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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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 1986 to 1996. Betty's newsletters provided the foundation for the material of The Mansker Chronicles web site. The Mansker Chronicles is a condensed version of cousin Betty's newsletters, and our readers may well enjoy the greater depth of her Mansker stories. All the newsletters have been scanned and posted online at The Man from Mainz page.
Take a Google Earth virtual tour of locations important to the history of the Mansker-Minsker families. See satellite photos of Merchingen, Germany, Clark's Valley PA, Mansker Station in Goodlettsville TN and much more.