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Dreger/Zelmer Family Obituaries

Obituaries related to the Dreger & Zelmer Families

William Zelmer

William Zelmer passed away at the home of his son John, at Warburg, Alberta on Thursday, Oct. 16th, at the age of 88 years. Deceased was born in Poland on March 17, the year 1853. Mr. Zelmer came to Canada in the year 1905, and first settled at Ellerslie, then at Millet. For the past seven years he has made his home with his son at Warburg. He was a faithful member of the German Baptist Church for many years, and gained many friends durring his long residence in this country.

He leaves to morn his passing, two sons, John and Reynold of Warburg; five daughters, Mrs. Dreger of Long Beach Calif.; Mrs. Schilling, of Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. J. Scharff, Mrs. Robt. Hopkins and Mrs. Grey, or Milleit. Also sixteen grandchildren, and one sister at Tacoma, Wash. His wife and one son have pre-deceased him.

Funeral services, conducted by the rev. Morris Johnson, were held at the Millet United church Sunday afternoon last. Pallbearers were Messrs. A.D. Arnholtz, R. Arnholtz, Ben Arnholtz, William Arnholtz, Sam Smith and Henry Ohlman.

Beautiful floral tributes were received from: The Family; Addie and Richard; Mr. Roop, Bertha and Herbert; Mr. and Mrs. Vining; Millet Women's Institute.

Intermenttook placein the family plot in the Millet Cemetary. Campbell Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin, funeral directors.

Hand written notes on obit by Lucile (Dreger) Barton: "1941" / "Martha Zelmer Dreger's Father" / "No mention of Lydia (Zelmer) Kopitzki. also daughter in Germany died in 1961 in Germany" / "Martha & Lydia Zellmer - Father Wilhelm (William) Zellmer Mother Ernstine Lempke"

Martha Dreger

Mrs. Martha Dreger of 838 1/2 East Anaheim Street, died March 22 in a local hospital.

A native of Russia, she came to the United States and to Long Beach 32 years ago.

Surviving are the widower, Andrew Dreger; daughters, Anna Wanka, Harbor City, and Mrs. Lucille Barton, Long Beach; son, Lieutenant Andrew Dreger Jr., U.S. Army; half-sisters, Mrs. Alga Hopkins and Mrs. Hattie Scarff, both of Millet, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Emma Schilling, Vancouver, B.C., and three granddaughters.

Funeral service will be saturday at 11 a.m. at Mottell's Chapel. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetary.

Hand written notes on obit by Lucile (Dreger) Barton: "1944"

Taken from memorial service program handout

Memorial Services

Mrs. Martha Dreger


Passed on
March 22, 1944
Long Beach, Califorina

Services held at
Mottell's Chapel
March 25, 1944 -- 11:00 am

Rev. Ernest Beam

Sunnyside Cemetery

Soloist: Mabel Persons
Organist: Latourrette Chase

Services for Andrew Dreger Sr., 84. of 836 1/2 E. Anaheim St., who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mottel's Chapel with interment in Long Beach Municipal Cemetary.

He was born in Russia and came to Long Beach from San Francisco 55 years ago. He was a retired Carpenter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Barton of Long Beach and Mrs. Fritz Wanka of Huntington Beach; Son, Andrew Jr. of Long Beach; brother, Adolph Dreger Jr. of Compton; sister, Mrs. Emily Travis of Palos Verdes, and four granddaughters.

Hand written notes on obit by Lucile (Dreger) Barton: "1952"



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