Place of Birth: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 31, 1985
*father – African-American, European
*mother – Hungarian, German, as well as Irish and English
Jessica Szohr is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Vanessa Abrams on the series Gossip Girl.
Jessica’s father is of African-American and European descent. Jessica’s mother, whose surname is Szohr, has Hungarian and German (from her own father) and Irish and English (from her own mother) ancestry.
Jessica has a daughter with her partner, Canadian professional hockey player Brad Richardson.
Jessica’s maternal grandfather is Ronald Szohr (the son of Philip S. Szohr and Marie C. Bayer). Ronald’s ancestry appears to be a mix of ethnic Germans and Hungarians. Philip was the son of Hungarian-born parents, Simon Szóhr/Sohr, from Tevel, and Erzsebeth/Elizabeth Grabenar, from Nagyvejke. Marie C. was also the daughter of Hungarian-born parents, Joseph Bayer and Clara, who was from Bács-Bodrog County.
Jessica’s maternal grandmother is Karen Bishop (the daughter of Arthur E. Bishop and Dorothy J. Hagan). Dorothy was the daughter of Donald Patrick Hagan and Ruth H. Bigelow.
Sources: Jessica’s maternal great-grandfather, Philip S. Szohr, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Jessica’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Simon Szóhr/Sohr – https://www.familysearch.org
Passenger record of the Szóhr family – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Baptismal record of Jessica’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Erzsebeth/Elizabeth Grabenar – https://www.familysearch.org
Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Marie C. Bayer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Marie C. (Bayer) Szohr – http://www.krausefuneralhome.com
Passenger record of Jessica’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Bayer – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy J. Hagan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jessica’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy J. (Hagan) Bishop – http://www.legacy.com
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