Birth: October 10, 1824; Lexington District, S.C.
Death: February 18, 1871; Organ Church, Rowan County, N.C.
Parents: Jeremiah Dreher and Lydia Dreher.
First Spouse: Mildred Catherine Kerr Dreher; died November 10, 1859.
Child: Sally Kerr Dreher
Second Spouse/Marriage Date: Martha Ann K. “Mattie” (Heilig) Dreher; January 3, 1866 in Rowan County, N.C.; died May 8, 1913.
Children of Second Marriage: Augustus Heilig Dreher, Jeremiah H. Dreher, Mary Lydia Dreher.
Education: Professor, White’s Academy, Lexington, S.C.; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1853; North Carolina College, D.D.. License/Ordination: Licensed 1853 by South Carolina Synod and ordained by North Carolina Synod in 1856. Calls: Liberty Hill, S.C., church later moved to Jalapa, S.C., and named St. James; St. James, Concord, 1854-69; Union, Rowan County, 1867. Other: Taught private school at Newberry, S.C., 1853; Principal and Professor, Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, 1870-71. Member, first Board, North Carolina College, 1859; Board, North Carolina College, 1869. Secretary, North Carolina Synod, 1857-59, 1860-61; President, 1862-63. Delegate Chair to General Synod South Convention, 1867, 1868. Corresponding Secretary of North Carolina Synod, 1868, 1869.
Source: Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers : North Carolina and Tennessee Synods, 1773-1965, Lutheran Church in America North Carolina, 1966. http://divinityarchive.com/.
Abstracts of the Lutheran Visitor, 1866-1868 and 1870-1888
Dreher, Daniel I. Rev. died 2/18/1871 at Mt. Pleasant NC of pneumonia. Burial was at Organ Church cemetery in Rowan County SC. Lutheran Visitor 2/24/1871, page 2; Tribute of Respect, Lutheran Visitor 3/10/1871, page 2