Birth Name: Kathryn McKinnon Berthold
Place of Birth: Sea Cliff, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 6, 1984
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, some Swiss-German and Irish
Kate McKinnon is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.
Kate is the daughter of Laura Campbell and Michael Berthold. Her sister is comedian Emily Lynne.
Kate’s paternal grandfather is William K./H. Berthold (the son of Herman Berthold and Anna Sieferman). William was born in New York. Herman was German. Anna was born in New York, the daughter of German parents, Herrmann Siefermann and Anna Herrlich, and was raised by relatives, William Sieferman and Agnes.
Kate’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Frances Sickinger/Siekinger (the daughter of Joseph Sickinger and Julia Susslin). Evelyn was born in New York, to a father from Baden, Germany, and a mother who was Swiss, of Swiss-German descent. Joseph was the son of Reinhold Sickinger and Maria Schreok. Julia was the daughter of Matt/May Susslin and Eva Gaulglir.
Kate’s maternal grandfather was John Huggan Aiken Campbell (the son of Neil Black Campbell and Catherine McKinnon). John was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Neil was the son of Duncan Campbell and Janet Black.
Kate’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Irene Schneider (the daughter of Robert Philip Schneider and Helen Irene Sperling). Evelyn was born in New York. Robert was the son of George Schneider, who was German, and of Margaretha Josephina Schneider, who was born in New York, to German parents. Helen was the daughter of Theodore Sperling, who was German, and of Margaret C. Myles, who was of Irish descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Kate McKinnon (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Kate’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Frances Sickinger/Siekinger, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Evelyn Frances Sickinger/Siekinger on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org