I am searching for the Nikel family that would have had relatives living in Pekin, Illinois between 1900 and 1920. Recently, while helping someone clean out an old house in Pekin after the death of the owner, I found a family Bible published in 1821 in German. The front leaf identifies it as a Nikel family Bible. There are many deaths and births recorded in it dating back into the 1700's. This house changed hands in the 1920's and the previous owner's last name was Nikel. I have no interest in this Bible beyond getting it into the hands of the right family.
If you are aware of relatives with the last name of Nikel living in the Pekin area at that time, contact me. If we can be sure you are the right family, it can be yours.