Birth Name: David Anthony Pirner
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: April 16, 1964
*6.25% Belgian (Flemish)
*6.25% Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)
Dave Pirner is an American songwriter, singer, and producer. He is known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum. He is the son of Arvilla Lynn (Burrall) and Donald Dale Pirner.
Dave’s paternal grandparents were Lloyd Frederick Pirner (the son of Johann “John” Pirner and Laura Kunkel) and Ella Gusta Martha Fuerst (the daughter of Charles Ludwig “Carl/Charlie” Fuerst and Anna Maria Elizabeth “Annie” Müller). Dave’s father’s ancestors were all of German descent.
Dave’s maternal grandparents were Frederic McElgunn “Fred” Burrall (the son of Frederic Edward “Fred” Burrall and Krystine Genevieve McElgunn) and Arvilla Hoberg (the daughter of Peter Anton Hoberg and Anna Katherine “Carrie” Rothe). Dave’s great-grandfather Frederic was of English descent. Krystine’s father, Charles Patrick McElgunn, was born in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Krystine’s mother, Jane McDonald, was born Canada, of Scottish descent. Peter’s parents and Anna’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants. Anna’s maternal grandparents were Belgian immigrants, from Flanders, of Flemish background.
Sources: Dave’s birth record – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s father on the 1940 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s paternal grandfather, Lloyd Frederick Pirner, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Lloyd’s paternal great-grandparents, Johann Pirner and Laura Kunkel – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Dave’s paternal grandmother, Ella Gusta Martha Fuerst – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Lloyd’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Ludwig Fuerst and Anna Maria Elizabeth Müller – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s mother on the 1940 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s maternal grandfather, Frederic McElgunn Burrall, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dave’s maternal grandmother, Arvilla Hoberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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