Just discovered that my family name, Rickel, is a morph of the Ruckel name.
Between Kraigs' Ruckel.com website, and Jeorg Ruckel in Germany, I have confirmed that my ggggf was Georg Michael Ruckel, born in Senheim Alsace 1718/1719, and my ggggm was Anna Elisabet Bosshartin, born in Zurich. Jeorg also gave me information on Georg, father Johanne, and grandfather Martin,going back to 1626.
The Rickel line thru Georg Michael has expanded quite a bit. I am wondering now how many of the Rickels may actually have been Ruckels.
Anyway, will be happy to share any of the Rickel info I have compiled and would be appreciative if anyone here has date on the Georg Micheal Ruckel/Anna Bosshartin branch.