GENERATION XXIV:

 

CHILDREN of DAMASZ (THOMAS) JOSEF DRESSEL XXIII.5
AND JULIANNA LIGNAU herb LIGNAL


 

XXIV.1
1st

ANTON JOZEF JAN
von der DRESSEL
called DRESSEL or DRESZEL


Antek
1876 - 1929
leather manufacturer, landowner in Poland

Owner of the Dressel Leather Goods Co. Chicago IL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Apr. 15, 1876, Chorzele, Russian Poland
died: Feb. 15, 1926, age 49, Chicago, IL USA
mar: Jan. 20, 1896, age 19, Przasnysz, Russian Poland to the noble Marianna Regina Grudzinski from the clan Grzymala

Anton and Regina had 7 children.  See generation XXV.1-7 to see their biographies.

The first family of the XXV generation.
Anton Jozef was born in Chorzele, Poland on April 15, 1868.  He was a frail, blue-eyed beautiful child, and his nickname was Antek. From an early age, he was very eager to help his father on the family farm.  As a child he attended the local Roman Catholic grammar school.  When older, he attended a secondary school for sons of property owners in Przasnysz.  His mother, Julianna, strongly believed that her sons had no future in Russian dominated Poland and they must eventually immigrate to America.  Therefore, he was apprenticed to a prosperous leather merchant, Matheusz Grudzinski, in Przasnysz with the hope that with this knowledge, he would someday establish a leather business in America.  During his apprenticeship, he met and fell in love with his employer's daughter, the beautiful Marianna Grudzinski.  Since Marianna was five years older than he, her father would not allow them to marry until Anton reached at least the age of 20.  They were married in Przasnysz in 1895.  Throughout his youth under the influence of both his father, who was a member of the partisan group working for the freedom of Poland, and his mother, who was a socialist, he was very active in local patriotic and partisan youth groups.  His and his brother's growing active participation in such groups was a source of great worry for his mother.  After the tragic death of his father, Julianna decided that Anton and his brother must immigrate to America as soon as possible.  Anton and his brother and their cousin, Jozef Dryszel, his future son-in-law, immigrated to America in 1906 (?).  Since Chicago was one of the fastest growing cities of America and had one of the largest Polish populations, Anton and his brother decided to settle in Chicago.  Through friends they found stepping accommodations at a boarding house in Chicago's Polish neighborhood in the parish of St. Stanislaus.  Anton immediately set out to establish his leather business which he called the Dressel Leather Co. With his portion of the money that he received from the sale of the Dressel farm, he paid a year's rent in advance for a shop on Division Street.  He also began making contacts and purchased supplies for his shop.  His original idea was to supply various types and grades of leather to tradesmen who would then make this into shoes, handbags, saddles, harnesses, gloves, etc.; however, his main business was supplying local shoe-makers leather for the making and repairing of custom made shoes.  In 1905 (?), his business was advanced to such a degree that he felt comfortable in sending for his wife and his three children from Poland.  They arrived in 1906 (?) and they remained in the St. Stanislaus area.  In 1907 (?) his shop was robbed by a former employee of all its merchandise.  With the needs of his growing family, he was not able to restock his little company and the emotional upset-ness that one of his friends would actually steal his merchandise and cause him such great financial loss dampened his spirits to continue in the leather supply business.  He then began to concentrate in the making of custom-made shoes.  From a staff of approximately 8 employees, he was reduced to himself and two apprentices.  Three additional children were born to him and his wife, Anna in 1907, Boleslaus in 1911 and Sabina in 1913.  He had difficulty supporting his family and was helped by his wife who opened a dress shop and by the salary of his oldest son, Jozef.  Anton was a very kind and generous man.  He was also very kind to his workers and he was remembered by them for the little celebrations he would arrange after job orders would be completed in his little shop.  After coming to America, Anton no longer was active in radical, political groups but he was active in church and in fraternal organizations.  A second shock for him was with the unexpected death of his wife which left him with three small children who were difficult for him to raise alone, because he relied so much on his wife to take care of that aspect of their family life.  At the age of 49, he contracted gangrene in both of his legs.  He was told that in order to save his life, both legs would have to be amputated.  He refused the operation saying that he would not live as a cripple and be dependent and be a burden for his children.  He died on February 15, 1926. The proceeds from his insurance policies were divided equally among the three youngest children with the prior agreement from his three oldest children. He loved to smoke and while in the hospital, although the nuns would not allow him to smoke, he would occasionally sneak a cigarette.  Once when one of the nuns caught him in the act and demanded to know from whom he received the cigarette, he told her that an angel gave it to him.  To this, she gave no answer.

1887: Age 11, Anton organizes his cousins to throw tomatoes at the occupying Russian soldiers marching through the city.  The children were arrested and the parents were warned that if it occurred again the children would be physically punished.

1889: Age 13, Anton and his younger brother were caught throwing dead animals into the Russian military reservoir.  Again the parents were warned.

1890: Age 14, Anton’s mother decides that Poland is not the place for her children.  She was afraid that they would continue their activities against the occupying forces and end up being executed just as their father was.  She decides that her sons must go to America for their own protection.  She then decided that when they go to America that they must be prepared to earn a living.  Therefore Anton’s mother decides he should become an apprentice to a leather manufacturer to learn how to make all types of leather goods, and his brother Stanislaus becomes and apprentice to a master tailor, to learn to make clothing.

1891: Anton and his brother Stanislaus were sent to Przasnysz as apprentices to a leather manufacturer and a master tailor.  During this year Anton meets the daughter of the leather manufacturer, Regina and announces to everyone’s amazement that he is going to marry her when he grows up.  At the time she was 20 years old and he was only 15.

1896: January 20, For the past five years Anton pursued Eugenia at every opportunity and used every religious holiday to bring her handmade presents, flowers or mushrooms.  His ardent and persistent dedication to her was a popular subject of discussion in the town.  When she eventually relented, she announced that she would not marry him until he was twenty.   However at the age of nineteen he persuaded her to marry him, during the end of the Christmas season.

Since their romance was such a popular subject in the town, their wedding became a major social event with everyone participating and contributing food and liquor to the event, which lasted more than the usual three days.

After his wedding he was employed by his father in law in the leather industry.

1899: Julianna sold the small Dressel estate.  Half of the proceeds from the estate were given to her younger son Stanislaus when he immigrated to America, with the instructions that after he became a master tailor that he was to open a small factory and make men’s clothing.   The second portion she held for Anton, who expected to immigrate, but his wife Regina did not want him to leave.  However, since business was not as good as expected, and after the birth of their fourth child, Stefania, they decided to accept Julianna’s money and move to America and establish a leather factory.  Anton left for America alone with the notion that he would send for his family once he was able to establish himself in the US.

1906:  May 15, Age 29, Anton arrives on Ellis Island, on the ship Zeeland.  His port of departure was Antwerp, Belgium.   To see more information on the ship Zeeland see Exhibit 19.2

190?: The night before Regina and her children were to arrive in Chicago, Anton’s little factory was robbed of all its supplies, machinery, and completed merchandise.

190?: When his family arrived in Chicago he was bankrupt.  He survived financially by selling some of the jewelry which was Regina’s dowry, that she had brought with her.  In order to help the family financially Regina began her own business of designing women’s and children’s clothing.  At one point she had five seamstresses working for her.

Anton was deeply psychologically affected by the theft of his business and never quite recovered from that loss.

1924: May 6, Regina died; Anton never was able to come to terms with her death.  He left the management of the family to his oldest daughters Stefka and particularly Anna who was called “little mother”.  His business was reduced and by the time of his death he only had two assistants.

1925: Anton contracted diabetes.  It first affected his right leg and then soon after his left leg, walking became very difficult and painful.  By the end of the year he was told that in order to control the gangrene that was spreading in his legs, they would have to amputate them.  He absolutely refused to allow this saying that he was born with two feet and that he would die with two feet, and that he in no way would become a burden to his children.  He lived for three months in this state.

1926:  February 15, Anton died at the home of his son Joseph.  The beneficiaries of his insurance were his three youngest children, Anna, Boleslaw, and Sabina.  The equipment, inventory and merchandise of his shop were sold, and the proceeds were divided equally between his three oldest children, Joseph, Kazimierz, and Stefania.  

Anton was the first born child of three children, two sons and one daughter.

Because Anton was apprenticed to a leather merchant, he had access to the various chemicals used in the processing of leather. He used this connection with the unofficial approval of his employer to wage a private campaign against the Russian occupation force by polluting their drinking water on a regular basis using some of the chemicals that were available to him.  The affect of the chemicals were not strong enough to cause death but they eventually made a lot of soldiers sick for prolonged periods of time.  Marianna, his future wife, assisted him in obtaining the necessary chemicals to pollute the water.  By the time he reached the age of 17, he was desperately in love with Marianna but because of his age, her father would not consent to their marriage but said that if they still loved each other when Antek reached the age of 20, he would allow the marriage.

Antek's hobby was playing cards in the evenings and Sunday afternoons. The apartment in the Black Hawk House was on the first floor.  It consisted of two large bedrooms which contained two double beds, a kitchen and a living room.  The Black Hawk apartment was lighted with gas fixtures and the toilets were situated outside of the house beneath the sidewalk.  After the death of his wife and in order to improve the life standard of his children, he moved to the Baunas(?) apartment.  It too consisted of two large bedrooms, kitchen and living room.  However, the bathroom was in the hall before the apartment and the apartment was electrified which made life easier.  The younger children would wait every evening for their father to return from his shop.  He always tried to get there in the latter part of the afternoon in order to spend the evenings with the children.  After the death of wife, the oldest children, Joe, Mike and Stefka wanted and suggested that the family be divided among their three households.  However, Anton would not allow this and insisted that the younger children remain with him in their own apartment until he died. Anton was a kind and gentle man.  Although he loved to eat well-prepared food, after his wife's death, his daughter Anna, who was approximately 12 years of age, did the family cooking and it was her idea at that time that bay leaves were the spice that was to be put in almost every-thing and even though the other children complained about the taste of her cooking, Anton would always tell her that it was really quite good. Anton enjoyed listening to the victrola and had a collection of records. The children in the evening had to take turns winding the victrola for him.  The music-playing sessions were particularly popular late Sunday afternoons and early Sunday evenings.  Antek was a particular fastidious dresser.  He always saw to it that he was fashionably and elegantly dressed.  He was meticulous in the care and upkeep of his handlebar moustache.  Antek was considered a handsome man.  On occasion Antek also enjoyed good Polish vodka.  He insisted that it was good for the digestion and character improvement.

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Sources for anto
Pictures of Anton
Group pictures of anton's family

 

XXIV.1a

Wife of Anton:

 

Noble MARIANNA REGINA
GRZYMALA GRUDZINSKI


Grudzinski Coat of Arms called Grzymala

 

 

Mania
1871 - 1924
designer of lady's and children's clothing

 

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Sep. 29, 1871, Przasnysz, Poland

Marianna was born September 5, 1871, in Przasnysz, Poland in the townhouse belonging to her father.  Marianna was the eleventh of 19 children. She was the daughter of the successful leather merchant, Andrej Grudzinski.  The Grudzinskis came to the Przasnysz area in the beginning of the 18th century from Great Poland.  They are a junior branch of the old noble Grzymala-Grudzinski family.  Initially they owned small properties; however, as the family grew in size, Matheusz, being a younger member, did not inherit any land but was helped by his family to establish a leather business in Przasnysz. Marianna's mother was Marianna Pradwicz Cybulski, a member of one of the oldest noble families of Mazovia, who came from Southern Mazovia to the Przasnysz area at the end of the 17th century. Younger members eventually came to the City of Przasnysz where they established themselves in the various businesses and were active in the city government. Marianna was always beautiful.  She was a beautiful baby, child and young woman.  She had a strong personality, was quite logical, sensitive, very ladylike and elegant. She met her future husband, Antek, when he was 12 years of age and she was 17 years of age.  At the beginning she treated him as a younger brother but with time, grew very fond of him.  She assisted and encouraged him in his various political activities and she helped him obtain the necessary chemicals to pollute the Russian Army's drinking water at considerable great risk to herself and to her family.  By the time Antek reached the age of 17, both she and Antek were very much in love and wanted to marry; however, her father would not give permission until Antek reached the age of 20.  Their courtship was quite romantic and of great interest among the town's people who evidently had great romantic sympathy for the young lovers.  Their marriage was almost a town celebration and it was remembered by many people for many years. It was not possible for Marianna and her three young children to accompany Antek to America.  She remained in her father's house to wait until Antek would send for her after he was established in the leather business.  In 1907, that time came and she with the three children plus a young friend of hers who would someday be the future wife of her nephew, F __________.  These two young woman and the three children then made the adventurous and difficult trip to America.  They left from Hamburg and they arrived two weeks later in New York.  Antek arranged that friends would meet them in New York and help them with arrangements to Chicago.  Shortly after her arrival in Chicago, her husband's business was almost destroyed because of/robbery by one of his employees.  This necessitated her to put into practical use the talent she had since childhood of designing and sewing children's and woman's clothing.  After a relatively short period of time, she developed a small clientel3 and was able to employ four people to assist her.  From the available photographs of the clothing she designed, she must have been most talented.  Marianna was a deeply religious and had a particular devotion to the _____________________________* When she left Poland, she took with her the icon of the _______________ which was subsequently given to her daughter, Stefania, who then gave it as a wedding present to her nephew, Joseph Dressel.  Marianna was always of frail health and had a heart condition She died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 49 while praying her rosary and sitting in the window of her house.

Mania was the matriarch of the extended Dressel family in Chicago. It was around her and in her apartment that all members of the family frequently met and socialized. Sunday afternoon she invariably took .the younger children, Anna, Billy and Bena, for strawberry ice cream sodas to the neighborhood fountain on Milwaukee Avenue.  After that, she and the children would attend the Prenlin Theatre where they saw live vaudeville acts but if the weather was especially nice, the family would spend their afternoons playing at Pulaski Park. When her oldest son, Joe, was drafted into the American Army at the age of 18, this was a particularly painful experience for her and it was one of the few times the family saw her cry.  She also cried when she would receive letters from him.  She was afraid that he would be killed in the War and it, evidently, was the happiest day of her life when he returned safely home. One of the things that she liked to do was to organize and play with the family the game Loterajka.  It was a form of bingo and the family played for pennies.  Playing of this game was a vehicle she used to keep the family entertained.

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Pictures of Marianna


 

FREDERICK LINE

 


 

CHILDREN of JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL XVIII.6

 


 

XXIV.2
1st

MARIANNA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1894, Chorzele, Poland


 

XXIV.3
2nd

STANISLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL


1881 - 1911

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Aug. 6, 1881, Zarembach, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland, Roman Catholic
mar: 1904
died: Jun. 28, 1911, Chicago, IL USA

1888: He spent his childhood and attended the village school in Chorzele.  He was devoted to his older brother Antek.   Together they caused a great deal of mischief in the village.

1893: As a youth he was apprenticed to a master tailor. It was the idea of his mother that he was to learn the tailoring business so that he could some day open his own tailoring business in America.
Stasiu cooperated with his brother in the polluting of the Russian army's drinking water.   And like his brother he was actively involved I anti-Russian political activities.

1900: May 12, Age 19,  Staczu immigrated to Chicago from Hamburg Germany.   Through friends he was persuaded, against the wishes of his brother to invest his money in some stocks that were guaranteed to double within a few weeks.  They did not.   He lost all of his money.   Staczu found work a master tailor there he met his future wife.  He worked very hard and took extra hours to make extra money to start his own tailoring business.

1904:  St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Chicago, Il., USA, (n?)  Staczu married Franciszka Ziemler (Cymler) at age 23

Although his brother and sister in law did not approve of his marriage to Franciszka, his brother was the best man at his wedding. The family objected to the marriage because they felt Franciszka was over zealous in her efforts to marry Staczu. They also objected to her lack of education, behavior, language and the type of clothing she wore.   She did not fit in with the rest of the family.

At the time of his marriage he was approximately 5ft. 10in., weighted 140 lb., had blond hair and blue eyes, and a fair complexion.   He was a quiet, gentle and loving man, and considered to be quite good looking.   He inherited his father's interest in dressing well.

Staczu died at age 30.   According to his death certificate, (n?) he died from asphyxiation after the gas light in his bed room was accidentally or deliberately put out by some one.   Some people believed he was murdered.   At the time of his death he lived with his family at Cleaver St.

His estate which consisted primarily of insurance policies was left to his wife.
He was buried in the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL USA.

 

XXIV.3a Wife of Staczu:
 

FRANCISZKA ZIEMLER (Cymler)

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Mar. 9, 1883, Przasnysz, Mazovia, Poland
1st mar: age 21 ?, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Chicago, IL USA
2nd mar: ?, Ascention Church, Evanston, IL USA, to  ? Kurczodyne, of Polish origin, the name was later changed to Kenn
died: age ?, date,   Evanston, IL USA
buried: date ?  Evanston, IL USA

She was the daughter of ? Ziemler and Dorota Ziemler nee ? The Ziemler are the Polish branch of a German family that came to Poland as colonist.   The ? are ? origin. In approximately 1890 Papa and Mama Ziemler immigrated to Chicago with two of their four daughters. (two others remained in Poland where they married farmers).   They settled in St. Stanislaus parish.   To help her family ? found work in a local laundry as a presser.  After the tragic premature death of her husband she was left with two young boys.
She did not think that the congested Polish area of Chicago was the place to raise her sons.   Franciszka moved to Evanston, a suburb of Chicago.  There she met her future second husband.
Franciszka was always a hard working conscience person who never missed a day of work regardless of any crisis. She was smart and cunning. She always found a way to make money, with her husband's help she was able to accumulate enough money to build two brick houses in Evanston.   She kept strict control of all family expenses. She was always a serious and austere person.
Her priorities in life were work and the raising of her children from whom she demanded obedience. Although she had difficulty in reading and writing English, this did not prevent her from managing her financial very well. She had an excellent command of the Polish language but her ability in the English language never reached her ability in Polish. With her second husband Franciszka had ? children five survived to adulthood.
At the time of her marriage she was 5ft 4in., weighed 100 lb. had blond hair, blue eyes and had a fair complexion.   She was not considered to be particularly attractive, but she was dynamic.
Franciszka estate was valued for approximately $?. It was divided as follows  //
Staczu and Franciszka had three children, two boys and one girl, see  XX.
T two survived to adulthood .

NOTES FOR STANISLAUS DRESZEL:
(n1)  marriage certificate
(n2)  death certificate


 

XXIV.4
3rd

JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1885, Chorzele, Poland
died: 1903, age 18, Chorzele, Poland


 

XXIV.5
4th

STANISLAWA von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Oct. 18, 1893, Chorzele, Poland
mar: ?, to Francis Zdunowski


 

XXIV.6
5th

MARIANNA von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1894, Chorzele, Poland


 

XXIV.7
6th

WLADYSLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
died: Sep. 12, 1903, age 8, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland
= Dressel crypt, old cemetery, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland


 

XXIV.8
7th

PELAGIA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Mar 31, 1900, Chorzele, Poland


 

FREDERICK LINE
CHILDREN of VINCENTY von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL XVIII.16

 


 

XXIV.9
1st

KAZIMIERZ von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1888, Chorzele, Poland
died: 1921, age 33, Chorzele, Poland
mar: Feb. 14, 1912, age 24, Chorzele, Poland to Marianna Polomski

 

XXIV.9a

Wife of Kazimierz:
MARIANNA POLOMSKI

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1878
mar: at age 34 ?


 

XXIV.10
2nd

BRONISLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1890, Chorzele, Poland
died: 1909, at age 19


 

XXIV.11
3rd

EUGENIA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Feb. 20, 1893, Chorzele, Poland
died: ?
mar: 1922, at age 29 to Stanislaw Jankowski, age31
Eugenia and Stanislaw had four children.

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Children and grandchildren of Eugenia and Stanislaw:
Sabina
Janina
Edward
Maria
Grandchildren

 

XXIV.11a

Husband of Eugenia:
STANISLAW JANKOWSKI

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1891, Bielsk, Plock, Poland


 

XXIV.12
4th

HENRYK von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Dec 21, 1895, Chorzele, Poland
died: Mar. 28, 1928, age 32, Chorzele, Poland
mar: June 10, 1923, to Marianna Jaworski

 

 

XXIV.12a

Wife of Henryk:
MARIANNA JAWORSKI

CHRONOLOGY:
born: July 15, 1899, Olumiec, Poland
mar: at age 24
died: Warsaw, Poland


 

XXIV.13
5th

STEFAN von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1900, Chorzele, Poland
died: 1902, age 2, Chorzele, Poland


 

XXIV.14
6th

JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Feb. 18, 1904, Chorzele, Poland

Jan von der Dressel born Feb 18 1904 Chorzele, Poland

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Pictures regarding Jan

 

XXIV.14a Wife of Jan:
 

HELENA KEMPISTY (KĘPISTY)


Kempisty (Kępisty) coat of arms called Niesobia

 


1916 - 19??
heiress, landowner in Poland

 

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Jun. 29, 1916, Russia

Helena Dreszel Kepisty


 

XXIV.15
7th

CZESLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1907, Chorzele, Poland
died: 1914, age 7, Chorzele, Poland
Son of Jan von der Droessel called Dreszel, XVII.?


 

XXIV.16
8th

JOZEF von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL


Joe
1892 -

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Oct. 20, 1892, Chorzele, Mazovia Poland, Roman Catholic
died: Apr. 31, 1941, age 48 Chicago, IL USA
buried: Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles IL USA
mar: Sept. 1920, St. Stanilaus Kostka Church, Chicago, IL USA to Stefka von der Dressel called Dressel, his 3rd cousin, at the age of 28, (XXV.4)

In Poland : Political Activist
In USA: Baker

1900: Joe attended the parish school in Chorzele
1908: Joe, with several other male Dressel cousins became active against the Russian authorities, and caused mischief.
1912: The family in Chorzele decided that Joe should be sent for his own good with his sister Helscha to Dressel cousins in Chicago. The cousins in Chicago arranged that he be apprenticed in a business that they thought would help him get started in a new life in America. They chose the bakery business.  During this time he met again his very energetic cousin Stefka Dressel who would later become his bride.
1917:  Joe was drafted into the American Army. While fighting on the French German front, as a result of canon barrage he was buried beneath much rubble and mud. He was given up as dead after the rescue party searched the area. Several hours latter he was seen digging himself free. When   his buddies reached him he was not conscious but he would not stop digging.   The doctors were amazed that he was able to survive and was able to dig himself out of the mud.   However, this experience is considered to be a contributing factor to his poor health and chronic illness that plagued him the rest of his life.
1920: Sept. 1920, St. Stanilaus Kostka Church, Chicago, Il., USA. Joe married to Stefka von der Droessel called Dressel, his 3rd cousin, at the age of 28, (XX.4).
1918-    When he was not ill he worked very hard as a baker and tried to contribute to the support of  his family. Through the extraordinary efforts of his wife and with the financial help of   her brother his family lived quite comfortable in a lovely cottage in the middle of the Polish community, this still exists as it was when the Dryszels occupied it.
1941: Apr. 31, 1941, Chicago, IL, USA
Joe died at age 48. According to his death certificate the cause of his death was ????.  Joe was buried in the Dressel Family Plot, St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Il., USA. His estate was left to his wife who primarily consisted of the family residence and his insurance.

Joe and Stefka had two children, boy and a girl, and ten ?  grandchildren. See XX.?-?

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Pictures of Joe


 

XXIV.17
9th

HELENA HELSCHA
von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL MACIEWSKI


Helscha
1894 - 1983

CHRONOLOGY:
1911: age 17, Helscha with her brother Jozef immigrated to Chicago.  There, they were helped by their Dressel and Dembowski cousins helped her to  get settled and find employment. She first worked in a grocery store owned by the Dembowsi cousins.  For this type of employment she was much to shy, she would rather work in back of the store than work with the public.
1913:  Cousin Stefka Dressel assisted Helscha to find work as a seamstress.  198:?  Helscha continued in this type of work until her retirement.
1917:  During the first World War she and her cousin Antek Dressel raised 1918:  for the "Gray Army" (the Polish Army in France which was composed of Polish young men living in USA). She was also very active as a volunteer in the Red Cross.
1920:  June ? , Holy Trinity Church, Chicago, IL Helscha married Jan Maciewski.
1938:  ? Chicago, IL. Helscha was divorced by Jan. She never quite understood why her husband divorced her, but she accepted  it as her fate.
19??: She left the old Polish neighborhood and moved to ? and lived with her daughter Gena.
19??:  she again moved with her daughter and son in law to  Lake Geneva, Il. where they built a lovely four bedroom house on twenty acres of land adjacent to the lake.
1983:  Lake Geneva, IL ? Helscha died at age ? of old age.

Helscha, at the time of her marriage weighed 11lb, was 5ft. 4in, and had dark hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.   Helscha was not a beautiful woman, she had a kind and generous personality to her immediate family, and to all others she was distant and secretive.   She, her daughter and her son in law lead a very closely knit private life. Guests were generously received but very seldom invited.   Her hobby was ? Helscha lived a frugal life, saved and wisely invested her money.   However, she believed that money should be given away during a person life and not after their death. She purchased a truck for her son to start him to begin his successful cartage company.   She assisted her daughter in the acquisition of her properties.   She helped pay her grandson's college expenses and during her life time she bought two new corvette sport cars for her grandson. She left an estate sufficient to cover her funeral expenses.

 

XXIV.17a Husband of Helena:
 

JAN MACIEWSKI
also known as MACIEJOWSKI or MACIGEWSKI


The coat of arms Pobog is attributed to the Maciewiski (Maciejowski) family

 


???? - ????

Jan was the son of ? Macijewski and ? Macijewski nee ?

The Maciewskia are a Roman Catholic family of Polish noble origin.  They belong to the ? clan and come from Mazaovia ?.  The  ? are a Roman Catholic family of Polish origin.

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?, Roman Catholic
died:  at age ? of a heart attack.  He left his estate which consisted of real estate property and insurance to his second wife.
1st mar: ?
2nd mar: ?

Jan came to America in 19? for economical reasons. He worked for the John Gillman Tannery Co. his working career.  Jan was handsome man.   He looked like a typical Polish nobleman.   At the time of his marriage he was 5ft. 11in. tall, weighed 165, had blond hair, blue eyes and a well proportioned sculptured type face.  He was very independent, did not want responsibility.
Helscha and Jan had three children, two boys and one girl, two grandchildren, 1 boy and 1 girl,

Link:
Children of Helena and Jan
Grandchildren and great grandchildren of Helena and Jan


 

XXIV.18
11th

ANNA von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1896, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland, Rom. Cath
died: 1901, age 5, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland
Dreszel crypt, new parish cemetery, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland


 

XXIV.19
12th

ANTON

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Sept. 13, 1898, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland; Rom. Cath
died: Oct. 10, 1903, age 5, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland
Dreszel crypt new parish cemetery, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland


 

XXIV.20
13th

STANISLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: May 29, 1901, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland
Dryszel crypt, new parish cemetery, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland
1st mar: Sept. 9, 1924, age 16, Chorzele, Poland, to Stanislawa Grabowski
2nd mar: ?

Link:
Pictures of Stanislaw

 

XXIV.20a Wife of Stanislaw:
 

STANISLAWA GRABOWSKI


The coat of arms Pomian is attibuted to the Grabowski

 

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Aug. 20, 1908, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland
1st mar: Sept. 9, 1924, age 23, Chorzele, Poland
2nd mar: ?


 

XXIV.21
14th

GENOVEFA von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Oct. 1903, Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland, Rom. Cath.
died: July 28, 1904, age 10 mo., Chorzele, Mazovia, Russian Poland
Dryszel crypt, parish cemetery, Chorzele, Mazovia, Poland


 

FRIEDRICH LINE
CHILDREN of JOZEF von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL XVIII.24

 


 

XXIV.22
1st

PAULINA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: May 15, 1883, Osowou Szlacheckim, Poland
died: Oct.13, 1883, age 5 months, Ossowiec Szlacheckim, Poland


 

XXIV.23
2nd

WLADYSLAWA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: Feb. 14, 1885, Ossowiec Szlacheckim, Poland
died: June 15, 1865, age 4 months, Ossowiec Szlacheckim, Poland


 

XXIV.24
3rd

ALEXANDER von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

 

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1862
died: Jan 4, 1932, Opiłki
Note:
According to the Church record, Alexander was 70 years old, and Marianna was 80 years old at the time dead

XXIV.24a Wife of Aleksander:
 

MARIANNA GRĄDZIŃSKA

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1853
died: Mar 6, 1933, Opiłki

 

XXIV.25
4th

TEOFIL von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

 

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1892, Osowou Szlacheckim, Poland


 

XXIV.26
5th

JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

born: after 1885, Osowiec Szlachecki, Poland
mar: age ? to Paulina Bartold herb Grzymala
died:
The Bartold are an old Polish noble Catholic family from Mazovia, p24,p30,p41
Note:
According to Jan’s deaths certificate he was 78 years old when he died, and his wife’s was Marianne however it is not realistic he was she 78 years dead and his wife 80. According to his son’s marriage certificate his wife was called Paulina.

XXIV.26a

Wife of Jan:

 

PAULINA BARTOLD herb GRZYMALA



Bartold coat of arms called Grzymala
CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1894 ?

