My husbands grandfather was Herman William
Schaekel Sr. His Father was William Henry
Schaekel,born 3-9-1867, he married Elenore
Droege. His birthplace was P.R. Westfalen,
Minden, Germany. His father was Henry F.
Schaekel. We are doing research into the
Schaekel's as well. We think the Schaekel's
came to the U.S. sometime in the 1880's or
1890's. We're not sure. Any information you
could provide would be greatly appreciated.
We were curious if there was a point of
origin in Germany where all the Schaekel's
were from, or if they were scattered about.
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