Birth Name: Amber T. Midthunder
Place of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Date of Birth: c. 1990s
*paternal grandfather – Norwegian, some English
*paternal grandmother – Assiniboine Sioux Native American
*mother – English, Chinese
Amber Midthunder is an American actress and filmmaker. She is known for her roles in the films The Ice Road and Prey and the series Legion and Roswell, New Mexico. She is the daughter of Angelique Midthunder, a casting director, and David Midthunder, an actor.
Amber’s father was born in Montana, and is of Sioux Native American descent on one side, and Norwegian, and some English, descent on the other. Amber and her father are members of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Indian Reservation. Her mother was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and has English and Chinese ancestry.
Amber’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Elias Midthun (the son of Aslag/Aslak Nilsen/Nilson Midthun and Edith Maureen Stenersen/Stenerson). Elmer was born in Montana. Aslag was born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, the son of Nils Aslaksson Svalheim/Midtun and Anna Sofie Olsdotter Svalheim. Edith was born in Minnesota, the daughter of John H. Stenerson, who was Norwegian, and of Abbie Person/Persons, who had English ancestry.
Amber’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Rose Hamilton (the daughter of Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong). Cynthia was born in Montana, and was a Sioux Native American, of the Assiniboine tribe. Harvey was the son of Pipe Hamilton and Chief Woman. Angel was the daughter of Bun Armstrong and Two Woman.
Amber’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas “Tom” Roehm (the son of Lester F. Roehm and Helen Reed). James served in the Vietnam War, in which the U.S. had many soldiers stationed in Thailand around the time of Amber’s mother’s birth. James raised Amber’s mother, but it is not (publicly) clear if he is her biological father. Lester was the son of Jacob Louis Roehm, whose parents were German, and of Bertha Unkauf, who was German.
Amber’s (likely adoptive) maternal grandmother is named Priscilla Donaby.
Article mentioning Amber’s ancestry (page 288) – http://en.calameo.com
Genealogy of Amber Midthunder – https://www.geni.com
Amber’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Elias Midthun, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer Elias Midthun on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer Elias Midthun on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Amber’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Abbie Person/Persons, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose Hamilton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Cynthia Rose Hamilton on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose (Hamilton) Midthun – http://billingsgazette.com
Marriage record of Amber’s paternal great-grandparents, Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Amber’s maternal grandfather, James Thomas “Tom” Roehm – http://www.legacy.com
Aslag was the son of Nils Aslaksson Midtun and Anna Sofie Olsdotter Svalheim.
I didn’t think there would be two Abbies, who were born 1868 in Minnesota, to a Vermont-born father and a Maine-born mother, but that appears to be the case. One of them is likely Amber’s ancestor.
Angelique (Roehm) —> Angelique Midthunder (Angelique Susan Roehm)
Remove “likely” before “maternal grandfather”. There’s a comment from Angelique on James’ obituary where she says he is her father.
Lester Roehm and Helen —> Lester F. Roehm and Helen Reed
Lester was the son of Jacob Louis Roehm, whose parents were German, and Bertha Unkauf, who was German.
Well, I didn’t mean that James was her biological grandfather. He IS her grandfather, but if they have any blood connection or not I don’t know. Maybe someone else who knows more about these types of cases, where American soldiers had relationships with Asian women while in service and the babies were sent to America, could comment. Given the circumstances, is it more likely Amber’s mother was sent to live with her biological father or with a completely unrelated family?