CHILDREN OF ANTON JOZEF DRESSEL XXIV.1
1. Joseph (Jozef) Jan Anton von der Dressel called Dressel
Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery,
to Boyar Zofia Veronica Pelagia Janowicz, from the clan Radwan, called Sophie Janowicz
Daughter of the Boyar Dominick Radwan Janowicz and his wife the princess Antonia Tomkow Woynek
Tomkowicz called Topacz Woynek Tomkiewicz
Uzu and Zosia
1897: Mar: 16, Przasnysz,
1897: He was raised in a town house in Przasnysz,
1902: his father immigrated
1906: Joe, his mother,
younger brother, sister and he left Przasnysz to join their father in
1917: He was drafted into the
Army. He sold his business for a
profit, which he gave to his mother. All
the pay he earned in the service was sent to his family in
1919: When he returned 18 months later, it was a
most happy occasion for the family and it was celebrated accordingly. He was in the army approximately two years,
Continental Tire and Supply Co. 1919
1920: his friend Edward Janowicz introduced him to his sister Zosia, who he then began to court. At first Zosia was totally uninterested but her mother and her brother encouraged her in this relationship and Joe was persistent.
1923: Oct. 24, St. Stanislaus
Joe, at age 26 married Noble Zofia Pelagia Janowicz Radwan, called Sophie Janowicz.
1923: Oct. 25 ?, Dzinik Chigagoski
(The Polish Daily
1926: Joe purchased the
1930: He leased the gasoline station on the corner
1939: at the beginning of the Second World War, he leased the property next door and converted it into a vulcanizing and repair shop. The main building was then used primarily for auto accessories and for an office. In the middle 1952: he expanded the main building into household appliances, hardware and extensive auto supplies. During the war the business prospered and it was necessary for him to take a partner, Earl Brink, to assist him in the operations of the company. During this time he also became very interested in investing in the stock market. He was convinced it was a much easier way to make a living. In 19? his partner’s share of the company was sold to Joe's son in law, Gy van Calbergh.
19??: Joe was a self-centered and egotistical man. Because of this egotism (and perhaps growing senility) he cooperated and allowed himself to be influenced by his daughter Adrianne to disregard the originally agreement he made with his wife for the distribution of the Dressel estate after his death. In his own mind he considered himself to be a "great" husband, father, and grandfather, humanitarian. He was not. But, he was a devoted son to his mother and a good brother to his siblings.
19??: he also sold his
portion to Gy. but stayed on with the company in an advisory capacity. Due to
the city's economic renewal program,
the property on
19??: At this time Joe chose to completely retire and live with his oldest daughter Leonarda van Calberg and her family. The van Calberg's converted their T.V. room, which overlooked their garden into a bedroom for him.
1984: May 29,
Joe died at age 87 from
stroke. He was buried in the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery,
Joe was a handsome man by every ones standard. At the time of his marriage he was 5 ft. 11in. tall, weighted 160 lb. he had blond hair which soon turned to gray, and good blue eyes, fair complexion, and well proportioned. Through out his life he maintained a good figure. Joe did not inherit his grandfather's or fathers interest in dressing well.
Joe like his parents was not socially active in the Polish community. He did financially support Polish causes.
wife: Zofia Pelagia Janowicz Radwan, called as Sophie (Zosia) Janowicz
1901: Dec. 20, Chicago,
Zosia was the seventh and last child of Dominick Janowicz Radwan, and his wife Antonia, nee the Princess (Kniaszouna) Tomkiewicz Tomkowicz
The Janowicz are the Polish branch of an old noble Lithwanian family from Dukedom of Samogitia. The Tomkiewicz are the Polish branch of an ancient princely (Kniaszowie) Lithwanian family from the Dukedom of Samogitia.
Zosia "s father
Her father was a successful
1916: She had to leave school in order to take care of her mother who was ill and who insisted that she be cared for only by her daughter. After her mother recovered, she worked for a short time before her marriage in the office of the Montgomery Ward Co. Before her marriage Zosia was a "Flapper" she loved to dance, knew all the latest songs which she could sing accompanied at the piano by her sister Stacia. On Sunday afternoons she would attend dances with her cousins, but be home in time for Joe’s Sunday visits.
1923: Zosia married Joe Dressel at age 22.
1923: Zosia was a house wife all her married life. She managed her household 1979: very well which consisted of her husband, three children, her mother, for several years her sister in laws, Ann and Bena, and various help.
Most of her life she was a thin delicate person. She was not a beauty but she was attractive, charming and elegant. At the time of her marriage she was 5ft. 5in., weighed 110 lb., and had brown hair, a fair complexion and truly lovely blue eyes. She loved new clothes and costume jewelry. At the time of her death she had over 50 pair of shoes and eleven large boxes of costume jewelry. Another hobby was writing poetry.
All her life she had a devotion to the "Little Saint Theresia" because she fervently believed that it was through the saint's intersession that her son walked again after an accident in which his legs were broken and the doctors were uncertain whether he would ever be able to walk again.
1979: Nov. 11, Chicago, IL., USA, at age 78, Zosia died of lung cancer, she was buried in the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL USA.
Zosia never smoked in her life but throughout her marriage was subjected to her husband's habitual cigar smoking. This was without question the prime cause of her cancer infection.
The property and money in her estate were left to her husband Joe, her stocks were divided equally among her children, her diamond jewelry was left to her daughter Adrianne with the conditions that Adrianne as the future executor of the Dressel estate would distribute the Dressel estate after the death of her husband, as originally agreed between herself and her husband between their three children ( this was not done) and that after Adrianne's death the jewelry would be left to her son and elder daughter or their estates. Most of her other jewelry was left to her son because it was originally given to her by him over the years, her costume jewelry was divided among family, friends and donated to several charitable organizations, her mink coat was left to her only granddaughter Mania van Calbergh, but was also kept by her daughter Adrianne. Her poetry was given to her son before her death for his family archive.
Joe and Zosia had three children, one boy and two girls. See XX1.1-3.
2. Eugenia Genowefa von der Dressel called Dreszel
buried: Cybulski family crypt, parish
1898: July 22,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1899: July 23,
Eugenia died at age 1 and was buried in
the Cybulski family crypt, parish cemetery,
3. Kazimierz Jan (Kazu, Casmir, Mike), von der Dressel Dreszel called Dressel
x ?, 1923
to Katarzyna Margozata Kopczynska ? called Catherine Margaret Kopczynski
Mike and Kasia
1900: Jan. 13, Przasnysz,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1900: He spent a pleasant
early childhood with his family in Przasnysz, 1906:
1906: Mike immigrated to
Mike at age 23 married Noble Katarzyna Margozata Kopczynska ? called
Catherine Margaret Kopczynski
1929: In cooperation with his oldest brother. Joe,
he opened his own tire 1934: shop on
Mike and his wife, purchased a comfortable
1934: Mike returned to his old profession as a master
19??: machinist and worked for the International
Harvester Corp. in
1940: Mike sold his property at a good profit and
purchased a new house and larger house on the Northwest side of
Mike died at age 76 from stomach cancer
and was buried in the Dressel Family Plot,
Mike estate was distributed among his three children. (?)
All his life Mike was a baseball fan, he had great enjoyment in playing cards with his family and friends and he was a brilliant checker player. Mike was a devoted, loving husband and a successful father.
