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Birth Name: Joshua Daniel Hartnett
Place of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. [unconfirmed]
Date of Birth: July 21, 1978
Josh Hartnett is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles in the films The Faculty, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, 40 Days and 40 Nights, and Frank Miller’s Sin City, among many others.
Josh’s father is of half Irish and half German ancestry. Josh’s mother is of five eighths Swedish and three eighths Norwegian descent. Josh has stated that he has visited a peninsula in Ireland where his Irish ancestors are from, and where he found a Hartnett Laundromat.
Josh is in a relationship with English actress and model Tamsin Egerton, with whom he has a child.
Josh’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Lawrence Hartnett (the son of Daniel Lawrence Hartnett and Anastatia “Statia” McGovern). Josh’s great-grandfather Daniel was born in Minnesota, to Irish parents, Maurice Hartnett and Ellen Savage, who was born in Kerry. Anastatia was born in Iowa, the daughter of Martin A. McGovern and Mary Ann McGarrity, who were of Irish descent.
Josh’s paternal grandmother was Irene Clare Huch (the daughter of William John Huch and Irene Caroline Scherer). William was the son of Ignastius/Ignaz Huch, who was German, and of Mary Barbara Weinard, who was born in Minnesota, to German parents. Josh’s great-grandmother Irene was the daughter of John Adam Scherer and Clara M. Weiss, who were both also of German origin.
Josh’s maternal grandfather was Adolph Gustav “Jack” Kronstedt, Jr. (the son of Adolph Gustav Kronstedt, Sr. and Verna Dell Hovde). Josh’s great-grandfather Adolph was the son of Peter Gustaf Kronstedt, who was Swedish, and of Marie/Mary Randena Andriansen, who was Norwegian. Verna was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Mikkel Johanenson Hovde and Petra Amelia Anderson.
Josh’s maternal grandmother was Isabelle Maxine Anderson (the daughter of Leonard Oscar Anderson and Jennie Walstrom). Leonard was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents. Jennie was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Eli Walstrom and Annie.
Sources: Genealogy of Josh Hartnett – http://familypedia.wikia.com
Josh’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Lawrence Hartnett, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Josh’s paternal great-grandfather, Daniel Lawrence Hartnett, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Josh’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Josh’s maternal grandmother, Isabelle Maxine Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Isabelle Maxine (Anderson) Kronstedt – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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