Birth Name: Hugh Charles Krampe
Date of Birth: April 19, 1925
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: September 5, 2016
Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% British Isles [English, Scottish]
Hugh O’Brian was an American actor and humanitarian. His roles included the series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Search.
He was the son of Edith Lillian and Hugh John Krampe, a U.S. Marine Corps officer. He was married to Virginia Barber, until his death. He had a son with photographer Adina Etkes.
Hugh’s paternal grandfather was Frederick A. “Fred” Krampe (the son of John/Joseph Krampe and Marie Gerdis/Gudes). Frederick was German.
Hugh’s paternal grandmother was named Wilhelmina C. “Minnie” Oldenburger/Ohlenberger/Oldenberger (the daughter of Johannes Ohlenberger and Elizabeth). Wilhelmina was German, born in Bremen.
Hugh’s maternal grandfather was Leo/Leon Marks (the son of Issac/Isaac Marks and Minnetta/Minetta Wise). Leo was born in Ohio, to German Jewish parents, from Bavaria and Alsace, respectively.
Hugh’s maternal grandmother was Mary Alice Luker (the daughter of John Stuart Luker and Mary Jane Gullett). Hugh’s grandmother Mary Alice was born in Bartholomew, Indiana, and had English and Scottish ancestry. John was the son of Charles S. Luker and Alice Carr/Karr. Hugh’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of Thomas Gullett and Mary Garrison.
Sources: Genealogies of Hugh O’Brian – https://www.familysearch.org
Hugh’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Hugh’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Hugh’s maternal grandmother, Mary Alice Luker, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mary Alice Luker on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Information about Hugh’s maternal great-grandparents, John Stuart Luker and Mary Jane Gullett – http://findagrave.com
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