Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Dutch Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Dutch in Maine: Gee & Mansise 1860's
Posted by: Linda Scott Date: August 13, 2001 at 13:01:14
  of 152

Does anyone know of any Dutch migrations to Maine? I am researching the names Gee and Mansise, both found in Maine in the mid to late 1800's.

I have Isaac Gee, d. 25 Feb 1895 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, m. Martha Miller, b. 1842, d. 1926 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Their children were: A. Berta, b. 1863, d. 1928; Justina M., b. 1869 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, d. 1916 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine; Alice M., d. 2 May 1898; S. Frederick, b. 9 Jun 1883, d. 21 Sep 1914; & Georgia.

I also have George W. Mansise, b. 1841 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, d. 1901 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. He married Eliza Ann Neal, b. 26 Mar 1845 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, d. 1918 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. They had a son, George E. Mansise, b. 1868 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, d. 1914 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine.

Family legend has it that Mansise is a variation of Van Sise, but I have not been able to find any proof of it. What I have found, while researching other Dutch ancestors, is the surname Mancius, which could possibly have morphed into Mansise. But again, I have no proof.

Also, I have found the surname Gee mentioned quite frequently in the Ulster County area of New York. Did any of these move north to Maine?

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network