Permanent settlement made in 1752 by French Protestants among whom was Chas. Estienne Houdelette, who came from Germany. The progenitors of the Goud, Pushard (Pochard), Stilphen, Pechin, and Rittal families of French birth and the Mayers family of German birth; were probably of the same company. John OWhite, and the Costellow, Carney, Patterson and Reed families were here early from Ireland. Ezra Taylor, Robert Barker, John Barker, John Tufts, Dr. James Tupper, and the Goodwin, Johnson, Woodward, Bickford, Hathorn, Lilly and Hatch families were from England or of English descent. The Lithgow family of Scotch blend; Dr Philip Theobald, a German; Major John Polerecsky, a Hungarian, were prominent in the early town. Major Polerecsky served in Rochambeaus French army of assistance. He was chosen the first town clerk in 1794, which office he filled for 25 years. John Gardiner, the Cuchings, Jona. Bowman, a cousin to John Hancock; Rev. Jacob Baileyand Wm. Bridge came from Massachusetts. Geo. Ramsdell, a Quaker; Peter LeMercier, (French); Major Samuel Tubbs and the Birgnon, (French), Haynes, Barrett and Seigars families, (the latter probably French) were among the early families of Dresden.
A History of Dresden Maine, Rundlette Parker, pg 236