I am looking for this same name. My grandpa Peter Jackels,father known,was born at Jordan,Mn.to Margaret Jackels daughter of Mathias Jekels or Jackels or Jaeckels and etc. Mathias is as far as we can get. He immigrated in 1857 to Scott Co. Minnesota. Shakopee, Mn. is the Co. courthouse and Jordan, Mn. Historistal So.both have very good records. Mathias was born sometime around 1816 in Germany.Also says Prussia in some records. If you have anything of this on name I would greatly appreicate it. Good fortune with your findings. I wonder if we could be somehow related?????