Gustav Drees
1890 - 1976



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 13 Nov 1890
         Daykin, Nebraska
BAPTISED: 16 November, 1890
         St. Johns Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska
CONFIRMED: Palm Sunday, 1905
         St. Johns Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska
MARRIED: Maria "Mary" STRUCKMAN
         19 Sep 1912
         St. Johns Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska
DIED: 11 Jun 1976



Gustav Drees was a farmer and carpender who lived much of his life near Daykin, Nebraska.

Gustav was born on November 13th, 1890, the seventh and last of Frederick and Anna Drees' children. His never had a chance to be spoiled, as his handicapped sister Hannah was two years older and took much of their parent's attention. Gustav was eight when Hannah died and only 16 when his mother Anna died, Anna being very ill to two years prior to her death.

In 1908, Gustav moved with his father to Alma, Nebraska, near to where his brother Frederick had moved. The following year, his father remarried. It was during this time that he met Maria Struckman. They were married in Daykin in 1912, settled nearby and raised wheat, corn and 6 children.

Gustav's father and stepmother Lisset moved in with them in 1920. She died the following year but Frederick lived with them until his death in 1936.

Late in his life, Gustav lost the use of his legs, spending several years in a wheelchair. As a further complication, while recovering in the hospital from a case of the flu, he became deaf, most likely as the result of a drug that he had been taking.

Gustav Drees died on June 11th, 1976.


WIFE of Gustav Drees:
    Maria "Mary" STRUCKMAN

     1892-1983

PARENTS of Gustav Drees:
    Frederick Heinrich DREES
     1852-1936
    Anne Katherine Ilsabein BRUENGER
     1849-1906

CHILDREN of Gustav Drees:
   1. Friedrich Georg Walther "Walter" DREES

        1913-1963
   2. Edna Karolina (JORDENING)
        1915-1994
   3. Esther Emma (SCHOENBECK)
        1916-2012
   4. Dorine Louise (FOX)
        1921-2000
   5. Velma Marie (STIGGE)
        1922-2006
   6. Raymond Gustav DREES
        1928-2012



DREES FAMILY HOMEPAGE