Birth Name: Stephen James Strasburg
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 20, 1988
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Dutch
Stephen Strasburg is an American professional baseball player. He is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He is the son of Kathleen, a dietitian, and Jim Strasburg, a real estate developer. Stephen is married to Rachel Lackey, with whom he has two children.
Stephen’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, John Adam Strausberger and Barbara Catherine Funderburg, and to John’s father, Ernst Jacob Strausberger, who was born, c. 1700, in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Stephen’s paternal grandfather was Col. Roger Earl Strasburg (the son of Earl Francis Strasburg and Bessie Alnora Roth). Roger was born in New Lenox, Illinois. Stephen’s great-grandfather Earl was the son of Charles L. Strawsburg and Mary Ellen Whiteleather. Bessie was the daughter of Norman Roth and Eliza Ann Hartong.
Stephen’s paternal grandmother is Betty Jo Surman (the daughter of William V. Surman and Zoah Theodora Epperson). Betty Jo was born in Illinois. William was born in Illinois, to German parents, Johann Surmann and Margaretha Pearl Mueller. Zoah was the daughter of Keelin Theodore Epperson and Bellezora Camp.
Stephen’s maternal grandfather was Robert Edward Swett (the son of Edward Swett and Louise Kooman). Robert was born in Michigan. Stephen’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Edward Ricker Swett and Edna B. Destinon. Louise was the daughter of Jacob Kooman and Louise Whitforth.
Stephen’s maternal grandmother is Beverly Lee Smith (the daughter of Frank Cleveland Smith and Laura Pearl Terpening). Beverly was born in Michigan. Laura was the daughter of Truman Abram Terpening and Isora Sutherland.
Obituary of Stephen’s paternal grandfather, Roger Earl Strasburg – http://www.findagrave.com