Children of William Mink were:
Rufus Mink, Calem Mink, Thompson Mink, John B. Mink, Hiram Mink, Amos William Mink, Daniel Mink, Harvey Mink, James Mink, Jane Mink, Martha Mink, Mary Mink, Sarah Mink, William Joseph Mink.
According to "The World Book of Minks" the Mink surname means "descendant of Menk, a pet form of Meinhardt". Because there are many descendants of the Germanic peoples, the Mink bloodline also contains Swiss, Swedish, Norwegian, and Dutch ancestry.
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We all know of Plymouth Colony, settled by the English Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower in 1620
Not as well known is there was a Swedish Colony called New Sweden in what is now Delaware, from 1638 - 1655. At this time Sweden was one of the major military and political powers on the European continent. By mid 1600's, the kingdom included part of Norway, all of Finland and stretched into Russia. Sweden had control of portions of modern Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany.
The first Swedish ships reached Delaware Bay in March 1638, and the settlers began to build a fort at the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware. They named it Fort Christina, in honor of Sweden's twelve-year-old queen. It was the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.
During the next seventeen years, twelve more Swedish expeditions left the homeland for New Sweden. A total of eleven vessels and some 600 Swedes and Finns reached their destination. The colony eventually consisted of farms and small settlements along both banks of the Delaware River into modern Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Along with Swedes and Finns, a number of the settlers were Dutch. Some Germans also came to the colony as soldiers in the Swedish army.
A replica of the Kalmer Nyckel, the ship that brought Anders Classon Mink to America, was one of the two ships who brought colonists to New Sweden.
The replica was built at a shipyard in Wilmington on the Christina river near the original 1638 Swedish settler's landing site at Fort Christina. She was launched on September 28, 1997 and commissioned on May 9, 1998.
Debbie Mink Hopper (special thanks for all the help on James E. Mink's family)
Kathleen Marie Mink
Bette Mink Flanagan
Gary Doyle Mink
Randall M. Mink