Christina Grimmie

LOS ANGELES - MAY 7: Christina Grimmie at the Humane Society Of

Birth Name: Christina Victoria Grimmie

Date of Birth: March 12, 1994

Place of Birth: Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: June 11, 2016

Place of Death: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Italian, Romanian, English

Christina Grimmie was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and YouTuber. She was known for appearing on the television show The Voice in 2014, and for building a large following on YouTube. She was tragically shot to death at the age of 22, after one of her concerts, while she was signing autographs and selling merchandise. Her soulful vocals will be dearly missed.

Christina was the daughter of Tina and Albert Grimmie.

Christina’s paternal grandfather was Albert R. Grimmie (also known as Albert R. Grimmie, Jr., the son of Albert R. Grimmie and Freda Behnke). Christina’s grandfather Albert was born in New Jersey. Christina’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of Italian immigrants, “John Robert” Grime, later Grimmie, and “Elizabeth” Capelli. Freda was the daughter of German immigrants, August Behnke and Katherine “Kate” Antreter.

Christina’s paternal grandmother was Caroline M. Lunn (the daughter of Albert Lunn, Jr. and Nancy). Caroline was born in New Jersey. Albert was the son of an English immigrant, Albert Lunn, Sr., and of Caroline Stierlen, whose own parents were German immigrants.

Christina’s maternal grandfather was Wesley Peter “Skip” Milos (the son of Wesley Peter Milos and Mary Lantas/Santas). Christina’s grandfather Wesley was of Romanian descent.

Christina’s maternal grandmother is named Jeannie Spinella.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com

Christina’s paternal grandfather, Albert R. Grimmie, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Christina’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert R. Grimmie, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Christina’s paternal great-grandmother, Freda Behnke, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Christina’s paternal grandmother, Caroline M. Lunn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandmother, Caroline M. (Lunn) Grimmie – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Christina’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Lunn, Jr. – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Christina’s maternal grandfather, Wesley Peter “Skip” Milos – https://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Christina’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary (Lantas/Santas) Milos – https://www.legacy.com

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4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Christina’s maternal grandfather was Wesley “Skip” Milos (the son of Wesley Milos and Mary).

    Christina’s maternal grandmother was Jeannie Spinella.

    Grandfather – https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=130539302

    Great-grandmother – https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=130707346

    I think this is her grandfather, which means he immigrated to Brazil from New Jersey (also that his middle name was Peter, as was his own father’s, and his mother’s maiden name was Santas) – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFT2-R8N
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNPH-26D

    I can’t find him on a census though.

  2. Pegzi says:

    So sad she was so young

  3. savanna says:

    Absolutely tragic and sickening what that evil person did to her. Ugh. :(

  4. madman says:

    The English ancestry is not mentioned in her ethnicity

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