Birth Name: Matthew Alan Santos
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: December 28, 1982
*37.5% Filipino [including Spanish]
*25% Bohemian Czech
*25% Finnish, with some Norwegian
Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer, songwriter, musician, and painter. He is featured on Lupe Fiasco’s track Superstar. He can play piano and guitar.
Matthew’s paternal grandfather is named Kenneth Dionysio Santos. Kenneth was born in Manila, the Philippines, and was listed as “white” on the 1940 U.S. Census.
Matthew’s paternal grandmother is Bessie Paschal “Bess” Epperly (the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Epperly and Basilisa/Bascilisa Garcia). Bessie was born in Manila, the Philippines. Samuel was born in Missouri, the son of Samuel Newton Epperly and Sarah Izerine Taylor. He was listed as “white” on the 1920 U.S. Census. Basilisa was born in the Philippines, and was listed as “Filipino” on the 1920 U.S. Census.
Matthew’s maternal grandfather is Vernon Dominic/Dominick Svec (the son of Dominic/Dominik Svec and Emma Johnson). Vernon was born in Wisconsin. Matthew’s great-grandfather Dominic was born in Lanškroun, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, the son of Josef Svec and Annie Janovec/Yanovec. Emma was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Lanškroun, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Jan “John” Jansa and Eleanor Maresh.
Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Vera Miranda Mattson (the daughter of Leander Mattson/Mattesson and Mary Johnson). Vera was born in Minnesota. Leander was born in Finland, and was listed as a Finnish speaker on the 1930 U.S. Census. Mary was born in Michigan, to a father from Finland and a mother from Norway.
Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandmother, Bessie Paschal “Bess” (Epperly) Schauff – https://www.legacy.com