Birth Name: Kimberley Bret Greist
Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 12, 1958
Ethnicity: German, one quarter Polish, some English and Scottish, distant Welsh and Dutch
Kim Greist is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films Manhunter, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and Houseguest, among others.
Kim’s paternal grandfather was Edwards Harold Greist (the son of Lewis/Louis Thomas Greist and Athelia Edwards). Kim’s grandfather Edwards was born in Indiana. Lewis was the son of Alva Clarkson Greist and Rebecca Ann Green. Athelia was the daughter of John Edwards and Charlotte McBryant.
Kim’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Irene Bretz (the daughter of William Frederick Bretz and Bertha Anne Brand). Evelyn was born in Indiana. William was the son of John Bretz and Kathryn/Catherine/Kate Kramer. Bertha was the daughter of John Brand and Christina/Christena Bays.
Kim’s maternal grandfather was John Abtey (the son of Henry Abtey and Marie/Mary Orlet/Ortet). John was born in New York, to German parents. Henry was born in Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire, the son of Joseph Abtey and Maria Imbach.
Kim’s maternal grandmother was named Clementina/Klementyna Czyzewski/Czywski. Clementina was born in Poland.
Sources: Kim’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Irene Bretz, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kim’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kim’s maternal grandfather, John Abtey, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org