Birth Name: Nicolaas A. Bertelsen
Place of Birth: Ames, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 27, 1975
Ethnicity: Dutch (maternal grandfather), German, Danish, Scottish, English
Nicolaas Bertelsen is an American film producer and director. He is sometimes credited as Nick Bertelsen.
Nicolaas is the son of Cornelia “Corry” and Roger Bertelsen.
Nicolaas’ paternal grandfather was Norman Arlo Bertelsen (the son of Louis Bryan Bertelsen and Hazel Leona Twogood). Norman was born in Iowa. Louis was born in Iowa, the son of Jens Benjamin Bertelsen, who was born in Germany and was of German and Danish descent, and of Augusta Henrietta Kabisch, who was German. Hazel was born in Iowa, the daughter of Sidney Horace Twogood and Catherine Priscilla Maccabee.
Nicolaas’ paternal grandmother was Roberta Ferne Schmidt (the daughter of Henning Mathesen/Mathiasen Schmidt and Mary Melinda Spotts). Roberta was born in Iowa. Henning was born in Iowa, to parents from Denmark, Henning Mathesen/Mathiasen Schmidt and Caroline Maceena Behn/Bohn, who were of German and Danish descent. Mary was born in Iowa, the daughter of Jacob Edward Spotts and Janet Scott “Jessie” Crawford, who was Scottish.
Nicolaas’ maternal grandfather was Albert N. Brouwer. Albert was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Nicolaas’ maternal grandmother was Alma E. Horton (the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Horton and Velma Frances Allen). Alma was born in Iowa. Benjamin was born in New York, the son of John Stephen Horton and Elizabeth Sargent Tyler.
Sources: Obituary of Nicolaas’ paternal grandmother, Roberta Ferne (Schmidt) Bertelsen – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Nicolaas’ maternal grandfather, Albert N. Brouwer – http://iagenweb.org