Johannes (John) Drangmeister

M, #1039, b. 7 February 1865, d. 27 October 1934
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*7 February 1865Johannes (John) Drangmeister was born on 7 February 1865 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Baptism12 February 1865Johannes (John) Drangmeister was baptized on 12 February 1865 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Name Variation12 February 1865 As of 12 February 1865, Johannes (John) Drangmeister was also known as Conrad Wilhelm Ferdinand Drangmeister.
(Witness) Census25 July 1870He appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Confirmation*1879Johannes (John) Drangmeister was confirmed in 1879 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census1880He appeared on the census of 1880 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Marriage*22 October 1893He married Amanda Schultz on 22 October 1893 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census*19 June 1900Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
CensusApril 1910Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of April 1910 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census3 March 1920Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 at State Line Rd, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Occupation*26 April 1930Johannes (John) Drangmeister was Farmer on 26 April 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census26 April 1930He and Amanda Schultz appeared on the census of 26 April 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, Crete Twsp; Will Co; IL; ED-99-4; 26 April 1930; p184 5A.
Death*27 October 1934Johannes (John) Drangmeister died on 27 October 1934 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, at age 69.
Burial*30 October 1934He was buried on 30 October 1934 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL.

Family

Amanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Marriage*22 October 1893He married Amanda Schultz on 22 October 1893 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Children

John Henry Drangmeister

M, #9984, b. 8 August 1928, d. 1 March 1995
FatherWalter Richard Drangmeister b. 3 May 1900, d. 22 Feb 1944
MotherFlorence Dumbsky b. 30 Dec 1908, d. 7 Feb 1994
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryKorean War
Birth*8 August 1928John Henry Drangmeister was born on 8 August 1928 at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
He was the son of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky.
(Witness) Census12 April 1940John Henry Drangmeister appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
Military*between 7 July 1946 and 5 August 1949John Henry Drangmeister was in the US Navy during Korean War.
Marriage*15 October 1949He married Adeline Wontor on 15 October 1949 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 316-24-5427; issued before 1951 at IN.
Death*1 March 1995John Henry Drangmeister died on 1 March 1995 at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 66.

Family

Adeline Wontor b. 15 Jun 1927, d. 31 Oct 1971
Marriage*15 October 1949He married Adeline Wontor on 15 October 1949 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

Maria Dorothea Drangmeister

F, #17888, b. 21 July 1719
FatherHeinrich Drangmeister b. bt 1680 - 1685
MotherCatharina Margretha Herds
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*21 July 1719Maria Dorothea Drangmeister was born on 21 July 1719 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Heinrich Drangmeister and Catharina Margretha Herds.
Baptism23 July 1719Maria Dorothea Drangmeister was baptized on 23 July 1719 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Mrs Ilse Dorothea Tievermanns in Habighorst; Catharina Schulze, Bestenbostel's maid-servant; Maria Radmann, maid-servant in Eschede; Catharina Radmann in Steinhorst.
Married Namebefore 6 January 1770 As of before 6 January 1770,her married name was Misselhorn.
Marriage*before 6 January 1770She married (?) Misselhorn before 6 January 1770 based on baptism record of niece Marie Magdelen Drangmeister on 6 Jan 1770.
(Witness) Baptism7 January 1770Maria Dorothea Drangmeister witnessed the baptism of Marie Magdalen Drangmeister on 7 January 1770 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; godparents: Marie Dorth. Drangmeister Misselhorn, the father's sister; Ann Magd. Biswinckel Dralle, the mother's sister, both from Scharnhorst; Ann Magd. Kuthen Leezen in Rebberlah.

Family

(?) Misselhorn

Marie Drangmeister

F, #21943, b. circa May 1854, d. 2 October 1854
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*circa May 1854Marie Drangmeister was born circa May 1854 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Death*2 October 1854Marie Drangmeister died on 2 October 1854 at At Sea onboard ship to America.

Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister

F, #103, b. 4 November 1847, d. 20 May 1933
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Descendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Name Variation4 November 1847 As of 4 November 1847, Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister was also known as Friedricka Drangmeister.
Birth*4 November 1847She was born on 4 November 1847 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
Baptism14 November 1847Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister was baptized on 14 November 1847 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, Godparents: Catharine Misselhorn in Scharnhorst; Marie Dorothea Lutterloh in Scharnhorst; Friederike Frosbusch in Eschede.
(Witness) Immigration20 November 1854She immigrated on 20 November 1854 to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, with Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm on the ship Bessel from Bremen, Germany. The passenger list shows their place of origin as Scharnhorst and their destination to be Indiana.
The passenger list also shows the death of 3 members of their family: Wilhelm, age 3, on 26 September 1854; Marie, age 6 months on 2 October 1843 and Heinrich, age 5, on 31 October 1854.
(Witness) Census28 June 1860Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Ward 3, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA.
Marriage*4 October 1866Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister married Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Engel (Sophie) Dorothee Heerhorst, on 4 October 1866 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Married Name4 October 1866 As of 4 October 1866,her married name was Bremer.
Census25 July 1870Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census*29 June 1880She appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
NoteShe and Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer lost five children, four of them of diphtheria in a seven day period (16 Dec 1883 - 23 Dec 1883).
Photo*circa 1885Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister and Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer appeared in a photo circa 1885 at Will Co, IL.
Note*The Drangmeisters came west to Crete, IL by wagon and horses. They settled on a farm just north of the Bremers. Over the years their farm and the Bremer farm has been sold and built up with houses. In 1990, Mrs Minnie (Bremer) Wolf, Christoph's daughter, lived on the original farm owned by Heinrich, which consisted of 8 3/4 acres with the farm buildings. After her death, the farm went to her nephew, Bob Meyer, who in 1997 still owned it. His daughter lived in it.
     On Dec 31 1877 the State of Iowa deeded land to the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad. On Nov 1 1882 the north one half of section 13, Horton township was sold to an individual for $1300. Six days later the land was sold for $1840 and one day later for $2160. Finally on Dec 29 1890 the land was sold to Heinrich Bremer of Crete, Illinois for $3820. The legal papers were recorded in the Osceola County Courthouse on Mar 19 1891.
     Whether Henry Bremer (son of Heinrich) brought the legal papers for the land purchase to the Osceola Courthouse is not known, but it is known that he was here in 1892. Henry started farming and was joined in the spring of 1894 by his brother Herman. The two men worked together that year.
     In 1897 the land was purchased from Heinrich Bremer by the two brothers, each purchasing a quarter section for $2000. Henry bought the west quarter and Herman the east one. The land still belongs to the Bremer family and is farmed by descendants. Martha Bremer (Allen's wife) and Tom Bremer living on the respective farms.
Memo*19 December 1899                Endor, Will Co, Ill.
               December 19, 1899

(Note: Apparently sent to the US Pension Office)
Gentlemen:

