SONS OF PETER KAROL FREDERICK I von der DRESSEL CALLED DRÖSSEL OR DRESSEL, XVIII.5
1. Friedrick Karl von der Dressel called Droessel or Drossel
to Rosina Graffenburg von Unterhoellenstein
Textile Manufacturer, City Counselor
Founder of the Friedrich Line (Line A, table 1)
Location of Willenberg, Chorzele, and Przasnysz,
cities in which the Dressels had factories, in relation to
1692: Colochau estate, Schweinitz, Merseburg,
Friedrich birth place, (APO I-4863; ex.nr.1); Lutheran
1716: Neuendorf, (Nauendorf) Merseburg,
Friedrick married Rosina Graffenberg of Unterhoellenstein, (2p27; G8.11-3-87; n1)..
brought the Droessel family into contact with the
Friedrick arrives from either Neuendorff, Saalfeldt, Saxon Meiningen,
(p8; 2p17 note 18) or Neuendorff,
Friedrick is mentioned as cloth manufacturer, (G?
A typical 18th century mill for the manufacturing of cloth
Friedrich leases and then establishes a cloth manufacturing mills,
Klein and Gross and Dobnicken 40 (F?) with fields (8 farm buildings) owner Frederick Drossel.
1730: Friedrich does not manage this property himself, it is run by a stewart. (p?).
Friedrick Drossel, 40 years old, from Colochau (now in Rastenburg)
ex. A copy from the state archive of ancient documents in Königsberg, from the collection of Salzburg Documents Rep. 8 nr. 306.
1735: see 1729
Friedrich immigrates with his father Peter to Willenberg, leases and reestablishes his cloth mills, (G.5-5-86; G1p ?)
Friedrick and his father were brought to Willenberg by the powerful Lissek family, who were the biggest textile manufacturers in the area, (G.9-1-86; G.11-3-87; APO I-69).
1761: Friedrick is very active in the development 1761: of various businesses in the Willenberg area, see pages ?
Friederick died at the age of 69, (G.8-5-86).
"During his life in
1a. Rosina Graffenberg von Unterhoellenstein, (n1; p8; 2p17)
1689-1690, Untergraffenberg or Unterhoellenstein, Wagrain,
Daughter of Georg Graffenberg von Unterhoellenstein and his wife Barbara nee Eder von Wesenbuchel of ?, (n1, 2, 3, 4)
Graffenberg are an old independent fief owning Lutheran family of the Wagrain,
16??: Unterhoellenstein or the Untergraffenberg
birth place; Lutheran
1716: Rosina marries Friederich Droessel, (2p 27; G8,
This is the last documented date known for Rosina, but since the Droessel family became so involved with the immigrants from Salzburg in 1732, Rosina's relatives, it is believed she lived at that time and was the instrument that caused this involvement. It is also believed that she moved with her family to Willenberg n 1737.
1732: Rosina's brother Martin Graffenberg von
Unterhoellenstein, and his family arrived in
Also, in 1732, Martin Graffenberg von Untergraffenberg, Rosina's cousin arrived with his family in Koenigsberg, East Prussia with plans to invest the money he brought with him and the money he expected from the settlement of his confiscated assets in Salzburg, Nurnberg, and Berlin, into the textile industry in East Prussia, (2p9,sec.2).
Frederich and Rosina had 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls, see Line A,
table 1. and XXIII.?.?.?.
NOTES FOR FRIEDRICH DRESSEL:
(n1) Grygier found in the Olysten Archiv that Martin
Graffenberg and his wife Margareta nee Kholehoffner were listed as the parents
of Rosina. However, this is not possible because Martin Graffenberg who married
Margarette Kholehoffner was born in 1693, three years after Rosina's listed
birth in 1689. According to Grygier's report dated
sources given by Grygier for Graffenberg data in the Olystyn national archiv are
Grygier was not able to consult the church records at the E. B.
current archbishop of
(n4) Rosina Grafenberg's siblings were:
a. Catharina I, born: 1688; died: 1688;
b. Margareta, born: 1688, a twin,
c. Anna, born: 1690, married Simon Brandstetter, and
d. Martin Graffenberg of Unterhoellenstein, born: 1693, married in 1714, Margarethe Khalchoffner, daughter of
George Khalchoffner and his wife Barbara nee Graffenberg.
e. Gertrude, (III.2,6), born circa 1694, married Sabastian Pichler, cloth manufactuer and settled in Tilsit, East Prussia, or settled in Nurnberg, (Germany), where she had assests, (III.2)
Gertrud is also not found in the Wagrain church records but is listed by Grygier as a sister of Martin and Rosina, (where)
f. Catharina, II, (III.4), born 1697, married Andreas Frochmmer and settled in Ragnit, East Prussia, or Peter Razberg and settled in Nurnberg, Bavaria, where she had assets, (III.2).
information was obtained from the Wagrain church registers found at the E.B.
(n6) according the document nr. ? from the ?
collection, found in the Ollystyn National
According to a letter dated
2. Peter von der Dressel II called Peter Droessel II
Owner: Iron, Steel, and Brass Foundries
Founder of the Peter Line
This is an example of how a owner of a typical foundry
would dress and look during the 18th century in
1695: born in Gross Roessin,
1721: Peter married in; Saalfeldt, Saxon-Meiningen,
Peter and his wife arrive from Neuendorff, (n? Saalfeld) and join his father Peter and his brother Friedrich. Peter establishes a iron and brass smelting plant, (Eisen und Gelbgiesserei) (p8; p16;2 p28; n1).
"Both Friedrick and Peter Droessel choose Rastenburg, East Prussia for their original new home because they were convinced by the King's emissaries that the economic conditions there were favorable for them to establishing their factories. "
1732: "Pe. Droessel" is listed as "from Colochau (now) in Rastenberg, (aO.3).
1732: Peter Droessel is listed as "37 years old, from Gross Rossen and assest 80 fl. (Florians), (aO.1, karta 27).
1. "Peter Droessel" is listed as "from Gross Roe. (and now settled in) Rastenberg, aO.5, karta 7
2. "Pe. Droessel" is listed, aO.5, karta 139.
3. "P. Dressel" is listed, aO.5, karta 74.
4. "Pe. Dressel" is listed as a "City councillor" aO.5, karta 245.
5. "Dressel" is listed as a "Iron smellting Master" aO.6, karta 132.
6. "P. Dressel" is assest 9 fl. (Florians) aO.6, karta 312.
1. "Pe. Dressel" is assest 25 fl. (Florians) aO.7, karta 33
2. "P. Dressel" is assest 18 fls. (Florians) aO.7, karta 402.
3. "P. Dressel is listed, aO.7 karta 59.
4. "Pe. Dresssel" is assest 25 fl. (Florians) aO.7, karta 207.
6. "Pe. Dressel" is listed as a "City Couselor" aO.4, karta 29.
7. "Peter Dressel" is listed as "from Gr. R---" and a "City Counselor" aO.4, karta 93.
8. "Peter Dressel" is listed as a "Iron smelting Master" aO.4, karta 217.
Peter and his family arrive from Rastenburg, and he establishes his iron and brass foundry, (Hutteneisenwerk, Eisengiesserei) p8-9; 2p1, sec.2;
1732: Peter is very active in the development of the
iron and brass 1769: smelting industry
at the age of 74, (G?
2a. Magdalena Stranger von Oberseithen, (note ?; uP.1),
Daughter of Michael Stranger von Oberseithen born 1652, and his wife Anna nee Schwarzenegger, born, 1657, (uP.1;
Stranger, with his family arrived in
In another reference (p16) a Michael Stranger came to Koenigsberg with his family and is listed as a trader.
Stranger are an old perhaps ancient fief land owning Lutheran family from the
The word Strang (Stranger) per se can have many meanings therefore an exact explanation is not possible, (p18).
