Hugo Wilhelm farm
Hinrich E. Kuhl farm
These next three pictures are very important historical events to preserve...they show a time where everything was hard work.
People who think they work hard today, know nothing about what that phrase really means.
While our pioneer ancestors worked very hard, it does not mean that what we do today in our jobs and lives is not important, but today we are many generations removed from those Pioneer days and so is the appreciation and understanding of what it took to get us to the easy life styles we have now.
Hugo Wilhelm feeding his cattle
Leslie & Marvin Mordhorst with Lois Wilhelm - Cupid the horse
For those of you who lived in Manning during the 1980s through 1990 and had cable TV, will probably remember "Channel 2" where local events that I videotaped were broadcast.
We even had LIVE programming!!!
Over that time period I was able to organize a group of volunteers from 6th graders to senior citizens, numbering well over 100 individuals.
We made video skits - long before the Internet and Youtube.
One of the live events was every Sunday morning, a different pastor from the 5 different Manning congregations provided the sermon and services.
When the old Lutheran (at that time to present Baptist Church) Church roof burned off, Pastor Jensen discovered a cubby hole he had never notice before, and found an old tapestry depicting Jesus walking on water and saving Peter.
I told Pastor that I remembered as a young kid that it hung on the wall on the right front side of the nave.
Pastor thought it would be a good backdrop for the Pastors during the Sunday morning Channel 2 services.
In 1991, I retired from Channel Two and after forming a group to continue on with Channel Two programming I specifically stressed to this group that this old tapestry needed to be preserved if Channel Two programming ever ended...WELL, like so many stories I tell where I once had old Manning/historical items in my hands but did not simply keep back myself, are now gone forever.
For years I have been looking for a picture that showed where this tapestry once hung and I finally found one and it is exactly where I remembered it
as a young kid.
This isn't the best view but you can see Jesus reaching out to pull Peter out of the water.
It came from the Jahn collection of one of the weddings.
I continue to scan the Jahn collection from Lois (Wilhelm) Peters.
I've fallen very far behind and am now starting to catch up with a number of family collections.
On September 15, 2018, the Hayes Township Schuetzen Verein northwest of Manning in Crawford County will celebrate their 135th Anniversary.
Here are some pictures from the "heyday" of this Verein.
The Five Mile House is one of very few active Schuetzen Vereins that still exist.
On April 11, 1879, the Manning Schuetzen Verein was incorporated under the state laws of Iowa.
In 1884 the Manning Schuetzen Verein built a large wooden hall which burned down in 1925 and then was replaced with a large brick building many of you may remember as the Firemen's Hall.
There was also a "Three Mile House" Schuetzen Verein north of Manning - 3 miles north on West Street. One mile north of the old Alfalfa DeHy plant.