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Bruce Rauner

by madman on September 7, 2016

Birth Name: Bruce Vincent Rauner

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: February 18, 1956

Ethnicity:
*German, English, distant Swiss-German, Scottish (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Bruce Rauner is an American businessperson, philanthropist, and politician. A Republican, he has served as governor of Illinois, since January 12, 2015.

Bruce is the son of Ann E. O’Rita (Erickson) and Vincent Joseph Rauner. He has stated:

I’m the oldest of four kids. Half-Swedish, Half-German. German Catholic, Swedish Lutheran. My parents argued about it, I was raised Episcopalian.

While Bruce’s mother is indeed of entirely Swedish descent, Bruce’s father has German and English ancestry, with distant Swiss-German and Scottish, roots. Bruce’s paternal grandfather was of entirely German descent, while Bruce’s paternal grandmother had English, some German, and distant Swiss-German and Scottish, ancestry.

Bruce’s paternal grandfather was Franklin Joseph Rauner (the son of Vincent Rauner and Mary Ann Illg). Vincent was the son of ethnic German parents, Mathias Rauner and Anna Ebert/Eberl. Mathias was born in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Mary Ann was the daughter of John Leo Illig, who had German ancestry, and of Magdalene Smith, whose parents were ethnic Germans, from Alsace-Lorraine in France.

Bruce’s paternal grandmother was Kathryne Merriman (the daughter of Harry J. Merriman and Nora M. Spaulding). Harry was the son of George W. Merriman and Jennie Sherman. Nora was the daughter of Charles A. Spaulding, whose mother had German ancestry, and of Catherine/Katherine J. Putney.

Bruce’s maternal grandparents were Clarence L. Erickson and Viola B. Wedin (the daughter of David Wedin and Selma J. Wahlsten). Clarence was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents. David was Swedish. Selma was born in Lake Town, Wisconsin, to Swedish parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Bruce Rauner (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal grandfather, Franklin Joseph Rauner – http://www.findagrave.com

Bruce’s paternal grandfather, Franklin Joseph Rauner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Illig – https://familysearch.org

Bruce’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Illig, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Leo Illig – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Magdalene Smith – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal grandmother, Kathryne Merriman – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-grandfather, Harry J. Merriman – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-grandmother, Nora M. Spaulding – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bruce’s paternal great-grandmother, Nora M. Spaulding (through Nora’s sister, Marie Spaulding) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Bruce’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles A. Spaulding, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bruce’s mother, Ann Erickson, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Bruce’s mother, Ann (Erickson) Rauner – http://www.legacy.com

Bruce’s maternal grandfather, Clarence L. Erickson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bruce’s maternal grandmother, Viola B. Wedin, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Viola B. Wedin on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Jenna Ezarik

by Manila on June 18, 2015

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Birth: August 27, 1989

Ethnicity:
*Slovak (paternal grandfather)
*French-Canadian, German (including Sudeten German), remote English and Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Ukrainian, Croatian (mother)

Jenna Ezarik is an American internet personality. She is the daughter of Michelle M. (Borshow) and Stephen Joseph “Steve” Ezarik III. She is the sister of internet personalities iJustine and Breanne Ezarik.

Jenna’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Joseph “Steve/Skid” Ezarik, Jr. (the son of István Tesařík, later Stephen “Steve” Ezarik, Sr., and Anna Szlota). István was born in Pečovská Nová Ves, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia), to János Tesařík and Mária Tutoká. Anna was also born in Pečovská Nová Ves, to János Szlota and Mária Kurimská. The surname “Szlota” is of possibly Hungarian origin because Slovakia also has people with German, Hungarian, and other ancestors. So, some surnames in Slovakia have to follow the convention of those languages. However, it is unclear if Jenna has Hungarian ancestry.

Jenna’s paternal grandmother is Helen Grayce Petrick (the daughter of Wilhelm Petrisek, later William Petrick, and Helen Grace Derouin). Wilhelm was a German immigrant, the son of George Petrisek and Julia Getto. Helen Derouin was the daughter of Joseph Baptist Louis Derouin, who was of French-Canadian descent, and of Margaret Anna Moyer, who was of German, and remote English and Swiss-German, descent.

Jenna’s maternal grandparents were Fred Borshow (the son of Samuel/Ananij/Amany/Anany Borsch/Borshow and Katerina/Catherine Karlashoff) and Anna Helen “Ann” Lepo (the daughter of Vladimir “Walter” Lepo and Catherine/Katherine Malinac). Fred was born in Ohio, to Ukrainian parents. Anna was born in Ohio, to Croatian parents.

Sources: Marriage record of Jenna’s paternal grandparents, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. and Helen Grayce Petrick – https://familysearch.org

Jenna’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr., on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jenna’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. – http://www.greenleefuneralhome.com

Baptismal record of Jenna’s paternal great-grandfather, István Tizsarik – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Jenna’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Szlota – https://familysearch.org

Jenna’s paternal grandmother, Helen Grayce Petrick, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Jenna’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Jenna’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow/Borsh, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Anna Helen Lepo – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

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Breanne Ezarik

by Manila on June 18, 2015

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Birth: July 8, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Slovak (paternal grandfather)
*French-Canadian, German (including Sudeten German), remote English and Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Ukrainian, Croatian (mother)

Breanne Ezarik is an American internet personality. She is the daughter of Michelle M. (Borshow) and Stephen Joseph “Steve” Ezarik III. She is the sister of internet personalities iJustine and Jenna Ezarik. She is married to Bryan Lee Baker.

