My name is David Tracewell and I live in Kansas City, MO. While I've been doing genealogy research on the "Tracewell" end of the family for many years, I've only discovered the Trachsel (Troxel) connection within the last few years. It was a real surprise.
I'm not quite done putting up all of the research I've done yet, but what I have uploaded so far can be found at:
I am in hopes that I can discover why Edward Tracewell (b abt. 1760), son of John (Hans?) Peter Troxell (b 03 Apr 1719 in Germany) of Toms Creek Maryland changed his name to Tracewell. It appears that he may have been the 1st Tracewell. I am also trying to find a birth certificate or record that shows where Edward was born. I have Egypt, PA (USA), but I cannot verify this and I have also seen research that shows he was born in England.