     I take the liberty to address a few lines to you to ask you, whether it is so, as the Attorney's always told my dec'd husband, that every soldier is entitled to a pension, - my dear husband never said anything about pension.
     In 1890 when he was very sick, a letter arrived from Chicago in which he was asked whether he was drawing pension. He was so ill, that I did not care to show him the letter.
     A second and third letter arrived, and as he was somewhat better, I read all the letters to him. His friends advised him to answer the letters, saying that he had earned a pension, as well as many others, having served three years in the war.
     Gentlemen, I beg you, please return to me my marriage certificate, which I never would have sent ??? the certificate of Death, had I not been told that if I would not take it (money) somebody else would.
     Gentlemen, I write German because I can express myself better than in English, and I cannot let the attorney's write for me any more. My dear husband is at rest - relieved from all sickness and Pain. He was a good husband and a good father to my children.
     We have lived happily together for 31 years, and God blessed our union with 10 children, five of which are still living.
     Gentlemen, I did not know my husband before the war.
     I lived with my parents in Pittsburg, PA and in 1862 my parents moved to this place, and we were neighbors of his parents.
     In 1865, he returned from the war, afflicted with chills and fever. We became acquainted and on the 4 of October 1866 we were married.
     The first 2 weeks following our marriage, he was so sick that I expected his death every minute. He vomited blood and passed blood in the stool. However, God made him feel better again, but he always suffered internal pains until he became afflicted with hernia and always had to wear a bandage. I do not know what year it was.
     He always suffered very much with Rhumatism, and Bilious Convulsions and his gall turned into small stones in Consequence of which, he suffered terrible pains.
     The doctors said that his affliction was the result of the hardship of his 3 years service in the war.
     He always recovered so far that we could work together our small farm, and God blessed our work so that he could put his head to rest, as a true father of his family, but alas, too soon.
     He lived 11 months after the stroke of cerebral apoplexy.
     Please do not let any other person take the pension of my husband Henry Bremer. I will be satisfied with even a little.
               (Signed) Fredericke Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill.
Please do not send your answer to Crown Point, Ind. - it takes too long before I get it.
(Translated from the German - Jan 11, 1900)
(Stamped by) US Pension Office - Jan 13, 1900.
(Witness) PhotoMarie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared in a photo.
Memo5 January 1900 Gentlemen:
     Pardon me for writing in German, I am better able to express myself in this language.
     I would have answered sooner but, I have been so deistressed, and put off writing from day to day.
     I will thankfully receive any small allowance you may grant me, and if not, then please inform me so. My dear husband died on the 1st of September 1897, and since then, I had to take care of a sick uncle, who is near 80 years old.
                    With regards,
                    Friedricke Bremer, or
as my children write,
                    (signed) Mrs Henry Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill
(Translated from the German (by name) Jan 5, 1900.)
(Witness) Census18 June 1900She appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 in the household of Christoph Bremer and Minna Brell at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Memo5 January 1901 Gentlemen:
     I take the liberty to write to you myself, as since the death of my dear husband I can not afford to pay for letter writing.
     I would not have sent the certificate of Death; neither my marriage certificate, - if the pension papers had not been sent to me, and when I said, that I would not answer them, then some said, that if I would not try to get it, others would draw it.
     As much as I can see, you have not received the cert. of Death, for you ask for the sam imater(?) No 2., - and the Doctor told me when I asked him about it, that he had taken it to Crown Point, Ind. himself and the marriage certificate, I took to him myself.
     If you have not received the papers, I can send them to you, once more, for old Dr. Sirdler, who treated my husband up to his last day, is still living, and my marriage is recorded in the Church Book, for(?) in 1866, when we were married, it was not necesarry for us to go first to the Court, the ceremony in the Church was sufficient.
     Our marriage was blessed with ten children, four of which died within ten days of Diphtheria, before my husbands death. When my husband died, my youngest girl was 12 years and my eldest boy 10 years old, but in months after my husbands death my youngest son followed him and now I have only five children.
     I was his first and only wife and he was my first and only husband.
                    (signed) Friedericke Bremer
                    Endor, Will Co, Ill.
Memo5 April 1901 Gentlemen:
     I transmit to you herewith enclosed, all I believe I am able to furnish except the certificate of death which the doctor has sent away, and I hope, that you will have it by this time.
     Dear gentlemen, I would like to know whether pension was ever paid, which was intended for my dear dec'd husband Heinrich Bremer, we never received anything. All the communications which you have received from Crown Point was sent without me knowing anything about it.
     The first papers which arrived after the death of my poor, dear husband, I signed because I was told, that if I do not apply for it, others would do it.
     It seemed too hard, that others should have that for which my husband had suffered.
     If I am not entitled to anything, I beg you, not to give anything to others, and that the whole matter be allowed to rest as he does.
                    (signed:)Friederika Bremer,
or Mrs. Henry Bremer.
(translated from the German (by name) Apr 5, 1901.)
Memo12 June 1902 State of Indiana
Lake County
     I, Friedricka Bremer widow of Henry Bremer dec'd do solemnly swear that the following is a true statement of all my property both personal that(?) - I have a life interest in a woodland farm of about 123 acres the ??? of which is about $200 annual rent, 1 horse 2 cows, ?? sheep, of this she must live and support an invalid or pay ??? annual amt of an entailed ??? ??? ??? ???
                    (signed:) Friederike Bremer
Personally appearred before me a Notary Public of the above county Freidericka Bremer to me well known as a woman of thruth & made affidavit to the above this 9th day of June 1902
(signed by the Notary)
(some additional information is listed below the Notary's signature, which looks like German.)
Census29 April 1910Marie Dorothea (Friedricka) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 29 April 1910 at Horton Twp, Osceola Co, IA, living with her son Henry, because his wife had died and the children needed caring for.
Census1 May 1930She appeared on the census of 1 May 1930 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL, Crete Twsp; Will Co; IL; ED-99-4; 1 May 1930; p185 6B; Listed with family of Herman Reckow as Mother-In-Law.
Death*20 May 1933She died on 20 May 1933 at Crete, Will Co, IL, at age 85.
Burial*24 May 1933She was buried on 24 May 1933 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL; Death Certificate listed burial place as Eichmeyer School. The cemetery is located at the original site of the St John Lutheran Church. It was moved about a mile and a half, but the church school building remained and is currently (1997) a private residence. The school was probably known as Eichmeyer.

