The Mansker Chronicles
A Historical and Genealogical Resource for the
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Google Earth 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
If you don't already have it, you'll need to first download the
Google Earth application and install it on your computer.
When you've done that, click here: Mansker-MinskerTour.kmz.
The tour should open in Google Earth. If it doesn't open Google Earth
automatically, you may have to download it to your computer and
double-click on it from there.
When it does open, you'll probably have to expand the tour to see all
of the locations. Use the little icon at the left of the name to show
the various sites from our our family's past. Clicking on one of them
will tell you a little something about it, and double-clicking on it
will "fly" you to the location.
According the the the PBS
website, The Sweetest Sound, Mansker is surname
number 18,300 in popularity in the U.S.; Minsker is not listed
because the site ranks only the top 55,000 surnames culled from the
Social Security Index.
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
This website contains all of the research, evidence,
pictures, stories, historical accounts, resources, etc., that are
available to document the descendants of Ludwig Mäintzger.
database of Mansker-Minsker Descendants is back online, in a different format.
- And don't forget: Mugs, shirts, stickers and
more, all with the Family Crest. Get some for yourself,
get some for gifts. See the Family Store
for pictures and details.
Your contributions to this website are welcome.
Old newspaper clippings, family photos, family stories or tall tales,
it doesn't matter --
to me and if they are appropriate subjects
for The Mansker Chronicles, I will display them here.
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this website. Thank you.
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merchandise displaying the family crest at
the Family Store.
They make great gifts!
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