Birth Name: Jesse Michael Wellens
Date of Birth: September 25, 1982
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish (maternal grandfather)
*Croatian (maternal grandmother)
Jesse Wellens is an American Internet personality. He is a member of the duo PrankvsPrank, with Jeana Smith.
A DNA test whose results Jesse displayed on his Twitter feed stated that his genetic ancestry is:
*47.9% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.3% Broadly European
*10.3% Eastern European [Belarus]
*7.9% Broadly Northwestern European
*6.4% Balkan [Croatia]
*6.3% French & German [Netherlands]
*4.4% Broadly Southern European
*3.7% British & Irish [United Kingdom]
*0.2% Sub-Saharan African
Jesse’s paternal grandfather was Louis Wellens (the son of Abraham Welensky and Esther Ochmin). Louis was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Esther was the daughter of Isaac Ochmin and Sarah Reva.
Jesse’s paternal grandmother was Lea Sarah Pinsk (the daughter of Chaim Pinsk and Riva/Reva Kosofsky). Lea was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents. Chaim was the son of Carl Pinsk and Hinda. Riva was the daughter of Shlama Kosofsky and Pesha Devorah Hytovitch.
Jesse’s maternal grandfather was Homer Lee Hayes (the son of Jesse Hays and Almarinda “Alma” Nash). Homer was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish descent. Jesse’s great-grandfather Jesse was the son of John Hays and Hattie Ella Denton. Almarinda was the daughter of Charles Smith Nash and Elizabeth Parker.
Jesse’s maternal grandmother was Carmela Stepančić. Carmela was a Croatian emigrant, from Pula.
Sources: Jesse’s parents’ marriage record – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jesse Wellens (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jesse’s maternal grandmother, Carmela (Stepančić) Hayes – http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com