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Pearl Esther (Drews) Drake Pedigree

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3   August Drews

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born January 1844 in Prussia.  Immigrated to America with the following members of his family as steerage passengers aboard the vessel Waesland, departing from Antwerp, Belgium and landing in New York harbor on 1 September 1881:

 

a. August Drews (age 37)

b. Juliana Drews (wife, age 30)

c. Max Drews (son, age 7)

d. Albert Drews (son, age 5)

e. Louise Drews (daughter, age 4)

f. Ida Drews (daughter, age 2)

 

August lived last at 1172 Michigan Street, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, where he was employed as a day laborer.

 

1900 US Census: August, age 56 (b. Jan 1844 in Germany (as were his parents) and married 32 years), was heading a household at 1172 Michigan Street, Buffalo, Erie County, New York in a house he owned with mortgage.  The household also included: his wife, Julia, age 49 (b. Sep 1850 in Germany (as were her parents)), who had had 14 children, 4 of whom were still alive; his son, Max, age 26 (b. May 1874 in Germany) and employed as a house painter; daughter, Lizzie, age 22 (b. Jun 1877 in Germany) and employed as a servant; daughter, Ida, age 20 (b. Nov 1879 in Germany) and not working; and son, Paul, age 10 (b. Aug 1889 in New York State) and in school.  All but Paul had emigrated to America in 1880.  Under the same roof August’s son, Albert (age 24), was heading a household that included his wife, Louisa (age 21).

 

2. Wife: Julianna/Juleana “Julia” Lang

 

Born September 1850 in Prussia.  Had a total of 14 children, 5 of whom survived to be adults. Emigrated to America in 1881 with husband and 4 children.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Max Michael Drews: (photos) Born 10 May 1873 in Prussia.  Employed as a house painter; worked for H. W. Rust.  Registered to serve in World War I on 12 September 1918 at Buffalo, New York.  Married Emma (?) (more info) and lived at 441 Goodyear Avenue, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  They had no children.  Max was the last known custodian of the Drews family Bible, which his father brought from Germany, and which contained details of August’s family history.

 

1900 US Census: Age 26 and living with his parents.  Employed as a house painter.

 

1910 US Census: Max was age 33 (b. Germany, as were his parents) headed a household at 441 Goodyear Avenue, Buffalo, New York in a house he owned with a mortgage.  He was employed as a house painter and had been married to wife, Emma (age 27, born Germany, as were her parents) for 4 years.  Emma immigrated to America in 1891.  They had no children.

 

1920 US Census: Max was age 45 (b. West Prussia and his parents were born in Germany) headed a household at 441 Goodyear Avenue in Buffalo, Erie County, New York in a house he owned with a mortgage.  He was employed as a painter and had immigrated to America in 1884, achieving citizen hood via his parents’ naturalization process.  The household also included his wife, Emma (age 35 and b. West Prussia, with parents b. Germany), who immigrated to America in 1884.  They had no children.

 

1930 US Census: Max was age 55 (b. Germany, as were his parents) and heading a household at 441 Goodyear Avenue, Buffalo, New York in a house valued at $6,500 that he owned with a mortgage.  He was employed as a house painter and had immigrated to America in 1881.  The household also included his wife since age 31, Emma (age 46 and b. Germany, as were her parents), who had immigrated to America in 1889 and had been married to Max since age 22.  They had no children.

 

b. Albert Adolphus/Adolph Drews: See generation 2, below.

 

c. Louisa/Louise “Lizzie” Drews: Born June 1877 in Prussia.  At the time of the 1900 US Census Lizzie was living with her parents and employed outside their home as a servant.  Married Jake Metz and had the following children:

 

(1. Florence Metz: Resided in Buffalo, New York.

 

(2. Norman Metz: Resided in Buffalo, New York.

 

(3. Clarence Metz: Resided in Buffalo, New York.

 

(4. Viola Metz: Resided in Buffalo, New York.

 

d. Ida Drews: Born November 1879 in Prussia.  One of the first of her siblings to die.

 

e. Paul Gottlieb Drews: (photos) Born 6 August 1889 in New York State.  Was employed as a clerk when he registered for the military draft at age 27 on 5 June 1917 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York and was a veteran of World War I.  Worked for more than 10 years in a mill.  By 1930 was employed as an insurance salesman.  As early as 1917 was living at 173 Southampton Street, Buffalo, New York.  Was still there in 1920, but by 1930 had moved to 305 Warwick Avenue in Buffalo.  Married May (?) (photos) and had the following children:

 

(1. Clayton Drews: Born 1917 at Buffalo, New York.

