Monday, August 8, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Josephine Benzel Dreher

The above is a copy of Josephine Benzel Dreher's death certificate.

You will note it is for Jefferson County, Kentucky. The certificate number is 29150.

Her name is listed as "Josie Dreher". Her address as 2322 N. Western Pkwy., which was located in Louisville.

Josie is listed as a Widow. Her birthdate as 21 July 1865.

Her date of death was 12 Dec 1932. The cause of death is listed as "Cancer. Pancreas"
She had been under this doctor's care from Oct. 1932 until her date of death.

Her place of birth is listed as Bedford, Indiana.

Her father as John Benzel, born in Germany. Her mother as Minnie Langbriet, also born in Germany.

The informant for all of the information was Florence Collins [who we know was Josie's daughter] and the address is the same as Josie's above on the certificate.

She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery on 14 Dec 1932. The Undertaker is listed as Schoppenhorst Brothers, in Louisville.

The death certificate is signed by Dr. J.W. BELTON. And it was filed on 14 Dec 1932.

Josephine Benzel Dreher was my great-grandmother. Her son Henry Condar Dreher, Jr. was my grandfather. His daughter, Lois Velleda Dreher, my mother.

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