The name John was & is a family name handed down.W may stand for William.Because I had a major system breakdown I have to re install my ancestry file.BUT here is some of the history I have on paper: They were farmers and settled in Oswego Co. NY from Germany about 1864 (1900 census) here are some names & birthdates & some misc. info as taken form state & fed.census
1870 John- 47farmer- b. Baden Taickaw-40 wife- b. Baden Conrad-11 (?) son b. NY Andrew-11???b.NYmay be twins can't read numbers Thomas-10 b. ny George- 9 b. ny William-3 b. ny August- 1 b. ny
1880 John- 57 farmer b. Badenboth parents b. Baden Tacklar- 50 wife keeping house b. Baden both parents b. Baden William 14 son @ homeb. ny August 12 son @homeb. ny Alice 6daughter @ homeb. ny
1900 John- 77 head married 40 years, b. Germany immigrated 1864 NA Teckley-68wife- 4 children, b. Germanyimmigrated unkn William- 32son married 10 years b. ny,night watchman Rose- 20 daughter in law- 1 child b. germany Ida-1grandughter b. ny next house-(**this family is a direct relation) August- 32 head, married 7 years b. nyfarmer Lottie-23, wife, 3 children, b. nyparents b. ny -nee Schneider Augustus-5 son **John- 3son Annie- 1 daughter
1910 August- 42married 17 yr,Machinist Lottie M- 36,4 children Augustus P. 16 **John W. (William)- 14 Anna E.- 11 George H.8
If you think there may be a tie ( I think there is)let me know and as soon as I get my files updated I can share more information with you.That part of the country did your Rickerts settle in?