Mark Webber

Mark Webber at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Scott Pilgrim vs. Th

Webber in 2010, photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Mark Allen Webber

Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: July 19, 1980

Ethnicity: German, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, French-Canadian, Scottish, English, other

Mark Webber is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.

His mother, Cheri Honkala, an anti-poverty and human rights advocate, was the 2012 nominee for Vice President of the United States for the Green Party. She co-founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.

Mark is married to Australian actress, producer, and model Teresa Palmer. He has a son with his former partner, actress, writer, director, and producer Frankie Shaw; and three children with Teresa.

Mark’s ancestry includes German, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, French-Canadian, Scottish, and English. Mark is also said to have Cheyenne Native American ancestry on his mother’s side.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was John James Webber (the son of John Barney Webber and Fannie Ploeger/Plouger). Mark’s grandfather John was born in Minnesota. Mark’s great-grandfather John was born in Iowa, the son of Barney/Bernard Webber, who was born in Kirnberg, Prussia, Germany, and of Mary Braghammer/Broghammer/Broghamer, whose parents were German. Fannie was born in The Netherlands, the daughter of Otto Ploeger and Alta Dreceth.

Mark’s paternal grandmother is Rosemary Therese Franzen (the daughter of Albert Franzen and Bernadette St. Hilaire). Rosemary was born in Minnesota. Albert’s father was German. Bernadette was the daughter of Pierre “Hilaire” St. Hilaire and Marie Clara Joncas, who were of French-Canadian origin.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Maynard Duane Honkala (the son of Alfred Joel Honkala and Martha Amelia Glader). Maynard was born in Minnesota. Alfred was born in Minnesota, the son of Finnish parents, Joel Sakris Honkala, from Sievi, and Amanda Aurora Nevala, from Kurikka. Martha was also born in Minnesota, the daughter of Frans Oskar/Oscar Glader and Ida Marie/Maria Lindell, whose families were from Finland, and were of Swedish descent.

Mark’s maternal grandmother is named Geraldine Ann Williams (the daughter of Ethel Adeline McDermid). Ethel was the daughter of Albert/Elbert Finley McDermid and Anna Soneson/Sorensen, whose own parents were Swedish.

Sources: Marriage record of Mark’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Barney/Bernard Webber and Mary Braghammer/Broghammer/Broghamer – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Mark’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Alta (Dreceth) Ploeger – https://www.familysearch.org

Mark’s paternal grandmother, Rosemary Therese Franzen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mark Webber (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Mark’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Mark’s maternal grandfather, Maynard Duane Honkala (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Mark’s maternal great-grandmother, Martha Amelia Glader, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Mark’s maternal great-grandmother, Ethel Adeline McDermid, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ethel Adeline McDermid on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

8 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSKQ-D81

    Mark’s paternal grandfather was John James Webber (the son of John Barney Webber and Fannie Ploeger). Mark’s grandfather John was born in Minnesota. Mark’s great-grandfather John was the son of Barney Webber and Mary Braghammer/Broghammer. Fannie was born in The Netherlands, to Otto Ploeger and Alta.

    Mark’s maternal grandmother is named Geraldine Ann Williams (the daughter of Ethel Adeline McDermid). Ethel was the daughter of Albert/Elbert Finley McDermid and Anna Soneson/Sorensen.

    Pierre “Hilaire” St. Hilaire and Marie Clara Joncas were French-Canadian.

    Can somebody explain how is this man getting married 17 years after his death:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K82F-R96

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQM7-SBJ

  2. madman says:

    Mark’s grandmother Geraldine re-married to David Okkelberg.
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDD-R6W6

    This is his her step-brother:
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-n-williams&pid=130912309&fhid=2821

    Can’t find anything about his parents yet though.

  3. madman says:

    Maynard Honkala’s wife Minerva ‘Minnette’ Mendez Picache was Native American. Maybe that’s why Cheri Honkala is said to have a Native American mother. That, or his grandfather simply had a thing for Native Americans.

    Minerva is often listed as Cheri’s mother (including on geni.com and genealogy.com) for some reason, but it’s clearly not accurate.

    Frans Oskar Glader and Ida Marie Lindell were both ethnic Swedes from Finland. Please remove “They also likely had Swedish ancestry, given their names.”, since they, as far as we know, didn’t have any Finnish ancestry.

    http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/l/u/o/Dawn-S-Luoma/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1028.html
    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115986941
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW18-DT1

  4. andrew says:

    could you specify: Mark Webber (actor). The only Mark Webber I knew was this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Webber

    • follers says:

      Webber’s profession is already mentioned in the article. His Wikipedia article is called “Mark Webber (actor)” because the Wikipedia system can’t have two pages with the exact same title, but we can.

  5. madman says:

    I’d assume Frans Oskar Glader and Ida Marie Lindell were ethnically Swedish, due to their surnames.

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