Family

Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer b. 30 Dec 1838, d. 1 Sep 1897
Marriage*4 October 1866She married Heinrich (Henry) Conrad Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Engel (Sophie) Dorothee Heerhorst, on 4 October 1866 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Children

Marie Magdalen Drangmeister

F, #17855, b. 6 January 1770
FatherJohann Drangmeister b. 19 Mar 1727, d. 16 Mar 1798
MotherAnna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel b. c 25 Dec 1745, d. 11 May 1819
Relationship3rd great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*6 January 1770Marie Magdalen Drangmeister was born on 6 January 1770 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Baptism7 January 1770She was baptized on 7 January 1770 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Marie Dorth. Drangmeister Misselhorn, the father's sister; Ann Magd. Biswinckel Dralle, the mother's sister, both from Scharnhorst; Ann Magd. Kuthen Leezen in Rebberlah.
She was the daughter of Johann Drangmeister and Anna Margaretha Engel Biswinkel.

Mary Jane Drangmeister

F, #10008, b. 25 May 1932, d. 15 May 2002
FatherHenry Albert Drangmeister b. 30 Apr 1895, d. 23 Apr 1971
MotherMarie Elizabeth Dumbsky b. 4 Jul 1904, d. 23 Oct 1982
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*25 May 1932Mary Jane Drangmeister was born on 25 May 1932 at Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
She was the daughter of Henry Albert Drangmeister and Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky.
(Witness) Census3 May 1940Mary Jane Drangmeister appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 in the household of Henry Albert Drangmeister and Marie Elizabeth Dumbsky at Dyer, Lake Co, IN.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 306-34-5936; at IN.
Married Name14 June 1961 As of 14 June 1961,her married name was Miller.
Note*July 1998Mary Jane Drangmeister live in Michigan part of the year and Florida the rest of the year. in July 1998.
Telephone*July 1998Her telephone number was (313) 659-5406 in July 1998.
Death*15 May 2002She died on 15 May 2002 at Osprey, Sarasota Co, FL, at age 69.

Richard Leo Drangmeister

M, #1114, b. 10 July 1906, d. 20 July 1906
FatherJohannes (John) Drangmeister b. 7 Feb 1865, d. 27 Oct 1934
MotherAmanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*10 July 1906Richard Leo Drangmeister was born on 10 July 1906 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz.
Baptism20 July 1906Richard Leo Drangmeister was baptized on 20 July 1906 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Death*20 July 1906He died on 20 July 1906 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Burial*21 July 1906He was buried on 21 July 1906 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake North Cemetery, Beecher, Will Co, IL.

Richard Walter Drangmeister

M, #9993, b. 8 January 1935, d. 8 July 2005
FatherWalter Richard Drangmeister b. 3 May 1900, d. 22 Feb 1944
MotherFlorence Dumbsky b. 30 Dec 1908, d. 7 Feb 1994
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*8 January 1935Richard Walter Drangmeister was born on 8 January 1935 at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
He was the son of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky.
(Witness) Census12 April 1940Richard Walter Drangmeister appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 317-32-9861; issued before 1951 at IN.
Marriage*Richard Walter Drangmeister married Christine Davis.
Graduation*1961Richard Walter Drangmeister graduated in 1961 from Western New Mexico University, Silver City, Grant Co, NM.
Death*8 July 2005He died on 8 July 2005 at Farmington, San Juan Co, NM, at age 70 of cancer.
Obituary*14 July 2005From: The Daily Times, Farmington, NM - July, 14, 2005

