GENERATION XV: 

 

CHILDREN of ABRAHAM XIV.3

 


 

XV.1

GUNTHER von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

 


doc. 1570 - 1610

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 

XV.1a Wife of Gunther:

HELENE von STUTTERHEIM

 

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.2 MARIA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL
doc. 1571 - 1598

CHRONOLOGY:

1571: believed to be the date of her birth

15??: married Christoff von Leipzig

1598: died

 


 

XV.3

GEORGE von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

 


George is buried under this altar
doc. 1579 - 1641

 

CHRONOLOGY:

1579: George was born in the (Haus) Walsdorf Manor House, ?, where his parents took refuge because of the raging epidemic. As children he and his brothers and sisters had competent tutors. When older he was sent to the City School at Cottbus, where he received his fundamental education.

1593: At the age of 14 years, he was enrolled at the University of Wittenberg.

1595: Was called back home but in

1596: Transferred to the University of Jena, where in addition to his diligent study of History he studied Law, (n1).

1599: Enrolled at the University of Leipzig where he was highly regarded for his knowledge and cleverness by the professors, law students and other noble students, as demonstrated by his "Remembrance Book" which the Pastor showed us last night, which contained so many complimentary attributions and observations by so many prominent personages.  1600, his father died. George then returned home to settle the estate with his brother.

1601: From the settlement he received the Colochau estate. However, he had no interest in managing his property, George wanted to continue his studies and travel. Therefore, he freely gave over the estate to his oldest brother, Guenther von der Droessel.  In 1602, he went to Strassburg, ?, and then to Paris, France where among other things he began his studies in the French language, 1603, found him in England, where in London, he attended the funeral of Queen Elisabeth I and the coronation of King James from Scotland.   He toured the Royal castles, cities and countryside.   He remained a 1/2 year in London, where he quickly learned to speak English. George returned to France, he witnessed the siege of Ostende, and was in Paris, Orleans, Lyon, and Genf (Geneva?) From a harbor in Savoyen he sailed to Italy. During the voyage a great storm was encountered, and in which the ship nearly sank. He traveled through Lombard to Milan, and attended classes at the University of Padua. He visited Venice, Florence, and also was able to attend classes at the University of Siena, then he traveled through Sicily and returned to University of Padua to take more classes, 1606, around the Feast of St. Michaels he came back to Germany having come from Venice. He then traveled through Augsburg, Nurnburg, Leipsig to visit his brother in Colochau. From there he left to travel to Prague, Vienna, and to tour Hungary.       

1609: Around Christmas we find George taking over the administration of the Beerwalde estate, (where) on the bases of a six year lease, and decided to live there.

1610: His brother Guenther von der Droessel of Colochau dies without a male heir and in the distribution of his brother's property with his brother

Hans Friedrich von der Droessel, he again receives the Colochau estate, which he takes, and makes amicable arrangements with his brother and Guenther's widow for the remainder of the property.

Since George was known by the Saxon Elector’s Court to be well traveled, highly educated and experienced, he was called in 1613, by the Prince Elector to be the Court Judge. In his 28 years of service he participated in many important Commissions.   In such situation he came into contact with the area's most important people, with whom, without  exception, he worked with great discretion and was able to successfully negotiate most difficult problems.

After having studied well, traveled widely, and having brought the management of his properties into fine order, George decided to marry at the age of 37, (get translation for the rest)   

1616: His wedding took place at Borsdorf, he married the maiden Amlia von Wolffersdorff from the Bornsdorf house. His marriage lasted 8 years and produced 4 children, 1 son and three daughters.

1624:  His wife died, since his children were young and because he was frequently away from because of his office, George married again in 1627. His second wife was Veronica Krantz von Giessbach, widow of NN von Bornsdorff. The wedding took place at Penticost, in Colochau.   This marriage produced no children. This Lady raised the children of the first marriage with great love.

