Birth Name: Greyson Michael Chance
Place of Birth: Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 16, 1997
*50% mix of English and Scottish
*12.5% Bohemian (Czech)
Greyson Chance is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Greyson’s father has English and Scottish ancestry. Greyson’s maternal grandfather was of German ancestry, and Greyson’s maternal grandmother was of half Bohemian (Czech) and half Polish ancestry.
Greyson’s paternal grandfather was Boyd Hubert Chance (the son of John A. Chance and Addie/Ada May/Mae Long). John was the son of Thomas Chance and Louise J. Gales. Addie was the daughter of Edwin Johnson Long and Janie May Thompson.
Greysons’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Lucille Powell (the daughter of Carl E. Powell and Julia Hatcher).
Greyson’s maternal grandfather is Karl Mathias Schaefer (the son of John Henry Schaefer and Elizabeth Leona Naberhaus). John was born in Nebraska, the son of Mathias “Math” Schaefer, who was German, and of Josephinea Sueper, who was of German descent. Elizabeth was also of German descent, and was the daughter of Joseph William Naberhaus and Mary Schulte.
Greyson’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn Ann Dvorak (the daughter of Frank William Dvorak and Annie J. Kosinski). Frank was of Bohemian (Czech) descent. Annie was of Polish descent, the daughter of John Joseph Kosinski and Mary Ann Ellczynski. This makes Greyson Chance of 1/8th Polish ancestry.
Sources: Greyson’s paternal grandfather, Boyd Hubert Chance, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Greyson’s paternal grandmother, Elsie Lucille (Powell) Chance – http://articles.dailypress.com
Greyson’s maternal great-grandparents, John Henry Schaefer and Elizabeth Leona Naberhaus, on Find a Grave – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Greyson’s maternal grandmother, Carolyn Ann Dvorak (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.posen-prussia.com
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