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From Judy Montford
My great grandparents were Nelson Crain and Emer Moore Mansker and I would like to know if anyone has pictures of them?
From Ross Mansker
I am interested in looking up my fathers geanology. He was from St. Louis/ Memphis area. His name was Chester Delmore Mansker. His father's name was Samuel B. Mansker. Do you have any ideas where to look?
I don't have Chester Delmore in my database, but I do have a Samuel Brown Mansker, who was the son of Robert Bruce Mansker, who in turn was one of the sons of Samuel Mansker of Randolph Co, IL.
Samuel Brown was born in 1870, so he may be a little old, generationally speaking, to be your grandfather. However, he also had a son also named Samuel B Jr., but I don't have any more information on him.
Can anyone help?
From Herb Tennyson
My wife is the descendant of Richard Mansker and Sarah Jane Cockrum.
The problem we face is, the last time we can find a solid record of the two of them together is in the 1880 census in Blair township, Clay county Illinois.
Recorded with them were son William age 4, Mary Geneva age 2, a brother George age 14 and an adult named Dudly.
We also know that both William and Mary Geneva ended up in McAlister I.T. where they both married.
Any help would be appreciated.
From Dan Wright
Henry Casper Mansker son of John G Mansker # 4 son of Lewis # 3 , son of George # 2 who was the son of Ludwig Maintzger # 1 . It's hard not to know who your real family is. Do you by any chance know who might have the family line of John Sweazea ( Swezey, Swezy , Sweazy ) son of John Sweazea and Christina ( Mansker ) Sweazea ??? We know that he was married to Our G-Grandmother and he must of died soon after because she remarried about 9 months later .
Any help you can give would be nice
From Claudette Hackworth
Is there anyone out there with information regarding Albert Mansker being an alias for John Hill, born the son of Thomas Hill and Mary Dubois?
Interesting question. Albert Mansker was the last of the Arkansas train robbers, and his parentage is questionable.
Any takers on this?
From Ann Manscoe Fretz
I am a "Manscoe" from Mississippi. I am just beginning on the genealogy
search of our family. I remember as a child helping my father do searches
and stomping through cemeteries trying to fill in the blanks.
Unfortunately...my parents died in 1979 rather suddenly. Hence I have
little to go on and don't remember much about tracing the family tree.
Any morsel or thread that you could throw my way would be greatly
I have printed your instructions on starting the basic research and will
purchase the suggested books. FYI..my grandfather's name was William Paul
Manscoe and we think that his father was a William John Manscoe. My father
was William Paul Manscoe, Jr. and was born in 1920.
From Jennifer Ross
I put my Mansker line on your
site a few years ago
hoping that someone would see my gg-grandmothers name
and have some info about her. But no one has
commented on my info.
Her name is Theresa Mansker.
She is the daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Mansker. She
is legitimate. She was born after Samuel & Elizabeth
were married. Theresa married my gg-grandfather Jason
Rushing in 1869.
Theresa died in 1885 and is buried in
Rockwood Cemetery in Ill. She was only 33 years
old and i would love to know what happened to her.
Does anyone have any info on her? No one in my family
knows about her life.
From Connie Gummersheimer
This is in reference to the following which is posted on your site:
"Samuel's third marriage on 26 February 1854, to Elizabeth Mason, was brief.
According to one of his granddaughters, he 'run Miss Mason off' after a few
brief but strife-filled months." [Note: See the
Samuel Mansker page.]
Do you have any more information on this Elizabeth and their union?
Were they divorced? Did his granddaughter have any more to say
about her? She was my gggg-grandmother. Any info is appreciated.
From Andrew Mansker Ketchings
I was trying to figure out where my family fits in, my father's mother's mother (obviously
my great-grandmother) was Angeline Mansker. She was born in Clinton, LA. Her
father was James E. Mansker, and I think he was born in or around Baton Rouge.
