I am looking for any info on the last name Vagen. I am from Missouri and have only aunts and uncles left with that last name. Any elder Vagens have long since deceased, leaving us with little information of our ancestry. We are not even sure where we have originated from. Just with the small amount of investigating of the name, I am guessing we are Norwegian...but that is only a guess. We don't even know if the spelling of our name was ever changed.
This is what we do know:
My Great-great grandfather is Charles Louis Vagen (my aunt found something possibly linking him to Prussia, but this is not verified) whose wife's name was Martha.
My great grandfather is Louis Charles Vagen whose wife's name was May. Their children are Louis (my grandfather), Frank, and Mary Elenor, who all came here to St. Louis from Illinois. All of the aforementioned have deceased. My grandmother, Vivian (DeFosset) Vagen (Louis' wife) is still with us, but does not know his family line dating any further back than what we already know.
I believe my aunt has the maiden names of my gggrandmother and my ggrandmother in the event that someone out there thinks they may have some information on our family and needs those names for verification.
Any information would be greatly appreciated as it is quite frustrating not knowing the family roots for the Vagen side of our family!