Travis Pastrana

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

Birth Name: Travis Alan Pastrana

Place of Birth: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1983

*Puerto Rican, Swiss-German (father)

Travis Pastrana is an American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer.

Travis’ uncle (father’s brother) is American football quarterback Alan Pastrana. Travis is married to skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.

Travis is the son of Deborah Ann “Debby/Debbie” Williams and Robert L. Pastrana. Travis’ father has Puerto Rican and Swiss-German roots.

Travis’ paternal grandfather was Charles Adolph Pastrana (the son of Juan/John Diaz Pastrana and Julia Miro). Travis’ grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Puerto Rico.

Travis’s paternal grandmother was Elise Ruth Buser (the daughter of Henry R. Buser, Jr. and Elyse/Elise/Elis Mohler). Travis’ grandmother Elise was born in Maryland, to parents from Switzerland.


Travis’ paternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Travis’ paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Travis’ paternal grandmother –

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Nate Bargatze

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

05/22/2016 – Nate Bargatze – The 10th Annual Rock On The Range – Day 3 – Mapfre Stadium – Columbus, OH, USA – Keywords: American actor and comedian Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait Face Count: 1

Birth Name: Nathanael Lee Bargatze

Place of Birth: Old Hickory, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1976

Ethnicity: Swiss-German, German, English, Irish

Nate Bargatze is an American comedian.

Nate is the son of Carol L. (Hartung) and Stephen Ray Bargatze.

Nate’s paternal grandfather was Bobby Ray Bargatze (the son of Alfred Lee Bargatze and Mattie Lee Copeland). Alfred was the son of Frederick Wilhelm Bargatze (whose own father, Anton Bargatze/Pargätzi, was from Lüen, Switzerland), and of Annie P. Garrett.

Nate’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Carroll.

Nate’s maternal grandfather was Norbert A. “Norb” Hartung (the son of Joseph Linus Hartung/Harttung and Ina/Irea Christina Cole). Joseph was the son of Joseph Valentine Hartung and Mary Lily O’Brien. Ina was the daughter of William Damien Cole and Mary Celestia Vessels.

Nate’s maternal grandmother was Mary Frances “Rusty” Bunnell (the daughter of James Linus Bunnell and Fannie Katherine Rosche). Fannie was the daughter of Leslie C. “Bud” Rosche and Anna Blackwell.

Sources: Marriage record of Nate’s parents –

Obituary of Nate’s paternal grandfather –

Obituary of Nate’s maternal grandfather –


Marguerite Moreau

by stlucas on October 4, 2017

Birth Name: Margueri C. Moreau

Place of Birth: Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 25, 1977

Ethnicity: Swiss-German (paternal grandmother), English, Irish, French-Canadian, 1/8 Italian

Marguerite Moreau is an American actress.

Marguerite is the daughter of Anne L. (Viafora) and Steven Charles Moreau. Marguerite’s father has French-Canadian, Irish, and Swiss-German roots. Marguerite’s mother is of Italian, English, and Irish roots. Marguerite is married to Christopher Redman, with whom she has a son.

Marguerite’s paternal grandfather was Loren/Lawrence A. Moreau (the son of Charles E. Moreau and Lillian/Lily Cayo/Cago). Charles was born in Louiseville, Québec, Canada, of French-Canadian descent. Lillian was the daughter of Edward Cayo, whose parents were Canadian, and of Adaline Naley/Valley, whose parents were also Canadian.

Marguerite’s paternal grandmother was MaryAnn/Mariane Wipfli (the daughter of Dominic/Dominick Wipfli and Anna Bricker). Dominic was born in Seedorf, Bern Canton, Switzerland, the son of David Wipfli. Marguerite’s great-grandmother Anna was also Swiss.

Marguerite’s maternal grandfather was Ralph A. Viafora, Jr. (the son of Ralph A. Viafora/Viafore, Sr. and Alice M. Pierce/Prescott). Marguerite’s great-grandfather Ralph was the son of Antonio Viafora and Mary/Maria Giardina, who were Italian. Alice was the daughter of William Prescott and Mary Elizabeth Dowler.

