Ernest and Lydia (Heist / Haist) Dreier
In 1881 Normanby, Grey South, Ontario, Ernst is 14, parents John 40 and
Margaret 38, both born in Germany. George is 16, Mary 13, John 11, and
Ernest married Lydia Haist, daughter of Jacob B. and Elizabeth Haist,
February 5, 1889 in Alsfeldt, Grey, Ontario.
Ernest proved up a quarter in 26, 7N 50W in 1896, and timber-claimed a quarter in
33, 6N 50W in 1898.
In 1900 Logan County, Ernest born May 1866 in Canada, is married eleven years
to Lydia October 1867, also Canada. They have May Feb 1890, Ernest Jan
1892, Letta April 1894, Lydia Dec 1895, Malinda June 1897, and Edna April 1899,
all kids born in Colorado.
In 1910 Logan County, Lida is widowed, and with her are Emerit 18, Letta 16,
Lydia 14, Malinda 12, Edna 10, Lynn 8, Ella 5, and Ernestine 3.
"Emerit" Arlo Dreier registered with a Fleming address, born January 10, 1892
at Leroy Colorado, married, also supporting mother and a sister.
In 1920 Logan County Emerit is 27, Daisy P. 21, both born in Colorado, and
they have Dora, one.
In 1920 Logan County L.E. is widowed, with daughters Laura 18, Ella 14, and
In 1930 Logan County Emerit and Daisy have Doris L. 11, Douglas E. 10, Wayne
A. 7, and Loren R. 5.
Lydia is widowed in 1940 Logan County, with William Sonnenberg and
Lydia Sonnenberg the next household.
In the Leroy cemetery are Lydia A. (Heist) Dreier -Oct 20, 1867-Dec 9, 1960
and Ernest Dreier -1866-1906
|Mrs. Dreier was born Oct. 30, 1867 in Ontario, Canada. She was
married on Feb. 5, 1889 in Ontario to Ernest Dreier. He died in October
of 1906. Mrs. Dreier and her husband moved from Canada to Colorado the
month after they were married. They homesteaded in March 1, 1889 at
Fleming. Mrs. Dreier lived there most of her life. She came to
Greeley in 1953 gelical United Brethren church of Surviving are
the following six daughters: Mrs. Earl Achenbach of Greeley, Mrs. Laura
Newton of Mead,- Mrs. Malinda Hagemeier of Sterling, Mrs. Lydia
Sonnenberg.and Mrs. Edna Loos, both of Fleming, and Mrs. Ella Cathcart
of Honolulu, Hawaii; one sister, Mrs. Melinda Killer of' Sterling; also
grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Three
children preceded Mrs. Dreier in death. Funeral arrangements will
announced by Adamson mortuary. Greeley Tribune - December 9,
Maggie I Dreier Myers (1890 - 1935)*
|In 1910 Leroy precinct, August G. Myers is 31, born in
Wisconsin, with Maggie 30 and six-month-old Stella.
In 1920 August
is 41, Maggie 29, with Stella 10, Ethel 8, Robert 6, Irvin 4, Myrtle
2, and Ilo eight months.
In 1930 August G. and Maggie L. have Stella 20, Robert 16, Irvin
14, Myrtle 12, and Ilo 10.
August is widowed in 1940, with only Robert, 26, with him.
(brother John, 58, Carrie S. 55, and son Kenneth 23 are
the next household)
Emerit Arlo Dreier (1892 - 1947)*
Jim Jackson’s roots are deep in Logan County, “At
the age of 57, I look over my shoulder at the legacy
our great-grandparents–our grandparents–and our
parents have left us and I see something that needs
His great-grandfather on his mother’s
side was Ernest Dreier, who homesteaded in the Leroy
Community in June of 1896. His only son, Emerit,
Jim’s Grandfather, married, built a house (that is
still standing and being lived in) and raised his
family on the family farm. His youngest child was
Jim’s mother, Ruth Dreier Jackson.
Jackson’s dedication in Logan County also extends
to his father’s ancestry. His great-grandfather,
Francis M. Jackson, arrived in Sterling in the
Spring of 1888, and started several businesses,
including an icehouse, steam cleaners, a general
store, a farm and was the first Continental Oil Co.
dealer in Northeast Colorado.
