Laura Groeseneken

by Manila on September 30, 2017

Place of Birth: Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1990

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), distant German

Laura Groeseneken is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

She is the daughter of Nora Maria Gillemot and Geert Groeseneken.

Laura’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Andre Joseph Groesenicke (19 June 1815, Diest, Flemish Brabant – 10 October 1869, Neerlinter, Flemish Brabant). Andre was the illegitimate son of German-born Charlotte Louise Groesenicke (later Groesnicke, c. 1786, Barwice, West Pomeranian Voivodship, present-day Poland – 14 November 1856, Piława, Szczecinek County, West Pomeranian Voivodship).

Laura’s paternal grandfather is Robert August Groeseneken (the son of Theophile Groeseneken and Barbe Valerie Vanmol). Théophile was the son of Augustin Groeseneken and Clementine Devries. Barbe was the daughter of Gustave Vanmol and Marie Angeline Finoulst.

Laura’s paternal grandmother is Jeanine Smets (the daughter of Jean Pierre Smets and Valerie Ernestine Ipers). Jean was the son of Jean Baptiste Smets and Julie Barbara Christiaens. Valerie was the daughter of Guillaume Ipers and Jeanne Josephine Grossen.

Laura’s maternal grandfather are Gerard Gillemot (the son of Edouard Gillemot and Helene Bogaerts) and Marina Verstringhe (the daughter of Robert Verstringhe and Julia Vanparijs).

Source: Genealogy of Laura Groeseneken – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Birth Name: Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi

Date of Birth: November 16, 1894

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 27 July, 1972

Place of Death: Schruns, Austria

*German, as well as Greek and Russian, and Danish, Belgian [Flemish and Walloon], Lithuanian, and Polish (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi was an Austrian-Japanese politician and philosopher. He served as the founding president of the Paneuropean Union for 49 years.

Richard was born in Tokyo, Japan, the son of Mitsuko “Mitsu” (Aoyama) and Heinrich Johann Maria von Coudenhove-Kalergi, a count and diplomat. His mother was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was born in Vienna, Austria, of German, as well as Russian, Danish, Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Lithuanian, and Polish, descent.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was Franz Karl von Coudenhove (the son of Franz Ludwig Graf von Coudenhove and Katharina Jakobine Augusta von Löwenstern). Richard’s grandfather Franz was born in Vienna, Austria. Richard’s great-grandfather Franz was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, the son of Georg Ludwig von Coudenhoven and Sophia von Hatzfeld, and had German and Belgian ancestry. Katharina was born in Tartu, Estonia, the daughter of Paul Ludwig Johann von Löwenstern, from Vana-Antsla, Estonia, and of Christiane Friederike von Gersdorff, from Königsberg, Prussia.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Marie/Maria Kalergi (the daughter of Johannes/Joannou/Johan Ivan Emanuilovich Kalergis and Maria von Nesselrode). Richard’s grandmother Marie was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Johannes was the son of Manuel Kalergi/Kalergis and Charlotte Jörgensen. The Kalergi family was of at least part Greek origin. Richard’s great-great-grandfather Manuel is sometimes cited as Russian, though he might have had Greek ancestry. Charlotte’s surname is Danish or Norwegian.

Richard’s great-grandmother Maria, a pianist, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Karl Friedrich Joseph Fedor Karlovich von Nesselrode, a diplomat, who had German ancestry, and of Tekla/Thekla von Gorska h. Nałęcz, who was of Polish and Lithuanian descent; Richard’s great-great-grandfather Karl’s mother, Josepha von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg, is said to have been a practicing Protestant who was born Jewish. This does not appear to be accurate.

Richard’s maternal grandparents were Kihachi Aoyama and Tsuneko “Tsune” Iwata.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi – https://www.geni.com


Michael Sucsy

by stlucas on May 27, 2017

Birth Name: Michael Langer Sucsy

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

Date of Birth: February 14, 1973

*Hungarian (paternal grandfather)
*Slovak (paternal grandmother)
*English, Irish, German, some Belgian/Walloon (mother)

Michael Sucsy is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Michael is the son of Deanna Sue (Tanner) and Leonard Graham Sucsy. Michael’s father is of half Hungarian, and half Slovak descent. Michael’s mother has English, Irish, and German roots.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Emil J. Sucsy, Jr. (the son of Emil Sucsy/Szucsi, Sr., and Dora Danko). Emil, Jr. was born in New York, to parents from Kisvárda, Hungary.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Langer (the daughter of Michael R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago). Michael was the son of Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik. Antonia was the daughter of Joseph/Josephus Lago and Catherine/Catharina Sudora/Szudora.

