Birth Name: John Keith Wozniak
Place of Birth: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: January 19, 1971
*father – Polish, Irish
*maternal grandfather – English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish
*maternal grandmother – Mexican, including Spanish, Basque
John Wozniak is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of rock band Marcy Playground.
John is the son of Nora and Robert Wozniak, a psychologist. John’s father is of Polish and Irish descent. John’s mother was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish descent on one side and Mexican [Spanish, Basque, possibly other] on the other. He has four children with his partner Amanda.
John’s paternal grandfather was John Michael Wozniak (the son of Michael Wozniak and Mary Ann Stadnik). John was born in New York, to Polish parents. Mary Ann was the daughter of John Stadnik and Mary.
John’s paternal grandmother was Mary Agnes Flood (the daughter of Peter Andrew Flood and Mary Ellen Rankin). John’s grandmother Mary Agnes was born in Pennsylvania. Peter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, John Francis Flood and Mary E. McAloon. John’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Warrington, Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Samuel G. Rankin and Margaret Grady.
John’s maternal grandfather was Horace Keith Ashinhurst (the son of Joel Ellerine Ashinhurst and Nora Loraine Thrasher). Horace was born in Kentucky. Joel was the son of Joel E. Ashinhurst and Nancy Elerine Neighbors. Nora was the daughter of William Robert Thrasher and Edna Niles Simpson.
John’s maternal grandmother was Helen Verastegui (the daughter of Enrique Casterllon Verastegui and Rose Arias). Helen was born in California. Enrique was born in Rio Verde, Mexico. Rose was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and likely was the daughter of Bernadino Arias and Armenia, who were both born in California, to Mexican parents.
Sources: John’s paternal grandfather, John Michael Wozniak, on the 1930 Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s paternal grandfather, John Michael Wozniak – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of John Wozniak (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Genealogies of John’s maternal grandparents, Horace Keith Ashinhurst and Helen (Verastegui) Ashinhurst – http://www.findagrave.com
Likely John’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Arias, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org