Mitch Hedberg

by madman on January 12, 2017

Birth Name: Mitchell Lee Hedberg

Date of Birth: February 24, 1968

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Death: March 30, 2005

Place of Death: Livingston, New Jersey, United States

*25% Swedish
*25% Czech
*50% German (including German-Austrian)

Mitch Hedberg was an American comedian and actor. He was the son of Mary Ann (Schimscha) and Arnold Warren Hedberg. He was married to Canadian comedian Lynn Shawcroft, until his death.

Mitch’s paternal grandfather was Swedish and his maternal grandfather was Czech. The rest of Mitch’s ancestry was German (his paternal grandmother was American, for at least some generations, and his maternal grandmother’s parents were from Austria or Germany).

Mitch’s paternal grandparents were Jerry Olaf Hedberg and Laura Ann Schaff/Schaaf (the daughter of Leo R. Schaff and William A.). Jerry was Swedish. Laura was born in Illinois.

Mitch’s maternal grandfather was Otto Joseph Schimscha (the son of Joseph Schimscha/Šimša and Anna Viska/Vyška/Achimacha). Otto was born in Czechoslovakia.

Mitch’s maternal grandmother was Ann/Anna Theresa Koenig (the daughter of Frank Koenig and Margaret Feig). Ann was born in Illinois, to parents from Austria or Germany. Frank was the son of John Koenig and Theresa Kohman.

Sources: Mitch’s paternal grandparents, Jerry Olaf Hedberg and Laura Ann Schaff/Schaaf, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Mitch’s paternal grandmother, Laura Ann Schaff/Schaaf, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mitch Hedberg (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Mitch’s maternal grandfather, Otto Joseph Schimscha, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Draft record of Mitch’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Schimscha – https://familysearch.org

Mitch’s maternal grandmother, Ann/Anna Theresa Koenig, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ann/Anna Theresa Koenig on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mitch’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank Koenig and Margaret Feig – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Mitch’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Koenig – https://familysearch.org


Carlson Young

by stlucas on January 8, 2017

Birth Name: Carlson Elizabeth Young

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, U.S

Date of Birth: October 29, 1990

Ethnicity: English, Irish, French, Swedish

Carlson Young is an American actress. She is the daughter of Susannah Elizabeth (Scagel) and Marshall Ralph Young, Sr. Her parents are pictured are here.

She has stated that she has Irish, French, and Swedish ancestry.

Sources: https://wlureunions.wordpress.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Andy Grammer

by madman on January 6, 2017

Birth Name: Andrew Grammer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 3, 1983

Ethnicity: German, English, Swedish, Irish, distant Dutch

Andy Grammer is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the son of Kathryn Jean (Willoughby) and Red Grammer (Robert Crane Grammer), a musician.

Andy is a third cousin of actor and entertainer Kelsey Grammer, and a third cousin, once removed, of Kelsey’s daughter, actress and beauty queen Greer Grammer. Andy and Kelsey share paternal great-great-grandparents.

Andy’s paternal grandfather was Allen Halstead Grammer (the son of Allen Luther Grammer and Malvina Augusta Halstead). Andy’s great-grandfather Allen was the son of Allen Jefferson Davis Grammer and Clara Frances Brinkerhoff. Malvina was the daughter of Charles D. Halstead and Fanny I.

Andy’s paternal grandmother was Katharine Jane Krom (the daughter of Charles Sahler Krom and Katharine Banks).

Andy’s maternal grandfather was David John Willoughby (the son of Ross Albert Willoughby and Helen Pauline Swanson). Ross was the son of David Willoughby and Ellen Hanrahan. Andy’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Swedish parents, John Swanson and Minnie Paulson.

Andy’s maternal grandmother was Florence L.

Sources: Genealogy of Andy Grammer (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com

Andy’s maternal grandfather, David John Willoughby, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of maternal grandfather, David John Willoughby – https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net

Photo by kathclick/bigstock.com

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by stlucas on January 5, 2017

Birth Name: Mabel McVey

Place of Birth: possibly Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 1996

*Scottish, English (father)
*Sierra Leonean, Swedish (mother)

Mabel is a British R&B singer. She is the daughter of British producer Cameron Andrew McVey and Swedish singer Neneh Cherry (born Neneh Mariann Karlsson). She was raised in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, and Stockholm, Sweden.

Mabel’s paternal grandparents are Duncan Blair W. McVey and Jean A. Millward. Mabel’s father is of Scottish and English descent.

Mabel’s maternal grandparents are Ahmadu Jah and Monica “Moki” Karlsson. Ahmadu is a musician from Sierra Leone, where his own father was a chief. Monica is a Swedish painter and textile artist. Her step-grandfather is American jazz musician Don Cherry, who helped raised Mabel’s mother from a very young age. Don is African-American.

Sources: http://diymag.com


Lara Dutta

by madman on January 2, 2017

Place of Birth: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Birth: April 16, 1978

Ethnicity: Punjabi Indian, as well as Scottish, Swedish, German, and English

Lara Dutta is an Indian actress, model, and beauty queen. She was crowned Gladrags Megamodel India 1995, Miss Intercontinental 1997, Femina Miss India 2000, and Miss Universe 2000.

Lara is the daughter of Jennifer and L. K. Dutta, a retired wing commander. She grew up in Bangalore, India. Lara is married to tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, with whom she has a daughter.

Lara has been described (in the description of a video interview) as “Part Punjabi and part German-British-Swedish.” An article on a fansite, appearing to be a partial interview, wrote:

Her mother’s maiden name is Jennifer Storey and her maternal grandmother was half-German, half-British while her grandfather was half-Swedish, half-Scottish, which makes Lara a masala mixture that is fully something else altogether.

It appears that both her parents, pictured here, are of Indian descent, to one degree or another. Also, an article on Rediff.com stated that Lara’s mother is Scottish (from Scotland).