Birth Name: Robert J. Belushi
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 23, 1980
*father – Albanian
*maternal grandfather – German, English
*maternal grandmother – Czech/Bohemian
Robert’s paternal grandfather was Adam Anastas Belushi (the son of Anastas/Anastos A. Belliors/Bellios/Belushi and Vasilo Manika). Adam was born in Albania.
Robert’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Demetri Samaras (the daughter of Demetri/Dimitri/Dimitrios/Demetre George/Jorgi Samaras and Anna D. Popa/Papajoseph). Agnes was born in Ohio. Robert’s great-grandparents were born in Korçë, now in Albania, with roots in Ziçisht and Grapsh. Demetri and Anna spoke Greek, but it is not clear if they were ethnically Greek, or if they identified as such. They are usually described in biographical sources on the Belushis as Albanian.
Robert’s maternal grandfather was William Harrison Davenport (the son of Lewis/Louis Reynolds Davenport and Charlotte Haddenhorst “Lottie” Gronen). Lewis was the son of James Harrison Davenport and Sevilla Reynolds. Charlotte was the daughter of William Otto Gronen, who was German, from Nordrhein-Westfalen, and of Leontine Charlotte Haddenhorst, whose parents were German.
Robert’s maternal grandmother was Kathryn Ann Valha (the daughter of Robert George Valha and Stella Elizabeth Holup). Kathryn was born in Illinois. Robert was the daughter of Jan/John Karel/Karl Valha, who was Czech, and of Philomena “Minnie” Panosh, whose parents were also Czech. Stella was the daughter of Albert Holup and Anna Cherf, who were the children of Czech parents.
Sources: Information about Robert’s father’s ancestry – http://www.genealogywise.com
Genealogy of Robert Belushi (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Robert’s father (through his brother, John Belushi) (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Immigration record of Robert’s paternal grandfather, Adam Anastas Belushi – https://www.familysearch.org
Immigration record of Robert’s paternal great-grandmother, Vasilo Manika Bellios – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Robert’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Genealogy of Robert Belushi (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.genealogy.com
Genealogies of Robert’s maternal great-grandparents, Lewis/Louis Reynolds Davenport and Charlotte Haddenhorst “Lottie” (Gronen) Davenport – https://www.findagrave.com