SOURCES:

 

  1. Archives
  2. Magazine Articles
  3. Published
  4. Unpublished
  5. Notes
  6. Ancestors

 

DEFINITIONS:

 

”homagialbuecher”

Books where the oaths of allegiance by the vassals were listed (for the new lord after the death of the old lord/Lehnsherr). In latin: it is called homagium. E.v.S.

 

“buerge"

Means to be a guarantor, to stand surety for a person. E.v.S.

 

“Herr von” or “Ritter von, Lord”

The correct title for a vassal owning a fief would be “lord” in my opinion. But as this was sometimes a very small property, I do not know whether this title lord might be slightly exaggerated in English. E.v.S.

 

"allod"

In Latin or Eigengut in German means that the property in question that is freely owned and is not a fief from a lord or from a monastery. E.v.S.

 

"liber"

A free man, not a ministerial. E.v.S.

 

"ministerial"

Not a free man but connected to a particular fief for which he is pbligated to perform various services to his lord. If the fief is sold by his lord, he goes with the fief. J.D.

 

"mitbelehnte"

When one vassal is enfeoffed with an estate, he may ask the lord (Lehnsherr) to include in the document other members of his family, brothers, cousins etc. If the vassal dies without a male descendant, these mitbelehnte will be the heirs of the estate. This regulation was set up to prevent that the fief fell back to the lord after the death of the vassal, to preserve it for the family in question. In the beginning the fief was limited to the vassal only. But in the course of time when the position of the vassala became stronger they got the privilidge of mitbelehnte. But there was also the regulation, that each time when the lord or when the vassel died. All mitbelehnte had to apply for inclusion into the new letter of enfeoffment. For which, of course there was usally a fee.” E.v.S.

 

"ancient noble" pertaining to Polish families. Means that these families have a noble descent rooted in "szlachta Odwieczna" (immemorial nobility.) In truth, it means that this family can be traced back at least to the 16th century and are not to be found in the registers of the ennobled Polish families.

"ancient noble" pertaining to German families means that these families descend from families documented as noble during the medieval period.

"old noble" pertaining to Polish families are families that were ennobled after the 16th century and are to be found in the registers of ennobled Polish families.

"old noble" Pertaining to German families that were ennobled after the 15th century.

ABBREVIATIONS:

 

"n" "NOTE," contains the source of the statement or an explanation.

"ex" "EXAMPLE/EXHIBIT," a copy of a source document or illustration e.g. ex28 refers to exhibit 28

"nr" "NUMBER," Number of the reference found in a document with multiple references

"doc"

"DOCUMENTED," the dates that confirm this individual or event are documented

E.v.S.

Eckart von Stutterheim, German family historian and author

 

J.D.

Joseph Dressel, editor

 


 

ARCHIVES:

 

a1 Dresden National Archiv, Dresden, Germany

a1.1

Loc 7997 Verzeichnis der Erbarmannschaff in den Pflegen,'1445,' 1447, Bl. 28b-29b

 

a1.2

Pflege Liebenwerda 1445; O.U. 7598 a, Bl.7

 

a1.3

Pflege Liebenwerda, 14581.3 "Der Aemter des Landes Sachsen Einkommen, 1474" Ami Schlieben, Original Urkunde, Nr. 8223, II.

 

a1.4

Saechs. Leibgedinge d.a. 1542/1546 P III, Seite 108

 

a1.5 Leibgedinge Band II 1548-1553, Seite 39

a2 Olystyn National Archiv, Olystyn, Poland,(formerly Allenstein National Archiv, Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany)

a2.1

Koenigsberg National Archiv Collection, - Salzburger Akten Rep. 8 Nr. 306 (was moved to Olystyn where it now resides.)

 

a2.1a

Karta 4

 

a2.1b

Karta 27

 

a2.1c Karta 40

a2.2 APO Kataster-Amt Preussisch-Eylau - Ingrossationsbuecher Nr. 27 karta 29, pozycja 63 / Jahre 1729 - 1735A

a2.3 APO Kirche in Rastenburg - Ksiega dusz / Seelen-Buch /Nr.7 / aus Jahre 1712 - 1741 / Strona 127

a2.4

APO Kataster Amt Ortelsburg Eigentuemern Verzeichnis Nr.19 aus Jahre 1739-1770

 

a2.4a

Karta 14

 

a2.4b

Karta 29

 

a2.4c

Karta 93

 

a2.4d

Karta 217

 

a2.4e Karta 411

a2.5

APO Regierung Allenstein - Amt Willenberg. Hausbuecher Nr.7 aus Jahren 1697 - 1764. Ingrossierungen

 

a2.5a

Karta 7

 

a2.5b

Karta 139

 

a2.5c

Karta 365

 

a2.5d

Karta 74

 

a2.5e

Karta 245

 

a2.5f Karta 398

a2.6

APO Riegierung Alllenstein - Amt Willenberg.Praestationstabellen Nr. 5 aus Jahren 1733 - 1774

 

a2.6a

Karta 17

 

a2.6b

Karta 132

 

a2.6c

Karta 312

 

a2.6d

Karta 31

 

a2.6e Karta 198

a2.7

APO Rigierung Allenstein - Amt Ortelsburg.Praestationstallen Nr. 11 aus Jahren 1739 - 1774