Mike was a distinguished and good looking man. He had courtly manners. At the time of his marriage he was 5 ft. 11 in., weighed about 170 lbs. his complexion was fair, he had brown-blond hair and clear blue eyes. He is remembered as a "gentle and good man".
wife: Noble Katarzyna (Kasia) Margozata Kopczynska called Cathrine Margaret Kopczynski
1905: Oct. 20,
1911: Kasia attended the local catholic Grammar and High School
1922: After graduation she worked in an office until her marriage.
1923: Kasia married at age 18.
1923: After her marriage, she worked sporadically in the restaurant 1972: industry in various capacities until her retirement.
1976: Mar. 18,
Kasia died at age 71 of bone
cancer and was buried in the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery,
Kasia was the oldest of the
seven children born to Wawzenicz (Lawrence) Kopczynski and Julianna Walkowiak.
The Kopczynskis are the Gora-Sznin branch of an old Polish noble family from
Walzenicz and his wife
Kasia always was handsome woman. At her marriage she was said to be "Theatrically beautiful". She was 5 ft. 7 in., weighed 132 lb., her complexion was fair, she had brown hair balanced with simply lovely green eyes. She had a strong determined personality and the ability to express herself very clearly. Her hobby was cooking and baking Mike and Kasia had four children, one boy and three daughters. see XXI.4-7.
4. Stefania von der Dressel Dreszel Dryszel called Stefanie (Stefka) Dressel Dryszel
x ? 1920
to Jozef Dryszel, her 3rd cousin, see XXVII.16
Stefka and Jozef
MARRIED TO JOZEF VON DER DRESSEL CALLED DRYSZEL XXIV.16
1901: Aug. 31,
birth; Rom. Cath.
x age 19, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Chicago,
1901: Stefka had a very pleasant childhood. She lived with her family in an apartment of her grandmother's (Grudzinski Sczpanski nee Cybulski)
townhouse in the middle of Przasnysz,. see her brother's Joe's biography XXVIII.1 date 1896-1906 for a description of this house and period
1906: Stefka immigrated with her mother and
brothers to the
1907: She attended St. Stanislaus Kostka grammar. While attending school she began assisting her mother in designing and sewing children and women's clothing and continued to do so until her marriage.
Stefka at age 19 married Jozef Dryszel, her 3rd cousin, see XXVII.16
1920: After her marriage she was employed as master seamstress in a furniture shop. She worked in this profession until her retirement.
1924: With the help of her older brother she
purchased a charming cottage on
194?: After her son's marriage she sold her cottage and decided to live with her younger sister Anna and her brother in law Casey Luczak.
1966: Aug. 31,
On the day she retired at the age of sixty five she had a stroke.
Stefka died at age 65. She was buried in
the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery,
Stefka was a kind, generous and strong person. She always kept a good figure. At the time of her marriage she was 5 ft. 5 in., weighed 135 lb., had blue eyes and brown hair. She inherited the Dressel Polish nose. She was not a beautiful woman but she had good "Polish" face. Her hobby was gardening.
With assistance of her older brother, Joe, she invested her money wisely in stock market. Her estate was divided equally among her children.
Stefka and Joe had two children, one boy and one girl. See XXI. 6 -7.
5. Anna von der Dressel called Dressel also called: Ciocia, Annie, Anza, Wilson, Auntie
to Casmir Luczak; Boss, Casey, Ace
Annie and the Boss
1910: Apr. 24, Chicago,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1910- Anna as a child was called Andza, latter named Annie by her brother Mike.
1916: Annie attended St. Stanislaus Kostka grammar school.
1922: When Annie was 12 years of age, was given the chore to rise at to go to the grocery store to buy fresh meats and other foods for her mother to make lunches for her brothers. Many times her brother Mike would invite her to go for early morning bicycle rides before he went to work. This was a great adventure for Annie. Once, they had an accident which gave Anna a bump on her forehead. She and Casmir were afraid to go home; they were both terrified as to what their mother would say. They solved the problem by rearranging Anna's hair so that bangs would cover her bruise. After that she wore bangs for years.
1924: At Annie grammar school graduation she received the school's Outstanding Student award. After her mother’s death during that same year, she took over the management of the family household, she was the little mother. Latter that year, age 14, she took her first fulltime job. She worked six days a week from to . Her weekly salary was $7.00.
1925: At the age of 15,
because of her impressive work she was asked by a neighbor to work in his
grocery store for $10.00 an hour. The
store was located on
Anna had a particularly beautiful voice in the evenings she would sing for her family. This was especially enjoyed by her father.
Later that year Stacia Urban, (Zosia
Dressel's sister) found Annie a better job in her friend’s "Mary Lou Candy
Shop" which was located on
1928: Annie began working for the Arcless Co. which was later called the Mercoid Co. located on Belmont and Tripp streets. Annie now earned $26 a week. She worked there until her marriage.
1932: Nov. 30, St. Sylvester Church,
Annie married at age 22 Casmir Luczak
Anna is 5 ft. 4 in. tall; weights 112 lb. has a fair complexion, brown hair and lovely blue/gray eyes. Annie inherited the classical Dressel nose. Of all the women in the XXVIII generation Anna has the most noble appearance. Her hobbies are baking and cooking.
Anna "would like to be remembered as a sincere, honest person who was compassionate and understanding" She felt that the most important contribution in her life was "bringing three children into the world and raising them to the best of her ability" Anna remembers her mother as a woman whose children were first and foremost in her life. She recalls her father as a diligent worker. She considers her children "all very ambitious and aggressive" and enjoyed an "extraordinary close relationship not only as relatives but as friends" with her brothers and sisters.
Casey’s mother’s coat of arms
hus: Casey Casimir Stephen (Casey, "the Boss") Luczak
Founder and owner of the Luczak Construction Co.
Casey is the second youngest of 14 brothers
and sisters. His father was General
Joseph Luczak; his mother was Julia nee Iwinski. The Luczak family is of Polish origin. After
19??: Casey moved with his
1924: Graduated St. Wensellaus grammar school
1929: Played professional baseball with the Springfield Cardinals
1932: Casey married Annie Dressel at age 21
1934: Casey Founded the Luczak Construction Company, which he headed until his retirement.
1972: Casey retired, but continued to be active in the construction field for special limited projects.
Casey was an "Dashing and Exciting" young man. At 25 he was 6’ 1” tall, 175 lb., fair complexioned, black hair and brown eyes. His hobby is "Sports". Through the years he received numerous awards in bowling and golf.
Casey believes "that there is no short cut to success. Hard work, smartly applied, still prevails". He wishes to be remembered that he "did the best I could when I could". In his profession he was gifted with the ability to literally perform all functions of his trade in the construction industry, and he was able to lead by example. He is also very proud of the fact that he maintained excellent relationships with all his most numerous brother and sister in laws, through his life, a truly remarkable achievement.
Anna and Casey had four children, one boy and three girls
1. Casmir Robert (Casey)
mar:age ?, date, place
to: age , Marylyn Smith; Scotch Irish, Rel?
div: date, place
founder and owner, Luczak and Associates,
mar: age ? , date, Chicago, Il.;Rom. Cath.
to: Dennis Krutz, age ?; German origin; Lutheran;
Retired school teacher, housewife;
3. Dr. Barbara Ann Mc Farland B.A. Un. of ? M.
Un. of , Phd. Un of ? , autor , founder and Director of the ? Clinic,
x1: age , date place
to: Thomans Ryan, age ?; Rom. Cath.; Irish origin; bank official
div: date; place
x2: age; date; place?
to: James Lynch; age?; Rel?; Origin?; prof?
div: date; place
x3: age date; place
to: Mc Farland; age; rel; origin; prof.
