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John Mansker (1746 - 1821)

John Mansker aka Minsker
Born in Merchingen, Adelsheim, Baden, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 75 in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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There is some debate as to the exact birth place of John Minsker, but his birth date is 9 Jul 1746 in Germany.[1]


  • John owned 2 1/2 acres in Middletown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania in 1778[2], 1780[3], and also in 1782[4]
  • John was taxed in 1783 at Londonderry, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[5]
  • John was living at Londonderry, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania during 1788.[6]
  • John was living at Dauphin County, Pennsylvania during the 1790 census, apparently with one son, a wife, and two daughters. His brother, James Minsker, was his neighbor.[7]
  • John (or his son, John) was living at Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania during the 1800 Pennsylvania Septennial Census.[8]


John Mansker served in the Revolutionary War as a Private 4th class in the 4th Battalion.[9]

John marched under Captain Crouch's Company on April 1779.[10]

The year following another Indian maraud was feared, and the struggling settlers of Northumberland made an earnest appeal for succor. During the month of April the sixth class marched to Bedford County for the protection of the inhabitants there while putting in their spring crops. Orders were issued by Col. Robert Elder, sub-lieutenant of the county of Lancaster, to Capt. John Rutherford, who commanded the following detachments from the several companies mentioned, marched to Bedford, where they remained about six weeks, until relieved by ranging companies recruited for the purpose: (John Minsker is listed under Capt. Crouch's Company).[11]


John died 1821 at Upper Makefield, Bucks County, Pennsylvania as recorded at the Wrightstown Monthly Meeting of the Quakers.[12] John's birth year is further supported as 1746 in this record.


  1. "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 October 2019), Johann Casper Meintziger, 9 Jul 1746; images digitized and records extracted by Ancestry; citing Baptism, Merchingen, Adelsheim, Baden, Deutschland, , German Lutheran Collection, various parishes, Germany.
  2. History of the counties of Dauphin and Lebanon : in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by William Henry Egle page 377
  3. History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical Memoirs, Volumes 1-2, By Luther Reily Kelker, Page 402
  4. The History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania page 469
  5. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 329 Ancestry Record 2497 #1344003
  6. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 327 Ancestry Record 2497 #1961236
  7. 1790; Census Place: Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 194; Image: 383; Family History Library Film: 0568148 Ancestry Record 5058 #307118
  8. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Ancestry Record 2702 #511519
  9. Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783 Ancestry Record 2591 #45322
  10. History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: With Genealogical Memoirs, Volumes 1-2 By Luther Reily Kelker page 901
  11. History of the counties of Dauphin and Lebanon: in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by William Henry Egle, pages 103-104
  12. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Deaths, 1770-1901; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR-PH-676 Ancestry Record 2189 #2228936

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Mansker-26 and Minsker-11 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person resulting from the merge of their mother.
posted by David Thomson III

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