I think the German spelling of Yackel can also be Jaekel. I was told the J was changed to Y when my ancestors arrived from Germany and that the e was changed to c because of a clerical error. I'm looking for information on Edward Otto Yackel (my grandfather who died in 1965) and his mother Kathryn Bertha Meuller Yackel who I believe was from Bavaria. They both lived in central New York. Thank You.