1699: Feb. 13, "Seidlin," (Oberseithen),
It is believed that Magdalena was a younger sister of Rupert Stranger who introduced the Droessel-Dressel family to other Salzburg families and thus began the Droessel-Dressel Salzburg connection that would last 4 generations, uG.?; see note ?.
Peter and his wife had 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, see Line B, table 1.
and XXII. ???.
NOTES FOR PETER DRESSEL:
Peter Droessel and members of his family involved themselves in iron and steel
industry. see Peter Line (B), Tables III, IVa, IVb, V, VI, VIIa, VIIb. A brief
history of the iron and steel industry in
In the l8th
In the l8th
century metal industry high professional qualities were required. To attract the best workers to the
metallurgical industry the Prussian authorities released them from the hated
obligatory army service. The main
centers of professional education in metal industry were plants in Saxony,
training metal workers and metallurgists not only for metal industry in East
Prussia but also for the then forming industry in the Kingdom of Poland (e.g.
Count Konstanty Ludwik Plater's industrial center in Kraslaw in Courland which
he established in the l760s, and where members of the Stranger family are known
to have settled, (see line B table I),( why) (40). The settlement of the Strangers in the
eastern part of
(n2) Magdalena Stranger's siblings were:
a. Rupert Stranger, (III.8), born: (1687),
Ruppert Stranger is not found in Salzburg Church Records from Wagrain. Grygier found him in the Olystyn archive as having been born in 1687, on the Schwarzenberg estate, Salzburg, Nr.1. Grygier also states that Magdalena Droessel nee Stranger was the sister of the Rupert Stranger who introduced her to her husband, Peter Droessel, and that Rupert was married to Peter's sister in law, Rosina Droessel nee Graffenberg's sister a Magdalena Graffenberg (there is no church record that Rosina had a sister named Magdalena), but, latter, he also found that Rupert Stranger was married to Anna Renke in 1707, in Neuendorf, Saxony, (therefore, he could not be the husband of a Magdalena Graffenberg, this is another example of persons of the same family having the same first names being confused with each other)
b. Barbara Stranger, I, born 1691, Oberseithen estate,
c. Rosina Stranger, born: 1693, Oberseithen estate,
d. Maria Stranger, born: 1695, Oberseithen estate,
e. Paul Stranger, I, born 1702, Oberseithen estate,,
f. Paul Stranger, II, born: 1703, Oberseithen estate,
g. Anna Stranger, born 1705, Oberseithen estate,
The names of
3. Johann von der Dressel called Droessel
Founder of the Johann Line (Line C, table 1)
1718: Johann was born in Neuendorf, Merseburg,
"Johann" is listed as "age 14, from Neuendorf, now living in
Rastenburg," aO.1, karta 40.
1734: Johann Dressel is listed, (aO.6, karta 17).
Johann age 17, arrives from Rastenburg, (to learn the cloth dyeing business, which would be an expansion of his brother Frederick’s cloth manufacturing) p8; p17; 2p28.
family sent him to
19, arrives from
1770: Johann Droessel is assest "11 fl. (Florians)" and is listed as a city property owner," aO.4, karta 411.
1774: Johann Dressel is asssest "11 fl. (Florians) " and is listed as a "property owner," (aO.7, karta 411).
1791: Co-owner, then latter owner of textile factory, Dye Factory, Charcoal Production Plant and city property, (G1p8; G7 9-1-1986).
"Johann" with the help of his brothers established a cloth
dyeing factory, which also supplied
components for the dyeing industry, and charcoal production factory. Johann, for the rest of his life is very active in the development of cloth
manufacturing, and flax linen production in the Willenberg area, p10; G?
1743: Rastenburg or Gross Sodehnen, Phillupoenen kreis
Johann at the age of 25 married Christina Kornberg von Loeflechen, see article below.
1774: Johann Dressel is listed as "from Neuendorff" and is assest (?) 14 f. (Florians), (aO.7, karta 173).
died at the age of 73, (G?.
3a. Christina Kornberg von Loeflechen, (n2)
The Kornbergs* are an old amorous
Lutheran estate owning family from the district of ?
the daughter of George Kornberg von Loeflechen, born 1680 and his wife
Margareta nee Stainer von Stain, born 1685, (8-9; p18; 2p17 or 28; p19). In 1732, (n2) Christina and her family
For Christina Kornberg's siblings see (n1)
1721: Loeflechen estate, Raurisser,
1743: Christina at age 22 married Johann.
Johann and Christina had 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls, see Line C, table 1. (None of his children remained in the Willenberg area.)
NOTES FOR JOHANN DRESSEL:
Christianna Kornberger's siblings (
a. Anna born
l7l3 on the Loeflechen estate,
born l7l6 on Loeflechen estate,
c. Simon born
l7l8, on the Loflechen estate,
d. Matthaeus born
l7l8 (Simon's twin brother); married Wilhelmina Ballay, daughter of a cloth
(n2) For more information on the Kornberger family see "Chronik der Familie von Kornberger" by Heinrich von Kornberger, privately published by Schuricht, 6700 Bludenz, in 1989.
Dressel was the first known Dressel family member to immigrate to the
4 Georg von der Dressel called Jerzy of Roszewo Dressel
p22; p24; p24.1; p27; p44.1; p49; p76; p77; p78; ?9; p80; p81; p82; p83; p84; u7; u8; n2)
and Lessee of the Kojdanow, Makowiszcze and Sula estates,
Standard Bearer of the Great Baton of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, (n1)
1769: Mar. 23 Akt Plenipotencyi od JW X. JWP Woranieckiego, JnP Dreliszem, Chor.
Akt Plenipotencyi od JW X.. JWP Woranieckiego, JnP Dreliszem, Chór. BPWXL słudze.
Authorization from Maksymilian Dyonizy Korybutt Womicki.
1770: Jan. 10 Akt Konsensi od JWO Xzętt Jchm Woronieckich Podkomorzych
J...inydanya WJP Dresselem sługa. (833)
Akt Konsensi od JWO Xzętt Jchm Woronieckich Podkomorzych J.. i nydany a WJP Dresselem sługa.
Maxymilian y Angella nee Miączyńska Prince Korybut Wroniecki, Podkomorzy, are renting the estate
to Jerzy Dreszel, which was belonging before to Marcjan Stempkowski and
1770: Feb. 7 Zapis Wieczysto Darowany od WJP Dreliszowej Chor. BWWWXLitt dany
WJP Dreliszowi Mołżonkowi Swojemu Służący. (843, 846)
Drelszowey Małzonce Swey służący. (844)
Zapis Wieczyste Darowany od WJP Dreliszowej Chor. BWWWXLitt dany WJP Dreliszowi
Małżonkowi Swojemu Służący.
she is giving to Jerzy Drelisz 4.000 zł polskich, the entire estate which she has inherited after her
parents, and everything what she was possessing, and half of that what she has inherited after her first
Zapis wieczysty Dawszy od WJP Drelsza Chór BWWWXLitt dla WP Drelszowey Małżonce Swey
Jerzy Drelisz is giving his entire estate to
Stempkowska, from the second marriage Drelisz.
1773: Oct. 4 Aktykacya Listu na Przyznanie Blankietowego od WJP Dreszelowey Chor.
WWXLtty WJMP. Dreszlowi Chor. Buławy Wielkiej WXLtty. danego. (756)
Aktykacya Listu na Przyznanie Blankietowego od WJP Dreszelowey Chór. WWXLtty WJMP.
Dreszelowi Chór. Buławy Wielkiej WXLtty. danego.
Ybluntary entry of giving 20.000 zł polskich to Jerzy Dreszel by his wife Theodora Dreszel nee
1773: Oct. 4 Aktykacya Wieczysta Darowanego Zapisu od WJP Dreszelowey Chor.
