Birth Name: Paul Andrew Richter
Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 28, 1966
Ethnicity: French (paternal grandmother), Swedish (maternal grandmother), German, English, remote Welsh
Andy Richter is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television personality. His paternal grandmother was of French descent. His maternal grandmother was of Swedish descent. His other ancestry is German, English, and remote Welsh.
Andy is married to actress and writer Sarah Thyre, with whom he has two children.
Andy’s paternal grandfather was Roy Arnold Richter (the son of Earnest/Ernest Julius Richter and Effa/Effie May/Mae Keagle). Roy was born in Illinois. Earnest was born in Germany, the son of Franz Richter and Minnie Scheibner. Effa was the daughter of George W./Harrison Keagle and Sophia Ann/Anna Shropshire.
Andy’s paternal grandmother Isabelle Choquet (the daughter of August/Angustice Choquet and Blanche Deruy). Isabelle was born in Kansas, to French parents. August was the son of Henri/Henry Choquet and Sophie Denneulin. Blanche was the daughter of Moise Deruy and Julia Veret.
Andy’s maternal grandfather was Glen Daniel Palmer (the son of Daniel Franklin Palmer and Hattie Amelia Healy). Glen was born in Illinois, and was from a family that had lived in the United States since the 1600s, with English ancestry. Andy’s great-grandfather Daniel was the son of Gordon Palmer and Betsey Eastman Kelly. Hattie was the daughter of William Henry Healy and Diantha L. Lyon.
Andy’s maternal grandmother was Grace Irene Lagerquist (the daughter of August Willem Lagerquist and Frieda/Frida Reiheld Anderson). Grace was born in Lahowkow, China, to Swedish parents. Frieda was the daughter of Anders Fredrik Andersson and Clara Lovisa Johanson.
Sources: Andy’s paternal grandfather, Roy Arnold Richter, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Andy’s paternal great-grandmother, Effa/Effie May/Mae (Keagle) Richter – https://www.familysearch.org
Andy’s paternal grandmother, Isabelle Choquet, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Andy’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com