Birth Name: Brett Ryan Eldredge
Place of Birth: Paris, Illniois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 23, 1986
Ethnicity: German, English, one eighth Swedish, some Irish, distant Dutch
Brett Eldredge is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Brett is the son of Robin and Christopher Eldredge. His cousin, Terry Eldredge, is a member of the six-piece bluegrass band the Grascals.
Brett’s paternal grandfather was Shirley Burnett Eldredge (the son of Burnett Eldredge and Mary Undine Geiling). Shirley was born in Illinois. Brett’s great-grandfather Burnett was the son of Cary Randle Eldredge and Bessie Griffin. Mary was the daughter of Carl Edward Geiling and Ona Frances Coslet.
Brett’s paternal grandmother was Anna Isabelle Crumrin (the daughter of Otto Vanburen Crumrin and Anna Rhoda Hilt). Brett’s grandmother Anna was born in Illinois. Otto was the son of Leroy Crumrine and Mary A. Thompson. Brett’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Henry Hilt and Missouri Alice Chaney.
Brett’s maternal grandfather is William Warren Vonderlage (the son of Erwin Frederick Otto Vonderlage and Margaret L. Nelson/Nilsson). William was born in Nebraska. Erwin was the son of Friederich/Fred Adolf Vonderlage and Emilie Bredemeier. Margaret was the daughter of John A. Nelson, who was Swedish, and of Esther Johnson, who was of Swedish descent.
Brett’s maternal grandmother was Janice Carol Hilpert (the daughter of The Rev. Herman Martin Hilpert and Golda Wilhelmina Fleer). Janice was born in Nebraska, and was of German descent. The Rev. Herman was the son of The Rev. Herman A. Hilpert, who was German, and of Martha E. Erxleben. Golda was the daughter of Herman Fleer and Martha Redmer.
Sources: Genealogy of Brett Eldredge (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Brett’s maternal grandfather, William Warren Vonderlage, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org