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A Historical and Genealogical Resource for the 
Mansker-Minsker Family

In the United States, most of us who bear the name Mansker -- and many Minskers -- can trace our ancestry to Ludwig Mäintzger, a young German immigrant, who stepped off of the ship Christian at the port of Philadelphia in September of 1749.

This website contains all of the research, evidence, pictures, stories, historical accounts, resources, etc., that are available to document the descendants of Ludwig Mäintzger.

We welcome your info. Old newspaper clippings, family photos, family stories or tall tales, it doesn't matter...  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. them, or post them on The Mansker Chronicles Facebook page. We will post them here.

A list of known descendents for Ludwig Mäintzger is also available at Wikitree.com. If you are a descendant not listed, or know of a non-listed descendant, either add them directly to our Family Tree, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. it to me to be added.

Dennis Mansker's old Mansker Chronicles site is still available exactly as it was when it was transfered to me. You can visit it here. I will not be changing anything on the old site for those who enjoy its familiarity.

Mansker-Minsker Tour

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. 

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According to the PBS website, The Sweetest Sound, Mansker in 2000 is surname number 25,161 in popularity in the U.S.. Minsker is rated 104,588; these results are culled from the Social Security Index.