1. Casey Daniel Ryan
2. Nicole Luczak
x Rick Lindholm
3. Craig Luczak
4. Todd Krutz
ANNA’S GREAT GRAND CHILDREN
CHILDREN OF NICOLE
1. Abigail Lindholm
2. Thomas Christopher Lindholm
Abby and Tommy
6. Boleslaus Constantin (William) von der Dressel
Bena and Billie
l912: Nov. 9,
1912: Boleslaus as a child was called "Bolek", when a young man "Billy",
when a man "Jerry".
1920: He graduated from St. Stanislaus Kostka grammar school.
1924: As a young man he worked for his older
brother in the tire shop, latter as an attendant in his brother's gasoline
1929: After the death of his father he lived with his brother Mike and his family and latter he lived with his sister Anna and her family
1932: During the Great Depression he became an
apprentice machinist. After 1941: training
he was employed by the Mercoid Corp. of
1941: Nov. 30,
Jerry died from a brain tumor at the age
of 29. He was buried next to his father in the Dressel Family Plot, St.
Jerry was a good looking man, well proportioned, 5 ft. 10 in. in height, 160 lb., fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. He was a quiet, soft spoken and kind man. With the help of his older brother he invested some money in the stock market. His estate was divided between his brother and sisters. His older brother Joe declined participation. Stacia Urban said, "He died before he Blossomed".
7. Sabina Helena (Bena) von der Dressel Kozlowski
to Noble Stanislaus (Stanly) Kozlowski
Bena and Staczu
1913: Feb. 9, Chicago,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1913: Sabina is usually called Bena, her husband called her Sally and 1929: her children on occasion call her Binski. Bena was a premature child. No one thought she could survive. She did. Bena is a survivor. She was the baby of the family. She was very protected and she loved it. Bena was never the scholarly type. "Life was too short."
1929: After the death of her father Bena lived with
her oldest brother Joe and his family on
19??: Bena worked at the ? Corp
1932: After the marriage of her sister Anna, Bena went to live with her.
1937: June 12, St. Stanislaus
Kostka Church, Chicago,
Bena married Noble Stanley Kozlowski
19??: After her marriage Bena became a housewife and mother
19??: Bena and her husband Stazu purchased a large
comfortable house on the northwest side of
1955: After the tragic death of her husband which deeply affected the entire family, Bena maintained her house and raised her children.
19??: She returned to work and took employment with the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in food distribution.
19??: The cafeteria which was in her area of responsibility, received a National for excellency which pleased her very much.
19??: Bena retired, sold her house and moved into her son's house in Carol who has her house in near by Arlington Heights. Bena has many operas, soap operas, cooking; knitting jig saw puzzles and shopping.
At 22 years of age Bena had a gorgeous figure, 5 ft. 6 in tall, weighed 125 lb. fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. She inherited the "Polish" Dressel nose.
Bena believes, "that it doesn’t pay to plan too far in advance. It is better to take life one day at a time. I thank God for each day that He gives to me and I try to enjoy each day." She would like to be remembered "for helping people and giving my friends and family good advice." She believed the most important accomplishment in her business career was "serving and satisfying her customers and working twenty years so that I could receive a retirement pension and health insurance.” Her most important contribution to life was, "having my children and raising them to be good citizens." She remembers her mother as kind and good and that she would take her to the movies and the ice cream parlor. Bena was 9 years of age when she died. She remembers her father as being generous and kind. She is very proud of her children, "I worked hard to educate them and give to them more then what I had. I am happy that they are now on their own and able to support themselves and help heir families. Now, they help me and that makes me happy."
7a. Stanislaus (Stanly) Kozlowski (n1)
founder and owner: North Shore Tire Co.,
The coat of arms Poraj is attributed to the Kozlowski family
Stazu was the son of Wladislaus Kozlowski and Alexandera Kozlowski nee ??
The Kozlowski are an old Polish Roman Catholic family and the ? are ?.
1913: Mar. 7,
birth; Rom. Cath.
Stanly was called Stazu or Stas by his family and friends.
1927: He graduated from
1931: He graduated from
1932: Stazu joined the ???
1934: He returned home with an interest in the automobile accessory business.
1934: For six years he worked as a most successful salesman or his future 1940: brother in law, Joe Dressel.
1937: At age 24 he married his "Sally" (Sabena).
1940: He founded the North Shore Tire Co. He was the north side distributor for Goodrich truck and passenger tire. He also provided various tire services to commercial truck accounts. He was a successful business man.
194?: Apr. ? , Chicago,
Stazu died tragically. His death deeply affected his immediate and extended family.
Stazu looked like a movie star. At the time of his marriage he was 5 ft. 9 in tall, weighed 150 lb., olive complexion, he had dark brown hair and brown eyes. Stazu loved to play cards with his friends.
He strongly believed that one could never get rich by working for someone else. The only way to get ahead was to work for yourself.
Stazu loved his wife and children. He died for them. His estate was left to Bena.
CHILDREN OF BENA
1. Carol Kozlowski-Kusek, B.S. nursing
born: Sept.5, 1940,
to: Tom Kusek, B.S. Uni. of ?, 195??
Sales Mamager ?
Carol and Tom
2. Friedrich Kozlowski, B.S Uni. of ?
Freddie and Marty
Wife: Marty B.S. Uni.
daughter of and both of Irish extraction
NOTES FOR SABENA DRESSEL KOZLOWSKI:
(n1) the name of the Kozlowski coat of arms is not remembered, since there are several Polish noble families with the Kozlowski name, only research in Poland could now provide the family herb name.
CHILDREN OF STANISLAUW VON DER DROESSEL CALLED DRESSEL, XXIV ?
1. Conrad F. von der Dressel called Dreszel, legally changed to Driscoe
Connie and Helen
1905: Conrad was called Connie by all who knew him. From early childhood he demonstrated an amazing mechanical ability
1912: Shortly after his father's tragic death he
moved with his mother and brother to
1917: Left Ascension of Our Lord grammar school in the 6 grade at age 12 in order to assist his mother financially.
1917: Due to his extraordinary mechanical ability he never had any 1972: difficulty finding work. He was one of the very few members of his immediate group that was employed through out the great depression he only one who owned a car. He was always most generous with using his car to help all members of the family. Connie worked as a master mechanic or machinist throughout his working career.” There was no machine or motor that he could not repair". Through out his adult life Connie was chronically ill. However, in spite of this handicap he was highly respected as a "good, solid, hard working and honest employee" and he tried very hard to be a good husband and father.
1927: May 27,
Connie at age 22 married Noble Helen Dlugosz.
1927: ? Connie legally changed his family name from Dreszel to Driscoe because he thought it sounded much more American.
Helen divorced Connie but they continued to live together. The divorce was a legal accommodation for estate purposes.
Connie died at age 67 from a heart
attack. He was buried in the Driscoe
Family Plot, St. Adalbert's Cemetery,
Connie was a good looking man. He resembled his cousin Joe Dressel. At the time of his marriage he was 5 ft. 9 in. tall, weighed 180 lb., had a fair complexion, blue eyes and blond hair. He loved to work in a garden, and did so at every opportunity.
