Matt Wilson

Birth Name: Matthew Robert Wilson

Place of Birth: Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: March 28, 1963

*father – Norwegian, English, Dutch, German, remote French, remote Scottish, remote Swiss-German, remote Welsh
*mother – German, Norwegian

Matt Wilson is an American singer and songwriter. He is the frontman of rock band Trip Shakespeare, of which his brother, musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and record producer Dan Wilson, was also a member. Matt has also performed as Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, and with band The Twilight Hours.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Ivan Edward Wilson (the son of Edgar Oslander/Osiander/Oceander Wilson and Nellie Marion Ottman). Ivan was born in Kasson, Dodge, Minnesota. Edgar was the son of Edward Wilson, who was born in Holum Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn, Norway, and of Anna Otterness, who was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, with her father having from Fretheim Farm, Flaamsdalen, Aurland, Sogn. Matt’s great-grandmother Nellie was the daughter of DeWitt Gilbert Ottman and Elma Julina Phelps, and was of English, German, remote French, remote Scottish, remote Swiss-German, and remote Welsh descent.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Martha Lamberton (the daughter of Alfred James Lamberton and Grace Wicks Hodgkins). Martha was born in Arriba, Colorado, and was of English, Dutch, German, and remote French descent.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Louie August Nothelfer (the son of August Nothelfer and Anna C. “Annie” Gehring/Göring). Louie’s parents were German.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Clara Marie Strand (the daughter of Knut/Knute Strand and Ida Tomina Kleven). Clara was born in Minnesota. Knut was a Norwegian immigrant. Ida was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian immigrants.

Sources: Genealogies of Matt’s parents –

Matt’s maternal grandmother, Clara Marie Strand, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Matt’s maternal grandmother, Clara Marie (Strand) Nothelfer –

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