WWXLtty WJMP Dreszelowi Mężu Swojemu danego. (757)
Aktykacya Wieczysta Darownego Zapisu od WJP Dreszelowey Chór. WWXLtty WJMP Dreszelowi
Mężu Swojemu danego.
Same as (4) + the last will of Theodora leaving everything to her husband, signed by her on Jul. 3,
Additional information is that the father of Theodora nee Poźniak, Dominik Poźniak, was already
deceased at that time. The 20.000 zł polskich was given to her by her father's will as a dower.
1774: Jan. 13 Przyznanie Zapisu Testymonialnego JP Dresselowi Służącego.
Przyznanie Zapisu Testymonialnego JP Dresselowi Służącego.
Jan. 13, 1774.
Jan Konstantynowicz was residing in Starzynki, and he had the knowledge that there was an attempt
on the life of Jerzy Dreszel taking place. He was even giving the names of the people involved in it:
Alexander and Konstancya Horainowie Woyscy. They have told everybody around that the Prince
Woronecki tries to include Starzynek in the community <Hrabstwo> of Koydanów, that means that
he will take over by force the estate from them. They called many noble men to their home for hełp
in protecting their estate, and Jan Konstantynowicz was one of the willing to help. There were about
30 noble men coming. He has resided there in 1773 for two weeks, up to Apr. 24. Jan
Konstantynowicz has heard from Harain Woyski that there was a price of 100 zł polskich for the
death of Jerzy Dreszel. Tadeusz Rutski and Antoni Borowski, both serving for Woyski, tried a
couple oftimes to get the price. They also have received the help to accomplish the goal from Jan
Oskirka Zienkiewicz, Jan Daszkiewicz and Mikołaj Downar. During his stay in Starzynki Jan
Konstantynowicz didn't see any attempts being made by the Prince Woroniecki to take over
1774: Feb. 13 Przyznanie Dokumentu wyznanego JP Dreszelowi Służącego. (1044)
Przyznanie Dokumentu wyznanego JP Dreszelowi Służącego.
Feb. 13, 1774.
Jakub Rotkiewicz and Adam Skwarkowski they have heard about the hate of Alexander and
Konstancya Horain toward Jerzy Dreszel, and preparation to harm the health and life of Jerzy
Dreszell. Skwarkowski in Aprii of 1773, in the way from Koydanów, going to Nowosiółki, passing
on the way to Haraciszek and Skirmintów, discovered the place of ambush, on the left side in
Antokarowszczyzna. The ambush was prepared by: Thadeusz Rudzki, Antoni Borowski, and Horain.
Even that person who was going to kill Dreszel was going to receive some money. The ambush was
set on the main road leading from Skirmintów to Koydany. Skwarkowski saw Dreszel going from
Skirmintów to Koydanów and he has stopped him, and informed about the ambush. Then he has
helped him to get to Koydanów on the side roads, and that way Dreszel has avoided being killed.
<there is no indication why they wanted to kill Dreszel; it seems like Dreszel was residing in
Skirmintów; I've found in the "Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów
Słowiańskich" by Filip Sulimierski a town by the name "Skirmuntowo" in the neighborhood of
"Wiertniki" belonging to the parish in "Kojdanów">
<Towns shown there: Czaple, Nowosiółek, Haraciszki, Skirmintówo, Kurhany, Apłokarowszczyzna
1774: Mar. 30 Przyznanie ugodliwego zapisu od JP Stemkowskiego JP Dreszellowi
Przyznanie ugodliwego zapisu od JP Stempkowskiego JP Dreszellowi służącego.
Mar. 30, 1774.
The oldest brother Wiktor Stępkowski representing also his brothers: Józef and Robert, as well as
his sister: Bogumiła; was making an entry, on his free will, as a receipt to Jerzy Dreszel that they
don't have any claims to his estate. According to that document Marcin Stępkowski has died in
August of 1768. When he was getting married with Magdalena Świętonecka has received from her
parents about 10.000 zł polskich, for which they have bought the estate Suła. Jerzy Dreszel married
Magdalena Stępkowska nee Świetonecka in 1769. On Feb. 7, 1770 Magdalena has given Jerzy 4.000
zł polskich. Magdalena has died in 1771. Then Jerzy Dreszel has given for the children 14.000 zł
on behalf of the deceased
1775: Jan. 3 Akt Zapisu Sądowego między JX. Kordielewskim Proboszczem
Keydanowskim a WP. Dreselem Chorążym wojsk WXLit. zeszłego prawartego. (12)
Akt Zapisu Sądowego między JX. Kordielewskmi Proboszczem Keydanowskim a WP. Dreselem
Chorążym wojsk WXLit. zaszłego prawartego.
Jan. 3, 1775.
Agreement between the parish priest of Koydany Michał Kordzilewski and Jerzy Dreszel. They both
have decided to give up all of the legal procedures against each other and to reconcile with each
1775: Feb. 3 Przyznanie Plenipotencyjnego Zapisu WP Dreszela Chorążego BWWXL.
JPP Woroncowi Mostowni
Przyznanie Plenipotencyjnego Zapisu WP Dreszela Chorążego BWWXL. JPP Woroncowi Mostowni
Rok 1775 miesiąca lutego trzeciego dnia. <Feb. 3, 1775>
Przed Aktami niższymi Grodz. Mińsk y Przedemną Felixem Kublickim Piotuchem ... Aktualnym
Przysięgłym Grodz, tegoż W. Comparendo personaliter WJP Jerzy Dreszel Chorąży BWWXL Zapis
Plenipatencyiny od Siebie WWJPP Józefowi Woroncowi Mostowni. W Mińsk y Bogusławowi
Bohazwiczowi Skar. Lidz. dany Służący należ ący, opowiadał prezzeentował przyznał y takową .....
Konstytucyi Novalle lagis w Protokul z Przyznań Grodz. W. Min. Własną Stwierdziwszy ręką Swą
prosił mnie Reyenta aby pomieniony zapis ze wszelam w nim Insorowaną ..... był do Xiąg Grodz.
Spraw wieczystych W. Mins. przyjęty y wpisany. Jako z Ja Rady ... przy przyiowszy y oglądawszy
w Xięgi Grodz. Wieczyste wpisui zhciałem, którego Terior de verbo advorbum Plenipotencyinym
Zapisem WW JPP Józefowi Woronicowi Mosto an W Mir. y Bogusławowi Bohurewiczowi Skar.
Lidz: danym nato iz Ja Chorąży od lat kilku możąc maiąc Proceder prawny z WJP Antonim
Stępkowskim Skar. Betzkim, y dalszemi Ichmemi tako Najazd na Dobra, y Dom moy własny tutaj
nazwany w Województwie Mińskim leż ący o poczynione w tych Dobrach, bardziej jak mir
przyjacielskie spustoszenie, jako też z powodu takowego Najazdu o przyczynę Srożeni Syna mego
w maleństwie z....... go, y o dalsze pretensje w Procederze pre-w.... Wyrażone, a mając wiadomość
że WJFHrto no ...... Stępkowski Skarbnik Bełzki pod Tymże Procederem Kryminalnem Skarżącym
bez zakączenia onego y oczyszczenia Siebie a Prawnemi wywodami waży się mimo Konsytucyjanowe
Kolegis Każdemu Obywatelowi o Kryminał Prozekwowanemu of Furibcyą Deputacką Starai się;
Przeto Ja Chorąży WWXL dla różnych legalności moich Sam Czas Seymiku Elekcyinego
Deputackiego w Mieście Mińsku być przytomnym nie mogąc, jeśliby ten z JP. Stępkowski Skarbnik
Betzki czyli Inny kto ospołeczność z Imęią przezemnie pozwany pod taż Konwikcją y Procederem
ile już w Kontynuacyi po Inkwizycji i będącym na czymi był w Wtwie Mins. Za kandydata do
Deputacyi tym burziay za Deputata by podawany y głoszony tedy WWJPP Józef Woronicz Mostown.
