While I'm so glad whoever had it didn't just throw it away, give it to New Hope, or try to sell it but it would be helpful if some type of information was included with it.
The family name who had it would give me a very good clue to start with. Then I can look in my database at the various years and list of names to see if I can figure out which confirmation class this was.
This is what I've been doing with tens of thousands of old photos over the decades...something no one else will do or probably can do - on this level of historical preservation.
ALSO, if I don't get these old pictures identified now, they'll probably never get identified. I still have a few older people I can go to who occasionally will recognize a face, BUT in another decade there won't be anyone living who will be old enough to help.
So I'll use this picture to continue to promote my preservation projects, and encourage other Manning connected people/families to get their old pix to me to scan and document so I can properly preserve them.
Now these are the grandparents of a lot of living people - so I hope they see this feature and contact me to help with the IDs.
Now either there were 2 Harold Becks, or the confirmation name is in error in my database, because the Harold Beck I knew was born in 1918 and served during WWII.
So as the song playing on this web page states, I sure hope people don't "wait until the cows come home" because it won't be long before the barn is gone forever.
Betty & Ronnie Peters - good friends of Elke Bunz who had this picture in her collection.
Ron Peters, born September 4, 1938, passed away on June 17, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and Multiple System Atrophy. Ron grew up in Manning Iowa, the son of Henry and Esther (Vetter) Peters. He and his sister Betty helped his parents in what started as the Peters Tavern and eventually became the Corner Café - the same structure that was a historically prominent tavern, first owned by the Buhmann brothers and then Voss & Frahm, which had the longest bar (horseshoe shaped) west of the Mississippi.
He met his future wife Jeanette" Jen" Hugg while in high school, as he captured her heart with his infectious smile and pretty blue eyes. The high school sweethearts married after Jen finished her degree at AIB and looked forward to their new life together.
The first in his family to attend college, Ron attended the University of Iowa where he completed both his undergrad and graduate work in Physiological Psychology. Upon graduation he received an offer to teach at Iowa State. They moved to Ames and into their first little home on Arizona Avenue in 1963. Though they had their first daughter Kris, the one that looks like her Mom, while still in Iowa City, they welcomed their second daughter Kari in Ames. And she is the one that looks like her Dad.
The family flourished while in Ames. Ron and Jen built the home that they would live in for the next 50 years on Northbrook Circle while their girls attended Ames schools and eventually Iowa State. Both girls had their Dad for Psych 101 but that was about as far as it went with passing down the scientific gene. Ron loved his research and teaching and his students loved him. He received many awards during his 45 years teaching at Iowa State. Avid Cyclone fans, they held season tickets to both football and basketball games until just recently. With a wonderful group of friends they had the best tailgate one could find under the C6 sign in the Hilton parking lot. Ron and the family loved spending their summer vacation camping and fishing in the mountains of Colorado or Wyoming or wherever their trailer might take them. He was an enthusiastic fly fisherman and spent many a day on the river with his favorite fishing buddy. The same buddy who helped him perfect their famous margarita recipe. He was also particularly fond of his granddaughter, Emme, who Kris had adopted in 1999 from Kazakhstan. He morphed into the role of Papa easily and she loved him dearly.
Due to Ron's illness, he and Jen chose to move to Green Hills Retirement Community in 2017. They have enjoyed the new friends they have met there and appreciate the care that all the wonderful staff has provided for both of them. Jen, Kris, Kari, and Emme will miss their favorite Papa greatly but are so grateful for the wonderful husband, father and grandfather he was and how he took such good care of "his girls."
There will be a small family burial in the Iowa State
University Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to 2205 Green Hills Drive, #1205, Ames, IA 50014.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
1956 former students: Erwin Barkalow, Nancy Dales, Larry Daugherty, Richard Enenbach, Verna Ford, Alan Friedrichsen, Rosemary Fritz, Art Fuller, Charles Fuss, Edwin Groppe, Jr., Ione Hicks, Roy Hinze, Michael Kellogg, Marlene Kinney, Sandra Lacy, Roger Littell, Paul Malven, Charlene McLaughlin, James McMahon, Sandra Mishler, Lila Nulle, Bill Porter, Jimmy Rohovit, Norma Rostermundt, Joyce Spence, Roy Stark, Brian Travis, Bobby Welker, Charles White, Dorothy Wiemann, William Wyatt
Check out Ronnie's most embarrassing moment during a junior high basketball game...
Back 3: Joycelyn Genzen, Roger Koepke, Sylvia Vollstedt
Second 5: Jon Groteluschen, Warren Puck, ??, Jack Hansen, Richard Wellendorf
Front 5: Dale Jansen, Darlene Genzen, Karen Rix, Robert Beisch, Cynthia Peters
On piano: Jeanette Hugg with Kay Ramsey (looking at camera) assisting
Junior Senior Banquet: Judy Hugg & Barbara Vollmer
Back: Gerald Beck, Larry Wilson, Dennis Ramsey, Larry Genzen, Alan Friedrichsen
Front: Larry Nielsen, Jon Groteluschen, Bobby Laverty, Ronnie Peters, Roger Littell, Coach Bill Anderson
Junior High float: 4 boys on hayrack Ron Peters, ??, ??, ??
then Coach & Jr High Principal Anderson, Roger Littell, Rob Horbach, Bob Froyd
Did you KNOW???
1950 new addition proposal - the existing gym and high school noted in back.
Children's Day - Henry Peters Tavern in the background
Children's Day 1948
note that this Coke Mural is different than the one recently painted on the Corner Cafe wall.
Some history of the Horseshoe bar
Henry Buhmann's place
John Frahm - the large ice house in back
Sometime after the 1916 Iowa Prohibition "Temperance movement"
Kleespies Brothers now in the north half of the building - Voss & Frahm Soft Drink Parlor in the south part.
1950s Manning Food Market on the north half and Corner Cafe in the south.
THE CORNER CAFE - 1981 Manning Centennial book
The building now housing the Corner Cafe at the northeast corner of Fourth and Main, has had a long and interesting history of serving the public. The building was, of course, once wooden, and there were a succession of businesses at the location before 1891.
By 1891, the property belonged to John Albert and was being used as a saloon. May 8, 1891, a terrible fire destroyed the entire block, including the Albert Saloon. Only one pool table was saved. As a result of the fire, the building was rebuilt by Mr. Albert as a two story brick. He did not live to see the property completed, however, and it passed into the hands of Honnas Wunder who continued to rent out the premises as a saloon.
It was occupied in succession by A.L. McEnturff, Graves and Mreau, Claus Edens, and John Hansen (1898). The 1900 Business Directory lists Henry Buhmann as a bartender for John Hansen. Henry and Bill Buhmann were later the proprietors of the ''Eck (Corner) Saloon."
The saloon gained fame as the "Horseshoe Bar", touted by the Dubuque Brewing and Malting Co., brewers of Banquet Beer, as the longest bar west of the Mississippi River. The bar was of solid mahogany, was 120 feet long and took eight bartenders to service. The bar had a solid marble kickplate, part of which is still in the cafe basement.
This saloon was one of 13 in existence in Manning when a law passed by Iowa's 33rd General Assembly (1909) limited the number of bars in a town the size of Manning to only one. A Gentlemen's Agreement between the saloon owners gave the license for the one saloon to John Frahm at this location, on December 28, 1911. This license cost $4,200. he then hired many of the other saloon owners as bartenders. When Iowa went dry in 1916, the very colorful history of this property as a saloon ended abruptly.
The building's life of serving the public did not end, however. The business came to be known as the Voss-Frahm Soft Drink Parlour, and in 1932, was the Henry Albert Temperance Parlour.
In 1940, Henry Peters took over and ran a very successful tavern and cafe venture until 1975.
Henry and Esther Peters - 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book
Henry and Esther Peters served the Manning community for nearly 35 years as proprietors of first, Peters Tavern, and then the Corner Cafe (now Deb's Corner Cafe) on Main Street. They spent endless hours preparing home-cooked meals (ham on rye, soups, hamburgers, pies) six days a week. They began this line of work in Westside and moved to Manning in 1940. Their first home in Manning was on Fourth Street, then at 710 First Street until 1952, when they moved to their new brick home at 409 Second Street. This move also brought a telephone and a television set to their family home.
Henry was born on December 25, 1895, in Hamburg, Germany. He first worked in Omaha after arriving from Germany in 1912 as a young man of sixteen. He then stayed with relatives around Manning and Arcadia and learned the farming trade. His first marriage was to Celia Bauer in 1917. To this union were born four children: Vernon, now of Wall Lake, Lester (deceased October 20, 1997), Arlene Noack (deceased January 23, 2002) and Ray (deceased May 4, 1978). Celia died on October 22, 1934. Henry died on April 24, 1982 after retiring at the age of seventy-nine.
Esther Vetter and Henry were married in Yankton, South Dakota, in 1938. Esther was born on October 5, 1906, in Carroll County. Her parents were August and Minnie (Noelck) Vetter. Her mother and siblings moved to Manning from a farm near Halbur in 1940, after the death of her father, August. Her mother, Minnie, and Paul, Frank, and Martha lived at 122 Third Street. She also had another brother, Louis, and a sister, Alice (Young). Esther was a life-long partner with Henry in the tavern and cafe business. She passed away on September 13, 1998.
