More from the Voge/Lamp collection

I ran into a box with several hundred 3x5 negatives. At first I was going to skip over these negatives, but after looking up to a light and using my magnifying glass, I noticed images I had not seen in the prints I've been going through. So I spent several hours previewing each negative - picking out ones I thought were worth the time to scan, and am I glad I decided to take the time to look and can't wait to start scanning.
I'll be scanning for a day or more, and I kept back several negatives right away that I could tell were military related.
This first one is absolutely amazing from WWI and I'll definitely use it in the Manning Veterans' book. Someone made these flag outfits and then they had these young folks, some who look like Koester children, display the Patriotism of the time.

The other picture I scanned right away was of a Veteran. Once I scanned it I could see that it is Willys Wunder. I have a number of other nice military pictures of him but none in full dress uniform like this one.

Since the post-WWII Manning Veterans aren't coming forward with their pictures and history like I had hoped, I'm going to have extra room in the two-volume Manning Veterans' book so I'll be using a lot more pictures from individuals who served during WWII, WWI and on back to the Civil War, and of course those Veterans who served after WWII and brought me their pictures and history to scan.
So sad that I have a better representation of even Manning's Civil War Veterans than the hundreds of post-WWII Veterans.

So again, I prove to myself why it is necessary to look at everything and not quickly skim over things in family collections and why I need to do the looking and scanning...otherwise I would have not found this amazing WWI picture.

Patriotism during WWI
So very different than the "tear down" and "anti-American" crowd we have today in our country.

Willys Wunder WWII

As I constantly write: 30 years ago I stopped working specifically on my own family history, because I found out that I will find more family history in non-family collections and here is another surprise example for me.
It is hard to read and I hope that I'll find another picture where the sun is on the side of the wagon where the decal is, but I immediately saw a familiar family name on the wagon - see below.

Young teen boy bringing in a load of ear corn

"Made By
Ben Ehrichs
Aspinwall, Iowa

Ben would be my great-uncle who had a farm store in Aspinwall during its early history.

Who do you think won this "tug-of-war?"
I'm betting on the calf - been there and done that...

I've told younger people how we use to thaw out the cattle tank in the winter, and unfortunately I never took a picture of the tank heater we used.
If I remember correctly, Tommy Wolfe made it for us according to designs my dad gave him.
I finally found this picture in the Voge/Lamp collection of a cattle tank with the chimney of the tank heater in view, but I don't know exactly how it was fed corn cobs and wood or the ashes were cleaned out.
Below the picture is a rough diagram of the tank heater we had. Every morning in the winter we had to stoke the fire and keep it going red hot until the ice melted and then we added more water from the hydrant as needed.

Cattle watering tank with tank heater used in winter.

diagram of the tank heater we had.

I ran into a packet of old 3x5 negatives. After taking a quick peek, I could tell the prints were not in the boxes I've been working on - at least what I have found so far.
So I decided to scan them. They are of the Gus & Mary (Carstensen) Koester family: Louis Matthias Koester 1900 - 1962, Ida Marie Wunder 1902 - 1992, Herman Koester 1906 - 1952, Hilda D. Meyer 1909 - 1993, Julius Fritz Gustav Koester 1911 - 1972, Henry Koester 1912 - 1989, Amanda Mathilda Lamp 1914 - 2007, Harry Walter Koester 1916 - 2003

I have no specific IDs, because I don't know if the pictures are of the older of the 8 or the younger of the 8...I only found up to 6 or less siblings at a time.

Rid 'em Cowboys!

Gus & Mary - I haven't had time to digitally repair this picture.

I assume this was the Koester farm place since it was in the same packet of negatives

3 Koesters

Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Oh the days of running around barefoot

5 siblings

probably heading to country school

The oldest 6 or youngest 6?

"Sugar & Spice" with a kitten & doll

It wasn't all work with horses - there were fun family rides too

Wagon on snow runners

Do you know what the netting on the horse is for???
A test to see if you have been reading my captions on horse pictures over the years.

Probably a Sunday afternoon gathering

This is the first "Summer Kitchen" I've seen that was actually attached to the house.
I'm sure the structure on the right side that sticks out in front was a summer kitchen.
The picture could be deceiving and it is not connected to the house but it is definitely very close.
If you don't know what a summer kitchen was then look it up on the Internet...
I'm trying to think where some summer kitchens are still standing in the Manning area. I'm sure one is on the old Lavern & Shirley Lutwitze farm - unless it has been torn down in the last few years.
I really should take pictures of the few that are still standing - for historical purposes...
Just think of the daily work it was to keep those three chimneys going...corn cobs, wood, coal, etc. were all used to heat the house and cook the food, until fuel oil heaters replaced the old stoves and fire places and then electric stoves replaced the old cook stoves once electricity became available.

While I prefer to work on the old pictures, mostly because I want to see if I can get them identified before I have no one living who is old enough to help, but it is fun to find pictures that aren't identified from my era, because I generally can identify them and not have to spend hours running around and showing them to people or spend even more hours, editing them and posting them on my web pages and hoping someone will see them and come forward with names.
It is also saddening when I find pictures of people my age who have passed away years ago - they never got much of a chance to live a complete life, although I'm sure the lives they had were fulfilling during the time they were alive.

Barb Drees

Connie Grimm, with her mother, Ila

Julie Hagedorn - 4th grade

Kent Wiese

Kyle Wiese

Kent Hugeback

Keith Hugeback
August 19, 1958 - January 30, 2005

I don't have a lot of Hugeback pictures or information but here are a few pix I found in my database.
Keith & Kent's grandparents

Joe & Anna (Muhlbauer) Hugeback (sitting)

Keith & Kents' dad

Joe "Junior" Hugeback - Post-WWII

Photo taken in May 1940 by Verdella Joens, teacher at White Bear School, Ewoldt No. 7

Back - older students: Joseph Hugeback, Clarence Lamp, Viola Puck, Alice Puck
Front: Lewis Puck, Darlene Lamp, Donald Puck, Norma Jean Byerink, Leon Hugeback

1981 Centennial costume contest

Lisa Hass, Dorothy Beck, Junior Hugeback, Jean (Arp) Hugeback

From the Tom Handlos collection

Standing: Norm & Elena Kuker, Delores & Lou Odendahl, Leon & Rose Hugeback
Frank Handlos seated

As I contine to work on the Voge/Lamp collection, I found this confirmation picture. I finally figured out the history of this picture. It is the confirmation class of March 8, 1935. It is one of the pictures that was never submitted for the 2000 Zion Centennial display, that I scanned.
Here are the students: Albert S. Keat, John Wesley Keat, Harry George Pfoltner, Anna Dorothea Hagedorn, Amanda Mathilde Koester, Harry Walter Koester, Eunice Caroline Lamp, Amanda Christene Martens, Viola Elva Martens, Margaret M. Spies.
Now hopefully family members will come forward and identify the rest of the students in the picture.

Back: ??, Amanda (Koester) Lamp, Eunice Lamp, ??, ??, ??
Harry Koester, ??, ??, ??

Again, this is why I prefer to get people's collections and work on them myself. I'll find all kinds of Manning history that they'll never realize they had...or I have been looking for.

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