Welsh

Donna Lewis

by Manila on December 14, 2017

Place of Birth: West Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 6 August, 1973

Ethnicity: Welsh

Donna Lewis is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Donna’s father is an amateur jazz pianist. Donna’s mother’s maiden surname is Adams.

Source: Birth record of Donna Lewis – https://www.familysearch.org

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Jason Everman

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Jason Mark Everman

Place of Birth: Ouzinkie (then-part of Kodiak), Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 16, 1967

Ethnicity: Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), Cornish, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Jason Everman is an American musician and United States Army personnel. He is known as the former guitarist for the American grunge band Nirvana, as well as the former bassist for the American rock band Soundgarden and heavy metal band OLD, before joining the United States Army, where he served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Other members of Nirvana were Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic, as well as Aaron Burckhard. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd, Scott Sundquist, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto.

Jason’s father, Jerry Howard Everman, left the family when he was young. Jason’s mother, Diane Joyce (Phillips) Sieber, took him to the state of Washington and eventually married a former United States Navy personnelman.

Jason has stated in an interview that he was actually born in Ouzinkie, even though his birth certificate lists Kodiak as his birthplace. Ouzinkie was separated from Kodiak on October 23, 1967, one week after Jason’s birth.

Jason’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Michael Ebermann.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Howard Lermond Everman (the son of Lorenzo Franklin Everman and Clara Berniece Watts). Lorenzo was the son of George Washington Everman and Lydia Jane Davis. Berniece was the daughter of Edwin Sanders Watts, who was born in Liverpool, England, to American parents, and of Clara Irene Lermond.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Viola Marguerite Burnham (the daughter of Joseph Burnham and Claretta “Clara/Kelly” Girt). Joseph was the son of Benjamin Stanley Burnham and Maria Seabrook Johnson. Claretta was the daughter of John Calvin Girt and Margaret “Maggie” DeBast, whose own parents, Felix Joseph DeBast and Juliette Fernande Flore Anrys, were Belgian emigrants, from Waterloo, Walloon Brabant.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Brantley “Dan” Phillips (the son of William Ciphus Phillips and Lucy Ellen Jones). William was the son of John Hugh “Jahu” Phillips and Sarah Elizabeth McKinney. Ellen was the daughter of William Henry Jones and Mary Jane Gamble.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Irene Vera Wicht (the daughter of Richard Wicht and Mattie Pearl Walker). Richard was the son of German emigrant, Friedrich Richard Wicht, of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), and of Maria Emma “Minnie” Herning, whose own parents, Ernest Herning and Auguste Bischoff, were German emigrants. Mattie was the daughter of William Green Walker and Margaret Jane “Jennie” Liles.

Jason’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Tabitha Barnes.

Sources: Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandfather, Howard Lermond Everman – http://tdn.com

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Lorenzo Franklin Everman, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, George Washington Everman and Lydia Jane Davis – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara Berniece Watts, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Edwin Sanders Watts and Clara Irene Lermond – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Viola Marguerite (Burnham) Everman – http://tdn.com

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Burnham and Claretta Girt – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Burnham, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Stanley Burnham and Maria Seabrook Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Claretta Girt, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jason’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s mother, Diane Joyce (Phillips) Everman, to Gary Russell Sieber – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Jason’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Brantley “Dan” Phillips, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, William Ciphus Phillips – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Lucy Ellen Jones, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal grandmother, Irene Vera Wicht, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Richard Wicht and Mattie Pearl Walker – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Richard Wicht – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Friedrich Richard Wicht and Maria Emma Herning – https://www.familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Mattie Pearl Walker, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Scott Sundquist

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Scott Stanley Sundquist

Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 7, 1951

Ethnicity:
*Swedish (father)
*Danish (maternal grandfather)
*Dutch, English, French, German, Welsh, remote Scottish (maternal grandmother)

Scott Sundquist is an American musician. He is known as the former drummer for the American rock band Soundgarden, from 1985 to 1986, when he left the band to pursue a family life. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Jason Everman, Ben Shepherd, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto.

Scott’s mother, Mary J. (Simons), who was of half Danish descent, committed suicide by hanging at her home in Tacoma, Washington in 1958. Less than one year later, Scott’s father, Stanley Alfred Sundquist, who was of Swedish descent, remarried.

Scott was previously married to Cindy Sessions, with whom he has a son.

Scott’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Jöns Andersson Sundqvist (April 17, 1795, Undersåker, Jämtland – buried March 25, 1855, Undersåker).

