Daya

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Birth Name: Grace Martine Tandon

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1998

Ethnicity: Indian (paternal grandfather), German, English, Irish, possibly other

Daya is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her stage name, Daya, means “grace” in Hindi.

Daya’s paternal grandfather is Jagdish Singh “Jag” Tandon (the son of Mool C. Tandon and Vidya V. Somra). Jagdish was born in New Dehli, India.

Daya’s paternal grandmother is named Monika Dettmers. Monika was born in Poznań, Germany, in present-day Poland.

Daya’s maternal grandfather is Eugene G. Illig (the son of Cyril Augustine Illig and Cecelia Loretta Sharp). Cyril was the son of Henry Augustine Illig, who was of German descent, and of Anne/Anna Elizabeth Crouse. Cecelia was the daughter of Joseph Sharp and Elizabeth Fogle.

Daya’s maternal grandmother is named Bernice L.

Sources: http://www.post-gazette.com
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Genealogies of Daya’s maternal great-grandparents, Cyril Augustine Illig and Cecelia Loretta Sharp – https://www.findagrave.com

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Author: Sage

5 thoughts on “Daya

  1. She is the daughter of Christine Ann (Illig) and Hans-Peter Tandon.

    Daya’s paternal grandparents are Jagdish Singh “Jag” Tandon (the son of Mool C. Tandon and Vidya V. Somra) and Monika Dettmers. Jagdish was born in New Dehli, India. Monika was born in Poznań, Germany, in present-day Poland.

    Daya’s maternal grandfather is Eugene G. Illig (the son of Cyril Augustine Illig and Cecelia Loretta Sharp). Cyril was the son of Henry Augustine Illig and Anne/Anna Elizabeth Crouse. Cecelia was the daughter of Joseph Sharp and Elizabeth Fogle.

    Daya’s maternal grandmother is Bernice L.

    https://prabook.com/web/jagdish_singh.tandon/834806
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91995926

    If anyone is interested, here is a lecture from Daya’s grandmother about her life as a German war refugee. Truly an amazing story:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NR158Ud7Yk

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