 

a2.7a

Karta 33

 

a2.7b

Karta 173

 

a2.7c

Karta 402

 

a2.7d

Karta 59

 

a2.7e Karta 207

a3 Unknown Russian Archiv, "Metryka Litewska, 220A - p.20 - f.147" (probably found in the St. Petersburg National Archive)

a4

National Archiv For Ancient Documents, Warsaw, Poland

 

a4.1

Original Document nr. 6411. Dressel Indigenat

 

a4.2

Radziwill Archiv

 

a4.2a

section XXV, nr. 1708, year 1771

 

a4.2b

section V, file 73, year 1779

 

a4.2c Jerzy Dressel, 1776

a5

Staatsarchive, Weimar, Germany

 

a5.1

Kopialbuch, B I BL 62', 154

 

a5.2

von der Droessel papers, 1376

 

a5.3

von der Droessel papers, July 8, 1376

 

a5.4

von der Droessel papers, Sept. 17, 1377

 

a5.5

von der Droessel papers, (1381)

 

a5.6

von der Droessel papers, March 16, 1376

 

a5.7

von der Droessel papers, (1379)

 

a5.8

von der Droessel papers, June 13, 1380

 

a5.9

von der Droessel papers, May 21, 1382

 

a5.10

von der Droessel papers, Sept. 24, 1398

 

a5.11

Cop. B 6

 

a5.12

Cop. B 7 S. 125

 

a5.13

Cop. B 7

 

a5.14

Cop. B 7 S. 46-47

 

a5.15

Cop. B 8 S. 209-211

 

a5.16

Original Document Nr. 2639

 

a5.17

Original Document Nr. 2562

 

a5.18

Registrande Y fol. 32ff, Leibgedinge, 1545

 

a5.19 Reg.A fol.l58b Cap.II No 1380-1381
a5.20

Reg. Y fol. 8b Cap.11 nr 45

 

a5.21

Act of July 6, 1494, Cop. B 7

 

a5.22

Act of January 7, 1492 (sonnabends nach Trium regum), Torgau, Cop.7

 

a5.23

Act oft. 22, 1374

 

a5.24

Niederlausitzer Mitteilungen, Band 6,Guben 1901

 

a5.25 March 16, 1376 , Duke Wenzel of Saxony gave Margarethe, wife of Johannis de Drosule, 10% of the income from the villages of Lochou (Colochau) and Grosin Rosin, which Cuncze and Johannis de Drosule own, as a life annuity. Acta Colochau 1376

a6

Staatsarchiv, Berlin, Germany

 

a6.1 "Preussische Huldigungsliste des 1798 Prussen huldigenden Adels in Sudpreussen,"

a7

Salzburg Landesarchiv, Salzburg, Austria

 

a7.1

Reports dated:

 

a7.1a

Mar. 17, 1988

 

a7.1b

May 16, 1988

 

a7.2

Taufregister Wagrain, Salzburg

 

a7.2a

1627

 

a7.2b 1699, Feb. 13, Taufbuch IV, S. 154

a8

Jagellion University Library Archiv

 

a8.1 p 6652 II: Korespondencja Adama Chmary

a9 Markovka Archive, Harderkamp 14, Husberg, Bonebuttel, 2351, Germany

a10

Minsk National Archiv Rabovskay street 26, Minsk, Belarus in the records of the meeting of the Nobility Deputy Commission

 

a10.1

Fund 319, list 1 file 31 pages 9-10 06

 

a10.2

Fund 319, List 2, File 992

 

a10.2a

pages 1-6

 

a10.2b

pages 6-7

 

a10.2c

page 10

 

a10.2d page 13

a11

Polish National Archive of Ancient Documents, Warsaw, Poland

 

a11.1

"Report on the Dressel Family," written by the Polish National Archive of Ancient Documents, dated Jan. 20, 1955, obtained through the Embassy of the Polish People's Republic, Washington, DC

 

a11.2 AGAD-AR V, 73,3277 - Dressel, G,1779

a12 E.B. Konsistorialarchive, Salzburg, Austria, letter dated Sept 19, 1989

a13

Staatsarchive Magdeburg, Germany

 

a13.1

Rep.A35 C XXI, Acta uber Colochau de anno 1548-1679, Blatt 1-178

 

a13.2

Act of May 29, 1651, Dresden

 

a13.3

Act of Dec. 10, 1636, Colochau

 

a13.4

Act of 1592, Lehnbrief Herzog Friedrich Wilhelms zu Sachsen fur Dam v. der Droessel Sohn des verstorbenen Nickel.

 

a13.5

Act of July 8, 1548, Meissen

 

a13.6

Acta Colochau, Amt Schlieben, beiden Anteile, Rep. A 35 C.XX.Vr 1

 

a13.7

Rep. A 35 F I 5, seite 7, Falkenberg Ami Liebenwerda

 

a13.9

Rep. A 35 C XXI Acts Ueber Colochau de ao 1548-1679 Blatt 1-178

 

a13.8a

pg.106

 

a13.8b

pg.109

 

a13.8c

pg.110

 

a13.8d

pg.112

 

a13.8e

pg.113

 

a13.8f

pg.115

 

a13.8g

pg.117

 

a13.8h

pg.118

 

a13.8i

pg.100

 

a13.8j pg.103

a14

Staatsarchive Potsdam, Germany

 

a14.1

Pr. Br. Rep.78 Kop.39/40, Bl.178, 1565

 

a14.2 Lehmann, Rudolph, "Die Urkunden des Luckauer Stadtarchives in Regesten," Berlin, 1958, Act Nr. 88, of September 18, 1408

a15 Archiv Instytut Histori PAN, Warsaw, Poland
a15.1

Kuczynski, Stefan K., Dr., Prof.
"Uwagi o Herbie Rodziny Dressel,"
"The Coat of Arms of the Dressel Family,"
translated by Dr. Bogumila Barton.

 

a16 Archiv Wappen-Herold, Deutsche Heraldisscche Gesellschaft E. V.
a16.1

Neubecker, Ottfried, Dr. (former president)
"Report on the Dressel Coat of Arms,"
commissioned by Joseph Dressel in 1989.

