Diana Fagan
August 17, 1953 - July 25, 2019

Diana Sibbel MHS 1972

Diana died Thursday evening at Accura Healthcare of Manning.
Visitation and Prayers Ohde Funeral Home, Manning Monday, July 29, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prayer Service at 7:00 PM Visitation will resume at 9:30 AM at church Tuesday morning
Mass of Christian Burial Sacred Heart Church - Manning Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:30 AM
Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery following Mass
Ohde Funeral Home in charge of services.

1972 MHS graduates (largest MHS class): Danny E. Andersen, Michael John Bilsten, JoAnn Elaine Borkowski, David John Brincks, Michael James Brincks, Ana Cecillia Campo, Debra Sue Carlson, Starre Ann Christensen, Ruth Margaret Croghan, Carol Jean Dammann, Dorthie Dee Dammann, Gary H. Dammann, Georgia Lee Dethlefs, Glen Floyd Eickman, Kirk Charles Escher, Jerri Jolene Gaer, Connie Marie Grimm, Kristie Helen Hacker, Douglas Merlyn Hargens, Lonny Lynn Hargens, John Jerome Heinicke (salutatorian), Daniel D. Hinners, Kathleen Ann Hinners, Joy LaVonne Hockett, David Donald Irlmeier, Roxie Lu Irlmeier, Anne Elizabeth Jensen, Lonnie Lee Jensen, Mary Ann Kasperbauer, Randy Lee Lohmeier, Dean Verle Lorenzen, Larry Dale Mahnke, Dean K. Martens, Craig Lee Moeller, Douglas Wade Mohr, Judy Carol Mueller, Kathryn Louise Mueller, Vickie Sue Mundt, Roger Lynn Musfeldt, John R. Ohde, Mary Ellen Opperman, Beverly Geniece Otto, Brian John Peters, Craig Allen Pfannkuch, Gail Ann Phillips, Mary Sue Potthoff, Scott Francis Renze, Linda R. Rohe, Michael Walter Rohe, Roxanne Mae Ruhde, Debra Schroeder, Michael Robert Sebeniecher, Diana Kay Sibbel, Mark William Siepker, Donna Jean Sonksen (valedictorian), Kevin Allen Stangl, Curtis Dean Stribe, Carolyn Sue Strosahl, Marilyn Kay Strosahl, Kevin Bruce Struve, Lynn Richard Venteicher, David George Vogl, Margie L. Vogl, Doris Ann Volquartsen, Thomas Earl Walters, Rhonda Ruby Warnke, Vicki Lee Waterbury, Karen Lydia Wegner, Michael F. Weitl, Ronald Alvin Willenborg, Thomas John Wurr, Jennifer Marie Zerwas, Brad Christian Zubrod

1972 former students: Kaylyn Betterton, Randy Borkowski, Melissa Eschenbacher, Kaelyn Farrell, Colleen Green, Cheryl Hansen, Kurt Hass, Norman Heithoff, Mary Kay Holst, Peggy Hupp, Michael Joens, Robin Knapp, Jim Kunkel, Sharlene Mathisen, Barbara McKinley, Randal Mohr, Madonna Nepple, David Nissen, Allan Otto, Michael Pearson, Laurel Porsch, David Prebeck, Donna Reinke, Jeff Rinehart, Donna Schwaller, Ann Weiskircher, James Weiss, Douglas Wiese, James Wittrock, Jerome Wuebker, John Zekan

Growing up and living in a small community generally means you are related to a lot of people, and over multiple generations you probably don't realize how many citizens around you are "shirt tail" cousins.
Since Diana is my relation I knew I would have quite a few pictures and information so I thought I would take her tree back in time to see how many Manning names she ends up being connected to.
I won't go way down into the sub branches with pictures and names but mostly stay with the older generations.
I think I have the connections correct, but if you see some errors please let me know.