Mins. y Bogusław Bohaterowicz Kdar. Lidz. jako Plenipotenci w osobie mey actmtatem JP
Antoniemu Stępkowskiemu, czyli Jnnemu ospoteczność z Jmęścią w Procederze mym osbarzonemu
na tym że Seymiku w Wtwie Min. tamowai, araci et takowe tamowanie w Kancelarii W. Min. zapisać
oraz manifestować się pozwalam y obliguię, który te Plenipotencyiny Zapis przy uproszonych JPP.
Pieczętarzach Podpisem Ręki mej własney Stwierdzam. Dat w Mińsku Roku Tysiąc Sedemset
Sedemdziesiąt Piątego Dnia Miesiąca Februara Trzeciego litego Plenipotencyinego Zapisu Podpis
że które xcete Słowa Jerzy na Rosewie Dressel Chorąży BWWXL dotego Plenipotincyinego Zapisu
na rzecz w nim intus Wyrażoną WWJPP Józefowi Woroncowi Mostow W. Min. y Bogusławowi
Boharewiczowi Skar. ..Lidz. danego uti Juris Est podpisuje się Adam Sttaw Juchniew..... za ustną
Prozą od osoby wraz wyrazoney dotego Plenipotencyynego Zapisu ad Sonantian lagis podpisuię się
Jan Komar ... który to Plenipotencyiny Zapisawszy znaniem onego przez wyrażoną osobą iest do
Xiąg Grodz. Mins. przyięty y wpisany.
- this was the authorization of representation given to Józef Woroncew and Bogusław Boharewicz from Jerzy Dressel, on Feb. 3, 1775;
- it has mentioned some legal problems with Mr. Antoni Stępkowski involved in the criminal activities against the home of Jerzy Dressel, and his son;
- the place of residence for Jerzy Dressel is given here as Rosewo. S
1775: Apr. 3 Przyznanie Zgodliwego approbacyinego Zapisu WP Dreszellowi od JWP
Przyznanie Zgodliwego approbacyinego Zapisu WPDreszellowi od JWP Stępkowskiego ....
<Apr. 3, 1775>
Józef Stępkowski made an agreement entry from himself to Jerzy Dreszell.
Józef Stępkowski: his brother was Robert, his sister Bogumiła (both of them under legal age), they
had an estate together with an older brother of Józef - Wiktor. Their father was Marcin Stępkowski.
Marcin Stępkowski got married with Magdalena Świętonecka. and he has received about 9.000 zł.
from her parents. That money should go to the children, and under the advise of their mother the
farm Suła in the
And all the papers about it were by our mother. In August of 1768 our father has died, and he left
his widowed wife Magdalena Stępkowska nee Świętonecka. In 1769 she got married again with Mr.
Dreszell, and the estate Suła was under their administration. Then Mr. Antoni Stępkowski, Skarbnik
from Bełsk, our father's brother, our guardian, in the process of saving our interests began a legal
battle for that estate with the Dreszells. He has send letters regarding that matter to the Dreszells
the legal battle for the estate against Mr. Dreszell. On Feb. 7, 1770 our mother has voluntarily given
the sum of 4.000 zł to Mr. Dreszell. She has died in 1771. After her death, even though the case was
still in the court of Mińsk lead by our uncles (on fathers side), Mr. Dreszell was good for us, he spent
a lot for our food, clothing, and schools, he didn't refuse until then to cover all the expenses.
Chorąży Dreszell spent for our education 2.940 zł. polskich. My brother Wiktor Stępkowski has
received from Mr. Dreszell in 1774, at the time when he was taking care of us, obligation for 2.940
zł. with the due date to repay of
extended our due date for one year.
The rest of the document is a statement protecting Jerzy Dreszell from being sued again about the
Dreszell. There is also mentioned 14.000 zł polskich which was given by the Dreszels to the children
Pourczn. Wid. Mins. WJPPanu Janowi Saszyckiemu Regentowi Ziemskiemu Powiatu
Osznind and Bogushwowi Bohardowiczowi Skarbn. Lidzkiemu danego. (185)
Przyznanie Plenipotecyjnego Zapisu od WJP Józefa Stępkowskiego Pomczn. Wid. Mins. WJPPanu
Janowi Saszyckiemu Regentowi Ziemskiemu Powiatu Osznind and Bogusławowi Bohardowiczowi
Skarbu. Lickiemu danego.
Apr. 4, 1775.
Józef Stępkowski is giving to Mr. Jan Saszycki and Bogusław Bohardwicz the authorization to
represent him in the revocation of any rights to the estate claimed by his uncles to be in the possession
of Jerzy Dreszell.
1775: Aug. 15
"Complying with the request of the Landed Deputies, and recommendation of the Hetman of our Forces, the Noble Ludwik de Laveaux, Colonel of the Crown Forces; baron Szlichting, 1st Lieutenant; Jan de Mitchel, Major of the Crown Forces; citizen Henryk Stockheim who is in the Artilery Cour; and Hannibal de Gwirand, captains in the Lithuanian Guard ---
we admit to Polish Nobility naturalization Jerzy from Roszew Dressel, Standard Keeper of the Great Baton of the Grand Duchy f Lithuania, Jozef Mezoneff - and them "cum prole utriusque sexus" as unquestionable naturalized in the Polish Crown and Grand Lithuanian Duchy acknowledged, and after they take for Us the King and the Republic the oath of fidelity under Noble Seals, and present proofs of their noble birth abroad, we recommend our Office to issue their diplomas."
1775: Sep. 4 Akt Testymonium WP Dreszella Chor. WXL. (343)
Akt Testymonium WP Dreszella Chor. WXL.
Sep. 4, 1775.
In Roczki, Testament by Jerzy Dreszell who presented himself on August 15, 1775:
Jerzy Dreszell from Roscheń.
1775: Sep. 4 Przyznanie Reformacyinego Dożywotniego zapisu od WJP Dressela
Chorąż. WWXL WJP Annaie Janiszewskiey Ławcznce mał danego. (820)
Przyznanie Reformacyinego Dożywotniego zapisu od WJP Dressela Chorąż. WWXL WJP Annie
Janiszewskiey Ławczance mał danego.
Sep. 4, 1775.
It took place right before their marriage.
Jerzy na Rosienie Dressel, was going to get 12.000 zł polskich from the parents of his future wife
Anna, at the time of his marriage, but he is giving her in this record the total of 20.000 zł polskich in
a different investments, in the form of security for her, and on top of that he is giving her 10.000 zł
Anna Janiszewska - her mother was Felicyanna Janiszewska nee Prussanowska.
1775: Sep. 4 Przyznanie wieczyste Kwitacyinego wiecznego zapisu od WWJP
Dresselów Chór. WWXLitt WWJP Janiszewskim danego. (822)
Przyznanie wieczyste Kwitacyinego wiecznego zapisu od WWJP Dresselow Chor. WWXLitt WWJP
Sep. 4, 1775.
Jerzy and Anna nee Janiszewska Dressel are renouncing the money to which they are entitled of 2.000
złpolskich, and the rights of inheritance to Marcin and Jan Janiszewski:
Felicyanna nee Prussanowska Janiszewska, mother ofAnna, and to Marcin and Jan Janiszewski, her
sons, and Anna's brothers.
1775: Sep. 4 Przyznanie Assekuracji od Jpa Dressela .... BW WW Jpm Janiszewskiemu
Przyznanie Assekuracji od JPa Dressela ... BW WW Jpm Janiszewskim Lu...
