CHILDREN OF JOHANN von der DRESSEL CALLED DRESSEL (DRYSZEL) XXII.14
1. Jan von der Droessel called Dryszel
1840: Feb. 4, Chorzele,
1840: Sept. 9, Jan died at age 7 months
2. Marianna von der Dressel called Dryszel
1840: Sept. 21, Chorzele,
1854: Feb. 7, Chorzele,
3. Franciszek Jan von der Dressel called Dreszel
Franciszek's godparents were his uncle Ludwig von der Droessel, called Dryszel and the noble Marianna Rykowski. It is assumed he died as a child.
4. Eva von der Droessel called Dreszel
Eva's godparents were ???. It is assumed that she died as a child.
5. Jozef Damaszy (Dam, Thomas) von der Dressel called Dryszel
circa 1890, near Chorzele, Russian,
to the noble Julia Anna Lignau called Lignał, age 22
1838: Oct. 14, Chorzele,
1838: Jozef's witnesses of his birth were two local noblemen, Woyciech Tarnowski and Adam Lisiecki. Jozef marriage certificate states that he was 27 years of age at the time of his marriage, but according to his birth certificate he was 37 years of age. He must of looked young for his age.
1846: Since childhood he was very active in political groups
1911: Working for the freedom of
1874: Nov. 11, Chorzele,
1911: His wife is listed as a widow therefore he was dead before 1911. It is said that he was beaten to death and then hanged by the Russian
army's secret police.
Jozef Damazy is said to have had inherited the Dressel classical nose.
His estate was left to his wife.
5a. Julianna Noble Lignal-Lignau
* Mar. l4, l852, Chorzele, Russian Poland, Rom Cath; 
x age 22
+ age 59, Chorzele, Russian Poland, starvation; 
= Dressel crypt, Chorzele cemetery,
social activist; disciple of Count Tolstoy
The Lignau coat of arms
Julianna was the daughter Piotr Lignau
called Lignal and his wife Marianna nee Gladys from the clan Nicuja. The Lignau
were an old Roman Catholic noble family of German origin that emigrated to
Julianna was a singular personality in
her appearance, character and opinions.
She was a disciple of Count Tolstoy in her philosophy and life style.
Whether this was by accident or by education is not known. She supported her husband in his political
activities, but she was more interested and involved in social problems in the
village. She strongly believed that every one should work for a living and live
from his work. She worked in the fields
with the farm laborers and frequently wore the clothing of a peasant, which
embarrassed the family. She did not
1900: Her sons were apprenticed to businesses she
thought would prepare them for a better life in
1910-11: There was a shortage of food in the Chorzele area because of bad weather and bad crops. The children of the village would ask her for food. She was generous. Julianna died at the age of 59 of starvation. She gave all her food to the children. The only thing they found in her house to eat was a half a pound of tea.
1911-1939: For many years after her death the children to whom she gave food, would place flowers on her grave in the spring. She left instructions that her tomb stone should give her first name, the year of her birth, death and the word Laborer in red letters.
Julianna was over 6 ft. tall; many Dressel girls inherited their height from her. She was always thin and was not a beautiful woman. But, "she had a face one never forgot". Julianna distributed what property she inherited and what possessions she had before her death, she left no estate.
Jozef Damazy was a short man, and enjoyed dressing well. In fact he dressed like a banker, even when he worked in his fields. Jozef Damazy and Julianna made quite an appearance when together. He short and dressed like a banker, She very tall and dressed like a peasant. But, from all reports both of them were completely oblivious to their appearances and had a very good marriage.
Jozef and Julianna had three children, two boys and one girl. Two survived to adulthood. see XIX.1-3
Daughter of the noble Peter Lignau (Lignat) called Lignal and his wife the noble Marianna Lignau called Lignal nee Nieczuja Gladysz. Juliana was a follower of Count Leo Tolstoy.
The Lignals were the Roman
Catholic Mazovian branch of a noble German family
The Nieczuja Gladysz were the Roman
Catholic East Prussian-Mazovian branch of an ancient
noble Polish family from
This brass crucifix was given by Julianna to her son
Anton on his departure to
6. Jan Dressel
9. Adam Adolf
CHILDREN OF LUDWIG I XXV.23
4. Marianna von der Droessel called Dryszel
(she was referred to as "Mary" by her American descendants)
† 1934, age 77Chorzele or
x 1885, age 28, Duczymin,
to Stephen Marzylkin
At the time of her marriage she changed her religion to the Greek Russian Orthodox faith.
