Charles Monroe Schulz's father was of German, while his mother was of Norwegian heritage.
Charles Monroe Schulz was born on November 26, 1922, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. He was the son of Carl and Dena Schulz. His father was a barber. Charles loved to read the comics section of the newspaper with his father and was given the nickname "Sparky" after Sparkplug, the horse in the Barney Google comic strip. He began to draw pictures of his favorite cartoon characters at age six.