Birth Name: Alexander John Koch
Place of Birth: Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 24, 1988
Alexander Koch is an American actor.
Alexander has stated:
[My surname is of] German descent, but my background’s all mixed up: German, Lebanese, amongst other things. I’m a mutt, which is always the best.
Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Joseph William Koch (the son of Joseph W. Koch and Catherine/Katherine “Katie” Pfarr). Alexander’s grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Alexander’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Joseph Koch and Walburga. Catherine was born in Pennsylvania, also to German parents, John Pfarr and Caroline Kistner.
Alexander’s paternal grandmother was Catherine/Katherine Abraham (the daughter of Elias Abraham and Mary T. Chuha/Cuho). Catherine was born in Pennsylvania. Elias was born in Lebanon, the son of Abraham Abraham and Karima. Mary was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Slovakia, Andrew Chuha and Helen/Ellen Brutovsky.
Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Armando “Armand” Gravina (the son of Leopoldo “Leopold” Gravina and Angela/Angelina DeFelice). Armando was born in Ceprano, province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Leopoldo was also born in Ceprano. Angela was born in Pastena, province of Frosinone, the daughter of Gaudiose DeFelice and Giovannina Corpolongo.
Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Caroline Bonino (the daughter of Giovanni Battista “John” Bonino and Mary Ann/Anne Simm). Evelyn was born in Indiana. Giovanni was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, the son of Pietro Bonino, who was from Ivrea, and of Carolina Elinna, who was from Turin. Mary Ann was born in England, the daughter of James Simm and Caroline Gaskell, who were from Lancashire.
Sources: Alexander’s father on the 1950 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Alexander’s paternal great-grandparents, Elias Abraham and Mary T. Chuha/Cuho – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Alexander Koch (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Alexander’s maternal grandfather, Armando “Armand” Gravina – https://findagrave.com