So again - I put out this plea to NOT throw away your old pictures or give them to a distant relative in another community or state, BUT first let me scan them...Is this
too much to ask???,
But I'm so glad to find historically important pictures like this - society today so desperately needs to be reminded at how/why we have developed into the great nation we presently live in and the wonderful lifestyle we all have the opportunity to be a part of...
I always request to go through people's collections, because I'll find something unique that I have not seen before, and more than likely the owner won't notice or realize I want to scan. Here is another example - I'm not exactly sure but assume this is an official military print for Wesley Lage's identification card.
At any rate it is something I'll use with Wesley's write-up in the Manning Veterans' book because it is so unique.
It also tells us that Wes was at the Army Airbase in Maxton, North Carolina.
Wesley Lage and unknown Veteran
Possibly taken at the Manning or Aspinwall Milwaukee Depot area.
Ardith had most of their pictures identified but probably wouldn't have known this person.
He also may not be from this area.
If you know who he is, please e-mail me - his face sure seems familiar to me.
Wesley Lage - MHS 1938 (a classmate of my dad)
Taken in front of the north entrance of the old gym - now Rec Center
This was the Pruter Mohr house at 214 Third Street - It looks like 1921 on the license
Third Street and residential streets were paved, starting in 1923 so the year on the plate would make sense.
Are you old enough to remember this business?
For car enthusiasts, an idea sent me is that is a 1941 Ford to the right.
Pastor 1954 to 1963
Pastor at the brick church on 2nd Street and then at the current location of Zion.
George & Hulda Eschenbacher
Children who attended MHS: George, Jr., Becky, Melissa
Wayne Ranniger & Walt Lage - on the Lage farm
Herman Lage hauling manure
Now be honest - don't you think you have a very easy life-style today?
I use the pitchfork rule - if you haven't ever used one - then it is probably best to not complain about how tough you have it.
I used a pitchfork and filled a manure spreader many times years ago, but I won't complain - it was nowhere near the hardships Herman lived through...
Thelma (Doyel) and Wade Mohr
She laughed at Women's Lib & he was a D-Day survivor
She didn't have time to worry about being a feminist - she did it on her own...
Her husband worked hard all of his life, starting with his trucking business after his discharge. His nickname was Bud and his employer who he
purchased the business from was also Bud.
He was one of the first men to land on Omaha Beach and saw it all - If you watched "Saving Private Ryan" the landing scene on the beach, the bullets hitting the men, the bloody foam - Bud saw it all. In 1973 he was recognized as Manning's Businessman of the year.
I'm happy to say that I knew both of these people and it was an honor to be able to sit down with Bud to get his military story and also scan his pictures.
Henry Mohr WWI
Children of Gustav and Helena (Goettsch) Mohr
Back: John, Bertha
Front: Henrietta, Henry, Laura
Brief family connections:
Bertha Karsten - Harry
John Mohr - Don
Henrietta Stuedeman - moved away from Manning
Henry Mohr - Bud Mohr
Laura Lage - Walt
Gustav Mohr home - 100072 Higway 141 - the current location where LeRoy & Freda Dammann live in a newer house
George & Martha Doyel family
Over the last 20 years I had worked with Ardith (David) Lage on Manning area history and scanned over 500 of the Lage/David pictures she had.
I'm now going through the Lage collection one more time and am so glad I'm doing this because I have run into some amazing old pictures that were randomly placed in various scrapbooks that I had not seen before...
One in particular is a WWI photo of Manning area ladies who dressed up to support the Manning soldiers heading off to war.
I have run into this picture in several other family collections but none of them had identifications and I wasn't 100% sure the ladies were connected to Manning.
Well, NOW I have the information to prove it - on the back of this picture from the Lage collection were all of the names. It also explained why the other families had the same picture.
One original of this same photo I had scanned years ago was from Ellen (Coleman) Hoffman and the other was from the Stammer collection. On the back was Margaret Struve - Ellen's mother and Minnie Westphalen is the connection to the Stammer family.
For 2 decades I have been searching for any names in this picture and now I have all of them...I wish Ardith was still living to tell her how important her sharing has been to preserving Manning's history...and thanks to Brian & Lance for letting me go through their family stuff one more time!!!
This is what people don't understand when I ask to scan their pictures. I'll probably be able to find information and connections to Manning history that they'll not realize they have.
So again, I send out my plea for Manning connected people to get their old pictures, documents, and history to me to scan.
Harry Karsten & Bernice (Karsten) Schroeder
WWI group of Manning area ladies supporting the troops - 101 years ago
I have a positive ID for Alma (Kuhl) Lee - 5th from the left (standing), so it appears that the names above are listed starting with the back row and then wrapping around
to the front row to finish out the names.
I need to do some more digital restoration - there were a lot of scratches on the original negative because all of the other copies I've run into had the same lines and also burned out spot on the bottom, but it isn't too bad as it is right now.
I'm hoping that the names were written from left to right. I'll be comparing other individual pictures I have of many of these ladies to see if I can determine for sure...
This is also an opportune time to remind all Manning connected Veterans and families of deceased Manning connected Veterans to get your military pictures and information to me to scan, for use in the Manning Veterans' history book.
If you have old Manning pictures and just don't want to bother digging them out and getting them to me to scan, then please reconsider...
Please e-mail me if you are willing to work with me on Manning history and sharing old pictures and documents.