My Frankman ancestors can be tracted to Bonn, Westphalia, Prussia.By 1853 James Henry Frankman Sr with wife and five children, made his way to New York and then Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.Children were James Jr., Elizabeth(Epple), Anna, Bernard, and John. James and John became farmers in the St. Anna area of Sheboygan County.James Jr. would be my great grandfather. He had two families, first included MaryAnn(Berrens)Henry, Peter, Anton, John, Caroline(Grogan), James, Nancy(Murrin),and Elizabeth(Walsdorf). At the birth of Elizabeth the mother, Nancy Keenan died and cousin, Katherine Keenan, came to care for the child.She later married James Jr. and had Thomas(my grandfather), Bernard, Margaret(Dunn) and Catherine. The first family was mature and the boys moved from Wisconsin to Minnesapolis, formed a construction company and became quite well known as bridge builders.It seems that their company built many of the railroad bridges from Minnesota to Montana as the West was being settled.Two girls of the first family married locally and farmed, the other two married and moved on to South Dakota as it was being settled (1850's).The second family farmed and lived in the St. Anna area, except for Margaret, who lived in Milwaukee.Thomas married Katherine Dignin and had Ken, Ione(Neuser), Grace(Schwartz/Strong)and Janet(Richter,my mother).
I can go on for pages.....so if this should be any fit, contact me for more information.I have also found several spelling of Frankman, even on the same document(will). I found Frankman, Frankmann, Frenkman, Frenckman, and Franckmann.