Danica Patrick

Patrick in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Danica Sue Patrick

Place of Birth: Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1982

*father – Italian/Sicilian, Irish, Swiss-German, English
*mother – Norwegian

Danica Patrick is an American professional racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. She became the Rookie of the Year for the 2005 IndyCar Series season and the 2005 Indianapolis 500. She became the first woman to win an Indy car race when she won the 2008 Indy Japan 300.

Danica’s paternal grandfather was Terry Jose Patrick (the son of Lynn Henry “Pat” Patrick and Genevieve J. “Jean” Corrado). Terry was born in Wisconsin. Lynn was the son of John Henry Patrick, who was born in Wisconsin, to parents from England and Ireland, and of Freda Eliza Steiner, who was born in Bern, Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent. Genevieve was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Italian parents, Joseph J. Corrado and Giuseppina/Josephine Corrado, who had roots in Sicily.

Danica’s paternal grandmother was Barbara June Patten (the daughter of Edward Haley Patten and Othella Ellen Sinks). Barbara was born in Wisconsin. Edward was the son of Squire Bert Patten and Elsie Leona Gleason. Othella was the daughter of Charles Edward Sinks.

Danica’s maternal grandfather was Albert Flaten (the son of Gilbert S. Flaten and Ida Davidson). Gilbert was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents, Sebjørn Gunbjørnsen Flaten, from Eggedal, Sigdal, Buskerud, and Marte Hansine Ingbrighsdotter/Oberheim. Ida was born in Minnesota, also to Norwegian parents, Even Davidson, from Toten, Oppland, and Agneta.

Danica’s maternal grandmother is Audrey Glenda Kvien (the daughter of Olaf Alvin Kvien and Myrtle Helena Heskin). Audrey was born in Minnesota. Olaf was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, Anders/Andrew Knutsen Kvien and Gurine Jenstad/Gjenstad, from Kvismoen. Myrtle was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Nicolai Heskin and Clara Ovidia Halvorson, and all of her own grandparents were Norwegian.

Sources: Genealogies of Danica Patrick – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Danica’s paternal grandfather, Terry Jose Patrick – https://www.findagrave.com


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