A Biographical Sketch
David was born Dec 1930 in Snoqualmie Falls,
a sawmill town in the Washington Cascades.
In 1943 his family moved to White Swan, Wash.
on the Yakima Indian reservation. He
married Suzanne Shipley in 1953 and the following year graduated with a BS
degree in chemistry from the University
of Washington in Seattle.
Upon graduation he was drafted into the army and
subsequently was stationed for 16 months in Giessen/Lahn
Germany. Upon discharge he enrolled in
graduate school at the University of Washington
and obtained a PhD in organic chemistry in 1960. He was then awarded a National Institutes of
Health postdoctoral fellowship which was spent for 15 months at the Chemisches Institut, University
of Marburg, Marburg/Lahn Germany.
In 1961 he accepted a position as a research chemist with
the U. S. Dept of Agriculture in Pasadena Calif.,
working on citrus bitter principles and other chemical constituents of citrus
and citrus relatives.
In 1968 he accepted a position as professor of chemistry at San
State University. He and his research group continued a
research program on the isolation and structure determination of natural
In 1978 he moved back to the USDA at their laboratories in Albany,
Calif. where he spent the next ten years
working on the chemical basis of plant-insect interactions. This work has resulted in new theories on how
sap sucking insects gain access to plant nutrients.
Suzanne Dreyer is part owner of a travel agency in San
Bruno, Calif. and they have two
children, Mark Dreyer of Bend Oregon
and Katharine Weingand of San
Since retirement in 1988 Dreyer has devoted his efforts to
family history research with emphasis on ethnic Germans in the Hungarian
province of the Banat.
He is the recipient of an Ehrenbrief
from the Landsmannschaft der Banater
Schwaben for his work on Banat
family history research. Work on the Banat has resulted
in a series of publications under the title of Banat Family History Series.
FAMILY HISTORY SERIES
I. FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH FOR NORTH
DAKOTA PIONEERS FROM THE BANAT
ORIGINS OF SOME NORTH AMERICAN BANATERS
ABSTRACTIONS FROM THE DEUTSCH-UNGARISCHER FAMILIEN KALENDER AND THE BREMEN
VOL III. SOME BANATERS IN PRE WORLD WAR I U.
S. PASSENGER SHIPPING RECORDS. Available on
the Internet at; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~banatdata/DDB/HomePage.htm
VOL IIII .
JOSEFSDORF-GISELADORF FAMILY REGISTER, 1882-1899
VOL V. FROM THE BANAT TO NORTH DAKOTA. ACCOUNTS BY BANAT
HOMESTEADERS IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA, David Dreyer and Josette
Hatter, in preparation.
VOL VI. BANATERS IN AUSTRIAN