8a. Noble Helena Maria Dlugosz known as Helen Marie Dlugosz
† 1992, age 87,
Helen was the daughter of Jan
Dlugosz and Katarina Pasciak. The
Dlugosz are a Roman Catholic family of the Borek-Stary branch of an old Polish
noble family. The Pasciak are a Roman
Catholic family of Polish origin. Jan
Dlugosz immigrated to
1905: June 4, Borek-Stary, Ostatnia Poczta Tyczyn,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1917: Helen graduated from
In the first grade at Holy Trinity grammar school Helen met her future husband. It was then that they decided to get married when they grew up. Even after Connie and his family moved to the suburbs they kept contact with each other which was quite difficult to do under the circumstances at that time.
1925: Helen was employed all her working career with the Chicago Rawhide Co. 1970: as a packer until her retirement.
1972: After the death of her
husband she lived for a short time with her sister in
Helen died at age 87 from heart attack.
Helen was always an attractive woman. She had a strong personality and a strong will. At the time of her marriage she was 5 ft. 3 in tall, weighed 175 lbs, had fair complexion and gray eyes. She had a beautiful classical profile. Helen's hobby was doing crafts. She continued to do this until her failing eyesight made this work too difficult.
Connie and Helen had three children. See XXVI.9, 10, 11 ?
2. ???????? von der Droessel Dreszel called Matthew Driscoe
1907: Jan. 1, Chicago,
birth; Rom. Cath.
Mathew was called Mickey or Matt since childhood.
1913: Matt attended the Ascension of Our Lord
grammar school in
1917: Until he completed the fourth grade. After that he simply was not interested in going to school. His mother, step father nor pastor could do anything to persuade him to return to classes. He wanted his freedom. He was always a most independent and free spirit.
1922: At age 15 Matt ran away from home. He rode the box cars until the railroad
police threw him off somewhere in
Matt found a job in a German bakery, this employment lasted 8 months. He then worked in a restaurant where vodka was served illegally as a waiter. He soon promoted himself to a vodka dealer. He found his new occupation hazardous and exciting. He earned a lot of money but he lost it playing poker and betting on horses.
1924: At 19 he decided to
1927: After a few years he changed to the Checker and Yellow Cab Co. For excitement he joined the National Guard but when he found it too dull for his taste, he left.
1932: When prohibition ended he opened a tavern in
1938, Aug. 1,
Matt at age 31 married Nellie Elizabeth Suing
1939: At the beginning of World War II he organized the Red Top
1972: At the age of 65 he decided to travel, the
first place he went to was
Matt was always a big man. At the time of his marriage he was 5 ft. 9 in tall, weighted 220 lbs. fair complexion, brown hair, green eyes. He inherited the Dressel Polish nose. Now, he is a distinguished pateriatic ? looking man.
Matt would like to be remembered as a good father and as "just plain Matt" He considers being able to send his children to college as the most important accomplishment of his working career. He remembers his family as never being too close, independent, hard working and that they all accomplished their goals.
x age 29
Nellie is the daughter of
Clemens Suing and Maria Elizabeth Uhing.
The fifth child of eight children.
The Suing are a Rom. Cath. family of German origin from Nusbeck in the
former Dukedom of Oldenburg. Nelli's
grandfather Clemens left
The Uhing are also a Rom. Cath. family of German origin from
Nusbeck in the former Dukedom of Oldenburg.
1909: Oct. 21, Suing Farm
birth; Rom. Cath;
Nellie was born on her father's farm. She has very pleasant childhood memories of living and playing on her father's large farm.
1917: She graduated from the Hartington grammar school.
1918: Nellie was only able to attend one year of high school in Hartington because she was needed to help at home. Nellie also earned extra money by taking care of small children.
1928: These were years of drought and hail storms, which resulted in very 1933: poor crop harvests for feeding livestock, this resulted in serious financial difficulties for Nellie parents and relatives. This period is known locally as the "time of Crisis", (n?).
1933: As did many of her
relatives Nellie, had to leave the farm.
She went to
1937: Nellie's father as well as other relatives sold or abandoned their
1938: Nellie at age 29 married Matt.
1959: After the children were grown, Nellie went back to work, from this time to her retirement she worked for A. R. Barnes Co ., in Skokie Il., as a master book binder.
1972: After her retirement she immediately began to enjoy and exercise her life long desire to paint. Her nature paintings and landscapes
decorate many walls in her home and in the homes of her friends and relatives. Nellie also does beautiful crocheting and knitting work.
At the time of her marriage Nellie was 5ft. 3in tall, weighted 190 lb., fair complexion, brown hair and gray eyes. Nellie personality is described as "quiet gentle", and she never argues. She is an excellent and thrifty housekeeper and is known to perform miracles in her household management.
Matt and Nellie had two children, one boy and one girl, see XX. ?and?
NOTES FOR MATT DRISCOE:
(n1) this information was obtained from the manuscript called ?, written
by ? in 19??. For additional information regarding the Suing family copies of the manuscript can be found in the ? libraries.
CHILD OF KAZIMIR VON DER DRESSEL CALLED DRESZEL, XXIV ?
1. Stefan von der Dressel called Dreszel
to Noble Eugenia Wisniewski
1912: Nov. 12,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1912: Stefan was called ? .
1918: When he was six years of age his father died during the War I and he clearly realized that he would become the sole support of his mother.
1920: Because of the War he was not able to begin grammar school until the age of eight years. He was only allowed to complete six grades.
1927: He started to learn a trade. His mother apprenticed him to a Jew named Fisk who lived in Chorzele who was a cabinet maker. Here Stephan served his apprenticeship for four years.
1931: Stephan opened his own shop and was soon able to provide for himself and his ailing mother to whom he became most devoted. After her death in 1933, he worked and lived for himself, not knowing what fate had in store for him.
1939: April, he was inducted
into the army serving as an aide to the border guards in Chorzele until
1940: August, however, even though he was under severe pressure and threatened with dire consequences, he refused to obey this command. As punishment he and other Poles who also refused to accept German citizenship were sent to a concentration camp near Dzialdownie, It was a known fact that the camp was strict and rigorous and was called "Black Flag".
1940: November; the prisoners
who had a trade were selected for transfer to (Met Getehen),
1943: December; Stefan and 4
other prisoners planned to escape. To
escape from this camp would be very difficult. Witness the fact three American Pilots tired
their luck, at it. They had maps and yet after two weeks were returned to the
camp, severely beaten. In spite of all
these problems they still planned the escape. It was the duty of all prisoners
to inform the managers of the camp of any escapes. The prisoners promised the escapes to hold
back any alarm until they reached the forest which was 1000 meters away. But as they reached half-way to their
destination, they heard the alarm; they knew they had been reported
immediately. A few of prisoners were able to cross the highway but Stefan's friend Rajmontowski of Chorzele,
having slowed down, was captured, and as he latter related, he was beaten
unconscious. But because of the light
snowfall we were able to continue faster. Food was scarce, one loaf of bread
and one kilogram of bacon was all that the prisoners had. The cold wintry
weather persisted, temperatures were around 15 c to 25 c but the Polestar was
visible and helped them to see in the dark. The escapes traveled by night and
slept in barns, covered by hay and straw.
