Kari Lake

Birth Name: Kari Ann Lake

Place of Birth: Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 23, 1969

Ethnicity: Norwegian (one quarter), French-Canadian (one quarter), Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh

Kari Lake is an American politician and television news anchor. She has been a Republican since 2012.

Kari is the daughter of Sheila, a nurse, and Larry Lake, a teacher and football and basketball coach. She was raised in Iowa, attending high school in Eldridge. She is married to Jeff Halperin, with whom she has two children. Kari previously identified as Buddhist, and is now a Christian.

Kari’s paternal grandfather was Victor Augustus Lake (the son of Albert Crook Lake and Rosella Belle Salmon). Victor was born in Wisconsin. Albert was the son of English parents, John R. Lake, from Devonshire, and Charlotte Crook. Rosella was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Salmon and Remeberance Baltzell.

Kari’s paternal grandmother was named Olga Maria Bergh (the daughter of Sever M. Bergh and Randi). Olga’s parents were Norwegian.

Kari’s maternal grandfather was Sylvester William McGuire (the son of Peter Edward McGuire and Rosanna Mae Riley). Sylvester was born in Iowa. Peter was the son of Irish parents, John J. McGuire, from County Fermanagh, and Mary McKiernan. Rosanna was the daughter of James Riley, who was Irish, and of Phebe Ann Geddes.

Kari’s maternal grandmother was Alice Isabella Fernette (the daughter of John Peter Fernette and Mary Christina Cota). Alice was born in Wisconsin. John was the son of French-Canadian parents, from Québec, Pierre Fernette Peter and Marie Clotilde LaVallee. Kari’s great-grandmother Mary was also the daughter of French-Canadian parents from Québec, Joseph H. Cota and Marie Claire Martel.

Source: Genealogy of Kari Lake – https://gw.geneanet.org

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