Update from Carolyn Allen: Since her father's name is James E. Mansker, and they
lived in Louisiana, I can tell her that they are descended from James Elliott Mansker
of Greene Co., Alabama. According to the 1860, Alabama Census of Mobile County,
Ala, this James E. Mansker was born in PA in 1797. I think he is the brother
of my missing Mansker, David [see below]. The 1860 James
Elliott moved from Greene Co, Ala, and is on the 1840 or 1850 Louisiana census from
East Baton Rouge Parish. At some point, he moved back to Alabama and remarried
and lived in Mobile on the 1860 census. Please get in touch with me at my e-mail address:
From Danny Stutts
Hello. I am looking for my family. My grandmothers nane is Bernice Knuckles May
Southern. Her mother was Dasiy Mansker Knuckles. From what my grandmother
has told me, Grandmother Daisy was raised in Illinois, along with many other siblings.
She also told me that when Daisy married her husband (my great-grandfather), her
family never had anything to do with her again.
My grandmothers memory isn't very clear, so I am not sure of what acctually happened.
If anyone knows of this family, please let me know. I'd love to hear about my ancestors.
From Barbara Mansker Arnold
When my father, Joe Everett Mansker, was a young man, he had a "difference of opinion"
with his father, Henry Elias Mansker. Dad left home and went to Montana to stay with
his uncle on his ranch near Saco, Montana. Since Dad was born in 1905, this was
probably in the early 1920's. I don't know how long Dad stayed there.
I would like to find any information on Lemuel Leonard Mansker. According to Dad
and other family members (all now deceased), Lem Mansker had two brothers, Jim
Mansker and Follis Mansker. I am unsure of the spelling of Follis, so I spelled it as it
was pronounced to me. Lem, Jim, & Follis are said to the the sons of Thomas Edison
Mansker. However, they are not from either of the two marriages that we have records
of, Emma Motley, m. 1872, and Paralee Eldridge, m. 1873. The 1930 census for Phillips,
Montana, shows Lemuel Mansker to be 65 years old, which would have him born about
1865, too early to be borne by either of Thomas Edison's two listed wives. Therefore, I
believe Thomas Edison had another wife, before the two listed, who bore Lem, Jim, and Follis.
Does anyone out there have any information to clear up this "Mansker Mystery".
[Note: Henry Elias Mansker was the son of Thomas E. Mansker and the grandson of
William Henry Mansker (see the
Texas Manskers). This is the first mention I've
seen of Manskers in Montana, and Saco is fairly close to Miles City, so I'm guessing that the Jim Mansker (see the
Missing Manskers) who was killed in a Miles City gunfight in
1894 was this Jim Mansker. Any takers?]
From Pat Paxton
I am hoping someone among my Mansker cousins can add some missing pieces to the bits of
information I recently re-discovered regarding the lineage of
Michael W. Mansker.
I took the time to carefully go through the folders of notes & narratives that go
back over 50 years, as well as to re-read my grandma's diary & her scrapbook
notations, in the hope of picking up on something I might have previously missed.
As a result, I strongly suspect Michael was the son of William; grandson of George;
& great-grandson of Ludwig, for the following reasons:
- My grandma "Dolly" Caroline & her brothers William & Philip were
orphaned & raised by their stepmother, Caroline Stroud Mansker, even though
Martha Ann, their grandmother was still living until my grandmother was at least
20 years old. My grandma never met her grandmother Mansker, even though
she lived in a nearby county in southern Illinois. The reason given was that "the
family was split because of the war, & never reconciled." It's possible
Michael's sentiments were like those of his family in Missouri & Arkansas,
with the Confederacy, which would have caused the split when two of his sons
joined the Illinois Volunteers. James Mansker, my great-grandfather, did not
return to his parents' home after his discharge in 1865.
- I am going to assume it was Michael who was mentioned as being "raised
by a relative other than his parents," since the comment was made in connection
with James' children being raised by "someone" else. Could that "someone" have
been Granny Mansker? Michael would have been nine years old when William
died, & may have been sent to live with "Granny."
- In October of 1948, my mom's cousin, Raymond Mansker of Flint, Michigan,
visited our family in northern Illinois before heading south to visit his uncle, Billy
Mansker, near Carbondale, Illinois. (I remember the date because Ray asked my
mom, brother & me to come with him, but I refused to go because I was
entertainment chairman for our 7th grade Halloween party that same week.) During
that visit with Uncle Billy Mansker, Ray first learned we had cousins in Texas, where
those family members had been since just after the Civil War. Billy Mansker told
Ray the county in which they lived, (unknown to me) & Ray decided to make
the trip to find his long lost cousins. Through hours of research at the county
court house, Ray & staff members found a marriage license for a daughter
& then found the name in the local phone book. This Mansker cousin lived
only blocks from the court house, so Ray drove there & knocked on her door.
