Birth Name: Paul Charles Soter
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 16, 1969
Ethnicity: German, French-Canadian, possibly other
Paul is the son of Jacqueline (Heilman) and Charles Soter.
Paul’s maternal grandfather was Jack Joseph Heilman (the son of Theodore Heilman and Margurite/Margaret Schneider/Snyder). Jack was born in North Dakota, to ethnic German parents from Russia. Theodore was the son of Peter Heilman and Rosina Bleile. Margurite was the daughter of Jacob Schneider and Franzeska Friedrich.
Paul’s maternal grandmother was Alvina Katherine Thomas (the daughter of Alexander/Alex Thomas and Louise Valerie Preameau). Alexander was of French-Canadian descent, and was the son of Joseph Thomas La Bigaouette and Catherine Vivier. Louise was French-Canadian, and was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Premeau and Victorine/Victoria.
Sources: Paul’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Paul’s maternal grandparents, Jack Joseph Heilman and Alvina Katherine (Thomas) Larson – https://www.familysearch.org
Paul’s maternal grandfather, Jack Joseph Heilman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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