I have a relation with the surname Taten/Thedens. It is my great-great gandmother's maiden name. She was Caroline Taten/Thedens. It appears under both spellings in documents. I do not know where she was born or died. I only know she is the mother of my great-grandmother,Catherine Christine Vater. Caroline Taten/Thedens married Julius Vater, they resided in Kane Co., IL. Julius Vater was born in Germany. They lived in the 1800's. I am trying to learn more about the Taten name. I have read there are people from England, Germany, Finland and Norway with this surname. There does not appear to be many Tatens' in the US. Anyone with info about this name please contact me.