Richard Drangmeister
Jan. 8, 1935 - July 8, 2005
Richard “Drag” Walter Drangmeister, 70, of Farmington, passed away Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home in Farmington after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Calumet City, Ill. and was one of four children.
Drag was a counselor, teacher and coach who inspired students and athletes to settle for nothing but the best and left a lasting impact on all he encountered. He had a zest for life and effectively used his wit to entertain and motivate. Although his win/loss record was impressive, a much more impressive record was the number of students who achieved their educational goals, changing their lives for the better, as a result of the life lessons Drag taught.
Drag began his professional coaching career at Alamogordo High School, and subsequently taught and coached at Western New Mexico University, University of Southern Colorado and Adams State College, and is well known around the Rocky Mountain region for well-disciplined, focused teams that played with heart.
Drag was preceded in death by his dad, Walter, and mom, Frances; his first wife, Christine; and a brother, Jack.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his children, Wally Drangmeister and wife, Carol, Felecia Drangmeister, Cooper Drangmeister, Tim Drangmeister and wife, Susie, and Sandy Drangmeister; brother, Tom Drangmeister, and sister, Pat Lennens; five grandchildren, Laura, Melanie, Staci, Davis and Lily Drangmeister; and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 15, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington. Twyla Zittle will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the scholarship fund in his name at Western New Mexico University, P.O. Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062, (505) 538-6149.
Drag is in the care of Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, (505) 325-8688.

Family

Christine Davis b. 25 Jan 1939, d. 17 Mar 1997
Marriage*He married Christine Davis.

Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister

F, #1289, b. 27 October 1860, d. 10 December 1941
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Name Variation27 October 1860 As of 27 October 1860, Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister was also known as Louise.
Birth*27 October 1860She was born on 27 October 1860 at PA.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
(Witness) Census25 July 1870Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Confirmation*1875Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister was confirmed in 1875 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census4 June 1880She appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, Listed as a servant in the household of Isaac Lowenberg.
Married Name10 September 1882 As of 10 September 1882,her married name was Lange.
Marriage*10 September 1882She married Charles (Carl) Lange on 10 September 1882 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Census*11 June 1900Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister and Charles (Carl) Lange appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Thornton Twp, Cook Co, IL.
Memo*15 April 1910 According to the 1910 census Louise had given birth to 6 children, 4 of whom were still living.
Census15 April 1910Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at 266 Indiana Ave, Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
(Witness) Census12 January 1920She appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 in the household of William Lau and Caroline (Carrie) A Lange at Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
(Witness) Census14 April 1930Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 in the household of Caroline (Carrie) A Lange and William Lau at Hammond, Lake Co, IN.
Death*10 December 1941Sophia Dorothea (Louise) Drangmeister died on 10 December 1941 at 828 May Street, Hammond, Lake Co, IN, at age 81.
Obituary*11 December 1941Obituary from the Hammond Times, dated December 11, 1941, as follows:
Mrs Louise Lange, 81
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Mrs Louise Lange, 81, who died yesterday following a heart attack in the home of a daughter, Mrs William Lau, 828 May Street, Hammond.
Rev W F Lichtsinn will officiate at the funeral services, Saturday at 2pm, in the Oexman Chapel. Interment will be in the Concordia Cemetery.
Burial*13 December 1941She was buried on 13 December 1941 at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, Lake Co, IN.

Family

Charles (Carl) Lange b. 10 Jan 1859, d. 4 Sep 1909
Marriage*10 September 1882She married Charles (Carl) Lange on 10 September 1882 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
Children

Walter Richard Drangmeister

M, #1110, b. 3 May 1900, d. 22 February 1944
FatherJohannes (John) Drangmeister b. 7 Feb 1865, d. 27 Oct 1934
MotherAmanda Schultz b. 25 Jun 1875, d. 27 Jan 1935
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*3 May 1900Walter Richard Drangmeister was born on 3 May 1900 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
He was the son of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz.
BaptismWalter Richard Drangmeister was baptized at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL.
(Witness) Census19 June 1900He appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 in the household of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
CensusApril 1910Walter Richard Drangmeister appeared on the census of April 1910 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*September 1918He registered for the draft of WWI on September 1918 in Joliet, Will Co, IL, Occupation: Farmer; Employer: John Drangmeister (father); Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Eyes: Gray; Hair: Light Brown.
(Witness) Census3 March 1920He appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 in the household of Johannes (John) Drangmeister and Amanda Schultz at State Line Rd, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Census3 March 1920Walter Richard Drangmeister appeared on the census of 3 March 1920 at State Line Rd, Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Marriage*He married Florence Dumbsky.
Census*12 April 1940Walter Richard Drangmeister and Florence Dumbsky appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL.
Death*22 February 1944Walter Richard Drangmeister died on 22 February 1944 at Calumet City, Cook Co, IL, at age 43.
Burial*He was buried at Dyer Cemetery, Dyer, Lake Co, IN.

