Our family today is massive. The ancestors of most of us, Western Pennsylvania pioneers Jacob and Maria (Nein) Minerd Sr., produced at least 1,957 descendants by the year 1900, comprising just the first four generations of offspring. This includes 12 children - 89 grandchildren - 516 known great- grandchildren - and 1,729 known great- great- grandchildren. The names of these cousins are listed in alphabetical order, with links to their biographies.
Other families profiled extensively on this website include Jacob's brother Friedrich Meinert Jr. (Meinder) -- sister Maria Elizabeth (Meinert) Gaumer (12 children, 40+ grandchildren and 160+ great-grandchildren and 600 great-great-grandchildren) -- and the kissin' cousin Younkin-Younken-Youngkin family originating with immigrants Johann "Heinrich" and Catharina (Scherer) Junghen of Niederasphe, Germany & Bucks County, PA (10 known children, 33 known grandchildren, 201+ great-grandchildren and 913+ great-great grandchildren).
There are more than 1,610 bios on our site, with more to come. Begin by clicking on the first letter of the last name you seek. Then, look at the list to find the name. If the name is linked, click to see a bio. In the list of Minerd- Minard- Miner- Minor names, all variations of spellings are intermingled and listed alphabetically by the person's first name.
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