Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1996
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Slovak, Czech, German, Irish, English (mother; who converted to Judaism)
Jack Gilinsky is an American singer. He is part of the pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, along with Jack Johnson.
Jack’s father was born Jewish (of Czech Jewish, Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish descent). Jack’s mother is of Slovak, Czech, German, Irish, and English ancestry. Jack’s mother was raised Catholic, and converted to Judaism; she is active in the Omaha Jewish community. Jack was raised Jewish.
Jack is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress and singer Dianna Agron. Jack’s paternal five time great-grandparents, Shmuel Labe Agronsky and Fruma Chana Bakhrakh, were also Dianna’s four time great-grandparents.
Jack’s paternal grandfather is Larry Gilinsky (the son of Stewart Harold Gilinsky and Frances “Chickie” Bergman). Stewart was born in Iowa, to Israel/Ike Gilinsky and Anna Wattenburg/Waltenberg, who were born in Iowa and Nebraska, respectively, and all of his own grandparents were Czech Jewish immigrants. Frances was born in Nebraska, of Polish Jewish ancestry.
Jack’s paternal grandmother is Deanna Sue Dworkin (the daughter of Edward Dworkin). Edward was born in Missouri, to a Russian Jewish father, Samuel L. Dworkin, and a Lithuanian Jewish mother, Rose Lea Rudnick, from Vishay.
Jack’s maternal grandfather is Frank Finnegan (the son of Frances Schroepfer). Frances was the daughter of Frank Schroepfer and Jane Spencer; Jane was born in Illinois, to English parents.
Jack’s maternal grandmother is Beverly J. Sim (the daughter of Michael Sim, Jr. and Helen Slivka). Michael’s father was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents, and Michael’s mother was Slovak. Helen’s parents were Czech.
Sources: Genealogy of Jack Gilinsky – http://www.geni.com
Jack’s paternal great-grandfather, Stewart Harold Gilinsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal great-grandmother, Frances Bergman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Dworkin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Frances Schroepfer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jack’s maternal great-grandmother, Frances (Schroepfer) Bradley – http://www.legacy.com
Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Michael Sim, Jr. on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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