Nick Westrate

Westrate in 2015, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Nicholas Gordon Westrate

Place of Birth: Cassopolis, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 6, 1983

*Dutch (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Nick Westrate is an American actor.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was William Westrate (the son of Benjamin “Ben” Westrate and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Speyor/Speijer). Benjamin was the son of Martin/Marinus Westrate/Weststrate and Cornelia Vanderest. Wilhelmina was the daughter of Leendert “Len” Speyor/Speyer/Speijer and Winanda Boshlooper/Boslooper.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Joan L. Koster (the daughter of Cornelius J. Koster and Elizabeth/Elizabett “Lizzie” Heijs/Heys). Nick’s grandmother Joan was born in Michigan. Cornelius was born in Michigan, to parents from the Netherlands, Cornelius Koster/Korter and Altje Lindershot. Elizabeth was born in the Netherlands, the daughter of John Heys/Heijs and Trentje Buist.

Nick’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Stokes.

Sources: Genealogy of Nick Westrate (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Nick’s uncle (father’s brother) –

Nick’s paternal grandmother, Joan L. Koster, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Nick’s paternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister) –

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