Greg K.

Birth Name: Gregory David Kriesel

Place of Birth: Glendale, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 20, 1965

*German, Irish, English, Dutch (father)
*French-Canadian (mother)

Greg K. is an American musician and songwriter. He is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of the punk rock band The Offspring. Other members of the band are Dexter Holland, Noodles, and Pete Parada.

Greg is the son of Donna Ann Marie (Lapointe) and David Eric Kriesel. His father has German, Irish, English, and Dutch, ancestry. His mother is of French-Canadian descent.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was Bernard Albert Kriesel (the son of Albert Bernard Kriesel and Helen McCarthy). Greg’s great-grandfather Albert was born in New York, to German parents, John Kriesel and Albertina Tetzlaff. Helen, and her parents, were born in New York, and were likely of Irish ancestry.

Greg’s paternal grandmother was Leona Madeline Miner (the daughter of Leon D. Miner and Laura Madeline Braisted). Leon was the son of Brownell “Brownie” W. Miner and Mary A. Vrooman/Vroman. Greg’s great-grandmother Laura was the daughter of George Washington Braisted and Mary Ann Summers, whose parents were Irish.

Greg’s maternal grandparents were Donald George Lapointe (the son of Wilfred Israel Lapointe and Mary Palmire Perreault) and Cecile Marie Begin (the daughter of Odias Begin and Lauza Jacques). Donald’s parents were Canadian. Odias was also Canadian. Lauza was born in Maine, to Canadian parents.

Sources: Marriage record of Greg’s parents –

Marriage record of Greg’s paternal grandparents, Bernard Albert Kriesel and Leona Madeline Miner –

Greg’s paternal grandfather, Bernard Albert Kriesel on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Greg’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Bernard Kriesel, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Greg’s paternal great-grandfather, Leon D. Miner –

Genealogy of paternal Greg’s great-grandmother, Laura Madeline Braisted –

Greg’s paternal great-grandmother, Laura Madeline Braisted, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Laura Madeline Braisted on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Greg’s maternal grandfather, Donald George Lapointe, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Greg’s maternal grandmother, Cecile Marie Begin, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Greg’s maternal great-grandmother, Lauza Jacques, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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