We all want to know “who we are” and “where we came from.”
An accidental startResearch on this family began accidentally, while researching my own family. Some information on the Drettlers came my way and I realized this was possibly the family of a friend. Later, this family was definitely confirmed as the family of my friend. From that point, a purposeful search for the Drettler family present and past began.
Intent of Site
Research FocusThe focus of this research is the descendants of Adolf Drettler, who came to the U.S. in 1911. However, other related families are included.
Family HistoryThe first known Drettler to immigrate into the U.S. is Abraham Drettler, who came to New York City from Austria in January 1893. He is the son of Isidor Drettler of Vienna, Austria. He is the brother of Adolf Drettler, who is the focus of this research. Most Drettler families immigrated from Poland and Galacia/Austria (now Ukraine), and settled in New York in 1900-1930. Migration from New York of the children of the original immigrants was to California, Hawaii, Colorado, and Florida in the 1960s-1970s.
DretlerDretler is an alternate spelling with the Dretler families emigrating from the same area of Galacia, Austria/Poland as the Drettler families. It is presumed that they are related. Most of the Dretlers from Poland, Austria, and Russia settled in Brockton, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts and Indiana. They are found in the 1910, 1920, 1930 federal census in these areas.
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Research has been from public domain records, including various national and state agencies, genealogy Web sites, and people-locator Web sites. Certain details of living people, such as their birth dates, are not included in the Web site. The facts are as accurate as my source information. Sources are documented at the end of this page and in the database. Some documentation is based strictly on my deductions, i.e., putting two facts together to reach a logical conclusion where no definite fact can be found. These deductions are indicated as “assumed” or “candidate” or “circa” in the database.
Contact: Gayle Smith
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