Russell Jeffrey Peter Gunther

Russ Gunther

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Categories: Phoenix, Arizona | Tempe, Arizona | Buffalo Grove, Illinois | Bregenz, Austria | Ames, Iowa | LGBT | Olympic Games (1988) | Delta Chi Fraternity | Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity | Iowa State University | Boy Scouts | Exploring, BSA | German Roots Project | Magna Carta Project | European Aristocrats Project | Volga German Project | 1776 Project | German Roots.


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Russ Gunther has German ancestry.
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Biography

Volga German project coordinator volunteer, WikiTree.com

Find A Grave volunteer profile: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=48350514

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/russ.gunther.9

LinkedIn professional profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russguntherusa

Moved to Arizona (Lived in Scottsdale, Tempe, and then Phoenix)
Parishioner at St Mary's Basilica, Phoenix, Arizona

Officer; Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Global Treasury (2007-2015)
Community Volunteers officer, vice president, & Phoenix campus lead
Pride Employee Network community outreach chair

Volunteer:
Arizona Diamondbacks FoundationScottsdale Arabian Horse Show benefiting valley charities — Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL & SPCA)St. Mary's Food Bank Allianceone•n•ten YouthAunt Rita's Foundation/Phoenix AIDS Walk & RunValley of the Sun United WayPhoenix ZooUMOM New Day CentersSalvation ArmyFeed My Starving ChildrenArizona Coyotes FoundationToys for TotsChildren 1st Academies (formerly Pappas Schools) — Habitat for HumanitySt. Vincent de PaulProject C.U.R.E.Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Financial Literacy Advocacy Group (FLAG)

Founding chapter "A" (president) of the Arizona Valley Alumni Chapter, Delta Chi Fraternity (currently "B", vice president), former colony & chapter "BB" (advisor) of the Northwestern Chapter at Northwestern University, and former colony "BB" (advisor) of the Arizona State Chapter at Arizona State University


2012 Global Diversity & Inclusion Award presented by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.

2010 The President's Volunteer Service Award, presented by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, administered by Points of Light, letter from the President of the United States

State of Arizona Delegate alternate to the 2004 National Republican Convention, New York, NY.


Raised in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
former parishioner St. Mary Catholic Church, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Former lifeguard & SKIPPERS swim instructor for YMCA

education

Joyce Kilmer School, Buffalo Grove, IL: K-2nd
Louisa May Alcott School, Buffalo Grove, IL: 3rd-6th
James Fenimore Cooper Jr. High School, Buffalo Grove, IL: 7th-8th
Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL: 9th-12th

Attended Iowa State University. Lived in Bregenz, Austria and traveled throughout western Europe for summer study abroad with Murray State University.
field of study: Business Management program for BBA, German Minor

Collegiate Activities and Societies:
Delta Chi International Fraternity (president, secretary) • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (president, chaplain) • Government of the Student Body (Director of Human Relations) • Student Health Advisory Committee (chairman, treasurer) • All-University Health Committee (student representative) • American Production & Inventory Control Society - APICS (student chapter founder) • American College Health Assoc. (regional representative) • Pre-Medical Club (vice president)

Member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Iowa State University Delta Omega Chapter, Former chapter president and chaplain.

Member of the Delta Chi International Fraternity, Iowa State Chapter, former chapter president "A" and secretary "C". former "BB" (advisor) of the Northwestern Colony/Chapter and Arizona State Colony, and former Region V vice regent. Founding chapter president of the Arizona Valley Alumni Chapter.

Regional Explorer Representative, North Central Region of Boy Scouts of America, member of National Explorer Cabinet, and voting youth representative on the North Central Region Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors. (Program now known as "Exploring"

United States Delegate to the Games of the XXIVth Olympiad OYC, Seoul, Korea for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Iowa Straw Poll Caucus secretary in Story County
State of Iowa Republican Caucus delegate

Outstanding Young Men of America award (OYMA).

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Russell Gunther

family origins (under construction)

Eichenbühl, Archbishopric of Mainz [modern day Bayern], Joseph (b ca.1750) & Anna Maria (Sommer) Liepfried, settled Wittman colony in Russia.

Notable Grandparents: (under construction)

Philippe (Philip III) "The Hardi, the Bold, King of France (-) ~22nd great-grandfather
Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) ~23rd great-grandfather
Robert de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford, one of the 25 surety barons for the Magna Carta (1164-1221) Saher de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester & one of the 25 surety barons for the Magna Carta, great-grandfather (c1155-1219) ~ great-grandfather
Sir John de Neville KG, 3rd Lord Neville of Raby & Knight of the Garter (c1340-1388) ~18th great-grandfather
John Clavering FitzRobert, Lord of Warkworth Castle, Northumberland & one of the 25 surety barons for the Magna Carta (1191-1241) ~23rd great-grandfather


Notable Cousins: (under construction)

