Iggy Pop

by ethnic on July 18, 2010

Iggy Pop

Birth Name: James Newell Osterberg, Jr.

Place of Birth: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Date of Birth: April 21, 1947

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English (father)
*Danish, Norwegian (mother)

Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.

His father, who was of Irish and English descent, was raised by Minnie Josephine Osterberg; Minnie was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents, Carl J. Hendrick Osterberg and Mathilda Helstrom.

Iggy’s maternal grandparents were Harold Legart Christensen and Ragnhild K. Hansen (the daughter of Ole Hansen and Mathilda/Marie). Harold was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ragnhild was born in Norway.

Sources: Genealogy of Iggy Pop – http://www.wargs.com

Death records and partial genealogies of Iggy’s maternal grandparents, Harold Legart Christensen and Ragnhild K. (Hansen) Christensen – http://www.findagrave.com

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