Swiss-German

Matt Gourley

by stlucas on July 23, 2018

Birth Name: Matthew James Gourley

Place of Birth: Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 23, 1973

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

Matt Gourley is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster.

Matt is the son of Katherine Wellford (Warden) and James Walter Gourley III.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was James Walter “Jim” Gourley, Jr. (the son of James Walter Gourley, Sr. and Ida Potter). James Jr. was born in Ohio. James Sr. was born in Ohio, the son of Elmer E. Gourley, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Belle Kelty. Ida was born in Ohio, the daughter of Fred Potter and Hattie Little.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Eleanore/Eleanor Mae “Eddy” Kanel (the daughter of William M. “Willie” Kanel and Irene Katherine Slabaugh). Eleanore was born in Ohio. William was born in Ohio, to parents from Switzerland, Gottfried von Kaenel and Anna Rytz. Irene was born in Ohio, the daughter of Alfred Slabaugh and Clara Marchand.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Guy Lane Warden, Jr. (the son of Guy Lane Warden, Sr. and Lyla Caroline Willey). Guy Jr. was born in Colorado. Guy Sr. was born in Wisconsin, the son of Alfred Martin Warden and Cornelia Murdock. Lyla was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Calvin Lucien Willey and Mary Ann Gallagher.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Katherine Welford Noland (the daughter of Preston Welford Noland and Rosalie Sinclair Merrill). Katherine was born in Virginia. Preston was born in Virginia, the son of Richard William Noble Noland and Catherine Yates Wellford. Rosalie was born in Virginia, the daughter of George Franklin Merrill and Christiana Curtis Munford.

Sources: Genealogy of Matt Gourley (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Matt Gourley – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Matt’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandfather, James “Jim” Gourley, Jr. – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandmother, Eleanore/Eleanor Mae “Eddy” (Kanel) Gourley – http://www.legacy.com

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Nick Schenk

by stlucas on July 20, 2018

Nick Schenk – “The Judge” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nicholas Fred Schenk

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: November 12, 1965

Ethnicity:
*75% German
*12.5% French-Canadian
*12.5% Swiss-German

Nick Schenk is an American screenwriter.

Nick is the son of Anita Elisabeth (Gareis) and Marvin Willard Schenk.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Walter Emil George Schenk (the son of Emil Schenk and Louisa Warter). Walter was born in Illinois. Emil was born in Haemiken, Switzerland. Louisa was born in New York, to parents from Germany, with her father being Mathias Warter.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Luella/Louella Bobendrier (the daughter of John Henry Bobendrier/Bobendier and Mary Louisa Brier). Luella was born in Minnesota. John was born in Minnesota, to German parents, Albert Bobendrier and Minnie Jansen. Mary Louisa was born in Minnesota, to French-Canadian parents from Québec, Isadore J. Briere and Victoria M. Dussault.

Nick’s maternal grandparents were Fred Gareis and Anna. Fred and Anna were born in Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Nick Schenk – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Nick’s uncle (father’s brother), Walter Owen Schenk – http://lmtribune.com

Nick’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Nick’s mother – http://www.startribune.com

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Geraldine Viswanathan

by follers on July 16, 2018

Geraldine Viswanathan – Universal Pictures’ “Blockers” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Avenue – Westwood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Date of Birth: June 20, 1995

Ethnicity:
*Tamil Indian (father)
*Swiss-German (mother)

Geraldine Viswanathan is an Australian actress. She is known for her role in the film Blockers (2018).

She speaks Tamil. Also, she has said:

I’m fluent in Swiss German, my Mum is from Switzerland. I lived in Basel for 2 years.

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Sean McKittrick

by stlucas on July 11, 2018

Sean McKittrick – “Bad Words” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Sean P. McKittrick

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 20, 1975

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Swiss-German, German, French, Croatian

Sean McKittrick is an American film producer.

