Birth Name: Verne J. Troyer
Place of Birth: Sturgis, Michigan
Date of Birth: January 1, 1969
Ethnicity: German (including some Swiss-German)
Verne Troyer is an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer. While both sides of his family have lived in the United States since the 1700s, he is still of entirely German descent (including some Swiss-German). His family has an Amish background.
Verne’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Nicholas Troyer, who was born, c. 1550, in Switzerland. The Troyer family lived in Trub Valley, Emmental, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.
Verne’s paternal grandfather was Reuben J. Troyer (the son of John Harrison Troyer and Susanna Yutzy). John was the son of Jeremiah J. Troyer and Veronica/Fannie J. Bontrager. Susanna was the daughter of Jonas R. Yutzy and Mary Miller.
Verne’s paternal grandmother was Mattie M. Miller (the daughter of Moses P. Miller and Susanna C. Miller). Moses was the son of Christian C. Miller and Polly Plank. Susanna was the daughter of Christian F. Miller and Magdalena/Mattie Hostetler.
Verne’s maternal grandfather was Verne Edward Yoder (the son of Joseph J. Yoder and Susanna B. Hochstetler). Joseph was the son of Joseph S. Yoder and Mary Borkholder. Susanna was the daughter of Benjamin E. Hochstetler and Mary Kline.
Verne’s maternal grandmother was Miriam J. Bontrager (the daughter of John M. Bontrager and Elizabeth Mullet). John was the son of Manasses E. Bontrager and Veronica/Fannie Miller. Elizabeth was the daughter of Benedict B. Mullet and Miriam S. Hershberger.
Obituary of Verne’s paternal grandmother, Mattie M. (Miller) Troyer – http://www.goshennews.com
Genealogy of Verne’s maternal grandfather, Verne Edward Yoder – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Verne’s maternal grandmother, Miriam J. Bontrager – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Verne’s maternal grandmother, Miriam J. (Bontrager) Yoder – http://boards.ancestry.com
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