Jessica Cauffiel

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Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1976

Ethnicity: Polish (paternal grandmother), English, some German, Scottish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish

Jessica Cauffiel is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Deborah and Lowell Cauffiel (Lowell Joseph Cauffiel), an author.

Jessica’s paternal grandmother was of Polish descent. Jessica’s other ancestry is English, with some German, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish).

Jessica’s paternal grandfather was Lowell J. Cauffiel (the son of Joseph Lowell Cauffiel and Elda Claire Bevard). Jessica’s grandfather Lowell was born in Ohio, to a father from Pennsylvania and a mother from Ohio. Joseph was the son of James Hammer Cauffiel and Jennie/Jane Elizabeth Sellers. Elda was the daughter of John H. Bevard and Alice L. Montgomery.

Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Ursula Irene Zulka (the daughter of Wajciech/George Zulka and Thecla/Tekla/Tillie Kwasek). Ursula was a Polish-American community leader. Wajciech was born in Ohio, to Polish parents, Frank Zulka and Mary Szyperska. Thecla was Polish.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather was John Winfield Fordyce (the son of Chester Fordyce and Roxie/Roxanne L. Chandler). Chester was the son of Winfield Fordyce and Mariam Fell. Roxie was the daughter of John Jesse Chandler and Ruth Anna/Ann Bales.

Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Kathryn Scovel (the daughter of Calvin Loren Scovel and Gertrude “Byrl” Stephenson). Calvin was the son of Loren Lewis Scovel and Alta Clinkenbeard. Gertrude was the daughter of Enos Leonard Stephenson and Ida Jane Braggs.

Sources: Genealogy of Jessica Cauffiel (focusing on her father’s side) –

Jessica’s paternal grandfather, Lowell J. Cauffiel, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Ursula Irene Zulka, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jessica’s maternal grandfather, John Winfield Fordyce –

Obituary of Jessica’s maternal grandmother, Kathryn (Scovel) Fordyce –

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