Mike Posner

by Mixed Kidd 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

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

Mike Posner is an American singer, songwriter, poet, 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 paternal grandfather was Irving Posner (the son of Isadore Posner and Ida). Irving was born in New York, to a Polish Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was Helen M. Podolsky (the daughter of Isadore Podolsky and Rebecca). Helen was born in Michigan, to Russian Jewish parents.

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). Florentine’s father, Adolph Patzer, was born in Poland, to ethnic German parents, Johann Ludwig Patzer and Henriette Rode. Florentine’s mother, Marianne Marek, was born in Poland, and was the daughter of Robert Marek and Regina Symon; she 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: Genealogy of Mike Posner – https://www.geni.com

Mike’s paternal grandfather, Irving Posner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s paternal grandmother, Helen M. Podolsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Helen M. (Podolsky) Posner – https://www.newspapers.com

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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