 


 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

m1

Vierlteljahrsschrift fur Heraldik, Berlin

 

m1.1 "Vasallen Geschlechter der Markgrafen zu Meissen laut Urkendun des Haupt - und Staatsarchiv zu Dresden", Band

m2

Niederlausitzer Mitteilungen, Guben

 

m2.1 Schuize, Theodor, "Die Familie von Buxdorf auf Schlabendorf", Band 6, Seite 117, 1901

m3

"Die Schwarze Elster"

 

m3.1

"Die adeligen Herren im Amte Liebenwerda anno 1474" F Stoy, May 21, 1927, Nr. 334/35, S.349

 

m3.2

"Aus der Geschichte der heimatlichen Rittergueter" F. Stoy, No Date, Nr. 470/71, S.895

 

m3.3 "Was die Adeligen im Amte Liebenwerda 1495 zu Klagen hatten" Oct. 31, 1929, Nr. 383/84

m4

Viator, University of California University Press, Berkeley, Calif.

 

m4.1 Freed, John, B. "The Origins of the European Nobility: The Problem of the Ministerials," Vol. 7, 1976, pp 213-241

m5

American Historical Review

 

m5.1 Bouchard, Constance, B. "The Origins of the French Nobility: A Reassessment," No. 3, June 1981, pp. 501-532

m6 Niederlausitzer Mitteilungen, Band 6, Guben, 1901

m7 Hausen von, Clemens, Freiherr, "Vasallen-Geschlecter der Markgrafen zu Meissen, Landgrafen zu Thuringen und Herzoge zu Sachsen bis zu Beginn des 17 Jahrhunderts," In: Vierteljahresschrift fur Wappen, Siegel und Familienkunde, Jahrgang 17, Berlin, 1889
m8 Pszczolkowski, Adam. List of Noble Families from the Przasnyz District. Polish Genealogical Society Bulletin of California. VOl. 10, No. 1, Jan. 1998

 

PUBLISHED:

p1

Riedel, Adolph Friedrich, "Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis,"

 

p1.1

Haupttheil A, Band 11, Seite 25/26 Act Nr. 35, of Sept. 30. 1319, Berlin

 

p1.2

Haupttheil B, Band 1,Seite 448-9

 

p1.3

Haupttheil A, Band 9,Seite 15

 

p1.4

Haupttheil A, Band 7,Seite 411

 

p1.5

Haupttheil B, Band 1,Seite 449

 

p1.6

Haupttheil A, Band 9,Seite 357

 

p1.7

Haupttheil A, Band 8,Seite 220

 

p1.8

Haupttheil B, Band 6, Seite 55/56 Act Nr. 2268, of May 22, 1323, Spandau

 

p1.9

Haupteil B, Band 2, Seite 244-246 Act of April 6, 1349, Spandau

 

p1.10

Haupttheil A, Band 8,Seite 320

 

p1.11 Haupttheil B, Band 4, Seite 443-4

p2

von Muelverstedt, Georg Adalbert

 

p2.1

"Codex Diplomaticus Alvenslebianus 1879 Nr.460, seite 252

 

p2.2

"Diplomatarium Ileburgense"

 

2.2a

Band I, Magdeburg, Nr. 422 Seite 284/5

 

2.2b Erster Theil, Seite 248/9

p3 Pallas Karl, "Geschichte der Stadt Herzberg," Herzberg/Elster, 1901, chapter on, "Das Erwerbsleben der Stadt" (was 34)

p4 Wojcik, Adam, "Gladysze," Gorlice, 1948, Nakladem Komitetu Regionalnego w Gorlicach

p5 von Heinemann, Otto, "Codex diplomaticus Anhaltinus", Band 3, Dessau, 1877 Seite 609-611

p6

Lippert-Beschorner, "Lehnbuch Friedrich des Strengen"

 

p6.1

Seite 335, (O.Urk. 4851)

 

p6.2 Seite 116

p7

"Gothaisches; "Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Uradeligan Hauser", Justus Perthes, Gotha, 1917, ex 5.

 

p7.1

Bennhausen, page 153, table 10, 22

 

p7.2

Droessel, page 173, table 7, 16; page 174, table 7, 17

 

p7.3

Bennhausen, page 154, table 10, 23

 

n7.4 The parents of Rubertus had to be dead before 1179 because the 1179 document is a bequest to the monastery for the monks to say Masses for the souls of rubertus's parents (was 2.4.1)

p8

Posse, "Siegel des Adels der Wettiner Lande", Dresden, 1903 - 17

 

p8.1 Band III, Tafel 7, No 16

p9

Lehmann, Rudolf

 

p9.1

"Urkundenbuch des Klosters Dobrilugk und seiner Besitzungen, Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der Niederllautz", Leipzig/Dresden, 1941

 

p9.2

"Die Urkundendes Luckauer Stadtarchivs in Regesten", Berlin, 1958

 

p9.2a

pgs.57-58

 

p9.2b Act nr. 88 of Sep. 18, 1950

p9.3

Band V, pg.155

 

p9.3a

pg.161-162

 

p9.3b

pg.166

 

p9.3c

pg.153

 

p9.3d

pg.446

 

p9.3e

pg.463

 

p9.3f

pg.139

 

p9.3g pg.144

p10

Davies, Norman, Dr.

