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The Draders of "THE WORLD"

Updated January 28, 2002

About Our Family Research

Since researching the origin of the spelling DRADER as a last name, and the clerical error that led to the German name to be incorrectly spelled, my extended family have decided to try and recreate the geneology of ALL who's name has been spelled this way.

The original spelling, Drader, appears to have been given when a German, Hessian, soldier arrived in North America without the ability to speak any English. With a thick German accent he stated his name and the registration clerk spelled it the way he heard it and it sounded like Johan Martin Drader, which stuck, even after he returned from fighting in the American Civil War, under the registered name Martin Dreder (another clerk's interpretation of what was said).

We now realize, because of this unique situation, that everyone who has ever carried the name Drader, can be traced back to Johan Martin, and our goal is to recreate the entire Family Tree and then organize a reunion for all living Draders and the families they've married into.

To complete this task will require the efforts of many people, which is why this web page is being started.

I'd like to dedicate this page to my father, Wesley Calvin Drader, to my wife, Joan Alexandra Drader (Blight), to our daughter, Dr. Tracey Lynne Drader and to my deceased uncle, George, Edward (Ted) Drader, whose passing from this world ALONE, inspired me to commence this Family search.

Thankyou, in advance, to all who contribute!

David Paul Drader

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