Allie Gonino

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Allie Gonino – Growze Store Opening Party Hosted by Mischa Barton – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alyssa Jean Gonino

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

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Cherokee Native American, some English, Irish, and French Huguenot (mother)

Allie Gonino is an American actress.

Allie is the daughter of Linda Joyce (Henderson) and Vincent John Gonino, Jr.

Allie has stated that she has Italian and Cherokee Native American roots. Allie’s other roots are German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish. Allie’s German and Swiss roots can be traced back to Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, who was born, c. 1660, in Germany, and his wife, Maria Barbara Christeler, who was born, c. 1670, in Bern, Switzerland.

Allie’s paternal grandfather was Vincent “Vince” John Gonino, Sr. (the son of Agostino/Augustus Joseph Gonino and Louisa Maria Sylvestro). Agostino was born in Italy, the son of Vincent Gonino. Louisa was born in New York, the daughter of Italian parents, John Sylvestro/Silvestro and Silvia Di Sylvestro.

Allie’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Jean Deffenbaugh (the daughter of Clarence Roth Deffenbaugh and Hazel Ellen Hartley). Clarence was the son of Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack. Hazel was the daughter of Grant Hartley and Minerva “Minnie” Douglas.

Allie’s maternal grandfather was William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson, Jr. (the son of William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., and Lillian Oliver Gott).

Allie’s great-grandfather William, who was listed as white on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the son of Andrew Jackson Henderson and Martha Ellen Daugherty, who had some French Huguenot ancestry through the surname “Prevatte”.

Allie’s great-grandmother Lillian, who is listed as a Native American on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the daughter of Walter Duncan Gott and Lillian Adda Pennel.

Allie’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Sue Butler (the daughter of Gee/Geet Dick Butler and Mae Nichols). Geneva, as well as her parents, was also listed as a Native American on the 1940 U.S. Census.

Sources: Birth record of Allie Gonino –

Information about Allie’s paternal grandfather, Vincent “Vince” John Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Maria (Sylvestro) Gonino –

Obituary of Allie’s great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother), Daniel Grant “Bud” Deffenbaugh –

Genealogy of Allie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack –

Genealogies, and obituary, of Allie’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson –

Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Oliver Gott, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Allie’s maternal grandmother, Geneva Sue Butler, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Diana-Maria Riva

by stlucas on June 25, 2017

Diana-Maria Riva – 2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards Benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Diana-Maria Uhlenbrock

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1969

*German, Swiss-German, some English (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Diana-Maria Riva is an American actress.

Diana is the daughter of Maria (Riva) and Christopher “Chris” B. Uhlenbrock. Diana’s father has German, Swiss-German, and some English ancestry. Diana’s mother has her roots in the Dominican Republic.

Diana’s paternal grandfather was Albert J. Uhlenbrock (the son of Clemens/Clement “Clem” B. Uhlenbrock and Adelaide “Ada” M. Overmole). Clemens was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany. Adelaide was also born in Ohio, the daughter of Alexander Overmole, who was English, and of Anna Wessling, whose parents were Prussian/German.

Diana’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia J. Woeber (the daughter of Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber and Marie/Maria H. Suer). Joseph was the son of Henry Amos Woeber/Woebber, whose parents were German, and of Josephine Keller, whose father was German and whose mother was from Switzerland. Marie was the daughter of Bernard Suer and Kunegunde/Kunigunda Brendel/Brendle, who were from Prussia/Germany.

Diana’s maternal grandparents were Luis Octavio Riva Valez and Ines del Carmen Saleta.

Sources: Genealogy of Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert J. Uhlenbrock –

Obituary of Diana’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia (Woeber) Uhlenbrock –

Diana’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Diana’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Henry Woeber/Woebber –

Obituary of Diana’s maternal grandmother, Ines del Carmen Saleta –


Josh Dallas

by cdonorab on June 15, 2017

Birth name: Joshua Paul Dallas

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: December 18, 1978

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

Josh Dallas is an American actor. He is known for playing David Nolan/Prince Charming on the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

Josh is the son of Diana Raymond and Robert Michael Dallas, Jr. He is married to actress Ginnifer Goodwin, with whom he has two sons.

Josh’s paternal grandparents are Robert Michael Dallas and Esther Marie Wilson (the daughter of Selby A. Wilson and Grace Himmel). Selby was the son of Charles Marion Wilson and Mary “Mollie” Heagy. Grace was the daughter of Henry L. Himmel.

Josh’s maternal grandfather is James T. Raymond (born James T. Sheets, the son of Frank Sheets and Vera Schmitz). James later took on his stepfather’s surname, Raymond.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Doris Allene Dunlevy (the daughter of Finley Dunlevy and Henrietta Eich).


