The family suffers greatly from their losses sustained during the 3O Years' War. See Goy’s article regarding the aftermath of the 30 Years’ War in Colochau.
The source for all the Birth, Marriage, and Death Dates are taken from Prof. Grygier's Book, which are primarily found in the genealogical charts.
All other sources are identified
Dr. Grygier, the former
director of the Polish State Archive in
Dr. Grygier’s manuscript is an
excellent example of what a family researcher can discover in secondary sources
available today in
Dr. Grygier’s research supplied sources for the XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, and generations.
EAST PRUSSIAN BRANCH
Click here for Dr. Grygier’s Last Report, which was researched after completion of his manuscript and reports, that identifies the birthplaces in Saxony on Dressel family property for the members of the Dressel family that immigrated to East Prussia
SON OF GEORG ERNST von der DRESSEL, XVII.11
1. Peter Karol Frederick I von der Dressel called Drössel or Dressel
x before 1692,
Daughter of a textile manufacturer
Founder of the Dressel, Dreszel, Dryszel, Driscoe, and Drossel families living in Poland and the USA
This is how a man in Peter’s position
would have dressed in the beginning of the 18th century in
1663: Colochau again burns down; the inhabitants are forced to leave.
1670: Colochau comes into the hands of Hans Heinrich von Sommerlatt. However members of the family still lived in the village.
1692: living in Colochau, Saxony at the time of his son's Frederick's birth, see XXII.3.
1695: living in Gross Roessin, Saxony at the time of his son's Peter's birth, see XXII.4
12. karta (box) 139
13. karta (box) 365
Pe(ter) Dressel from Colochau, property owner.
14. karta (box) 74
15. karta (box) 245
Pe. (eter) Dressel, City Councilor
16. karta (box) 398
P(eter) Dressel from Col(chau) - Cloth Manufacturer
ex. Administration Office Allenstein, District of Willenburg House books nr. 7 from the year 1697-1764 (Ingrossierungan)
1712-1741: P(eter) Drössel from Colochau and living in Rastenburg.
ex. APO. Church in Rastenburg, Book of Souls, nr. 7 from the year 1712-1741 page 127
1741: Prussia, (a2.3). (The document which contains this information is not dated but found in a collection of documents that are dated “from 1712 to 1741").
1722: Living in Neuendorff, Saxony at the time of his son Johann's birth, see XXII.5.
1724: Living at Gross Roessin at the time of his son's Georges birth who is believed to have been born at Gross Roessin,
Saxony, see XXII.?
1732: Arrived in Rastenburg, East Prussia with his son Johann age 14, to join his sons Frederick and Peter, (????).
1735: Moved to Willenberg, East Prussia with his son Frederick where they leased and established a cloth mills. see XXII.3
1733: During this period he is documented as paying taxes in Willenberg 1774: district, East Prussia, (a2.6c; a2.6d; a2.6e).
box 14 245 P(eter) from Coloc(hau) property owner.
box 29 Pe(eter) Dressel, city councilor
ex. APO Land registry office, Ortelsberg, property owners register nr.19 from the year 1739-1740
1a. It is believed that Peter married a daughter of a textile manufacturer or textile master, (meister)
Since there are no known documented children between 1695 and 1722, it is probable that his sons born in 1722 and c1724 were from a second marriage and younger wife.
Peter and his sons did not use the “von der” family predicate, because at that time members of the nobility were not supposed to be engaged in commerce.
CHILDREN OF BERNHARD FRIEDERICH von der DRESSEL, XVII.15
2. Seyfried Friedrich
† Aug. 31, 1693
The location of the Drahnsdorf estate
3. Anna Margarite
4. Georg Heinrizus (Heinrich)
x1. ? 1680, The widow Magdalena von Stössel nee (von Unruh?)
x2. ? 1696, The widow von Rohr nee von …arsereuschel (von Niesemeuschel?)
The location of Goldberg in relation to Liegnitz and
The tombstone of Georg Heinrich von der Dressel
on the church wall in Pilgramsdorf
which is now Pielgryzmka powiat Złotoryja
1662: Joined the army
SON OF CUNO ADOLPH von der DRESSEL XVII.6
1. Heinrich Adolph von der Dressel
CHILDREN OF GEORG CHRISTOPH von der DRESSEL XVII.7
1. Christoph Adolph von der Dressel
2. Euphrosyna Henriette von der Dressel
3. Caroline Augusta von der Dressel
4. Elisabeth von der Dressel
x Heinrich von Fromhorst ?
End of the 18th Generation