Date of Birth: February 27, 1940
Place of Birth: Lebanon, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Death: January 29, 2022
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: German, English
Howard Hesseman was an American actor. He is known for his roles on the shows WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time, and Head of the Class.
He was the son of Edna and George Henry Hesseman. He was married to Caroline Ducrocq, until his death.
Howard’s paternal grandfather was Edward B. Heseman (the son of William Henry Heseman and Nancy Lavina Powell). Edward was born in Indiana, to a German father.
Howard’s paternal grandmother was Margaretha M. Koeneke (the daughter of Thomas Koeneke and Matilde Burgedorf). Margaretha was born in Kansas. Thomas was born in Germany, the son of Heinrich/Henry Könke/Koeneke and Margaretha Peterson. Matilde was born in Tennessee, to German parents.
Howard’s maternal grandfather was Jesse Ford Forster (the son of Robert Ford Forster and Mary Ann Storey). Jesse was born in Texas, to English parents. Robert was born in Monsby, Cumberland, the son of Edward Forster and Hannah Ford. Mary Ann was born in Workington, Cumberland, the daughter of John Story and Mary Jane Love.
Howard’s maternal grandmother was Mary Adelaide “Addie” Johnson (the daughter of Jessie Claybourne Johnson and Lurinda Mary Howard). Howard’s grandmother Mary was born in Tennessee. Jessie was the son of George Washington Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Terry. Lurinda was the daughter of James Thomas Harwood and Delia Maxey Marcom.
Sources: Howard’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Howard’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org
Howard’s maternal grandparents, Jesse Ford Forster and Mary Adelaide “Addie” Johnson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
>Koeneke (the daughter of Thomas Koeneke and Matilde Burgedorf).
>Thomas was born in Germany, to Heinrich/Henry Könke/Koeneke and Margaretha Peterson. Matilde was born in Tennessee, to German parents.