Jake Picking

Picking in 2018, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Howard Picking

Place of Birth: Erlangen, Germany

Date of Birth: March 2, 1991

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English

Jake Picking is an American actor. His roles include Dirty Grandpa, Patriots Day, Only the Brave, Top Gun: Maverick, and The First Lady.

He was born in Erlangen, Germany, while his father was in the U.S. Army. He was raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Jake’s paternal grandfather is Howard Milton “Skip” Picking III (the son of Howard Milton Picking, Jr. and Evelyn Josephine Brofield). Jake’s grandfather Howard was born in Pennsylvania. Jake’s great-grandfather Howard was the son of Howard Milton Picking and Mary Margaret Davis. Evelyn was the daughter of William E. Brofield and Walentine/Valentine/Valentina Elisabethe Dorothea Deichelmann/Dietchelman/Duchelmann/Dichelmann, whose parents were German.

Jake’s paternal grandmother is Adelle Case (the daughter of Henry Case and Sophia Elizabeth Pomeroy). Adelle was born in Pennsylvania. Henry was the son of Frank P. Case and Lydia L. Smith. Sophia was the daughter of John Webber Pomeroy and Jessie Elizabeth Robbins.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Gernard J. “Gary” Estadt (the son of Ernest Henry Estadt and Cecelia/Cecilia Marie Diehl). Gary was born in Pennsylvania, and was of mostly German descent. Ernest was the son of Leo Louis Estadt and Johanna S. Hohman. Cecelia was the daughter of John Montgomery Diehl and Marie Alice McCahon.

Jake’s maternal grandmother is Nancy Ann Moran (the daughter of John Patrick Moran and Margaret Hope Colley/Coley). Nancy was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Owen J. Moran and Margaret Durkin. Hope was the daughter of Charles Faunsworth Colley and Jane T. Golden.

Sources: https://www.thegovernorsacademy.org

Marriage record of Jake’s paternal great-grandparents, Howard Milton Picking, Jr. and Evelyn Josephine Brofield – https://www.familysearch.org

Family history of Jake’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Howard Milton Picking – https://catrackgraphics.com

Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Josephine Brofield, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jake’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Walentine/Valentine/Valentina Elisabethe Dorothea Deichelmann/Dietchelman/Duchelmann/Dichelmann, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Sophia Elizabeth (Pomeroy) Case – https://stargazette.newspapers.com

Marriage record of Jake’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Webber Pomeroy and Jessie Elizabeth Robbins – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Jake’s maternal grandfather, Dr. Gernard J. “Gary” Estadt (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Jake’s maternal grandfather, Dr. Gernard J. “Gary” Estadt – https://obituaries.tribdem.com

Marriage record of Jake’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Montgomery Diehl and Marie Alice McCahon – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jake’s maternal great-grandfather, John Patrick Moran – https://thetimes-tribune.newspapers.com

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