Ronald Henry (September 4, 1938) and Betty Jean (November 22, 1939) were born to this union. Both Ron and Betty attended school in Manning until their graduations in 1956 and 1957, respectively. Ron went to the University of Iowa where he received his doctorate in psychology in 1963. He married Jeanette Hugg of Westside on June 22, 1958. Two daughters, Kristin (Ames) and Karin (Chicago), completed their family. Kristin adopted an infant girl from Kazakhstan so they have one granddaughter, Emmerson, who was born on July 20, 1999. Ron retired as Professor of Psychology from Iowa State University in Ames where he spent his entire career of 40 years. Jen also retired as an administrative specialist for the psychology department. They have always enjoyed traveling in their recreation vehicles.
Betty obtained her Bachelor's Degree from the Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls (UNI) in 1961 with a double major, upper elementary and library science. She married Donald Nobiling on June 25, 1961. She first taught sixth grade at Ar-We-Va in Arcadia; then seventh and eighth grade reading in Carroll, did 15 years of substituting and, finally, was at Manilla (IKM) where she served for 23 years as Title I Reading teacher and school librarian before retiring in 2002. She continues to be the City Librarian at Westside since 1971. The Nobilings have three sons: Scott (Roseville, Illinois), Brad (Polk City, Iowa) and Craig (Chadron, Nebraska). They have nine grandchildren. Don retired after being with the Crawford County Secondary Highway Department for 15 years.
I have very little information for the Hugg family.
These 2 aerial photos are from my great-uncle Frank Ehrichs' collection which he used as a weekly contest in the Denison newspaper to promote his grocery store in Aspinwall.
Any help with the Hugg family would be appreciated.
When E-bay began I could get post cards for only a few dollars, but that obviously has changed a lot now.
Fortunately I had been gathering old Manning postcards and scanning them from local sources for decades, so I haven't had to purchase many off e-bay, but once in a while I'll see a postcard or old Manning photo that I don't have.
If they are reasonably priced then I might bid on them.
I also may purchase some of them even if I already have scans or a hard copy original, if they have information on back or are in better condition than the scans I already have.
Someone recently purchased a reprint copy on e-bay of this first image (shown below). What they purchased wasn't the original postcard but a reprint made from the seller's scan of
an original postcard.
Years ago I scanned an original postcard of this image but it is not the high resolution I make today, so hopefully someday I'll run across another original postcard of this image.
I have several scans of the image of the second picture (shown below) but would like to have the person who purchased the one on e-bay send it to
me to make a high resolution scan of it...I assume a Manning connected person purchased it.
I may run into another original postcard someday to scan but I'm also interested in scanning the information on the back of that Mueller corner postcard recently sold on e-bay.
So if you are reading this request - please e-mail me so I can work it out to get that postcard from you to scan. I do NOT want to keep it but scan it with my professional scanners/software.
By the way I have scans of many different angles and years taken at the old Mueller intersection on Main Street - and also from the 5th Street intersection shown below.
If you have old Manning postcards but want to keep them, I still would like to scan them...even if I might already have scans of some of them.
And to make it perfectly clear - I do not make money off of the scans I make or the history I scan and add to my database.
My historical preservation projects have cost me thousands and thousands of dollars over the last 45 years, and anyone who pays attention knows I share my work freely - no ads to annoy you with, and no logins to pay for on my web pages.
All I ask in return is for people to share their old pix and history with me so I can scan them into my database.
Visitation Reichmuth Funeral Home Omaha/Elk Horn Monday, June 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Omaha, Nebraska
Graveside Funeral Service with Military Honors
Sacred Heart Cemetery Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM Manning, Iowa
Duane W. Rohe, age 73 of Omaha, died at his home with his family at his side on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. If Duane were asked to describe himself and his life, there is no doubt he would be able to do it in a space much shorter than this sentence you are reading right now. He was a man of few words. While there are not enough words available to adequately describe the depth of his strength, selflessness, and humility, here is his family's futile attempt to do just that.
Duane was born on January 12, 1946, to Martha (Halbur) and Vernon Rohe in Carroll, Iowa. Immediately, he was thrust on the path to value hard work and possess integrity as the first of eight children born to farmers. Tirelessly and certainly without complaint, Duane did his chores and provided an example for his siblings Larry, JoAnn, Allen, Linda, MaryJane, Daryl, and Janet of what it is to work hard. He graduated in 1964 from Manning High School in Manning, Iowa, and later attended Commercial Extension and Electronic Computer Programming Institute both in Omaha.
At the age of 20, Duane was drafted in the Army in 1966, and served his country faithfully until his honorable discharge on August 1, 1968. With the drive of a locomotive, Duane went from farm to military to employment at Union Pacific. Shortly, after the start of his career with Union Pacific, Duane met the love of his life: his hard-bodied, 1970 Dodge Coronet.
Shortly after buying the Dodge Coronet, Duane met the true love of his life, Edna "Eddy," and they married April 30, 1971. Their 48-year marriage was filled with celebrations, adventures and challenges by the names of Jason, Darron, and Brandon…Three boys. Poor Eddy, right? Once again, Duane tirelessly and certainly without complaint provided an example of what it is to be a good person for his three boys and subsequent five grandchildren: Mackenzie, Alex, Riley, Malorie, and Antigone. He volunteered working nearly every election, donated blood, helped neighbors with anything they needed, and chauffeured the family on countless trips back to the farm; back to his roots.
Duane was a consummate teacher. He taught in such a way the student didn't even realize he or she was learning. His honesty, fairness, integrity shone so bright, there was not an option but to be influenced to be a better, stronger person.
After 33 years of faithfully serving Union Pacific until his retirement in 2001, Duane diverted his energy back to the land and suburban farming, otherwise known as mowing neighborhood lawns. He undoubtedly provided exemplary service for his neighbors.
Duane's strength and grace were no better on display than when he battled cancer a total of 3 times. The final time Duane was diagnosed with cancer, doctors gave him an initial prognosis of less than 1 year. He survived nearly 2 years.
Duane was a man of few words. But his words echo and reverberate in all of those he touched. Any time he and a family member would part ways, he would have three phrases that he surely would like to pass on to you now, "Be careful." "Have fun." "Do good." And know that with each phrase, he is saying, "I love you."
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Martha Rohe, and a brother, Allen Rohe.
Duane is survived by his wife, Edna "Eddy" Rohe of Omaha; sons, Jason (Laura) Rohe, Darron (Tina) Rohe and Brandon (Mura) Rohe all of Omaha; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Alex, Riley, Malorie and Antigone Rohe all of Omaha; brothers, Larry Rohe of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Daryl Rohe of Manning, Iowa; sisters, JoAnn Rowedder and Janet Goecke of Omaha, Linda Sporrer of Dedham, Iowa, and MaryJane Stribe of Carroll, Iowa.
Memorials in his name can be made to the Cancer Research Institute and left or mailed to the Reichmuth Funeral Home at P.O. Box 67 - Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022
Freshman Homeroom B
1964 MHS graduates: Colene Kay Anthony (salutatorian), Eugene C. Beckman, Karen Rae Brady, Thomas W. Bromert, Daryl W. Dammann, Ruby Mae Dammann, William Ross Graner, Joan Francis Graves, Raymond F. Hagedorn, Marian Margaret Handlos, Robert Bernard Heithoff, Sheryl Ann Hill, Jerry S. Hockett, LeRoy Ronald Jones, Joleen Joyce Justice, Barry Ray Kusel, Karla Ruth Kusel, Johan R. Lillehaug, Ronald L. McConnell, Gloria Jean Mohr, Lance D. Monson, Linda Lea Mundt, Mary Ellen Musfeldt, Ronald Briggs Nissen, Janice Lucille Ress, Duane W. Rohe, Stephen M. Schrum, Calvin F. Stammer, Russell Earl Stribe, Beverly Jean Talbott, Dian K. Tank, Betty Ann Thompson, Robert F. Venteicher, Paul A. Vogl, Dianna Jane Volquartsen, Donald Joseph Wagner, Kent John Weible (valedictorian)
1964 former students: David Anderson, Genevieve Asmus, Gary Beck, Kathleen Betts, Allen Dent, LaJune Dethlefsen, Donna Drees, Janet Emert, Judith Farrell, Elaine Ford, Barbara Garten, Kay Hass, Donavan Hilsabeck, Therese Hummer, Patricia Knueven, John Lippincott, Bill McCandless, Gary Petersen, Patsy Popp, Lana Ralph, Georgia Schroeder, Mary Jane Seals, Marie Signall, David Steckelberg, John Swander, Rita Vehrs, Wendall Weifenbach, Gary Wiese, Mary Zerwas
JoAnn Rohe - MHS 1969
Allen Rohe - MHS 1971
January 8, 1953 - November 15, 1972
Linda Rohe - MHS 1972
MaryJane Rohe - MHS 1974
Robbie, Daryl, Ross, Rusty, Lisa (Phillips), Ryan
Daryl - MHS 1976
Janet Rohe - MHS 1979
Back: Duane, Martha (Halbur), JoAnn, Vernon, Larry
Front: Linda, Daryl, Janet, MaryJane, Allen
VISITATION: Monday, June 17th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at West Hills Church, Omaha, Nebraska, followed by SERVICES AT 10 a.m. Interment: Monday, June 17th at 3pm, Manning, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to West Hills Church.
