Place of Birth: Riverside, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 3, 2003
Ethnicity: Norwegian (three eighths), Danish (one eighth), German, English, Swiss-German, Scottish, distant Irish and Welsh
Elsie Fisher is an American actress. She stars as Kayla in the film Eighth Grade (2018). She has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
Elsie is of one half Scandinavian descent.
Elsie’s paternal grandfather was Scott Fjeldstad Fisher (the son of Alfred Thomas Fisher and Ruth F. Fjeldstad). Scott was born in California. Alfred was the son of John Berntsen Fiskearther Fisher, who was Norwegian, and of Theresa Caroline Sophia Tallaksen, who was born in Illinois, to Norwegian parents. Elsie’s great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of The Rev. Halvor Osmundson Fjeldstad, who was a Lutheran pastor, and of Bertha Marie Johnson. The Rev. Halvor and Bertha were born in Minnesota, both of them to parents of Norwegian origin.
Elsie’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of William John Peters and Iva Glocile Noble. William was born in South Dakota, the son of German parents, Carl Joachim Friedrich Martin Peters, who was born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Elise Marie Johanna Gramckow, who was born in Hohen Pritz, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Iva was born in Iowa, the daughter of Frank Ludowick/Lodowick/Lodowic Noble and Myra Anna Glassgow.
Elsie’s maternal grandfather is James Stanley Rasmussen (the son of Stanley C. Rasmussen and Eva Flavia Wisemiller). James was born in Minnesota. Elsie’s great-grandfather Stanley was the son of Danish parents, John Peter Rasmussen and Pauline Schiermer. Eva was the daughter of Francis Albert Wisemiller, whose father was Swiss-German and whose mother was Canadian, and of Lillian/Lilly May Webster.
Elsie’s maternal grandmother was Anita Belle Hayler (the daughter of George Ashley Hayler and Irene Helland). Anita was born in California. George was the son of Harry/Henry Clarence Hayler, whose parents were English, and of Jessie Laurina/Loreena/Lorene Barnes. Irene was born in North Dakota, the daughter of Gregorius/Rigors Torbjørn Hanson Helland, who was Norwegian, and of Bella Othina Pladsen, whose family was Norwegian.
Sources: Marriage record of Elsie’s paternal great-grandparents, Alfred Thomas Fisher and Ruth F. Fjeldstad – https://www.familysearch.org
Elsie’s paternal great-grandfather, Alfred Thomas Fisher, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Elsie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, The Rev. Halvor Osmundson Fjeldstad – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Elsie Fisher (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Elsie’s maternal great-grandmother, Eva Flavia Wisemiller, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Elsie’s maternal grandmother, Anita Belle Hayler (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.com