Jake Abel

Jake Abel

Abel in 2011, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Allen Abel

Place of Birth: Canton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1987

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English

Jake Abel is an American actor, model, and singer.

Jake is married to writer Allie Wood.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Virgil John Abel, Jr. (the son of Virgil John Abel and Kathleen Beatrice Weaver). Jake’s grandfather Virgil was born in Ohio. Jake’s great-grandfather Virgil was the son of Jacob Winfield Scott Abel and Clara Margaret Isch. Kathleen was the daughter of George B. Weaver and Nannetie Musser.

Jake’s paternal grandmother is Betty June Bailey (the daughter of Charles Willard Bailey and Florence Lowena/Laverna Beard).

Jake’s maternal grandfather is Robert Allen Swinehart (the son of Lawrence Raymond Swinehart and AnnaBelle Sellers). Lawrence was the son of Allen Swinehart and Clara B. Reed. AnnaBelle was the daughter of Robert P. Sellers and Lillie May Myers or Edgington.

Jake’s maternal grandmother is Donna Jean Lantzer (the daughter of Earl Lee Lantzer and Ruth Ann Bissell/Johnson). Earl was the son of Lee Valentine Lantzer and Edith May Bowers.

Sources: Genealogy of Jake Abel – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, Virgil John Abel, Jr. – http://www.shriverfuneralhomes.com

Obituary of Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Lowena/Laverna (Beard) Bailey – https://www.reedfuneralhome.com

Genealogy of Jake’s maternal great-grandfather, Earl Lee Lantzer – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

11 Responses

  1. lelo4 says:

    He has a typical southern German look, like Bavarian.

    • neiltennant says:

      im from Germany but not ethnic German and I can tell you

      there is not a thing like SOUTHERN GERMAN LOOK etc.

      in Bavaria most people have pale skin and blue eyes on the other side in the Black Forest area there are tons of people with black hair and dark eyes but also vice versa

      ethnic wanderings you understand

  2. athelya says:

    he looks about average

  3. neiltennant says:


  4. Marlene Bleddyn says:

    There are numerous attractive pictures of Jake Abel. Why this one?

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