Sean is the son of Susan J. (Gardella) and Michael Patrick McKittrick.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Walter F. McKittrick (the son of Barney/Bernard McKittrick and Margaret McNally). Walter was born in Montana, to Irish parents.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Tschannen (the daughter of Walter Tschannen and Hazel Mary Ellen Flynn). Virginia was born in Idaho. Walter was born in Illinois, the son of Johann Alfred “John” Tschannen, who was from Switzerland, and of Dora Ohrt/Ort, who was German. Hazel was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Thomas Sheridan Flynn and Flora Isabell Brown.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Louis Gardella, Jr. (the son of Joseph L. Gardella, Sr. and Amelia Henrietta Piccardo). Sean’s grandfather Joseph was born in California. Sean’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in California, to Italian parents, Charles Gardella and Rose Ghiradel. Amelia was born in California, also to Italian parents, Andrea/Andrew Piccardo, from Voltri, and Rosa Angela Albina Yolanda Ginocchio, from Borzonasca, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie/Margery Ann/Anne Tallia (the daughter of John Martin Tallia and Margaret E. Richards/Richardo). Marjorie was born in California.

Sean’s great-grandfather John was born in California, and likely was the son of Peter Tallia/Talia, who was born in Dalmatia, Austria, and was likely an ethnic Croatian; and of Adele “Della/Dell” Balés/Balese, who had French ancestry. Sean’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in California, the daughter of William J. Richards/Richardo, whose parents were from England and Germany, and of Helen/Ellen J. Delbridge, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Birth record of Sean McKittrick – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sean’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Sean’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sean’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Sean’s paternal grandfather, Walter F. McKittrick – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sean’s paternal grandmother, Virginia (Tschannen) McKittrick – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Sean’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Gardella, Jr. – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Sean’s maternal great-grandmother, Amelia Henrietta Piccardo (focusing on her father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sean’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie/Margery Ann/Anne Tallia, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sean’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Lowella M. “Lou” (Tallia) Nannery – http://www.legacy.com

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Keelin Woodell

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Keelin Woodell – “Welcome to Willits” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Arena Cinelounge Hollywood, 6464 Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Keelin Shea Jerard Woodell

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 6, 1990

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8th Italian

Keelin Woodell is an American actress.

Keelin is the daughter of Susan Marie (Ongerth) Mascall and Brian Henry Woodell. Keelin has a brother, Colin, who is also an actor.

Keelin’s paternal grandfather was William Todd Woodell (the son of Marcus Alfred “Mark” Woodell and Monica Duffy). Todd was born in Maryland. Marcus was born in North Carolina, the son of William Wesley Woodell and Julia E. Bruce. Monica was born in Maryland, the daughter of Michael J. Duffy, who was Irish, and of Celinda Clarke.

Keelin’s paternal grandmother was Jean Frank (the daughter of Henry Joseph Frank and Bertha Christine Fritsch/Fritch). Jean was born in Oregon. Henry was born in Oregon, to a Jewish family, and was the son of Emil Frank, who was German, and of Linda Arnold, whose father was German. Bertha was born in Oregon, the daughter of Charles Fritsch, who was German, and of Emma Sette Armbrust, whose parents were from Germany and Switzerland.

Keelin’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Joseph Ongerth (the son of Edwin Carl Ongerth and Eda C. Dal Porto). Edwin Joseph was born in California. Edwin Carl was born in California, to German parents, Heinrich Ehrenfreid Joseph Ongerth and Eugenia Kayser. Eda was born in California, to Italian parents, Giuseppe Dal Porto and Teresa Damassa.

Keelin’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Dillon (the daughter of John J. Dillon and Anna L. Shea). Mary was born in New York. John was born in New York, the son of Morris Dillon, who was Irish, and of Margaret, whose mother was English. Anna was born in New York, to an Irish mother.

Sources: Birth record of Keelin Woodell – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Keelin’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Keelin’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Keelin’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Joseph Ongerth – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Keelin’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Joseph Ongerth – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Keelin’s maternal grandmother, Mary Ann (Dillon) Ongerth – http://www.familysearch.org

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