June 29, 1900
One week ago today was observed as German Children's day in Manning. As has
always been the custom, at about two o'clock p.m., the children, over 200 in
number and ranging from five to twelve years of ago, formed in marching order
and headed by the Manning band paraded north on Main to Third street, thence
east to Center, south to Fifth, thence east and to the opera house, where they
entered the different prize-winning contests. In the target shooting for boys
only: Hugo Jans captured first prize, giving him the title of "King"
for the coming year. Robert Radeleff won 2d prize; John Kruse, 3d; George
Dammann, 4th Willie Kusel 5th; Henry Kuhl, 8th; George Albert, 7th.
In the girls' contest, Minnie Tollgaard won the "Queenship;"
Amanda Hinrichs, 2d prize; Anna Hansen, 3d; Augusta Hagemann, 4th; Annie
Schroeder, 5th; Bertha Steen, 6th; Phalia Jans, 7th.
The evening was devoted to dancing and merry-making in general.
Note by Dave Kusel: Willie Kusel above was the son of
Herman Kusel - Herman being a brother of William Kusel, who were sons of Friedrich George Christian Kusel.