Ray told me in the early 1970s that the woman he saw through the screen door
was his mirror image, & her first words to him were, "Who ARE you?"
She was tall, big boned & had thick dark hair & dark eyes. If she
truly did look that much like Ray, I can say she was a very nice looking woman
& undoubtedly had a beautiful smile. She had a sister who lived a short
distance away, & they ended up at her home later in the day. The sister
was short, fair & was not as interested in family connections as the first sister.
- Michael is listed as a Wheelwright in the 1850 Census. As a fatherless
child, he could have served as an apprentice to learn his trade, since I have
not found any other wheelwrights in the family.
- There are too many of the same names for children to be a coincidence:
I know from my years of genealogical research, that families used the same
names over & over, which of course makes researching easier in one
respect, but more complex in others. But it holds true in all family branches
of my family tree.
Somewhere out there is someone who can add something to this enigma.
Perhaps someone has a collection of old family records, a diary or family
Bible with some clue as to where Michael & his descendants "hang"
on the Mansker family tree.
Another Mystery Solved!
Michael Mansker connected to the rest of the family!
Pat Paxton herself, through sheer grit and dogged determination, has established
that he was, in fact, a son of Lewis Mansker and
Elizabeth "Betsy" Simpkins.
From Bill Mansker
For a number of years, I have searched for the girl Sallie, listed under the John S.
Mansker family in the 1870 Ark census. I had thought of a number of possibilities
but finally concluded she may have died prior to the 1880 census.
For some time, I have been corresponding with an Allen family researcher who has
proposed the following theory. Sallie was not a child of John S. and Margaret Allen
Mansker, but the younger sister of Margaret Sarah Allen. Her mother having died,
David had remarried Ann Hodges in 1864. David died in November 1865 and I
believe she was taken by the Manskers.
In the accounting of the David Allen estate, John S. submitted to the guardian a bill
for the care of two of David Allen's heirs. While they are not named, I believe they
are John and Sarah.
In 1870, living next door to the Mansker family with the G. W. Macom family was
another child of the Allen family, Elizabeth. Keep in mind that G. W. was married
to John's sister.
Sarah Allen appears on the 1880 Arkansas as residing with her aunt, Rosanna
Macom Pitts Sellars and her husband Daniels. Residing next door is a John
Linman, age 23, who Sarah later marries and they locate to Texas.
I am acutely aware this is all inconclusive, but I really am of the opinion this
may be the most plausible of the reasons for her disappearance. My search
continues for any of her descendants.
From Virginia Tennyson
I have been searching for Mary Geneva Mansker for a long time. She is my great grandmother and
I have very little to go on. My grandfather's birth certificate says she was born in Arkansas but does
not list when or where.
She married my great grandfather Robert Lee Whitefield at McAlister, Indian Territory, in 1901.
I have a copy of the Choctaw Nation's record of that marriage. (Now located in the archives of
the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City.)
I was told that she is burried at McAlister, Oklahoma but I have not located her grave yet.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
If it is any help, my grandfather moved to Texarkana, Arkansas as a young man; I don't know
the reason why.
From Cynthia McDaniel
For some time [see below] I have been trying to determine the relationship of
William Bilderback and Pernicia Ingram to Samuel Mansker. When William died in 1832, Samuel
Mansker was appointed the guardian for Gabriel Marion Bilderback, son of William and Pernicia Ingram.
Actually the original document says "Francis Marion Bilderback" but I am certain it is the same person
because Harvey Clendenin (uncle of the children, he married William Bilderback's sister), was appointed
the guardian to Gabriel's sister, Jane Stewart Bilderback, on the same day and because Pernicia shows
up on the 1850 Census with Gabriel and Jane as well as on the 1860 Census with Gabriel and his new wife.
Now I have seen photographs that show specifically, that Henry Clay Moore, the son of Samuel Mansker's
daughter, Lurancy, looks like our John William McDaniel, Sr. [Note: Here are the
photographs -- see for yourself.]
I'm thinking that there is likely to be an Mansker genetic connection, not just a married relationship.
It might be in the Ingram line or the Stewart line since both of those lines seem to interact with the Manskers.
I haven't been able to determine much on either of those lines yet.