Genealogy of Josh Dallas (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Jon Pardi

by stlucas on June 9, 2017

Jon Pardi – 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Jonathan Ryan Pardi

Place of Birth: Yolo, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 20, 1985

*Italian, German, English (paternal grandfather)
*Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*English, Irish, French-Canadian, at least 1/16 Mi’kmaq First Nations (mother)

Jon Pardi is an American county music singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Jon is the son of Shellie/Shelly (McBurnett) and John Pardi. Jon has a sister, Ashley. They were raised in Dixon, California.

Jon’s father is of Italian, German, Swiss-German, and English descent. Jon’s mother has English, Irish, and French-Canadian, as well as some Mi’kmaq First Nations, roots.

Jon’s paternal grandfather was Robert Pardi (the son of George Henry Pardi and Miriam Estelle Vine). George was born in California, to a father from Italy, Caesar Pardi, and a mother from Germany, Elsa/Eliza Johanna. Miriam was also born in California, the daughter of Quincy Adams Vine, who was born in Kansas, to English parents (John Boucher Vine and Angelina Roberts), and of Amanda Estelle Duff.

Jon’s paternal grandmother is JoAn/Johanna Josephine Gnos (the daughter of Joseph “Joe” Gnos and Johanna Scheiber/Schrieber). Jon’s great-grandparents Joseph and Johanna were Swiss-German immigrants.

Jon’s maternal grandfather was John B. McBurnett.

Jon’s maternal grandmother was Loretta A. Mitchell (the daughter of John A. Mitchell and Agnes George). Loretta was born in Newfoundland, Canada, to Canadian parents.

Jon’s great-grandfather John was the son of Christopher Matthew “Mattie” Mitchell, whose father was a Mi’kmaq Indian chief named “King Mitchell” from Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, and of Mary/Marie Ann Webb, who was mostly of French-Canadian descent. Jon’s great-grandmother Agnes was the daughter of John George and Sarah Costello.

Sources: Birth record of Jon Pardi –

Jon’s paternal great-grandfather, George Henry Pardi, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jon’s paternal great-grandmother, Miriam Estelle Vine, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Joan’s paternal grandmother, JoAn/Johanna Josephine Gnos –

Jon’s paternal grandmother, JoAn/Johanna Josephine Gnos, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jon Pardi (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Jon’s uncle (mother’s brother), Arnie McBurnett –

Genealogy of Jon’s maternal great-grandfather, John A. Mitchell –

Information about Jon’ maternal great-great-grandfather, Christopher Matthew “Mattie” Mitchell –


Thomas Rhett

by stlucas on June 8, 2017

Thomas Rhett Akins – American Country Awards 2013 Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr.

Place of Birth: Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scottish, 1/8 Syrian-Lebanese

Thomas Rhett is an American county music singer and songwriter.

Thomas is the son of Paige Braswell and county music singer Rhett Akins (born Thomas Rhett Akins, Sr).

Thomas’ paternal grandfather was Thomas Dempsey Akins, Jr. (the son of Thomas Dempsey Akins, Sr., and Edna Dean Jones). Thomas’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of James “Jim” Austin Akins and Ava Jane Whiddon/Whidden.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Pamela “Pam” Marie LaHood (the daughter of George John LaHood, Jr. and Gonzalee “Gonza” Beam). George was the son of George John LaHood, Sr. and Mary Hanna, who were Syrian-Lebanese immigrants, with Mary being from Jdita, Beqaa, Lebanon. Gonzalee was the daughter of Franklin “Frank” Luther Beam and Sarah “Sally/Sallie” Eleanor Baxter.

Thomas’ great-great-grandfather Franklin’s patrilineal line can be traced back to John Derrick Beam (Johann Dietrich Böhm), who was born, c. 1765, in Switzerland, the son of a German father from Hamburg, John Teter Beam, and a of Swiss mother from Geneva, Rebecca Reynolds, who was likely of German descent. John Derrick’s wife, Mary Hoyle, was the daughter of German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Thomas’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Ava Jane Whiddon/Whidden –

Thomas’ paternal great-grandfather, George John LaHood, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Thomas’ paternal great-grandfather, George John LaHood, Jr. –

Obituary of Thomas’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary (Hanna) LaHood –

Obituary of Thomas’ paternal great-grandmother, Gonzalee “Gonza” (Beam) LaHood –

Genealogies of Thomas’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Franklin “Frank” Luther Beam –

Genealogy of Thomas’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah “Sally/Sallie” Eleanor Baxter –