Minna Maria Charlotte Drees Lina Marie Elizabeth Drees
1897 - 1990


FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 03 FEB 1897
         Daykin, Nebraska
MARRIED: Edward Fredrick Wilhelm EBKE
         08 FEB 1917
         Daykin, Nebraska
DIED: 02 JUN 1990
         Daykin, Nebraska






Lina Maria Elisabeth Drees, who went by Lena, married William Ebke a few days after her twentieth birthday. They settled down on a farm near Swanton, Nebraska. Three years later they moved to a farm near Helvey, Nebraska.

Lena and William had four children: Their first child, Doris, was born in 1919 and died three years later. Their other children were named: Erwin, Harold & Wayne.

In addition to farming, Lena's husband, William, began making Sunshine Brooder stoves on his farm, which he sold himself and through several distributors. In 1930 he received a patent for the burner design of his stove.

In 1935, William obtained a dealership for Allis Chalmers farming equipment. He set up the dealership on his farm and did quite well - 1938 being a bumper year for sales: 74 combines and 38 tractors. He received at least one Distinguished Sales Award for his work. In 1943, Allis, which wanted greater visibility to their products, started pressuring William to move his dealership to Fairbury. He decided to give up his dealership instead.

Lean and William moved to Daykin, Nebraska in 1951, although William continued to farm with his children until his death. Lina lived to be 93 years old.


HUSBAND of Lina Maria Elisabeth Drees:
    Edward Fredrick Wilhelm EBKE
     1887-1969

PARENTS of Lina Maria Elisabeth Drees:
    August Heinrich DREES

     1844-1935
    Anne Margarita ROEHR
     1860-1944

CHILDREN of Lina Maria Elisabeth Drees:
   1. Doris EBKE

        1919-1922
   2. Erwin Henry August EBKE
        1923-2000
   3. Harold EBKE
        1924-2007
   4. Wayne EBKE
        1930-



DREES FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  John and Donna Gerlaugh's Combined Family Trees
  Wayne Ebke Narrative
  1900 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct., Jefferson Co., NE
  1910 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct., Jefferson Co., NE
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Swan Creek, Saline Co., NE
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Washington Pct., Jefferson Co., NE
  1940 U.S. Federal Census for Washington Pct., Jefferson Co., NE
  U.S. Social Security Death Index