Info that my dad has is Peter was born Alsace- Lorriane Germany abt 1763. Came to USA 1780 and Lived in Germantown , Philadelphia Co.,Pa. Married Margaret(called Peggy)in Philadelphia. His father may be Johannes Ricker .James Frederick Ricker was born in Germantown in 1763. I have more info but I have no documents or any pix of the early Rickers I will share everything. My line branches off with Phillip Frederick Ricker b.1809-1810 move to Babbtown Mo. Anyone interested e-mail me .Please!! Thankyou . Lloyd E. Ricker Jr.