After I posted my initial inquiry regarding the origin of the Pratscher name, I quite forgot about the whole endeavor. But checking it today, rather by accident, I was delighted to see so many responses. Thank you all who replied and offered help in the quest to understand where
the Pratscher name came from.
I wish I could help with either Pratscher or Taegel, both Austrian names, but I don't know anything about either one. My post to this website was my initial attempt to learn something.
Warm regards, Mary Taegel