From Thomas J. French
I am looking for info on Rosetta Moore, she married Stephen Edwin Kirk,
the son of Stephen Smith Kirk and Addaliza Mansker.
Stephen Edwin and Rosetta Moore are the Grandparents of my Godfather,
I cannot come up with any other info on Rosella Moore anywhere.
Any help would be appreciated.
From Jeanetta Grider Duke
My Grandfather's Grandfather was Andrew Manco
-- he served in the 11th Kentucky Regiment Infantry - Company E and he died 02-03-1909.
His son was John Manco who married Viola Mae ?, and
my Grandfather was Artie Manco who married Shirley Davis.
I would like to know the connection, if any, between the Kentucky Manco
family and the Mansker family.
Me, too. I've often wondered about this connection. I'm posting the photograph
in hopes that someone will be able to help out -- Dennis
From Margaret Moore Gorman
Hre is what I know of the John Moores. There were two of them
who both married Mansker women.
I am descended from John (1) who was born in 1813. He married Larancy Mansker
and had 9 children, including one named John just to muddy the waters. John (2)was
born in 1824 and married Elizabeth Mansker. This Elizabeth would not have been the
sister of Samuel Mansker, because she was born in 1794. The genealogy states the
1794 Elizabeth married Joel Crain.
Back to the wives of the John Moores. Larancy married her John in 1840 and Elizabeth
married her John in 1850. Both John Moores died about the same time.
I have the copy of the will of John (2). If memory serves, he had 5 children with
Elizabeth and they were not the same names nor dates as the children of John and
Larancy. Both women were widowed about the same time and remarried. Larancy
married a man named Keeton in 1863 (who tradition tells us was a riverboat gambler
and gambled away her inheritance). Elizabeth married a man named Teague in 1864.
The Moores and the Manskers were intermarried. We do not know the relationship
of Elizabeth to Samuel Mansker nor the relationship of the John Moores. There was
an Elizabeth Mansker who was the daughter of John Mansker and Martha Shaver
who was born about 1832, She is probably the one who married John Moore (2).
If anyone can shed any more light on these complicated relationships, I would appreciate it.
From Joann Porter
Does anyone have a copy of Samuel Mansker's journal? I am trying to find
how his son, who was my great-grandfather, died and where he is buried
(possibly St. Genevieve, MO).
Yes, indeed, I would like to see a copy of it as well. I'd love to put it on
this website in its entirety. Can anyone help out? -- Dennis
From Bill Shelton
In Carbondale, Illinois, I found on micro-film,
the clerk's entry in Randolph County, Illinois, records for the marriage of
Hiram Petitt to Caroline Mansker on 19 January 1851. In 1884, their daughter
Catherine, married Ben King, in the home of Hiram Petitt in Alexander
I cannot find a "Caroline" Mansker as a sister to Jacob Mansker,.
but there is a "Fanny
Carline". Is this her? I can see Carline being a mis-spelling or
mis-understanding of Caroline or visa versa Afte all, they tell me my
grandma was Orie Virginy King at birth. A photo of the gravestones
of Hiram and Caroline M. Petitt in
Thebes shows that she was born 1834, same as Fanny, and she died in 1902.
Can anyone provide the proof that they were one and the same person?
Fanny Carline and Jacob Mansker were two of four the children of Lewis
Mansker and Jane Cash Smith -- see the
Descendants page. I personally am willing to
bet good money that this Caroline and Fanny Carline are the same person.
Does anyone have any additional information? -- Dennis
From Cynthia McDaniel
Samuel Mansker was appointed guardian to my husband's ancestor: Gabriel
(Francis) Marion Bilderback. Gabriel is the son of William Bilderback (son
of Ephraim Bilderback and Jane Stewart) and Pernicia Ingram (dau of William
E. Ingram and Mary (?)). I can't figure out what connection Samuel has to
the family to explain why he was appointed guardian. Harvey Clendenin was
appointed guardian of Gabriel's sister, Jane Stewart Bilderback. Harvey
married William's sister, Getty Bilderback.
I don't know much about the families of Jane Stewart nor Pernicia Ingram
so the connection could be through their lines.
