Christina Grimmie

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

Grimmie in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Christina Victoria Grimmie

Date of Birth: March 12, 1994

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

Date of Death: June 10, 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 named 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/Vasilie Peter Milos and Mary Lantas/Lautas/Santas). Christina’s grandfather Wesley was born in New Jersey. Christina’s great-grandfather Wesley was born in Romania, the son of Vasilie Milos. Mary was born in Ohio, to Romanian parents, Teodor John Lautas and Sadie Marazan.

Christina’s maternal grandmother is named Jeannie/Gina Spinella.


Christina’s paternal grandfather, Albert R. Grimmie, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Christina’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert R. Grimmie, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Christina’s paternal great-grandmother, Freda Behnke, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Christina’s paternal grandmother, Caroline M. Lunn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandmother, Caroline M. (Lunn) Grimmie –

Birth record of Christina’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Lunn, Jr. –

Obituary of Christina’s maternal grandfather, Wesley Peter “Skip” Milos –

Obituary of Christina’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary (Lantas/Lautas/Santas) Milos –

6 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Familyseach has a tree that says Wesley was born in Romania and Mary was born in Ohio to Romanian parents. I’m not gonna make the judgement of wheather it should be put in or not, but it seems like it’s accurate.

    The birth date is a bit off, but this could be her grandmother:

  2. 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 –

    Great-grandmother –

    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) –

    I can’t find him on a census though.

  3. Pegzi says:

    So sad she was so young

  4. savanna says:

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

  5. madman says:

    The English ancestry is not mentioned in her ethnicity

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