Birth Name: Shane Steven Harper
Place of Birth: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 14, 1993
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), German, Austrian, Scottish, English
Shane Harper is an American musician, actor, singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Shane is a practicing Christian.
Shane’s maternal grandfather was named Bernard Michaelson (who likely was the son of Michael Michaelson and Jennie Falkowsky). Bernard was from New York, and was Jewish. Jennie was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, William Wolf Falkowsky and Ida Leventhal.
Shane’s maternal grandmother is Karen Sue Eikermann (the daughter of Gerhardt Conrad Eikermann and Margaret Louise Trout). Gerhardt was the son of William Thomas Eikermann and Marie/Mary Augusta Brueggemann, who were both of German origin. Margaret, who was of part German descent, was the daughter of Herbert Elroy Trout and Edith Colburn.
Shane is a sixth cousin, twice removed, of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Shane’s maternal seven times great-grandparents, Hans Georg Ament and Anna Margareth Gemlich, were also the maternal five times great-grandparents of President Johnson.
Sources: Obituary of Shane’s maternal great-grandparents, Gerhardt Conrad Eikermann and Margaret Louise (Trout) Eikermann – http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com
Shane’s maternal great-grandfather, Gerhardt Conrad Eikermann, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Shane’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Herbert Elroy Trout – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com