Birth Name: Landon Timothy Donovan
Place of Birth: Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 4, 1982
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, distant German, Dutch, and Swiss-German, possibly other
Landon Donovan is an American professional soccer player. He is the manager, co-founder, and vice-president of soccer operations for USL Championship side San Diego Loyal SC.
Landon is the son of Donna and Tim Donovan, a semi-professional ice hockey player. His father is from Canada. Landon is married to Hannah Bartell, with whom he has two children. He has distant ancestors who were Amish and Mennonite.
Landon’s maternal grandfather was Rex Allen Kenney (the son of Roy Alfred Kenney and Mary Velura Alexander). Rex was born in Nebraska. Roy was born in Colorado, the son of William Walter Kenney and Caroline Ida Roth. Mary was born in Iowa, the daughter of Alfred Cleo Alexander and Laura Luella Doan.
Landon’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Ann Gesner (the daughter of Orris Hubert Gesner and Donna Edith Ferguson). Shirley was born in Kansas. Orris was born in Kansas, the son of John Herbert Gesner and Carlotta Jane Oldson, whose mother was the daughter of English parents. Donna was born in West Virginia, the daughter of Coleman Bowman Ferguson and Louisa Belle Murphy.
Sources: Genealogy of Landon Donovan (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Landon’s maternal grandparents, Rex Allen Kenney and Shirley Ann Gesner – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Landon’s maternal grandmother, Shirley Ann (Gesner) Kenney – https://findagrave.com