Birth Name: Rebecca Renee Olstead
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 18, 1989
Ethnicity: German, English, 1/8th Norwegian, smaller amounts of Irish, French, Dutch, and Scottish, remote Welsh
Renee Olstead is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Rebecca Lynn (Jeffries) and Christopher Eric Olstead.
Renee’s father is of one half German, one quarter Norwegian, as well as English, descent. Her mother has English, German, Irish, French, Dutch, Scottish, and remote Welsh, ancestry.
Renee’s paternal grandfather was George Elias Olstead (the son of John Oliver Olstead and Emma Louise Gruny/Grueney). John was born in Norway. Emma was born in New Jersey, to German parents.
Renee’s paternal grandmother was Myra Mahlow (the daughter of Henry Mahlow and Cynthia E. Mims). Henry was born in Michigan, to German parents, Julius Mahlow and Margaret. Cynthia was the daughter of Albert Clinton Mims and Victoria Elizabeth Leslie.
Renee’s maternal grandfather was Gerald Jackson Jeffries (the son of Herbert Adelbert Jefferies and Ethel Gladys Nickerson). Herbert was the son of Andrew Jackson Jefferies and Matilda Jane Sparks. Ethel was the daughter of Peter William Nickerson and Sarah Annice/Annis Zora Dill.
Renee’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Jean Brannin (the daughter of Glenn L. Brannin and Mabel Mary Mosler). Renee’s grandmother Dorothy was of German, English, Irish, French, Scottish, and remote Welsh, descent. Glenn was the son of George Jefferson Brannin and Etna Mae Fisher. Mabel was the daughter of Vernie William Mosler and Frances Isabelle Silkey.
Sources: Obituary of Renee’s paternal grandmother, Myra Mahlow – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Renee’s maternal grandfather, Gerald Jackson Jeffries – https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net
Obituary of Renee’s great-grandmother, Mabel Mary Mosler – https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net
Renee’s paternal grandfather, George Elias Olstead, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Renee’s great-grandfather, Henry Mahlow, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Renee’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Renee’s great-grandfather, Glenn L. Brannin – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Renee’s great-great-grandfather, Peter William Nickerson (through his sister, Phoebe Gertrude Nickerson) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Renee’s great-great-grandmother, Sarah Annice/Annis Zora Dill – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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