Andy Biersack

Birth Name: Andrew Dennis Biersack

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 26, 1990

Ethnicity: German, as well as Irish, English, remote Scottish, possibly other

Andy Biersack is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. He is the founder and lead vocalist of rock band Black Veil Brides. He is known as Andy Six and Andy Black.

He is married to rock singer, songwriter, and poet Juliet Simms.

Andy’s paternal grandfather is Dennis Biersack (the son of Alois Joseph “Al” Biersack and Evelyn Louis Hanke). Alois was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph John Biersack, who was of German descent, and of Mary Catherine Haizlsperger, who was a German immigrant. Evelyn was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of John W. Hanke, who was the son of German parents, and of Lillian/Lillie Hoffman, who was of approximately half German and half British descent.

Andy’s paternal grandmother is named Margaret.

Andy’s maternal grandfather was Urban Phalen Flanders (the son of Cyrus Glenn Flanders and Mary Cecilia/Cecelia Lynskey). Cyrus was born in Iowa, the son of Samuel Howard Flanders and Lillian Nancie Hammett. He had deep lines in the U.S., and was of mostly English descent. Mary was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Irish parents, from Galway, Michael John Lynskey and Brigid Delia Agnes Brett/Shaughnessy.

Andy’s maternal grandmother was Anne Mary Kock (the daughter of Charles Henry Kock and Alma F. Bushmiller). Anne was born in Ohio. Charles was the son of Wilhelm J. Kock, who was from Emsbüren, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Henriette Eymann, who was also of German origin. Alma was the daughter of Heinrich/Henry Bushmiller and Anna Marie Heisle, who were born in Ohio, also to German parents, with Heinrich’s parents having been from Hanover.

Sources: Genealogy of Andy’s paternal grandfather, Dennis Biersack –

Obituary of Andy’s paternal great-grandfather, Alois Joseph “Al” Biersack –

Genealogies and obituaries of Andy’s maternal grandparents, Urban Phalen Flanders and Anne Mary Kock –

Obituary of Andy’s maternal grandmother, Anne Mary (Kock) Flanders –

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  1. Erik1714 says:

    Obituary of Andy’s grandmother Anne M. (Kock) Flanders

    Andy’s maternal grandmother was Anne M. Kock (the daughter of Charles H. Kock and Alma Bushmiller). Anne was born in Ohio, and was of German descent. Charles was the son German emigrant parents, Wilhelm J. Kock, from Emsbüren, Lower Saxony, and Henriette Eymann. Alma was the daughter of Henry Bushmiller and Anna Marie Heisle, both born in Ohio to German emigrant parents.

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