Iggy Pop

by ethnic on July 18, 2010

Iggy Pop

Birth Name: James Newell Osterberg, Jr.

Place of Birth: Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1947

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

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

Iggy is the son of Louella (Christensen) and James Newell Osterberg. 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 is married to Nina Alu. He has a son.

Iggy’s maternal grandfather was named Harold Legart Christensen. Harold was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Iggy’s maternal grandmother was Ragnhild K. Hansen (the daughter of Ole Hansen and Mathilda/Marie). 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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