15a. Steven Marzylkin
† at age 38,
after 1895, Chorzele or
Officer in the Imperial Russian
(Military) Police, served in Chorzele or
Marianna and Stephan had 6 children, one boy and 5 girls
1. a boy,
born: 1885, a twin
to Olga called
after birth, Chorzele or
2. Olga latter called Alice Marzylkin Lindtner
In 1888, at age 3, Olga was taken by
her uncle, believed to be Jan Dryszel to
died: at age 86,
at age 19,
hus: Stephen Lindtner
died: at age 33,
3. Casmira called Kazia Marzylkin Lindtner
born: circa 1887,
died: Kazia was alive in 1954,?
marr: ? Layko (Loiko) who was dead in 1954
4. Franczika called Fencha or Fannie Marzylkin Slawski
born: circa 1889,
died: Fencha was dead in 1927, she died in
hus: Alexander (Alex) Slawski, (n1)
6. Anna Marzylkin Antonowicz
died: at age 89,
marr: at age 22,
Stanley Antonowicz, (n1)
son of Bronislaw Antonowicz, blacksmith
and his wife Michaelina Liszewski, (n1)
died: at age
82, May 14, 1970, ?,
5. Marianna called Mania Marzylkin
born: circa 1891,
married: believed to have married but her husband name was not remembered
Marianna Dryszel and Steven Marzylkin had 10 grandchildren, 6 boys and 4 girls:
1. Stephen Lindtner
died: at age 34, June 5, 1940; (never married)
2. Roman Lindtner
died: by drowing
married: Helen; (Roman and Helen had no children)
3. Anna Lindtner Cawley
married: Joseph John Cawley (1); Anna and Joseph had one daughter called Jennette Cawley Lodge who was alive in 1993.
4. Jennie Lindtner Rust
married: George E Rust
Jennie and George had no children
5. Otto Layko (Laiko)
born: Philadelpha, Pennsyvenia
married: Jean ?
Otto and Jean had one son called Frank who was alive in 1954
6. Joseph (Joe) Layko (Laiko)
Joe and Helen had one son who was alive in 1954.
7. Alice (Alexandra) Slawski Zepke
died: at age 70,
marr: Aloysius Zepke
die and tool maker
Alice and her husband had one son Ronald who was alive in 1993.
8. Alexander Zygmund (Alex) Antonowicz
tool and die maker
died: at age 41,
married: Emily Lempart
Alex and Emily had two daughters, Betty Ann Antonowicz Jagodzinski called Jagod and Joyce Antonowicz Mucha who were alive in 1993.
died: at age 61,
marr: Julia Pezda
school teacher who taught English
10. Irene Anna Antonowicz Zrebski
at age 24,
Tadeuscz (Ted) Zrebski
Irene and Ted had four children, two boys Tom and Douglas and two girls, Barbara Zrebski Potzke and Susan Zrebski Danielewicz who were alive in 1993.
NOTES FOR MARIANNA DRYSZEL MARZYLKIN:
Slawski, Antonowicz and Liszewski 3rd and 4th family members who were interviewed
had no memory whether or not their ancestors in
7. Simon (Peter)
CHILDREN OF JAN XXII.71?
DAUGHTER OF AUGUST FRIEDRICK CARL XXIII.77
1. Eleanor Friedrike Wilhelmine
Eleanor was the last known member of the Saxon branch of the Drossel-Dressel.
AUGUSTYN DROSSEL BRANCH
1. Franciszka Krystyna
CHILDREN OF JAN JAKOB XXII.75
1. Franciszek Jozef
alive in 1860
8. Edmund Stanislaw
9. Wincenta Michalina
10. Jan Karol
CHILDREN OF PIOTR DROSSEL XXII.76
2. Piotr Jozef
alive in 1878
6. Wladyslaw Adolf
7. Felika Michalina
illegitimate daughter of Marian Ekolt
SON OF JAN DROSSEL XXII.77
1 Franciszek Drossel
to Anna Chomantowska
Franciszek, his wife Anna, and his son Ruddt
The Family Chomantowski coat of arms is Prus I
The Chomantowski family is also known as Chomentowski
End of the 23rd Generation