My GGGGG Grandfather was Gottfried Manns (Manz) (Mannz) (Mans) born in 1781 in Riesenkirch, West Prussia (now part of Poland). He was married to Louisa Volkmann. I have been searching microfilm records of Church ledgers, and the spelling of the name means nothing. There are multiple references showing various spellings for the same individuals because few of the people had any education, and the minister simply wrote what he thought he heard. If you have traced your family to this general area of Europe at about that time (or even as late as about 1870) there is a possibility I could assist you. Email me at email@example.com
Hi Lisa yes I would be interested in your information.my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, and maybe we are related.