George Dresel (1892 - 1974)

George Dresel
1892 - 1974
updated August 14, 2019
George Dresel was born on September 25, 1892. He married Rosa Schweiger in 1921 and George died. He died in January 1974 at 81 years of age. We know that George Dresel had been residing in Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois 62221.

George Dresel was born in Etzdorf (Fränkische Schweiz, Gemeinde Goessweinstein, Germany) on 25. September 1892. He was one of 12 siblings.
After the early death of his mother (her birth name was Fellner - she was borne in Geusmanns, Germany) George was raised by his aunt in Goessweinstein. He visited the "Volksschule" in Goessweinstein 1898 - 1905.
He bcame a metal worker and fitter in Bamberg. Then he worked in Munich with Kachelmann & Sohn, a gearwheel factory.
1917 he served at the German Army in WW I.
Until 1923 he was a foreman at Kachelmann & Sohn.
1921 he married Rosa Schweiger.
1923 his father in law paid for his travel expenses to the US, where he found work in Belleville.
1929 he became a citizien of the US.
1932, his companion Frank Betz from Munich, joined [external link] found the Dresel-Betz company in Belleville, Illinois.
1945 he provided help for many citiziens of Goessweinstein.and donated later the museum of local history in Goessweinstein.
1954 he visited Goessweinstein for the first time after WW II. He and his wife came back every two years to visit their relatives and friends.
1961 he was honoured and got the honorary citizenship of Goessweinstein.
When he died 1974 only one sister, a nun in Rome/Italy, had survived George.
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George Dresel died in January 1974 at age 81. He was born on September 25, 1892. He married Rosa Schweiger in 1921 and George died. We know that George Dresel had been residing in Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois 62221.
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In 1892, in the year that George Dresel was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1903, by the time he was merely 11 years old, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1933, he was 41 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1948, at the age of 56 years old, George was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1974, in the year of George Dresel's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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