Preceded in death by daughter, Sheri Lynn Thompson; sisters, Joyce Lathrop and Alys McMunn. Survived by wife, Carol L. Thompson; son, Tomas M. Thompson (Tracy); grandchildren: Jenny Gollehon (Chris), Michael Thompson (Alyson), Erin Pulec (Tyler), and Becca Best; great-grandchildren: Tomas, Andrew, James, Timothy, Brooklynn, and Jay; sister, Virginia Drath; brothers-in-law, Bill Sander (Marge) and Burton Sander (Jean).
Merlene, Tom, Tommy, Senior, Grandpa, and Papa are just a few of the names that Tom would answer to over the years. He was raised on a farm in Manning, Iowa, with three older sisters, Virginia, Joyce, and Alys; children of Merlene and Laura Thompson. Tom was lucky to be the baby boy of the family and was not lacking motherly love!
His sisters, Virginia and Joyce also doubled as his teachers at country school during his elementary years at Jefferson No. 1 in Crawford County.
When Tom graduated from high school in 1953, he left Manning and headed east to Chicago where he attended DeVry University and from which he graduated two years later. In 1955, Tom moved to Ralston, Nebraska, where he was hired at Radiosmith as a radio and TV technician. Little did he know he would later go on to own Radiosmith and spend the rest of his working years in that very same store.
After starting his new job, he found Carol Sander (the main reason he moved to Nebraska to begin with) and they were married on December 29, 1956. The love he had for Carol was the type of love that everyone dreams of finding - pure, faithful and unconditional. When Tom and Carol were married, Tom also gained something he had never had before…brothers! Carol's brothers Bill (Marge) and Burton (Jean) have been a big part of Tom and Carol's life; whether they were traveling together, golfing together, or just sitting around the dinner table, there was never a shortage of conversation or laughter. Tom and Carol welcomed to the world their son, Tomas, on January 13, 1958 and just a few years later their daughter, Sheri was born on December 12, 1961.
Tom was a loving father who led by example with a life of integrity, honor and humor. Tom felt great heartache when Sheri passed away on October 21, 2013. His love for his family was never doubted as he went out of his way to make each person feel special. This love only grew deeper when his grandchildren Jenny and Mike were born, and then again with the expansion of his family in 2010 when Tom and Tracy were married and Erin (Tyler) and Becca joined the family. He always looked forward to spending time with his great-grandchildren: Tomas, Andrew, James, Timothy, Brooklynn, and Jay. He loved having the kids around-you could just see his eyes light up when they'd find the coins that he had hidden in the couch cushions for them. Tom loved to play golf, spend time with his family, and spice things up every now and then with a practical joke. He was loved and admired by many and will be missed greatly, but we know that he is saving a place for each one of us in Heaven and we will see him again. We will think of you, Grandpa, when we make that tough shot on the golf course or hear a witty joke because we know that you are smiling down on us as we walk through each day of our lives.
Former members: Dean Aden, Janet Asmus, Carol Bliefert, Joseph Bringleson, Jr., Mary Bringleson, Janet Dau, James Davenport,
Michael Farmer, Jack Fuller, Howard Gilman, Roger Hansen, Mary Ann Hass, Richard Henriksen, Mary Ann Holme, Donald Lerssen,
Caroline Louisfield, Roger Mentzer, Ramon Meyers, Leo Miller, Charlotte Mishler, Patricia Pare, Janice Popp, JoAnn Ramsey, Betty
Remmes, James Rostermundt, Darrel Sander, Lois Sander, Everett Slechta, Arlo Stein, Michael Sullivan, Nadine Walters, Jon Wiemann
Virginia Thompson MHS 1938
Joyce Thompson MHS 1939
Alys Thompson MHS 1944
Lonely and abandonded - now gone - just like most of the family histories of the area.
Burton Sander MHS 1955
Herbert & Erna (Wunder) Sander
From the very beginning of Manning's existence in 1881, the citizens realized that all work and no play would not make for a quality of life needed for a healthy community.
So in the fall of 1881, the very first event to celebrate the life of the community and entertain the kiddies was called the "Thanksgiving Hop."
Then each year thereafter an annual event was held specifically for the children and on February 9, 1882, the Manning Schuetzen Verein (incorporated under the State of Iowa laws on April 11, 1879) officially organized and later in the year held the first Kinderfest (children's festival) which has continued each year except 1 year during WWI and 2 years during WWII...While probably debatable and maybe not provable, Manning's Kinderfest can lay claim to the longest consecutively run community event in Iowa.
While there were much older community events around the state, they eventually died out.
Today, we have a few children and their families living here whose great-great-great-grandparents attended Kinderfest in their day.
Here are a few more sneak preview images - later on I'll add the full complement of pictures and some background information about them.
June 17 2:00 p.m. Rain
1963 former students: Kathryn Asmus, Vicki Atkins, Carolyn Beese, Phillip Betts, David Bristol, Wanda Domayer, Michael Eich, Robert Fischer, Pamela Gauer, Shirley Gaul, Sigrid Grundmeier, Clara Hansen, Joyce Irlbeck, Kenneth Keat, Jr., Barbara Knight, Judith Laurinat, Pamela Loftus, Ronald Miller, Judith Schroeder, Roger Schroeder, Gale Segebart, Pamela Smith, Francis Steffes, Carolyn Ward, Pamela Weifenbach, Ardys White
Louis Zubrod was a constant jokester & prankster
Merlyn Zubrod, Carol (Zubrod) Rupiper, Don Zubrod - 2011
Louise Zubrod, Don Zubrod
Back: Barb, Brad, Susan
Front: Mike, Don, Joyce, Craig
Since the Zubrod family has more Templeton connections, I don't have as many Zubrod pictures or for some of the other children of Louis & Louise, but I thought at least what I feature here will help Manning connected people know who Ken is.
Megan & Matt are the children of Ken Zubrod & Diane Loeffelholz who was originally from Halbur, Iowa. Diane's parents were Walter Loeffelholz & Helen Halbur...she had 5 sibings.
Walt & Helen also connect to the Leiting and Steffes families of the area.
Kenneth Boell, age 76, of Manilla passed away Thursday morning at Amelia Home in Council Bluffs.
Visitation Ohde Funeral Home, Manning Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Manning, Iowa
Visitation will resume at 9:30 AM Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla, Iowa
Funeral Service Trinity Lutheran Church-Manilla Monday, June 17, 2019 10:30 AM Manilla
Interment with Military Honors Manning Cemetery Monday, June 17, 2019 Manning
After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.
July 15, 2002 Glen Kusel - WWII Veteran
Student Council project
Darrell Weems and Darrel Baker
May 12, 1965 dedication of new flag pole and granite Bulldog.
April 17, 1964
It is disconcerting that students no longer raise the flag at our school, but by a janitor or other employee.
Lester Lee Grau, son of Tom & Ann (Littell) Grau
Company A, First Battalion, 168th Infantry, Iowa Army National Guard in Adams County.
Tragically he died in a car accident November 5, 1988, heading back to his unit.
From Alta (Wiese) Hansen's school autograph booklet.
George Schroeder - later served stateside during WWII
From the Koester/Lamp collection
Paul Vollstedt's bible he carried during his military service overseas 1959-60.
George Mohr carrying the flag, with his grandson, Jim Mohr, riding alongside - Homecoming
Spring 1991 in gymnasium
Allen Muhlbauer MHS 1968 and Charles Moore MHS 1967
Patriotic program for The Persian Gulf War
Legion and VFW cooperative effort
Flag etiquette and folding the flag
Tom Ulrickson led group, with students and adults who sang patriotic songs.
Ewoldt No. 3 May 1955
Margaret (Gruhn) Ohde - teacher on the Schroeder pony
Some of the students in front: Tom Schroeder, Angie, Barry, Doug Kusel
Donated by Robert Dappen who served on the USS Leedstown during the battle of Iwo Jima.
This is the burial flag that was used on the Leedstown to bury 25 men at sea.
1976 flag flying on the Kusel grain elevator leg - this was during the US Bicentennial celebration year.
I hope this Flag Day feature will inspire and encourage more Manning connected Veterans to bring their military pictures and information to me to scan and use in the Manning Veterans' history book project.
Visitation Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Fairfield, Iowa
Funeral Service Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30 AM Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
Beverly Grace Schrum, age 89 of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at her home.
Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at >Behner Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Behner Funeral Home with Dave Goehring officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Heartland Humane Society. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Sheryl Chapuis, 11787 Route W30, Stockport, Iowa 52651.
Beverly "Bev" was born on February 4, 1930, to Jesse and Grace (Brombaugh) Elmore in Stockport, Iowa. She and her parents lived on a farm through the great depression and the beginning of WWII. In 1944 they moved to Fairfield, Iowa.
