Joseph Dreffs

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Joseph Dreffs

  • Birth 1862 Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
  • Death 20 Dec 1941 Gilford, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 68151304

Joseph Drews was born in Poland. He married Anna Koźmińska in 1886 in Podlesie Kościelne, Poland. The couple had two children, Martin and Jadwiga (aka Hattie Grabowski), before immigrating to Michigan circa 1889.

The surname "Drews" in Polish is pronounced with a 'v' or 'f' sound, hence the surname was changed to "Dreffs" upon immigration to America.

The Saginaw News
Obituary printed 22 Dec 1941, page 23

JOSEPH DAFF. REESE -- Funeral services of Joseph Daff, 81, who died Saturday at his home Gilford township, Tuscola county, will take place Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the home and 9 at St. Elizabeth's church, Reese. Rev. James H. Frawley will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Olivet, Saginaw. Born in Germany, Mr. Daff came to Tuscola county 53 years ago. He leaves three daughters and seven sons, Mrs. Hattie Grabowski at home, Martin, Vincent and Paul of Gaylord, Mrs. Vera Remyszewski, Mrs. Mary Merkiel, Walter, Frank, Carl and Andrew, all of Saginaw; 47 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Jessica Green
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68151304
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Dreffs (1862–20 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68151304, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jessica Green (contributor 47482393) .