During the day, stealing food was risky, but they were able to do so on
two occasions. When removing some milk from cans they added water so the owners
would not see the amount missing. One night they were found by a farmer who
spoke to them in Polish and asked them who they were and then told them to
wait. After, what seemed a very long time he did return with hot coffee and
milk and bread with lard, truly a feast they stayed there till night fall. The
man who helped them was also a prisoner, a former teacher from
Neither could they ask for directions for fear of revealing their presence. Not until they came within 10 kilometers of Chorzele did they feel free to move around in the dark. Before they reached Chorzele, they met three other escaped prisoners living in the forest, one was from Krzynowlogie Malei, the second from Ciechanowa, and the third from Plonsk.
Stefan could not remain in Chorzele fearing capture by the Nazis. He remained in hiding 3 kilometers from Chorzele. Friends were able to provide him with job using his skills as a master cabinet maker from an employer in Chorzele. In this area he was safe and no longer had to hide underground. But he was not able to return to his house in Chorzele until after the Liberation.
1945: There he became reacquainted with a pretty girl he knew before the outbreak of WWII and soon married her.
1946: Stefan reestablished himself in cabinet making and expanded his work to include house remolding.
1949: To augment his income he took a job in a large automobile factory. Chorzele was not a prosperous town, most of the young people would leave for other places as soon as they could. Chorzele became of town of senior citizens.
1955; Circumstances were now
1968: June, a great fire destroyed much of Chorzele including the greater part of his shop and supplies. It was difficult starting all over again, supplies and tools were almost impossible to buy or find. In 1972 he began to work for an institution that provided help to the citizens of Chorzele and Przasnysz and at the same time continuing with his own work on a part time basis.
1980: April, Stefan retired, with his pension and the income of rent from his two apartment houses.
1981: Feb; Stefan visited a doctor who not being familiar with his illness and treated him for, what seemed to him to be rheumatism. In truth, Stefan had cancer of the prostrate gland.
Stefan died at age ?? from cancer.
10a. Noble Eugenia Wisniewski
*1922: Aug. 8,
Eugenia is the daughter of ? Wisniewski and his wife Ejma Wisniewski nee Ejma ?The Wisniewski and the ? are Roman Catholic families of old Polish noble origin who settled in the Chorzele area in the 17th century and became burgers.
1922: "My father was a shoemaker and because he was the sole provider of his family he also worked as a road builder. My mother managed the home and took care of her three children. Earning a good income and with the help of the family enabled my father to build acquire a large lot in Chorzele and build a comfortable brick house. My parents were also able to save money which unfortunately became worthless due to the war.
1929: At the age of 7 I entered grammar school in Orzelech. I finished the required seven grades and until the outbreak of WWII, I lived with my parents, helping with the housework and shopping.
1939: Because of the dangers
of the war, we tired to escape from Chorzele.
We made our way to the
1940: In the spring, the mayor of Chorzele had to
choose 30 girls from our town to be sent to
My mother, worrying about me, sent to me 60 chicken eggs each month. Frau Meyer took the eggs and used them to bake various cakes, which I of course would also be allowed to eat. She also gave to me ration stamps allowing me to purchase cakes and cookies from a store, she herself was unable to eat sweets because had diabetes. I never complained about my work, since I had more freedom than did my girl friends in this region with the Germans.
1943: A wounded lieutenant
was brought to us from
I lived in Koenigsburg four years. I was able to leave at this time due to bargain my mother had made with those in power. My mother was ailing; my two brothers were sent to the region of Mazur to work. That was the reason she gave to bargain for my release. She convinced the authorities to replace me with another girl. For this she gave them a cow and many bolts of material from which suits could be made. Jadwiga Ladzinski was sent to replace me, upon her arrival, I was release. I arrived in Chorzele late autumn in 1943. In a short time I was put to work in a hospital which was located in a school in Chorzele. We received the wounded from the front lines. My duties were to bathe the wounded, keep the living quarters clean and help the doctors. Eventually, the hospital was closed and I was finally set free.
1945: I married Stefan, whom I had known and admired for a long time.
1955: I became ill with a blood clot to the brain.
I was treated by a doctor in Chorzele receiving many injections. After
receiving one of the injections I was
to lie down for thirty minutes, but due to an oversight I stood up immediately
and left the hospital. In a few minutes
I collapsed on the street and was instantly taken to the hospital in
Przasnysz. I spent a month there. My health did not improve at all, not even,
was I able to sit up in bed. It was
then my husband decided to have me transferred to another hospital where I
could be seen by other specialists. He
Jerzy Dreszel, who knew Dr. Zarski and him in turn, admitted me to a hospital in Pruszkowie for neurological tests. After three months of treatment and rehabilitation my health vastly improved, and after thorough examination by specialists I was permitted to return to my home. The following year I was confined to a Sanitarium in Ciechcinka for one month. I was finally cured but I was left paralyzed on the side of my body. At first I found it difficult to get back to the usual routine in living. We hired girls to help with the house work and taking care of the children, but had problems finding someone who would be good for that kind of work. In time I became accustomed to my limitations and was able to maneuver my body in such a way that I was capable of doing many things at home. After the children had grown, we no longer had to seek help from others.
In 1976: I obtained a position as a Supervisor, working for an organization that teaches self-reliance to invalids in Przasnysz, where I am still employed. It is a great pleasure for me that I can still be useful to my self, my family, others, and work in the Chorzele area." s2
NOTES FOR STEFAN DRESZEL:
(n1) The source for this information is from a report written in Aug. 1986. by Stefan's son in law Zdzislaw Orzechoski who obtain this material from Stefan, Stefan's wife, a fellow prisoner named Raymontowski.
(n2) this information was
obtained from a letter written by Eugenis Dreszel nee Wisneiwski.
CHILDREN OF JAN VON DER DROESSEL CALLED DRESZEL, XXIV.14
1. Maria von der Droessel called Dreszel
2. Krystyna von der Dressel called Christina Dreszel Cacharani
x 1990, City Hall,
to Lucio Cacharani
Owner of the ?????? Cleaning Shop,
Recent paintings by Krystyna
1954: Apr. 3,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1990: City Hall,
Christiana married at age ? Lucio
Cacharani, partner of ? ,
1991: ? Church,
Christina and Lucia were remarried in a Catholic Church
1991: Christina and her husband bought out their partner and became sole owner of the ???? Shop
1991: Christina and Lucia
took a trip to
12a. Lucio Cacharani
Son of Leonardo Cacharani, ? and his wife the
late Asunta Cacharani nee Eugenio, housewife ?. The Cacharani and the Eugenio
are Roman Catholic families of Inca origins.
His grandfather was a multi decorated "freedom fighter", who
served in the Bolivian army from 1932 to 1936 in the war against
1966: Oct. 19, Huan,
birth, Rom. Cath.
Lucio is the youngest of three children.
1980: Graduated from a private elementary school in Huan,
1980: Attended three years of
High School in
1985: Graduated High School in
Lucio is bilingual, he speaks Guechva Spanish and English. After
1989: After graduation he
1987: Lucio immigrated to
1987: Dec. 8, he immigrated
1989: Lucio became a partner in the ??? shop
1992: Krystyna and Lucia bought out their partner and became sole owner of the shop.
Lucio, at the time of his marriage was 130 lb. was 5 ft. 9 in., had black hair, black eyes, and olive complexion.
1. John Richard Cacharani
John is called Janucz by his
parents. At birth he weighed 8 lb. and
is a very happy and well behaved baby.
He has very dark hair and eyes and is of fair complexion.
CHILDREN OF HENRYK VON DER DRESSEL CALLED DRYSZEL, XXIV.12
1. Jadwiga von der Dressel called Dryszel
2. Franciszek von der Dressel called Dryszel
†1948, age 20,
3. Jerzy Wiktor von der Dressel called Dryszel
to Maria Jadwiga Konski.