 

(2. Carol Drews: Born about 1923 at Buffalo, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Paul was age 10 (b. Aug 1889 in N.Y.S.), a student, and living with his parents at 1172 Michigan Street, Buffalo, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Paul was age 23 (b. N.Y.S.; both parents b. Germany), single, and boarding with George and Teresa Weiss (landscape photographer and mill worker, respectively) at 99 Boston Street, Buffalo, New York.  Paul worked on the shipping dock of a mill.

 

1920 US Census: Paul, age 30 (b. N.Y.S.; parents b. Germany), was heading a household at 173 Southampton Street, Buffalo, New York, where he was employed in a mill.  The household also included his wife, May (age 28 and b. N.Y.S.; parents b. Germany), and son, Clayton (age 3 years 2 months and b. N.Y.S.).

 

1930 US Census: Paul, age 41 (b. N.Y.S.; parents b. Germany), was heading a household at 305 Warwick Avenue, Buffalo, New York in a house valued at $7,500.  He was a veteran and was employed as an insurance salesman.  The household also included his wife since he was 25 years old, May (age 39 and b. N.Y.S.; parents b. Germany); son, Clayton (age 13 and b. N.Y.S.); and daughter, Carol (age 5 and b. N.Y.S.).  May married Paul at age 23.

 

2   Albert Adolphus/Adolph Drews (photos) (more info)

 

2 Drews, Albert Adolphus and Rose Bertha Mathilda (Fritz) - wedding

 

1. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 24 April 1876 in Sobbiwits/Dubavitz-Kreis Danzig/Damzig, West Prussia.  Immigrated to America at age 5 (Sep 1881) with his parents, though at the time of the 1900 US Census Albert reported he immigrated in 1898 and had been in the United States for just 2 years.  Died from complications of a stroke on 29 November 1950, age 74 years, 7 months, 5 days; interred Elm Lawn Cemetery, outside Kenmore, New York.  Employed as a plumber.  When houses were starting to be built in the Village of Kenmore, a suburb of Buffalo, Albert and Rose bought one and moved there.  Resided last at 113 LaSalle Avenue, Kenmore, Erie County, New York.  Registered to serve in World War I on 12 September 1918 at City Hall in Lackawanna, New York.  At some point Albert started working as a plumber for the Village of Kenmore, and rose to the position of Superintendent of Public Works.  After retirement he was frequently called back because of his extensive knowledge of the Village’s water distribution system.

 

1900 US Census: Albert A., age 24 (b. Apr 1876) and married 1 year, was heading a household under the same roof with his parents at 1172 Michigan Street, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Louisa, age 21 (b. Jun 1878 in New York State).  It appears Albert paid rent to his parents.  Albert immigrated to America in 1898 and had been in the United States for 2 years.

 

1910 US Census:  Albert A., age 34 (b. Germany, as were his parents), was heading a household at 198 Auburn Avenue, Buffalo, Erie County, New York and was employed as a plumber.  He was married (2nd) to Rose B., age 24 (b. N.Y.S.), whose parents were born in Germany.  The household also included their son, Alfred H., age 3 (b. N.Y.S.); and daughter, Dorothy, age 2 months (b. N.Y.S.).

 

1920 US Census:  Albert A., age 43 (b. Germany, as were his parents), was heading a household at 113 LaSalle Avenue, Kenmore, Erie County, New York in a house he owned with a mortgage and was employed as a plumber.  He immigrated to America in 1879 and was naturalized in 1887.  He was married to Rose B., age 33 (b. N.Y.S.), whose parents were born in Germany.  The household also included their son, Alfred H., age 12 (b. N.Y.S.); Dorothy I., age 10 (b. N.Y.S.); and daughter, Isabelle M., age 7 (b. N.Y.S.).

 

1930 US Census:  Albert, age 53 (b. Germany, as were his parents), was heading a household at 113 LaSalle Avenue (though it says Eugene Avenue), Kenmore Village, Erie County, New York in a house he owned with a mortgage and was employed as a plumbing inspector for the Department of Public Works.  He immigrated to America in 1880; naturalized in 1887; first married at age 28.  The household also included Albert’s wife, Rose B., age 44 (b. N.Y.S., though her parents were b. Germany), who was married to Albert at age 19; their daughter, Dorothy, age 21 (b. N.Y.S.); and their son, Paul, age 4 (b. N.Y.S.).

