Katherine Kelly Lang

Lang in 2016, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Katherine Kelly Wegeman

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 25, 1961

Ethnicity: German, one quarter Norwegian, some English

Katherine Kelly Lang is an American actress. She is known for her role on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Katherine is the daughter of Judy Lang (Judith Hylah Lang), an actress, and Keith R. Wegeman (Keith Richard Wegeman), an Olympic ski jumper, who competed in 1952. Her grandfather was cinematographer Charles Lang. She has two children with her former husband Skott Snider, and a daughter with her former husband Alex D’Andrea.

Katherine’s paternal grandfather was Alvin August Carl Wegeman (the son of Otto A. Wegemann/Wegeman and Lisaina G. Lange). Katherine’s grandfather Alvin was born in Wisconsin, of German descent. Otto was the son of August Wegemann and Pauline.

Katherine’s paternal grandmother was Bessie Pearl Williams (the daughter of The Rev. Peter Oswald Williams and Bergit Pearl “Bessie” Bean). Katherine’s grandmother Bessie was born in Wisconsin. The Rev. Peter was born in Illinois, the son of Norwegian parents, Ole Williamson, from Hjelmeland, Hjelmeland, Rogaland, and Christine/Kristi Sagaard Pedersdatter Vaula, from Grønevold/Grønnevold, Vaula, Strand, Rogaland. Katherine’s great-grandmother Bergit was born in Iowa, the daughter of Gjermund/Germund Olsen Galten/Bøen/Bean and Tora “Thora” Olsdotter Nisi, who were from Gransherad, Notodden, Telemark, Norway.

Katherine’s maternal grandfather was Charles Lang (Charles Bryant Lang, Jr., the son of Charles Bryant Lang, Sr. and Mary Gertrude Jones). Katherine’s grandfather Charles was born in Utah. Katherine’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of German parents, George/Joseph Lang and Margaretha. Mary Gertrude was the son of a Canadian father, William S. Jones, whose parents were born in New York, and of an English mother, Sarah Ann Bingham, from Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Katherine’s maternal grandmother was Hylah May Stocoum (the daughter of parents surnamed Stocoum/Stocum and Milaty). Hylah was born in California. The surnames Stocum and Milaty are German.

Sources: Genealogy of Katherine Kelly Lang – https://www.geni.com

Katherine’s maternal grandfather, Charles Bryant Lang, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Katherine’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Gertude Jones, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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