Jerzy and Maria
1927: "Jerzy's childhood and young adulthood
were spent in dire circumstances. His
father died when Jerzy was only 2 years of age. His mother was left alone with him and his
six month old brother Franciszek. Lack of funds forced her to take her children
to Miedzyles and leave them with her
parents while she went to
1932: Jerzy attended elementary school in the
1937: He and his brother were
able to go to
1939: Jerzy and his brother
returned to the farm during vacation to help with the work in the fields. WWII began and they were stranded in the
village. As the fighting acme closer,
he and his brother, uncle, aunt and two of their children were able to escape
from the Nazis. For a few weeks they
were able to avoid capture. When
returning to Miedzylasia they found their uncle's house was burned out and were
unable to save anything. They were able
to rent a very small room in a cottage in the village. They had to sleep on the
floor. Jerzy could not at this tine
1940: Jerzy began to study mechanics in a Trade
School and was also forced to work in the railroad repair shop in
Pruszkowie. He had to travel many miles
by train to reach his assignments.
During the war the railroad was of great importance to the Nazi command,
keeping Jerzy and other workers very busy.
He would very often work all night and then attend school early in the
morning. When he returned home
completely exhausted his mother would cry at the sight of him. Working conditions were of a military
discipline, negligence or laziness on the part of the worker would immediately
transfer him to a concentration camp for reeducation. This happened to one of his co-workers. However, Jerzy was fortunately recognized as
having talent toward mechanics while working in Pruszkowie. At this time
Jerzy, even though exhausted, was still
interested in many things and was an avid reader. It was at this time that many people were
preparing for the
1940: Autumn was hard to bear;
the Germans did not feed their prisoners during the entire trip. After arriving in
1945: He worked as a laborer,
repairing the bombed out buildings and built new bomb shelters. At this time, while in
He witnessed the arrival of
the British and American soldiers. After the fighting and the shooting had
stopped he was sent to a camp for displaced persons in the area of
Latter In 1945 he returned to
his home in
1946: Jerzy found employment
as an electrician in a Polish Radio Station. While working he kept on studying
to complete his general education which was interrupted by the war. Latter he
worked for a Mr. Kasprza, an owner of a Radio Store, where he also met his
future wife Marie. Here, he learned of different electrical and electronic
components. Being considered a
linguist, speaking Russian and German fluently, he was then given a scholarship
1950: Jerzy was a tall, very good looking young
man. He was of a quiet nature. His intelligence, good humor, and ability to
converse, and good manners brought him a lot of attention from the girls he
met. When he began to visit the parents
of his betrothed Marie, his future father in law, who had returned from a
concentration camp in
1952: Apr. 24, where?
Jerzy married at age 27 Maria Jadwiga Konski.
After the wedding they lived with his
mother in a small two room apartment on
1961: Jerzy moved his family to a 5 room apartment which he occupied until his death.
Jerzy was considered to be a
very good worker and a natural leader among his fellow associates. His avid desire to learn more prompted him
to enroll in the Warsaw College of Engineering while still working. He completed the courses and at the age of ?
he obtained a degree in Engineering. The ability to learn various theories
opened the doors for him to greater advancement. He was transferred to the "Planning
Department" but soon decided this was not for him, not enough of
activity. Jerzy then went to work for a
large TV manufacturing company which had just been built. This was the first company in
19??: Jerzy, now, was considered the most
experienced and best production manager in
He was a very demanding task-master but also fair and rewarding workers for their good performances. Helping his employees with their personal problems was greatly appreciated. They were truly loyal to him. Employees also noticed his constant visits and inspections of the work places, which in several instances, prevented major accidents.
Privately, he was considered a very friendly
person who enjoyed parties. He was a
very good dancer and liked being in the company of other people. He was a very
punctual man, demanding that the other members on the Board of Directors to
also be punctual. To his employees
tardiness brought stiff fines, compliance brought rewards, such as a visit to one
of the better restaurants in
He also found time to start on his life time dream, to have a house on his own lot. He drew the plans, accumulated the necessary lumber, sectioned off an area for the garden. He showed great talent for carpentry, inheriting it from his father. He began to build the house, but did not live to finish his dream house. During the labor difficulties in September of 1980, Jerzy listened to the talks among the workers and was fearful of dire consequences, should a major strike occur. He felt television played an integral part in the life of the Pole, their talks made him nervous. In time he was able to convince them of the importance of TV to everyone and a strike was called off. The end of September gave him a chance to relax.
1980: Sept. 13, with his wife Maria he attended a wedding of the daughter of his friend and the godfather to his son. After a fast Polish dance, he suffered a massive stroke and died instantly. His death was an incredible shock to his family and many friends at the wedding. It was difficult for everyone to believe how could such a robust, tall, handsome, healthy, most popular man, an honored guest die so suddenly. The wedding ended in silence.
Jerzy never spoke of death,
but once when listening to a composition by Bach he expressed a wish that it be
played during his funeral, his wish was granted. His funeral was attended by
hundreds of people. Family, friends,
and Government Officials arrived from many sections of
In his career he accumulated many honors and received many medals, including the Silver and Gold Cross of Merit, the Freedom Medal, and the Medal of Valor he received for his bravery during the war.
Jerzy at the time of his marriage was over 6ft tall, had fair complexion weighted 160 lb., black hair, green eyes, carried himself proudly and by all standards a handsome man. s1 (Dec., 1986) (did he have a will)
Jerzy death at the age of ?
was truly a tragedy not only for his family but for
14a Maria Jadwiga Konski
The coat of arms Brochwicz II is attributed to the Konski (Kątski) family
Daughter of Andrzej Konski, policeman,
and his wife Zofia Konski, nee Baranow, housewife, (born in
1926: Jan. 4,
birth; Rom. Cath.
1939: Maria spent her childhood in Wolomiinie. There, she graduated from elementary school.. She was a very active and lively young girl and had many friends. At the outbreak of WW II, the Konski house was demolished by bombs dropped from enemy airplanes. They considered themselves fortunate to be alive, only by running away from their house as soon as the bombardment began and hiding in ditches along the roads. The family made their way to nearby Kobylki, to the house of Maria's paternal grandparents.
1940: After the fall of Poland Maria attended High School for one year in secret. Later the Nazis permitted children to attend one of two schools, one for tailoring and one for business, the latter being the most popular, although the most difficult, for acceptance. Maria, always a good student was accepted but was only able to obtain a "limited diploma". During the occupation students were not permitted to attend school for a full term, thus limiting their education.
1945: Maria started to work, but she still studied privately.
1947: Maria was able to
obtain a "full diploma" thus completing her education. By profession
she is an Economist and for many years worked in various companies. While working and studying Maria found time
to enjoy herself at parties and meeting people. She was a very pleasant person, liked to
dance and was a lively girl. She never lacked companions. At the age of 15 she
met Jerzy Dryszel. After a few weeks
she knew he was the man she wanted to marry. After their marriage seven years
latter the young couple lived on
1961: The whole family moved to a new four room
1980: Sept 13, Her happiness came to an abrupt stop 1980 with the unexpected death of her husband. This was a great shock to her. Her son's wedding later that year brought back painful memories to her and soon afterwards she became ill and depressed. She retired from her position and engulfed herself with the garden work on her property and with the help of her son completed her husband's dream house, slowly she regained her courage.
