Welcome to Holdreith.com, a website dedicated to the descendants of Francis Holdreith and Mary Magdalena Henry (Heinrich) who settled in Jennings County, Indiana in the early 19th century. This site was created in honor of the eightieth birthday of Paul Joseph Holdreith, the great grandson of Francis and Mary. The site was launched on his eightieth birthday on July 10, 2002.
This site is intended to be a work in progress - a place where family members can communicate with one another, learn about the rich history of the Holdreith family, and become familiar with their roots. The information contained herein was obtained through many hours of research, contact with family members, public records and the Jennings County, Indiana, Historical Society.
Some of the information on the site is conflicting, such as dates of birth, dates of death, family information, and the spelling of certain family names. We invite you to contact us with your family information and photos so we can continue to expand this site. We apologize if you come across inaccurate information and would sincerely appreciate if you would write us with correct information.
Francis and Mary immigrated to America in the early 1800's to become a part of the American Dream. They were farmers who raised eight children on the bounty of the rich Indiana soil. Their life centered around their children, their farm and their church. They lived long lives and were buried at St. Anne's Cemetery. Their descendants are scattered across America from New York to Los Angeles and Florida to Seattle.
The Holdreith's contributions to America are many. The early Holdreiths were farmers, blacksmiths and housekeepers. Their descendants owned restaurants in Detroit and became lawyers, artists, teachers and salesman. They are mothers and fathers who raised children who fought in the Civil War and who defended Europe and America in WWI and WWII.
Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us and tell us about your parents, children and grandchildren and share with us your stories that are a part of the beautiful Holdreith history.