Birth Name: Jillian C. Bernhardt
Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 25, 1992
Ethnicity: German, English, possibly other
Jillian Clare is an American actress, director, producer, and singer.
She was raised in Oregon and California.
Jillian is the daughter of producer and writer Susan Bernhardt (born Susan K. Smith) and Robert Bernhardt.
Jillian’s paternal grandfather was Richard William Bernhardt (the son of William H. Bernhardt and Wanda B. Bassel). Richard was born in Washington. William was born in Washington, the son of John P. Bernhardt, who was born in Kansas to parents from either Germany or Russia, and of Johanna/Johana, who was born in Poland. Wanda was born in Russia, the daughter of Jacob Bassel and Emelia/Amelia Zacharius, who likely were ethnic Germans.
Jillian’s paternal grandmother was Rayola Fern Mankins/Mankin (the daughter of John Walter Mankins and Anna Elizabeth/Elizabethe West). Rayola was born in California. John was born in California, the son of John Franklin Mankins and Mary Alice Horn. Anna was born in Missouri, the daughter of Willis West and Gertrude.
Jillian’s maternal grandmother likely was named Florence.
Sources: Obituary of Jillian’s paternal grandfather, Richard William Bernhardt – http://northwoodparkfh.tributes.com
Obituary of Jillian’s paternal grandmother, Rayola Fern Mankins/Mankin – http://www.findagrave.com
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