Great web site! Love to see Merlyn and Bev's lights because they are my aunt and uncle. My Mom,Pat, was born and raised in Manning. It is nice to see many childhood memories on the page. I will always remember playing at my Grandfather's house, where Merlyn and Bev live now. Thanks for including them on your web site.
Clarion, ia USA - Friday, December 24, 1999 at 18:27:45 (CST)
Hi Dave, Great web page, Thanks to all your hard work I can see whats going on in Manning.
Chandler , Az USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 14:51:29 (CST)
My maternal great uncle is Cyril van Oosten Kusel. His ancestors were of the Lazarus clan from Kusel, Germany. The family is thought to have come to a very young USA as early as the late 1780's or early 1790's. Feel free to e-mail me at any. Regards, Brad Rish (rhymes with 'fish').
Tyngsborough, MA USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 08:30:00 (CST)
Hi Dave. Great Web Page but that should be expected from someone who started "DaveTV". What fun times that was! Angela (Irlbeck) Brockmeyer Class of 1990
Shenandoah, IA USA - Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 22:44:25 (CST)
Hi! I was told about your neat and interesting web site from a gentleman I work with who is very interested in your barn. I was over in Germany this time last year and it brought back really good memories and feelings. My grandfather was born and raised in Germany and then was moved to the USA when he was a teenager. So was very interested in my past history. What a neat expierence in life to visit my heritage. thanks for great music I am a lover of it good for the soul.
adair, ia USA - Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 19:40:36 (CST)
Dave and Barry thanks for visiting with me. You have a great home page.
lawrence, ks USA - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 11:41:20 (CST)
You have a very good website!!! I love anything antique and am interested in the history of agriculture. This site has some very good pictures.
Hancock, Ia USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 16:42:16 (CST)
Haven't been back to Manning in a while, but my wife Kris and I like to drive through when we're that way, and the town looks better than ever. Have lots of good memories from back in '92-'94 when I was working for Al at the P.D. Those experiences have helped me as a Des Moines Officer. When friends ask about Manning, I always tell them that it's one of the best towns around to raise a family in. I miss not having to lock our doors. Hope everyone there is doing well.
Des Moines, IA USA - Tuesday, November 09, 1999 at 19:50:37 (CST)
Our daughter, Kala (Huldeen)Zanoni told me about your page. This is great! Thanks, Dave. Tell everyone Hello for us. We will be reading you often. Best always, Mabel
Sioux City, IA USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 13:31:19 (CST)
Thanks for your hospitality in your home on Oct.24th.Good luck with your REETHAUS. I am staying at an friends house and found your informations and your guestbook. I will investigate about the smokhouse and give you information as soon as possible.You may us this e-mail to contact me. greetings Juergen
Juegen Weilandt Gut Goertz Germanyu
RR#Parkhill, Ont. Canada - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 14:04:21 (CST)
Dave, Great web site. Nice to see you still have the town of Manning on your priority list
Fallon, Nv USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 21:47:06 (CDT)
Hi Dave! This is Jan M. from good olī Germany, I told you I dont have internet access, but my friend Torben has! As i can see you made some progress with the barn, but I liked it better without thatch and bricks! Anyway greetings to everyone I know. P.S. great webside !!
Flensburg, Germany - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 13:02:00 (CDT)
Greetings from Southwest Nebraska. I grew up near Irwin, Iowa. My parents are Milton & Ruth Ann Barry, they still live near Irwin. My sister Stacy, is married to Terry Rosonke, from Manning. My cousin Jay McLaughlin, is a resident of a group home there. It's neat to see things from home. I married a man from here in Cambridge. We have 2 children, I work for a radio station in McCook, NE, and am an EMT. I enjoy your page. Cyndi
Cyndi (Barry) Groshong
Cambridge , Ne USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 20:50:25 (CDT)
Good to see what others are doing about 'pest' birds.
Andrew van Heiningen
Hemel Hempstead, England - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 05:49:21 (CDT)
Hi Dave, My Mom, Florence Ramsey, and I visited the Hausbarn in Manning today so that's how I found your great site. It's really fun to see Manning people and news on the Internet. I graduated in l966 with Doug. My husband, Dave, from Westside is also a friend of Dougs. I saw Angie & Dan a year ago and see Barry & Jean quite often. Keep up the good work. Please tell Dorothy "Hi" for me.