Bev married James "Bud" Schrum (formerly of Manning, Iowa) on April 2, 1961, in Barhydt Chapel in Fairfield, Iowa. She had been an executive assistant to the President of Parsons College and this was the college's chapel. They were married for 48 years before Bud passed away on March 31, 2010.
Bev taught business classes at the Cardinal School district for many years and Bud had taught at Fairfield High School for many years as well. Their love of education and students was well known. As Bud was a Veteran and a member of the American Legion Bev became a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Bev is survived by nieces, nephews and students.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Bud, two sisters; Wilma Morrison and Donna Philips, and one brother; Kenneth Elmore.
1944 MHS graduates: Betty Lou Bauer, Joyce Bingham, Hilda Buschman, Ellen Coleman, Audrey Cramer, Edna Mae Dammann, LeNora Dethlefsen, Betty Lou Ehrichs, Shirley Ehrichs, Allan Grage, Leora Grau, Clifford Hacker, Ruth Hammer, Helen Hansen, Kenneth Jensen, Lyle Joens, Harvey Kienast, Verna Kroeger, Clarence Lamp, Valdean Larsen, Vincent Lyden, Marie Meister, Dale Mohr, Donald Neal, Myna Nissen, Norma Nissen, Rita Nissen, Donna Pahde (salutatorian), Beverly Peters, Shirley Peters, Carl Petersen, Harold Petersen, Lila Ranniger, Burton Rutz, Gerald Schroeder, James Schrum, Ray Schrum, Eleanor Sutherland (valedictorian), Agatha Stangl, Alys Thompson, Lois Weinbrandt, Jeanette Weiskircher, Lucille Wegner, Sam Wiese
1944 former students: Glenn Anthony, Olivia Bueltel, Jerome Callender, Norman Ehlers, Robert Free, Patricia Fritz, Merlin Fuss, Lester Hargens, Ralph Hargens, Donald Joens, LeRoy Joens, Naomi Joens, Harold Juels, Arthur Kuhn, Evans Kuhn, Robert Lake, Elverda Lamp, Mary Lippold, Amos Lohmeier, Raymond Lohmeier, Shirley Moeller, Donald Nickum, Lawrence Nickum, Mae Ann Ostermeyer, S. John Rapp, Jr., Franklin Rice, Betty Jane Schieffer, Merlin Sievers, Bernard Soppe, Beverly Stevens, Berdene Stoelk, Harvey Thomsen, Kenneth Weinhart
Manning Monitor articles ------ 1945
Schrum to take AAF Exams
Appreciates Paper Dear Sirs:
This is to let you know that I am receiving the Monitor and enjoying it thoroughly. I look forward to it every Monday morning. I wish to thank the American Legion and you for sending it to me, along with countless others. I really appreciate a touch of home, even in the "wonderful" south.
I am now going to A. M. school here at Keesler Field. It is not very hard and is interesting work most of the time. Only 7 more weeks and I am through with the basic course. I hope summer isn't over by the time I get back to see all my friends. Looks like it may be though.
This is not a hard life by any means, only one hour of P. T. a day and six hours of school.
There are a lot of places to go-here, there and nowhere.
James D. Schrum, 83 of 200 E. Kirkwood St. Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Ottumwa Regional Hospital in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Family visitation will Sunday, April 4, 2010, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., with Masonic rights at 5 p.m. at the Behner Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Behner Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Due to Easter weekend, the funeral home will be open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday.
James D. "Bud" Schrum was born June 3, 1926, in Murdock (Cass County), Nebraska to Nicholas Carston and Martha May (Longstreth) Schrum. He married Beverly Elmore on April 2, 1961, at Barhydt Chapel in Fairfield, Iowa.
James was raised in Manning, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1944. He attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon and then entered into the U.S. Army Air Force and was honorably discharged in October 1946. He continued his education at Parson's College in Fairfield where he graduated in 1951 and the University of Iowa where he received a Masters' Degree in European History in 1954. Later he attended the University of Nebraska. James taught at Shenandoah High School, Parson's College and then went on to teach and coach at Packwood. He then taught at Pleasant Plain and in 1962 he taught at Fairfield Community Schools where he continued until retirement. After retirement, his love of teaching continued and he taught at Indian Hills Community College and Buena Vista.
His hobbies included trains, gardening and woodworking, which began with building their home.
James served as chairman of the Jefferson County Service Committee for many years and for 11 years he also served on the SHIIP Program counseling Medicare recipients. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1192, American Legion 40-8 and VFW, Fairfield Clinton Masonic Lodge #15 and Fairfield Shrine Club, Davenport Consistory and KAABA Shrine and was a 32nd degree Mason.
James is survived by his wife, 1 sister, Sally Donnelly of Hills City, Kansas and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, 1 brother, Richard and 4 sisters, Lilah Kimes, Lois Knudsen, Verna "Honey" Gunnersons and Leona Larsen.
Memorials can be made to Heartland Humane Society or the donor's choice. Cards and memorials may be sent to 200 E. Kirkwood St. Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
As the digital technology kept improving I have been able to get much more detailed close-ups with much sharper images, and once in a while I capture one of those "memorable" shots of people. This picture just about made me fall off my chair...it is just a riot. Most kids this age either react in terror or just ignore that "white thing." But this boy is really "with it." He not only is aware of something unusual holding him, he was not afraid, but kept reaching out with curiosity...smiling along the way.
If you don't think this is just one of the most hilarious and cute pictures of how a little child reacts to something new then you need to rethink life!
Now I'm not talking about myself and patting myself on the back for "such a great picture I took," but it is such a great thing to realize that I am able to capture simple events like this that someday the young children will be able to look at from a time they won't be able to remember...this is what history and documenting our society should be all about.
I just couldn't wait to finish working on all of the Bunny pictures, so I'm posting this image now.
Early Morning Blast Rocks Town
Manning Monitor June 12, 1969
An explosion which ripped up railroad tracks near Manning Sunday, June 9, shortly before a passenger train crossed them still has the FBI and other law enforcement agencies puzzled.
FBI Agent John Anderson of the Omaha, Nebraska, office said the agency was investigating the explosion under the federal sabotage statutes, but could "make no comment".
Carroll County sheriff's officers, who are involved in a manhunt for a missing girl, turned the local investigation over to Manning Chief of Police Marvin Gaer. Gaer also said he could make no comment on the explosion.
A safety warning device set off when the rails were split by the explosion saved the train, engineer Dick Kelly, 53, of Perry said.
Kelly said the system gave him a half-mile advance warning and the train ground to a halt after both engine units passed over the broken rail. None of the 185 passengers or crew members were injured.
The FBI said earlier that the explosion was caused by a "fuse type detonation." Evidence indicated the roadbed had been dynamited about 700 feet from a bridge across the Nishnabotna River.
"If the explosion hadn't broken the rail, we could've come in there at 80 miles an hour", Kelly said.
The warning device is only set into action when the rail is broken clean.
According to reports, the train was running late, but had it been on time, the explosion could have gone off about the time the train passed over.
Two large windows were reported broken out at the Manning Agricultural Center Warehouse, explosion was felt by most of the town's citizens.
Investigation of the blast and derailment is being conducted by Leo Ross of the Sioux City FBI Office and Capt. Emerson of the Milwaukee Railroad Police as well as other FBI officers and train police.
The Iowa Highway Patrol and the Crawford County Sheriff's office have also assisted in the investigation.
NEWS TRAVELS FAST
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bartels received two long distance telephone calls on Sunday relative to the train derailment here. Their son, Duane, called from Anchorage, Alaska, after hearing the news broadcast, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bartels of Denison, who are vacationing, called from Boise, Idaho.
From my understanding the saboteurs wanted the high-speed passenger train to derail on the north side of the tracks and down into the Nishnabotna,
so they dynamited the tracks where the slight curve turned straight into the bridge...this is noted in the article above that the explosion was
about 700 feet from the bridge.
You can see this curve in the 5th picture below.
North side of the trestle/bridge on the east end
View of the Manning Ag Center to the south of the bridge.
It is amazing how the memories of citizens who were outside that early morning differ.
Here are several short accounts...I'm leaving off the names to "protect the innocent" : -))
One person who lived just north of Manning heard creaking noises during the night. The wind was out of the south and he had his bedroom window open. He described the sound like a nut creaking on a rusty bolt when it is being loosened.
He also remembers seeing headlights on that part of the track that night.
The next morning after the explosion an FBI official stopped to ask what he saw and heard.
There were paper boys, brothers of two different families delivering that morning.
One set of brothers only recall a thud type noise but nothing really loud. His dad worked for the Milwaukee RR so they went along to the site and saw first hand the damage.
There was a big hole under in the track. The engines did not derail but once they crossed over the hole, the rails apparently broke which caused several box cars to derail and crack open.
One was filled with melons and fruit which were laying everywhere. Once the RR crew was finished helping the passengers unload, the crew started grabbing and stashing the crates of fruit out in the corn field. As soon as the FBI and state troopers arrived this stopped.
Another family, whose house was next to the tracks on the east end of the trestle, were outside sitting on their porch. They were visited by officers but couldn't provide them with any clues, other than they heard the explosion.
