Birth Name: Glenn Thomas Jacobs
Place of Birth: Torrejón Air Base, Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
Date of Birth: April 26, 1967
Kane is an American professional wrestler, businessperson, actor, politician, and elementary school teacher. He has been Mayor of Knox County, since September 1, 2018.
Kane was born in Torrejón Air Base, Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain, to American parents, from East Alton, Missouri. His father was then serving in the air force. Kane was raised in Missouri.
Kane is married to Crystal Goins, with whom he has two children.
Kane is sometimes stated as being Jewish on the internet, because of his surname, Jacobs. This is not correct. He is not of Jewish heritage.
Kane’s paternal grandfather was Henry John Jacobs (the son of John Jacobs and Mary Luehning). Henry was born in Missouri. Kane’s great-grandfather John was born in Missouri, the son of German parents, John Jacobs and Ellen Mary Maerten/Marz. Kane’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Illinois, the daughter of German parents, Henry Luehning and Emily Henniges.
Kane’s paternal grandmother was Magdalene/Magdelene/Magdelena T. Bastean (the daughter of Henry Bastean and Elizabeth/Elisebath Ernst). Magdalene was born in Missouri. Henry was born in Missouri, the son of Franzes/Francis/Frank Bastean, who was born in Germany, and of Elsie Frances Blanks. Elizabeth was born in Missouri, the daughter of German parents, Conrad Heinrich Ernst, from Hasede, and Rosina/Rosa Haas, from Bavaria.
Kane’s maternal grandfather was Henry Charles Riechmann/Riechman (the son of Henry J. Riechmann and Lillian/Lillie/Lilly H. Smith). Kane’s grandfather Henry was born in Missouri. Kane’s great-grandfather Henry was born in Missouri, the son of German parents, William Riechmann and Caroline “Carrie” Borcherding. Lillian was the daughter of Charles Smith, whose family surname was evidently originally Schmidt, and of Carrie Stegmann/Stegman/Stegemann.
Kane’s maternal grandmother was Theal Elizabeth Williams (the daughter of Thomas U./W./N. Williams and Elizabeth M. Siebels/Siebel). Theal was born in Missouri. Elizabeth was born in Missouri, to German parents, from Hanover, Peter Siebels/Siebel and Johanna/Jennie K. Bevorforden.
Kane’s paternal grandfather, Henry John Jacobs, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Kane’s paternal grandfather, Henry John Jacobs – https://newspaperarchive.com
Kane’s paternal grandmother, Magdalene/Magdelene/Magdelena T. Bastean, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Kane’s maternal grandfather, Henry Charles Riechmann/Riechman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Henry Charles Riechmann/Riechman on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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