 

p10.1

"God's playground," Vol. I, Chp. 7, Columbia University Press, New York, 1983

 

p10.2 "Heart of Europe, A Short History of Poland," Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 1986, Chap. 5, "The Noble Ethos"

p11

Sudendorf, H., (Hrsg.), "Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der Herzoege von Braunschweig und Lueneburg und ihrer Llande", Hanover, 1859ff

 

p11.1

Band IV, pg.59-60

 

p11.2

Band V, pg.123-125

 

p11.3

Band V, pg.125-126

 

p11.4 Band I, Hanover

p12 Zedler, Johann Heinrich, "Grosses Lexicon", Halle und Leipzig, 1734, Band VII, Seite 1465; Zedler's source was "Diplomatar N276 apud de Lludewigg Reliqq. M. SS tor Tom. I p. 393".

p13

Schirrmacher, Friedrich Wilhelm, "Urkunden - Buch der Stadt Liegnitz Und Ihres Weichbildes Bis Zum Jahre 1455", Krumbhaar, Liegnits, 1866

 

p13.1

pg.167

 

p13.2

pg.194

 

p13.3

pg.195

 

p13.4

pg.196

 

p13.5 pg.175

p14 Wojcik, Adam, "Gladysze," Gorlice, 1948, Nakladem Komitetu Regionalnego w Gorlicach

p15

"Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae regiae", I. Haupttheil, Abt. B, 4. Band (1419-1427), Leipzig, 1941

 

p15.1 Page referred to in text

p16 Joachim E., Hubatsch, W., "Regesta historico-diplomatica Ordinis S. Mariae Theutonicorum, I, 2, Goettingen, 1950

p17

Roth, Fritz, "Auswertungen von Leichenpredigten," Boppard, 1974

 

p17.1

8, 126 -- R 7185

 

p17.2 8, 128 -- anhang zu R 7185; R 7186

p18 Ziller, Leopold, "Salzburyer Familiennamen," Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaf fur Salzburger Landeskunde, Druckhaus Nonntal, Salzburg, 1986

p19 Gollub, Herman, "Stammbuch der ostpreussischen Salzburger," Ostpr. Salzburgerverein, Gumbinnen 1934

p20

Salzburger Verein e. V., "Salzburger Erbgueter," 1972

 

p20.1

"Salzburger Erbgueter", 1972

 

p20.2 "Alphabetisches Verzeichnis saemtlicher Saltzburger Emigranten, die in Preussen angekommen, und auf der Reyse gestorben"

p21 Dunczewski, St., Jan, "Herbarz Wielu Domow Korony Polskiej & W. Ks. wskiego," Zamosc, 1757

p22 Zernicki-Szeliga, Emilian, "Der Polnische Adel," Hamburg, 1900, t. I.s.220

p23 Wdowiszewski Zygmunt, the article "Regesty Przywilejow Indygenatu W Polsce (1519 - 1793)", published in "Materialy Do Biografii, Genealogii I Heraldyki Polskiej", Vol. V, Buenos Aires, Paris, 1971

p24

"Genealogisches Handbuch Des Adels," C.A. Starke, Glucksburg (was 22)

 

p24.1

Grafliche Hauser B Band I, 1953. Comment: In this article, the Wimpffens are said to have been ennobled in 1555; however, this is contrary to the opinions of many historians. The most recent publication on the origin of the Wimpffen family, which supports the ancient Swabian origin of the family is: Sporhan Krempel,Lore, "Zur Geschichte der Familie Hermann von Wimpffen," blatter fur Frankische Familienkunde, 12 Band, Heft 2, Oktober, 1984

 

p24.2 Grafliche Hauser B Band II, 1960

p25

Korytkowski, Jan

 

p25.1

"Arcybiskupi genieznienscy," Posen, 1881

 

p25.2 "Pralaci i kannonicy katedry metropolitanej gnieznienskiej," Gnessen, 1883

p26 "Preussische Militar-Rangliste"

p27 Borkowski, Jcsrzy, Sewer, "Spis nazwisk szlachty Polskiej," Lemberg, 1887.s.79

p28

Zychlinski, Teodor, "Ziota Ksiega szlachty Polskiej," Posen, 1879-1908

 

p28.1

Vol. 12

 

p28.2 Vol. 2

p29 Wieladek, Vincenty, "Heraldyka szlachty Polskiej," Warsaw, 1794-96

p30 "Spis szlachty Krolestwa Polskiego," Warsaw, 1841

p31 Lenglich, Gottfried, "Geschichte der Preuss. Lande Polnischen Antheils," Danzig, 1722-55

p32 Wieladek, Wincenty Wojciech, "Heraldyka Szlachty Polskiej," Warsaw 1794

p33 Tarnowski, Boleslaw, "Spis osob ktore uczesniczyly wdzialaniach wojennych Kosciuszki 1794 r.," Posen, 1894

p34 Winckler, Benno v., "Ruckblick auf die Vergangenheit Westpreussens," Danzig, 1873

p35 Cramer Reinhold, "Geschichte der Lande Lauenburg und Butow," Koenigsberg, 1858 p36. Paprocki, Bartlomiej, "Herby Rycerstwa Polskiego," Krakow, 1584

p36

Sinapius, Johannes

 

p36.1 "Schlesischer Kuriositaten Vorstellung," Leipsig, 1720
p36.2 "des Schlesischen Adels, Schlesischen Curiositaten", Michael Rohrlach, Leipzig und Breslau, 1728

p37 Wittyg, Wiktor. "Nieznana Szlachta Polska i Jej Herby", Krakow, 1908

p38 Konstytucya, 1697

p39 Auteurs Associes, "The Polish Armorial Polonais," Chateau-Thierry, 1988

p40 Heroldsamte, "Herbacz rodzin szlacheckich Krolestwa Polskiego," Band I, Warsaw, 1853

p41 Hanks, Patrick, Hodges, Flavia, "Dictionary of Surnames," Oxford University Press, New York, 1988

