Jena Irene Asciutto
Place of Birth: Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 13, 1996
*father – Italian [including Sicilian], Portuguese Azorean
*mother – French-Canadian, German, English
Jena Irene Asciutto, also known as Jena Irene, is an American singer. She was a contestant on season 13 of American Idol.
Jena’s paternal grandfather was Gandolf Asciutto (the son of Andrew Asciutto and Mary Acri). Gandolf was born in Michigan. Andrew was born in New York, to Sicilian parents, Gandolfo Asciutto and Giuseppina Mistretta. Mary was born in Michigan, to Italian parents, from Campania, Teocrito George Acri and Maria Filomena di Biase.
Jena’s paternal grandmother was Irene Lobato (the daughter of Leo Lobato and Rose Silva). Irene was born in Massachusetts, to Portuguese parents. Leo was the son of Ernestio do Nascimento Lobato and Felicidade Porsante. Rose was born in the Azores.
Jena’s maternal grandfather is Joel Lynn Loiselle (the son of Henri/Henry Louis Loiselle/Moselle and Norma Florence Buhl/Bull/Boehm). Henri was the son of Alfred Loiselle and Pomelia/Pamelia St. Peter, who were French-Canadian, from Montréal, Québec, Canada. Norma was the daughter of Johan Charles “John” Bull, whose parents were German, from Mecklenburg, and of Maria Louise Augustina “Mary” Scheel, who was born in Zamzow, Prussia, Germany, now in West Pomerania, Poland.
Jena’s maternal grandmother is named Emma Ann (the daughter of Elizabeth Rena Mathis). Elizabeth was the daughter of Barney L. Mathis/Matthews and Emma Mae Feathers.