Donna (Ramsey) Maasen
Johnston, IA USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 21:14:43 (CDT)
Dave, I am not surprised to see that YOU are on the web. You were always one of the most innovative people in Manning whether the town fathers and son wanted to admit it. Your web page proves this further. I hope all is well with you and your family. Your friend from "Dave TV", Scooter
Urbandale, IA USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 19:00:42 (CDT)
Great web page . Graduated from Manning with the class of 1954.
walter 'brooklyn " kortman
santee, ca USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 03:34:52 (CDT)
Good luck, and thanks for bringing a part of Germany to our home state.
John and Audrey
Ottumwa, Ia. USA - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 17:11:11 (CDT)
Thanks for a very nice home page. I'm an old agricultural sales person trying to keep up up the new technologies of agricultural.
G.R. Van Drasek
Grand Ledge, Mi USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 07:24:18 (CDT)
Great web site keep up the good work. Julian
Adelaide, South Australia Australia - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 06:20:56 (CDT)
I was surfing for info on ponds because I want to convert my inground pool to its own ecosystem. The liner is disintegrating so I want to line it with EPDM. I was looking for info and that's how I got to you. What a website you have and since you are doing other things that I intend to do in the future I'm sure I will be back to visit. Can you tell me how much the EPDM costs and where you got it. Also, how did you handle the algae. That is my main problem now. I am experimenting with managing the water for critters now before I empty it and put in the new lining. My pool is 32' x 16' and about 12' deep at deep end and 4 ' at the shallow end. Any hints you can give me will be greatly appreciated. At least I don't have to dig the hole! Thanks much for a very informative site.
Stafford, VA USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 12:29:08 (CDT)
Hi Dave Cannot seem to get email to you. All messages are returned "server unavailable". See if you can find out what is going on so that I can then respond. Regards
USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 06:09:13 (CDT)
Hi,David.I'm Eleanor Baumgart daughter.And I'm trying to put togeather a family tree book for my childern.I like find more of Edna Wulf (grandmother). And her mother &father.And I would be more then happy to send you inf,on anything you need from us. Thank You!
Tea,, S.D USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 02:11:18 (CDT)
Dave, WOW! What a fantastic web page you have developed! Mom and Dad (Claus and Judy Bunz) told me to check out the site on the Hausbarn. Thanks for putting it together so the rest of us can enjoy what Manning is doing! My kids were so excited to "surf" and "see" Manning! Sincerely, Sara Pulse
Bremerton, WA USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:56:15 (CDT)
hi I'm a farmer from central new south wales australia in a 16" rainfall area and farm around 3000 acres Your website is interesting I found it through a surf that started out looking at machinery
condobolin, n s w australia - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 21:18:53 (CDT)
Really a nice way to visit on the Internet. Enjoyed the pictures and music. Keep the pictures on the web site so that we may share with others when visiting our family. One of the better web pages on the Internet. Thank You.
LeRoy & Janet Sander
Arcadia, IA USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 15:34:52 (CDT)
Nice site!!! I am a South African , doing a 2 year training stint with an ag-company in Western Kentucky.
USA - Sunday, August 08, 1999 at 19:42:02 (CDT)
Very interesting reading----Thanks
Anita, Ia - Friday, August 06, 1999 at 09:42:27 (CDT)
Interesting page. I definitely like the name. Might be the fact that I've got a similar one. Who knows, I might even be related. Bye......
Munich, Germany - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 07:39:19 (CDT)
WE HAVE A FEW TRACTORS DOWN HERE IN THE SWAMPS ALSO NICE PAGE HAVE A NICE DAY
homestead , fl USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:41:42 (CDT)
Dave: I'm at my nece's house in Port Orchard WA. We were able to access your web site here. Nice job! I'll try again when I get back to Minnepolis. In the meantime we are having a great trip. Verle says HI!
