Hello June, I hope my Jacob Hampel is your Peter Hampel's brother. It certainly is confusing with all the repeated first names. I have the parents of Jacob listed as Jacob b. around 1793 in Weiersbach, Rheinland, Prussia and died 1845 in Jefferson Co. MO married to Margaret. I have children as Jacob married to Mary Rieser, Peter married to Anna Kessler, Margaret married to Vandelinus Reiser, John married to Anna Marie Hunt and Michael married to Katherine Kessler. I found most of this in census records but I wasn't always sure I had them with the correct parents. Are any of thesePeter Hampel's descendants insead of Jacob's? Jacob's family was Catholic and was connected to Immaculate Conception Church in Arnold. I'd appreciated any clarification on this.