My daughter married a Minder, and I have been working the line for the ancestors of my grandchildren.
The earliest Minder I trace was the immigrant from Switzerland. Gary Minder on December 11, 1999, posted a message on the Minder descendants of Huttwil Minder. I suspect that the Jacob Minder I am trying to trace could be a descendant, and wonder if Gary or anyone else on this list can give me additional informtion.
The Jacob Minder I am interested in was born in Switzerland on September 10, 1832. He died in Lake Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, on May 23, 1917, leaving numerous descendants from his eight children. He was married in Muscatine on September 6, 1859, to a Mary Anne Bowers.
The only information I have other than his date of birth is that he supposedly came from Switzerland to the United States and Muscatine County in 1854, which would have made him about 22 years of age.
Thanks! From Keith Street. e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org