Jerzy Dressel has given this document to Felicjanna Janiszewska nee Pruszanowska, the mother of
Marcin and Jan, in order to assure that his wife Anna Dressel nee Janiszewska, who has received from
them 8.000 zł polskich, will receive the promised her 30.000 zł polskich. Jerzy Dressel had at that
time two estates in his possession (he was renting them) Matiówiszcze and Suła in the district of
1775: Sep. 12 List of possessions included in the village Suły given by Heronim
Radziwiłł to Stempkokwskis. (348)
List of possessions included in the village Suły given by Heronim Radziwiłł to Stempkowskis.
Sep. 12, 1775.
Suły was given to Marcyan and Magdalena nee Świętorzecka married couple Stempkowski on Apr.
23, 1856 by Hieronim Horyan Radziwiłł.
Nothing useful to the research was found there.
1775: Sep. 13 Akt Dokumentu wyznanego, poświadczającego do WPP Pozniakowey
Podkomorzym, .... Dreszellowi Choron. Kyd. W.W.X. Lttgo wydanego. (352)
Akt Dokumentu wyznanego, poświadczającego do WP Pozniakowey Podkomorzym,.... Dreszellowi
Choron. Kyd. W.W.X. Lttgo wydanego.
Sep. 13, 1775.
This document is showing that Ms. Wiktorya nee Szóstak Pozniak, together with her sons, gave her
permission to the marriage of her daughter Teodora and Jerzy Dreszell. After the death of Jerzy's
wife, Teodora Dreszell nee Pozniak, who was the daughter of Wiktorya Pozniak. It was said that
the marriage in 1772 took place without the permission ofMs. Wiktorya Pozniak, or her sons, which
she is stating that it was not true, and she has not only given her permission to it, but also blessed the
1775: Oct. 14 Zeznanie Intromisyi In Postem WJP Marcina Janiszawskiego Łów. Cze.
do Hrabstwa Koydanowskiego Czyniony. (375-376)
Zeznanie Intromisyi In Postem WJP Marcina JaniszawskiegoLow. Cze. do Hrabstwa
Oct. 14, 1775.
Testimony on Oct. 11, 1775.
Except the name of Marcin Janiszewski there is nothing of importance to the research in there.
1775: Oct. 14 Zeznanie Intromisyi na Hrabstwa Keydanowskie na Osoby WWJPP
Dreszelów, Chr. Jkrę ożeniony. (377-378)
Zeznanie Intromisyi na Hrabstwa Keydanowskie na Osoby WWJPP Dreszelów, Chr. Jicrę ożeniony.
Oct. 14, 1775.
Anna nee Janiszowska Dreszel is shown there as the wife of Chorąży Dreszel.
1776: Feb. 9 Sula estate,
Letter from Jerzy Dressel to Prince Karol Stanislaus Radziwill, (Panie Kochanku) regarding legal and estate matters, a3.2c.
1776: Mar. 20 Aktykacja Prawa Dwuletniego Aydownego od JWX Joh. Woronieckich
Podkom Idź. WWJohPP Drosselom danego. (528)
(Mar. 27, 1776) Letter informing about the taxes from the city ofKeydany, from which
only the castle was excluded. (591)
Aktykacja Prawa Dwuletniego Aydownego od JWX Joh. Woronieckich Podkom Idz. WWJohPP
Mar. 20, 1776.
According to that document Jerzy Dressel and his wife Anna nee Janowicz were obligated to pay
every years for the next two years 13.000 zł polskich for renting the land that they were on from
Maxymilian Dyonizy y Aniela nee Mięczyńska Korybut Woronieckich. It seems like they took the
possession ofthe land after Radziwiłłs. They were guaranteed to stay on the land to the end of their
lives, but they had to pay the rent directly to the family Woroniecki.
Mar. 27, 1776.
informing about the taxes from the city of
1776: Oct. 23 Sula estate,
Letter from Jerzy Dressel to Prince Karol Stanislaus Radziwill, regarding estate matters and birthday good wishes, a3.2c.
See exhibit ? for a copy of the original text.
1777: Mar. 22 Przyznanie do inwencyiny między WWJMP Jerzym Dreszelem a Glinskim
Obersztt. W.W.X. Litt. (848, 849)
Przyznanie do inwencyiny między WWJMP Jerzym Dreszelem a Glinskim Obersztt. W.W.X. Litt.
Mar. 22, 1777.
Agreement between Krzysztof from Glinnik Gliński, the Evangelic priest, and Jerzy Dreszel about
providing the Prince Woroniecki with the amount of 30.000 zł polskich each, and if they would not
be able to collect the money in taxes from others, then they will put the difference from their own
There wasn't any additional information useful for the research from there.
1777: Mar. 22 Aktykacya Plenpotencyi od Jaśnie Oświeconych Xiążąt Korbutów
Podkomorzych Im Panu Dresselowi dany. (854)
Aktykacya Plenpotencyi od Jaśnie Oświeconych Xiążąt Korbutów Podkomorzych Im Panu
Mar. 22, 1777.
Entry done by Maxymilian and Angela nee Mionczyńska Korybutowie Woronieccy are giving the city
Of Keydanów and the entire Hrabstwo (county) to manage to Jerzy Dreszel Chorąży Buławy Wielkiej
Wielkiego Xięstwa Litewskiego.
1777: Mar. 24 Przyznanie Prawa Arędownego od WJP Wałukowicza Sędzi Ziem. M.
WWJPP Dreszelowi Chr. WXLitt. służącego. (910, 912)
Przyznanie Prawa Arędownego od WJP Wałukowicza Sędzi Ziem. M. WWJPP Dreszelowi Chr.
Mar. 24, 1777.
Thadeusz Wałukowicz, Sędzia Ziemski W.M. Mińsk is renting his estate of Horodaczno, in the
district of Oszmiańsk, for the amount of 3.000 zł polskich to Jerzy Dreszel and Anna nee Janiszewska
Dreszel, for one year.
1777: Mar. 24 Prawo Arędowne Raszne od WJP Bykowskiego Chór. Wtt M. y Sta.
eolskiego WUJPan Dreszelem Ch Bll WWXtt Litt dane. (914, 916)
Prawo Arędowne Raszne od WJP Bykowskiego Chor. Wtt M. y Sta. Colskiego WUJPan Dreszelem
Ch Bul WWXtt Litt dane.
Stefan z Jaxów Bykowski, Starosta Colski, is renting (letting to use it) Łyczyca, in the district of
Nowogródek for 4.500 zł polskich, for the period
of time of one year (to
1777: Oct. 6 Zapis Assekuracyiny Zapisu od WJP Świętęrzeckiego .... WJP Droszelowi
Chr.Bułł. WW XttLitt. (93)
Zapis Assekuracyiny Zapisu od WJP Święterzeckiego .... WJP Droszelowi Chr.Bułł. WW XttLitt.
Kazimierz Święterzecki, Starosta Miński, for the sum of 500 zł polskich for the parcel with
on it in
father Franciszek Święterzecki, has put it as collateral to Jerzy Dreszel.
1775-1778: Between these years, Jerzy swore the oath of alligeance to the King and the Republic and presented the proof of his noble birth abroad to the Vice-chancellor of the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania,
1777: Tax Records from the Kojdanow, Sula and the Makowiszcze estates, these records show that Jerzy Dressel, Standard Bearer of the Great Baton of the Duchy of Lithuania was the lessee of the above estates and the amount of money he paid in various taxes, a3.2a.
1778: March 1st
Jerzy Dressel's lease contract to manage the Kojdanow, Sula and Makowiszcze estates was terminated by the Prince and Princess Karol Stanislaus Raziwill, (a3.2b).
1778: Mar. 24 Akt Kurtacyi od
JOXcia Imć Woronieckiego Podkom. JNMęż.
Panu Dresselowi Chór. Buławy WXLit. daney. (1331)
Akt Kurtacyi od JOXcia Imć Woronieckiego Podkom. JNMęż. W Imć Panu Dresselowi Chor.