New Hope, MN USA - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 18:03:11 (CDT)
We have a McCormick-Deering 10, looks like your picture. We are looking to sell and need resources for proper pricing. Please e-mail any info. you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
KY USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 21:14:28 (CDT)
Hi. I'm Holger Hansen from Schleswig-Holstein. I was very interested to the project "offenseth-house", because the father of my wife is working there now (Martin Peter Hansen). Please let me know, if news come to your ears. tütelüt! - h o l l i -
Bargum, GERMANY - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 15:08:10 (CDT)
Enjoyed your site. I'm revamping my 2800 gal pond to a bio-filter and external pump. I thought about the labor you encountered digging that site...WOW!!! Know it is now your heaven on earth. ENJOY.
little rock, AR USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 20:46:36 (CDT)
Dave, Great job on your pond!! My wife and I are in the design phase for a 30'X40' pond with a waterfall and stream on the incoming side and a 70' long outfall stream that ends in a small waterfall just outside our bedroom windows. We live on Whidbey Island in Washington.
Freeland, WA USA - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 10:14:31 (CDT)
I am looking for information on building a 1acre farm pond.
MI USA - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 19:34:31 (CDT)
Nice site! I'm researching the surname Plaugher, if anyone knows the origin of the name. Thanks, Rick Smith ( how dull )
Helvetia, WV USA - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 18:29:50 (CDT)
I am descended from a Carl and Clara Kusel out of Philadelphia, PA. Both born around 1880. Clara died 1935, Carl died 1951. Any Kusels recognize these names, please contact me. email@example.com
Havertown, PA USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 04:29:19 (CDT)
I noticed the arterburn name in your fourth generation list I haven't been able to find many thing out about the arterburns any info would be great Thank You Rhonda
Louisville, Ky USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 13:43:08 (CDT)
Hi, I am really enjoying checking out all the Koi stuff that Americans such as yourself are lucky enough to induldge in. I have Koi but we do not have any information here in New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 02:11:28 (CDT)
HI DAVE I CHECK IN ON THIS PAGE EVERY NOW AND THEN SURE DO ENJOY YOUR NEWS.HAVE A REUNION OF WEST COAST KUSEL'S JULY 18 IN EUGENE ANY OUT HERE CAN CONTACT US AND WE'LL FILL YOU IN. SEE WHAT YOU STARTED WITH THAT WONDERFULL REUNION LAST SUMMER. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE ONE IN A LIFE TIME THINGS. THANKS SO MUCH. SAY HI TO YOUR MOM . COUSIN BETTY
BETTY KUSEL FOWLER
FOREST GROVE, , OR USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 19:36:47 (CDT)
Very nice and refreshing. Keep up the good work.
Larry & Mary Fowler
Sheldon, MO USA - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 11:21:37 (CDT)
I found it interesting that your ancestor was named Lutje Kusel. My maiden name traces back to Lutje, we thought from Germany, but Sweislig Holstein was then Denmark.
Brewster, NE USA - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 19:16:52 (CDT)
Enjoyed your website and the great music! I played football with your brothers at DWU and recently was visited by your brother, Doug. He told me about your site. I hope you and Barry have an outstanding crop this year!
Larry "Cotton" Adams
Naples, FL USA - Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 19:08:31 (CDT)
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SEE YOUR PAGE.
BROCKPORT, NNY USA MONROE - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 20:31:52 (CDT)
Hi, You have a verry nice site,congradulation love the music to...found you as I was surching the web to find out wath is the size of the hole for a swallow bird house, hope to find out soon...swallows are here now...KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK AND BE HAPPY TO.
Gatineau, , Quebec Canada - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 13:04:30 (CDT)
GREAT SITE! I AM A FARMER OF CORDOBA, ARGENTINA. I PLANT CORN AND SOYBEAN. GOOD LUCK THESE SEASON!!
CORDOBA, CB ARGENTINA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 19:38:05 (CDT)
Wow! We enjoyed the concert too.
