Sam Kiszka

Kiszka in 2018, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Samuel Francis Kiszka

Place of Birth: Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 3, 1999

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

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

Sam’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.

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

Sam’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.

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

Source: Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Keith “Ron” Wilson –

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