XVIII GENERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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 Olsztyn, was commissioned in 1989 to research and write the history of the Dressel family in East Prussia for 1717 to 1840 based on secondary sources because the church records from Willenburg, the principal Dressel residence, were destroyed.  Dr. Grygier spent the next three years searching secondary archival sources to reconstruct the Dressel presence in East Prussia, which is today Northern Poland. 

 

Dr. Grygier’s manuscript is an excellent example of what a family researcher can discover in secondary sources available today in Polish State archives.

 

Dr. Grygier’s research supplied sources for the XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, and generations.

 

 

 

EAST PRUSSIAN BRANCH

 

 Click here for Dr. Grygier’s original manuscript in Polish (303 pages) regarding the Dressel in East Prussia

 

Click here for Prof. Walasczek’s edited and shortened English translation of Dr. Grygier’s manuscript (51 pages)

 

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

 

XVIII.1

1.   Peter Karol Frederick I von der Dressel called Drössel or Dressel

        documented: 1692-(1739)-1774

        x before 1692,

        Daughter of a textile manufacturer

 

        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 East Prussia

 

Chronology:

 

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   

 

1697-1764:

12. karta (box) 139

Pe(ter) Dressel

13. karta (box) 365

Pe(ter) Dressel from Colochau, property owner.

14. karta (box) 74

P. Dressel

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)

 

Click here to see the original document

 

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

Click here to see the original document

                     

 

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).

 

1739-1770: 

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

 

Wife:

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.

 

NOTE:

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.

 

 

 

 

SAXONY BRANCH

 

CHILDREN OF BERNHARD FRIEDERICH von der DRESSEL, XVII.15

 

XVIII.2

2.   Seyfried Friedrich

      † Aug. 31, 1693 Brussels

 

 

 

The location of the Drahnsdorf estate

 

 

 

XVIII.3

3.   Anna Margarite

      † 1682

 

 

XVIII.4

4.   Georg Heinrizus (Heinrich)

      *1648

      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 Breslau

 

 

 

The tombstone of Georg Heinrich von der Dressel

on the church wall in Pilgramsdorf Silesia

which is now Pielgryzmka powiat Złotoryja

 

 

  Chronology:

 

1662:  Joined the army

 

 

 

SON OF CUNO ADOLPH von der DRESSEL XVII.6

 

XXIII.5

1.  Heinrich Adolph von der Dressel

     documented:

 

 

CHILDREN OF GEORG CHRISTOPH von der DRESSEL XVII.7

 

XXIII.6  

1.  Christoph Adolph von der Dressel

     documented:

 

XXIII.7 

2.  Euphrosyna Henriette von der Dressel        

     documented:

 

XXIII.8 

3.  Caroline Augusta von der Dressel

     documented:

 

XVIII.9 

4.  Elisabeth von der Dressel

     x  Heinrich von Fromhorst   ?      

 

 

XVIII.10

1.  Gunther? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of the 18th Generation