Another Manning citizen living in south Manning was still in bed and when they heard the explosion, they jumped right out of bed. Their windows rattled.
According to Orland Fara, the shockwave of the explosion cracked the brick wall that was part of the Manning Mill. That is why he later plastered that wall with stucco.
MJM which was closer to the explosion to the west had several windows shatter.
One family that lived about 5 miles northwest of Manning heard the explosion.
Of all things, we heard nothing at our farm house which is less than a mile from the trestle. I always figured the big hill that is between our house and the trestle, deflected
the sound and shockwave over us.
An FBI agent came out that morning and asked us what we knew about the explosion and we said "what explosion."
So while some people didn't think the explosion was all that loud, others heard it miles away, jumped out of bed, with walls and windows cracked at some businesses.
As far as I know, there was never a follow-up locally as to what the FBI found out, if anything. I always heard that Marvin Gaer was later told by officials what the findings were but he would never tell anyone.
Since Marvin had access to dynamite that he used to blow up winter ice jams next to the bridges of the Northwestern tracks over the Nishnabotna and the city bridges, he had to step down temporarily during the investigation. Ken Spies then filled in for a short time as chief. I asked Ken once if he ever heard anything about the findings but he was never told anything officially.
So the mystery of "who dun it" will probably go on forever.
Years ago, one person suggested to me that the Freedom of Information Act be used to get the information out in the public.
Anyone interested in doing this???
I also write about how this has been going on for decades, going back to the Pioneer Days of Manning.
Recently the Manning Little League committee promoted the sale of banners to raise money for the ball diamonds and the little league program.
Follow the link below to see the sponsors and their banners...be sure to thank the individuals and business owners for their support when you see them!
If you like history and want to learn about Manning's ball fields then be sure to click on the first link and take the time to read the information.
I'm sure most of you will be surprised at how/when the various sports fields began.
Click to see the feature story
Click to see the tribute to Wilmer Ranniger, Otto Porsch & Wade Mohr
While working on the D-Day feature I found out that Vila Ranniger passed away.
You will see some information about her in Wilmer's part of the D-Day feature.
I have her obituary on my Manning Memorial web page linked on the left and you can find it on the Ohde Funeral Home website.
When I attend this celebration or any event in Manning I always look for new signs, posters, displays, etc.
One of the first new signs I saw was this one just below which I thought was very interesting and very pertinent to the success or failure of our society today.
What I did not notice initially was the small print at the bottom of the sign, and it was not until the program began that I heard one of the speakers talk about that sign and that it was a quote from Wayne Schroeder.
Now another thing I noticed as the day went on is that there were a lot of young people who participated - more than I had seen for many years...a very good sign for the future of
this event and the verein as a whole.
Hopefully more of them will step up and volunteer to keep this verein going.
As I continued to take pictures I got to thinking that most of these young adults would have no idea who Wayne Schroeder was (he died in 2005) - did they even catch his name when it was spoken during the program...
I started thinking how Wayne use to work with Kusel Brothers (Amos & Melvin Kusel) to haul grain for the farmers who we custom combined their oats, soybeans, and corn.
I remember Wayne up on the straight truck leveling the grain with his scoop shovel and letting whoever was operating the combine know when to stop filling the grain box.
Then off to one of the Manning elevators or other elevators in the Manning area...then back to get another load. He generally had 2 trucks and 2 drivers to keep up...one of them was a twin-screw axle which he used in the soft muddy fields.
Wayne & the Kusels worked together for many years during the harvest season.
Because of my extensive Manning historical database, I can show you who Wayne was and provide some of his family background and his activities at the Schuetzen Verein.
1988 Gordell Lamp (King) and Wayne Schroeder
1988 Lila (Mohr) wife of Wayne Schroeder
1988 Wayne Schroeder
Don "Tom Cat" Mohr, and Wayne Schroeder
Herb Schroeder family reunion 1959 at the Legion Hall
Cleone Schroeder MHS 1953
Marilyn Schroeder (MHS 1948) with husband Dale Jons
Wayne & Lila Schroeder family
Wayne Schroeder - Manning Fire Department
So as you can see, Wayne worked hard as a businessman, and also was a very active volunteer in Manning.
When he made that statement shown at the beginning of this feature story, he was speaking from a lot of experience.
Hopefully the younger members of the Schuetzen Verein will come forward and start volunteering and replacing the older members of the club who will eventually be stepping down in the future.
Wayne's statement fits all situations in Manning too...the clubs, youth sports teams, churches, various community events, and on and on need more young people to volunteer, so everyone can continue to enjoy the community they have known.
As I find time, I'll eventually make a King Shoot webpage feature story.
Lowell Leon Jahn was born on December 23, 1943, in Carroll, Iowa, to Louie Paul Henry Jahn and Alma Ethel (Wilhelm) Jahn.
Lowell passed away on May 17, 2019, at the age of 75.
He was raised in Manning, Iowa, on the family farm. Lowell graduated from Manning High School in 1961 and then served his country, in the Navy, until 1965.
Lowell enjoyed an interesting life and lived many places including Omaha, Nebraska; Glendale, California; Hayes Center, Nebraska; Imperial, Nebraska; Pinedale, Wyoming; Exeter, California; and Riverton, Wyoming, where he retired in 2010.
Lowell had many different careers including the family farm, hanging billboards, hog farming, worked for Frito Lay, owning restaurants in both Imperial and Hayes Center, cooking at several restaurants and working in the oil fields in Wyoming, and finally owning a firewood business in Riverton.
Lowell enjoyed bowling, cooking, camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, traveling and had a special passion for riding his Harley Davidson.
He was a proud sponsor of the Eagles Lodge, American Legion, RMEF of WY, and Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park.
Those left to celebrate and remember Lowell are his loving wife Linda Yvonne Jahn; son Rick (Jess) of Windsor, Colorado; daughter Tina of Lincoln; son Michael of Lincoln; daughter Traci of Hampstead, North Carolina; daughter Kristyn (Clint) of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter Sunni (Chad) of Wauneta; stepsons Christopher of Pinedale, Wyoming and Cory (Aubrie) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and sibling Jeanette of Brighton, Colorado.
Lowell has 24.5 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Larry and nephew Lendall.
1961 MHS graduates: Terry Adamson, Donna Ahrendsen, Carol Beck, Thomas Bennett, Kenneth Boell, Jackie Borkowski, Barbara Bruck, Marilyn Brus, Jerrold Callender, Anna Birgitta Carlsson, Lenny Carstens, Terry Doyel, Beth Eckholdt, Eleanor Ehlers (valedictorian), Johnny Ehrichs, Dorothy Fink, Warren Fischer, Dennis Frahm, Eileen Frahm, Dean Grimm, Frances Grimm (salutatorian), Linda Handlos, Roger Hansen, Lila Hargens, David Hass, Joan Heithoff, Lowell Jahn, Wayne "Butch" Jensen, Sandra Johnson, Patrick Kasperbauer, Patricia Knobbe, Karen Knueven, Dale Koester, Carol Kuhl, Alan Kusel, Valda Lamaack, Gordell Lamp, Patricia Mathisen, Gary McNutt, Steven Mock, Nancy Mohr, Sandra Mohr, Gary Mundt, Paul Mundt, Betsy Musfeldt, Fred Nulle, David Nelson, Mary Reinke, Gary Rowedder, Faith Sander, Paul Spieker, Lowell Stammer, David Swank, Marjorie Thielen, Jean Thomssen, Judy Thomssen, Richard Vaudt, Marilyn Vennink, Kenneth Venteicher, Allen Vinke, Anna Marie Wiese, Russell Witt, Joyce Sonksen Warnke
1961 former students: Judith Atkins, Leona Bosche, Gary Cooper, Dennis Domayer, Billy Donaghu, Jimmy Eich, Roger Eischeid, JoAnn Groppe, Kenny Hass, Judy Hemerson, Dale Hinz, Melvin Hoffman, Ronnie Hollander, Mary M. Johnson, Keith Justice, Patricia Killeen, Dickie McMahon, John Miller, Patricia Musfeldt, Kathleen Nelson, James O'Lear, Mary M. O'Lear, Pearl Peters, Alton Petersen, Irene Rowedder, Larry Ruhde, Earl Schiltz, James Schrock, Wilma Seals, Barbara Simcoke, Lawrence Spicer, LuVerne Steffes, Larry Stolz, Bob Synhorst, Larry Thetford, Ronnie Umland, Beverly Weinbrandt, Nancy Young
Jeanette Jahn MHS 1958
Louie P.H. Jahn
Louie & Alma Jahn farm
These aerial pictures came from my Great-uncle Frank Ehrichs' collection.
This next picture was identified as Lowell Jahn farm but has to be an error.
These pictures were taken in the late 1940s to possibly very early 1950s
This would make Lowell too young to farm.
So hopefully someone will be able to recognize this farm and some of the people who lived here.
