Lewis Dressier was born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, on the 6th of April, 1853. His father, Elias Dressier, left Pennsylvania, when Lewis was about two years of age and settled in Indiana, where he remained until 1882, when he settled in Cass county, Iowa. Lewis settled in Massena township, Cass county, in 1879, and bought eighty acres of land on section 11, where he now resides. In 1876, Lewis went with his father and family to Colorado, and remaining there about two years, his father returned to Muscatine county, Iowa, and Lewis went to Mahaska county, where he was working by the month. He was married in 1879, to Lucinda E. Coffin, a native of Indiana. About one week after his marriage he came to Cass county, to look for a home, and finally bought one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 11, Massena township. He returned for his wife to Indiana, and about the latter part of October he settled on his farm. He has since added to his land eighty acres, which is nicely improved and affords good crops of corn, and is an excellent stock farm. Mr. and Mrs. Dressier have three children-- Gertrude I., Isabella Rose and Charles C.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass county, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 785.