I have some information that indicates Christoff Dahnke's father was Erdmann Dancke - Born: Abt 1654, Malchow-Cloister, Germany. I don't know how accurate that information is... I was also given some information on Hans Danke who lived in Parchim in the Marktstrate in the end of the 15th century who paid tax in the year 1496
for the 'Kaiserbede' ( a special war tax).
I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have information on these people.