Praise the Christian married couple ? Veronica regularly attended her church in Colochau, but at Christmas, Easter and Penticost she came to Herzberg. And it is here that every Sunday afternoon she attended Luther's Children Catechism? (Get translation for the end of the paragraph)

1637: As the War approached closer each day, the Droessels fled to Torgau City.  But after the city was captured, they found themselves in deepest need The Pastor received the Lady and her children with great fear, it was above all, the fear for the safety of the daughter, because with young girls the danger was always so great. In this situation of fear and exhaustion, the Lady died on Shrove Tuesday in Torgau.  A few weeks latter the Colochau estate was plundered, the village and Manorhouse were burned to ashes. George, the father, ? after he was in Prettin, went to Wittenberg, where, around Pentecost, his daughter Agnes became ill and died.  After this, he went to Sonnewald, where he remained until 1639, when he returned to Herzberg, and discussed the sad and experiences with the Pastor at that his wife and children had to endure in strange surroundings. (Get translation)

1640: As he attended the Prince Elector's State Parliament (Landtag) he became very ill, but the doctors were able to return his to health and he returned to Herzberg.   His age with his many sorrows and worries brought a relapse. He consulted with the Prince Electors widow's doctor in Lichtenburg and immersed himself in his care.

1641: Oct. 25, the Pastor, when he was spending the night in Herzberg, visited the Prince Elector's widow and there met her doctor who told him that George was like a ruined house for which nothing more could be done. (don"t understand the rest of the paragraph)

1641: Dec. 2, he died; George was 62 years, 7 weeks and 1 day old. A great contributing factor to his death, was certainly the premature death of his only son, Georg Abraham von der Droessel, age 19, on Nov. 24 in the Markgraftum of Lower Lausitz. George arranged that his son's body should be brought to Hezberg and that they should both be buried near the High Altar in the City Church. And this was done, p17.1.

COMMENT: The above information was translated intact from Georg's Eulogy.  The information below was translated from various documents and published materials and augments the data above.

Part II:              

1602: Ao., Nov. 12, Orleans, France.  "George" signs the "autograph" book of the student Heinrich Hartman from Witzenhausen (a small city on the Werra in Hessen) with the following; "Taire en temps et bien penser ne peut personne offensey.  Ex genere ex virtute clarissimo viro dn. Henrico Hartmann hanc perpetuam amicitiae tesseram ponebam, Aureliis. Georg von der Droessel"

The student Hartmann took his "autograph" book on his student travels and asked the people he met to sign it. H. Hartmann's original "autograph book" is to be found in the State Library in Kassel, Germany.    

1612: Mar. 12, Torgau, Saxony, A copy of the Letter of Fief (is made) for "George v.d.Droessel," a5.2.

1622: June 1, Colochau, Saxony "George, Cuntz Ertman und Guenter," brothers and cousins of Colochau and Schlieben, petition the Prince Elector that, although, their ancestors had one communal Letter of Fief from the estates Colochau and Schlieben, now that the estates have been divided, they request seperate Letters of Fief. Attached to the letter is a note stating: the request was granted June 12. 1622, a5.2

1624: Feb. 21, "George" and Hans Heinrich v. Leipzig write to the Prince Elector that  "Hans Friedrich von der Droessel" of Nuen Doeber died in May of last year; that they were appointed guardians of sons; they petition the Elector that their wards, the brothers, "Wolf Abrahamb, Hans Friedrich, Hans George, Guenther, Wolf Dietrich and Joachim Berntt von der Droessel" who are all still little, the oldest being not over 10 years, (to be granted the "gesamte Hand") with him, "George von der Droessel" of Colochau, and with the other cousins, and that the children be granted an Indult until they finish their minority, a5.2.

1636: Dec. 10, Colochau, Saxony, "George" writes to the Prince Elector that his cousin "Tham von der Droessel" formerly of Klein Roessin, died in almost the greatest poverty: that he (George) has taken to himself one of "Tham" sons, "Heinrich Wilhelm", 8 years old, who had "nothing to bite or break"; and that the brother of his late mother nee von Oelsnitz, takes no interest in him; he (George) petitions the Prince Elector to grant to "Heinrich Wilhelm" the "gesamte Hand with his cousins in Colochau and Schlieben, and the "Indult" until he reaches his majority, a5.2. 

