Jerry Cantrell

by odessa on February 27, 2015

Jerry Cantrell

Birth Name: Jerry Fulton Cantrell, Jr.

Place of Birth: Tacoma, Washington

Date of Birth: March 18, 1966

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English (father)
*Czech (Bohemian), Norwegian (mother)

Jerry Cantrell is an American guitarist and singer. He is known for his work with the band Alice in Chains. He is the son of Gloria Jean (Krumpos) and Jerry Fulton “Rooster” Cantrell, Sr. His father is from Atoka, Oklahoma.

Jerry’s maternal grandfather was Elmer James Krumpos (the son of Matey “Matthew/Mike” Krumpos and Barbara Zdeneková). Matey and Barbara were Czech immigrants from Bohemia. Matey was the son of Gabriel Krumpos and Marie Kadlecová, and was likely from Plzeň. Barbara was from Tabor, and was the daughter of Václav “James/Wencelsaus” Zdeněk and Anna Barešová.

Jerry’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Elizabeth Aus (the daughter of Johannes “John” Pettersen, later Sandaas, Aus, and Anna Kristine Olsdatter Skjæggeby). Johannes was a Norwegian immigrant, from Skjeberg (now part of Halden), and was the son of Petter Anton Johannesen Hornas Østre and Elisabet Hansdatter Aagento. Anna was also a Norwegian immigrant, from Borge (now part of Fredrikstad), and was the daughter of Ole Christian Andreasen Rødroen and Anette Christine Hedwig Christiansdatter Steengaden.

Sources: Marriage record of Jerry’s parents – http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Jerry’s maternal grandfather, Elmer J. Krumpos, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Jerry’s maternal great-grandfather, Johannes “John” Pettersen Aus – http://www.arkivverket.no

Baptismal record of Jerry’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Kristine Olsdatter – http://www.arkivverket.no

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Manila October 23, 2015 at 3:14 am

Matey was the son of Gabriel Krumpos and Marie Kadlecová. Barbara was the daughter of Václav “James/Wencelsaus” Zdeněk and Anna Barešová.

Johannes was a Norwegian immigrant, from Skjeberg (now part of Halden), and was the son of Petter Anton Johannesen Hornas Østre and Elisabet Hansdatter Aagento. Anna was also a Norwegian immigrant, from Borge (now part of Fredrikstad), and was the daughter of Ole Christian Andreasen Rødroen and Anette Christine Hedwig Christiansdatter Steengaden.

Manila October 23, 2015 at 3:57 am

ADDITION: Matey likely came from Plzeň. Barbara came from Tábor.

Manila October 23, 2015 at 3:58 am

Johannes “John” Pettersen Aus -> Johannes “John” Pettersen, later Sandaas, Aus

Manila October 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Barbara Zdeněk -> Barbara Zdeneková

Her maiden surname is gender-sensitive.

Manila August 30, 2015 at 12:26 am

Anna Kristine’s family name is Skjæggeby.

Manila May 19, 2015 at 12:49 am

John Aus and Anna Christine Petterson -> Johannes “John” Pettersen Aus and Anna Kristine Olsdatter

Sources:
* John’s baptismal record: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20060320011124.jpg
* Anna’s baptismal record: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20060905010255.jpg

Manila May 18, 2015 at 6:28 am

His parents are Jerry Fulton “Rooster” Cantrell, Sr. and Gloria Jean Krumpos. Jerry, Sr. is from Atoka, Oklahoma.

Jerry’s maternal grandparents were Elmer J. Krumpos (the son of Matey “Matthew/Mike” Krumpos and Barbara Zdeněk) and Dorothy Elizabeth (maiden surname unknown). Matey and Barbara were Czech immigrants from Bohemia.

Source:
* Jerry, Sr. and Gloria’s marriage record: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/298E6157F1A90B1B9A0C0E62B0A1B6F1
* Elmer’s 1920 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDM-WM1

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