p42

Siebmacher, J, "Wappenbuch", Nuremberg, 1854-1920

 

p42.1

III.2 160

 

p42.2

VI.6. 24

 

p42.3

VI.5.13

 

p42.4

V.11.65,tafel 88, Bauer und Raspe

 

p42.5 Band 20, pg. 29, tafel 22

p43

Niesiecki, Kaspar, "Korona Polska," Lemberg, 1728-43

 

p43.1

Niesiecki, Kaspar, "Herbarz Polski", Lipsk, 1839-1846, t.X,S.104

 

p43.2 see 43.1 t.IV,s.437-439

p44 Adels Matrikel, "Spis szlachty Krolestwa Polskiego," Warsaw, 1841

p45

Borkowski, Jerzy Sewer

 

p45.1

"Rocznik szlachty Polskiej" Lemberg, 1881

 

p45.2 "Almanach Blekitny". Lwow, 1909

p46 Ketrzynski, Wojciech, "O Ludnnosci polskiej w Prusiech niegdys krzyzackich," Lemberg, 1882

p47 Pilchowsky, Johann Franz, Pfarrer, "Die Fachwerkkirche in Kl. Jerutten 200 Jahre Alt Festschrift zur Jubelfeier am 16 September, 1934" privately published, (1934) can be found in the Makowka Archive, Husberg, Germany. The church records quoted in the book can be confirmed in the microfilm church records of Klein Jerutten found in The Family Geneology Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

p48 Stupnicki, Hipolit, "Herbarz Polski" Lwow, 1855, t.I, s.137

p49 Milewski, Ignacz, "Herbarz Milewskiego," Kirchmayer, Krakow, 1870

p50 Boniecki, Adam
p50.1 "Poczet Rodow w Wielkim Ksiestwie Litewskim w 15. i 16 wieku," Warschau 1887
p50.2 "Herbarz Polski". Warszawa, 1901-1913

p51 Krosnowski-Tabasz, Adolf, "Almanach historique ou Souvenir de 1'Emigration Polonaise," Paris 1846

p52 Twardowski, Boleslaw, "Wojski Polskie Kosciuszki w roku 1794," Possen, 1894

p53 Kneschke, E.H. "Deutsches Adelslexicon," Leiipzig, 1859

p54 "Encyclopaedia Britannica" 1972
p54.1 "Franks" Vol. 9, pp. 808-809
p54.2 "Knighthood" Vol. 13, pp. 404-406
p54.3 "Chatti" Vol. 5, p354

p55 Holmes, George, editor "Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe" Oxford University Press, 1988

p56 Kottenkamp, F. Dr. translated by Rev. a. Loewy, "History of Chivalry And Armor" English translation, Portlaind House, New York, 1988

p57 Rowling, Marjorie, "Everyday Life In Medieval Times" Dorsel Press, New York, 1968

p58 Durant Will, "The Age of Faith" Simon And Schusster, New York, 1950

p59 Odegaard, Charles Edwin "Vassi and Fideles in the Carolingian Empire" Octagon Books, New York, 1972

p60 Davis, R.H.C. "The Medieval Warhorse" Thames And Hudson, New York. 1989

p61 Gautier, Leon "Chivalry" Crescent Books, New York, 1989

p62 Gies, Frances "The Knight In History" Harper & Row, New York, 1984

p63 Reuter, Timothy, editor and translator, "The Medieval Nobility" North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1978
p63.1 Genicot, Leopold "Recent Research on the Medieval Nobility" pp 17-35
p63.2 Bosi, Karl, "Noble Unfreedom," pp291-311
p63.3 Irsigler, Franz, "On the Aristocratic character of early Prankish Society," pp. 122-24

p64 Hopkins, Andrea, "Knights" Artabras/Abbeville, New York, 1990

p65 Mitterauer, M. "Karolingische Markgrafen im Sudosten," Wien, 1963

p66 Stoermer, W. "Adelsgruppen in fruh und hochmittelalterlichem Bayern," Munchen, 1972

p67 Patze, Hans "Die Entstehung Der Landesherrschaft in Thuringen" I. Teil, Boehlau Verlag Koelln Graz, 1962

p68 Davis, R.H.C. "The Medieval Warhorse" Thames and Hudson, London, 1989

p69 Barber, Richard, "The Knight and Chivalry" Harper & Row, New York, 1974

p70 Blaschke, Karlheinz, "Geschichte Sachsens im Mittelalter", Union Verlag Berlin, 1991
p70.1 "nobility that migrated to the city often held the positions of mayor and advisors," pages 266-67
p70.2 Migrations from Thurigia to Saxony, page 77

p71 Dobenecker, Otto, "Diplomatica Necnon Epistolaria Historiae Thuringiae" Zweiter Band (1152- 1227), Gustav Fischer, Jena, 1900
p71.1 [circa 1162-1187], Nr. 783
p71.2 1179, Nr. 558

p72 Hafner, Fhilipp Hafner, "Die Reichsabbtei Hersfeld bis zur Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts", Hersfeld, im Jubeljahr 1936
p72.1 page 141

p73 Bingemann, Daniel, "800 Jahre Beenhausen 1179-1979", Braach, Rotenburg a.d. Fulda, 1979
p73.1 page 10 contains a German translation of the original latin text

p74 Polaczek, L, "Spis rodzin szlachty polskiej", Krakow, 1893-94, S.145

p75 Ostrowski, J. "Ksiega herbowa roow polskich", Warszawa 1897-1905, t. Ill, S.65

p76 Boniecki, "Herbarz Polski" Warszawa, 1902, t.V,s.l4.
p76.1 " " " 1905, t.VIII,s.191- 201

