India Ennenga

10/13/2019 – India Ennenga – 63rd BFI London Film Festival – “The Irishman” International Premiere and Closing Night Gala – Arrivals – Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, 22-24 Leicester Square – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: India Halff Ennenga

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 16, 1994

*English, German, Frisian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

India Ennenga is an American actress. She is the daughter of director and filmmaker Laurie Weltz and George Ennenga. Her father is of English, German, and Frisian descent. The surname Ennenga is Frisian. Her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish.

India’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Ennenga (the son of Oscar Frederick George Ennenga and Cornelia Thomas). India’s grandfather Thomas was born in Illinois. Oscar was the son of Gretus George Ennenga, who was Frisian, from Germany, and of Elizabeth Wagner. Cornelia was the daughter of Abraham Ulysses Thomas and Margaret Curtiss.

India’s paternal grandmother was Ida Louise Curtis (the daughter of Randall Fuller Curtis and Irene Brown). Ida was born in Iowa. Randall was the son of William Sanders Curtis and Ida Frances Fuller.

India’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Robert Weltz (the son of Samuel Robert Weltz and Jeannette/Janette Alexander). India’s grandfather Samuel was born in New York. India’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of an Austrian Jewish father, Moses Weltz, and a Russian Jewish or Austrian Jewish mother, Pauline Rothwax. Jeannette’s father, Philip/Phillip George Alexander, was the son of a German Jewish father, George Bernard Alexander, and of an English Jewish mother, Amelia Hart, whose parents were Russian Jews/Polish Jews. Jeannette’s mother, Gertrude Leichter, was the daughter of a German Jewish or Russian Jewish father and of a French Jewish mother.

India’s maternal grandmother was Audrey Askin (the daughter of Arnold Sam Askin and Fannie Ray Halff). Audrey was born in New York. Arnold was the son of Polish Jewish parents, Samuel Askin and Leah Rosenbloom. Fannie’s father, Henry Levi Halff, was the son of a French Jewish/Alsatian Jewish father, from Lauterbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, and of a mother who was born in Texas, to a French Jewish father and to a German Jewish mother, from Dahn, Rhineland-Palatinate. Fannie’s mother, Ray Oppenheimer, was the daughter of German Jewish parents.

Sources: Marriage announcement of India’s parents –

Genealogy of India’s father –

Obituary of India’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Ennenga –

India’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Robert Weltz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of India’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Robert Weltz –

India’s maternal great-grandmother, Jeannette/Janette Alexander, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Jeannette/Janette Alexander on the 1920 U.S. Census –

India’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Philip/Phillip George Alexander, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

India’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, George Bernard Alexander, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of India’s maternal grandmother, Audrey (Askin) Weltz –

India’s maternal great-grandfather, Arnold Sam Askin, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Arnold Sam Askin on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of India’s maternal great-grandmother, Fannie Ray Halff –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    her surname is specifically of Frisian origin.

    • madman says:

      Yes, and that tree implies she was entirely Frisian.

      I’d change to:
      English, German —> English, German, 1/8th Frisian

      Gretus George Ennenga, who was German —> Gretus George Ennenga, who was Frisian, from Germany

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