I don't know if your family is a match to mine but my 3x g. grandfather was Jacob Eichele who was married to Sophia Gänshirt, both born in Germany. I have traced the family on some branches back to the 1600s. There were 7 brothers here in the US and 1 sister. All 7, most musicians, served in the civil war including Jacob, the father, who dyed his hair black to look younger to enlist at age 64. A Joseph Eichele was one of his sons. They all lived in NY. Please contact me. Thank you.