Michael Lacopo's research
into the origins of Ludwig Mäintzger
indicates the village of Merchingen as the likely origin
of the Mansker-Minsker families.
So where is Merchingen? Here is a series of
zooming in on its location. You can see that it is
east and a bit north of Karlsruhe and Neureut.
You can also see a couple of
Google Earth satellite photos:
Western Europe and