Dane DeHaan

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DeHaan in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Dane William DeHaan

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, with distant Welsh and Northern Irish

Dane DeHaan is an American actor and model. His roles include the films Chronicle, Lincoln, The Place Beyond the Pines, Devil’s Knot, Kill Your Darlings, Metallica: Through the Never, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Life After Beth, Life (2015), Two Lovers and a Bear, A Cure for Wellness, Tulip Fever, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Kid, and Oppenheimer, and the series ZeroZeroZero, The Stranger, Lisey’s Story, and The Staircase.

Dane’s ancestry is Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, and a small amount of Welsh and Northern Irish. His surname, de Haan or DeHaan, means “the rooster” in Dutch.

Dane is married to actress Anna Wood, with whom he has two children.

Dane’s paternal grandfather was William Robert DeHaan (the son of William DeHaan and Ethel Margaret Ande). Dane’s grandfather William was born in New Jersey. Dane’s great-grandfather William was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents, Frank DeHaan and Margaret. Ethel was born in New Jersey, the daughter of William Ande, who was of German descent, and of Nellie/Lillie Vanderbeck, who was of Dutch origin.

Dane’s paternal grandmother was Beth Ellen Sine (the daughter of Edwin Randolph Sine and Katherine M. Kosegarten). Beth was born in New York. Edwin’s father, Charles Rush Sine, was a minister in Tonawanda, New York. Edwin’s mother was Ella H. Grieser. Edwin had mostly German, as well as Welsh and Northern Irish, ancestry. Katherine’s father, Otto Frederick Kosegarten, was the son of German immigrants, Frederick J. Kosegarten, from Neukalen, Mecklenburg, and Caroline Salchow. Katherine’s mother, Augusta E. “Gussie” Halstead, was born in Pennsylvania, to Charles Halstead and Augusta Bell. The surnames Halstead and Bell are English.

Dane’s maternal grandmother was born Laura M. Boscia (the daughter of Frank Paul Boscia and Anna Mae Fahr). Laura was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. Frank was an Italian emigrant, born in Messina, Italy, the son of Nicholas Boscia and Concetta Olla. This makes Dane of at least one eighth Italian descent. Dane’s great-grandmother Anna had German ancestry, and was the daughter of Jacob Fahr and Bertha S. Deemer.

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DeHaan in 2012, image via kathclick/Bigstock.com

Sources: Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, William DeHaan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal grandfather, William Robert DeHaan (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.chaseyourtale.com

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, Edwin Randolph Sine (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.thevillagerose.com

Dane’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine M. Kosegarten, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Dane’s maternal grandmother, Laura M. (Boscia) Cicale – http://obits.lehighvalleylive.com

Obituary of Dane’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Mae (Fahr) Boscia – https://www.mcall.com

31 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Frederick J. Kosegarten was born in Neukalen, Mecklenburg, Germany.

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