John U Rickenbacker and Elizabeth Christina Schaffer had a son Willima who was born 1850 in Columbus,Ohio. William married Henrietta C Dressel (sometimes she went by the name of Annetta C H Dressel) on Dec 5,1872 in Columbus,Ohio. They later moved to Kansas and raised a family. He was not Capt Eddie's father. John U Rickenbacker and Christine Schaffer had 8 children -- William, Caroline b1854,Albert b1859, John b1861,Annetta b1869 and a set of triplets born 1871,poss still born as their dod is the same.Capt Eddie's father was born in Switzerland.