Fortunately, Manning volunteers are seeking ways to gather funds to maintain our historical structures and community in general.
Below is one of the ways funding is generated to maintain the church.
Community Foundation Of Carroll County Announces The Award Of 26 Grants From The County Endowment Program
Manning Betterment Foundation Replace old folding chairs VFW $2,000
Manning Betterment Foundation (Child Care) New surface for playground $10,000
Manning Community Foundation (Hausbarn-Heritage) Paint for historic Trinity Church $3,000
Manning Community Services (Senior Center) Add handicapped accessible doors to Senior Center $6,000
While I realize groups and organizations are always asking for donations - if you have a direct connection to the Trinity Church, or really appreciate the efforts the Manning community has taken in preserving these old structures, consider making a donation to the church, Hausbarn, or historical farmstead, all of which require constant care and maintenance.
Just a few days ago Roger's cousins sent me 2 more pictures they have in their family collections back in Germany.
I get frustrated at how many families ignore my pleas to get their pictures to scan and add to the Manning database, but once in a while I get very surprised when I receive pictures
from people in Germany.
This first picture from Germany shows the Detlef Hinz farm. This particular Detlef was a cousin to Roger's dad, Harry Hinz.
From what I can tell, not one of the original buildings exist today, including the house, so it is great to get this old historical picture that shows what the farm once looked like.
This next picture was one that Roger had in the Hinz collection but we did not know who he was.
I e-mailed it to Roger's cousins in Germany and while they were visiting other cousins they ran into this same picture and identified him as Detlef's father, who served in the German Army.
The rest of the pictures below came from the Roger Hinz collections...
Detlef "Dee" Hinz, son of Otto (above) - he last lived in the First Street Apartments
These were the old Otto Hinz Apartments - the Otto who built the Town & Country Lumber Yard.
Later, Detlef purchased these apartments from his cousin, Otto.
Below is Roger Hinz's family - Herman would be a brother to Otto shown above...
Herman D. Hinz is what he went by but his given name is actually Detlef Hermann Christoph Hinz
Below are the parents of Herman & Otto Hinz. They never immigrated to the US, but remained in Revensdorf, Germany.
Wilhelmine Catharina (Jöhnk) and Detlef Hinrich Christoph Hinz
Hopefully by showing the pictures sent to me from Germany and some background on the Hinz family - this will encourage those Manning connected people who live here in the US to contact me and send me their old pictures and history to add to this very unique and one of a kind community historical database I'm building for Manning.