Birth Name: Kathleen Marie Ireland
Place of Birth: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 20, 1963
*father – English
*maternal grandfather – German, English
*maternal grandmother – Norwegian
Kathy Ireland is an American model, actress, author, and entrepreneur.
She is the daughter of Barbara and John Ireland. Her father was born in Liverpool, England, and her mother was American, from California. She is married to physician Greg Olsen, with whom she has three children.
Kathy’s paternal grandfather was named Isaac Ireland.
Kathy’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Arnold.
Kathy’s maternal grandfather was August Henry Niemann (the son of August Henry Niemann and Minerva Eleanor Stephans). Kathy’s great-grandfather August was the son of Hermann Heinrich August Niemann, who was German, and Anna Katharina Neuner, whose parents were German. Minerva was the daughter of Bascom Asbury Stephens and Minerva Mary Overshiner.
Kathy’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Camilla Larsen (the daughter of Gottlieb August Larsen and Petra C. Pedersen/Petersen). Gladys was born in New York, to Norwegian parents, from Bergen. Gottlieb was the son of Johan Larsen and Sophie Hild. Petra was the daughter of Peder Pedersen and Anne Torstensen.
Sources: Obituary of Kathy’s father – https://www.legacy.com
Kathy’s maternal grandmother, Gladys Camilla Larsen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Gladys on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage records of Kathy’s great-grandparents, Gottlieb August Larsen and Petra C. Pedersen – https://www.familysearch.org
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