Scott’s paternal grandfather was Jonas Alfred “Joe” Sundqvist (later Sundquist, the son of Johan Jönsson Sundqvist and Gunilla Jönsdotter). Jonas was a Swedish emigrant, from Hammerdal, Jämtland. Johan was the son of Jon Jönsson Sundqvist and Karin Eriksdotter Edlund. Gunilla was the daughter of Jöns Ersson and Greta Johansdotter.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Elma Katherine Matson (the daughter of Johannes Mattsson Sandgren, later John Matson, and of Catharina Magdalena “Karen” Eriksdotter). Johannes was a Swedish emigrant, from Degerfors, Örebro, and was the son of Matts Olofsson and Maria Margareta Karlsdotter. Catharina was also a Swedish emigrant, from Degerfors, and was the daughter of Erik Johansson and Magdalena Lovisa Jakobsdotter.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Harry Stanley Simons (the son of Andreas Simonsen, later Andrew Simons, and of Anna Mortensen). Andreas was a Danish emigrant, from Ølstrup, Bølling, Ringkøbing, and was the son of Simon Andersen and Ane Margrethe Tang Johansdatter. Scott’s great-grandmother Anna was also a Danish emigrant, from Thorstrup, Ribe, and was the daughter of Hans Mortensen and Johanne Jørgensdatter.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Carrie Louise Baker (the daughter of Charles Edward Baker and Mary Yates Burr). Charles was the son of Adam Andrew Baker and Ann Elizabeth Harrington. Scott’s great-grandmother Mary Yates was the daughter of Henry Tenbroeck Burr and Hannah Ladue.

Scott’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixteenth great-grandmother, Kateryn Wells, of Surrey, England.

Sources: Marriage record of Scott Sundquist, to Cindy Sessions – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Scott Sundquist, to Cindy (Sessions) Sundquist – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Scott’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Scott’s father, Stanley Alfred Sundquist, to Georgia M. Farrington – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Scott’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituaries of Scott’s father – http://www.colemanmortuary.net
http://www.tuellmckee.com

Birth record of Scott’s paternal grandfather, Jonas Alfred Sundqvist – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Scott’s paternal great-grandmother, Gunilla Jönsdotter – https://search.ancestry.com

Scott’s paternal grandmother, Elma Katherine Matson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Scott’s paternal great-grandfather, Johannes Mattsson Sandgren – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Scott’s paternal great-grandmother, Catharina Magdalena Eriksdotter – https://search.ancestry.com

Scott’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Scott’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Scott’s maternal grandfather, Harry Stanley Simons, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Scott’s maternal great-grandfather, Andreas Simonsen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Scott’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrew Simons – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Scott’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Mortensen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Scott’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna (Mortensen) Simons – https://www.familysearch.org

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Carrie Louise Baker, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Scott’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Edward Baker – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Scott’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Yates (Burr) Holt – https://www.familysearch.org

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Ben Shepherd

by Manila on December 13, 2017

Soundgarden – “Marvel’s The Avengers” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Hunter Benedict Shepherd

Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan

Date of Birth: September 20, 1968

Ethnicity: Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, 1/8th French-Canadian (including small amounts of Belgian [Walloon] and Breton), 1/8th Polish

Ben Shepherd is an American musician. He is known as the bassist for the American rock band Soundgarden. Other members of Soundgarden include or have included Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Jason Everman, Scott Sundquist, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto.

Ben’s father, Henry Bennett Shepherd, worked in the Nike missile program, and was born in Camden, Texas. Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Karen “Gay” (McMullen) Shepherd-MacKenzie, is a book teller, from Seattle, Washington.

Ben’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Philip Sheppard.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was Calaup Bennett Shepherd (the son of William Bennett “Willie” Shepherd and Bertha Evora Smith). William was the son of James Franklin Sheppard (later Shepherd) and Elizabeth Rebecca Magee. Bertha was the daughter of Jake B. Smith and Thena Thursia Youngblood.

Ben’s paternal grandmother was Louise Henrietta Kyle (the daughter of Hunter Henry Kyle and Lillian Louise Anita Sammons). Hunter was the son of Gaston Hunter Kyle and Jane Narcissus Ross. Lillian was the daughter of Hugh Mackdonel Sammons and English emigrant, Louise Emily Brown, of Holt, Wiltshire.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Ambrose McMullen (the son of John Edward McMullen and Clara Anne “Carrie” Forger). John was the son of Canadian emigrant, John Scanlon McMullen, of Kingston, Ontario, whose own parents, Bartley McMullen and Catherine Scanlon, were Scottish and Irish emigrants, respectively, though were likely both of Irish descent; and of Irish emigrant, Margaret Holland. Clara was the daughter of French-Canadian emigrant, Joseph Forget (Anglicized as Forger), of Joliette, Quebec, and of Sophia Gagnier, who was also of French-Canadian descent.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Cecilia Juanita Cummings (the daughter of Ira Ernest Cummings and Ione Anna Magdeline Kitowski). Ernest was the son of Alfred Benton “Fred” Cummings and Catherine Amanda Kennedy. Ione was the daughter of Polish emigrants, Tomasz Piotr (later Thomas Peter) Kitowski and Franciszka “Frances” Milanowska.

