In 2013, Tamie Dehler, a journalist based in Terre Haute, Indiana with expertise in genealogy, published a series of six articles in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star about the genealogy of Theodore Dreiser and his family, including many facts hitherto undiscovered.
Ms. Dehler’s articles are concise, packed with information, fascinating, and very well researched. They are groundbreaking from a biographical standpoint.
I am of the belief that any one of the three Dreiser biographers since Robert Elias, Dreiser’s first biographer, would have been very pleased to have had these articles at hand. The articles reveal a great deal, for example, about Dreiser’s siblings, whom Dreiser biographers have found difficult to trace.
The articles, all published in the Terre Haute, are attached here in the form of a downloadable PDF file. They are as follows:
October 27, 2013
“GENEALOGY: Father of Dreiser brothers was Terre Haute spinner”
November 2, 2013
“GENEALOGY: Paul Jr. was the eldest of the Dreiser children”
November 9, 2013
“GENEALOGY: Dresser’s fall in 20th century from wealthy to bankrupt”
November 17, 2013
“GENEALOGY: A little about the lives of the non-famous Dreiser children”
November. 23, 2013
“GENEALOGY: Continuing to Look at records of Dreiser siblings”
November 30, 2013
“GENEALOGY: Theodore Dreiser born in 1871 in Terre Haute”
The articles are posted courtesy of the Tribune-Star Publishing Company, Terre Haute, Indiana.
— Roger W. Smith