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Some additional info:My dad, Francis Arthur Yakel had a brother Peter T, John (who apparently died as a baby), and sisters Mary, Ruth (who also died as a baby) and step-sister Clarissa. Their father was Peter Yakel, born around 1877 and married to Lydia Kilcher. Peter Yakel (my grandfather), I believe, had a sister Marie, and a brother Leonard. There may be others as well. There is another Peter Yakel Jr, who also has a brother Leonard and a sister Mary. The Peter Jr, might be the father of my grandfather Peter. I have found a third Peter Yakel, born in Prussia around 1835, who married Elizabeth -, who was born in Luxemburg. He settled in Albany, and is either my great-great grandfather, or a great-great grand uncle.