Anyone know where in PA he was born or who his parents are? He marries Catharine Shetler in Tuscarawas, OH in 1830. There they have: William Minnich 1831– Samuel Minnich 1838– Daniel R. Minnich 1839–1920 David Minnich 1840– Christina A Minnich 1844– John I Minnich 1846–1933 Angeline Minnich 1849– Emanuel G. Minnich 1850–1904 In 1856 during the winter he moves his family to Iowa, where he noted as a "farmer, carpenter, and bridge-builder, excellent in all." He is credited with laying out the town of Coon Rapids, IA. He builds a house in the middle of town with the express purpose of renting it out as a store. Does anyone know where he comes from?