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Don Norman




        Alexander H. Trefz was born in Rockford, IL May 7, 1904 dnd died in Lewis county WV October 31, 1990. He married Emily Russell in NY August 22, 1931. Emily was born in Rensselaer, NY November 23, 1908 and died October 27, 1996.

        Alexander and Emily met at the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, MO, where they graduated as Doctors Osteopathic Medicine. Because the couple wanted equal distances from their families in Illinois and New York, they studied a map and divided the distance between the two states. Weston, WV, was the site of their new home. Although they had never visited Weston, they packed their belongings, moved to Weston and established their medical practices.

        As their practices grew, they felt a need to expand their patient services by purchasing the General Hospital at 114 East Third Street from Dr. Lawson. The hospital was renamed The General Osteopathic Hospital and Lewis County area until 1968.

        Dr. Alex was a principal founder of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. He was instrumental in the organization of the Stonewall National Bank. A lover of horses, he was founder and ardent supporter ob the Lewis County Boot and Saddle Club.

        Dr. Emily was an active member of the Lewis County Boot and Saddle Club, Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Weston Business and Professional Women’s Club, Weston Garden Club, Women’s Federated Club, and St. Paul s Episcopal Church.


Children of Alexander H. and Emily (Russell) Trefz.


  2.  (1). Alexander Russell              b.May 17 1937)

         m. Marie Beverung

         m. Catherine Stewart Feb  5 1983


  3.  (2). Theodore William               b.May 14 1940

           m. Colleen Kay Findley

           m. Catherine (Bakas) Harrison


  4.  (3). Carol Melanie                  b.Aug 18 1941




        Alexander Russell Trefz, a son of Alexander H. and Emily (Russell) Trefz, was born in Lewis County WV May 17, 1931. He married Marie Beverung in New Orleans, LA. The couple divorced.

        Russell married Catherine Stewart February 5, 1983. Catherine died in September 1997.


Children of Marie Beverung.

 (Step children of Alexander Russell Trefz.)


  5. (1). Terrilyn

       m. Ron Tenney


  6. (2). Gayle

       m. John Heaster


Children of Russell Alexander and Marie (Beverung) Trefz.


  7. (1). Scott Russell

        m. Sherry ---


  8. (2). Jeanne Marie

        m. Randy Louk


Children of Catherine Stewart.

 (Step children of Russell Alexander Trefz.)


9. (1). Margaret Deborah

m. Joe Nerbonne


10. (2). Tracy Denise

m. Jeff Wise


 11.  (3). Rebekah Elaine




      Theodore William Trefz, a son of Alexander H. and Emily (Russell) Trefz, was born in Lewis County WV May 14, 1940. He married Colleen Kay Findley. They divorced.

      Theodore married Catherine (Bakas) Harrison. Catherine, a daughter of Steve and Eda Bakas, was born in Lewis County April 16, 1940 and graduated from Weston High School with Ted in 1958. She was the widow of William 0. Harrison.


Children of Theodore William and Colleen Kay (Findley) Trefz.


11. (1). Theodore William II


12. (2). Todd Michael


13. (3). Timothy Alexander


Children of William O. and Catherine (Bakas) Harrison.

 (Step children of Theodore William Trefz.)


 14.  (1). William Sean             b.Nov 22 1965


 15.  (2). Stephan Joshua           b.Jun 19 1974




?Lewis County WV, Her People and Places?,2000, pp. 207, 208