Family

Florence Dumbsky b. 30 Dec 1908, d. 7 Feb 1994
Marriage*He married Florence Dumbsky.
Children

Wilhelm Drangmeister

M, #17887, b. 13 January 1715
FatherHeinrich Drangmeister b. bt 1680 - 1685
MotherCatharina Margretha Herds
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*13 January 1715Wilhelm Drangmeister was born on 13 January 1715 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; birth is listed as "in the night betw 13 and 14 Jan 1715 (towards midnight.)
He was the son of Heinrich Drangmeister and Catharina Margretha Herds.
Baptism18 January 1715Wilhelm Drangmeister was baptized on 18 January 1715 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: Helmeke Rathmann, Hauswirt in Habighorst; Willhelm Drangmeister, the father's brother.
(Witness) Baptism5 September 1767He witnessed the baptism of Heinrich Wilhelm Drangmeister on 5 September 1767 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany; godparents: Wilh. Drangmeister, the father's brother in Scharnhorst; Herman Jochen Biswinckel, the mother's brother in Scharnhorst; Hinrich Ruhe, smith in Eschede.

Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister

F, #763, b. 17 October 1867, d. 5 February 1944
FatherHenry Drangmeister b. 17 Apr 1816, d. 23 Dec 1895
MotherAnna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm b. Apr 1826, d. 21 Aug 1911
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Birth*17 October 1867Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister was born on 17 October 1867 at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm.
(Witness) Census25 July 1870Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
(Witness) Census26 June 1880Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 in the household of Henry Drangmeister and Anna Dorothea Elisabeth Helm at Crete Twp, Will Co, IL.
Confirmation*1881Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister was confirmed in 1881 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL; Confirmation name: Kath. Fried. Maria Wilhelmina.
Marriage License29 January 1886She and August Bremer obtained a marriage license on 29 January 1886 at Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*18 February 1886Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister married August Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Sophia Seegers, on 18 February 1886 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Witnesses: Friedrich Bremer, Elizabeth Drangmeister.
Married Name18 February 1886 As of 18 February 1886,her married name was Bremer.
Census*13 June 1900Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister and August Bremer appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 at Horton Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
Census20 April 1910Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Ocheyedan Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was Shell.
Marriage*circa 1920She married Carl G Shell circa 1920.
Census21 April 1930Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 at Loyal, Clark Co, WI.
Residence*August 1935She lived at WI in August 1935.
Death*5 February 1944She died on 5 February 1944 at Clark Co, WI, at age 76.
Burial*She was buried at Loyal Cemetery, Loyal, Clark Co, WI.

Family 1

August Bremer b. 11 Mar 1859, d. 8 May 1905
Marriage License29 January 1886She and August Bremer obtained a marriage license on 29 January 1886 at Lake Co, IN.
Marriage*18 February 1886Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister married August Bremer, son of Friedrich Bremer and Sophia Seegers, on 18 February 1886 at Zion UCC Church, Hanover Twp, Lake Co, IN, Witnesses: Friedrich Bremer, Elizabeth Drangmeister.
Child

Family 2

Carl G Shell b. 4 Jun 1878, d. 17 Jul 1962
Marriage*circa 1920Wilhelmina M. Kath. Drangmeister married Carl G Shell circa 1920.

Willhelm Drangmeister

M, #17928, b. circa 1695
FatherAndreas Drangmeister b. 1641/42, d. 24 Jul 1708
Mother(--?--) (--?--)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Albert Bremer
Birth*circa 1695Willhelm Drangmeister was born circa 1695 at Scharnhorst, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Andreas Drangmeister and (--?--) (--?--).
Marriage*12 November 1719Willhelm Drangmeister married Catharina Cors on 12 November 1719 at Eschede Lutheran Church, Eschede, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Catharina Cors
Children

Mary Dreamer

F, #19643, b. 1873
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Birth*1873Mary Dreamer was born in 1873 at IL.
Married Name1893 As of 1893,her married name was Koritz.
Marriage*1893She married John W Koritz, son of Cord Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Otto Koeritz and Anna Grote, in 1893.
Census*20 April 1910Mary Dreamer and John W Koritz appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census19 January 1920Mary Dreamer and John W Koritz appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Artesia Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census7 April 1930Mary Dreamer and John W Koritz appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL.

