Birth Name: Ian Sebastian Keaggy
Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 16, 1987
Ethnicity: Irish, German, English, some Scottish, 1/32 Swiss-German, remote Dutch, Welsh, and French
Ian Keaggy is an American singer, songwriter, musician, writer, and producer. He was previously the bass guitarist of the pop band Hot Chelle Rae. Other members of the band are Jamie Follese, Ryan Follese, and Nash Overstreet.
Ian is the son of Bernadette and musician Phil Keaggy. Ian’s mother is of one half German and one sixteenth Irish descent, with the rest being English, Scottish, and remote Welsh, Dutch, and French. Ian’s father is of one half Irish, one quarter German, and one sixteenth Swiss-German descent, with the rest being English, Scottish, and remote Dutch.
Ian’s surname originates in Switzerland, from his great-great-great-grandfather, John B. Keaggy, a Swiss-German immigrant who was born in 1808. The name was originally spelled Kägy or Kegi.
Ian’s paternal grandfather was James Henderson Keaggy (the son of David Henderson Keaggy, Jr. and Emma Esther Steck). James was born in Pennsylvania. David was born in West Virginia, and was the son of David H. Keaggy and Sarah J. Henderson. Emma was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, George Steck and Margaret Rader/Racer.
Ian’s paternal grandmother was Marguerite/Margueritte Alice Harryhill (the daughter of Martin Andrew Harryhill and Nellie Guyton). Marguerite was born in Pennsylvania. Martin was born in Ohio, to Irish parents. Nellie was born in Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents.
Ian’s maternal grandfather was Victor Leo Markwell (the son of Victor Leo Markwell and Cecilia/Cecillia/Celia Catherine Dillion). Ian’s grandfather Victor was born in Kansas. Ian’s great-grandfather Victor was the son of Sylvanus Asbury Markwell and Jennie. Cecilia was the daughter of Michael Dillon, whose father was Irish, and of Carrie, whose father was English.
Ian’s maternal grandmother was Bernadette F. “Bernie” German (the daughter of Alexander German and Katharina/Katherine Hauth). Bernadette was born in Akron, Ohio, to ethnic German parents from Stanišić, Serbia. Katharina was the daughter of Nikolaus Hauth and Rosalia Oppelt.
Sources: Ian’s paternal grandparents, James Henderson Keaggy and Marguerite/Margueritte Alice Harryhill, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ian’s paternal grandfather, James Henderson Keaggy – http://www.robertfgray.com
Ian’s paternal grandfather, James Henderson Keaggy, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ian’s paternal great-grandfather, David Henderson Keaggy – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Ian’s paternal grandmother, Marguerite/Margueritte Alice Harryhill, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ian’s maternal great-grandfather, Victor Leo Markwell (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ian’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Sylvanus Asbury Markwell – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Ian’s maternal great-grandmother, Cecilia/Cecillia/Celia Catherine Dillion, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Ian’s maternal grandmother, Bernadette F. (German) Markwell – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Ian’s maternal great-grandmother, Katharina/Katherine Hauth (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com