Kato Kaelin

by stlucas on March 15, 2018

Kato Kaelin – Viva Glam Magazine November 2012 Issue Launch at the W Hotel in Hollywood on October 29, 2012 – Station Hollywood at the W Hotel – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Brian Gerard Kaelin

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

Date of Birth: March 9, 1959

*Swiss-German, Swiss-French, English, possibly Dutch (father)
*Polish (mother)

Kato Kaelin is an American actor, radio personality, and television personality.

Kato is the son of Isabelle Mary “Izzy” (Adamczyk) and Adelrich J. “Al” Kaelin. Kato’s father was of Swiss-German, Swiss-French, English, and possibly Dutch, descent. Kato’s mother was of Polish ancestry. Kato has a daughter with his former wife, Cynthia Coulter.

Kato’s paternal grandfather was Adelrich Kaelin (the son of Franz/Frank Kaelin and Caroline Ochcner). Adelrich was born in Switzerland.

Kato’s paternal grandmother was Anita P. Doutaz (the daughter of Theodore Edward “Theo” Doutaz/Dautaz and Margaret Shrewberry/Schrewsbery). Theodore was the son of Henry Marion Joseph Doutaz, who was Swiss, and of Mary Elizabeth Hoagland/Hoglan.

Kato’s maternal grandparents were Anton K. Adamczyk and Mary. Anton and Mary were born in Poland.

Source: Obituary of Kato’s mother –


Ellen Hollman

by stlucas on March 4, 2018

Ellen Hollman – “In The Tub, Vol. 2” Book Launch by director TJ Scott – Cinematic Pictures Group Gallery, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene /

Birth Name: Ellen Kristen Hollman

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

Date of Birth: April 1, 1983

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, Austrian, French, French-Canadian, Swiss-French

Ellen Hollman is an American actress.

Ellen is the daughter of Julie (Joliat) and Hart H. Hollman.

Ellen’s maternal grandfather was John Francis “Jack” Joliat (the son of Leo Francis Joliat and Marcella Maria Schwertner). Leo was the son of Sebastian Joliat, who was born in Switzerland, and of Josephine Balizet, whose parents were French. Marcella was the daughter of Frank A. Schwertner, who had Austrian and Alsatian German ancestry, and of Frieda Wilhelmina Klorer, who was German.

Ellen’s maternal grandmother was Rosemary LaJoie (the daughter of Ernest Phillip LaJoie and Jane/Jene C. Murphy). Ernest was born in Canada, the son of Heloise. Jane was born in Michigan, to parents from Ontario, Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Ellen’s mother –

Obituary of Ellen’s maternal grandfather, John F. “Jack” Hollman –

Obituary of Ellen’s maternal grandmother, Rosemary (LaJoie) Joliat –


Alain Berset

by Manila on January 5, 2018

Place of Birth: Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 9 April, 1972

Ethnicity: Swiss-French

Alain Berset is a Swiss politician. He has served as a member of the Swiss Federal Council, since 1 January, 2012, in which he has been the President of Switzerland, since 1 January, 2018; as well as the the Vice President of Switzerland, from 1 January, 2017 to 31 December, 2017. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Home Affairs, since 1 January, 2012.

Councillor Berset’s father, Michel Louis Berset, is a teacher. Councillor Berset’s mother, Solange (Angéloz), is a bookseller.

Councillor Berset is married to Muriel Zeender, with whom he has three children.

Councillor Berset’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Jacques Berset (died 4 November 1750, Cormérod, Fribourg).

Councillor Berset’s paternal grandfather was François Julien Berset (the son of Alphonse Berset and Marie Catherine Chavaillaz). Alphonse was the son of François Julien Berset and Marie Cérine Progin. Catherine was the daughter of

Councillor Berset’s paternal grandmother was Elise Philomène Page (the daughter of Louis Page and Louise Guisolan). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Pierre Isidore Page and Anne Toffel.

Councillor Berset’s maternal grandfather was François Xavier Angéloz (the son of Auguste Jacques Angéloz and Cécile Joséphine Angéloz). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Jacques was the son of Philippe Angéloz and Geneviève Berger. Joséphine was the daughter of Isidore Jules Angéloz and Marie Ursule Bossy.

Councillor Berset’s maternal grandmother was Céline Marceline Remy (the daughter of Louis Alphonse Remy and Alice Agnès Vonlanthen). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Louis was the son of Jean Marcelin Remy and Marie Léocadie Chavannaz.

