Birth Name: Corey Todd Taylor
Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 8, 1973
*father – German, small amount of Native American
*mother – Irish, small amount of Dutch
Corey Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and author. He is the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. Paul Gray was also a member of Slipknot.
He has three children, including a son with his former wife Scarlett Stone.
Corey has said:
I’m half-German, half-Irish. My mother’s family is mostly Irish with a touch of Dutch. My father is mostly German with a touch of native American. It’s a weird amalgam… Overall, I’m half-German and half-Irish which is where I get my temper from. Growing up, I didn’t have a lot to relate to because my family life was fairly messy. I didn’t know my father until I was about 30… Being half-Irish, I kind of look at it and think, ‘why can’t we play Ireland more’.
Corey’s paternal grandmother is Thelma Marie Horn (the daughter of Frank Arthur Horn and Martha Elizabeth Trimm). Thelma was born in Iowa. Frank was born in Rolla, Missouri, the son of John Horn and Mary Elizabeth Werner, and all of his grandparents were German immigrants. Martha was born in Victor, Iowa, to German immigrants, Ernest Trimm and Emma Meyer.
Sources: Birth record of Corey’s paternal grandmother, Thelma Marie Horn – https://familysearch.org
Corey’s paternal grandmother, Thelma Marie Horn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Corey’s paternal great-grandparents, Frank Arthur Horn and Martha Elizabeth Trimm – https://familysearch.org