Mike Posner

by tinasheeeee on June 20, 2014

2011 Capital FM Summertime Ball - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Robert Henrion Posner

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 12, 1988

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French, English, German, Polish, Irish (mother)

Mike Posner is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. His father is Jewish. His mother, who is Catholic, has French, English, German, Polish, and Irish ancestry.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Roy Wilfred Henrion (the son of Robert F. Henrion and Florentine Patzer). Robert was the son of Edward Henrion and Catherine Newton Northway, and had French and English ancestry. Florentine was born in Prussia (Germany), to Adolph Patzer (who was born in Poland, to ethnic German parents, Johann Ludwig Patzer and Henriette Rode) and to Marianne Marek (who was born in Poland, to Robert Marek and Regina Symon, and was likely of ethnic Polish ancestry).

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Ann Marie Whittaker (the daughter of Raymond V. Whittaker and Eleanor E. Auglum). Raymond had English and German ancestry. Eleanor was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Sources: Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Raymond V. Whittaker and Eleanor E. Auglum, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal great-grandfather, Raymond V. Whittaker, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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