This is all I know about the Pfeils.My husband's gr. aunt was Ida Pauline Luise Konradine von Zabiensky, b. 27 Feb 1813 in Enger, married a Dr. Pfeil and came to America probably in the mid 1800's.She was from the nobility and all of this is documented in the Almanach de Gotha (a publication which shows the lineage of noble families in Germany and beyond.I had two interpretations done of the Gotha and here is what Prof. Kamphoefuer, Ruhr - Univ. Bochum and Anders Saustrup said:Anders Saustrup said:"Pauline was married to a physician."Prof. Kamphoefuer said:Ida Pauline Luise Konradine married to (first name unknown) Pfeil, Kreisphysikus (county tax official?), emigated to Philadelphia, America.So one says tax official - one says Dr.
Her sister, my husband's gr. grandmother married Geo. Brune and emigrated to Col. Co. TX where his grandmother was born.I have lots of information on his Gr. Grandmother and family - but nothing much on Pauline's family.I do have a couple of photos, including some of other brothers and sisters - and it is obvious they were not poor.Men dressed in what appears to be velvet suits, women in silks and satins, etc.
Also have some letters where various family members are writing George and Caroline Ernestine Henriette (Al's grandparents) for money -- and they write back and say they don't have it to spare for them to attend the opera, etc.That in America they are having to work hard for their money.
I will certainly keep you in mind as I continue with my research - and please keep me in mind also.