Birth Name: Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin
Place of Birth: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 20, 1958
*German, Swiss-German, Irish (father)
Jane Wiedlin is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and animal rights activist. She is the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band The Go-Go’s. She has also had a solo musical career. Other members of The Go-Go’s include Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, and Regina Schock.
Jane is the daughter of Betty Jane (Herro) and Robert Arthur Wiedlin. Her father was of German, Swiss-German, and Irish ancestry. Her mother was of Lebanese/Syrian descent, and was from Oconomowoc, where many emigrants from Lebanon settled.
Jane’s paternal grandfather was Roy Vincent Wiedlin (the son of George Frederick Wiedlin and Kitty/Kathryn Nicholson). Roy was born in Illinois. George was born in either Illinois or Germany, to German parents. Kitty was born in either New York or County Sligo, to Irish parents.
Jane’s paternal grandmother was named Genevieve Catherine Bastian (the daughter of George Bastian and Mary Simon). Genevieve was born in Illinois, to Swiss-German parents. Mary was the daughter of Samuel Simon.
Jane’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Kalel Herro (the son of Elias Herro). Joseph was born in Baalbek, Lebanon.
Jane’s maternal grandmother was named Genevieve Nemior. Genevieve was born in Syria.
Sources: Genealogies of Jane’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com
Jane’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org