Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1878 lists his birth state as Pennsylvania. The Minnesota Historical Society's Minnesota Place Names and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1868 list Ohio.
He came to Minnesota in 1855 or 1857.
He was listed as a Democrat on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)
Dresbach Township and village in Winona County had been named after him.