The Manning Liederkranz was founded in 1891. The original members were H.D. Radeleff, William Shoop, H.D. Claussen, Joe Feldman, William Shoop, Henry Schrum, Martin Becker, Julius Brunnier, Gus Franke, J.J. Kruse, William Wunrath, August Reimer, Fred Miller, and Mathias Joens. William Schoop was the first president and Louie Greiner was the first director.
In 1996 the Liederkranz sang in Des Moines at the Iowa Festival of American Folklife.
February 19, 2002 his short life ended.
In Memory of Dean Fara