Birth Name: Karlie Elizabeth Kloss
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 3, 1992
Ethnicity: German, as well as 1/8th Danish, possibly 1/8th Polish
Karlie Kloss is an American model and entrepreneur.
Karlie is the daughter of Tracy (Fares) and Kurt Kloss. Karlie’s father is of one quarter Danish, and the rest German, and possibly one quarter Polish, descent. Karlie’s mother has German ancestry.
Karlie is married to businessperson and investor Joshua Kushner. Karlie is a convert to Orthodox Judaism, Joshua’s religion.
Karlie’s paternal grandfather is Bernard V. Kloss (the son of Theodore Kloss and Ella Dorthea Viejen). Bernard was born in Pennsylvania. Theodore was born in Poland, and was of either ethnic Polish or German descent. Ella was born in Denmark, the daughter of Jens Johan Jensen Viejen and Christine Maria Jorgensen.
Karlie’s paternal grandmother is Stella May Helmstetter (the daughter of Earl William Helmstetter and Mary R. Ernst). Stella was born in Maryland, and has German ancestry. Earl was the son of William Helmstetter and Louisa D. Reinhardt.
Karlie’s maternal grandfather was LeRoy/Roy W. Fares (the son of Leroy C. Fares and Minnie Strunk). Karlie’s grandfather Leroy was born in Missouri, and had German ancestry. Karlie’s great-grandfather Leroy was the son of George Fletcher Fares and Ida Rosetta Comer.
Karlie’s maternal grandmother was Florence A. Stroh (the daughter of John H. Stroh and Marie). Florence was born in Illinois. She was raised in Missouri, and also had German ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Karlie Kloss – https://www.geni.com
Karlie’s paternal grandfather, Bernard V. Kloss, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Karlie’s paternal great-grandparents, Theodore Kloss and Ella Dorthea Viejen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Karlie’s maternal grandmother, Florence A. (Stroh) Fares – http://www.memorialsolutions.com