I am interested to know if other people are researching the Gegens. I believe our name was originally Jagen or Jaegen. My great-grandfather, Nicholas Gegen, was married to Catherine Land in Metterich, Rheinland, Prussia, and had children named Frederick, Margaret, Eva, and Catherine. His second wife was Sybilla Nelles, and they had Andrew, Mathias, John, and Joseph. They lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas and Iowa.