Birth Name: Kristen Joy Schaal
Place of Birth: Longmont, Colorado, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1978
*English, German, Dutch (mother)
Kristen Schaal is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Her roles include The Last Man on Earth, Bob’s Burgers, BoJack Horseman, The Daily Show, and Bill & Ted Face the Music, among many other works.
She was raised on her family’s cattle ranch near Boulder. Kristen’s father’s family were ethnic Germans, of the Lutheran faith, who lived in Russia for many generations. Kristen’s mother has English, German, and Dutch ancestry. Her surname is pronounced shôl.
Kristen is married to writer and producer Rich Blomquist, with whom she has a daughter.
Kristen’s paternal grandfather was Carl Andrew Schaal (the son of Samuel Schaal and Dorothea “Dora” Bauder). Carl was born in Bethune, Colorado. Samuel was born in Teplitz, Bess, South Russia, the son of Johannas Schaal and Maria Barbara Kehrer. Dorothea was born in Seabach, Russia, the daughter of Andreas Bauder and Christina Ottenbacher.
Kristen’s paternal grandmother was Martha Marie Schlichenmayer (the daughter of John Schlichenmayer and Anna Jacober). Martha was born in Bethune, Colorado. John was born in Birsula, South Russia, the son of Jacob Schlichenmayer and Margaretha Kiensle. Anna was born in Glueckstahl, South Russia, the daughter of John Jacober and Marie Matteis.
Kristen’s maternal grandfather was William Newton Hood (the son of Thurman E. Hood and Marie Duwa). William was born in Iowa. Thurman had English ancestry, and was the son of James Siminous Hood and Mary C. Linn. Marie was of German descent, and was the daughter of Joseph Edward Duwa and Edeth M. Freund.
Kristen’s maternal grandmother was named Alice J.
Sources: Genealogy of Kristen’s paternal grandfather, Carl Andrew Schaal – http://www.nathankramer.com
Genealogy of Kristen’s paternal grandmother, Martha Marie Schlichenmayer – http://www.nathankramer.com
Kristen’s maternal grandfather, William Newton Hood, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kristen’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Siminous Hood (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Kristen’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Edeth M. Freund (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com