Walter Julius Dreves

Brief Life History of Walter Julius

When Walter Julius Dreves was born on 6 February 1897, in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, John Daniel Dreves, was 36 and his mother, Emily Teresa Nikoli, was 29. He married Elsie Marie Freeburg on 5 August 1922, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1939 and lived in Wilmette, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1963. He died on 16 March 1963, in Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Walter Julius Dreves
1897–1963
Elsie Marie Freeburg
1896–1986
Marriage: 5 August 1922
David Duane Dreves
1936–2010

Sources (21)

  • Walter Dreves in household of Daniel Dreves, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter J Drenes, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Walter Julius Dreves, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Drewes .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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