Jake Kiszka

Kiszka in 2018, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Thomas Kiszka

Place of Birth: Frankenmuth, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 23, 1996

*father – Polish, Moravian Czech
*mother – English, German, Scottish, Swiss-German, distant Dutch

Jake Kiszka is an American musician. He is the guitarist of rock band Greta Van Fleet. His brothers, Josh Kiszka, who is his twin, and Sam Kiszka, are also members of the band.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Frank Kiszka (the son of George Kiszka and Mary Theresa Lanczek). Frank was born in Michigan, to Polish parents, from Galicia.

Jake’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Zalesak (the daughter of George Zalesak and Marie Marek). Lillian was born in Michigan, to Moravian Czech parents.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Ronald Keith “Ron” Wilson (the son of William Ervin Wilson and Chrystal/Crystal Missouri Berry). Ronald was born in Stanford, Kentucky. William was the son of Joshua Wilson and Mary Zella Sowders. Chrystal was the daughter of Alfonzo Stanley Berry and Orithia Jesse Warfield.

Jake’s maternal grandmother is named Elizabeth “Betsy.”

Source: Obituary of Jake’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Keith “Ron” Wilson – https://obituaries.crossville-chronicle.com

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Sowders like is German (with Swiss-German).


    There is also Scottish I guess but I just had a quick look

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