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, An American Crime, Never Back Down, Kick-Ass, Adult World, The Lazarus Effect, Safelight, The Pirates of Somalia, American Animals, I Am Woman, and the series Mare of Easttown, Pose, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, and American Horror Story.

He was born in St. Louis, the son of Julie and Phil Peters, a businessperson. He was raised in Baldwin, Missouri, then Grand Blanc, Michigan, before moving to Los Angeles, California, as a teenager. 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

40 Responses

  1. modelinterrupted says:

    Interesting post! Thanks for hard work, but I don’t understand… What is the maiden name (surname) of his mother Julia? I read that he really loves his mom so much and has a tatto about her. As for me, he is only actor from AHS. He is a slave of one project.(

  2. Ashley says:

    @Follers, do you mind sharing the proposed path back from Henry W. Peters to Johann/John Heinrich/Henry Welling and Euphemia Maria Maier?

    I can find that their eldest daughter, Anna Adelheid/Adelhead Welling, married a John Peters, but I can’t find a son named Henry for them. I know your work is terrific, so I’m assuming I’m overlooking something.

    If you don’t mind sharing, I’d really appreciate it!

  3. bablah says:

    >Two of Evan’s paternal great-grandparents possibly were Henry W. Peters and Elizabeth Regina Gebhart

    I’ve excluded ther oldest son John, and their youngest sons Joseph and Alphons as possible grandfather. There are two more sons left: Ben Peters and Frank H. Peters. Frank’s SSN was issued in Michigan, but that’s about it. I cant find an obituary for him or his wife.

  4. bablah says:

    Nicholas Dewald was from Dolaț/Dolacz in Timiș County, Romania.

    Katherine Becker was from Sânnicolau Mare/Nagyszentmiklós in Timiș County, Romania.

    Do Banat Swabians have a tag on this site?

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