Birth Name: John Henry Diehl
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 1, 1950
Ethnicity: German, smaller amounts of Irish and English, likely some French
John Diehl is an American film, television, and stage actor.
John is the son of Mary, a social worker, and John Diehl, a civil engineer. His father was of German, including Alsatian, descent. His mother had German, Irish, and English, as well as likely some French, ancestry. John is married to singer and songwriter Julie Christensen, with whom he has a son, Magnus, who is also an actor.
John’s paternal grandfather was Harry William Diehl (the son of Frank A. Diehl, Sr. and Marie Anne Rosalia/Rosalie Eppelé). Harry was born in Ohio. Frank was the son of German parents, Johann George Diehl, from Wernborn, Kreis Usingen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, and Maria Anna Becker, from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen. John’s great-grandmother Rosalia was born in Reichshoffen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, and was the daughter of Joseph Eppelé and Marie Hornback.
John’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Henrietta Kehm (the daughter of Anthony Kehm and Rosalia/Rosalie “Rose” Rohde). Agnes was born in Ohio. Anthony was the son of German parents, John Kehm/Kehns and Agnes Leipold. Rosalia was born in Marienburg, Wentorf bei Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the daughter of Martin Rohde.
John’s maternal grandfather was Paul Franklin Ringland (the son of William Franklin Ringland and Anna Caroline McCorkle). Paul was born in Illinois. William was the son of George Ringland and Margaret Rea. Anna was the daughter of James Fleming McCorkle and Rebecca Ann McCorkle.
John’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Mary Hesse (the daughter of John Frederick “Fred” Hesse, II and Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” See). Hazel was born in Ohio. John’s great-grandfather John was the son of German parents, John Frederick Hesse and Regina G. Nelson. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Henry See, Sr. and Hannah Maria Blangy.
Sources: Genealogies of John’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s father – http://www.hodappfuneralhome.com