Birth Name: Arielle Caroline Kebbel
Place of Birth: Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 19, 1985
*father – German, distant Swiss-German
*mother – German, English
Arielle Kebbel is an American actress and model. Her roles include John Tucker Must Die, The Grudge 2, Aquamarine, and The Uninvited, among many other films, and series.
Her mother Sheri is a talent manager.
Arielle’s paternal grandfather was William R. Kebbel (the son of Friedrich Otto “Fred” Kebbel and Anna S. Marchert). William was born in Illinois, the son of ethnic German emigrants, from Poland/Lithuania. Friedrich was the son of August Friedrich Kebbel and Bertha Auguste Feitusch. Anna was the daughter of Josef Marchert and Helene Magdalene Kebbel.
Arielle’s paternal grandmother was Jean Helen Schultze (the daughter of John Charles Schultze, Sr. and Helen Karoline/Colleen Schroeppel). Jean was born in Illinois, of German descent. John was the son of Charles W. Schultze and Marie E. Fischer. Helen was the daughter of Albert Henry Schroeppel and Ida Anne Barbara Becker.
Arielle’s biological maternal grandfather is James Douglas Kidd (the son of Robert Hamilton Kidd and Marie Viar). James was born in Fairfax, Virginia. Robert was the son of James B. Kidd (the son of James William T. Kidd and Nancy/Nannie S. Phillips) and Estelle L. Wray (the daughter of Robert H. Wray and Pauline E. Purvis).
Arielle’s maternal grandmother was Ann Caroline Gorham (the daughter of Leonard C. Gorham and Caroline M. Kast). Ann was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Leonard was born in Virginia, the son of Samuel Gorham, who had English ancestry, and of Elizabeth C. Krause, who was of German descent. Arielle’s great-grandmother Caroline was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Frank Charles Kast, Sr. and Mary Catherine Schlag, who were of German origin.
Arielle is a second cousin, once removed, of actor Bryan Cranston. Arielle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Josef Marchert and Helene Magdalene Kebbel, were also Bryan’s maternal great-grandparents. The two are also more distantly related through Arielle’s patrilineal line.
Sources: Arielle’s paternal grandfather, William R. Kebbel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Arielle’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Josef Marchert and Helene Magdalene Kebbel – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Arielle’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother) – http://www.stltoday.com
Obituary of Arielle’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) – http://www.altondailynews.com
Arielle’s maternal great-grandfather, James Douglas Kidd – Information from Kebbel family member
Birth record of Arielle’s maternal step-great-grandmother, Adeline Emma Hock/Hoch – https://familysearch.org
Arielle’s maternal step-great-grandmother, Adeline Emma Hock/Hoch, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Arielle’s maternal step-great-grandmother, Adeline Emma (Hock/Hoch) Goetz – http://archives.starbulletin.com
Arielle’s maternal great-grandfather, Leonard C. Gorham, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Arielle’s maternal great-grandmother, Caroline M. Kast, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Arielle’s maternal great-grandmother, Caroline M. (Kast) Gorham Marshall – http://www.legacy.com
Wait, how does Adeline Emma Hock fit into her tree? Links say it’s her great-grandmother, but she doesn’t appear anywhere on the text.
It looks like ethnic got an e-mail from Kebbel’s relatives that her grandfather was her grandmother’s first husband, and changed the text. It’s definitely correct. So the Hock line is her stepgrandfather’s ancestry.
Does that mean she’s not Austrian/Czech?
The more time I spend on this site, the more I think there is a just very small number of people living in Austria.
I’m in Austria often. It does feel as if though I’m still in Bosnia when I’m there, to be honest.
Many people do live there, it’s just that almost none of them are Austrian.
Then why didn’t they just call it something else?
I’ve been in Austria several times and the answer is no (I know you were joking).
Simply immigrants from “Austria” to U.S. were rarely ethnic Austrians as their surnames suggest.