Julie Bowen

Bowen in 2011, image via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 3, 1970

Ethnicity: German, as well as Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French

Julie Bowen is an American actress and model. Her roles include Modern Family, Happy Gilmore, An American Werewolf in Paris, and Hubie Halloween.

Julie is the daughter of Suzanne and John Alexander Luetkemeyer, Jr., a commercial real estate developer. She has deep roots in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with many prominent ancestors. Julie has three children with her former husband, real estate and software developer Scott Phillips.

Julie’s paternal grandfather was John Alexander Luetkemeyer (the son of Gustave W. Luetkemeyer and Julie E. Lueke). John was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Gustave was born in Ohio, to German parents, Henry William Luetkemeyer, from Stemwede, Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Helen Henninger, from Bayern, Staudach-Egerndach, Upper Bavaria. Julie’s great-grandmother Julie was born in Ohio, to German parents, John Henry Lueke, from Steinfeld, Lower Saxony, and Mary Elizabeth Ruhr, from Rahden, Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Julie’s paternal grandmother was Anne Austin McLanahan (the daughter of Austin McLanahan and Romaine Lemoyne). Anne was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Julie’s great-grandfather Austin was the son of Thomas Johnston McLanahan, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Rebekah A. Austin. Julie’s great-grandmother Romaine’s father, John V. Le Moyne (John Valcoulon LeMoyne), was a Democratic Party politician, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from May 6, 1876 to March 3, 1877; his own father, Francis Julius LeMoyne, was a medical doctor and philanthropist from Washington, Pennsylvania. Romaine’s mother, Julie’s great-great-grandmother Julia N. Murray, was also of mostly Scots-Irish/Northern Irish heritage. Her father, Magnus Miller Murray, was Mayor of Pittsburgh, from 1828 to 1830, and from 1831 to 1832. Magnus’s father was Commodore Alexander Murray, who served in the Continental Navy, the Continental Army, and later the U.S. Navy, during the American Revolutionary War, the Quasi-War with France, and the First Barbary War in North Africa. Julia’s grandfather, Julie’s other great-great-great-great-grandfather John Wilkins, Jr., was a U.S. Army officer who served as Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army, from 1796 to 1802.

Julie’s maternal grandfather was Charles Daniel Frey, Jr. (the son of Charles Daniel Frey and Mary/Mollie Ross Burch). Julie’s grandfather Charles was born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Julie’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Daniel Frey, who was born in Homer, Cortland, New York, to German parents, and of Eleanor/Elenora/Nora/Leana Augusta “Nora” Sten/Stone, whose parents were Irish. Mary was the daughter of William R. Burch and Sophia F. Mooney.

Julie’s maternal grandmother was Sue Kingsley Carl (the daughter of Walter Alvin Carl and Sue Kingsley Bowen). Julie’s grandmother Sue was born in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Walter was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Alvin Carl, who was born in Germany, and of Augusta D. Bloess, whose parents were German, with her father having been from Altona, Denmark. Julie’s great-grandmother Sue was the daughter of Samuel Bispham Bowen and Emma Virginia Wright.

Sources: Genealogies of Julie Bowen – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Birth record of Julie’s maternal grandfather, Charles Daniel Frey – https://familysearch.org

Julie’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Daniel Frey, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Daniel Frey and Eleanor/Elenora/Nora/Leana Augusta “Nora” Sten/Stone, on the 1885 Colorado State Census – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Replying to cdonorab: “Correction. Julie also has Swedish ancestry as well. Her great grandmother Eleanora Stone Frey was the daughter of a couple from Sweden.”

    Freepages credibly lists Stone as the daughter of Irish immigrants, not Swedish. Where did you see Swedish?

  2. J.J. says:

    her eye color is green (forest green) and her hair color is dyed dark/sandy blonde (most likely light brown naturally)

  3. sadie says:

    Julie is a beautiful woman, very talented, and petite.

  4. I love you, Roger Scientist says:

    Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, and Sarah Hyland are all beautiful. I love Modern Family.

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