Birth Name: Christopher Paul Colfer
Place of Birth: Clovis, Fresno, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 27, 1990
Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, Scottish
Chris Colfer is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer.
Chris’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Mary McHatton (the daughter of Robert Joseph McHatton, Sr. and Julia May Himmelsbach/Himmelsback). Patricia was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Robert Emory McHatton, who was born in Pennsylvania, to parents who were Irish or Scottish, and of Margaret Mildred/A. White, who was also born in Pennsylvania, to a Scottish-born mother. Chris’s great-grandmother Julia was the daughter of Charles Himmelsbach, who was of German descent, and of Julia Wehrle, who was German.
Chris’s maternal grandfather is Wayne C. Boling (the son of Reedie John Boling and Johnnie Alley Cannon). Wayne was born in Arkansas. Reedie was the son of James Walter Boling and Bessie B./A. James. Jonnie was the daughter of Jefferson Urbey Cannon and Cordelia “Delia” Moore.
Chris’s maternal grandmother was born Fawnda R. Hill. Fawnda is a Christian minister (her re-marriage name is Fawnda Runyon).
Sources: Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Robert Joseph McHatton, Sr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Julia May Himmelsbach/Himmelsback, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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