Identified as Lowell Jahn farm
Hayes No. 9
Rick Kusel 1993 MFD
Rick is the son of Lowell Jahn and Karla Kusel
Josh & Rick Kusel - Josh, the oldest child of Rick
Louie & Alice (Wilhelm) Kuhl
Carsten Herman & Alfrieda (Schroeder) Jahn
Paul & Catherina Jahn family
Back: Carsten Herman, Emma Meggers, Lena Kuhl, William, Amanda Peper, Henry
Front: Adele Mordhorst, Paul W., Hugo, Catherina (Lemster), Louie
Paul & Catherina Jahn farm home
Paul & Catherina Jahn 50th
Johann & Catharina (Groth) Jahn
Parents of Paul William Jahn
Also, I still plan on posting the Easter Bunny & School Play pix, along with Graduation, but I've been completely overwhelmed with projects this spring and why there is such a long delay with posting past events...now I'll be capturing pictures at the Memorial Day event. Things just never end when trying to preserve Manning area history, so please be patient.
Right now I'm trying to finish scanning the Kuhse/Petersen collection and just ran into this first picture taken 96 years ago. Besides all of the events mentioned above, Manning's Children's Day is coming on June 15, 2019.
Some people may wonder why I'm constantly featuring so many
military related pictures and information on my web page most of the time, but what way too many people today apparently don't
understand is how many Manning area citizens served our country.
So as I go through the various family collections I also find the family Veteran pictures and most families had more than one who was serving at any one point in time, and most families also had Veterans who served over many generations...the Kuhse/Petersen family is no exception.
These young Kuhse sisters had no idea that world war was coming in 18 years after the Children's Day they were heading to.
Clarence Kuhse WWI
WWI possibly a Kuhse - could this be Edward?
This is a sad truth with all family collections where so many pictures are not identified.
Harold Kuhse WWII
Robert Kuhse WWII
Victor Kuhse WWII
Melvin Kuhse WWII
Wayne Kuhse WWII
Lester Kuhse WWII
Back: Donn Kelsey, Jim Farrell, Glenn Kuhse, Willis "Whitey" Lohmeier
Front: Alvin Kuhse, Charles "Tuffy" Schumann
Warren Bartels, Gene Strathman, Lee Himes - WWII
Gene's mother was Clara (Petersen)
You say you don't know the Kuhse/Petersen family - and wonder how they are connected to Manning.
Does this help? These boys were Manning Bulldogs!
Alvin Kuhse, Bill Strathman, Glenn Kuhse
Wilbur "Casey" Karsten, Bill Strathman, Frankie Wegner
I need to talk to Deloris' daughter to get the last names confirmed but when I saw "Glenn R." written and looked at the picture, I could tell right away this is Glenn Rowedder.
Once I get the rest of the last names this will be another great historical picture in my database.
Also in my database popped up this scan from the Alice (Lohmeier) Grau collection that backs up that Alfred was an auctioneer.
I also found the obituary I have for Sophia Boss, who married Martin Petersen...which connected the Kuhse/Strathman/Petersen/Boss families.
Here is the information about Andrew Boss that I had recently scanned from the Crawford County book.
ANDREW A. BOSS.
For the past seven years the agricultural skill of Andrew A. Boss has been expended in the cultivation of a farm of one hundred and sixty acres located on section 36, Iowa Township, the general appearance of the property being a tribute to his well-directed efforts. Mr. Boss was born in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, on the 12th of January, 1865, and is a son of the late John and Agatha (Veonberell) Boss, natives of Germany.
The father (John) came from Lichtenstein to the United States in
1848, first locating in Dubuque, Iowa, where he remained for two years, and then removed to Guttenberg, where he met the lady whom he subsequently married.
They became the parents of four children including our subject, who is the third in order of birth: John, who is living near Casey, Iowa; Matthias, deceased; and Sophia, the wife of Martin Petersen, of Carroll County, Iowa. The father passed away in Guttenberg in 1893.
John was a member of the Masonic fraternity, having joined that organization in the fatherland, and he was also a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted as a private in Company D, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. On the 9th of April, 1864, while in discharge of his duties at Pleasant Hill, he was captured by the enemy and sent to Fort Tyler and Hampton, Texas, where he was retained for eight months and then exchanged, returning to his command on the 27th of December, 1864. He saw much active service during the war, participating in many of the notable battles, but was never wounded but once.
Mrs. Boss survived her husband two years, her demise occurring in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, where she was buried, in 1895.
The common schools of Guttenberg provided Andrew A. Boss with an education, which was acquired before the age of fourteen years, at which time he left the paternal roof to begin his business career. For several years after leaving home he worked for various farmers in the neighborhood and then removed to Walnut, Iowa, where he continued to follow the same occupation for six years longer. At the expiration of that period he leased land, in the cultivation of which he engaged for four years, coming to Crawford County about 1893. During the first five years of his residence here he lived about a mile and a half north of his present homestead. He subsequently rented this property and removed to Carroll County, where he farmed for three years, and then went to Audubon County, remaining there for five years. Returning to Crawford County seven years ago, he purchased a quarter section of land in Iowa Township, upon which he continues to reside. He has made practically all of the improvements upon this property, and they are all substantial structures and well kept. General farming and stock-raising absorb his attention and he makes a specialty of breeding shorthorn cattle and other graded stock.
In 1895, Mr. Boss was united in marriage to Miss Helen Sanders, and they have become the parents of four children: Alfred, George, William, and Edna, all of whom are at home.
The religious views of the family coincide with those of the Lutheran denomination with which they affiliate. The fraternal relations of Mr. Boss are confined to membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, his identification being with Manilla Camp, while in politics he is a stanch democrat. He takes an active interest in local affairs and was at one time road supervisor, while for the past year he has served as president of the school board of Iowa Township, but he prefers to concentrate his energies upon the development of his private pursuits.
This really makes my day!!!
I now have a picture of Alfred Boss, and information about Civil War Veteran John Boss who I'll include with Alfred's military story.
I hope this Kuhse/Petersen/Boss/Strathman feature will encourage more people to get their collections to me, so I can find even more hidden Manning historical treasures.
Because of this extended delay, I have discovered nearly 50 new Manning connected Veterans to as far back as the Spanish American War.
Sadly there are many Vietnam to present day Veterans missing from my database and for many of the younger generation names I do have, all I have is their name and maybe a little military information and possibly a picture.
So I have a lot more future Memorial Days to go through before I'll be ready to publish the book...NOT what many of the older Veterans want to hear who have already provided me with their pix and information but this is going to be a very special and unique history book about Manning and I want it to be as complete as I can make it.
I continue to get help from people out of state who have connections to Manning. On May 17, Donna, from Arizona visited Manning with her 94 year old aunt, Evelyn, who lives in Iowa.
Neither one ever lived in Manning but have lots of connections such as Bartels, Stoelk, Stuhr, Mahnke, Borkowski, with the main family name being Wulf.
What really got me excited is when I saw Donna has military pictures for 3 Wulf brothers. I had their names and just a little military information but Donna has some more information and also a number of obituaries I did not have.
Not until getting this extra information and obituaries did I know how many connections this Wulf family had in Manning, or even where to begin finding military pictures and information.
Unfortunately the 3 Wulf military pictures were copies of originals and 2 of those originals were badly cracked. I can digitally repair these 2 scans but I'm hoping that someone will come forward with originals that are not so badly damaged...so it won't take so much time to repair - plus I really don't like taking time to repair scans from copies, which never give as good an image as from an original photo.
This brings me back to what I'm always writing about - that people need to get their old Manning connected pictures
to me so I can make high resolution scans before even more damage occurs, either through improper care of their pictures or the natural deterioration that will eventually
turn those pictures into paper dust.
Here is some of that Wulf history from Arizona.
Hopefully more Wulf descendants/relatives will come forward with discharge papers, other pictures and documents for each of these Wulf Veterans.
This is what is written on Charles' tombstone in the Manning Cemetery.
I know PVT stands for private but not the rest of the military abbreviations. REPL probably means replacement...
Iowa PVT OCT AUTO REPL DRAFT
These military connected excerpts are from his obituary which gives me a little more information about his service.
Born on a farm near Manning in Audubon County May 13, 1896, he was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf, worked for his father on the farm and enlisted in the army during the first world war. He served one year and was discharged at Fort Des Moines.
He came to Remsen in 1919 and worked for various farmers about 8 years, then moved into town and variously was employed at light work, lastly for the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their Servicemen's club.
Next is Frank Wulf...
This is what is written on Franks' tombstone in the Manning Cemetery.
Iowa PVT 60th Infantry 5th Division
These military connected excerpts are from his obituary which give me a little more information about his service.
Private Frank Wulf, United States Army, was born June 2, 1894, in Audubon County, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Wulf. Later the family moved to Manning. Mr. Wulf received his early education in the public schools of Audubon County and in Manning.
He entered the army in 1917 and served in France a brief period before the Armistice was signed, with the 1st battalion, 60th infantry and 5th division.
On February 18, 1925, he was united in marriage to Miss Lena C. Lamp of Westside.
Military funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Ohde Funeral Home with the Rev. George E. Steele in charge. Members of Emil Ewoldt Post, American Legion, acted as pall bearers and accorded military honors.
Next is William Wulf...
I have a memory from decades ago that was told to me by either a WWI Veteran or from someone of that age or WWII era, who I believe told me that William suffered from Mustard Gas exposure during WWI.
