I am searching for the ancestors of Jacob Gegel (early spelling, Goekel, Gockel and Goegel) born about 1825 and came to the U.S. between 1850 and 1852 and settled in St. Clair Co. Illinois. Local Church records show oldest son born in Hersheim in Rheinbavaria by Frankenthal. Two sons born in 1847 and 1849. First wife died in Germany, at sea or after arrival in U.S. Married second second wife Elizabeth (Fauth) Kuhn on April 3, 1853. Any help will be appreciated.