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Droege, Lawrence J.

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Droege, Lawrence J.
March 06, 2007 07:21PM
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes,
Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III,
pp. 1225-26. [Kenton County]

LAWRENCE J. DROEGE--One of the leading fire insurance agencies of the city
of Covington is that conducted by Mr. Droege, and he is recognized as one
of the representative business men of the younger generation in his native
state. He was born in Covington, on the 19th day of October, 1871, and is
the son of Lorenz J. and Mary (Moeller) Droege, both of whom were born in
Westphalia, Germany, where they were reared and where their marriage was
solemnized. Immediately after their marriage they emigrated to the United
States, and they established their home in Covington about 1854. The father
was a wagon maker by trade and to this business he devoted his attention
during the greater portion of his active career. He died in Covington in
1891, at the age of sixty-six years. During the Civil war he was located
at Atlanta, Georgia, where he was employed by the United States government
in the manufacturing of wagons for the military service. He was a
communicant of the Catholic church, as is also his widow, who still resides
in Covington. Of their seven children six are living and of the number
the subject of this review is the youngest.
Lawrence J. Droege gained his early educational discipline in the
parochial schools of Covington, and later continued his studies in turn
in the St. Francis Xavier College, in the city of Cincinnati, and St.
Vincent's College in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. At the age of
seventeen years he was appointed deputy city clerk of Covington and after
serving in this capacity for three years he engaged in the insurance
business, in which he has been most successful. On the 1st of March,
1910, he purchased the insurance agency of John Whitney, the same being
one of the oldest in Covington, and he is now the representative of a
number of the leading fire insurance companies that operate in Kentucky.
In politics Mr. Droege is a staunch Democrat and he is affiliated with the
Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association and the
National Union. Both he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic
church and hold membership in St. Joseph's parish.
On the 30th of October, 1901, was solemnized the marriage of Mr.
Droege to Miss Anna M. Pieper, who was born and reared in Covington and
who is a daughter of the late Frederick Pieper, who was for many years
engaged in the jewelry business in this city and who was an honored and
influential citizen. Mr. and Mrs. Droege have three children--Margaret
Mary, Virginia Mary and Lawrence F.

Droege Moeller Whitney Pieper
Germany GA Cincinnati-Hamilton-OH Westmoreland-PA

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