Judy, Hi again. My Maneke's came to Michigan from Germany. That's all I know. Right now I am trying to find out who exactly my earliest relative is and where he came from. It's almost like he appeared out of thin air to get married in Oct of 1860 in WI. I can't find anything on this guy from brfore that. I do have a picture of him and his wife on their wedding day, but nothing more. I am stuck as to where I should go from here. I have talked to several of the Missouri Maneke's and they say there is a connection but that is all. I have a friend who lives in Holland and when he gets time to go to Germany he does research for me. So far nothing on my guy. i don't know what to do now.