What I do know is that the granddaughter of Ephraim Bilderback and Jane
Stewart, Lydia Bilderback, is listed in the 1850 Census (Randolph Co., IL)
with John Moore and his family including wife, Elizabeth Mansker, who is
sister to Samuel Mansker. That's as close as I can get to a connection
between Samuel and the Bilderbacks, except that there's also a Crawford
connection: William Crawford, Jr. m. Sarah Bilderback in 1830, but I don't
have the connection between him and Nancy Crawford.
There was a clear connection to the Mansker and Bilderback families at the time:
Hiram Murry Bilderback m. Chloe Emily Frazer March 1908. She was the
daughter of Samuel Frazer and Clara Dell Mansker, who in turn was the
daughter of Robert Bruce Mansker, who was the son of Samuel Mansker
and Elizabeth Bartel. Harvey Bilderback married Genevieve May Mansker,
who was the daughter of Herman Cole Mansker, who was the son of Samuel
Mansker and Nancy Nelson. Larancy Mansker, the second wife of John
Moore, was the daughter of Samuel Mansker and Nancy Crawford.
The further identity of these Bilderbacks is unknown at this time However,
I did notice the name "Larancy" recurring in her descendant chart, which
is further evidence of a familial connection.
Can anyone shed some light on these connections? -- Dennis
From Stephanie Bertani
I am searching for the family of Robert Monroe Mansker, the son of Doc Mansker of Eastland, Texas.
He married two of my great aunts and had at least two children that I know of.
His wife was Frances, or Lillie, and his children were Annie and Louise.
Annie married a man named Akins, and moved to Stigler, Oklahoma.
Louise Mansker lived in Houston for quite a while.
I do not know from my family history, if she married. I may not have connected the photos or the dots, yet.
I want to find their decendents, so I can talk to them about our family.
From Jennifer Lewis
I am researching my great-grandfather, Nelson Crain Mansker's son Murry
Mansker, and I would like any information that is available. I have been to
this and many other websites but have found little information about Murry.
My family did not have strong ties and much information is lost.
This is the information I do have: I know that Murry lived in Ill. for several
years. My grandfather remembers living there for a while. I don't know the
year they moved to St. Paul, Kansas. They lived at a few different locations
before settling on Xavier Rd.They were farmers.
Murry married Bertha Tindall and they had 11 or 12, children, among them
Murry, Chester, and Jesse Albert (my grandfather).
After Murry passed away, his son Chester took care of Bertha, and shared
ownership of the farm land. Chester stayed on the farm and became the
owner after his mothers death. Chester never married or fathered a child,
that we know of, so after his death, the family decided to sell the farm.
I was given a number of pictures and 8mm film reels. Few of these photos
are labeled but I do have army and family photos that have been recognized.
I am willing to share via US Postal, since I don't have a means of getting these online.
Murry, Bertha, Chester, and two other chidren are barried at South Mound
Cemetery, South Mound, Kansas. Ruth is buried in McCune, Kansas.
From Kristen Mansker
My grandmother's recent death has resparked in me the urge to get the family
tree untangled. We've never been able to track down the connection between
my great-grandfather, William Luther Mansker, and the Man from Mainz
himself, and I'd appreciate any help anyone could offer.
William Luther Mansker was born in 1889 and died in 1968; his wife was
Rosa or Rosalie Davis (Rosalie on my grandfather's death certificate, Rosa
according to the family). They had three children: a daughter, Rhonda Louise,
and two sons, Delois and Gerald Edward (my grandfather, b. 17 Sept. 1925
in S. Missouri).
I was flipping through the Mansker site, poking around to see if I could find
someone else telling an old family story about land between Poplar Bluff and
Puxico that was lost in a card game, when I ran onto the Arkansas Marriage
That lists a Lute Mansker marrying a Rosie L. Davis in 1911, which I think
fits too well to be just a coincidence (not that it matters much, as Lute is
marked as a Missing Mansker himself). In response to the year listed, my
mother points out that great-uncle Delois, oldest of William Luther and
Rosalie's children, said he was too young to fight in WWI (1914-8)
and too old to fight in WWII (1941-5).
Again, if that sparks anything for anyone, if anyone can offer any help,
I'd be much appreciative. :)
From Mildred Mansker Capajin
Hi, I just visited the Mansker website that you have created and it is
excellent! The only thing is, I didn't find exaclty what I am searching for
and I am hoping you would be able to help me.