1985: With the birth of her first grandchild, her life became fuller. She loves her grandson very much and is a very attentive grandmother, happy to be with him. But she soon had to face the fact, that with the birth of Marcin, her son and his new family would soon leave because of the lack of space, and that she would be alone. Since the death of her husband she has grown nervous, but never remains angry.
Maria has a good character; she loves to cook delicious food and loves to eat delicious food. She enjoys canning food and storing it for the winter. She is a excellent seamstress and makes beautiful clothing for her grandchild. At the time of her marriage she weighed 110 lb., 5ft. 3in., was of fair complexion, had dark brown hair and brown eyes. s2 Nov.,1986
NOTES FOR JERZY DRYSZEL:
CHILDREN OF JOZEF VON DER DRESSEL CALLED DRYSZEL, XXIV.16
1. Helen von der Droessel called Helen Dryszel Balicki
1920: Nov. 11, Chicago,
birth; Rom. Cath.
Helen was called Helcia by her family. She was
raised in her parent’s charming cottage on
1934: Helscha graduated from
1938: She graduated from
1939: She found employment as a secretary.
1941: Oct. 11, St. Stanislaus
Helscha married at age 21
After her marriage she continued working as a secretary, because of the War.
1945: After her husband returned from active duty
1949: Helcia and her husband purchased, with the
help of her mother, a lovely bungalow in
1971: Dec. 19,
Helscha died at age 51 from a heart
attack and was buried next to her husband in
Helcia was pretty. She was gentle and warm hearted. At her marriage she weighed 100lb. was 5ft. 2in., had blond hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion.
Helcia loved to cook and when she had time she wrote poetry. She was devoted to her husband. His premature death was very difficult for her to understand and accept, and certainly contributed to her early death.
† 1969, age 50
The coat of arms Topar is attributed to the Balicki family
birth; Rom. Cath.
1932: Chet graduated from ? grammar school
1936: He graduated from ? High School
1944: Chet was drafted into the army and served until the end of the war.
After his discharge he returned to work for the ? rail road as an engineer. He continued in this capacity until his illness.
1969: ? IL
Chet died at age 50 from cancer after a long illness.
Chet was a good looking man. At the time of his marriage he was 6ft. 1in.tall, weighed 185 lb. had brown eyes, black curly hair, and a fair complexion.
His hobbies were photography and making home movies. He won several prizes for his pictures. After a long illness Chet died form cancer. His estate was left to Helcia.
Helcia and Chet had two daughters and four grandchildren, one boy and three girls;
CHILDREN OF HELEN
1. Beverly Balicki ? ?
born: ?; Rom. Cath.
mar.1: age; Date, Place
to:? ; Prof.
son of ? ;Rom. Cath; of Polish origin
div: Date, Place.
mar.2 age. Date, Place
to: ; Banker
born: date, place Rel ?; of ? origin
x age ? ;
to: name; age, prof. ?; origin
born: date, place; Rom. Cath.
GRANDCHILDREN OF HELEN
born: date and place
NOTES FOR HELEN DRYSZEL BALICKI:
2. Joseph Edward von der Dressel, called Edward Dryszel
to Noble Theresa Ostrowski
daughter of Franczcek Ostrowski and wife Apolonia nee Rekowski
1924: Apr. 15, Chicago,
Joseph is called Edzu by his family and Eddie or Ed by his friends.
Edzu did not use the name Joseph because his mother thought that there were too many Josephs in the family, and another "Joe" would cause too much confusion. Edzu was raised in his parent’s picturesque cottage which was surrounded by a large garden.
1938: He graduated from Andersen Public grammar school.
1941: After completing two and one-half years of High School at Crane. Edzu
decided, to his mother's great disappointment and sorrow that he rather work than go to school.
1945: After working at
various jobs, he was employed by Foote Gear and Machine Co., in
1957: St. Adalbert's Church
Edzu married at age 23 the girl of his dreams. His aunt Zosia Dressel, said at the time of his marriage," that in all her life she never saw a man so in love with his wife as Edzu was with his Tessie".
1959: With the financial help of his mother, Edzu
purchased a 3 bedroom farm house situated on 2 .5 acres of land on the banks of
the ? creek, outside of Lisle, Il., a suburb of
all the small wild animals that still tried to live in the neighborhood. Edzu created his own little "creature preserve"
5516 River rd.
19??: Due to a ? condition Edzu had to take a early retirement
This then gave to him the time to pursue his hobbies which are; singing country songs while accompanying him on the guitar, and wood carving. Edzu is enjoying his retirement.
At the time of his marriage, Edzu was 6ft. tall, weighted 185 lb. fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes, a good looking man.
Edzu would like to be remembered; by his friends as a "good guy", by his children as a "good father", and by his grandchildren as a "good grandpa".
He considers his three children to be the most important contribution of his
life to society. And he thinks that his mother, father, spouse, children,
grandchildren, sister, and relatives should be remembered as all "wonderful".
Edzu firmly believes that the greatest honor and award he received in his life was that God gave to him his wife, Tessie.
2a. Noble Theresa Ostrowski-Slepowron
x age 20
She is the daughter of Frank
Ostrowski and Pauline Rekowski. The Ostrowski are an old Polish noble Roman
Catholic family from the provience of ?. They belong to the ? clan (herb).
Tes's grandparents Andrej and Maria Ostrowski, note, immigrated to
1927: Sept. 28,
Theresa is called Tess by her family and friends. Tess is the ? child of ? children. She was born on her father's farm which was called the Ostrowski farm. Her early childhood memmories of are a combination of pleasant country life and hard work.
1939: Tess grduated from ???? Grammar School
1943: She graduated from ////ttended the Simonis, St. Adalbert and the
the Twin Lake Schools in her county. Tess has natural leadership abilities. This was demonstrated as a Girl Scout Leader during her adolescence.
1944: After leaving school she helped her father on his farm until her marriage.
1957: Tess at age 20 married Edzu.
With marriage Tess became a housewife and mother for which vocation she was well prepared. Tess always tried to impress upon her children the importance of education. She and Edzu were particularly pleased with their daughter’s outstanding achievements in and their graduation from college with top honors.
Edzu and Tess had three children, one boy and two girls, and ? grandchildren, ? boys and ? girls, see XXIX.?
CHILDREN OF STANISLAW VON DER DRESSEL CALLED DRESSEL, XXIV.20
1. Jadwiga von der Dressel called Dryszel
2. Alfred von der Dressel called Dryszel
Alfred died at age ?. He was buried in the ? Cemetery, ???. He left his estate to his mother.
3. Ryszard von der Dressel called Dryszel
buried: the Dryszel crypt, parish
to Irene Filipowicz
1928: July 17,
birth; Rom. Cath.
Ryszard began his elementary schooling in Chorzele, but due to WWII was not permitted to complete it. Chorzele was under Nazi occupation and the Polish children of the town were not permitted to attend school. Not until after the war ended were they able to return and then only in the evenings. During the day he studied under the tutorship of Stefan Malkowski, a tailor in Chorzele who was a friend of the Dryszel family. Ryszard' family was not wealthy, and he was expected to help with family expenses by doing odd jobs.
1946: after completing his
basic education his parents enrolled him in a private school directed by
Bronislawa Korzeniakowa, but he still continued his studies with the
tailor. He remained there until 1948, when the school,
as all other private schools in
1951: March 12,He was a very good student and graduated with honors. Now, he felt was the time to seriously think of his personal life.