1638: Mar. 17, Colochau, Saxony "George" petitions the Prince Elector for the "gesamte Hand" on the estates of his late cousins "Cuntz Erdman and Cunther von der Droessel  of Colochau and Schlieben," see 1638, Mar. 17, IX.8.

1638: Nov. 19, Dresden, Saxony "George" writes to the Prince Electore in behalf of his cousin "Heinrich Wilhelm von der Droessel," see 1638, Nov. 19, XII.12.

1642: Nov. 21, "George von der Droessel" died on Dec. 2, 1641, see 1642, Nov. 21, XI.21

NOTES FOR GEORG von der DRESSEL: (1)  This date is confirmed in a letter from the Library of the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, dated Apr. 4, 1991, that "Georgius a Drossel, Saxo" registered at the University of Jena between Feb. 5 and Aug. 5, 1596 and that his name appears as the 24th on a list of 234 registered students.

 

XV.3a Wife of George:
 

AMALIE von WOLFFERSDORFF

 

Daughter of Gottfried von Wolffersdorff of Bornsdorf and Anna von Schlieben.

CHRONOLOGY:

1624: Amalie died

 

XV.3b Wife of George:
 

VERONICA KRANTZ von GIESSBACH

 

widow of NN von Bornsdorff.

CHRONOLOGY:

1637: Veronica died, Marty Gra, Torgau, Saxony

 


 

XV.4 ANNA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

*(1572) married Hans Heinrich von Leipzig

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.5 JUSTINA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. 1587

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.6 HANS FRIEDRICH von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. 1611, 1623, 1624 died: May, 1623, lord of Neudoebern and Rettensdorf, Saxony.  married Elisabeth von Stutterheim

 

 

CHRONOLOGY:

Mar.2 Ursula von Seyffertitz

1611: Aug. 24, Neuen Doeber (Neudoebern), Saxony, "Hans Friedrich v.der Droessel" of Nuen Doeber request a new date to? (get translation),a5.2.

1611: Nov. 8, Neuen Doeber (Neudoebnen) Saxony "Hans Friedrich" writes to the Fief office (Lehnsraete) in Dresden that he wished to fulfill his feudal duties regarding Colochau on the appointed time but was prevented from doing so because of raging  plague and business demands.  He requests forgiveness and a new appointment, a5.2.

1624: Feb. 21, letter states that "Hans Friedrick" died in May, 1623, see 1624, Feb. 21.

 


 

XV.7 ELISABETH von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. 1595, May 25

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

PROBABLY SON of ABRAHAM VII.3

 


 

XV.8 ABRAHAM? von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. b after 1574

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

CHILDREN of CASPAR XIV.9

 


 

XV.9 CONRAD ERDMANN (CUNTZE ERDMAN)
von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

died: autumn, 1637, Hertzberg, Saxony, married 1: Catherina von der dressel, married 2: Anna Sabina von Buxdorff.

 

CHRONOLOGY:

1602: June 29, Dresden, Saxony

"Cuncz Erdmann v.der Droessel" (get translation), a5.2.

1612: Mar. 16, "Cunrad Erdtman" receives Letter of Fief and admitted to "gesamte Hand", see XII.2, 1668, July 9.

1622: June 1, see X.3, 1622, June 1,

1638: Mar. 17, Colochau, Saxony

"George von der Droessel, X.3" writes the Prince Elector; that in the fall of last year, his cousins "Cuntz Erdman and Gunther von der Droessel of Colochau and Schlieben, died, shortly after each other in Herzberg; that, although they both left heirs to their small fief estates, he petitions the Prince Elector to grant him the "gesamte Hand" (in their estates,) a5.2

 

XV.9a Wife of Conrad:
 

CATHARINA von der DRESSEL

 

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 

XV.9b Wife of Conrad:
 

ANNA SABINA von BUXDORFF

 

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.10 DOROTHEA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. married: Joachim von Schlen auf Grafendorf

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.11 ANNA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. b 1583

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.12 CASPAR von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. died: 1606

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.13 ADRIAN von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. born: 1585

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.14 SARA von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

doc. 1595

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.15 GUNTHER (GUENTHER)
von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL
born: Aug. 8, 1588 , Schlieben, Saxony, died: Fall, 1637, Saxony , Herzberg

 

CHRONOLOGY: 

1598: Jan. 19, Dresden , Saxony

"Guenther v.d. Dressel" (get translated), a5.2.