The documented information I have is that William fought at Verdun where that gas was indeed used a lot by both sides.
As you'll see below, William did not die during WWI but several years later at an Army Medical Hospital in Colorado.
William was also given a special pot metal plaque by the Manning Legion Post along with 7 other WWI Manning Veterans who were either KIA or died while serving. This further backs up my thinking that he must have died from extenuating circumstances after WWI.
I do not have his discharge papers, and the other documentation I do have mentions nothing about him suffering from Mustard Gas during WWI.
So I hesitate in stating in the military write-up about William as being a victim of Mustard Gas...BUT when I searched for information on the Internet about the Fitzsimmons Hospital I found out that the facility was founded in 1918 by the United States Army during World War I arising from the need to treat the large number of casualties from chemical weapons in Europe.
So I will probably state in the military story I write about William that he was a casualty of chemical weapons used during WWI.
I hate it that I have to write up military stories about Manning Veterans, but even though I may make some errors about some of these Veterans, I think it is important to include as much information I can about these individuals who served our country, even if they were not able, or their family members did not feel it was necessary to properly document their military history - especially in such extreme cases that William must have suffered.
This Denison article shows that William was drafted in August of 1917.
William before service
William - Lyden Studio
Back: John, Henry
Front: Edward, Frank
Back: John, Louis
Front: William, Edward
Postcard sent to Clara Wulf in Manning
Before Donna brought me her family collection, I had no Wulf pictures of this generation and now I can honor this family and have quite a few pictures to show what they looked like...a very great addition to my Manning Historical Digital Preservation Database.
Here are pictures of several extended family members, some with close Manning connections and others only distant connections.
Alma Wulf - Le Mars
Henry & Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf married February 5, 1876
Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf - Lyden Studio
Arthur, John, Dorothy Wulf
Lyle Earl Stoelk confirmation Austin, Minnesota
Emma (Wulf) Bartels, Clara (Wulf) Paape
scan from copy
sisters: Rose Stuhr, Clara Paape
Emil & Rose (Wulf) Stuhr
Louis & Mary (Husmann) Wulf - Remsen, Iowa
Ed Wulf - Lyden Studio
Helen & Lydia Paape
Probably Wulf siblings - Lyden Studio
Barn building - Louis Wulf died from complications after falling.
Threshing - probably in Iowa
Chris Bartels - front left
Evelyn Paape 1927
Milwaukee Trestle 1914 north side tracks not yet in place.
If you are a descendant/relative of the Wulf and/or extended family, please e-mail me.
I sure hope you don't just grab the pictures and information you want and then disappear.
I have more pictures and information on these families and the only way you get access to them is if you also share with me.
I generally won't show this many pictures and information of a family on my web pages.
If I showed all of my database, then most people would just come, grab what they want and then I'll never get anything from them.
You aren't going to find anyone else with the extensive database for the Manning area as I have...even though I know some people are grabbing my stuff and then posting it on those commercial websites that charge everyone to make money off their own family history.
This hurts not only my database but also your research if you don't contact me, and worse yet if you take from me and give to those commercial sites.
This event continued every year until WWI when it was temporarily discontinued during that war. Then it continued until WWII when it was not held during 1 or 2 of those war years.
After that 2nd "war to end all wars," Kinderfest (later on called Children's Day) continued but was almost dropped for lack of interest, expenses of the carnival rides, and a lack of volunteers sometime in the early 1990s.
Once the word got out about the possible demise of this event, the community rallied around this very old and important celebration and it has successfully continued on to now, June 15, 2019.
All too often the children, participants, and spectators of this celebration overlook the time, expenses, and volunteers it takes to put on this event.
I would like to highlight one such person who has faithfully been in charge of the Kinderfest Roadrace for the past 11 years. He is Robert Cast, a Fourth Grade teacher for IKM-Manning and also head high school and middle school cross country coach and also head high school girls' track coach.
Now there are many other volunteers who make Kinderfest possible each year but for now I'm highlighting Robert.
2008 Roadrace volunteers
Kent Rutz - next to the new weight machine on the balcony of the Rec Center.
2001 Jack Lorenzen December 12, 1928 - February 8, 2004
2003 Ron Frahm (Shriner bunny), Edna Vollstedt October 27, 1906 - November 6, 2004
2004 Leonard Dammann, Delton Gruhn December 7, 1930 - June 11, 2015, LeRoy "Tater" Dammann February 22, 1922 - June 8, 2012
Helen Wiese, Julie Bachman with Olivia, Ruth Ohde January 4, 1941 - September 27, 2017, Alison River
2004 Ken Jensen May 23, 1926 - November 19, 2008, Ray Irlbeck, LeRoy Schultes, Robert Wegner August 16, 1928 - December 23, 2013
2007 Lyle Joens February 11, 1930 - May 25, 2010, Judy (Gehlsen) Joens, Brad Joens' 2 sons
It would also be a good time for those of you who are older to come back to visit with friends and you probably will have a few relatives still living here.
As shown above in the pictures, we all will face the day of our passing so now is the time to make the effort to come back to your old "stomping grounds."
When I first started doing this, my database was limited but as the years and decades went by, I kept begging and pleading for people to let me scan their old pix and
history before it was thrown away by the next generations to where I now have a very unique and large database for a community.
There are very few Manning connected people who I won't have at least one picture of the deceased person or more than likely pictures of their parents/grandparents to use in these tributes.
Many times, the pictures and information I have about a person came from a non-family member or distant relative, and my work over decades of finding and scanning all types of Manning history.
I could make even more detailed tributes IF only more Manning connected people would get their old scrapbooks and boxes of pictures/history to me to scan and add to my Manning Historical Preservation Digital Database.
Besides making historical tributes to honor people, I also enjoy doing this because having lived in Manning my whole life, I know most of the people connected to Manning who pass away, and many times I also knew their parents and sometimes grandparents.
For those of you who grew up in the Manning area then moved away and are descendants of multiple generations of your family who lived here, you probably also know a lot of these people/families I feature, but since you no longer live here, you are not able to attend the funerals of these Manning people, like if you lived here...you may not have even realized you were related to some of these individuals who passed away - not until reading my generational/detailed tributes that go way beyond an obituary - especially the obits of today.
It is to those of you who have moved away and probably have inherited those old generational and Manning pictures that I am hoping you will get that old history to me to scan.
If you are a frequent visitor to my web page you'll see these constant pleas and also statements that I know what will eventually happen to those old pix and history, if you or a sibling hasn't already thrown away some/all of them - your children/nephews/nieces will more than likely throw that old history when they inherit them from you.
Having worked on Manning history for over 40 years and worked one-on-one with many of YOUR parents/grandparents/great-grandparents who had those pictures here in Manning...after many of them passed away, I find out that sooner or later those old pix get thrown away. EVERY year, I find out about 5 to 10 different families who ended up throwing away those old "Manning" connected pix/history - MANY times EVEN after I begged a family member to let me scan them before they take them out of town or throw them.
Have you ever been to your own high school reunion in the past?
Time flies by and waits for no one.
Just like history...today becomes history tomorrow - will you be a participant or sit on the sidelines?
So if you haven't seen your classmates and/or your hometown since you graduated or for a very long time - 2020 is your chance to resolve this issue...
Dozens and dozens of Alumni have passed away since the last 2 all-school reunions - 2020 is your chance to meet schoolmates, relatives, and friends...maybe for the last time.
So make your plans now.
Many volunteers will be spending countless hours preparing for this event for YOU.
These area citizens are following in the footsteps of thousands of volunteers of Manning's past who have made this such a great community.
They were kids then, and now are Alumni.
Wayne Jahn (May 6, 1934 - September 13, 2010) with his grandson Zach IKM-Manning 2009.
Wayne graduated from the 8th grade at Hayes No. 7, then went to work with his dad on the farm.
Pam Kusel MHS 1965, Dave Kusel MHS 1975, Marge (Kuhn) Kusel MHS 1941, Karla Kusel MHS 1964
Marge Kusel (October 28, 1923 - March 8, 2017)
All-school reunion June 19, 2010
June 20, 2015 Party on the Bricks All-school reunion
Tim Rowedder MHS 1983 (May 5, 1965 - August 30, 2016)
Alumni of all ages
Just imagine the history
That's touched them in one hundred years
They've resonated with laughter
Likewise have been washed in tears
Students who became soldiers
As they marched off to fight wars
Most luckily came home again
To the farms, factories, and stores
The horses that pulled the plows
And wagons with people, and freight
From early tractors, cars, and trucks
The improvements have been great
Hardworking business people
Who have called Main Street home
Progressive in their thinking
Knowing they were not alone
Folks that came together
For religion and education
Participating in parades
In our heritage celebrations
Lots of changes in the future
Next hundred is just as long
But as for Manning's Main Street
It will be standing strong
Craig "Spitter" Moeller
OOPS! my sword broke...
More pix and I will attempt to add sound with some of the pictures will be coming soon...BUT this is going to take even more editing time so please be patient.
In January of 2018, I created this historical perspective linked below about recreation in Manning and also information and graphics for the current proposed project for the Rec Center.
It shows how projects don't get done overnight and also how very important volunteers and donations are to every project.
