Sgt Edward Paul “Eddie” Dreher

Sgt Edward Paul “Eddie” Dreher

Birth
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Apr 1945 (aged 21)
Marburg, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Sec. 026 Lot 0039
Memorial ID 32595328 · View Source
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SGT. EDWARD PAUL DREHER, nicknamed "Eddie," was named after longtime SPEH Family Friend and confidant, EDWARD VINCENT DePAUL SCHNEIDERHAHN, son of the noted liturgical artist Prof. Max Schneiderhahn, brought to St. Louis by Archbishop Peter R. Kenrick from Germany to help design and build new Catholic churches and their interiors primarily for (German and other) immigrants who were establishing new parishes in the Archdiocese.

Edward Schneiderhahn was a notable German-American St. Louisan, serving as President of the Board of Historic St. Mary of Victories Church and St. Louis Archdiocesan Attorney. Max Kaiser, Jr., incorporated sections of his 1904 World's Fair diary in the movie honoring the Fair's 100th Anniversary, "The World's Greatest Fair," in 2004.

EDDIE DREHER was killed in the Battle of the Bulge and buried for a short time in a provisional military cemetery in Luxembourg. Aunt Tillie and Uncle Joe made the decision to have him returned to St. Louis, where a Funeral Mass and burial with full military honors was accorded him on the SPEH lot at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

EDWARD JOHN KAISER, son of the late FRANCIS X. Sr. and MARY JO
KAISER, is named in EDDIE DREHER's honor.


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GAVE HIS LIFE IN MARBURG, GERMANY IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY.


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  • Created by: Katie
  • Added: 3 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32595328
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Edward Paul “Eddie” Dreher (17 Jun 1923–6 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32595328, citing Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery (Old), Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Katie (contributor 47010886) .