsula was born in Frontera, Tabasco. José was a Spanish emigrant, from Asturias.

Sources: Family history of Andrés Manuel López Obrador –

Genealogy of President-elect López’s younger brother, José Ramón López Obrador –


Sadie Calvano

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Sadie Calvano – The 23rd Annual Movieguide Faith and Values Awards – Arrivals – Universal Hilton Hotel – Universal City, CA USA – Keywords: Faith, Values, Christian Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: B. Rene Norman /

Birth Name: Sadie Amara Calvano

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1997

*Italian, English, Irish, Basque (paternal grandfather)
*Mexican, some French (paternal grandmother)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Sadie Calvano is an American actress.

Sadie is the daughter of Aimmee B. (Hagler) and Steven Joseph “Steve” Calvano. Her father has Italian, English, Irish, Basque, Mexican, and some French, ancestry. Her mother is of Austrian Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Russian Jewish, descent.

Sadie’s Basque ancestry can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Segundo Barberena and Dominica Ayres/Ayrez Echebarri, who were born, c. 1860, in Garralda, Navarre, Spain, and France, respectively.

Sadie’s paternal grandfather was Robert Jay Calvano (the son of Carl John Calvano and Agnes M. St. John). Carl was born in Colorado, to Italian parents, Joseph “Joe” Calvano and Lina Falsetti. Agnes was the daughter of Paul Michael St. John, whose mother was Canadian, and of Anna T. Barbarena/Barberena, whose parents were of Basque origin.

Sadie’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Ann “Senaida” Elias (the daughter of Phillip Arias Elias and Josephine L. Lelong). Sadie was born in California. Phillip was born in Mexico, the son of Joe Elias and Emilia Marin. Josephine was born in California, the daughter of Alejandro/Alexander “Alex” Lelong, whose father was born in France, and of Rita Espinoza.

Sadie’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Hagler (the son of Murray B. Hagler and Bessie Kramer). Murray was born in New York. Bessie was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia, Meyer Kramer and Ida.

Sadie’s maternal grandmother was Ellen Mae Kaminer (the daughter of Irving “Yitzhak” Kaminer and Belle “Beilah” Kleinberg). Irving was born in either Poland or Russia. Belle was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Charles “Yechezkiel” Kleinberg and Anna “Elka” Karbelsky.

Sources: Genealogy of Sadie Calvano –

Birth record of Sadie’s father –

Marriage record of Sadie’s paternal grandparents, Robert Jay Calvano and Sadie Ann “Senaida” Elias –

Marriage record of Sadie’s maternal grandparents, Samuel Hagler and Ellen Mae Kaminer –