My paternal grandmother Emilie Hackel was born about 1868 in Steinschönau. Her sister was Theresia
(Resi) Hackel (and perhaps
not married). The parents were Catholic
and Bohemian/Austrian German-speaking. I
have no idea where Emilie's parents were from. In 1886 Emilie Hackel was married to Karl Richard Haenel
from Annaberg in Sachsen in
Here is an outline of my family.
1) my father Rudolf Haenel was the 5th child of my grandmother Emilie Hackel, who
was born 1862 in Meistersdorf, married to Carl Haenel in 1886 in
Emilie Hackel had only one sister Theresia, a few years older, never married and lived later in Steinschoenau. The mother of Emilie and Theresia Hackel was also named Theresia, namely Theresia Guertler Hackel. She died in 1863, leaving Emile age one and older Theresia. I wonder if the father remarried, if they moved to Steinschoenau. That seems to be the end of ancestors born in Meistersdorf (except for maybe unknown cousins).
2) My greatgrandparents
(Emile Hackel's parents) were Ignaz
Hackel, 1826-1882 and Theresia
Guertler, 1829-1863. They were born in Meistersdorf, baptized Catholic in Wolfersdorf,
married in Wolfersdorf and
died in Meistersdorf. Ignaz
was a Glaskugler. They married in 1857 in Wolfersdorf. The "luzicke"
website mentions that Meistersdorf did not yet have a
Catholic parish church.
Ignaz was widowed 19 years before his death, and that's why I imagine he might have remarried or lived with a cousin or sibling. I was told by my father that an ancestor died in a horse-and-buggy accident.
3) My g'g'grandparents
were Franz Hackel, a Zimmermann, 1790-1844 and
Elisabeth Marie Wenzel, 1790-1841. They married 1815 - born in Meistersdorf and baptized/married in Wolfersdorf.
The other side of g'g'grandparents = Thomas Guertler, Schuhmachermeister, 1802-1865 and
4) The oldest generation back as the parents of
Franz Hackel=Wenzel Hackel,
also a Zimmermann, married 1790 to Maria Eisabeth Jackel or Jaeckel (I noticed the name Jackel
under the list of cotter houses in Steinschoenau on
your website of early history). The parents of Elisabeth Marie
Wenzel=Anton Wenzel ,married 1784 to Elisabeth
Marie Wiede. all
5) The parents of Thomas Guertler=Anton Guertler, Glaskugler, married 1797 to Theresia Kaulfuss. The parents of Magdalena Richter=Florian Richter, Lehrer, married 1806 to Theresia Mertin. all from Meistersdorf