DRESSEL, Christ A., was born in Aochstadt, Bavaria, Germany, January 4, 1854. He is a son of Burkort and Josephina Dressel. His parents both died in Germany, his father March 19, 1870, and his mother December 2, 1870. They had five children, four of whom are living. Andrew, butcher, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Christ A. are the only members of the family who have come to America. Christ A. Dressel was educated in the State schools and in the Trade Academy of his native place. He then learned the business of brewing with his father. In 1872 he came to America and worked at brewing in Philadelphia for six months. Thence he removed to Lancaster, Pa., where he resided two years, and subsequently spent one year in Columbia. In 1876 he removed to Harrisburg, where for seventeen years he was engaged in the brewing business. He was married, in Lancaster, Pa., September 21, 1875, to Caroline, daughter of Fritz and Barbara (Kopp) Beck, born in Wurtemberg, June 1, 1854. They have no children, but have adopted a son, Walter Beck, born July 14, 1882. Mr. Dressel is a member of the German Beneficial Society. In politics he is a Democrat.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 1 June 2001
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