I am a Minder, and am very interested in learning more about my family name and history. I was born in Sisseton, SD, my dad was William, Sr. and born in Wilmot, SD.My grandfather was William Allen Minder, died in Oregon in about 1981. I believe my ancestors came from Wisconsin, but I don't have much to go on. My dad died this past Dec. 9, 2000 at age 67.He wasn't very interested in our family history, so I don't know much. Is the Minder name Swiss or German?Any info would be appreciated.I will share what I have learned so far.