Gillian Jacobs

by madman on February 17, 2017

Birth Name: Gillian MacLaren Jacobs

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 19, 1982

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English

Gillian Jacobs is an American actress. She is the daughter of Martina (Magenau) and William Francis Jacobs.

Gillian’s paternal grandfather was William Francis Jacobs (the son of William Francis Jacobs and Elizabeth Ann Hillock). Gillian’s great-grandfather William was born in Burlington, Wisconsin, to German parents, Joseph Jacobs and Julia Kortenbusch. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hillock, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents, and of Julia Mackey, who was from Mullinakill, Ireland.

Gillian’s paternal grandmother was Mary Margaret Haskins (the daughter of Thomas Nicholas Haskins and Mary Agnes Gahan). Thomas was born in La Salle, Illinois, to Irish parents, Thomas N. Haskins and Mary White. Gillian’s great-grandmother Mary Agnes was the daughter of John Gahan, whose parents were Irish, and of Winifred Hogan, who was Irish.

Gillian’s maternal grandfather was John Martin Magenau (the son of John Martin Magenau and Florence M. Koehler). Gillian’s great-grandfather John was the son of David Magenau and Bertha Reidinger, who were of German descent. Florence was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Koehler and Ida Belle Dunlap.

Gillian’s maternal grandmother was Carol Marie Spiller (the daughter of Cornelius MacLaren Spiller and Inez Marie Daniels). Cornelius was the son of Frederick Spiller and Jennie M. Inez was the daughter of William O. Daniels and Patience Reed.

Sources: Genealogy of Gillian Jacobs (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Gillian’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Nicholas Haskins –

Genealogy of Gillian’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Agnes Gahan –

Gillian’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Agnes Gahan, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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