Diedrich Bader

Bader in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Karl Diedrich Bader

Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 24, 1966

Ethnicity: German, Irish

Diedrich Bader is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian.

Diedrich is the son of sculptor Gretta Bader (born Margaret Marie Lange) and political activist William B. Bader (born William Banks Bader), who was Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, from November 18, 1999 to January 20, 2001. He is married to actress Dulcy Rogers, with whom he has two children.

Diedrich’s paternal grandfather was Edward Lawrence Bader, Jr. (the son of Edward Lawrence Bader, Sr. and Katherine/Kathryn A. Holvick). Diedrich’s grandfather Edward was born in New Jersey. Diedrich’s great-grandfather Edward L. Bader was a politician, who served as the Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 1920 to 1927. He was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel Bader, who was from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and of Sarah F. Boyle, who was from Scotland, and likely had Irish ancestry. Diedrich’s great-grandmother Katherine was born in New Jersey, and was the daughter of John Holvick, who was from Prussia/Germany, and of Anna/Annie, who was Irish.

Diedrich’s paternal grandmother was Mary Celeste Burkard (the daughter of William Henry Burkard/Berkhard and Mary Loyola McGrath). Diedrich’s grandmother Mary Celeste was born in New Jersey. William was born in New Jersey, to a father from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Charles L. Burkard/Berkhard, and a mother from Ireland, Mary A. Feltus. Diedrich’s great-grandmother Mary Loyola was the daughter of John McGrath and Josephine.

Diedrich’s maternal grandfather was named John D. Lange (the son of Tonjes August Lange and Marie). John was born in New York, to German parents.

Diedrich’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret K. Margaret was born in New Jersey.

Sources: Genealogy of Diedrich Bader (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Obituary of Diedrich’s father – http://www.washingtonpost.com

Diedrich’s paternal grandfather, Edward Lawrence Bader, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diedrich’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Lawrence Bader and Katherine/Kathryn A. Holvick – http://www.wikitree.com

Obituary of Diedrich’s mother – http://www.washingtonpost.com

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