George Washington - 13th cousin 6 times removed
John Adams - 17th cousin five times removed
Thomas Jefferson - 12 cousin 7 times removed
Abraham Lincoln 14th cousin 3 times removed
Ulysses S. Grant 13th cousin 6 times removed
Theodore Roosevelt - 17th cousin twice removed
William H. Taft 17th cousin twice removed
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 14th cousin 4 times removed
John F. Kennedy - 20th cousin once removed
Ronald W. Reagan - 18th cousin
George H.W. Bush - 19th cousin
George W. Bush - 17th cousin

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Windsor, Queen of all the Commonwealth Realms - 15th cousin once removed
Winston Churchill KG OM CH - 14th cousin twice removed
Napoléon Bonaparte I, Emperor of France - 17th cousin 9 times removed
Elvis Presley - 19th cousin
Anne Hathaway - 20th cousin twice removed
[[Clemens-|"Mark Twain" Samuel Langhorne Clemens - 17th cousin once removed


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1776
2 of my 5th great-grandfathers fought in the Revolutionary War: William Dye (1747-1833) of the 6th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line and Halifax Militia of Virginia, and Nathan Luttrell (1747-1840) of the Virginia Militia,both who were at the Battle of Yorktown with General George Washington.
DECHANT
For cousin descendants of our Volga German Dechant family, join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/269307333528288/
EUROARISTO
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GERMAN_ROOTS
Project: German_Roots Half of my maternal side are Volga Germans (Germans from Russia) emigrated from Germany to Russia in 1760's and then in the 1870's to Kansas, and half of my paternal side emigrated directly from Germany to Chicago in the mid/late 1800's
HOMESTEADERS
Homestead and railroad land settlers of Kansas and Colorado
IMMIGRANT_PIONEERS_
I have family who pioneered from Virginia into Kentucky & Tennessee after the American Revolutionary War, as well as immigrant pioneer Germans from Russia who settled central western Kansas in the 1870's
MAGNA_CARTA
My 23rd great-grandfather Robert de Vere (1164-1221), 3rd Earl of Oxford, was one of the 25 surety barons for the Magna Carta, so I have Gateway Ancestors who need to be proven.
NOTABLES
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PRE-1500
I'm certified to edit & assist with profiles born before 1500
UNITED_KINGDOM
many family members emigrated from UK (England, Ireland, & Scotland)
US_CIVIL_WAR
My great-great-great-grandfather William Paskel Hendrick (1832-1896) of the 13th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry (Company G) served in the US Civil War fighting for the Union.
VOLGA_GERMAN
A few of my families (Dechant, Wasinger, Leiker) emigrated from several Volga German colonies in Russia (Wiesenseite villages) Obermonjou, Schönchen, Graf, Schaffhausen, Rohleder, & Wittmann (eventually settling in Ellis County, Kansas): Project: Volga_German
WILD_WILD_WEST
Hays City, Kansas was a rough town of buffalo hunters and soldiers of Fort Hays, and is the location of "Boot Hill" cemetery of 79 outlaws. Locals included "special marshal" and later sheriff "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, General George Custer & wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer, and "Calamity Jane" Canary. Elsewhere in Kansas were lawmen "Bat" Masterson & brothers Jim Masterson & Ed Masterson, Wyatt Earp & James Earp


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On 15 May 2017 at 21:37 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Greetings Russ,

If you have time, please request TL on Douglas Milton Willson b. 1917 ND. BTW: I see we are 8th cousins...

Cheers!

David

On 8 May 2017 at 21:13 GMT Paula J wrote:

For your contributions to the Military and War project and for helping members on G2G, you deserve a Generous Genealogist badge!

Thanks so much for your help today!

On 5 May 2017 at 21:56 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Russ,

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! Please make sure to add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags so that you can help with G2G questions.

On 4 May 2017 at 22:26 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Russ,

Re: Robert de Vere, do you have links for the sources in Cokayne and Weiss for the christening date?

I live far from a library that would have them. That's why I purchased Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry (2011, 4 vol) and Royal Ancestry (2013, 5 vol). He quotes CP and original charters, feet of fines and other primary documents. (He quotes Weiss in other bios, but not Robert's.)

He mentions christening in other profiles so I don't know why he would leave it out of this one? His sources run to half a page of size 8 type...

Please let me know what you think. Thanks, April

On 4 May 2017 at 03:44 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

That's too cool! ;-D

On 3 May 2017 at 21:17 GMT Russ Gunther wrote:

On 1 May 2017 at 11:33 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Russ, I've added the UK and Irish Roots project badges to your profile. I've also added you to the member interest page on the both.

Thanks for joining and good luck with your research. Maria

On 26 Apr 2017 at 11:49 GMT Eddie King wrote:

You're welcome. Glad to help

On 15 Apr 2017 at 09:42 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

Russ, here is a link to Pre-1500s- Bage requirements. JPV IV :)

On 14 Apr 2017 at 13:11 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

I just noticed your involvement with Explorers / RER / NCR / BSA / NEC and North Central Region BSA Board Of Directors! Here is a link to my old Explorers Group, Waxahachie Police Department Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. I further commend you for your work! Thank You for all that you do! JPV IV :)

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