Buławy WXLit. daney.
Mar. 24, 1778.
Affirmation of the legal procedures taken by Jerzy Dressel protecting the lands that he was on, in the
Hrabstwo Keydanowskie (Reczki), by the Prince Woroniecki.
1778: Apr. 9 Akt Assekuracy od W. Piotucha Miecz. Rzeczyc. W Dreszelowi Chór.
Buł. WWX Litt. wydany. (457)
Akt Assekuracy od W. Piotucha Miecz. Rzeczyc. W Dreszelowi Chór. Buł. WWX Litt. wydany.
Antoni Kublicki Piotuch, Mieczny Rzeczycki, premises, for his help, to Jerzy Dreszel 9% of the
income from the estate of Makowiszcze, belonging to the county (Hrabstwo) Keydany, when he will
take the possession of the new estate of Cielakowo.
1778: Aug. 25 Dekret Ziemski w Sprawie WW Janiszewskich. (652)
Dekret Ziemski w Sprawie WW Janiszewskich.
Marcin Janiszewski, Łowczy,
Adam Janiszewski, Podstoli Smoleński, his wife Anna Janiszewska nee Szwejkowska; her father was
Jerzy Szwejkowski, Chorąży Nowogródzki. It is about the estate after Jerzy Szwejkowski.
1778: Aug. 29 Plenipotencyi od WJPP Stępkowskich Panu Dreszelowi danego. (882,
Plenipotencyi od WJPP Stępkowskich Panu Dreszelowi danego.
Wiktor and Józef Stępkowscy, and Robert brothers; Antonina nee Brzozowska Stempkowska, aunt,
and Józef Stempkowski, uncle. These are the people mentioned in the document, referring to the
estate after their grandparents. The second part of the document is just supporting the previously
signed documents, that they don't have any claims to Jerzy Dreszel's estate.
1778: Nov. 18
"Indigent is the act of naturalization which gave a foreigner of noble birth the same rights as those enjoyed by Polish nobles. The beginnings of this legal institution can be traced back to the first years of the 16th century, a period during which also appears the incolatus, i.e. the form of naturalization applied to foreign burgers and Jews. Persons receiving a grant of indigenat or the incolatus may be compared to the naturalization of our time, were obliged to swear an oath of fidelity to the King and the Republic. The history of the indigenat can be divided into two distinct periods; the first lasting until the death of the King of the Jagiellonian dynasty, Sigismond II August, in 1572, and characterized by the fact that Kings could confer this privilege by their own right; and the second when Poland was ruled by elective Kings (1573-1795), during which persons naturalized as noblemen were subject to certain conditions stipulated by law, and the approval of Parliament had to be obtained before the letters issued by the chancellery of Poland or Lithuania could become valid." p23.
Konarski states in his Dressel report, (u8). "The "Indygenat" is the name of the document that states that the Seym (only the Seym was authorized to do so) will now include the foreign born nobleman, mentioned in the document, among the members of the Polish nobility.
So, this is a kind of naturalization, but a naturalization that only pertained to a nobleman. When someone obtained the Indygenat through a Seym resolution, which had to be published, this nobleman had to now swear the oath of loyalty to the Republic and to the King before the Chancellor. Usually, he became a citizen after three years but in some exceptional cased (eg. war service) this period of time was reduced or cancealed. Generally, it was difficult to obtain the Polish Indygenat.
The Polish Seym issued only three hundred and ten
Indygenats from its inception to the last partition of
Only military men could obtain the Indygenat easily, thanks to the intercession of the Hetman, which was probably the situation in the George Dressel case."
Below is a translation of the original indigenat document;
"In the name of Our Lord, Amen. In eternal remembrance
We, Stanislaus August, the King in grace of God, of Poland, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, of Ruthenia, Prussia, Mazovia, Samogita, Kiev, Volhyn, Podole, Podlasie, Inflantes, Smolensk, Siewierz and the Czernichow lands
We make this announcement in this diplomatic letter
that now and in the future it should be known to all and everyone. It's usual for all monarchs ruling over
nations, to luster their rule with justice and favors given to their
subjects. Therefore, we, acting
accordingly, show our goodness and grace.
To prove this, we made it public in the Sejm that began in 1773and ended
in 1775, in the presence of Denators, Ministers and Delegates of Lands, the
merits of the born (Noble) Jerzy of Roszewo Dressel, a standard-bearer of the
(signed) Stanislaus August, King
see exhibit ? for a copy of the original document:
1779: March 27 Sula,
Letter from Jerzy Dressel to Prince Karol Stanislaus Radziwill in which he asks the Prince and Princess for their help with the legal difficulties he is having with the Investigating Commission to which he was summoned to appear in May in Nowogrodek to handle these problems. He states that during all the years of his having the leases, he only earned a little more than three thousand Polish Zloties for his work. That his only other income was from the mangement of the property he received through dowry. And that he knows that he fairly served their Highnesses during all those years, (a3.2b).
1779: April 29 Kojdanow, Lituania
Jerzy Dressel to Adam Michal Chmara, (public prosecutor in
1779: Nov. 2 Aktykacya Listu Dyplomatycznego od Nayiaśniejszego Regnanta WJP
Jerzemu Dreszelowi Chorążemu Buławy WWXLtt wydanego, (l 77)
Aktykacya Listu Dyplomatycznego od Nayiaśniejszego Regnanta WJP Jerzemu Dreszelowi
Chorążemu Buławy WWXLtt wydanego.
The document or the indigent which was given is showing the acceptance into the nobility of Jerzy
na Roszewie Dreszel. According to it the indigent was given to Dreszel during the last meeting in
Sejm, which took place between 1773-1775. The letter is also stating that Jerzy na Roszewie Dreszel
has the right to use the same coat of arms, which hę was using for a long time before getting the
granted by the former Polish King, Stanilaus August to Yuriy (Jerzy) Dressel
was entered into the Court Record of the
1785: Mar. 22 ..nie Kwitancyi od Jerzego Dressela Chor. Buł. Późniakom Stoln.
Pułkowonikowi y Sędziemu Ziem. .... wydany. (199)
..nie Kwitancyi od Jerzego Dressela Chor. Buł. Późniakom Stoln. Pułkowonikowi y Sędziemu Ziem.
Jerzy Dressel has made an entry in the records regarding 20.000 zł polskich to Ignacy, Antoni, and
Franciszek Poźniak, the brothers of his first wife Teodora Dressel nee Późniak. The 20.000 zł
he has received from his wife Teodora on
Jerzy Dressel is giving up the legal procedures undertaken against the brothers of his late wife.
<some parts of the copy of the document are so light in color, that they are impossible to read>
1788: Mar. 20 Przyznanie Wiecysto Kwietacyinego Dokumentu od WP Dreszela
JOXMości Woronieckiey Wydanego. (159)
Przyznanie Wiecysto Kwietacyinego Dokumentu od WP Dreszela JOXMości Woronieckiey
Jerzy Narusewicz jDreszel, Jerzy na Roszowie Dreszel and his wife Anna nee Janiszewska,
sold/transfer the rights of Suła to Angela nee Miączyńska from first marriage Radziwiłł, from the
second Woroniecka. The transaction took place on
1788: Jun. 25 Akt Testamentu od Zeszłego Dressela dla Sukcessorów Zostawionego.
<The last will from the departed Dressel left for his successors.> (364)
Akt Testamentu od Zesztego Dressela dia Sukcessorów Zostawionego.
