Mark Rober

LOS ANGELES – DEC 13: Rober at the 9th Annual Streamy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA, kathclick/

Birth Name: Mark Braxton Rober

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 11, 1980

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, around one eighth Swiss-German, one eighth Luxembourgish, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and French

Mark Rober is an American YouTuber, engineer, inventor, and educator. He is known for his popular science and do-it-yourself gadget videos. He was a NASA engineer for nine years, including seven working on the Curiosity rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and was a product designer at Apple’s Special Projects Group, authoring patents involving virtual reality for self-driving cars.

His son has autism, and Mark is an advocate for autism awareness.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was Lewis Vinall Rober (the son of Joseph Peter Rober and Leonore Kate Vinall). Lewis was born in Wyoming. Joseph was born in Indiana, the son of Nicholas Rober, who was from Luxembourg, and of Elizabeth Kirch, whose parents were from Luxembourg. Leonore was born in Indiana, the daughter of George William Vinall and Ida May Bower.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Irene Emma Lee (the daughter of Clifford William Lee/Leu and Annie Lucille Potter). Irene was born in Washington. Clifford was born in Ohio, the son of Georg Leu, who was from Altdorf, Switzerland, and of Emma Schneider, whose parents were Swiss. Annie was born in Idaho, the daughter of John Clay Potter and Ella Wallace Brown.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Robert Charles Braxton (the son of Wallace Clyde “Bert” Braxton and Francis Helen Rebecca Schleier). Robert was born in Missouri. Wallace was born in Missouri, the son of Charles Moulder Braxton and Mary Jane Colborn/Colburn. Francis was born in Missouri, the daughter of Charles William Schleier, whose parents were German, and of Emma Lee O’Brien, whose parents were Irish.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Lou Taber (the daughter of John Marion Taber and Lucretia May “Lula” Huston). Gloria was born in Missouri. John was born in Illinois, the son of James William Taber and Missouri Judy Butler. Lucretia was born in Illinois, the daughter of George Harrison Huston and Lydia Minnie Taber.

Sources: Obituary of Mark’s mother –

Genealogy of Mark’s paternal grandparents, Lewis Vinall Rober and Irene Emma Lee –

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