Lill/Lihl/Luehl Family Genealogy

LIFE IN THE SUDETENLAND

Lill/Lihl/Luehl family resided in Bohemia, in the region known as the Sudetenland, south and west of the larger town of Nejdek (Neudek) in Muhlberg (Lesik). This town is now considered part of the Czech Republic.

The Sudetenland was formerly parts of both Germany and Austria. Neudek (Nejdek) is the largest town nearby, and is located in the province of Karlovarsk, sub-region Karlovy Vary. (Neudek is located here on a European map.) The current population of Neudek is 8,500.

Nejdek is located at 50 degrees, 20 minutes North, 12 degrees, 45 minutes East, 77.8 miles west northwest of Prague. It is in the district of Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) and was formerly in the district of Elbogen in northwest Bohemia. Nejdek originated in in the first half of the Fourteenth Century as a trade route, which led to Saxony. In the Fifteenth Century, the town advanced in the silk and mining industries, and was known for its tin, silver, lead, and iron ore. A description of architecture in Nejdek is available OnLine.

Additional information about Neudek can be found in All About Neudek and Northern Bohemia (1993) by Heinz K. Henisch and translated by Herbert F. Ullmann, both of whom grew up in Neudek. The book includes photos of Neudek's upper market, a squareview of Neudek (from the Kreuzberg), The Plessberg near Neudek, the gasthaus (hotel/restaurant) in Breitenbach, the Karlsbad hirschensprung monument to Kaiser Karl IV, the Karlsbad alte wiese ("the old common"), the Karlsbad Hotel Richmond, Karlsbad's pulsating hot spring (the sprudel), and goethestrasse 591, an original architectural sketch of the author's home in Neudek. Nineteenth Century information about the town is available in The Kingdom of Bohemia (volume 15) by Johann Gottfried Sommer. Volume fifteen is currently being translated by Urs Geiser of Woodridge, Illinois.


Katherine and Wenzel Pecher (siblings), great-great-
great-grandchildren of Kaspar Lill.


LIKELY FAMILY CONNECTION

My Lihl family likely connects to one Bartholomaeus Luehl, who was born August 24, 1613 in Oedt, Neudek Province and died on March 31, 1687 in Bernau. This Lihl family intermarried frequently with the Pecher/Becher family, who are also my ancestors. I also found a Jakob Vinzenz Lill born March 25, 1788 in Neudek, house #258 who married Theresia Potzl (b: 1794) on Sept. 22, 1829. This may have been the brother of my ancestor Maria Rosina Lill.

SURNAME ORIGINS

The surname Lihl is a north German topographic name based on an old word meaning "dirt" or related to Middle High German lilje or "lily".


If you see any connections in the below, please contact me.

Surnames of those in my direct ancestral line appear in BOLD.


Descendants of Johann Kaspar Lill

1 Johann Kasper Lill b: unknown d: Bef. Sept. 1796
.. occupation: magistrate (judge)
..+ Katharina (unknown) m: Abt. 1755
.......... 2 Maria Rosina Lill b: March 1, 1788 in Muhlberg, Bohemia d: Bef. Oct. 1831
............+ Johann George Pecher m: Nov. 4, 1783 d: Bef. Oct. 1831
.................. 3 Johann Anton Pecher b: March 1, 1788 in Muhlberg House #4, Bohemia
......................+ Franziska Rezner b: Bernov, Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Anna Theresia Pecher b: Feb. 4, 1813 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Johannes Baptist Pecher b: Nov. 20, 1815 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Anton Pecher b: July 13, 1818 in Muhlberg, Bohemia d: unknown
..................................+ Elizabeth "Elise" Kraus b: Abt. 1824 in Neudek m: Feb. 23, 1846 in Lesik d: in Neudek
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............................... 4 Felix Pecher b: February 3, 1821 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Veronica Pecher b: Sept. 18, 1823 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Wenzel Pecher b: June 18, 1826 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Theresia Pecher b: January 8, 1829 in Bohemia d: unknown
............................... 4 Anna Becher b: Oct. 16, 1832 or Oct. 19, 1853 in Muhlberg d: Aug. 24, 1888 in Milwaukee, WI
...................................+ Johannes Schoenecker b: Feb. 7, 1830 in Plumberg, Czech Republic d: Aug. 14, 1902 in Milwaukee, WI
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............................... 4 Franz Pecher b: April 26/27, 1834 in Bohemia d: unknown
.................. 3 Maria Anna Pecher b: Jan 23, 1791 in Muhlberg House #4, Bohemia d: unknown
.................. 3 Maria Theresia Pecher b: Dec 25, 1793 in Muhlberg House #4, Bohemia d: June 22, 1795
.................. 3 Anna Theresia Pecher b: Sept. 16, 1796 in Muhlberg House #4, Bohemia d: unknwon
.................. 3 Anton Pecher b: Sept. 22, 1800 in Muhlberg House #4, Bohemia d: unknown


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