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Re: Lost email from helpful Yeakel!
Posted by: S. Yeakel Date: July 19, 2000 at 17:29:18
In Reply to: Re: Lost email from helpful Yeakel! by Colleen O'Byrne of 162

I describe the coat of arms in general terms because I'm totally ignorant of heraldic terms.

The shield is divided into thirds. The top third is purple. In the middle is a crown with a cross on top, red fabric in the middle, and red tassels on the side. The bottom two thirds is gold. A log divides this section diagonally. The top part of the log is facing left, and the bottom, of course, is pointing right. On both sides of the log is one red rose.

The motto of the Yeakels is: Nach Gott und Ehren steht mein Begehren. The Germans capitalize nouns, that's the reason for all of the capitals. It means: After God and honor stays or is or stands my desire.

Other family members have a different coat of arms that is a variation on this coat of arms.

The other coat of arms is divided into fourths. At diagonals there is minature of the log and roses picture with a gold field. In the other diagonals is a stork on on claw holding a rock with the other claw. The idea is that if the stork falls asleep, the rock will drop and wake it. I believe the field of this is silver.

This could be a marriage coat of arms, and it could be a merging of the two families' coats of arms. I believe that the Yeakels/Jackels had their coat of arms registered in Saxony. I don't know when, but it had to be before the 1700s.

If I find any more information, I'll let you know.

Susanna Yeakel


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