Birth Name: David Eric Grohl
Place of Birth: Warren, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: Januari 14, 1969
Ethnicity: Slovak, German, Irish
Dave Grohl is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film director. His parents divorced when he was seven years old. His sister, Lisa Grohl, introduced him to the punk rock scene when he was thirteen years old. He played as a drummer for Nirvana, and is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Foo Fighters. Other members of Nirvana were Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, as well as Aaron Burckhard and Jason Everman. Other members of Foo Fighters are Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear, among others.
Dave is married to Jordyn Blum, with whom he has three children.
Dave’s paternal grandfather was Alois Louis Grohl (the son of John Grohol and Anna N.). Alois was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak-Austrian parents.
Dave’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Viola Bonebrake (the daughter of Harper Strickler Bonebrake and Emma Katherine/Kathryn Miller). Ruth was born in Pennsylvania. Harper was the son of John Henry Bonebreak and Catharine/Catherine Amanda Miller. Emma was the daughter of Jacob Emanuel Miller and Ann/Annie Elizabeth Sprenkle. The Bonebrake line originates with Daniel Beinbrech, an immigrant from Schmalenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, who moved to Pennsylvania in the mid 1700s.
Dave’s maternal grandparents were John Hanlon and Violet Mae.
Sources: Genealogy of Dave Grohl – http://www.geni.com
Dave’s paternal grandfather, Alois Louis Grohl, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Viola Bonebrake, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dave’s paternal great-grandparents, Harper Strickler Bonebrake and Emma Katherine/Kathryn Miller – http://www.findagrave.com
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