My maiden name is Mansker and
I wish to find out where I, or where my family fits in the Mansker family
My name is Mildred Mansker Cajapin. I am the daughter of Charles Rex
Mansker, who is the son of Leslie Mansker and Maude Whitaker Mansker. My
father, Charles Rex Mansker, met my mother, Asuncion Namuco, in the
Philippines when he came to fight in the war at Bataan (1942-45). They were
married at the Army Base. My father was one of the soldiers who was held as
prisoner by the Japanese and never made it back to us. My father didn't
even get to see my younger sister, Josephine.
The only information my mother
and I have about his family is his parents' names, his siblings' names,
Mildred, Dorothy, and Betty, his cousin's name, John, and where they are
from, Galvestone, Texas. I also know that my grandmother, Maude Whitaker
Mansker, is Hawaiian.
For all these years I have tried to find information
about my father's side of the family, I hope you would be able to help me
with this. I also hope to someday get aquainted with any relatives, learn
more about my family backgound and finally fill the very important missing
pieces of my life.
A success story! Thanks to this inquiry, the mystery of Mildred's ancestry has
been solved. John Mansker of Las Vegas saw this inquiry and immediately
recognized Mildred's father as his first cousin. John and Mildred have now
made contact and she has been able to connect with her family. Thanks,
John, for reading these inquiries and reaching out to your new cousin.
From Carol Cannon
I am looking for the parents of Cornelius A. "Bud" Mansker, born abt 1887.
He married Birdie Kerley in Randolph County, AR.
Their marriage affidavit shows that Cornelius A. Mansker (who signed his name
at the bottom as Bud Mansker) and Birdie married on Jan 25, 1905. His age is
shown as 18 and Birdie's age is shown as 15. It also notes that a written consent
of the parents of C.A. Mansker and Birdie Kerley was filed with the affidavit. It
shows the man standing bond for Bud was E.A. Kerley, Birdie's cousin, but does
not identify his parents.
From Ethel Jordan
I'm looking for my great grandfather David Manskel, Born 1811. I have his marriage
bond to Susan Frances Jordan in Bowling Green KY. David's daughter, Susanna
Mansco married my grandfather, Commodore Perry Jordan.
According to family legend, David and Sarah were Cherokee, and my father told
me that when the government made the Indians go to Oklahoma, a lot of them got
scared and took off to difference places and he lost track of them.
My father was Virgil Jordan, his Mother was Susanna Manskel (changed to Mansco).
They all lived in Bowling Green KY. I know where Susanna Mansco is buried but
I can't find David and Sarah. Sarah died before Susanna married into the Jordan
family. Sarah and David were in and out of Tennessee all time. Finally, David was
rumored to have been a stow-away on a ship to the USA, and he lived with the
Indians in Virginia for a time, where he met Sarah, who was Indian.
From George McIntosh
I'm trying to locate Donald R. Mansker, who was in the Air Force at Goldsboro,
North Carolina, during the years 1960-1964.
From Gary McCloud
It has been over two years since I e-mailed you that I was from the
Mansco side of the family. I saw the article about Andrew and James Mansco [see
"Missing Manskers" Page]
and couldn't believe my eyes.
Andrew was my great-great-grandfather. I'm
not sure but I think James was his brother, I only know that Andrew survived
the war and James didn't. Andrew's family was from Tennessee, and he was the
son of David Mansco and Sarah (who was native american, most likely
Cherokee). Sometime around the Civil war the s was dropped in the name
somehow and Andrew's last name became Manco. the family name stayed Manco
until the mid 1920's when my grandfather Garthie Manco got into some trouble
with the Army and deserted. he took the name Herbert McCloud and settled in
Do you have any information on the Tennessee Mansco's and any
possibilities on who David Mansco's father might be he was born in TN in
From Lawanna Limback
When my mother died in 12/99, my husband and I went to Oklahoma to gather
a few of her personal momentos. I came across my Grandparents marriage
certificate and an old photograph negative of my Grandpa Mansker. I don't
know when or where the photo was taken and I don't know how old he was.
But by the looks of him, I'd say he was in his late 20's or early 30's.
The marriage certificate lists my true Grandfather as, Herman Leo Mansker, of
Advance, MO. He married my Grandmother, Daisy Lou Rambo, of St. Louis,
MO., on July 5, 1930. However, on his tombstone in Bollinger County, MO,
he is listed as Herman Walter Mansker, and my uncle says that he was known
as Walter Mansker.
