Birth Name: Oakes Tonne Fegley
Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 11, 2004
Ethnicity: Irish, as well as German, 3/16ths Italian, one eighth Slovak, some Dutch and Swiss-German
Oakes Fegley is an American actor. He has starred in the films Pete’s Dragon (2016), Wonderstruck, The Goldfinch, and The War with Grandpa, among others.
Oakes is the son of actors Merce Fegley and Michael Fegley. He is the brother of actors Winslow Fegley and August Fegley.
His father is of one quarter Slovak, as well as German, Irish, Swiss-German, and one eighth Italian, ancestry. Winslow’s mother is of one half Irish, one quarter Italian, one eighth German, and one eighth Dutch, descent.
Oakes’ paternal grandfather is Richard Franklin “Dick” Fegley (the son of Charles Ellsworth Fegley, Jr. and Esther Celeste Lacovara). Charles was the son of Charles Ellsworth Fegley, Sr. and Mabel Viola Smith. Esther was the daughter of Peter Lacovara, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, and of Esther D. Miller.
Oakes’ paternal grandmother is Marguerite “Peg” Kiss (the daughter of Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish and Mary Rose Flynn). Ferdinand was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Slovak parents, Eduardus/Edward Kiss/Kish and Pauline Bajsovicz/Vocieotiz/Voysivick. Mary Rose was the daughter of Joseph Flynn and Anna.
Oakes’ maternal grandfather is Jay Tonne (the son of Christopher Fredrick Tonne and Catherine Marie Larocca). Christopher was the son of Wilhelm Heinrich Tonne, who was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, and of Louise Pauline Fredricks, who was born in Wisconsin, to Dutch parents. Catherine was born in Illinois, the daughter of Italian parents, Michael Larocca and Angeline/Angela Maria Postilion, from Potenza.
Oakes’ maternal grandmother is Mary Burke (the daughter of John J. Burke and Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban). John had Irish ancestry, and was the son of John Joseph Burke and Florence Catherine Brady. Cecelia was born in Illinois, the daughter of William Joseph Hoban, who was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, and of Margaret Rourke, who was born in Kerry, Ireland.
Sources: Obituary of Oakes’ paternal uncle – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Oakes’ paternal great-great-grandparents, Peter Lacovara and Esther D. Miller – https://www.familysearch.org
Oakes’ paternal great-grandfather, Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Oakes’ paternal great-grandfather, Ferdinand Walter Kiss/Kish – http://articles.mcall.com
Likely baptismal record of Oakes’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Eduardus/Edward Kiss/Kish – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Oakes Fegley (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituaries of Oakes’ maternal great-grandparents, Christopher Fredrick Tonne and Catherine Marie Larocca – http://www.kmitch.com
Oakes’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Louise Pauline Fredricks, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Marie Larocca, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Oakes’ mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.bajda.net
Birth record of Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban – https://familysearch.org
Oakes’ maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia/Cecilia Marie/Mary Hoban, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org