Family

John W Koritz b. 1867, d. 1945
Children

Luzia Drechsler

F, #25246, b. 1 February 1927, d. 25 January 2009
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Descendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*1 February 1927Luzia Drechsler was born on 1 February 1927.
Married NameHer married name was Schuenemann.
Marriage*She married Friedrich Schuenemann, son of Friedrich Schuenemann and Sophie Liene Evers.
Death*25 January 2009Luzia Drechsler died on 25 January 2009 at Sachsenhagen, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 81.

Family

Friedrich Schuenemann b. 18 Dec 1916, d. 22 Dec 2000

Maria (Caroline) Drees

F, #8656, b. 7 December 1869, d. 24 April 1903
Married NameHer married name was Schweer.
Birth*7 December 1869Maria (Caroline) Drees was born on 7 December 1869 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH.
Marriage*27 November 1890She married Christoph H. Schweer on 27 November 1890 at Crete, Will Co, IL.
Death*24 April 1903Maria (Caroline) Drees died on 24 April 1903 at Crete, Will Co, IL, at age 33.

Family

Christoph H. Schweer b. 29 Jun 1865, d. a 1920
Child

Mary June Drehsen

F, #626, b. 11 September 1923
ChartsDescendants of Bremers in Helsinghausen
Descendants of Fileke Flasbarth
Birth*11 September 1923Mary June Drehsen was born on 11 September 1923 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Marriage*18 May 1947She married Sylvester (Lefty) Schmidt, son of Carl Albert Edward Schmidt and Sophie (Ida) Bremer, on 18 May 1947 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Married Name18 May 1947 As of 18 May 1947,her married name was Schmidt.

Family

Sylvester (Lefty) Schmidt b. 20 Mar 1915, d. 15 Apr 1988

Ferdinand Louis Drentlaw

M, #24678, b. 22 March 1875, d. 23 April 1952
FatherCarl (Charles) Piepho b. 8 Aug 1845, d. 15 Dec 1929
MotherHannah (Anna) Thies b. 27 Jul 1855, d. 7 Jul 1906
Relationship6th cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Name Variation Ferdinand Louis Drentlaw was also known as Ferdinand Louis Thies.
Birth*22 March 1875He was born on 22 March 1875.
He was the son of Carl (Charles) Piepho and Hannah (Anna) Thies.
Marriage*Ferdinand Louis Drentlaw married Mary Marie Johnson.
Death*23 April 1952Ferdinand Louis Drentlaw died on 23 April 1952 at age 77.
Obituary*30 April 1952Services were held on Friday afternoon, April 25, for Ferdinand Drentlaw in the Northfield Methodist church, of which he was a member, at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Max Volkmann, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haines, accompanied by Mrs. Chester Fox, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In The Garden." Interment was in Groveland Cemetery in Dundas and the pallbearers were Hugh Drentlaw, Walter Drentlaw, Ed Johnson, Raymond Johnson, Walter Pritchard and Frank Schoen. Those attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Drentlaw of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Olerud and son, Gerald and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Peterson of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Russell of Owatonna; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Radmann and son, David, of Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Casey Nappin and family of Cannon Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. James Moriarity, Mrs. Lucille Hillestad, Mrs. Gordon Wolfe, Mrs. Norman Kalien, Mrs. George Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schoen, Mr. and Mrs. William Schoen, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nappin and Miss LaDonna Nappin of Faribault. Ferdinand Louis Drentlaw, the son of Philip and Anna Theis Drentlaw, was born on a farm in Northfield township on March 22, 1875. He attended the rural school near his home, and on June 26, 1902, was married to Mary Minnie Johnson. They took up farming in Northfield township, where they lived until 1943 when they moved into Dundas. Mrs. Drentlaw passed away in 1945, and since then Mr. Drentlaw has made his home at the farm home of his son, Alvin, just on the edge of Dundas. On Wednesday morning, April 23, he had gone into the stall of a horse about 8 a. m., and it was thought he must have slipped or stumbled, for he fell beneath the horse and was badly trampled, he died immediately of a fractured skull and many other injuries. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Olerud (Irene) of Rochester; his son, Alvin; five grandchildren, Gerald Olerud, and Ronald, Judith, Richard and Diane Drentlaw; four sisters, Mrs. Louisa Johnson of Dennnison, Mrs. John Blegseth (Sophie) of Northfield, and Mrs. George Russell (Bertha) and Mrs. William Schoen (Emma) of Faribault. He was preceded in death by his wife, and two brothers and two sisters; Albert and Fred Drentlaw, and Mrs. Emil Schoen (Rose) and Mrs. Nick Theisen (Anna).

