Greta Gerwig

Gerwig in 2011, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Greta Celeste Gerwig

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 4, 1983

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Cornish

Greta Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker.

She has a son with her partner, filmmaker Noah Baumbach.

Greta’s paternal grandfather was Roger Wesley Gerwig (the son of Louis/Lewis George Gerwig and Amelia Issac Rogers). Greta’s grandfather Roger was born in Colorado. Louis was born in Indiana, the son of German parents, George Henry Gerwig, from Alsace-Lorraine, and Elizabeth Maria Barth, from Huffenhardt, Baden. Amelia was born in Morro de St. Anna, Brazil, the daughter of Nicholas Rogers and Mary Ann Issac/Isaacs, who were from Cornwall, England.

Greta’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Genevieve Fox (the daughter of Medford/Marion Rush Fox and Rebecca Mae/Maye/May “Mary” Anthony). Ruth was born in Washington. Medford was the son of Egbert Ansel/Ansil Fox and Martha Frances Magill.

Greta’s maternal grandfather was Ralph William Sauer (the son of John D. Sauer and Viola Grace Davenport). Ralph was born in California. John was the son of John D. Sauer, who was German, and of Nancy Jane Dark. Viola was the daughter of James William Davenport and Rebecca Jane Lawrence.

Greta’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jane Foley (the daughter of James B. Foley and Edith Hatfield). Betty was born in Illinois.

Sources: Greta’s paternal grandparents, Roger Wesley Gerwig and Ruth Genevieve Fox, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Greta’s paternal grandfather, Roger Wesley Gerwig, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Greta’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis/Lewis George Gerwig, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Greta’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Genevieve Fox, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Ruth Genevieve Fox on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Greta Gerwig (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Greta’s maternal grandfather, Ralph William Sauer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Greta’s maternal great-grandmother, Viola Grace Davenport (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Greta’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane Foley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Greta’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jane (Foley) Sauer –

5 Responses

  1. follers says:

    1/8th Brazilian.

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