Daniel von Bargen
Date of Birth: June 5, 1950
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Death: March 1, 2015
Place of Death: Montgomery, Ohio, U.S.
*father – German
*mother – English, small amount of Welsh and Melungeon/African-American
Daniel von Bargen was an American actor.
Daniel’s paternal grandfather was Christ A. Von Bargen (the son of Christ Von Bargen and Ida/Ada Niemeier/Niemeyer). Daniel’s grandfather Christ was born in Ohio, to German parents.
Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Minnie Reiners (the daughter of John Reiners and Anna Kuehne/Koehne). Minnie was born in Ohio, also to German parents.
Daniel’s maternal grandfather was William Leonard Bustle (the son of Willis Shelby Bustle/Bussell and Laura Alice Whitaker). William was born in Kentucky. Willis was the son of George Washington Bussell and Frances/Francis Carpenter. Laura was the daughter of William Riley Whiteaker and Sarah Jane Barnes.
Daniel’s maternal grandmother was Clara Debra Cope (the daughter of Cornelius Neal Cope and Sarah Frances Denham). Clara was born in Kentucky. Cornelius was the son of Caleb Cope and Deborah/Debby/Debie Moore. Sarah was the daughter of James David Denham and Clarissa “Clara” Browning.
Daniel’s great-great-grandfather James was listed as “mulatto” on several U.S. Censuses, 1850, 1860, and 1880, as was his daughter Sarah. They were likely of Melungeon background.
Sources: Genealogy of Daniel’s mother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Daniel’s maternal grandmother, Clara Debra Cope, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Daniel’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Frances Denham, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org