Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn

Posehn in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Brian Edmund Posehn

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 6, 1966

Ethnicity: German, Swedish, Norwegian, English, Irish, 1/16th Italian

Brian Posehn is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer, and comedian.

He is married to Melanie Truhett, with whom he has a son.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was Edmund John Posehn (the son of Heinrich Posehn and Christina Buehler). Brian’s grandfather Edmund was born in Kronau, Saskatchewan, Canada. Heinrich was an ethnic German, born in Eigenfeld Colony, Cherson, South Russia, the son of Gottlieb Posehn and Sophia Reichert. Brian’s great-grandmother Christina was also an ethnic German, born in Ebenfeld Colony, South Russia, the daughter of Michael Beiler/Buehler and Catherine/Katherine Glick. Brian’s great-grandparents Heinrich and Christina were the first couple to marry in the Kronau Bethlehem Church, a Lutheran church, on 23 June, 1895, in Kronau, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Clara Josephine Peterson (the daughter of Oscar Julius Peterson and Emma Theresa Skaug). Clara was born in Minnesota. Oscar was Swedish, the son of John August Peterson and Lotta Anderson. Emma was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, Richard Martin Skaug and Hanna Marie Johnsdatter.

Brian’s maternal grandfather was George Edmund/Edmond Turner (the son of George Joseph Turner and Nellie Bernadetta Keating). Brian’s grandfather George was born in California, and had English and Irish ancestry. Brian’s great-grandfather George was the son of Robert D. Turner and Margret Mullin. Nellie was the daughter of Patrick Keating and Ellen O’Connor, who were from Clogheen, Tipperary, Ireland.

Brian’s maternal grandmother was Norma Ziegler (the daughter of Robert W. Ziegler and Irene Anita Schiller). Norma was born in California. Robert was born in Illinois, to a German father and an English mother. Irene was the daughter of William Schiller, whose parents were German, and of Rose W. Ferrea, whose parents were Italian.

Sources: Brian’s paternal grandfather, Edmund John Posehn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Brian’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Gottlieb Posehn –

Brian’s paternal grandmother, Clara Josephine Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Brian’s maternal grandmother, Norma Ziegler, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Brian’s maternal great-grandmother, Irene Anita Schiller, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    interesting ancestry

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