This family tree traces my lineage back to the 1650's, to Wilhelm Minnir.
He was an Armorer in the service of "The Count Of Hohenlohe" at Ernstbach in the Odenwald, East of the Rhine River where the Nechar River meets, near Heidelberg, Germany in 1703.
Wilhelm's grandsons, 3rd generation descendants, Johann Gorg Minnir and Christianus Minnir were the first of the family to move to America. Johann Gorg Minnir changed his name to "Johann George Minear" when he moved to the United States- and Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He arrived, with his brother Christianus Minnir, at Philadelphia on the ship "Mary Of London" from Rotterdam Adn Cowes on September 26, 1732. He gave his age as 26 and his brother, Christainus gave his age as 28. He changed his name soon after to Geoge Minnear. He was listed as Hans Georg Minier on the importation list and as Hance Jerck Mineer on the list of persons taking the oath of allegiance to Pennsylvania.
4th Generation descendant, Johannes (John) MANIER, was Killed by Indians on April 5, 1781 in VA.and his son, 5th generation descendant, JOHNATHON MINEAR had been Killed by Indians a year earlier, on April 16, 1780, St. George, In Tucker County, West Virginia.
DAVID MINEAR, 5th generation descendant, brother of Johnathon, was a Soldier, with Pension, in the Revolutionary War and Soldier in the Indian Wars. In the spring of 1779 he enlisted in Captain William Haymond's Rangers where he served nine months and was discharged. In the summer of 1780 he was drafted and served six months in Captain Biscoe's Company under General George Rogers Clark in Indiana against the Indians.
6th generation descendant, Jonathan (Mynhier) MANIER, Birth: 1781 in Va.; August 15, 1852, Could be death date Killed by Indians. in Bath Co., Ky. Occupation: Doctor.
Jonathan Saylor Mynhier,7th generation descendant, was shot and killed on July 4th, 1863,during the Civil War, by A group of men in Menifee County banded together, calling themselves Home Guards, they said to protect the people of the valley. They turned out to be more outlaw, than law, doing a lot of things they were not supposed to do. Jonathan had gone with a group of men hoping to scatter and run off the Home Guards, to protect their families and property. The Home Guards were warned and escaped. The Home Guards later returned and murdered Jonathan Saylor Mynhier, leaving 5 small children to be raised by their mother, who later remarried.
Each generation of these Mynhier's, who were murdered, left behind a wife and several young childeren, who had to survive as best they could without their father.