Pitcher Family Genealogy Forum
I am not related to the REICKS but found your message doing a global genforum search on that surname.
I have a CDV photo album (19th century photos) from Hempstead and Brooklyn, NY; among them was a photo of a John E. REICKS and one of a Samuel Riecks "died in war 1861. The first was taken in Brooklyn, NY; the second is a tin type. I'm not sure what the significance is but the photo just next to John E. Reicks was one of Mary Powell Hicks; that one was taken in Hempstead, NY.
I hope this helps you.