Sources: Genealogies of Alain Berset –


Shealah Craighead

by Manila on December 3, 2017

Birth Name: Shealah Deann Craighead

Place of Birth: Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1976

Ethnicity: Belgian Flemish, Dutch, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/8th Paiute Native American, 1/32 Swiss-French, as well as remote Cornish, French, Norwegian, Swedish, and Swiss-German

Shealah Craighead is an American photographer. She been Chief Official White House Photographer, since January 20, 2017.

She is the daughter of Catherine “Cathy” I. (Craighead) Craighead-Lambert and folk musician Arvel Ellis Bird. Shealah, her mother, and her maternal grandmother are pictured here.

Shealah’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, Jeremiah Bird (died between April 19 and May 5, 1738, Elizabeth Township [now part of Elizabeth], New Jersey).

Shealah’s paternal grandfather was Earl Ellis Bird (the son of Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley). Shealah’s great-grandfather Ellis was the son of Charles Warner Bird and Celia Pernina White. Alda was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Housley and Lydia Ann Davis.

Shealah’s paternal grandmother was LaVerna Shamp (the daughter of Thomas Ezra Shamp and Rhoda Carpenter). Thomas was the son of James Wesley Shamp and Mary Catherine Wehr. Rhoda belonged to the Shivwits Band of Paiutes, and was the biological daughter of Jack Bob Bee Queets and Tsuununk. After her biological parents’ deaths, she was adopted by William Hiram Carpenter and Marmora Sheffield.

Shealah’s maternal grandfather was Robert George Craighead (the son of Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed). Ralph was the son of Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Craighead and Anna Coon. Irene was the daughter of Franklin “Frank” Reed and Emma Ann Marie Voirol, whose parents, Augustin François Voirol and Marie Claire Marguerite Beuret, were Swiss-French emigrants, from Les Genevez, Jura.

Shealah’s maternal grandmother is Mary Catherine Hollie (the daughter of Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach). Aloysius was the son of German immigrants, Carl Holle and Elizabeth Mary Rothermel. Margaret was the daughter of Richard Shelly Roach, whose was of Irish descent, and of Catherine Theresa Loner, who was of 3/4 German and 1/4 English descent.

Shealah’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandmother, Regina Magdalena.

Sources: Biography of Shealah’s father –

Family history of Shealah’s paternal grandfather, Earl Ellis Bird –

Marriage records of Shealah’s paternal great-grandparents, Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley –

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Ellis Bird –

Obituary of Shealah’s paternal grandmother, LaVerna (Shamp) Bird Carroll –

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Ezra Shamp –

Biography of Shealah’s paternal great-grandmother, Rhoda (Carpenter) Johnston –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal grandparents, Robert George Craighead and Mary Catherine Hollie –

Obituary of Shealah’s maternal grandfather, Robert George Craighead –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach –


Lindsay Davenport

by bablah on November 26, 2017

Lindsay Davenport – Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2008 World Group Quarterfinal – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club – La Jolla, CA USA – Photo Credit: Paul Gallegos / PR Photos

Birth Name: Lindsay Ann Davenport

Place of Birth: Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 8, 1976

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, Swiss-French

Lindsay Davenport is an American former professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 for a total of 98 weeks.

Lindsay’s paternal grandfather was Winthrop Davenport, son of Frederick Morgan Davenport and Edith Jefferson Andrus. Frederick was the son of David Davenport (son of William B. Davenport and Mary Morse) and Anna L. Green. David was born in Massachusetts to English father and Scottish mother. Anna Green was born in Massachusetts to Irish parents. Lindsay’s great-grandmother Edith was the daughter of John Emory Andrus (son of Loyal Benedict Andrus and Ann Palmer) and Swiss-born Julia Marie Dyckman (daughter of Isaak Dyckman and Ida Bourdon).

Lindsay’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Mae Langford.

Lindsay’s maternal grandfather Fred/Friedrich W. Jeberjahn was born in Berlin, Germany to Friedrich Karl August Jeberjahn and Emma Luise Anna Johanna Siggelkow.

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother was Reta Ruth Williams, daughter of William A. Williams and Alice Case. William was the son of John Williams and Sarah Duncan. Alice was born in England to John/William Case and Jane Schofield/Sheffield.

Sources: Genealogy of Lindsay Davenport –

Lindsay’s paternal great-great-grandfather David Davenport on 1860 US census –

Genealogy of Lindsay Davenport’s paternal grandfather Winthrop Davenport –

Birth record of Lindsay’s mother –

Death records of Lindsay’s maternal grandparents Fred Jeberjahn and Reta Williams –

Lindsay’s maternal great-grandmother Emma Siggelkow on Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1900 census –

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother Reta Ruth Williams on 1920 US census –

Marriage record of Lindsay’s maternal great-grandparents William Williams and Alice Case –