<The last will from the departed Dressel left for his successors. >
Jim. 25, 1788.
front of the City Records in the
will from the late Mr. Dressel Standard-Keeper Bt. Pin. in the Military of the Wo.Xa.Littgo, left to
his successors and to the records entered, and the following words he has expressed in the name of
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, between the life which is still given to me from the Highest
Lord, and the death which every living person has to take into account, and especially one whose
strength is weak, and who is obligated to expect it any time. Therefore I, at the time when the Lord's
goodness, is still allowing me to be aware and to have a common sense, am giving you the condition
of my Business and my Estate, which is worth in money and in real estate, but in the most part in the
obligations, which I will try to specify below. They will be in the right claims from the people who
will own the money to me or to my successors. I obligate, and appeal to the scrupulosity of the
character and dependability and WW their people's right reasons which I'm expecting from you for
my successors, and I'm stating the following:
First of all the sum of 1.500 złoty red (czerwony) is owned to me by Mr. Jan Grabowski, Starosta
Dembowski; second, from Mr. Pruszanowski, the Land Judge (Sędzia) in the District of Rzeczyck,
600 zł czerwony; third, from Mr. Judycki, General Lieutenant of the Military in the WoXaLittgo, the
obligations are in the hands of my friend. Priest
Woyna, the Canon in
Derwiany, together with the interest they should be in the amount of a few hundred złoty czerwony,
counting from the date of issuance of the obligations. Fourth, 3.000 zł polskich (Polish zł) in one
obligation from Mr. Józef Stempkowski; Fifth, 2.000 zł polskich from Mr. Jozef Stempkowski, what
was given by me to Mr. Wiktor Stempkowski, and are to be taken back. Both of the obligations are
in the possession of Mr. Streherowicz, my Palestrant and Plenipotent in the Courts of Nowogrodek,
and until the next court session they will be there; Sixth, the sum from the Jews in Radoszków, for
the court order has been made in the
from the Jews in Kaydanów, which was awarded by the court on Jun. 24, of the current year, as a
deposit to Mr. Wróblewski, according to a Decree of the Treasury Commission of WoXoLittgo, it
should be paid as soon as he will get it, and this payment should be made as soon as the money will
go throughout the hands of Mr. Kostrowicki ad Complementum the awarded sum of 100 zł
and put it together with the money from Mr. Buywid, for my grain sold by him in
and give it to Mr. Wróblewski, and for me, and at the same time for my successors, the repetitions
of the money own to me by the Jews from Kaydanów, to be paid by the Princes JWPa. Woroniecka,
Podkomorzyni, as a Mrs. who has been twice in the Commission, as well as imposed on the Jews
Decrees of that Commission to receive the sums from the Jews, which were as a deposit given by me.
According to the received cards from the Jews and other people from Kaydany, who still own me
money, appropriate proceedings should be made, excluding only one card of Perta the Jew market
seller from Koydany, from whom the card was received and given to Older Priest of Bonitratels in
owned me, from the rest what ever might be profitable to my successors they should try to recover
the money; Eight, the sum of 2.030 zł polskich from Mr. Stefan Kerkozowicz, basing on the
assurance which I've received from him, from whom I have also many cards for the money which I've
lent to him, of a few hundreds of the zł polskich, for what I have the prove; Nine, further I'm coming
to the other part of my estate which is located in the claims complains against Mr. Kazimierz Zawisza,
Military Captain, for the wrongdoings against me, I've rightfully brought against him, in the amount
25.000 zł polskich, in the city of
Inquisition and verification, I was providing sworn statements signed by my hand, so when this case
went to the court of appeal, and still is not brought to an end. If the death wouldn't allow me to
finish it, then I'm obligating to continue it my dear wife WJ. Mrs. Anna Dressel nee Janiszewska, as
well as WW Guardians I would like to ask for the Honor and protection for the orphans. At the same
time there should be 14.000 zł polskich "in tractu" of the Oredowna Possession in the six years of
Czemichów and from the lacking, and the assistance of the servants residing there, and they were not
given back to me according to the conditions of the contract signed with Mr. Rossadowski, Podstoli.
Then I would like to ask my Friends for a further assistance in that matter, to satisfy my complains.
did also have in the Oredowna Possession the city of
Tomaszewski, whom the Princess Woroniec took away with her, and therefore Mr. Tomaszewski
didn't make me the necessary inventory of the money owned to me by others, therefore I would
advise my successors with the protection of the Guardians to ask Mr. Tomaszewski for the list of my
possessions in Koydany as well as my debtors, and ask him to recover my possessions in Koydany,
and to return it rightfully to my successors. In such situation and spread of my estate I'm making my
next decision about it. First of all, my dear wife Mrs. Anna nee Janiszewska Dressel, living with
whom I've experienced the feeling of love and the marriage favor, so the belonging to her 10.000 zł
polskich, should be given to her from the first received money, of which recovery I've spoken,
regarding the Referma Confermiter, about the before marriage promises, I'm with the last will
protecting them, counting on that, that the left after me my dearest begotten with my wife our
children, son Piotr, and daughters: Antonina Tekia Felicyanna and Wiktorya, and the expected one
because of the condition in which I'm leaving my dear wife, pregnant, not taken away from the
mother's love, basing on the National Laws and on her Motherly Goodness, will also experience the
happiness. My entire estate reformed before my wedding entries, which I was able to have until now,
will be given and entered, also with this last will to my dear wife Anna nee Janiszewska Dressel, it
has to serve her, but no longer than until her death, and then it has to be given entirely to my children
begotten with her, but only after when from my first marriage with Mrs. Teodora nee Poźniak Dressel
I have my only child with her, a daughter Mrs. Angela Dressel. For her, when expect the feelings and
Fatherly Blessings, which I'm giving to her and asking for the same from our Lord, I couldn't state
the size of her estate, and the request of my dear late wife of 27.000 zł polskich, which I was able to
recover from the Poźniak family after our marriage, we should have receive much more from them,
but I was tired of the processes, and forced by the circumstances I had to finish at that. The rest of
the claims to WW Poźniak, her uncles, or quitting because she is also free to do that, my business and
will is to fulfill the request other mother, which I've received just a few years ago, with the specified
estate will go to her, with the obligation of the love to her brother and sisters, and the patience and
support given to the process of the recovery of the spread out common estate. The rest of the left
over estate, the sum of three parts for my son Piotr, or if there will be born a son from my pregnant
dear wife Anna, then three parts of the left over estate from the previous division, which is and will
go to them. Maybe among which the money which are left on an interest by General Judycki, the sum
for my son could be given, or if there will be born an other son, for whom I hope, then I'm giving it
to both of them. Regarding my personal property, all of my bachelor's belongings: arms, clothes,
saddles I'm giving it to my son, or if there will be a second son born, then to both of them. The
horses, cow barn, and other cattle, and the kitchen accessories, and other personal property, if my
life will be too short to make a list of these things; Then I'm giving it to my dear wife Anna,
authorizing my dear neighbors to make a list of all of my personal things and equipment, and the list
signed by them will be preserved to the time when our children will grew up. Leaving for the life time
use the cattle through the winter, and six horses and four mares, the rest of the horses and cattle,
goats, and sheep I'm ordering to sell before winter, for the right price, and the received money to
appropriate for the help in education and taking care of the children. The further personal things,
especially silver, clocks, mirrors, tin, copper, cars, I'm allowing my wife to use in bringing up the
children. I would advise and order to protect them and to save them, especially these which are more
precious and respectful. If there the things and equipment would need some special care, then having
my special trust and friendship for me as well as for my children, I would ask for assistance my
relative Mr. Proszyliski Podkomorzy in the
Sadowy Grodzki, in the
Bohuszewicz the City Judge in the
choosing, and giving him the privilege of taking care and protection the left orphans of mine, I'm
sincerely asking J.O. Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Podkomorzy WXLitt, and JW Mr. Józef Judycki Straż.
