Postings in this category will relate to my Pickel ancestors and relatives who have used the variant spellings of Pickel, Pickle, and Pickell. I believe that Pickel may have been the original spelling and that my Pickel ancestors came from Germany. Those who spelled the name Pickell seem to have been doing this to emphasis the pronunciation of the second syllable.
William Pickel (1776 – 1866) and his wife, Elizabeth Wilson Pickel (1782-1869) are the first known of my line. “The correct spelling of his last name is not clear. On his tomb it is spelled Pickel; on a powder horn … Continue reading →