Saturday, December 4, 2010

Surname Saturday - Dreher

Surname Saturday - Dreher

Today let's take another look at my Dreher ancestry....

of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY  in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He
was born  in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER
in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

17 May 1977 in Indiana. He was the son of 12. Henry Condar DREHER and 13. Josephine Sophie
Benzel. He married Irene Caroline BANET on 12 Dec 1923 in Indiana.
Monroe Co., WV. She was the daughter of 14. Francis Isidore Banet and 15. Adeline Josephine EVE.

Jan 1925 in Louisville, Jefferson Kentucky. He was the son of 24. Gottlieb DREHER and 25. Sarah
HUNSINGER. He married Josephine Sophie Benzel on 11 Aug 1884.
Jefferson, KY. She was the daughter of 26. John Benzel and 27. Wilhelmina Lambrecht.

Kentucky. He married Sarah HUNSINGER.
Jefferson, Kentucky.

And this was as far as we had gotten for many years. We had always thought [due to family lore] that the family came from Dusseldorf, and Grandpa often stated so. However, the 1860 Census [the only document which has been found that might lead some credence thusfar] states they came from Baden.

This week we discovered the passenger list containing Gottleib Dreher's name on arriving to this country.

["Gottlob" Dreher line 6]

Arriving 30 Sep 1852 in New York City via London, Gottleib is stated to have been arriving simply from "Germany".

There are actually several Gottleib Dreher's arriving at nearly the same time in this country. So how can we be certain we have the correct one?

Passenger #5 is listed as George HUNSINGER. You will note in the above ahnentahfel that Gottleib's wife's name is Sarah HUNSINGER. It certainly seems more than a coincidence that that two names are found here accompanying one another.

At long last... Gottleib has arrived!!!
Gottlieb DREHER was born in 1827 in Baden, Germany. He died in Jan 1893 in Jefferson County,Sarah HUNSINGER was born 1829 in Alsace, Germany. She died 15 Sep 1900 in Louisville,
Josephine Sophie Benzel was born 21 Jul 1865 in Indiana. She died 12 Dec 1932 in Louisville,
Henry Condar DREHER was born on 15 Jan 1863 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. He died on 29
Henry Condar DREHER Jr. was born on 31 Dec 1902 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. He died onIrene Caroline BANET was born 24 May 1906 in Indiana. She died 08 Aug 1989 in Gap Mills,
Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was theLois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter
Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter

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