Place of Birth: Alaska, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 29, 1986
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Irish, distant French, Swiss-German, and Welsh
Derek Theler is an American film and television actor, and model.
His father is pictured here.
Derek’s paternal grandfather was Louis Fredrick/Frederick Theler (the son of Frederick Johann “Fred” Theler and Katherine Mayer). Louis was born in Ohio. Derek’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Louis C. Theler, whose parents were German, and of Fredericka Lang/Lange, whose parents were also German. Frederick’s great-grandmother Katherine was German.
Derek’s paternal grandmother was Lillian McKean (the daughter of Theodore Lane McKean and Nina Burnham). Lillian was born in Utah. Theodore was the son of Theodore McKean and Sophia Jane Lane, whose parents were from Thatcham, Berkshire, and Brightwell, Suffolk, England. Nina was the daughter of Luther Clinton Burnham and Mary Lucinda Stewart.
Derek’s maternal grandfather was Gerald Lee Hickman (the son of Samuel Hickman and Pearl Leticia Wagoner). Gerald was born in Hartman, Colorado, and had deep roots in the U.S. Samuel was the son of Dee Hickman and Abbie Ann Slocum. Pearl was the daughter of George Henry Wagoner/Wagner and Pearl Austa Alexander.
Derek’s maternal grandmother was Emily Jeanette Dittemore (the daughter of Everett Leslie Dittemore and Iva Ellen Cantril). Emily was born in Elbert, Colorado, and had partial deep roots in the U.S. Everett was the son of Adam Leslie Dittemore and Rachel Atnip. Iva was the daughter of Thomas William Cantril and Mary Christine Rinnert, whose own paternal grandparents were German and whose own maternal grandparents were Irish.
Sources: Marriage announcement of Derek’s sister – http://www.mitchellrepublic.com
Derek’s paternal grandfather, Louis Fredrick/Frederick Theler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Derek’s paternal grandmother, Lillian McKean – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Derek’s paternal grandmother, Lillian (McKean) Theler – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Derek’s maternal grandmother, Emily Jeanette (Dittemore) Hickman – https://www.dignitymemorial.com