The Mansker Chronicles
A Historical and Genealogical Resource for the
Most who have ancestors bearing the name Mansker -- and many Minskers -- can trace their lineage to Ludwig Mäintzger, a young German immigrant who stepped off of the ship Christian VII at the port of Philadelphia on 13 September 1749.
This website contains research, evidence, pictures, stories, historical accounts, resources, etc., that are available to document the descendants of Ludwig Mäintzger.
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We welcome Mansker family info. Old family photos, family stories, newspaper clippings, or tall tales, it doesn't matter...
Complete "The Man from Mainz" Newsletters now on The Mansker Chronicles
Cousin Dennis Mansker sent us the entire collection of "The Man from Mainz" newsletters written by Betty G. Massman from
Benjamin Minsker - Last Civil War Veteran in Leelanau County, Michigan
John Sawyer is the Graves Registration Officer for the Robert Finch Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, based in Traverse City, Michigan. One of Mr. Sawyer's projects
Descendants of Ludwig Mäintzger
These are the known descendants of Ludwig Maintzger as of 7 Jan 2023. If you know of a family that was missed, contact
The Old Mansker Cemetery near Rockwood, Illinois
Click the photograph links in the Directory. Photographs appear at first in a table. Click an image to see it more clearly. Use the right and left arrows to navigate through all the photos on that page.
A Native American Connection?
Many of us in the Mansker branch of the family have heard growing up that we had some Native American heritage, usually that we were part Cherokee.
So far the truth of these legends has escaped me.
Conrad Richter And the Minsker Stories
The noted American prize-winning author Conrad Richter was, for a time, a neighbor of the Minskers in Clark's Valley, Pennsylvania. At the beginning of Richter's novel The Trees, he acknowledges his debt to, among others, John Minsker, Sr., for "help, counsel or first source material".