Birth Name: Daniel Dodd Wilson
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: May 20, 1961
*father – Norwegian, English, Dutch, German, remote French, remote Scottish, remote Swiss-German, remote Welsh
*mother – German, Norwegian
Dan Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and record producer. He the frontman of band Semisonic. He was a member of rock band Trip Shakespeare, of which his brother, singer and songwriter Matt Wilson, was also a member.
Dan is married to Diane Espaldon, with whom he has two children.
Dan’s paternal grandfather was Ivan Edward Wilson (the son of Edgar Oslander/Osiander/Oceander Wilson and Nellie Marion Ottman). Ivan was born in Kasson, Dodge, Minnesota. Edgar was the son of Edward Wilson, who was born in Holum Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn, Norway, and of Anna Otterness, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, with her father having from Fretheim Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn. Dan’s great-grandmother Nellie was the daughter of DeWitt Gilbert Ottman and Elma Julina Phelps, and was of English, German, remote French, remote Scottish, remote Swiss-German, and remote Welsh descent.
Dan’s paternal grandmother was Martha Lamberton (the daughter of Alfred James Lamberton and Grace Wicks Hodgkins). Martha was born in Arriba, Colorado, and was of English, Dutch, German, and remote French descent.
Dan’s maternal grandfather was Louie August Nothelfer (the son of August Nothelfer and Anna C. “Annie” Gehring/Göring). Louie’s parents were German.
Dan’s maternal grandmother was Clara Marie Strand (the daughter of Knut/Knute Strand and Ida Tomina Kleven). Clara was born in Minnesota. Knut was a Norwegian immigrant. Ida was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian immigrants.
Sources: Genealogies of Dan’s parents – https://rootdigger.org
Dan’s maternal grandmother, Clara Marie Strand, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Dan’s maternal grandmother, Clara Marie (Strand) Nothelfer – https://familysearch.org