Family

Mary Marie Johnson b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 12 Apr 1945

Anna Sophia Dorothea Dreves

F, #9038, b. 24 November 1845, d. after 1876
FatherJohann Heinrich Dreves b. 4 Jan 1815, d. a 1846
MotherEngel Dorothea Bremer b. 25 May 1810, d. a 1841
Relationship6th cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Married NameHer married name was Rohrkasten.
Birth*24 November 1845Anna Sophia Dorothea Dreves was born on 24 November 1845 at #28, Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Dreves and Engel Dorothea Bremer.
Death*after 1876Anna Sophia Dorothea Dreves died after 1876.
Marriage*28 May 1876She married Hans Heinrich Christian Rohrkasten, son of Hans Heinrich Rohrkasten and Engel Maria Sophia Charlotte Wessling, on 28 May 1876 at Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Hans Heinrich Christian Rohrkasten b. 9 Nov 1840, d. a 1876

Johann Heinrich Dreves

M, #9035, b. 4 January 1815, d. after 1846
FatherJohann Heinrich Dreves b. 10 Jan 1787, d. a 1815
MotherSophia Charlotta Wilkening b. 12 Jan 1789, d. a 1815
ChartsDescendants of Hans Grawert
Birth*4 January 1815Johann Heinrich Dreves was born on 4 January 1815 at #28, Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Heinrich Dreves and Sophia Charlotta Wilkening.
Baptism8 January 1815Johann Heinrich Dreves was baptized on 8 January 1815 at St Dionysius Church, Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Occupation*He was a Lineweber.
Marriage*3 October 1841He married Engel Dorothea Bremer, daughter of Johann Christoph Bremer and Anna Engel Dorothea Wille, on 3 October 1841 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*after 1846Johann Heinrich Dreves died after 1846.

Family

Engel Dorothea Bremer b. 25 May 1810, d. a 1841
Child

Johann Heinrich Dreves

M, #9037, b. 10 January 1787, d. after 1815
Birth*10 January 1787Johann Heinrich Dreves was born on 10 January 1787 at #28, Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Baptism14 January 1787He was baptized on 14 January 1787 at St Dionysius Church, Lindhorst, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*2 May 1813He married Sophia Charlotta Wilkening on 2 May 1813 at St Godehardi Lutheran Church, Beckedorf, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*after 1815Johann Heinrich Dreves died after 1815.

Family

Sophia Charlotta Wilkening b. 12 Jan 1789, d. a 1815
Child

baby Dreyer

M, #19854, b. 18 April 1856, d. 18 April 1856
FatherHeinrich Christoph Dreyer b. 14 Jul 1829, d. 11 Dec 1891
MotherCatharine Dorothee Rust b. 19 Jul 1830, d. 28 Jan 1884
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Death*18 April 1856baby Dreyer died on 18 April 1856 at Wunstorf-Mesmerode, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Birth*18 April 1856He was born on 18 April 1856 at Wunstorf-Mesmerode, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Heinrich Christoph Dreyer and Catharine Dorothee Rust.

Catharine Sophie Christine Dreyer

F, #19829, b. 25 March 1823
FatherJohann Hinrich Christoph Dreyer b. 23 Dec 1792, d. 27 Apr 1860
MotherCatharina Dorothee Seegers b. 26 Oct 1792, d. 8 Oct 1863
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*25 March 1823Catharine Sophie Christine Dreyer was born on 25 March 1823 at Wunstorf-Mesmerode, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Johann Hinrich Christoph Dreyer and Catharina Dorothee Seegers.

Christine Friederike Henriette Dreyer

F, #19855, b. 14 November 1857
FatherHeinrich Christoph Dreyer b. 14 Jul 1829, d. 11 Dec 1891
MotherCatharine Dorothee Rust b. 19 Jul 1830, d. 28 Jan 1884
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Birth*14 November 1857Christine Friederike Henriette Dreyer was born on 14 November 1857 at Wunstorf-Mesmerode, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Heinrich Christoph Dreyer and Catharine Dorothee Rust.