p77 Uruski, Seweryn, "Rodzina, herbarz szlachty polskiej", Warszawa, 1909, t.Ill,s.247

p78 "Codex dip. Saxoniae reg"
p78.1 Band 11/2, Seite 39

p79 Arnold, Benjamin, Prof., "German Knighthood 1050-1300" Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1985

p80 Schirrmacher, Fried. Wilh., Dr., "Urkunden-Buch der Stadt Liegnitz Bis Zum Jahre 1455," Krumbhaar, Liegnitz, 1866

p81 Bartoszewicz, Julian, "Kniaz i Xiaze," Krakow, 1878

p82 Schieckel, Harald, "Herrschaftsbereich Und Ministerialitat Der Markgrafen Von Meissen m 12 Und 13 Jahrhundert," aus Mitteldeutsche Forschungen, Boehlau Verlag Koln, Graz 1956

p83 Stutterheimvon, Eckart, "Die herren und Freiherren von Stutterheim/Alt-Stutterheim," Neustadt a.d. Aisch 1965 (Eckart von Stutterheim has been the consultant and coordinator for the Saxon Dressel research since Sept, 1987)

p84 Isenburg von, Wilhelm, Prince, Dr., "Stammtafeln Zur Geschichte Der Europeischen Staaten," Band I, tafeln 39, 44, J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, 1956

p85 Polska Encyklopedja Szlachecka, Warsaw, 1936

p86 Kuether, Waldemar, "Uhrkundenbuch des Klosters Frauensee 1202 - 1540", Koeln/Graz 1961

p87 Wenck, Helfrich Bernhard, "Hessische Landesgechichte und Urkundenbuecher, III. Band, Darmstadt, 1783, Nr. 80, Band 79

p88 Rietstap, I.B "Armorial General", Berlin, 1934

p89 Hausen von, Clemens, Freiherr, "Vasallen-Geschlecter der Markgrafen zu Meissen, Landgrafen zu Thuringen und Herzoge zu Sachsen bis zu Beginn des 17 Jahrhunderts," In: Vierteljahresschrift fur Wappen, Siegel und Familienkunde, Jahrgang 17, Berlin, 1889

p90 Joachim, E. and Hubatsch, W., "Regesta historico-diplomatica Ordinis S. Mariae Theutonicorum," I, 2, Gottingen, 1950

p91 Gasiorowski, Anton, editor, "The Polish Nobility in the Middle Ages, Anthologies," Zaklad Narodowy im Ossolinskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademi Nauk, Wroclaw, 1984

p92 Hanks, Patruck, Hodges, Flavia, "Dictionary of Surnames," Oxford University Press, New York, 1988

p93 Bolek Francis, Rev. "Who's Who in Polish America, " Harbinger House, New York, 1943

p94 Bobrowski, Tadeusz. "Pamietniki". 2 vol. Lwow, 1900

p95 Paprocki, Bartosz. "Herby Rycerstawa Polskiego". Wydanie Turowskiego, Krakow, 1858


 

UNPUBLISHED:

 

Prof. Grygier was commissioned by Joseph Dressel in April of 1986 to research and write the history of the Dressel family in East Prussia. According to Dr. Grygier much of the material was not read since it was written, and much of it did not have any indexes. Since Dr. Grygier has written his manuscript, the archives in Poland underwent many changes, physically as well as in their identifications systems. The manuscript was completed in late 1989. In addition to the manuscript, during this same period, Dr. Grygier wrote 36 reports regarding his work, progress and findings. His original Polish manuscript, its edited version, the English translation of the edited version, his original 36 Polish reports, and 17 English translations of these reports are to be found in the Dressel Archive, 5641 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL. Copies of all these manuscripts have been sent to; the Polish Library, (PRCU), Chicago, Il.; Family Library, Salt Lake City, where the manuscripts have been microfilmed; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and Olystyn National Archive, Olystyn, Poland.

Specific references to the manuscript are identified by "uG1." Followed by the page number on which the reference is found, e.g. (uG1.p34).

The following introduction is by Prof. Grygier.

"All the information about the Dressels come from the state and church archives in Olsztyn, Szczytno, Nidzica, Mlawa, Torun, Poznan, Katowice, Opole, Plock, Wloclawek, Bialystok, Lomza and Elk.

The fundamental archival collections in this work were in the State Archives in Olsztyn and Poznan.

Most of the sources originally come from the former State Archives in Königsberg (Staatsarchiv Königsberg), subdivided now into two collections, namely the State Archives in Olsztyn and Berlin (Preussische Geheime Staatsarchiv Stiftung Preuschischer Kulturbesitz Berlin - Dahlem). The archival materials of the former Prussian State Archives in Wroclaw (Staatsarchiv Breslau) are kept now in the State Archives in Wroclaw and Opole.

Almost no birth, marriage and death certificates from the former province of East Prussia (particularly till l874) have been preserved in Poland. Therefore, the genealogical studies have been carried out not on the grounds of strictly genealogical data (time and place of birth, marriage, and death) but on the grounds of the professional and economic activity of particular members of the Dressel family. Important here were the documents of the state administration concerning their control over the economic activity of particular persons, local communities, and organizations. Pertinent material is also to be found in police files recording the migration of the inhabitants of Ducal Prussia and East Prussia."

 

uG.

Grygier, Tadeusz, Prof., Dr., former Director of the Olystyn National Archive, Olystyn, Poland, formerly the National Allenstein Archive, Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany

 

uG1.

"Rodzina Dressselow w Prusach Wschodnich" (The Dressel Family in East Prussia), 190 pages with 113 pages of notes, 1989, Olystyn, Poland, in Polish.
see ex. 44.1 for the complete manuscript in Polish

 

uG1.1

Dr. Grygier's edited manuscript by Prof. Walacek, University of Krakow, in Polish.
See ex. 44.2 for the complete manuscript in Polish.

