Dear Linda,The note that the family lives in Oakland Ca makes me hope there is a connection to my GGGgrandparents. They are SARAH A VAN SYCKLE, AND RANSALAERVAN YCKLE. SARAH died APRIL 5th 1886, R W Vansickle died 1874 age 62.Their address in Oakland was 1311 Franklin St.
Their children were ALBERT S VAN SYCKLE my G grandfather.He died in 1876 may 6th Oakland Ca. ADA S VAN SYCKLE she married EUGENE A TREFETHEN 1874. A daughter Mrs PLINY BARTLETT no dates I have also found a marriage listed for H E VAN SYCKLEto AMELIA G HANDLOS 1888. Thanking you in advance for your reply, Dorothy april 5th 1886