Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Jacob Dreitzler

JACOB DREITZLER, a highly respected farmer living in section 16, township 34, range 20, Hackberry township, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Hancock county, Ohio. He was born in 1858, and is a son of J. H. and Mary (Ertzinger) Dreitzler.

J. H. Dreitzler was a native of Germany, and for many years farmed in Nebraska. He died in March, 1893, at the age of seventy years. His wife was born in Ohio, and her death occurred several years ago. They had nine children, namely: Jonathan and Susanna, deceased; Ephraim, who is a liveryman at Hastings, Nebraska; Eli, who settled in Labette county in 1896, and owns a farm in Hackberry township, in section 17, township 34, range 20; Emma (Rickle), who lives in Stromsburg, Nebraska; Jacob; John, also of Stromsburg, Nebraska; George, who lives in Indiana; and Ida (Kirkman), who lives near Stromsburg, Nebraska.

Jacob Dreitzler was reared in Indiana, whither his parents had removed from Ohio. In the fall of 1883, he left Indiana, and came to Kansas, deciding to make this state his future home. After his marriage, he settled in Hackberry township, in the northwest quarter of section 16, township 34, range 20, on So acres which was owned by his wife. Soon after his marriage, he bought the north 80 acres in that quarter section, and in 1900 he bought 80 acres of land in section 17. Much of the land on his home farm had been broken, and Mr. Dreitzler built an eight-room house, and set out a number of trees. He has made many fine improvements on the farm, and is very proud of its neat and attractive appearance. He did a great deal of threshing in addition to farming, up to the fall of 1900, and since that time has given all his attention to general farming alone. He is a man who has worked always with the determination to succeed, and his efforts have been well rewarded.

Mr. Dreitzler was united in marriage, in Labette county, with Tena Kibler, who was born in Ohio, in 1851, and who moved to Labette county in 1871. Mr. Dreitzler and his wife have one child, John Clyde. In politics, Mr. Dreitzler is a Democrat. He is a member of the school board in his district, and has been road overseer for a number of years. He is now treasurer of Hackberry township. He has always taken a deep interest in all measures which are for the good of the community in which he lives, and is highly esteemed by his fellow citizens.