My great grandmother Mary Christina Boettger Reed Drews lived her last years in Grass Lake Township in Pine County MN. She was born 4/24/1862 in Schleswig Holstein Germany, came to the US with her brother Frederick in 1882. They settled in Pine County with family for a short time before moving on to Duluth where Mary worked as a domestic in 1885 and then married Fritz Reed in 1886, had two children - a daughter named Mary born August 1887 and a son (my grandfather) named Frederick August born July 1889. Mary's husband Fritz died in November of 1889.
I don't know Mary's story or whereabouts between 1889 and 1895. I assume she was with family in Pine County MN.... Magdalena Radden was Mary's sister, and Hans Boettger was Mary's brother - both lived in Pine County.
In 1895 she married Frederick Jochim Drews in Pine County, he was a widow with a young step daughter named Emma from his first marriage. Mary's children, Mary and Fred, assumed the Drews name through this marriage. They had a large farm in Chisago County as the children grew up. In 1915 she was in Grass Lake Township with husband Frederick who died in 1923. Mary died in 1925.
I wish to connect with any descendants who might have photographs or life stories to share about Mary Christina Boettger (Reed Drews).