Their marriage produced three children. Clinton,(deceased-1998?), Doyle,
(living-Bakersfield,CA.) and Minnie Mae, (my mother, 09/21/40-12/07/99).
While going through my mother's papers, I found photographs that she had taken
at a cemetery while she had visited my uncle Clee (Clinton), in MO. prior to his
death. Some of the pictures show names of Mansker's as well as Rambo's... all
unknown to me since my Grandparents divorced when my mother was about
three years old. I grew up thinking that my Grandmother's second husband,
Hollis T. Burns, was my true Grandfather. It wasn't until I was around 11 or
12 yrs. old, my mother told me that Grandpa Bill was my "step-Grandpa".
That's when I got my "family history lesson" about her real father,
My mother told me that her father, whom she didn't know well nor
keep in touch with after my Grandparent's divorce, was struck and killed
by lightning while he was working for a forestry service when she was
about 16 years old. She was pregnant with my big brother at the time.
(1956/1957). Weather this is a fact or not, I truly do not know. She
said that her mom called her and gave her the news on the day of his
death. I never met him, nor, do I know where he lived after he and my
Grandmother divorced. Neither my Grandmother nor mother talked about
him much and since they are also passed away now, it's hard to ask those
questions that I didn't think of asking way back when.
Your web page is both interesting and obviously a labor of love. I found
names listing, "Daisy, Doyle and Minnie", but not any that I had hoped to find.
I did notice Herman Mansker listed, but can't put him together with any of the
other names. Perhaps they could be among your "missing Manskers?".
I also came across a few aged newspaper clippings that my Grandmother
must have kept. One
especially caught my interest. It is about the death of a Mrs. Joe VanGennip.
The memorial clipping does not have a date. The article says that she was the
former "Miss Bertie Mansker", and the daughter of Mrs. Edna Mansker and
the late Lewis Mansker. Bertie was born 09/14/14 and died 10/21/?? at St.
John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis from burns she sustained in a gas
explosion on 9/14 in a dwelling near Dongola.
||This seems to me to
indicate a positive connection to the family of Lewis Mansker and Betsy Simpkins (see
Descendants). This Lewis was a great-grandson of
Lewis and Betsy, but what is the connection? -- Dennis
From Harriett Keuhne
I have been trying to find info about my father. He was Harry Devine Parker.
His mother was Julia Mansker, and I think her father was John Mansker.
Dad was born Sept 24th 1890 in either Rockwood, Il. or Chester, Il.
Mom had always told me that my grandmother was Julia Ann Mansker and
my grandfather was John Devine Parker and that Dad had been born in
Chester, Il. where I still live.
I know that Thaddeus Mansker had a daughter named Julia but I still can't
find anything about Julia marrying John Devine Parker. I found my father's
death certificate and it had John and Julia as Dad's parents.
From Joe Mansker
I'm looking for information on Alice F. Mansker, my great-grandmother.
The 1880 census of Perry co Illinois
Lists my great-grandmother as a widow 26 years of age with 3 children James
F. age 6 Sara E age 6 and Joseph H. age 3. It also lists a sister Ballard,
Lula F, with Spinal Disease.
From Carolyn Allen
I am trying to find the parents of two brothers who migrated to Alabama in the
early 1820's. Their names were James Mansker and David Mansker. James lists
his birthplace as Pennsylvania. I do not know which one of
Ludwig's bunch they are descended from, but I suspect it was one of John's older
sons. James middle name was Elliott which seems to run in the Mansker family.
David died young in Pickens, Co., AL, but James survived till the 1860 Mobile Co.
Federal census at which time his second wife was Amazon Thomas. Please help if you can.
David Mansker was my great-great-great grandfather.
From Joann Porter
I am trying to find information regarding William Wallace Mansker, my
great grandfather. After my great grandmother died in Illinois, he moved
to Missouri and died three years later at the age of 32. His two children
were sent back to their grandparents, The Crains, in Illinois. I would
appreciate your posting this for me in hopes of finding some helpful information.
From Bonnie Farley
I am looking for Willie Mansker of Montgomery County (MS) He married
Martha Britt. I am looking for his parents.....He is buried in Old Salem Cemetery in Winona, MS.