Birth Name: Aqueela Daniel Zoll
Place of Birth: Redding, Shasta, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 17, 1988
*father – Dutch, some Indonesian
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish, some German
Aqueela Zoll is an American actress.
Aqueela is the daughter of Cynthia and Daniel Zoll. She is married to actor, producer, and director Ryan Gunnarson, with whom she has one child.
She has stated:
My mom is Cherokee. I outwardly resemble more of my dad’s Dutch-Indonesian side, but my name came from my mom, referencing it in Cherokee meaning “golden eagle.”
It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Aqueela’s paternal grandfather was named Hendrik Gosewijn “Hank/Henk” Zoll. Hendrik was born in the Netherlands.
Aqueela’s paternal grandmother was Else/Elsa M. Van Osenbruggen (the daughter of Antonie Van Osenbruggen and Catharina Weijrich/Weyrich). Else was born in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Antonie was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Sacheus Van Osenbruggen and Johanna Christina Mulder. Catharina was born in Java, Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, the daughter of Antoine Weijrich and Charlotte Marianne Veen.
Aqueela’s maternal grandfather was Jimmie/Jimmy Richard Gray (the son of Dick Ira Gray and Abbie Elizabeth Moon). Jimmie was born in California. Dick was born in either Missouri or Kansas. Abbie was born in California, the daughter of Lester George Moon and Luella Jane Addington.
Aqueela’s maternal grandmother likely was named Bertha Ollie Iwanda Long (the daughter of William Layfeyette Long and Iwanda Garmany). Bertha was born in Texas. William was born in Texas, the son of John Isaac Long and Bertha Ellen Baker. Iwanda was born in Texas, the daughter of William Henry Garmany and Ollie Jane Ponder.
Sources: Obituary of Aqueela’s paternal great-grandmother, Catherina/Catherine (Weijrich) Van Osenbruggen – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Aqueela’s maternal grandfather, Jimmie/Jimmy Richard Gray – https://www.familysearch.org
Aqueela’s maternal grandfather, Jimmie/Jimmy Richard Gray, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Aqueela’s maternal grandmother, Bertha Ollie Iwanda Long – https://www.familysearch.org