Update on the Hillside Splash project
On May 15, 2018, the city council approved $400,000 in matching funds for the proposed Hillside Splash project. JEO Consulting has been working on design ideas and a proposal to complete this project in 3 phases.
Phase 1 will begin in 2019-20 with construction beginning in 2020-21, or as soon as funds are raised.
A zero-depth pool with some play features are planned in phase 1, with the slide aspects in phase 2, and a spray pad for phase 3.
Click on the link below to see some very interesting history on how Manning achieves so many amazing things and is now working on another unique project.
Oh the Fun of playing in the Sun (1968)
1909 cartoon about 2 boys nabbing their friends' clothes while "skinny dippin.'"
Click to find out about the project
I saw this item on E-bay and purchased it. It caught my eye from the standpoint of several historical aspects so I felt it needed to be preserved in my Manning Historical Database.
An observation I made during Orland's funeral was the lack of attendance by business people and Manning citizens in general. I realize many of
them paid their respects at the viewing the day before and the church is relatively small but having attended funerals for 50+ years and knowing Manning history...society has
changed a lot - it was quite common when a businessman passed away years ago that the businesses on Main Street closed down during the funeral and most of the owners
attended the funeral.
Here are just two examples.
Ulysses L. Patton
July 30, 1908
ONE OF OUR OLDEST PIONEER CITIZENS PASSES AWAY LAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Was a Member of the City Council for Fifteen Years and on School Board for Nine Years.
Mr. Patton has been in the stock business in Manning for a number of years and was associated in the business with his son, Dwight, at the time of his death. As a token of the esteem in which Mr. Patton is held by the business men here every place of business in the city was closed from 10 to 12 o'clock, during the time of his funeral and all public work was suspended the entire day.
John Frahm, Prominent Business Man Died Tuesday
Entered Into Rest May 28, 1940 At Home Manning
The spacious funeral home and every, available place around the premises was occupied by friends during the services. Every business place in town was closed in his respect during the services.
The deceased leaves many memories and some heritages which will endure through Manning's history. He was one of the towns leading citizens; a man of pleasing personality; jovial; kind and honorable. He was a good friend to have and he had a host of friends. The Chamber of Commerce, Manning, 3-Mile House and 5-Mile House Schuetzen Verein, of which he was a member, and other organizations always found him a willing worker and liberal giver. The town and community will feel his departure in losing a faithful helper and progressive citizen. He was a faithful husband and a kind and loving father in his home and gave himself unselfishly for the comforts and good of his family.
Another reason why more citizens should have attended the funeral was to honor and show respect to Orland for his military service...a Veteran of the Korean War.
Now these comments are solely my own and not intended to judge/criticize anyone but just as an observation of change over the years.
Visitation Wednesday April 25, 2018 , 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning
Funeral Service Thursday April 26, 2018, 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Manning
Visitation resumes at church at 9:30 AM.
Interment with Military Honors will follow the funeral at the Manning Cemetery
More information and pictures coming...
Korean War Veterans continues
For those of you who are occasional visitors to the Manning Exchange - please make sure to click on the "archived articles" section where previous featured stories are kept.
We would like to hear from you, the "1983 Leaders of Tomorrow" who have relatives and chums in your hometown of Manning, Iowa.
Who grew up on a farm south of Manning, has chased tornados, and is now a meteorologist for the National Weather Service?
Click to see the answer in his own words
Note: Your story does not have to be as thorough as found at the link above but at least send us a couple paragraphs to bring us up to date from 1983. Here is the DIRECT link to the 1983 web page.
Parents of the "1983" kids - please encourage your children to send in their updated information and any pix they may want to include.
Sometimes a little nudge by mom or dad will get the ball rolling!
Each 1983 "Leader of Tomorrow" has interesting family history.
Here are the names of the "1983 kids" who we are looking for an update from...
Aaron & Courtney Potthoff, Adam Croghan, Andrew & Amanda & Brandon Puck, Alex & Abbey Ranniger, Allison & Megan Keese, Angela & Heather & Michele Hass, Angie & Alan Irlbeck, Bradley Christensen, Bryan & Nathan Rohe, Chelsea Souter, Christin Ann Fara, Christopher Wegner, Cole & Ty Henderson, Dale & Vanessa & Derek Hargens, Daniel Wayne Tibben, Daniel & Janelle Stribe, Dawn & Derrick Rohe, Dawn & Michelle Willenborg, Elizabeth & Jamy Zinke, Ericka & Andrea Ehlers, Gary & Beth & Tim Ferneding, Heather & Jessica & Jimmy Switzer, Jackelyn McKeighan, Jamie Jo Irlbeck, Jeffrey & Joey & Jeremy Irlbeck, Jeffry & Kelli & Jason Lorenzen, Jeremia Rex Macumber, Jennifer & Jason & Renee Knueven, Jennifer & Jeremy Misselhorn, Jeremy Puck, Jessica Rasmussen, Jill Kienast, Joe Stein, Joseph & Mackenzie Hinners, Kasie & Andrea & Amy Lorenzen, Kenzie Kae Kerkhoff, Lauren & Shad Bauer, Marte Wanninger, Matthew & Mandi Weitl, Melissa & Angie Pfannkuch, Michael & Amy & Jeremy Kasperbauer, Michael & Michaela Hargens, Melissa & Michaela Vinke, Michael & Matthew Siepker, Michaela & Crystal Ehlers, Natasha Vonnahme, Ryan & Rachel Pfannkuch, Sabrina Lee, Sarah Kaszinski, Sheri & Trena Bell, Tara Zeman, Stephen & Ryan & Darren Andersen, Tonya Jo Wurr, Tiffany & Michelle Jahn, Tim & Matt Hugeback, Brian & Katie & Steph Beck, Troy & Robin Wanninger
If you send me some information about yourself, I may also be able to find some pictures of your parents, grandparents, family members that I have in my database (as shown above).
We can use them in your story along with your "1983" picture.
What ever became of the
1983 "Leaders of Tomorrow"
Have some of your "Dreams" come true?
"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and
shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
George Washington, August 7, 1782
Just as a reminder: the Manning History book committee continues to work on a Manning area Veterans' history book
For those of you who are Veterans or have/had Veterans in your family - will you come forward?
The history book committee will do their best to get as many pictures and information about the 1000+ Manning Veterans but we can't do it all by ourselves.
How many small communities do you know have published 5 history books? The first one was the History of Manning 1898, then the 1981 Manning Centennial book, next the 2006 Manning Quasqui book, and most recently the 2009 Manning School history book. Probably the last book to be published will be the upcoming Manning Veterans' book - unless someone comes forward in the next generation to take over these projects after I'm gone. Will you help with the Veterans' history book project? If you are a Manning connected Veteran or are presently serving and do not submit your military connected pictures and infomation you probably won't be in this once-in-a-life-time Manning Veterans' history book. With a limited number of volunteers we can only do so much on our own but will try to get pictures of as many Veterans as we can. There are over 1000 Manning Veterans so we have a long ways to go before the book can be published.
Manning Veterans are slowly coming forward and below is another example. We hope to eventually get more pictures and information for Mike to put in the book but for now this is what I have to show to you.
One thing that many Veterans and people who are submitting information have not fully understood is that this next
Manning history book is specifically a Veterans' only book. It won't be like the Centennial or Quasqui history books were,
where there is a Veterans' section along with other community aspects. We are aiming for a 2-volume book (around 1090 total pages) which will really be unique!!!
This book will be ALL Veterans' information (and the post auxiliaries) - hence it won't be a "Name, Rank, and Serial Number" only history but we want a complete history for each Veteran.
For instance - below is Louis Boell's picture and the information that was published in the Veteran section of the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial history book. It has the basic information but we are looking for more and I spoke to Louie by phone and he sent more pictures and information - also for his brothers.
To see what Louis submitted click on the link underneath "Are you a Manning Veteran" shown below.
Note: we also want some family background such as parents and grandparents. All too often you will only see just the Veteran's name with their basic military information but without the family connections it will be difficult for future historians and genealogists to know for sure who this person belongs to.
Please e-mail me about your Veteran questions email@example.com
1 Manning citizen served in the War of 1812
48 served in the Civil War
1 served in the Indian War
3 served in the Spanish American War
300+ served during WWI
550+ served during WWII
87+ served in the Korean war era
65+ (more names need to be found) served in the Vietnam era
55+ (many more names need to be found) served from 1975 to present
26 paid the ultimate price with their lives defending the U.S. Flag
We are starting the Manning Veterans' history book project
Don't wait until you see "Deadline" or it WILL be too late!!!
Click to read promos for the Veteran book
If you simply don't want those old family pictures you inherited please don't throw them - send them my way.
A lot of times I can recognize a face or location in those old pix.
One thing to keep in mind while you are looking for pictures - if they are glued in old scrap books please do NOT try to pull them out or cut them out. I can scan the whole page of the scrapbook and crop out the pictures you want to use in the book. If you attempt to forcibly remove the pictures you will probably damage them and when I scan them that damage will probably show up. This means I'll either have to use my graphics program to touch up the damage which can take a lot of time, or if they are badly damaged I just may not even take the time to scan them.