 

"The most significant archival collections used in the study on the Dressels are as follows:"

 

uG1.1.1

Dr. Grygier's sources for his manuscript, in Polish
See. ex. 44.4 for the complete manuscript, in Polish.

 

uG1.1.2

Dr. Grygier's edited sources for his manuscript, by Dr. Walaszek, in English.
See ex. 44.8 for the complete manuscript

 

uG2.

English translation of Grygier's edited manuscript by Prof. Walaczek, University of Krakow.
See ex. 44.3 for the complete manuscript, in English.

 

uG3.

35 Reports written by Grygier from 1986 to 1989 on the Dressel family in East Prussia, in Polish.
See ex. 44.6 for the complete manuscript in Polish.

(When sources are used which are found in the reports they are further identified by the date of that specific report in which they are found.)

 

uP.

Pichottka, Helmut,

 

uP.1

"Gumpold and Stranger Families,"

Unpublished manuscript, copies of which can be found in the E.B. Konnsistorial archiv, Salzburg, Austria, and the Dressel archiv.

 

uP.2

Stranger Tafel VIII,2

 

u7.

"Dressel Bibliography and Notes" report prepared by the Polish Academy of Sciences which was sent through the Embassy of the Polish People's Republic, Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 1955 to Joseph Dressel

 

u8.

Konarski, Szymon, "Droessel-Dressel Family in Poland" a report dated, Feb. 1, 1953, Paris, France and found in the Dressel archive.

 

u9.

Pilnacek, Jozef

 

u9.1

"Familienchronik des Geschlechtes von der Dressel", privately published, Vienna, Austria, 1952

 

u9.1a

pg.699

 

u9.2

"Chronik der Familia von der Dressel", privately published in Vienna, Austria, 1952

 

u10

Houwald von, Goetz, Frhr.

 

u10.1

"Versuch eines Beitrags Zur Geschichte des Geschlechts von der Droessel," unpublished manuscript.

 

u10.2

"Uber ihr Lebensschicksal berichteten sie selbst im Jahre 1651: Georg Ernst sei im 12 und Wilhelm Heinrich im 10 Jahr "ins Kriegswesen und in fremde Lande hin-und wieder kommen." Als sie 1651 nach Hause zuruchgekehrt waren, fanden sie,"das sie von ihrem Eltern sich nicht das geringste, nicht des groschen werth zu getrosten hatten, so dass sie sich muhselig hin und wieder bei ihren Freuden und andern guten Leuthen" aufhalten mussten. Sie ware damals wohl erst Mitte Zwanzig."

 

u10.3

pg.5

 

u11

Kaczan, Edmund; Professor, Polish Historian.

 

u11.1

"Saga, Rodu Drosselow" Przybylych Do Dobr Sztabinskich Karla Hrabiego Brzostowskiego W Poczatku Lat Dwudziestych XIX Wieku," Augustow, Poland, March 28, 1990, manuscript.

 

u11.2

"Rod Drosselow Przybyly Z Prus Wschodnich Do Krolestwa Polskiego W. Roku 1841/1825 I Osiadly W Dobrach Sztabinskich Karola Hrabiego Brzostowskiego," Nov. 18, 1987, Augustow, Poland, manuscript.

 


 

NOTES:

 

(Copies of any of the sources can be obtained from the Dressel Archive, 5641 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, Il., 60660, USA)

 

NOTES:

 

n1 The name form used in this article is DRESSEL when referring to the family per se. When the article refers to a specific individual, the name form found for that individual in his contemporay documents is used. The "oe" form, in place of the umlaut e.g Droessel, was freqently used both in Saxony and in East Prussia.

The family, during its Saxon period did not always use its predicates "de," "von," or "von der," and seldom used any predicates in East Prussia, Poland, Lithuania or in the USA.

When multiple first names are given, if the first name is not the one that the individual usually used, then the name that primarily appears in the documents or is known to have been used by the individual is emphasized in bold.

n2 Oral family tradition

n3 Dr. Grygier states that Rosina's parents were Martin Graffenberg von Untergraffenberg and his wife Margarette Kalchhofer von ? but when the date of his marriage and the birth dates of his children are compared with the Catholic Church records at the Catholic Archive, Salzburg, Austria, it is apparent that Rosina could not be his daughter. But she must be a close relative because several documents from the Olystyn Archive identify her with the Untergraffenberg estate and with Martin and his children from both of his recorded marriages. From the analyzation of the documents from E. B. Konsistorialarchive, Salzburg, Rosina could only be the daughter of George Graffenberg von Unterhoellenberg and his wife Edler.

n4 Church Records (was 23)
n4.1

Catholic Parish Records, Chorzele, Poland. Also found in the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

n4.1a

In 18th century baptismal records, there are two instances where female members of the Lignal family are described as noble. And in 19th century marriage records, there are three instances where the groom is described as being noble.