1612: Mar. 16, "Guenther zu Colochau" was admitted (bekennet) with the "gesamte Hand" with his brother "Cunrad Erdtman" and his cousins, see XII.2, 1668, July 8. 

1622: June 1, see X.3, June 1

1638: Mar. 17, Colochau, Saxony, "Guenther" died in the previous Fall in Herzberg leaving a small estate,  see X.3, 1638, Mar.17.

1638: Mar. 17, Herzberg, Saxony, "Sibilla von der Droessel" nee von Drandorff writes to the Prince Elector that; her Junker husband "Guenther von der Droessel" of Colochau recently died: that he left behind a son "Guenther" from his first marriage, who is now a minor, who lives abroad in the Oldenburg Countyin the service of the Princes of Anhalt, the dowager of Cosswigk; "Guenther has no guardian; she petitions as his (Pflegemutter) stepmother for a "Indult" until a guardian is appointed. (A note attached to the letter states that a Letter of Fief was sent April 4, 1638 ,) a5.2.

1638: July 3, 1638 , Colochau, Saxony, "Sibilla von der Droessel" petitions the Prince Elector to; grant her stepson "Guenther" who is now in service of the Counts of Oldenburg an "Indult" with a Letter of Fief for 1/2 of the Colochau village which belonged to her late husband the honorable "Guenther von der Droessel" and the "gesamter Hand" on the estates of his brothers and his cousins, until her stepson returns to take over the Fief and "gesamter Hand", a5.2. 

1642: Nov.21, "Sibilla" is no longer alive, see 1642, Nov. 21, XI.21.

 

XV.15a Wife of Gunther:
 

ANNA MARIA von SCHONERMARCK?

 

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 

XV.15b Wife of Gunther:
 

SIBYLLE von DRANDORFF

 

CHRONOLOGY:

1638 - 1642: Sibylle died between Mar. 17, 1638 and Nov. 21 1642

 


 

SON of NICKEL XIV.13

 


 

XV.16 DAM (THOMAS) von der DRESSEL
the ELDER called von der DRÖSSEL
doc. 1566, 1572, 1574, 1577, 1586, 1604, † Feb. 25, 1604, x (Anna) von Heynitz), Co-Lord of Klein and Gross Roessin

 


Fishing pond on the Klein Roessin estate

 

CHRONOLOGY:

1566: Tham von der Drossel of Klein Roessin appointed Melchoir Lehmann to be the new pastor for the Klein Roessin estate.

1586:  Tham, who was the son of the deceased Nicols, was designated the heir of his cousins Caspar, Abraham, and Melchoir who were given the fief called Schlieben by Duke Christian of Saxony.

1592:  Sept. 6, see IX.9, 1592

1592: "Tham von der Dressel" was invested in fief by Duke Friedrick Wilhelm with all the property he inherited from his father "Nickel" which was; 1/4 of Colochau estate, all of Klein Rossen and Gross Rossen except for 35 ha. and 1 garden which belongs to "Abraham v.d. Droessel", the Church Fiefs in Klein and Gross Rossen with "Gericht ueber Hals und Hand"; from Hohe Buckau 27 Scheffel corn, 8 Scheffel oats, and interest of 9 Groschen; from the village of Nawindorff 30 scheffel corn, 30 Scheffel oats, interest of 1 Schock and  8 Groschen, and 19 chickens. "Abraham and Caspar v. der Droessel" were also invested in fief (with Tham), a5.2.

16a.  (Anna) von Heynitz

The von Heynitzs were an ancient Lutheran noble German family from Saxony

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SONS of DIETRICH XIV.17

 


 

XV.17

ADAM von der DRESSEL
called von der DRÖSSEL

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

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XV.18

WILHELM FRIEDRICH ?

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

CHILDREN of ???

 


 

XV.19

DOROTHEA

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.20

AMALIA ELIZABETH

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:

 


 

XV.21

DOROTHEA

 

CHRONOLOGY:

????:\

 

XV.22

BERNHARD ?

 


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