Marguerite’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Mary “Peggy” MacDonald/McDonald (the daughter of John D. MacDonald/McDonald and Mary H.). John was Canadian. Marguerite’s great-grandmother Mary H. was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: Birth record of Marguerite Moreau –

Marriage record of Marguerite’s parents –

Birth record of Marguerite’s father –

Obituary of Marguerite’s father –

Marguerite’s paternal grandmother, MaryAnn/Mariane Wipfli, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marguerite’s paternal grandmother, MaryAnn/Mariane (Wipfli) MOreau –

Obituary of Marguerite’s maternal grandfather, Ralph A. Viafora, Jr. –

Marriage record of Marguerite’s maternal great-grandparents, Ralph A. Viafora/Viafore, Sr. and Alice M. Pierce/Prescott –

Obituary of Marguerite’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Mary “Peggy” (MacDonald/McDonald) Viafora –

Photo by s_bukley/


Sophia Lillis

by madman on October 3, 2017

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 13, 2002

Ethnicity: Irish, Polish, Swiss-German

Sophia Lillis is an American actress.

Sophia is the daughter of Juliana Marit (Moday) Mellevold and David Martin Lillis. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, photographer, and filmmaker Christopher Mellevold.

Sophie’s paternal grandfather was Richard Albert Lillis (the son of James T. Lillis and Marie V. Luscher). Marie V. born in France, to Swiss-German parents, Albert Luscher and Verna.

Sophie’s paternal grandmother is Charla Jo Hall.

Sophia’s maternal grandfather is Donald Joseph Moday (the son of Stephen/Steven M. Moday and Louise M. Luke). Stephen’s parents were Polish; their names likely were Michael Mady and Kalie. Louise was the daughter of Frank J. Luke, who was likely of Polish descent, and of Helen C. Hudzeniski, who was Polish.

Sophia’s maternal grandmother is Margaret K. Travers (the daughter of John William Travers and Dorothy Marie R.). John was the son of John J. Travers and Margaret F., who were born in New York, both of them to Irish parents.

Sources: Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Richard Albert Lillis, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Sophia’s paternal grandfather, Richard Albert Lillis –

Sophia’s paternal great-grandmother, Marie V. Luscher, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Marie V. Luscher on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Sophia’s maternal grandparents, Donald Joseph Moday and Margaret K. Travers –

Sophia’s maternal great-grandparents, Stephen/Steven M. Moday and Louise M., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Likely Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, Stephen/Steven M. Moday, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Travers, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Sophia’s maternal great-grandfather, John William Travers –

Photo by DFree/


Kim Stolz

by stlucas on September 27, 2017

Kim Stolz – “Why Did I Get Married Too?” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Kimberly Lynn Stolz

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 8, 1983

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English, French, some Dutch

Kim Stolz is an American model, television personality, author, and financial executive. Kim is most known for being a contestant of the fifth season of America’s Next Top Model.

Kim is the daughter of Carol L. (Brandt) and Raymond Scott Stolz. Kim’s father is mostly of German and Swiss-German, along with some French, roots. Kim’s mother has German, English, and some Dutch roots (with roots in Nijkerk, through the surnames “Mulder” and “Lookermans”).

Kim’s paternal grandfather was Walter Otto Stolz (the son of Adolph J. Stolz and Anna Margarethe Buchheim). Adolph was born in Gossengrün, Austria (now Krajková, Czech Republic), and was of German descent. Anna Margarethe was born in Bärwalde in der Neumark, Germany (now Mieszkowice, Poland), and was the daughter of Emil Buchheim and Wilhelmina Fleischer.

Kim’s paternal grandmother was Jeanne Anna Wyrsch (the daughter of Louis Wyrsch and Jeanne/Jane). Kim’s great-grandfather Louis was from Stans, Switzerland. Kim’s great-grandmother Jeanne was born in France, to French parents.

Kim’s maternal grandfather was Henry H. Brandt (the son of Henry Brandt and Olivia). Kim’s great-grandparents Henry and Olivia were born in Germany.

Kim’s maternal grandmother was Margaret “Peggy” Murgittroyd (the daughter of Henry W. Murgittroyd and Siganorah “Nora” F. Lee). Henry was the son of Nicholas/Nicolas Murgittroyd and Mary F. Briggs. Siganorah was the daughter of George Lee and Jane Teets.

Sources: Genealogy of Kim Stolz –

Marriage announcement of Kim Stolz –

Kim’s maternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –