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Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« on: Sunday 22 November 15 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Dorschke Family of Ratibor, Upper Silesia
  Victor Dorschke (1889-1969) was the head of the Dorschke Family in Ratibor, Upper Silesia. Victor (or Viktor) Dorschke  was born Dec 1 1889 in Hohenbirken, Ratibor, Silesia. He died Jul 1 1969 in Muhldorf am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. Victor Dorschke was a displaced person from the East after WWII. Victor Dorschke was married to Marie Kokot (1897-1948) and they had six children together: Eduard, Maria, Angelika, Dorothea, Rudi, and Arnold. Marie Kokot, aka by her married name Marie Dorschke, was born Jan 31 1897 in Adamowitz, Landkreis Ratibor, Upper Silesia. Upper Silesia was a province of Prussia at this time. Marie Kokot died on Mar 4, 1948. It is unknown where she died. She was the 1st wife of Victor Dorschke. His 2nd wife may have been ‘Toni’, although she may have just been a girlfriend. The Heimat of the Dorschke Family was Ratibor. It is believed that the Dorschke surname is of Polish origin and that the Dorschke’s of Ratibor were Catholic. It is known the Dorschke’s spoke German with a Polish accent.
 Victor Dorschke was a displaced person in Bavaria after WWII and seems to have registered in Ludwigsburg, Germany as well. He settled in Waldkraiburg, Bavaria, after the war. The address of Victor Dorschke and Marie Kokot was Memel str. 13 in Ratibor during the wartime period 1939-1945.
  The six children of Victor Dorschke (1889-1969) and Marie Kokot (1897-1948) were Eduard Dorschke (1916-2003), Maria Dorschke (1919-1984), Angelika 'Gela' Dorschke (1920-1996), Dorothea 'Doris' Dorschke (1922-1951), Rudi Dorschke Sr. (1923-1995), and Arnold Dorschke (1925-1945). Marie Kokot Dorschke (1897-1948) should not be confused with her daughter Maria Dorschke (1919-1984).
  Dorothea Dorschke married Paul Ernst Kaess (1921-2002) on Mar 14 1944 in the St. Johannes Pfarrkirche (parish church) of Ratibor, a Catholic church that still stands. They had two children: Elke Angelika Kaess (b.1945, d. 1945), and Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess (1947-1972).
   Victor Dorschke has descendants living in Germany, the USA, and Mexico.
   I am looking for lookups for family names in addressbooks in prewar Silesia and any other info on the Dorschke Family.
 

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Re: Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 February 16 21:37 GMT (UK) »
It appears that Viktor Dorschke and Marie Kokot (aka Kokott) were married on Nov 10 1914 in a church in Markowitz, Upper Silesia, Prussia. Viktor's surname at the time of the marriage was DROZDZIOK. His age was 25 (from Hohenbirken) and her age was 18 (from Adamowitz). He appears to have changed his Polish surname Drozdziok to Dorschke after the marriage.

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Re: Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 February 16 20:14 GMT (UK) »
In 2015, Paul Brown of the Reading Room of the National Archives II (NARA II) at College Park, Maryland, said the following might have the Dorschke surname: 1) Microfilm Publications A3342, EWZ 52, Roll A110, and 2) Microfilm Publications A3342, EWZ 57, Roll J133.
The Einwanderungszentralstelle (EWZ) Anträge (Immigration Center Applications) is a collection of records consisting of more than 400,000 applications by ethnic Germans living outside Germany during the period 1939-1945. These were people applying for naturalized German citizenship. The EWZ 52 cards are for Poland, and the EWZ 57 cards are the E Karti or General Information cards with an additional G Karti or health card. Information in the EWZ 52 and EWZ 57 cards might provide a numeric number for the EWZ 58 or 'stammblatter' cards. In any case, EWZ 52 and EWZ 57 cards may provide valuable information on the Dorschke's.

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Re: Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 May 16 00:42 BST (UK) »
Five Marriages of Drozdziok’s in Slaskie (Silesia), Parish Lubecko for period 1820-1835
1   1821      Carl Drapacz & Maria Drozdziok         
        Lubecko    02-12-1821
2   1832      Blasius Drozdziok  &  Hedwiga Pawelczik                                                    
        Lubecko    02-20-1832 
3   1833      Joseph   Gross  & Agnes    Drozdziok                                    
        Lubecko     09-2-1833
4   1821      Thomas Kudlensky & Maria Drozdziok                                      
        Lubecko     02-19-1821
5   1831      Johann Solaski  & Agnes Drozdziok          
        Lubecko    01-24-1831
 Researcher believes that these Drozdziok's may be related to Viktor Drozdziok (aka Dorschke) because of the surname similarity and also because these folks also lived in Upper Silesia, specifically Lubecko (what is now Lubecko, Lubliniec County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland).
In addition, Drozdziok is spelled Drozdziuk in other sources. Drozdziok appears to be an earlier manifestation of the surname that later became Dorschke.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 September 16 16:06 BST (UK) »
The names of the parents of Victor Dorschke (aka 'Viktor Drozdziok') appear to be Franciszek and Marianna. This comes from a marriage license/record (presumably for Victor and Marie) found in Nedza, near Raciborz, Poland, from 1914.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 September 16 16:21 BST (UK) »
The name of the Father of Marie Kokott (1897-1948) appears to be Karol Kokott.
  Unrelated, the FHL film number (corresponding to the Dorschke surname) for Microfilm Publications A3342, EWZ 57 series, roll J133,  is  1806374.  The FHL film number (corresponding to the Drozdziok surname) for Microfilm Publications A3342, EWZ 57 series, roll J141, is 1806382.
   

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 September 16 17:29 BST (UK) »
Marriage entry for Viktor Dorschke and Marie Kokot in a Catholic church in Markowitz, Upper Silesia:
10 Nov 1914: Viktor DROZDZIOK (from Hohenbirken, age 25) with Marie KOKOTT (from Adamowitz, age 18). Witness: Peter Halama and Igna[t]z Pannek, both from Raschütz. Viktor Dorschke appears to have changed his Polish name Drozdziok to Dorschke after the marriage.

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 September 16 14:00 BST (UK) »
Here is a link to a Forum Topic on Victor Dorschke at Polish Origins.com:

http://forum.polishorigins.com/viewtopic.php?p=28948#28948

Below is a link to a section called 'The Dorschke's of Silesia' from the Kaess/Dawson Family (2016):

http://www.genealogycenter.info/viewpage_kaessdawson.php?realpage=110&display=kaessdawson-22


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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 19 October 16 21:59 BST (UK) »
The parents of Victor Dorschke/Drozdziok/Drozdzok are Franz Drozdzok and Marianna Mandrisch, both from Hohenbirken, Upper Silesia. The parents of Marie Kokott are Karl Kokott and Marianna, both from Adamowitz, Upper Silesia. There is a marriage record of Nov 8 1914 (in Markowitz) for Victor Dorschke and Marie Kokott. There also appears to be a marriage record dated Nov 10 1914 for the same couple.