W, and General Lieutenant of the Military in WXLitt, and Mr. Janiszewski Lowczyc in the Province
consideration I'm leaving. I'm also asking for the protection and help of J.O. Princess Weroniecka
for my offsprings, asking for her charity. Concluding I would like to ask all of them with whom I
shared this life, and maybe I was not pleasant to some, all of them I would like to ask for forgiveness
of the human imperfection, and especially the closest companion, my wife, and my dear children,
departing I'm rising my heart and my hands to my God, I sinful, asking for forgiveness of my sins,
and for the blessing which will come from the fatherly love, that they will with the compassion and
goodness united with God, I'm recommending myself for your memory and prayers, and asking the
God for your happiness. I'm giving my soul to God, and my body I would like you to bury in my
parish church in Wołmieńsk, I would like to be buried with the offering in the Holy Ceremony. For
the funeral needs, my wife Anna could cash the cards from whomever received by me, and in this last
will not listed, and I'm instructing my wife to cash them, and to pay from them fairly to our servants.
To the shepherd of that place. Priest Gruszecki, I'm giving my mortal body and my immortal soul,
Amen. This last will in the presence of the verbally asked and the stamp givers, I was signing with
my own hand - Date in Suła on
in red silk, and stamped with the coat of arms on the red sealing-wax equally on the end of each page,
and on the last page by the stamp there is a signature of the person whose last will it was, is shown
there only one time in order to establish its regularity, and the signatures of the witnesses such as/LS/
Jerzy na Roszewie Dressel Chor. B.P.Woysk WoXaLitto, to this last will as a witness signed his name
Tadeusz Minkowski Bohuszewicz Rottud Wa
WoJPa Jerzy Dressel Chor. Woysk WoXaLittgo to this last will according to the law is signing his
name Józef Suryn Barszczewski, who has this last will according to the will of the mentioned person
is entered into the City Real-Estate Register in the
Extract for free was given, taken morivo by widow and the orphans are Kazinowe Wielagd of Pisarz
(writer, clerk) Wańkowicz. S. Bohuszewicz.
10.000 zł polskich he would like to give to his dear wife Anna nee Janiszewska Dressel;
Children which he has had with her:
son: Piotr; daughters: Antonina Tekia Felicjanna Wiktoryia; one more child on the way.
The entire estate he is giving to his wife, until her death, and then to his children.
To the child being born from his first marriage with Teodora nee Pozniak, Angela Dressel, 27.000
zł polskich which he <Jerzy> has received from the Pozniak family, it should have been more.
The rest divide; and three parts should go to his son Piotr, and if there will be an other son, after the
pregnancy will be over, then the same for the second son.
The brother of his wife was: Janiszewski Lowczyc, his first name was not given.
His parish church was in Wołmieńsk, where he wished to be buried.
1789: Jul. 21 Aktykacja Kwitów Dwuch od WW Dresselów Starozakonnemu Perconi
Zaszmenowiczowi Obywatelu Koydenowskiemu wydanych. (497)
Aktykacja Kwitów Dwuch od WW Dresselów Starozakonnemu Perconi Zaszmenowiczowi
Obywatelu Koydenowskiemu wydanych.
The Jew Pereś Zaszmenowicz presented a receipts received from Mr. Jerzy Dreszel; the first received
<That would indicate that Jerzy Dreszel would have died before Jul. 15, 1789.>
1794: Nov. 21/Dec. 2 Akt Dokumentu Kwietacyinego z odebrania Summy Czer=Dwu
Tysięcy Trzechset Sześćdziesiąt Dziewięciu od Onufrego Dworzeckiego Rottm=Min=
Antoniemu y Anieli z Dreselów Ratyńskim Stat=Sieniacd; wydanego. (676)
Akt Dokumentu Kwietacyinego z odebrania Summy Czer=Dwu Tysięcy Trzechset Sześćdziesiąt
Dziewięciu od Onufrego Dworzeckiego Rottm=Min= Antoniemu y Anieli z Dreselów Ratyńskim
Nov. 2 I/
Onufry Dworzecki made an entry to Antoni Ratyński and Aniela Ratyliska nee Dresel, that he has
2.363 pieces of
1802: Dec. 2
Yuriy (Jerzey) Dressel and his son Peter were recognized as nobles by the resolution of the Nobility Deputy Commission of Minisk and entered into the first part of the Nobility Genealogical Book, s.a9.2.
1839, June 28
The Nobility Deputy Commission noted from its review of the Dressel file that it was incomplete. Some of the papers were missing including the baptism certificate of Peter Dressel. It was believed that they were lost during the destruction of the archive in 1812 or during the fire of 1821, s a.9.1.b
1856: Jan. 19
The Nobility Deputy Commission determined that since nothing has been heard from the Dressel family since
1802, inquires should be made in the various government offices for information regarding the Dressel family.
1857: May 15 Minisk,
The Nobility Deputy Commission concluded that the search for information regarding the Dressel should end since nothing has been found and that the Dressel file should be sent to the archives for storage, sa.9. 1.d.
The Janiszewski coat of arms is called Dabrowa
4a. Noble Anna Janiszewski,
documented; (p79; n3)
The information regarding Anna give no dates.
It is believed that Anna was a member of the
Janiszewski family belonging to the Junosza coat of arms. This family is known to be numerous and to
have had properties in the
Janiszewski and the Dressel family were in contact with each other for
generations and were neighbors in St. Stanislaus parish,
Jerzy and Anna had one documented son, Peter, see XXIII.?
NOTES FOR GEORGE (Jerzy, Yurriy) DRESSEL:
(n1) Standard Bearer of the Great Baton of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was a military rank in the Calvary Regiment called the Great Baton in the Lithuanian army. Konarski, u8., states that since the idigenat document of 1775 describes Jerzy Dressel as a Standard Bearer in the Great Baton Regiment, and since all the letters that we have signed by Jerzy Dressel are signed as a Standard Bearer, then it is to be deducted that Jerzy Dressel was still in the army between 1775 and 1779, or perhaps in an inactive duty position.
Dressel asked Danuta Opinska, one of
“The Conclusions of the Analysis of Jerzy's Dressel's Handwriting
The text was written carefully, readable, in accordance with the Polish orthography principles from the XVIII century. Those principles concern calligraphy, inclination angle to the basic horizontal line, proportions between individual elements and the size of letters, modulations and arrangement of the text. The first word of the text begins with letter "P" , that was drawn in form of letter ornament, that indicates a good calligraphy schooling. The repetition of some features concerning the letters that occur frequently, for example, D, P, W, and Y points o a good and stabilized writing habit which must have been the result of calligraphy exercises.
Conclusions Concerning the Language and Style.
The language and style of the test and the way of thought expression in the writing is characteristic feature for the people with a good education and manners. Such letters were written by members of families who enjoyed the respect of society. The style is clear, brief with courtesy phrases relating to the addressee. The writer of this letter had a great regard and respect for the addresses.
Conclusions Concerning the Character Features and Personality of the Writer.
The writer appears to be a mature man between 50 to 65 years of age. He had a good education and he writes like a noble man. His personal character features are: integrity, reliability, friendliness, hospitality and a serious attitude toward life. He trusted friends; he respected them for their position but also expected the same respect from them. He appreciated the spoken word and opinions about people (?) He gave to his family the feeling of stabilization and financial security. He was in good health, a hard working and reliable person. He had a sense of humorous, love for order and a great aesthetic appreciation. He tended to financial success but not at any price. His morality did not accept any vileness. The weakest point of his health would be heart disease in older age.
He loved to be appreciated, respected and to attract attention in company."
(n3.) Pilnacek, (p24.1), assigns the Dabrowa coat of arms to the Janiszewski family.
(4) published sources of Anna
5. Christoph Friedrich
6. Johann Heinrich
1. Johann Friedrick
mar: Anna Dorothea v. Koseritz
mar.2: Sophie Elisabeth von Dransdorff