Hassan Valley Township, MN USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 18:36:26 (CDT)
Good work on your web site. Also great to see your farm pictures and your comments concerning no-till, min-till applications. I must come up your way sometime. Best wishes to your family. Paul
Hillsboro, KS USA - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 11:06:45 (CDT)
Hi Dave- My daughter Susan and I were surfing the Net and found the lists of Manning High School grads and your guestbook. It made me homesick to read about the hogs, flowers and no-till farming. I left Manning after graduation in 1955 when I joined the Air Force and always enjoy coming back to visit my mother Clara and other family and friends. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Jim Kasperbauer
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 23:10:10 (CDT)
Dave, my hat's off to you! You have an outstanding web site. What an immense amount of work. I was drawn in by the link at @ag, otherwise I might not have had the pleasure of viewing your work. Your notill experiences are valuable to us all, especially considering how well you have represented and narrated them. I'll be back periodically to check on you. God bless you and your family, and good luck in 99.
Amherst, OH USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 19:19:19 (CDT)
Grear web site, enjoyed it. Thought you might want to know about my county seat of Manning, S.C., found out it was a Sardinia, Ohio did not know there was another Manning I farm in Coastal S.C. raise corn,wheat,soybeans and TOBACCO the money crop. Hope you have a good year.
Sardinia , S.C. USA - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 21:36:44 (CDT)
I am just starting my own orchard. Thanks for the great information.
Middletown, Va USA - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 08:07:34 (CDT)
Any suggestions re: an apple tree in an urban patch? It won't accommodate more than one tree.
Watertown, MA USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 12:39:24 (CDT)
NICE WEB PAGE I SEE YOU HAVE SOME IH EQUIPMENT DO YOU KNOW MUCH OF ANYTHING ABOUT IH MCCORMICK DEERING GRAIN DRILLS? IF SO IT WOULD BE GREATLLY APPRECIATED. WE HAVE AN EARLY MODEL I THINK AND WE CANT FIND A MODEL NUMBER.
riga , MI USA - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 18:34:45 (CDT)
Great page!! I lived in Templeton until 1944 when I was drafted. After ww II moved to Omaha. Moved to St Louis in 1962. In the photo of the singing group, Lam Schwaller was my cousin. Remember childrens day and the Dance Hall there.
Thomas F Greteman
St Louis, mo USA - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 12:54:56 (CDT)
I though I was the only crazy person to take on such a big project. When I saw the "so called" falls they built for the town of Columbia Falls Montana (when they built the Hungrey Horse dam, the real falls dried up) I laughed my ass off! If I would have had the money they waisted on it, my falls would have been even higher. Right now it "falls" a full 5 feet! I to did it completely myself. By hand! The water comes from one pond I built on a bit of a hillside (it's oval in shape) and comes out into a rocky stream (about 12' long) and FALLS 5 feet into a larger pond I built closer to the house , circulates and is pumped back up into the oval pond. I'm still working on it. 4 years now, but it is really "Far out"!
Columbia Falls, Mt. USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 16:01:00 (CDT)
My folks grew up in Manning, moved to Colorado, and have since retired beneath the water tower back in Manning. They told me to check you out. Nice Job!
Bozeman, Montana USA - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 19:46:26 (CDT)
really nice page. was originally born on farm in lakeville indianna, no have quarter acre plot here in gc. "farming" every inch i can, and also put in small pond. i have to take the koi in during winter though. c-ya for now, have to get back to tax season.
Garden City, NY USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 07:07:03 (CDT)
Looks like a good, easy to build starling trap. Could you e-mail more info, please. Is there a mechanism inside to close the entrance hole and if so, how do you reset it. Thanks.
Belleville, MI USA - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 11:24:46 (CST)
Have enjoyed your site immensely. I seem to have had better luck with bluebirds than you although I don't have any idea what I am doing right. Had 6 or 8 pairs last year they seem to favor a dead apricot in the front yard.
Bancroft , Mi USA - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 23:44:17 (CST)
Grace likes the music!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rob and Grace McCrery
Monmouth, IL USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 11:57:40 (CST)
I visit your website once a week, but thought I'd agree with others that it is always interesting even if it isn't all about genealogy. Keep up the good work. -- Gloria
Leavenworth, WA USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 23:15:16 (CST)
Hello, I just happened to see this page while surfing. My father is originally from Manning. He died years back and I just wanted to know if anyone remembers him, his name is Micheal Robert Muhlbauer. Anyone with information please e-mail me. Thank You
Christopher James Muhlbauer
New Ulm, MN USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 17:27:58 (CST)
I love the music on your homepage!! :-)
Manilla, Ia USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 21:03:12 (CST)
hello from abilene texas temp 62 winds 15 to 20 miles hello dorothy having company from carrollton enjoying their visit today
USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 15:59:09 (CST)
Great worm info! Did you "seed" them?
