David Twohy

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

David Twohy – “Riddick” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Birth Name: David Neil Twohy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 18, 1955

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German

David Twohy is an American film director and screenwriter.

David is the son of Virginia Lee (Hall) and Richardson Thomas Twohy.

David’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Eustace Twohy (the son of Eustace John Twohy and Rose Blocklinger/Blocklin). David’s great-grandfather Eustace was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Henry D. Twohy, who was from Plymouth, England, and of Jane Sutherland Malcolmson, who was Scottish. Rose was born in Iowa, to parents from Switzerland, Godfrey Joseph Blocklinger and Ursula Hilti.

David’s paternal grandmother was Doris Leutitia Richardson (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Richardson and Ida Belle Jones). Benjamin was the son of George R. Richardson, who was English, and of Elizabeth Ann Liddle, whose parents were English. Ida was the daughter of Noah Jones and Letitia Paullin.

David’s maternal grandfather was Frank Walliston Hall (the son of William Hall and Ella Walliston). Frank was born in Maine.

David’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Gladys Smith (the daughter of Charles Warren Smith and Evaline Jennie Howard). Charles was the son of Parker Smith and Louvisa Christiana Clark. Evaline was the daughter of Charles W. Howard and Mariette C. Putney.

Sources: Birth record of David Twohy –

Marriage record of David’s parents –

Obituary of David’s mother –


Sam Witwer

by stlucas on June 15, 2018

Sam Witwer – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party – Arrivals – Cecconi’s Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer

Place of Birth: Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 20, 1977

Ethnicity: Basque (maternal grandmother), German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss-German

Sam Witwer is an American actor and musician.

Sam is the son of Susan “Susie” (Stewart) and Samuel Witwer.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Weiler Witwer II (the son of Samuel Weiler Witwer and Lulu Catherine Richmond). Sam’s grandfather Samuel was born in Colorado. Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Henry Witwer and Dexteretta Amelia Weiler. Lulu was the daughter of Curtis Rutt Richmond and Sarah H. Miller.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Ethyl Lorraine Wilkins (the daughter of Jacob Calvin Wilkins and Nellie L. Nelson). Jacob’s father was German. Nellie was the daughter of Annie Johnson, whose mother was Canadian.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Douglas Alonzo Stewart (the son of Isaac Alonzo Stewart and Alma Christine Reno). Isaac was the son of Anthony Stewart and Rachel Ann Lacy/Lacey. Alma was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Henrik Olsen Reno and Gurine Andersdatter Oxstad.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Suzanne Jane Irigoin (the daughter of Jean Irigoin and Marianne/Marien Eyherabide). Suzanne was born in Montana, to Basque parents from France. Jean was born in Mendive, France, the son of Bernard Irigoin and Jane Berhabe. Marianne was born in Uhart-Cize, France, the daughter of Jean E. Eyherabide/Eyharabide and Katherine Erguy.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Weiler Witwer II –

Obituary of Sam’s paternal grandmother, Ethyl Lorraine (Wilkins) Witwer –

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Suzanne Jane (Irigoin) Stewart –

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Jennifer Wayne

by madman on June 9, 2018

Jennifer Wayne – 51st Academy of Country Music Awards – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Kuhle

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 1, 1982

Ethnicity: Peruvian (maternal grandmother), German, Irish, Swedish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Swiss and/or Austrian

Jennifer Wayne is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the daughter of Aissa Wayne and Earl Lawrence Kuhle II.

Jennifer’s father was of German, one quarter Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one sixteenth Swiss and/or Austrian, descent. Her mother was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Irish ancestry on one side, and Peruvian on the other.