Michael’s great-grandfather Michael was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Slovakia. Michael’s great-grandmother Antonia was born in Vrbové, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Hamlin L. Tanner (the son of Henry George Tanner and Inez Manion). Michael’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Emma. Michael’s great-grandmother Inez was the daughter of Patrick Manion, who was Irish, and of Sarah M. Anderson, who was born in Indiana, to parents from Ireland.

Michael’s great-grandmother Inez was born in Indiana, to a father from Ireland and a mother from Indiana.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Clara June Small (the daughter of David H. Small and Clara Mary Gosche). David was the son of Isaac D. Small and Sarah Diantha Aiken. Clara was the daughter of Nicholas/Nicholaus Gosche/Goshe and Anna Catharina/Catharine Steppie/Steppich.

Michael’s great-great-grandfather Nicholas was born in Ohio, to parents from Arlon, Belgium, Johann Baptist Gosche and Clara M. Mangette/Mangett, who were likely of German and Walloon ancestry. Michael’s great-great-grandmother Anna Catharina was also born in Ohio, to parents from Germany.

Sources: Birth record of Michael’s great-uncle (paternal grandfather’s brother), Arthur/Altur Sucsy/Szucsi – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Langer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Margaret (Langer) Sucsy – http://articles.courant.com

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael R. Langer and Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Michael’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Michael A. Langer and Ludmila Stanik, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Antonia/Antoinette Lago – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Hamlin L. Tanner – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June Small – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Clara June (Small) Tanner – http://www.legacy.com

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Yumi Lambert

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Laura Yumi Lambert

Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: April 11, 1995

Ethnicity: Japanese (paternal grandmother), Belgian [likely Walloon]

Yumi Lambert is a Belgian model.

Yumi was raised in Jodoigne, Belgium, and speaks fluent French. Yumi’s paternal grandmother is Japanese, and the rest of her family is Belgian.

Sources: http://www.vogue.com

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Émilie Dequenne

by follers on May 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Belœil, Hainaut, Belgium

Date of Birth: 29 August, 1981

Ethnicity: Belgian (Walloon, about 1/8th Flemish)

Émilie Dequenne is a Belgian actress.

Émilie is the daughter of Brigitte Noella Ghislaine Fagot and Daniel Dequenne.

Émilie’s paternal grandfather is Augustin Desire Dequenne (the son of Arthur Simon Dequenne and Renee Rosine Bequet). Arthur was born in Frameries, the son of Desire Dequenne and Adolphine Julia Mahieu. Renee was born in Haulchin, France, the daughter of Augustin Bequet and Eugenie Marie Soupart.

Émilie’s paternal grandmother is Odette Laure Clementine Jouret (the daughter of Emile Auguste Ghislain Jouret and Marie Aline Leonie Bossens). Émilie’s great-grandfather Emile was born in Grosage, the son of Theodore Jouret and Laure Marie Catherine Celeste Dantoing. Émilie’s great-grandmother Marie Aline Leonie was born in Zoutleeuw, and had Flemish ancestry; she was the daughter of Louis Bossens and Marie Louise Clémentine Vanmechelem.

Émilie’s maternal grandfather is José Fagot (the son of Marcel Joseph Fagot and Emilie Irène Boucq). Marcel was born in Ladeuze, the son of Gustave Joseph Fagot and Marie Mathilde Vanus. Émilie’s great-grandmother Emilie Boucq was born in Sirault, the daughter of Jules Joseph Noël Etienne Boucq and Joséphine Amélie Séverine Bochart.

Émilie’s maternal grandmother is Ghislaine Deghouys (the daughter of Felicien Deghouys and Julienne Wacheul). Felicien was born in Ladeuze, the son of Alexandre Desire Deghouys and Amelie Eglastine Duquesne. Julienne was born in Chièvres-Vaudignies, the daughter of Florimond Joseph Wacheul and Marie Briffeuil.

Source: Genealogy of Émilie Dequenne – http://gw.geneanet.org

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