|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1879, Poland|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1953|
Records show 1875 as birth year. Born in Posen, Prussia which is now part of Poland. German spoken in home.
Immigrated at age 6 with his parents. Spent the rest of his life in Ionia Co. where he worked on the Pere Marquette RR and farmed. Member of St Johns Lutheran Church.
Survived by his children, 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The Ionia Sentinel-Standard, Friday, February 27, 1953
Michael Dreger, 77, of 446 Hill street died Thursday, February 26, at 12:45 p.m. at the Ionia Rest Home. He had been a patient there since January 16.
He was born July 30, 1875, in Germany and moved to this county with his parents when he was six. The rest of his life was spent in Ionia where he worked on the Pere Marquette railroad and farmed.
Mr. Dreger was a member of the St. John Lutheran church where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Eric Cash. This will be preceded by a prayer service at 2 p.m. at Myers funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jacob Tiechmann, Mrs. Kurt Mathe and Mrs. Richard Drake, all of Ionia; four sons, Carl of California, Herman of Portland, William of Otsego and Wilbur of Ionia; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Kanouse, Mrs. Claud Bigsby and Mrs. Tillie Wieczorek of Ionia; and two brothers, August and Emil of Ionia.
Monday, March 2, 1953
Services for Michael Dreger who died Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Ionia Rest Home were held at St. John Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday following prayer services at 2 p.m. at the Myers funeral home. The Rev. Eric Cash officiated. Carl Straub as organist accompanied the children from the Lutheran school who sang "I'm But a Stranger Here" and "Heaven is My Home." Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Waidelich and Mrs. Bertha Smith were in charge of lowers.
Bearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were John and Philip Teichmann, Robert Mathe, Dean Gibbs, Harold Whitlock and Neil Fletcher. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery.
Attending the services from away were Herman Dreger, Clarence Browning, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gibbs and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whitlock of Portland; Mr. and Mrs. William Dreger and Mr. and Mrs. Milford Hammon of Otsego; John Teichmann of Saranac; Mrs. Katherine Teichmann and Miss Marilyn Alice Teichmann of Lansing; Philip Teichmann of Ft. Knox, Ky.; Wayne Dreger, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bigsby and Mrs. Josie Klump of Grand Rapids; Gaylord Dreger of Belding; and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hacker and Mrs. Walter Strock of South Haven.
Surviving Mr. Dreger besides his children are 27 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Child whose place of burial is unknown (Aug 2014)
Charles William "Carl" Dreger 1907-1971 MI
11 children total
Child of Carl Dreger and Frances Fox Dreger: Carl W Dreger Jr
Wilheim John Dreger (1849 - 1935)
Augusta Amelia Wilhelmina Possain Dreger (1852 - 1939)
Anna W. Hacker Dreger (1883 - 1929)
Josephine Dreger Mathe (1904 - 1973)*
Elinore Edith Dreger Teichmann (1905 - 1996)*
Carl W. Dreger (1907 - 1971)*
Dorthea Emelia Dreger (1908 - 1908)*
John August Frederick Dreger (1909 - 1909)*
Minna Louise Dreger Kobel (1911 - 1947)*
Ann M. Dreger Browning (1914 - 1952)*
Wilbur W. H. Dreger (1917 - 1959)*
Herman J. H. Dreger (1920 - 1972)*
Ruth E. Dreger Drake (1922 - 2010)*
William M. Dreger (1924 - 2014)*
Minnie J Dreger (1876 - 1908)*
Michael John Dreger (1879 - 1953)
Augusta M. Dreger Ives (1879 - 1909)*
William John Dreger (1881 - 1910)*
Julia Bertha Dreger Kanouse (1884 - 1960)*
August Frederick Dreger (1885 - 1966)*
Paul Max Emil Dreger (1887 - 1971)*
Louise Dreger Fuller (1888 - 1933)*
Matilda Caroline Dreger Wizorek (1891 - 1989)*
Edith Pauline Dreger Bigsby (1896 - 1979)*
Note: Gravesite photo with permission of Keith Bailey; memorial maintained by wife of grandson
Highland Park Cemetery
Maintained by: Judith D
Originally Created by: Bonnie Hoy
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73279639
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