 

n4.2 Protestant Parish Records, Chorzele, Poland. Also found in the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

n5 Given by H.H. the Duchess Clara von Saxon-Meiningen to Joseph Dressel for "sein stets bewiesene treue und Anhanglichkeit" on May 31, 1976, Charterhouse, Arlington, Vermont, USA (was 21)

n6 Milewska, Anna, "Correspondence, 1951-1953" to Joseph Dressel, (Anna Milewska, a resident of Chorzele, Poland was a distant cousin of Joseph Dressel, she assisted him in gathering Dressel family information from local archivees and by interviewing older residents from the Willenberg-Chorzele area).

n7 "A private and personal Order instituted by the H.H. Princess Regina von Saxon-Meiningen in 1945. For further information on this order, contact the princess who is now H.I.R.H. Regina von Habsburg." (was 20)

n8 Grygier, Tadeucz

n8.1 "Rodzina Dresselow w Prusach Wschondnich" (The Dressel Family in East Prussia), 310 pages, 1989, Olystyn, Poland (complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.2 Grygier's edited manuscript by Prof. Walaczek, University of Krakow, Poland (complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.3 English translation of Grygier's edited manuscript by Prof. Adam Walaczek, University of Krakow (complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.4 36 Reports written by Grygier from 1986 to 1989 on the Droessel family in East Prussia (Complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.4a 17 English translations of the above Grygier Reports (complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.5 Grygier's last report (complete text can be found in the appendix.)

n8.6 "Report on Joseph Dressel's Ancestry," Aug. 29, 1989


 

ANCESTORS:

 

1

Bureau of Vital Statistics, Chicago, IL USA

 

2

Bureau of Vital Statistics, Lincoln, IL USA

 

3

Roman Catholic parish office, Kumber, Styria, Austria

 

4 Roman Catholic parish office, Przasnysz, Poland, microfilm copy can be found at the Mormon
Family Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
5

Roman Catholic parish office of the church ofHerminamezoe, Budapest, Hungary

 

6

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Graefliche Haeuser B Band III, 1960

 

7

Roman Catholic parish office, Chorzele, Poland, microfilm copy can be found at the Mormon
Family Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 

8

Archive of Old Documents, Warsaw, Poland, microfilm copy can be found at the Mormon
Family Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 

9

St.. Anthony Roman Catholic parish office, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

 

10

Roman Catholic parish office, Przasnysz, Poland, microfilm copy can be found at the Mormon
Family Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 

11

Rossau, Roman Catholic parish office, Vienna IX, Austria

 

12

Votivkirche parish office, Vienna IX, Austria

 

13

Roman Catholic parish office, Erisi, Hungary

 

14

Roman Catholic parish office, Kaschau, Czechoslovakia

 

15

Roman Catholic parish office, Kaschau, Czechoslovakia

 

16

Roman Catholic parish office, Boldogkovaralja, Hungary

 

17

Roman Catholic parish office, Kaschau, Hungary

 

18

Family tradition, information obtained from interviews with family members or persons familiar
with the individual or family. Interviews were conducted both in America and in Europe of a 50
year period

 

19

Roman Catholic parish office Hietzing-Vienna XIII, Vienna, Austria In the baptismal record of
the Infantry Regiment Nr. 59

 

20

Roman Catholic parish office, Vevey, Switzerland

 

21

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Graeflichen Haeuser B Band 1, 1953

 

22

Perhaps Eichberg castle crypt, Austria

 

23

Zur heiligen Dreifaltigheit Greek Orthodox parish office, Vienna, Austria

 

24

Roman Catholic parish office, Napajedl, Slovakia

 

25

Unavailable

 

26

Unavailable

 

27

Roman Catholic parish office, Budapest, Hungary

 

28

St. George Roman Catholic parish office, Sopron, Hungary

 

29

Roman Catholic parish office, Boldgokovaralja, Hungary

 

30

Evangelical Lutheran parish office, Lachem bei Hamein, Lippe

 

31

Evangelical Luteran A.B. parish office, Leutschau. Slovakia

 

32

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Freiherren A VII 18

 

33

Police Registrations Reports, National Archiv, Olystyn, Poland

 

34

Prazasnysz Parish Records, Roman Catholic Diocean Archiv, Plock, Poland

 

35

Evangelical Luteran J.B. parish office, Prague, Czechoslovakia

 

36

Roman Catholic parish office, Eichberg, Austria

 

37

See Number 21

 

38

Gothaiscches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Freiherrlichen Haeuser, 1878

 

39

See Number 38

 

40

See Number 38

 

41

Kreux Evangelical Lutheran parish office, Dresden, Germany

 

42

St. Stephan Cathedral parish office, Vienna, Austria

 

43

Sturdza, Mihail Dimitri, "Grandes Families De Grece," chez 1'auteur, Paris, France

 

44

Marriage Registry of the Chapel of the British Consulate-General, Istanbul, Turkey (formerly
the British Embassy, Constantinople, Turkey)

 

45

See Number 43

 

46

See Number 43

 

47

Gardonyi, Abert, "A Pechujfalusi Pechy Csalad leveltari Lajstrom," Budapest, Hungary

 

48

See Number 47

 

49

Roman Catholic Parish

 

50

Roman Catholic parish office. Stein Sommersell, Germany

 

51

Evangelisch Luterisches parish office, Bevem, Hoizminden, Germany

 

52

"Genealogisches Handbuch Des Adels," Adelige Haeuser A Band I, 1953

 

53

Braunschweigisches Landeshaupt archiv, Evangelisches Lutheranisch parish ofOttenstein
marriage registry

 

54

Evanglisches A.B. parish office, Locse, Czechoslovakia (formerly Leutschau, Slovakia)

 

55

See Number 54

 

56

See Number 54

 

57

See Number 54 and from the Statny Oblastny Archiv, Lecse, Czechoslovakia (this material was
obtained from the Czechoslovakian embassy in Washington DC, USA)

 

58

This information came from the Nicolas Vasarhelyi Archive 69 Meadow Lane, New
Rothschild, New York, 10805. The archive contains Count Hans Wettstein's manuscript on the
ancestry of the countess Jacqueline Pechy, 1846-1915, for six generations. The information for
this manuscript was obtained from Orsz. Leveltar/National Archives/Szecheny Library, and
Daroczy collection, Budapest, Hungary.

 


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