Sources: Marriage record of Ben’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Ben’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Obituary of Ben’s father – http://www.corriganfh.net

Death record of Ben’s paternal grandfather, Calaup Bennett Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-grandparents, William Bennett Shepherd and Bertha Evora Smith – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandfather, William Bennett Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandparents, James Franklin Shepherd and Elizabeth Rebecca Magee – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandmother, Bertha Evora (Smith) Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal grandmother, Louise Henrietta (Kyle) Shepherd – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ben’s paternal great-grandparents, Hunter Henry Kyle and Lillian Louise Anita Sammons – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s paternal great-grandfather, Hunter Henry Kyle – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Hugh Mackdonel Sammons and Louise Emily Brown – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Ben’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Louise Emily Brown – https://www.familysearch.org

Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Karen “Gay” McMullen, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s mother, Gabrielle Katherine (McMullen) Shepherd, to Douglas Ian MacKenzie – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (license)
https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (certificate)

Marriage record of Ben’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth Ambrose McMullen and Cecilia Juanita Cummings – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Ben’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth Ambrose McMullen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Ben’s maternal great-grandparents, John Edward McMullen and Clara Anne de Forger – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (return)
https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov (certificate)

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandfather, John Edward McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Anne Forger – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Anne (Forger) McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Cecilia Juanita (Cummings) McMullen – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandfather, Ira Ernest Cummings – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ben’s maternal great-grandmother, Ione Anna Magdeline (Kitowski) Cummings – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mike McCready

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Mike McCready – “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas Premiere – Arrivals – Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael David McCready

Place of Birth: Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1966

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandmother), German, Dutch, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Norwegian, as well as remote Cornish, French, and Powhatan Native American

Mike McCready is an American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist for the American grunge band Pearl Jam. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder.

He is the son of Louise Alice (Wiepke) Craig and Roy L. McCready. Mike is married to Ashley O’Connor, with whom he has three children.

Mike’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McCready (June 11, 1788, Ireland – September 22, 1851, Mosa, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada).

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Roy Allison McCready (the son of John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg). John was the son of Charles Sylvester McCready and Alice Eleanor Riggins. Joanna was the daughter of Canadian emigrants, Thomas Armstrong Gregg, of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, and Joanna Stuart Miller, of West Point, Prince Edward Island.

Mike’s paternal grandmother is Ina Katherine Kero (the daughter of Johan (later John) Sanfred “Fred” Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio). John was a Finnish emigrant, from Lohtaja (now part of Kokkola), Western Finland, and was the son of Juho Matinpoika Kero and Johanna Matintytär Perttula. Christina was also a Finnish immigrant, from Lapua, Western Finland, and was the daughter of Jaakko Juhanpoika Kallio and Maria Jaakontytär Huhtala.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Henry W. F. Wiepke (the son of Friederich W. H. “Fred” Wiepke and Elisabetha W. “Lizzie” Greyl). Friederich was a German immigrant, and was the son of Heinrich “Henry” Wiepke and Elisa Baumgarten. Mike’s great-grandmother Elisabetha was also a German immigrant, and was the daughter of Christoph Greyl and Margaretha Eckert.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Doris Lorraine Fletcher (the daughter of Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard). Earl was the son of English emigrants, Matthew Henry Fletcher and Louisa Smith, both of Dudley, Staffordshire (now part of West Midlands). Emma was the daughter of English emigrant James William Howard, of Bethnal Green, London, and Charlotte “Lottie” Elseth, whose own parents, John Christensen Steensrud (later Elseth) and Nicoline “Lena/Lina” Olsdatter Elseth, were Norwegian emigrants, from Solum (now part of Skien) and Skien, respectively in Telemark.

Sources: Marriage record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Birth record of Mike’s paternal grandfather, Roy Allison McCready – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s paternal great-grandmother, Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Ina Katherine (Kero) McCready, to Horace Milton Dixon – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Sanfred Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Sanfred Kero – http://www.sukuhistoria.fi

Birth record of Mike’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s mother, to Roland Michael Craig – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal grandparents, Henry W. F. Wiepke and Doris Lorraine Fletcher – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal grandfather, Henry W. F. Wiepke, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Friederich W. H. Wiepke and Elisabetha W. Greyl – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James William Howard and Charlotte Elseth – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen Steensrud – https://media.digitalarkivet.no (official)
https://media.digitalarkivet.no (copy)

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen (Steensrud) Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nicoline Olsdatter Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

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