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’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