Evan Peters

Evan Peters Celebrates His 25th Birthday at RPM Nightclub in Las Vegas on January 28, 2012

Peters in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 20, 1987

Ethnicity: German

Evan Peters is an American actor. His roles include the X-Men films, Clipping Adam, Sleepover, Never Back Down, Kick-Ass, Adult World, The Lazarus Effect, American Animals, I Am Woman, and the series Mare of Easttown, Pose, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, and American Horror Story.

A picture of Evan with his parents can be seen here.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was Henry Mathew Peters (the son of Henry William Peters and Anna/Annie Mary Duesterhaus). Evan’s grandfather Henry was born in Quincy, Illinois. Evan’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Johann Heinrich Peters, who was a German emigrant, from Esserden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and of Anna Mary Catherine Wilde, who was born in Illinois, to German emigrants, from Hanover. Evan’s great-grandmother Anna was also the daughter of German emigrants, Heinrick/Henerick Duesterhaus/Duesterhus, from Ostenland, and Elizabeth Reskenplenk Hollander.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was Rosa Lee “Rollie” Gredell (the daughter of Paul Peter Gredell and Mary Ellen Kroeger). Rosa was born in Quincy, Illinois. Paul was the son of Johan Ludwig “John” Gredell, who was a German emigrant, from Baden-Württemberg, and of Mary Katherine “Kate” Wellmann, the daughter of German emigrants, from Ankum, Hanover. Evan’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was also the daughter of German parents, Henry Clemens Kroeger, from Oldenburg, and Mary Catherine Hermesmeyer.

Evan’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Nicholas DeWald, Sr. (the son of Nickolaus/Nicholas DeWald/DeWalt and Katherine “Katie”/”Kate” Becker). Thomas was born in Missouri, to ethnic German parents. Nickolaus was born in Dolaț/Dolacz in Timiș County, Romania, the son of Johann/John/Hans Theobald/Dewald and Katharina/Katherine Krummenacker. Evan’s great-grandmother Katherine was from Sânnicolau Mare/Nagyszentmiklós in Timiș County, Romania, and was the daughter of Johan/John Becker and Juliana/Julia Boehmer.

Evan’s maternal grandmother was Katherine E. Miller (the daughter of Nicholas Miller and Theresa Zornick). Katherine was born in Missouri, to ethnic German parents from Covaci, Romania. Nicholas was the son of Mathias A. Mueller and Catharina Bodjen.

Sources: Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Rosa Lee “Rollie” (Gredell) Peters – https://www.dukerandhaugh.com

Evan’s maternal great-grandparents, Nickolaus/Nicholas DeWald/DeWalt and Katherine “Katie”/”Kate” Becker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Travel record of Evan’s maternal great-grandfather, Nickolaus/Nicholas DeWald/DeWalt – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Travel record of Evan’s maternal great-grandmother, Theresa Zornick – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Marriage record of possibly Evan’s paternal great-grandparents, Henry W. Peters and Elizabeth Regina Gebhart – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of possibly Evan’s paternal great-grandfather, Henry W. Peters – https://www.familysearch.org

39 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    So, all his grandparents married into the German-American community, that’s rare !

    • follers says:

      There are pockets in the U.S. where there are heavily German-American demographics, like Missouri (relatively more recent immigrants, like Peters’ family), Iowa (going a bit farther back to the mid/late 1800s), and Pennsylvania (where many German-Americans have lived in the U.S. for 300 years).

      Paul Rust is a good example of a fairly deep-rooted Iowa German. The current Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania are both pretty much German ethnically, with that 300 year ancestry lineage and almost no recent immigrants on their tree.

    • jackson9 says:

      @Akwaba that isn’t rare at all. German is the most common ethnicity in the U.S. Irish is a close second.

  2. Erik1714 says:

    “Two of Evan’s paternal great-grandparents possibly were Henry W. Peters and Elizabeth Regina Gebhart, who were born in Illinois, both of them to parents of German origin. If Henry and Elizabeth are Evan’s great-grandparents, then Evan is a third cousin, once removed, of actor Tom Welling. Tom’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Johann/John Heinrich/Henry Welling and Euphemia Maria Maier, were the maternal grandparents of Henry W. Peters.”

    This paragraph needs to be removed.

  3. Erik1714 says:

    Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother:

    https://www.dukerandhaugh.com/services/august-2022/rosa-rollie-lee-peters

    Evan Peter’s complete family tree:

    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/GNRQ-917

    Evan’s paternal grandfather was Henry Mathew Peters (the son of Henry William Peters and Anna Mary Duesterhaus). Henry Mathew was born in Quincy, Illinois. Henry William was the son of Johann Heinrich Peters, a German immigrant from Esserden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Anna Mary Catherine Wilde, who was born in Illinois to German immigrants from Hanover. Evan’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was the daughter of German immigrants, Heinrick Duesterhaus, from Ostenland, and Elizabeth Reskenplenk Hollander.

    Evan’s paternal grandmother was Rosa Lee “Rollie” Gredell (the daughter of Paul Peter Gredell and Mary Ellen Kroeger). Rosa was born in Quincy, Illinois. Paul was the son of Johan “John” Ludwig Gredell, a German immigrant from Baden-Württemberg, and Mary Katherine “Kate” Wellmann, the daughter of German immigrants from Ankum, Hanover. Mary Ellen was the daughter of German immigrants, Henry Clemens Kroeger, from Oldenburg, and Mary Catherine Hermesmeyer.

    • Erik1714 says:

      Evan’s great-grandmother **Anna Mary** was the daughter of German immigrants, Heinrick Duesterhaus, from Ostenland, and Elizabeth Reskenplenk Hollander.

      Sorry

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