Birth Name: Jonathan Scott Frakes
Place of Birth: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 19, 1952
Ethnicity: German, some English
Jonathan Frakes is an American actor, author, and director. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and James R. Frakes. He is of German and English ancestry on his father’s side, and of German ancestry on his mother’s side. Many of his ancestors were Pennsylvania Dutch (Germans who lived in Pennsylvania).
Jonathan is married to actress Genie Francis.
Jonathan’s paternal grandfather was Byron Francis Fraikes/Frakes (the son of Frederick Orford Rhinehart Fraikes/Frakes and Jessie Reed). Frederick was of German descent, the son of Cyrus Frank Fraikes/Frakes and Emma Katherine. Jessie may have had English ancestry.
Jonathan’s paternal grandmother was Helen Elizabeth Weis (the daughter of Charles Joseph Weis and Anna E. Daly). Charles was the son of German parents, Charles Weis and Caroline Sheis, of Wurtemburg, Germany. Anna’s father was English.
Jonathan’s maternal grandfather was Charles William Yingling (the son of John Matthew Yingling and Anna May/Mae Ott). Charles was of German descent. John was the son of Joseph Augustine Yingling and Catherine/Katherine Anna Glass. Jonathan’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Andrew Ott and Jane Eichelberger.
Jonathan’s maternal grandmother was Esther Ethel Imler (the daughter of Lawrence Imler and Della Catherine Stambaugh). Esther was of German descent. Lawrence was the son of Joseph W. Imler and Elizabeth Pressell/Pressel. Della was the daughter of Michael Stambaugh and Margaret Berkheimer.
Sources: Genealogy of Jonathan Frakes – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Jonathan Frakes (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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