Since November 1997 I'm regularly corresponding with H. Melvin Symmank from Garland in Texas. He occupies himself already since several years with ancestral research and in his database he has almost all descendants of two german - to be more precise sorbian - emigrants, who went with the vessel Westphalia to the USA in 1883. A lot of the Symmank respectively Symank living in the USA today can be led back to this family tree.
Here you can visit the descendants of Johann August Symmank (born 1835) and his wife Johanna Golver (born 1840).
Additionally a half-brother of Johann August Symmank emigrated.
Here you can visit the descendants of Samuel Symmank (born 1848) and his wife Maria Zwahr (born 1851).
A second big part of the people with this name probably descend from another two german emigrants of sorbian descent, as well, who came in 1854 to the USA with the vessel Ben Nevis. Since June 2001 I have contact to Donald Symank from St. Louis in Missouri, a descendant of these emigrants.
Here you can visit the descendants of Andreas Symank (born 1821) and his wife Johanna Christiane Fritzsche (born 1827).
Beside you can find in the internet further descendants of Symmanks, who are not connected to the both large groups above and of whom no ancestors in Germany are known, at the moment.
Here you can visit the descendants of Carl August Simmank (born 1812) and his wife Johanna Magdalena Roessler (born 1812).
Here you can visit the descendants of Johann Ernst Simmank (born 1826) and his wife Johanna ??? (born 1828).
Besides during this time (1854 with the vessel Ben Nevis) also one family named Neitsch emigrated, that descend from a family named Symank. Since June 2001 I have contact to C.B. Neitsch from Jarrell in Texas, a descendant of these emigrants.
Here you can visit the descendants of Johann August Symank (born 1796) and his wife Maria Kschischan (born 1782).
In case of some mistakes or gaps, I would be glad to get informed about corrections or completions from you.
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