Clarksville,, OH USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:55:42 (CST)
Liked the Starling trap info but could use a little more detail. Would you email me please? I've got to do something, soon.
Boulder, CO USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 18:51:36 (CST)
Very nice website!! Loved the music good and cheery!!!
Helena, MT USA - Monday, February 08, 1999 at 21:38:33 (CST)
Thank you for an enjoyable web sight! We need more of these...
Kennesaw, GA USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 12:54:49 (CST)
Great site you have. I am an avid Internation Harvester fan of the type of equipment you have pictured. Would love to see some more 856 and combine pictures.
USA - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 21:08:34 (CST)
Read where Dale from Dell had sent you a note. I thanked him for helping me with our Dell. Always fun to read the comments you get from around the world.
Douglas G Kusel
Carrollton, TX USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 21:21:06 (CST)
Great Web Site! I hope to have one like it some day. My computer is new for 98 Christmas but my pond is 5 years old. Usually muddy but starting to clear up a little.
Long story... Any tips on how to start a web site?
Bruce G. Martin
Hurricane, WV USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 20:12:39 (CST)
An excellent site. I surfed through looking for my roots. My father was born in Manning in 1932. I think there are still members of the KEAT family around and some relatives named LAMP. slowmail=2235 Primrose Ave Eureka CA 95503
Eureka, CA USA - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 00:21:39 (CST)
Wow WOW and more WOW! GREAT!!!!!!!!!
Ca USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 21:44:45 (CST)
I really liked your pond. I am a pondkeeper myself. I would love to have a pond the size of yours. Unfortunatly, I don't have the space. Best wishes for the New Year!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 12:34:36 (CST)
Not bad for a farmer.... Dave I think you spend to much time "plowing" the html fields. Just thought I would pop in from the @agonline. Dale
Elgin, TX USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 22:10:58 (CST)
Great Site!!! I like your "let the nite crawlers do the tillage" line. Have been No Tilling here in SE Sask since 1985 and agree that it is the only way to go. Best to you in '99. Orm
Midale, Sk Canada - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 20:57:14 (CST)
Don't worry....be happy!!! Nice tunes. Do you ever head the border (Wisconsin???) Once a cheddarhead....always a cheddarhead!!!
Mt. Horeb, WI USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 18:51:39 (CST)
Hello David, I am interested in knowing more about the Gerbitz line in your tree.I am a native of Milwaukee Wis.and my grandfather Karl F. Gerbitz
emmigrated from Kallies Kreis Dramburg in Pomerania in 1893.Only known relative was Minna who died in Berlin.His father Karl and mother was Henrietta Ratz.
Most other Gerbitz's in S.E.Wis .are part of the Norbert Gerbitz family tree which is in Juneau Wis.No ties established yet between us tho our ancestral homes
Kallies and Naugard are only about 45 miles apart.Please inform me of what you know about this clan and the names of any of that side that may be researching Gerbitz's.
The other (Maternal ) side to Karl are Lohry (Lohrey) names also of Kallies.Thanks and great music. Gene Gerbitz in Tn.
Eugene R. Gerbitz
Murfreesboro, Tn. USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 09:53:51 (CST)
My great grandmother, Mary Schroeder came from Germany and lived with cousins in Manning, Iowa. In her picture book there are pictures of a
Meta, Lena and Henry Grahimes or Johchimes. There is also a picture of a young couple with just Longbehn, 1902 written on the back. I was trying to locate
the families to give these pictures to them can't bear to throw them out. My g grandmother most likely spelled the names how they sounded not
how they are actually written. It is nice that Manning has a website as nice as this one. Alice
Huntington, OR USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 01:55:47 (CST)
I found your site after someone posted the URL to your bird trap page on The Purple Martin Forum
Really enjoyed your entire site especially the pond and bird pages, Thanks!
Auburn, AL USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 13:21:42 (CST)