John- Our Stephans are from Alsac Lorraine area. They settled in St. louis but, did not arrive until 1849. They were from Hams Vasburg, Moselle, France. Stephan in U.S. but Steffen in France. Could your Stephan have been from this same area and our family knowing other family members follow to St. Louis, Mo.?Best Harry FabickSt. louis, Mo..