 

XXIV.27
6th

JANINA von der DRESSEL called DRYSZEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1913, ?


 

PETER LINE
SON of FRANCISZEK DROSSEL XXIII.52
AND ANNA CHOMANTOWSKA herb PRUS I

 


XXIV
1st

ALEKSANDRA ŁUCJA DROSSEL

 
XXIV
2nd

FRANCISZEK ALEKSANDER DROSSEL

 
XXIV
3rd

KAZIMIERZ DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1864
died: 1866
XXIV
4th

TEOFIL DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1867
died: 1867
XXIV
5th

ANASTAZJA DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1867
XXIV
6th

ROZALIA DROSSEL

 
XXIV
7th

ANNA DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1867
XXIV
8th

TEKLA DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1877
XXIV
9th

RACHELA DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1880
died: 1882
XXIV
10th

WINCENTY LUCJAN DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1884
died: 1895
XXIV
11th

RUDDT DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: 1938, Sztabinie, East Prussia

 
Grave of Ruddt Drossel
XXIV
12th

WIKTORIA DROSSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?

 


CHILDREN of FRANCISZEK von DRESSEL
called DRESSEL XXIII.54

According to Mary Dressel Stankiewicz, one of Franciszek's sons called himself Dresselski and was an active participant in the Polish underground during World War II.


 

XXIV.29
1st

STANISLAUS von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.30
2nd

JANINA von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.31
3rd

JOZEF von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.32
4th

JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.33
5th

MARIA von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?, Poland
mar: ?, N? Jastrzabowski

 

XXIV.33a Husband of Maria:
 

N? JASTRZA(Ę)BOWSKI


Jastrza(ę)bowski coat of arms called Jastrzebiec


Variations on the jastrzebiec coat of arms

Jastrzebiec coat of arms is used by approximately 600 Polish, noble families. No other Polish Coat of arms has this many representatives.

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?, Poland
died: ?, Poland

Links:
Children of Maria and ?
Christopher

Granchildren of Maria and ?
N? Girl


 

CHILDREN of PAUL XXIII.55

 


 

XXIV.34
1st

 JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
?: Immigrated to France.


 

XXIV.35
2nd

 WLASLAW von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
?: Living in France.


 

XXIV.36
3rd

 JOZEFA von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.37
4th

 HELENA von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.38
5th

 MARIANNA von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
? Living in Poland


 

CHILDREN of ALEXANDER XXIII.56

 


 

XXIV.39
1st

 GIRL? von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

XXIV.40
2nd

GIRL? von der DRESSEL called DRESSEL

CHRONOLOGY:
born: ?


 

CHILDREN of JAN XXIII.57
AND WLADISLAWA MEREDICK


 

XXIV.41
1st

MARIANNA von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL or DRESSEL

Picture of Marianna
Mary
1913 - ????
housewife

 

Marianna was called Mary.

CHRONOLOGY:

1913: Marianna was born in Hurley, WI?; Roman Catholic

????: Married N? STANKIEWICZ

????: Died ?

 

XXIV.41a Husband of Marianna:
 

N? STANKIEWICZ

 


Wadwicz coat of arms

Mogila coat of arms

Stankiewicz coat of arms is either Wadwicz or Mogila

 

The Stankiewicz family is the Lithuanian branch of a family that immigrated to Northern Poland.

CHRONOLOGY:

????: N? was born in ?

????: Married Marianna Dressel

????: Died ?

 


 

XXIV.42
2nd

JAN von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL or DRESSEL

 

Picture of Jan
1914 - ????

 

CHRONOLOGY:

1914: Jan was born in Hurley, WI?; Roman Catholic

19??: Jan returned to Poland.

????: Married Marianna Zyra.

19??: Returned to the United States

 

XXIV.42a Wife of Jan:
 

MARIANNA ZYRA

 


Zyra coat of arms called denbno

 

Picture of Marianna
1912 - ????
housewife

 

The Zyra family is one of the oldest families in Poland. They can be traced back to 1163 in Mazovia.

CHRONOLOGY:

1912: Marianna was born ?; Roman Catholic

19??: Died in Chicago, Il.

 


 

XXIV.43
3rd

JOSEPHINE von der DRESSEL called DRESZEL

1917 - ????

CHRONOLOGY:
1917: Josephine was born in Hurley, WI?; Roman Catholic

 


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