Ethnicity: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born to third-generation German-American parents
The American writer and graphic artist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was the youngest of three children. His father, Kurt Sr., was an architect. His mother, Edith, came from a wealthy family of a brewer. During the Depression, the elder Vonnegut was often out of work, and Mrs. Vonnegut suffered from episodes of mental illness. In 1944, on Mother's Day she committed suicide.