Breanne’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Joseph “Steve/Skid” Ezarik, Jr. (the son of István Tesařík, later Stephen “Steve” Ezarik, Sr., and Anna Szlota). István was born in Pečovská Nová Ves, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia), to János Tesařík and Mária Tutoká. Anna was also born in Pečovská Nová Ves, to János Szlota and Mária Kurimská. The surname “Szlota” is of possibly Hungarian origin because Slovakia also has people with German, Hungarian, and other ancestors. So, some surnames in Slovakia have to follow the convention of those languages. However, it is unclear if Breanne has Hungarian ancestry.

Breanne’s paternal grandmother is Helen Grayce Petrick (the daughter of Wilhelm Petrisek, later William Petrick, and Helen Grace Derouin). Wilhelm was a German immigrant, the son of George Petrisek and Julia Getto. Helen Derouin was the daughter of Joseph Baptist Louis Derouin, who was of French-Canadian descent, and of Margaret Anna Moyer, who was of German, and remote English and Swiss-German, descent.

Breanne’s maternal grandparents were Fred Borshow (the son of Samuel/Ananij/Amany/Anany Borsch/Borshow and Katerina/Catherine Karlashoff) and Anna Helen “Ann” Lepo (the daughter of Vladimir “Walter” Lepo and Catherine/Katherine Malinac). Fred was born in Ohio, to Ukrainian parents. Anna was born in Ohio, to Croatian parents.

Sources: Marriage record of Breanne’s paternal grandparents, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. and Helen Grayce Petrick – https://familysearch.org

Breanne’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr., on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Breanne’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. – http://www.greenleefuneralhome.com

Baptismal record of Breanne’s paternal great-grandfather, István Tizsarik – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Breanne’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Szlota – https://familysearch.org

Breanne’s paternal grandmother, Helen Grayce Petrick, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Breanne’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Breanne’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow/Borsh, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Breanne’s maternal grandmother, Anna Helen Lepo – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

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iJustine

by Manila on June 18, 2015

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Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Birth: March 20, 1984

Ethnicity:
*Slovak (paternal grandfather)
*French-Canadian, German (including Sudeten German), remote English and Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Ukrainian, Croatian (mother)

iJustine, also known by her birth name of Justine Ezarik, is an American comedian, internet personality, actress, and occasional television host. She is the daughter of Michelle M. (Borshow) and Stephen Joseph “Steve” Ezarik III. She is the sister of internet personalities Breanne Ezarik and Jenna Ezarik.

iJustine’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Joseph “Steve/Skid” Ezarik, Jr. (the son of István Tesařík, later Stephen “Steve” Ezarik, Sr., and Anna Szlota). István was born in Pečovská Nová Ves, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia), to János Tesařík and Mária Tutoká. Anna was also born in Pečovská Nová Ves, to János Szlota and Mária Kurimská. The surname “Szlota” is of possibly Hungarian origin because Slovakia also has people with German, Hungarian, and other ancestors. So, some surnames in Slovakia have to follow the convention of those languages. However, it is unclear if iJustine has Hungarian ancestry.

iJustine’s paternal grandmother is Helen Grayce Petrick (the daughter of Wilhelm Petrisek, later William Petrick, and Helen Grace Derouin). Wilhelm was a German immigrant, the son of George Petrisek and Julia Getto. Helen Derouin was the daughter of Joseph Baptist Louis Derouin, who was of French-Canadian descent, and of Margaret Anna Moyer, who was of German, and remote English and Swiss-German, descent.

iJustine’s maternal grandparents were Fred Borshow (the son of Samuel/Ananij/Amany/Anany Borsch/Borshow and Katerina/Catherine Karlashoff) and Anna Helen “Ann” Lepo (the daughter of Vladimir “Walter” Lepo and Catherine/Katherine Malinac). Fred was born in Ohio, to Ukrainian parents. Anna was born in Ohio, to Croatian parents.

Sources: Marriage record of iJustine’s paternal grandparents, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. and Helen Grayce Petrick – https://familysearch.org

iJustine’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr., on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of iJustine’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Joseph Ezarik, Jr. – http://www.greenleefuneralhome.com

Baptismal record of iJustine’s paternal great-grandfather, István Tizsarik – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of iJustine’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Szlota – https://familysearch.org

iJustine’s paternal grandmother, Helen Grayce Petrick, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of iJustine’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

iJustine’s maternal grandfather, Fred Borshow/Borsh, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of iJustine’s maternal grandmother, Anna Helen Lepo – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

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August Wilson

by travis123 on March 3, 2015

August Wilson

Birth Name: Frederick August Kittel

Date of Birth: April 27, 1945

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

Date of Death: October 2, 2005

Place of Death: Seattle, Washington

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*African-American (mother)

August Wilson was an American playwright.

August was born Frederick August Kittel, the son of Daisy Zerola (Wilson) and Frederick Kittel. His father, who was white, was a German immigrant, of Sudeten German background. His mother was African-American, from North Carolina.

August’s maternal grandparents were Binum Wilson and Bell Zonia Cutler (the daughter of Jacob Cutler and Eller/Ella Twitty). Eller was the daughter of Calvin Twitty and Martha.

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