Peter Buck

R.E.M. in Concert at Rolling Stone in Milan - March 18, 2008

Birth Name: Peter Lawrence Buck

Place of Birth: Berkeley, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 6, 1956

*English, Dutch, French, French-Canadian, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish (father)
*Swedish (maternal grandfather)
*Croatian (maternal grandmother)

Peter Buck is an American rock musician and songwriter. He is known as a co-founder and lead guitarist of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Other members of the band are Bill Berry, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.

Peter is the son of Peter Wilfred Louis Buck and Violet Gloria Lorenson. Peter is married to Chloe Johnson. He was previously married twice.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Peter George Harold Buck (the son of Judson Wilfred Buck and Sarah Dimmock). Peter’s grandfather Peter was a Canadian immigrant, from Brantford, Ontario. Judson was a Canadian of Dutch, English, and German descent. Sarah was an English immigrant from Somerset.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Eunice Marie Fleury (the daughter of Ovila Louis Fleury and Catherine Marie Ames). Ovila was French-Canadian. Catherine was an American, of English, French, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish descent.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Harry Melvin Lorenson (the son of Carl “Charles” Lorenson and Christina “Christine” Carlson). Carl and Christina were Swedish immigrants, from Reslöv, Malmöhus County and Voxtorp, Jönköping County, respectively.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Maliner (the daughter of Frank Louis Malinar and “Mary” Chopp). Frank and Gloria were Croatian immigrants.

Sources: Peter’s birth record –

Genealogy of Peter’s father –

Genealogy of Peter’s mother –

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