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Sources and Bibliography


NOTE: Books marked with a red asterisk are available for order on the bookstore page.

Allison, John. Notable Men of Tennessee. Atlanta: Southern Historical Association,
1905.

Belue, Ted Franklin. The Long Hunt: Death of the Buffalo East of the Missippi. Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996.

Brodhagen, Jean. Recipes and Remembrances of the Mansker and Minsker Families. Leawood, Kansas: Circulation Service, Inc., 1990.

Carr, John. Early Times in Middle Tennessee. Nashville: E. Stevenson & F. A. Owen, 1857.

Clark, Murtie Jean. American Militia in the Frontier Wars. Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.

Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois. Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough & Co., 1883.

Crutchfield, James A. Early Times in the Cumberland Valley: From its Beginning to 1880. Nashville: a Bicentennial Publication of the First America Bank, 1986.

Dalton, Lawrence. A History of Randolph County, Arkansas. Self-published, 1946.

Durham, Walter T. "Kasper Mansker: Cumberland Frontiersman." Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Volume XXX #2, Summer 1971.

-----------. The Great Leap Westward: A History of Sumner County, Tennessee, from Its Beginning to 1805. Nashville: The Brandon Printing Co., 1969.

-----------. Old Sumner: A History of Sumner County, Tennessee from 1805 to 1861. Nashville: Parthenon Press, 1969.

Egle, William Henry, MD, MA. History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.

Ehmer, Hermann, Paul Waibel, Kurt Hanneman and Wilhelm Meinzer. Geschichte von Neureut. Karlsruhe, Deutschland: Herausgegeben von der Stadt Karlsruhe, 1983.

Garrett, William and Albert Goodpasture. History of Tennessee. Nashville: Brandon Printing Co., 1900.

Henderson, Deborah Kelley. It is a Goodly Land. Nashville: Parthenon Press, 1982

History of Tennessee, Illustrated. Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887.
Reprinted, Easley, South Carolina: The Southern Historical Press, 1979.

Langston, Mrs. George [Carolyne Lavinia]. History of Eastland County, Texas. Dallas: A. D. Aldridge & Co., 1904.

Massman, Betty G., Editor. The Man From Mainz and His Descendants. A Quarterly Publication for Genealogical Researchers into the Mansker, Minsker, Meinzer et var. Surnames. Cary, Illinois: BGM Publications, Inc., quarterly from Fall 1986 through Spring 1996.

Note: This is THE premiere resource for Mansker-Minsker researchers; much of the information on this Website, especially that relating to the descendant charts, has been gleaned from the various quarterly issues of the newsletter as well as private correspondence with Betty Massman. --DM


Ramsey, J. G. M., AM, MD. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Charleston, South Carolina: Walker & Jones, 1853.
Reprinted, Knoxville, Tennessee: East Tennessee Historical Society, 1967.

Ray, Worth S. Tennessee Cousins: A History of the Tennessee People. Austin, Texas: Self-Published, 1950. Reprinted, Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.

Richter, Conrad.The Trees. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1940

-----------. "Valley from the Past." Country Beautiful. April, 1963.

Stallcup, Helene. "Outlaws Took the Train at Olyphant." Rural Arkansas. March, 1990.

Stone, Irving. The President's Lady. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951.

Strassburger, Ralph D., LLD. Edited by William J. Hinke, PhD. Pennsylvania German Pioneers. Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980.

Tennessee: A Guide to the State. Compiled and Written by the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Tennessee. New York: The Viking Press, 1939.

Trussell, John B. B. Jr. The Pennsylvania Line: Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776--1783. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977.

Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1787--1838. Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981.

-----------. Sumner County, Tennessee: Abstracts of Will Books 1 & 2 (1788--1842). Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978.
And a special thanks to:

The Tennessee Historical Society
War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243.
Email: tnhissoc@isdn.net
Sumner County Archives
155 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066