Hi Collette, I have searched through my family records and only have one Lillian Joeckel listed. She was born in 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland.The Joeckel's in Baltimore of which I have proof of my decendancy sailed out of Bremen on the ship called Leipzig.They arrived at the port of Baltimore on May 24, 1872.The passengers were mother Elisabeth; father, Gustav; daughter, Anna; and my Charles (Karl). There are not many Joeckel's - it is an uncommon name even in Germany.I have been told it means "keeper of the oxen" but since I don't speak German I have no idea of the validity of the interpretation!Chances are pretty good that we are related in some way, but since your Joeckel's came into New York and mine into Baltimore, I don't know how close this would be. However, who is to say that Gustave had a brother and that brother went to New York while he went to Baltimore? There are some Joeckel's in Connecticut - one even died at Gettysburg during the civil war.The below was cut and pasted from ancestry.com: George Joeckel
Residence: Roxbury, Massachusetts Occupation: Cabinet Maker Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class Enlisted as a Private on 26 July 1861 at the age of 25 Enlisted in Company B, 20th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 26 July 1861 was Wounded on 17 September 1862 Killed on 03 July 1863 in Gettysburg, PA Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War. (MASSCW) Published in 1931-37 by Adjutant General These Honored Dead: The Union Casualties at Gettysburg. (GettyDead) Published in 1988 by Longstreet House
There are two others listed. You might want to check there! I'll keep "lillian" and new york in mind as I continue my quest!