Birth Name: Pierson Dane Fodé
Place of Birth: Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 6, 1991
Ethnicity: German, smaller amounts of Dutch and English
Pierson Fodé is an American actor, Internet personality, and model. He has starred in the films Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List and MDMA, and appeared on the show Jessie.
Pierson is the son of Robin and Ron Fodé. He was raised on the family farm.
Pierson’s paternal grandfather was Roy V. Fodé (the son of John G. Fodé and Emelia Regina Pflugrath). Roy was born in Washington. John was born in North Dakota, the son of Jacob Fodé and Lydia Wahl, who were ethnic Germans from Odessa, Bessarabia, Ukraine. Emelia was born in Washington, the daughter of Emanuel Pflugrath, whose parents were ethnic Germans from Russia, and of Christina Stueckle, whose parents were also ethnic Germans, from Odessa.
Pierson’s paternal grandmother was Patty Gay Arlt (the daughter of Harry Arlt and Verna Velma Amen). Patty was born in Washington. Harry was born in Washington, the son of William August Arlt and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Schwerin. Verna was born in Washington, the daughter of Henry Amen, Jr., whose parents were ethnic Germans from Saratov, Russia, and of Emma Luiten, whose parents were also German.
Pierson’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Edward “Sam” Vanarsdale (the son of Harry Edward Van Arsdale and Ella Frances Miller). Samuel was born in Oregon. Harry was born in Indiana, and likely was the son of Samuel E. Vanarsdale and Mary. Ella was born in Kansas, the daughter of John Miller and Anna.
Pierson’s maternal grandmother was Mary Barbara Wettstein (the daughter of William Miller Wettstein and Mable Aileen Moore). Mary was born in New Mexico. William was born in New York, the son of Richard Henry Wettstein, whose parents were Dutch, of part Germanic origin; and of Mary Louise Miller, whose parents were from Germany. Mable was born in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of James Ambrose Moore and Mable Maude Burse.
Source: Obituary of Pierson’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Frances (Miller) Vanarsdale – http://www.familysearch.org
“Fodé” doesn’t sound German at all
Spelling can vary. This family is traceable going back to 1500s in Baden-Württemberg on familysearch.org.