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Posted on: Stevens Co. Mn Obituaries
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Surname: Dreis, Brochman, Pickar, Dye, Holdgrafer, Marlow, Zeihr, Wollitz
Hastings Gazette Jan 1944
JOHN DREIS FUNERAL RITES HELD AT CHOKIO - Parents were Pioneer Settlers
John Dreis, formerly of Vermillion, died Wed Jan. 26, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Dennis Marlow of Chokio, MN. after a lingering illness of
several years. The funeral was held Sat. Jan. 29 from St. Mary's Catholic
church in Chokio & burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dreis, oldest son of Frank & Mary Brockman Dries, pioneer settlers
of near Vermillion was born & reared at Vermillion. He was married to Mary
Pickar of Wadena in Jan. 1900 & following their wedding trip the couple
made their home on a farm near Chokio. Mrs. Dreis passed away 26 yrs ago.
Surviving Mr. Dreis are 5 children, Capt. Frank Dreis in railroad service
in Africa, Julia [Geo] Dye of Oklahoma City, OK., Marie [Dennis] Marlow,
Charles, & Jerome of Chokio. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren 3 brothers,
Henry, J.P. & Jacob of Vermillion. & 2 sisters, Josephine of Vermillion,
Justine [Nicholas] Fusenig of St. Paul.
Those attending the funeral from this community were Henry, J. P. & Josephine
Dries of Vermillion, John F. Dreis of Hastings, Anthony & Kathryn Dreis
of St. Paul.
Hastings Gazette Oct 27, 1917
Mrs. J. F. Dreis died at her home in Chokio, MN., on Sunday after a short
illness. She was 35 yrs old & the wife of J. F. Dreis, formerly of Vermillion.
Before her marriage she was Miss Mary Pickar of Wadena. Besides her husband
she leaves six children, the youngest 3 wks old & the oldest 16 yrs, a
mother, 4 brothers & 2 sisters. One of her sisters is a Red cross nurse
at the Panama Canal. The funeral was held at Chokio on Wed, interment at
the Catholic Church. J. P. Dreis, Miss Josephine Dreis & Miss Justine Brockman
of Vermillion, Michael Pickar of Ft. Snelling, & relatives from Wadena