Place of origin
Bodenhof-Wachtküppel, Gersfeld, Hessen, Germany
Johann Heinrich Manz, son of Johann Caspar Mans & Barbara Schüssler, was born 11 May 1735 in Bodenhof, a village that is part of the Gersfeld Parish, once part of the Free Noble Province of Ancient Knights. He married Anna Katharina Hochgraber. They arrived in Frank on 1 September 1767. They and their 2 children are recorded on the 1767 Census of Frank in Household No. 107.
By the 1798 Census, they are living in Kolb .
- Gersfeld Parish Records.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 437.