I am looking for information about the family of my great grandfather.
Here is what I know at this time:
Samuel Gottlieb Drews (later Drevs)
Dates on gravestone are b: 1867, d: 1931.
He was confirmed 22 July 1883, Chodecz Lutheran Church (in what is now Poland)
The name on the confirmation certificate is Drews.
He married Amalie (Amelia) Krueger (daughter of Ferdinand Krueger and
Juliane Tonn) in Witoldowo (which was in Chodecz Lutheran Parish).
Came to Schenectady, NY in the early 1900s. Amelia and two of their four
children (at that time) followed in 1907, the other two children a year
or two later.
He had a sister, name unknown to me, who married a David Lepke and lived
in New Jersey.
Certificate of death from 1932 states his age as 65 years, 6 months and two days.
His name is recorded there as Drevs, as it is on his gravestone.
Death certificate also states that he was 'born in Russia'.
I think the family was of German descent, and lived in Eastern Europe.
The names of Samuel and Amelia's children are Edward, Martha, Olga, Alwina,
Adele, Elsie, Helen and Alfred. At some point, the surname changed to Dreves -
this was the spelling most of the children used. I was told that one of daughters used the spelling Drefs.
I am particularly interested in finding out the names of his parents and siblings,
though any information will be greatly appreciated.
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