Kristen: I now know that my Erik Pihl's mother was Alma Helena Andersdotter from Larum,Hannäs Parish, Sweden. Erik's father was Carl Anton Pihl from the same parish. Alma Helena was a sister of my grandmother. Carl Anton's parents were Leonard Pihl and Hedda S. Beckström married in 1857. I have not followed the Pihl family farther back than this.
I am sorry to say that I do not believe there is a connection between our two families. Thank you for your message.