My great, great grandfather was John Yakel, married to Barbara --, born in Germany/Prussia, possibly Alsace-Lorraine about 1800. His son, Peter Yakel was born in Germany in 1832 and came to Albany, New York about 1872. He married Elizabeth Colling and had children Anna, Mary, Peter Jr, Leonard and Henry. Peter Jr is my grandfather, and he had children Mary, Ruth, Peter and Francis. Francis is my dad. I would like to hear from anyone who may have a link to my Yakel family in Gremany/Prussia. Thanks!