Ryszard at age ? married Irene Filipowicz whom he had met five years previously while attending school in Chorzele. They had a beautiful traditional Polish wedding..
1951: Sept. Ryszard obtained
a position as a elementary school history teacher in Jezioronach near
member of the PZPR. Ryszard did very well, having great skills as a teacher and was extremely well liked by his students.
1952: He was offered the position of Principal of the school, which then consisted of more than 360 pupils. The position also included a small apartment in the school. This was important to him since his family began to grow. His first son Andrzej was born in May, 1952.
Ryszard soon became known as an organizer and became involved in many community organizations. He founded the Mutual Aide Society in Jezioronach and a short time latter became the Supervisor of that organization.
1959: Because of his many community and political activities he decided to give up the Principal ship, become a staff member again, and concentrate on his community activities.
1960: His resignation was accepted with regret, and he returned to teaching, an act that caused great dissention among his fellow educators. In his place a woman teacher was hired from the outside instead of promoting someone from the ranks as was expected. Her only qualification was that she had good connections in the area. This appointment caused a great upheaval among the other teachers, claiming the Board of Trustees was not considered in the decision. They protested and presented a petition claiming the hiring was not in accordance with the local school board rules.
This petition was also mailed to all the other local school boards in the district. This petition was signed by 13 out of 17 teachers; the names included Ryszard and his wife Irena. The reaction by the District Authorities was swift, inspectors arrived at the school and unexpectedly Ryszard was accused of starting a "rebellion", he did not deny it. He strongly felt that the new appointment should be made from the ranks and outside politics should not interfere. As a punishment he and three other teachers were forbidden to teach in any schools located in Jesioranach, only in small schools in small villages. This was not agreed to by Ryszard considering his family and his accomplishments. He also felt the punishment was unfair nor would he accept the alternative of teaching in a small village. He was then released from the Board of Education. Basically the entire situation was political. During this time the area politics changed. His friends were no longer in positions help. To provide for his family he accepted a position as a bureaucrat in a local government office, but always dreamed of returning to teaching.
1964: After being promised a good teaching position, he resigned his office job. However, in the last moment he was again told that he could only teach in obscure village schools. He refused again and was unemployed for six months. He was considered to be a political liability. The political situation again changed and the PZPR County Committee in Biskup, of which he was always an active member, was finally able to help him.
1965: He was appointed Head Master of the evening school in Jezioronach, where employed persons who wished, were able to complete their education.
1967: Ryszard decided to continue his studies to obtain a advanced degree in Education. He attended by day the Teachers College in Olystyn. He majored in History and Citizenship.
He completed his studies in 1969. While still teaching he continued his association with the Mutual Aid Society. Although delayed, Ryszard, finally received the recognition he deserved.
1977: He received the Gold
Cross Medal for Service to
1978: He convinced his wife Irene to direct with
him a Home for Children which was to open in Jezioronach. In
Because the house needed
remolding and furnishing, the home was not opened until 1980, and the first
child, a girl named Eva was accepted. In time 7 more children of various ages
were enrolled, all living in harmony with each other. Ryszard and Irene were
the children's Mama and Tata and their own children were also included in the
home, thus giving all the children a sense of belonging to a family. In the
area of Olstyn there were five of these types of homes. The largest one was
directed by Ryszard and Irene. Their home was considered the proto type and was
most often visited by politicians, educations, social workers, reporters, and
photographers from all over
All the loving care and good management did take its toll, especially on Ryszard's health. In 1972 he suffered a stroke and could not speak for a few days and spent two weeks in a hospital in Olystyn.
In 1975 the tragic death of his oldest son Andrzej was a deep emotional shock and greatly contributed to his failing health. High blood pressure and severe pains in his legs caused a stay in 1980 in a hospital in Olystyn.
His health deteriorated steadily and in 1981 was considered an invalid and forced to retire. In 1982 he again was hospitalized in Szczytyn and then transported to Olystyn, where veins from his legs were removed. This enabled him to walk better for only a short while.
In July 1984 he again suffered s severe attack of embolism, blood clots in both legs. Once again surgery was performed to alleviate clotting, but death was inevitable.
1984: Aug. 8, ?,
Ryszard died at 56 and was
buried in the Dryszel crypt, parish cemetery,
Although Ryszard was frequently in great pain he never lost his courage, for this he was greatly admired. He was a happy man and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed being with people, was very spontaneous and generous, once when relatives came to visit him from Chorzele and became ill with colds, Ryszard refused to let them return by bus and at his expense sent them back to Chorzele by taxi. At times he would be quick to argue, but also quick to make up. In his lifetime he took little time for relaxation. His hobby was photography; he loved to take pictures of ancestral homes in the area.
At the time of his marriage Ryszard was 5ft 9 in, weighed 130 lb, had dark blond hair, blue eyes and was fair complexion.
20a. Noble Irena Filipowicz
x age 27
Irena is the daughter of Franciszek Filipowicz,? and his wife Leonarda Filipowicz,? nee Lazicki. The Filipowicz and the Lazicki are Roman Catholic families of old Polish noble origin who lived in Mazovia for generations.
Irena attended elementary school in Chorzele. At the outbreak of WWII all education for Polish children was forbidden by the Nazis. Irena, however, was able to attend secret classes organized by the parents of the town.
1945: she entered the School for General Education in Szczytyn.
1949: she graduated and
continued her education at the
One of her fellow students was her future husband Ryszard.
1951: She graduated and was immediately granted a teaching position in Jezioranach where Ryszard also taught. Just like her husband she fought the unfairness of hiring an outsider to replace Ryszard as principal. The authorities felt, however, she was not one of the organizers of the rebellion and permitted her to teach in the school. Irena was an excellent teacher, well liked by her pupils. Her specialty was basic education and teaching the Polish language.
1957: Irena married Ryszard at age 27.
1965: She decided to continue her education and at the Teacher’s College in Olystyn in Polish Philological.
1967: She went to higher and more difficult studies. Her dedication to her work won for her, three times, the award of "curator".
1969: She was awarded the Silver Medal of Warmia ? and Mazur.
1974: She received her degree as "Magistrate"
1976: She was awarded the Gold Cross for meritorious service.
1978: She was promoted to the
position of Director of the
1979: July, she resigned that position to accept with Ryszard the joint directorship of the Jezioranach Home For Children. Under Irena and Ryszard supervision the Home functioned with great success.
1984: She was awarded the Polish Service Medal for her 40 years of dedication to Polish children.
1985: She was granted the highest honor of all, "The Heart of the Mother Medal"
1984: After the death of her husband and because of her health she request permission to retire. It was not an easy decision to make. But she realized that she really had accomplished much in her life, but now it was time to leave and she could do so with good feelings. Irena still keeps in contact with most of her foster children and acts as a consultant to the new administration at the Children's Home. Irena possess attributes in her character, those so very necessary to deal with children. She is of a very pleasant nature, has a very good sense of humor and is known for her compatibility and understanding.
At the time of her marriage, Irena was 5ft. 5 in. in height, weighed 110 lb., had fair complexion, blond hair, and blue eyes. s2
Ryszard and Irena had three children, two boys and one girl, see XXI ?_?.
and four grandchildren, ? boys and ? girls, see XXII ?-?.
CHILD OF JAN DRYSZEL XXIV.26
1. Ludwig Stanislaw
End of the XXV generation