 

2. Wife #1: Louisa Zimpfer: Died during child birth; had no previous children.  Interred Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

3. Wife #2: Rose Bertha Mathilda Fritz (photos) (SSN: 081-30-2787)

 

a. Biographical Notes:

 

Born 31 January 1886 at Martinsville, Niagara County, New York.  Died 29 December 1977 (age 91 years 10 months).  Private funeral services were held 31 December at Little Chapel of the Elms, Elm Lawn Cemetery near Kenmore, New York; interred there.  Rose was well known and revered in her community, where she was lovingly known as “Ma Drews.”  Played the organ.  Married Albert Adolphus Drews on 28 June 1905.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Alfred “Al” Henry Drews: (photos) Named for his uncle Henry Zimpfer (husband of Emma Fritz).  Born 17 February 1907 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died 26 February 1997 in California from complications of a stroke, age 90 years and 1 month.  Married Gertrude "Gert" Mae Williams (photos) (in a double wedding ceremony with his sister, Isabelle) on 1 June 1929 and resided first in Kenmore, Erie County, New York and later in San Diego, California.  Of interest, Al’s sister, Pearl, was flower girl their wedding ceremony.  Gertrude was employed as a hair dresser in her own shop in both Kenmore and San Diego.  Al and Gertrude had the following daughter:

 

(a. Joyce Elon Drews: (photos) Born 1933.  Married James “Jim” William Robson in 1951 and had the following children:

 

(1) David Alan Robson: Born 1952.  Married Deborah “Debbie” Jeanne Wheeler (b. 1953) in 1972 and had the following children:

 

(a) Steven Alan Robson: Born 1979.  Married Christine Marlowe (b. 1979) in 2004.  In January 2009 had no children.

 

(b) Matthew Paul Robson: Born 1981.  Married Carly Frumento (b. 1980) in 2005 and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Emma Lynn Robson: Born 2005.

 

(2) Terry Lee Robson: Born 1954.  Married Veronica Ortega (d. 1996) and had the following children:

 

(a) Nathan Daniel Robson: Born 1982.

 

(b) Tiffany Rene Robson: Born 1985.

 

Joyce and Jim Robson were divorced in the 1964-65 timeframe.  Joyce (Drews) Robson married (2nd) Charles Richard “Dick” Brown (b. 1927) on 8 March 1969.

 

(2. Dorothy “Dody” Ilene Drews: (photos) Born 12 April 1909 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died about 1974 in Buffalo; interred Kenmore, Erie County, New York.  Origin of nickname “Dody” is unknown, but we do know that Dorothy did not like “Dottie,” “Dotty,” or “Dorth.”  Married James "Jim" Carl Premus (photos) (d. 23 Oct 1991) on 1 February 1936 and resided at Kenmore, New York.  Was employed as secretary to the CEO of the Dunlop Tire Company in Buffalo, but was laid off with most of their work force during the Depression.  Got tired of hanging around home, so she went to beauty college to learn hair dressing, like her sister-in-law.  Dody didn’t care for hair dressing, so as soon as the economy improved as World War II approached, she went back to her job with Dunlop Tire Company.  Dody and James had no children.

 

(3. Isabelle/Isabel "Bell" Mae/May Drews: (photos) Born 19 May 1912 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died 23 January 2001 in Wisconsin.  Married Clifton "Cliff" Earl Anderson (photos) (in a double wedding ceremony with her brother, Al) on 1 June 1929 and resided at 232 Sunrise Boulevard, Amherst, New York 14221.  Later Isabel resided at 22 Florence Boulevard, Terra Alta Park, DeBarry, Florida 32713.  When her health had deteriorated to the point that she could no longer care for herself, Isabelle moved to live near her son and daughter in Wisconsin.  She and Clifton had the following children:

 

(a. James “Jim” Lee Anderson: Married Ruth (?) and resided in Wisconsin.

 

(b. Joan Marie Anderson: Born 26 December 1935.  Died 2 June 2002.  Married Richard Towne (d. 1999) and resided in Wisconsin.  Joan and Richard had the following child:

 

(1) Steven Towne:

 

(4. Pearl Esther Drews: See generation 1, below.

 

1   Pearl Esther Drews (photos) (more info)

 

Born 27 January 1926 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died Wednesday, 16 March 2011 at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Virginia from complications of congestive heart failure.  Married Louis Albert Drake, descendant #3 of generation 12 of the Descendants of Almond Henry Drake on 25 August 1945.

 

 

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