Betty, forgive me not coming to our family site as much as I should have.I am 100% certain that he is one of my Gegner's. Georg (later changed to George) Gegner came with his brothers Conrad and Henry, Johann (John W.) came on another ship. Parents Frederick and Barbara and my great grandmother Margaret came together on another ship "Smidt" anyway Georg is their son, he is on the 1880 census and their dad is your Johann Gegner's brother (remember we realized that some time ago). They also had a brother Georg Lorenz who came to America as well. I can believe he was small (George in the article) as Margaret was a very tiny lady. What an unusual thing to happen. So glad you posted this. Just yesterday I started working this line again hoping to find some living relative of my Iowa line. Maybe now I can find out where Frederick and Barbara are buried or even when they died. Never occured to me to look in Mahaska county as the last I saw them (the family) were on the 1870 census living in Des Moines.