Birth Name: Adam Patrick Devine
Place of Birth: Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 7, 1983
*Dutch, Irish, 1/8th German (father)
Adam Devine is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, and producer. His father is of one half Dutch, three eighths Irish, and one eighth German, descent.
Adam’s paternal grandfather was William James “Bill” Devine (the son of William James Devine and Anna Elizabeth Ward). Adam’s grandfather William was born in Iowa. Adam’s great-grandfather William was the son of William James Devine, who was Irish, and of Clara Brown, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, her father from Druminorwerst, Kilmacshalgan Parish, Sligo, Connaught. Adam’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Dennis J. Ward, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, from Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, and of Lydia Blankenburg, who was born in Iowa, to German parents from Prussia.
Adam’s paternal grandmother is Arvilla Drenth (the daughter of Sievert “Sam” Drenth and Elizabeth Grimmius). Arvilla was born in Iowa. Sievert and Elizabeth were Dutch. Sievert was born in Finsterwolde, the son of Berend/Ben Sieverts Drenth and Jantina/Jennie Alida Bos. Elizabeth was born in Scheemda, the daughter of Mentko Grimmius and Jantje “Jennie” Ottens.
Sources: Genealogy of Adam Devine (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Adam’s paternal grandfather, William James Devine – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandfather, William James “Bill” Devine – http://iagenweb.org
Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Grimmius – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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