Nick Offerman

Offerman in 2013, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Nicholas David Offerman

Place of Birth: Joliet, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 26, 1970

*father – German, Swiss-German
*mother – Irish, English, German, Swiss-German, Dutch, Welsh, remote French, Scottish, and Jersey [Channel Islander]

Nick Offerman is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician, humorist, and carpenter.

He is the son of Catherine Ann, a nurse, and Frederic Dames Offerman, a teacher. Nick is married to actress Megan Mullally.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Eugene Offerman (the son of Nicholas/Nick M. Offermann and Matilda F. Schweizer). Raymond was born in Illinois. Nick’s great-grandfather Nicholas was born in Illinois, the son of German parents, Franz Offermann and Susannah/Susanna Korst. Matilda was born in Illinois, to Swiss-German parents, Joseph Casper Schweizer and Barbara Ernst.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Marilynn Olivia Dames (the daughter of Fredric/Fred Cramer Dames and Louise Juliet Wilhelmi). Marilynn was born in Illinois. Fredric was the son of Joseph Dames and Margaretha/Margaret Cramer/Kraemer, who were born in Illinois, both of them to German parents. Louise was the daughter of John Peter Wilhelmi and Mary Louise Boos, who were also born in Illinois, also to German parents.

Nick’s maternal grandfather was Michael Donald Roberts (the son of William Dean Roberts and Carrie Alta Orvelene Knupp). Michael was born in Cook County, Illinois. William was the son of Samuel Johnson Roberts and Sarah Ann Prater. Carrie was the daughter of Michael Lafayette Knupp and Lenna Mae Thompson.

Nick’s maternal grandmother was Eloise Catherine Loucks (the daughter of Harry Milton Loucks and Hazel Ada Smith). Eloise was born in Illinois. Harry was the son of Milton Scott Loucks and Katherine/Catherine Bell Barr. Hazel was the daughter of James Charles Smith, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary/May J. Kehoe, who was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Nick Offerman –

Genealogy of Nick’s father –

Genealogy of Nick’s mother (through her sister) –

Genealogy of Nick’s maternal grandfather, Michael Donald Roberts –

Genealogy of Nick’s maternal great-grandfather, William Dean Roberts (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Nick’s maternal grandmother, Eloise Catherine Loucks, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Nick’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Ada Smith, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Hazel was the daughter of James Charles Smith and Mary J. Kehoe, who was Irish. —> Hazel was the daughter of James Charles Smith, whose parents were Irish, and Mary J. Kehoe, who was Irish.

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