Birth Name: Gretchen Elise Mol
Place of Birth: Deep River, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 8, 1972
Ethnicity: English, one quarter Dutch, German, French, Welsh, Irish
Gretchen Mol is an American actress and model. Her roles include the films Rounders, Celebrity, The Thirteenth Floor, The Notorious Bettie Page, 3:10 to Yuma, and Manchester by the Sea, and television’s Boardwalk Empire.
Gretchen is the daughter of Janet and James Mol. She is married to film director Kip Williams, with whom she has two children.
Gretchen’s paternal grandfather was William “Bill” Mol (the son of James/Jacobus Mol and Martha/Matje Catsburg). William was born in Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin, to Dutch parents. James was born in Rucphen, North Brabant, the son of Jacobus Mol and Maria de Bruijn. Martha was born in Sloten, North Holland, the daughter of Jan Catsburg and Willempje Dooijeweerd.
Gretchen’s paternal grandmother was Lucille Winston Gray (the daughter of Joseph Curtis Gray and Minnie Miller Gray). Lucille was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to parents from North Carolina. Joseph was the son of George M. Gray and Montra/Montray/Monterey C. Meekins. Gretchen’s great-grandmother Minnie was the daughter of Little Cyrus Gray and Melvina P. Midgett. Little and Melvina were first cousins, once removed, through their Midgett line.
Gretchen’s maternal grandfather was Henry Williams Morgan (the son of Harry Clift Morgan and Virgia Viola Hull). Henry was born in Ledyard, New London, Connecticut, to parents from Groton, New London, and had deep Colonial American (English) roots in the state. Harry was the son of Henry Williams Morgan and Lydia Clift Williams. Virgia was the daughter of William Robinson Hull and Lillian J. Miller.
Gretchen’s maternal grandmother was Beatrix “Betty” Chappuis (the daughter of Roy Schnell Chappuis and Laura May Avery). Beatrix was born in Warren, Connecticut. Roy was the son of Augustus Edward Chappuis, the son of French immigrants, and of Wilhelmina L. “Minnie” Schnell, whose father, and maternal grandparents, were German. Gretchen’s great-grandmother Laura was the daughter of Joseph Ebenezer Avery, who had deep roots in Connecticut, and of Maria/Mary Geyer, a German immigrant.
Sources: Genealogy of Gretchen Mol – https://famouskin.com
Obituary of Gretchen’s father – http://www.pressreader.com
Marriage record of Gretchen’s paternal grandparents, William “Bill” Mol and Lucille Winston Gray – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Gretchen’s paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Mol – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Gretchen’s paternal grandmother, Lucille Winston (Gray) Mol – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Gretchen’s uncle (mother’s brother) – http://www.legacy.com