Birth Name: Bradford Gates Rutter
Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 31, 1978
Ethnicity: German, some English
Brad Rutter is an American game show contestant, television host, producer, and actor. He is the second-highest earning game show contestant in the U.S., and the highest-earning overall contestant on Jeopardy!, primarily through special tournaments.
Brad’s paternal grandfather was George E. Rutter (the son of Raymond G. Rutter, Jr. and Eva E. Rutter). Brad’s grandfather George was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Raymond was the son of Raymond G. Rutter and Sophia E. Kuhlmann. Brad’s great-grandmother Eva was the daughter of Emanuel A. Rutter and Delilah Roland.
Brad’s paternal grandmother was named Barbara Weaver.
Brad’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Carl Greenwald (the son of August Greenwald and Edith Stickloon). Edwin was born in Pennsylvania. August was an ethnic German emigrant, from Poland. Edith was born in Pennsylvania, to ethnic German parents, from Poland/Russia, August Stickloon and Augusta Maurer.
Brad’s maternal grandmother was Alberta S. Rose (the daughter of William Gates Rose and Viola Blanche Fishburn). Alberta was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of William Gates Rose and Sarah Ann Commons, whose father was English. Viola was the daughter of Albert Jefferson Quay Fishburn, whose father was also English, and of Ellen Pauline Meck.
Sources: Obituary of Brad’s paternal great-grandfather, Eva E. (Rutter) Rutter York – https://www.debordsnyder.com
Brad’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Carl Greenwald, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brad’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Carl Greenwald – https://www.debordsnyder.com
Brad’s maternal great-grandparents, August Greenwald and Edith Stickloon, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death records of Brad’s maternal great-great-grandparents, August Stickloon and Augusta (Maurer) Stickloon – https://www.findagrave.com