His son, James Harvey Jackson, Jim’s Grandfather,
was born in Sterling in May of 1897. He graduated
from Logan County High School in 1916, married, went
on to the University of Denver and their dental
college and came back to Sterling and began a
50-year dental practice. He was very interested in
education and became one of the founders of Sterling
Junior College, now known as Northeastern Junior
College. A field house was named in his honor
(Jackson Hall) and when it was raised to make way
for the new event center, the arena was named in his
honor along with one of his closest friends Roy
Idaletta M Dreier Loos (1894 - 1938)*
Lydia S Dreier Sonnenberg (1895 - 1964)*
Malinda Elizabeth Dreier Hagemeier (1897 - 1983)*
Funeral services for Malinda Elizabeth Hagemeier will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from Christ United Methodist
The Rev. Keith E. Watson will officiate. Burial will follow In
Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hagemeier, 86 of Aurora, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday
She was born June 18, 1897 in LeRoy to Ernest and Lydia Heist
Dreier. She was reared in the LeRoy community and received her
early schooling there.
On Sept. 5, 1917, she married Leonard Hegemeier in LeRoy. The
couple farmed and ranched in the LeRoy and Fleming areas until
1957, when they moved to Sterling. Mr. Hagemeier died in 1960
and Mrs. Hagemeier continued to live in Sterling until she moved
to Aurora in July of 1982. She was a member of Christ United
Methodist Church and the United Methodist Womens Club.
Mrs. Hagemeier is survived by nine daughters, Meryl Bledsoe and
Ethel Mae Plog, both of Fleming, Nema Johnson of Potter, Neb.,
June Decker of Loveland, Eulalia Smith of Sterling, Grace Warren
of Englewood, Joyce Brehm of Chicago, Ill., V. LaVon Boyer of
San Diego, Calif., and Marilyn Quinn of Evergreen.
She is also survived by four sisters, Edna Loos of Flem ing,
Laura Newton of Longmont, Ernestine Achenbach of Red Feather
Lakes and Ella Cathcart of Honolulu, Hawali; 33 grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grand children.
Chaney-Walters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Dreier Loos (1899 - 1990)*
|Graveside service and burial were Dec. 24 at LeRoy Cemetery for
Edna Loos, 91, who died Dec. 22 at Sterling Regional MedCenter
Edna Dreier was born April 17, 1899, in LeRoy to Ernest and Lydia
(Heist) Dreier. She attended school at LeRoy through the eighth
grade and then attended a short course at Logan County High school
in home economics.
On June 25, 1919, she married Harry Loos. They farmed in the LeRoy
area until retiring in 1968. He died in 1977 but Edna continued to
live on the farm, were she was an active homemaker until 1988, when
she moved to Coventry Apartments at Devonshire in Sterling.
Mrs. Loos was a lifelong member of LeRoy United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Runge of Thornton; two sons,
Richard of LeRoy and Larry of Fleming; a foster son, Monte of Rapid
City, S.D.; a sister, Ernestjne Achenbach of Greeley; five grand
children, 10 great grandchildren and eight great grandchildren,
Ella Dreier Cathcart (1905 - 1988)*
Ernestine M Dreier Achenbach (1906 - 1996)*
South Platte Sentinel
Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”NEWTON
, a life-long resident of the Longmont area, died January 27, 2011 at
his home. He was 72 years old.
Jerry was born
on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colorado, the son of Elmer and Laura
(Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colorado and graduated from Mead
High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably
served in the US Army.
He married Nancy
J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont.
Jerry held many
jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft
and then Ball Aerospace for 23 1/2 years. He then worked at Skyline High
School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until
ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.
He was an active
member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in
the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He
was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed
woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and
coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and
college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered
as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren,
preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom,
David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and
He is survived by
his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his
daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all
of Longmont; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of
Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest
(Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois,
Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington
and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil
Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel
of Colorado. Jerry is also survived by four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell
(Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett
(Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania;
eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and
Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of
Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces,
nephews and cousins and many friends.
A celebration of
Jerry’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at
LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Highway 66 in Longmont. Cremation at
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield
Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026 or to
LifeBridge Christian Church.
condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at
wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of
Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and
medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.
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