Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H.C. Bradsby, Editor; Chicago, World Publishing Company - 1885
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society, www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
WILLIAM DREMANN, Bureau, was born in Melle, Hanover, Germany, December 30, 1839. His father, Fred DREMANN lived and died in Hanover, and his mother died when our subject was one year old. William DREMANN was reared on a farm and educated in the schools of his native town. In 1856 he came to America, making the passage in a sailing vessel, which was ten weeks and four days reaching New Orleans. He then came up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, and from there to Bureau County, where he has since resided. In 1863 he began farming, and now owns the Abram STRATTON farm, which was settled in 1829. His farm contains 383 acres in Bureau Township. When he came to this country he was in debt for his passage money, but through his industry and perseverance has gained a competency. He was married in Princeton, to Mary WELHOENER, who was born in Goeltenbeck, Prussia, April 21, 1842. When about ten years of age she came to America with her parents, F. W. and Elizabeth WELHOENER, and in 1856 to Princeton. Her mother still survives, and lives with our subject. Mr. and Mrs. DREMANN are the parents of nine children, viz.; Fred W., born August 14, 1862; Henry L., born August 14, 1864; August W., born September 19, 1866; Frank G., born December 30, 1868; Emma, born August 19, 1871; Herman H., born April 26, 1874; Louis, born June 10, 1877; John, born September 10, 1879; Kate M., born February 18, 1881.
Mr. DREMANN and family are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In politics he is identified with the Democratic party.