Her cousin is actor and producer Brendan Wayne.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Earl Lawrence Kuhle (the son of August/Augustus Henry Kuhle and Elizabeth Rosella Lacy). Earl was born in Illinois. August was the son of German parents, Ferdinand Herman Kuhle and Christiana Jane Keister, who was possibly born in Czechoslovakia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Irish parents, John Lacy and Margaret Ryan.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was June Audrey Bilgere (the daughter of Charles Clarence Bilgere and Agnes Wilhelmine Johanson). June was born in Illinois. Charles’ father, Michael John Bilgere/Bilgeri, was born in Illinois, to a Swiss and/or Austrian father, and a German mother. Charles’ mother, Susan C. Schlader, was born in Alsace, France, of ethnic German descent. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Agnes was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Alfred Johanson and Wilhelmine Erickson.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown). John was born in Iowa. Clyde was the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealtha Chase Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret Cullenan or Kennedy, who was Irish.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was actress Pilar Pallete (the daughter of Miguel Arturo Pallete and Carmela). Pilar was born in Paita, Peru.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s father (through his brother, Michael Alfred Kuhle) –

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Earl Lawrence Kuhle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Earl Lawrence Kuhle on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, June Audrey Bilgere, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Clarence Bilgere, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Charles Clarence Bilgere on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer Wayne (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, John Wayne –

Genealogies of Jennifer’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –

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Charlie Hofheimer

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Charlie Hofheimer – Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – Arrivals – The Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Charles N. Hofheimer

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 17, 1981

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Swiss-German (mother)

Charlie Hofheimer is an American film, television, and theatre actor.

Charlie is the son of Alice (Kauffman) and Craig Hofheimer. Charlie was raised in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is married to Shannon Lucio, with whom he has a child.

Charlie’s father is of German Jewish ancestry. Charlie’s mother is mostly of German and Swiss-German descent, and is from a Mennonite family.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Harry M. Hofheimer (the son of Jefferson Davis Hofheimer and Lillie/Lilly/Lily Jeanette/F. Wertheimer). Harry was born in Virginia. Jefferson was the son of Andrew J. Hofheimer and Rachel/Rachael. Lillie was the daughter of Hirsch Wertheimer, who was from Germany, and of Elizabeth Ochs, whose parents were from Germany.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Lois Jean Gundersheimer (the daughter of Allen Gundersheimer and Frances Joan Levy). Lois was born in Ohio. Allen was the son of Max Gundersheimer, whose parents were from Germany, and of Amelia Gumble, whose parents were also from Germany. Frances was the daughter of Solomon M. Levy, whose parents were from Germany, and of Hattie Kaichen/Kaechen, whose parents were also from Germany.

Charlie’s maternal grandfather was J. Howard Kauffman (the son of Earl Vernon Kauffman and Mary Ann Smucker). J. Howard was born in Ohio, and was a sociologist of Mennonite family life. Earl was the son of Nicolas Kauffman and Alice King. Mary Ann was the daughter of Levi Y. Smucker/Schmuker and Selina/Salina Kauffman.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Verda/Verday Pauline Lambright (the daughter of Frederick M. “Fred” Lambright and Mabel Elizabeth Miller). Verda was born in Indiana. Frederick was the son of Michael J. Lambright, whose father was German, and of Suzanne/Susan B. Yoder. Mabel was the daughter of Josiah J. Miller and Magdalena “Mattie” Yoder.


Marriage record of Charlie’s paternal grandparents, Harry Hofheimer and Lois Jean Gundersheimer –

Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Harry M. Hofheimer (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Max Gundersheimer (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Charlie’s mother –

Information about Charlie’s maternal grandfather, J. Howard Kauffman –

Information about Charlie’s mother’s surname –

Obituary of Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Verda Pauline (Lambright) Kauffman –


Jane Wiedlin

by savanna on May 29, 2018

Jane Wiedlin – 2014 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night and Hall of Fame Ceremony – Arrivals – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata /

Birth Name: Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin

Place of Birth: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 20, 1958

*German, Swiss-German (father)
*Lebanese/Syrian (mother)

Jane Wiedlin is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band The Go-Go’s. She has also had a solo musical career.

Jane is the daughter of Betty Jane (Herro) and Robert Arthur Wiedlin, Sr. Her father was of German and Swiss-German ancestry. Her mother was of Lebanese/Syrian descent, and was from Oconomowoc, where many emigrants from Lebanon settled.

Jane’s paternal grandparents were Roy Vincent Wiedlin and Genevieve Catherine Bastian. Roy and Genevieve were born in Illinois.

Jane’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Kalel Herro (the son of Elias Herro) and Genevieve Nemior. Joseph and Genevieve were born in Syria.

Sources: Genealogies of Jane’s parents –

Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –