Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: May 7, 1992
*German, Belgian (father)
*English, Scottish, German, Jersey/Channel Islander (mother)
Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian model, actor, and singer. His mother, Sharlene Martin, is an actress, and his father, Harald Horst Ludwig, is a businessman.
Alexander’s paternal grandparents were German and Belgian, respectively. Alexander’s mother, whose family has lived in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, for many generations, has English, Scottish, German, and Jersey (Channel Islander) ancestry.
Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Dieter/Deiter Ludwig (the son of Karl Richard Ludwig and Marthe Ottilie Zimmermann/Zimmerman). Dieter was born in Danzig, Germany.
Alexander’s paternal grandmother was named Rosa Braeckman. Rosa was born in Antwerp, Belgium.
Alexander’s maternal grandfather is Fred Martin (the son of Colin Thomas Martin and Margaret Jane Foy). Colin was born in Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Frederick John Stuart Martin and Violet Evangeline Forder, who was from Auckland, New Zealand. Margaret was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, the daughter of Joseph Foy and Margaret Frances Constance McVittie Graham.
Alexander’s maternal grandmother is Marilyn Cook (the daughter of Edward Clarence “Clay” Koch/Cook and Elsie Margaret Brown). Clarence was born in Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, the son of Edward Ezra Koch/Cook, who was of German descent, and of Anna/Ann May “Margaret” Smith, whose parents were Scottish, from Ross and Cromarty. Alexander’s great-grandmother Elsie was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Charles Brown, who was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, and of Elsie Susan Valpy, who was born on St. Mary, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, to parents with roots on Grouville, Jersey.
Sources: Genealogy of Alexander Ludwig (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Alexander’s matrilineal great-grandmother, Elsie Margaret (Brown) Cook – http://www.legacy.com