Peter and Ida (Suhr) Hansen - Lyden Studio photo

From the 2006 Manning Quasqui history book

Peter and Ida Hansen - great-great-grandparents of Diana

Back: Ida (Suhr), Peter
Front: Maria, Anna, Johann, Adolf
June 1867 in Rendsburg, Germany
Peter Friedrich and Ida Margaretha (Suhr) Hansen emigrated from Germany on the Herder arriving in the Port of New York on March 16, 1881, with six of their children: Maria, Johann, Anna, August, Theodor, and Hermann. The oldest daughter Magdalena Catharine Marquard Belkin remained in Germany. Their oldest son Adolph had emigrated several years earlier to avoid the military draft. He traveled on the Westphalia and arrived in the Port of New York on May 6, 1874. He lived with family members: grandparents, Johann D. and Maria C. Hansen, and uncle, Friedrich August Hansen, until his family arrived in the United States.
Peter and Ida Hansen emigrated from Sehestedt, Schleswig-Holstein where he was a shoemaker and owned a small dry-goods store. They were the parents of ten children: the oldest was born illegitimately, two died in infancy, leaving eight who grew to adulthood. Family lore also indicates that Peter was a skilled card player who had won a considerable sum from the local nobleman who paid his debt in land. The proceeds from the land allowed the Hansen family sufficient funds to depart for America and to lead a prosperous life. Peter also had a distinguished military service record. He served in three wars, the Prussian-Danish War of 1864, the Prussian-Austrian War of 1866, and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871.
In 1881, the family settled in Westside where they lived for one year until they purchased their farm north of Manning. The parents lived on the farm and raised their family until 1893, when they retired to Manning.
Peter was born June 21, 1836, in Holm, Schleswig-Holstein. He died on January 13, 1908, at seventy-two years of age.
Ida was born on April 7, 1835, in Hegenholz, Schleswig-Holstein. She died on September 4, 1904, at sixty-nine years of age.
The children who lived in and near the Manning community.
Adolph (July 4, 1861 - July 4, 1948) married Katherine Knutsen (1876- December 11, 1923) in 1893. He was a mason and plasterer.
Maria (January 14, 1863 - October 27, 1934) married August F. Grau (May 17, 1863 - September 25, 1922) on January 20, 1885. They engaged in farming in the Manning area until their retirement to Manning.
Johann (July 18, 1865 - May 26, 1947) married Marie Biehl (October 19, 1864 - July 10, 1929) on February 3, 1888. John also farmed in the Manning area until his retirement.
Anna (November 20, 1867 - March 14, 1957) married Henry Meyers (December 3, 1863 - November 21, 1941) on May 30, 1888. They farmed east of Manning until retirement. He was also a director of the Manning Trust and Savings Bank.
August (December 23, 1869 - March 24, 1950) married Emma Kusel (March 29, 1875 - September 17, 1942) on July 9, 1895. August and Emma engaged in farming in the Manning area.
Theodor (December 23, 1873 - July 30, 1943) married Mary Brennan (July 25, 1879 - 1954) on April 14, 1896. Ted Hansen was a prominent businessman in Manning for 48 years. He was also a city councilman and Treasurer of Dultmeier Manufacturing Co.
Herman (March 10, 1876 - March 3, 1950) married Laura Karstens (April 6, 1879 - February 12, 1937) on June 27, 1900. He operated a store in Manning, served as the vice-president of the German Savings Bank, was on the State Firemen's Association, and was a member of the local Board of Education.

Hansen sisters

Mary Grau, Lena Belkin, Anna Meyers

I highlighted 2 Hansens above in yellow.
August Hansen married Emma Kusel...of all the people I have pictures of in my database, I don't have any of Emma Kusel.

After viewing this feature, the great-granddaughter of Emma Hansen e-mailed me about having Emma's signature, so I asked her to send me a picture of the signature that was on the back of a dresser handed down in the family.

Emma (Kusel) Hansen's signature 1895
Since she was married in 1895 I would guess the dresser was a wedding gift.
This is just one of many kinds of history I'm looking for and want to get digitized, and are overlooked by most people who work on their own family ancestry.

August & Emma were the great-grandparents of Diana.
Emma was the daughter of William & Sophia (Grube) Kusel.

William & Sophia Kusel
Great-great-grandparents of Diana
Great-grandparents of myself, Dave Kusel (August Kusel being a brother to Emma)

Friedrich & Catharina (Meinke) Kusel
Great-great-great-grandparents of Diana
This connects Diana to all Kusels of the Manning area.

To complicate my connections with Diana, I'm also related to her through the Hansen side.
Mary Hansen, married my great-grandfather August Grau.

August & Mary (Hansen) Grau
Mary was great-grandaunt to Diana & great-grandmother to me (Dave Kusel)

August & Mary Grau family

August, Emil, Clara Cox, Laura Alwill, Sophia Rothfolk, Herman, Mary (Hansen) Grau
standing: Ida (Grau) Kusel
All of these people and their descendants are related to Diana through the Hansen family...

Now let's go back even further on the Hansen side...
Johann and Maria Hansen - great-great-great-grandparents of Diana

Maria, Emil Miller, Johann circa 1867 in Germany
Johann Detlef and Maria Catharine (Petersen) Hansen emigrated from Gotheby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They arrived in the Port of New York, on the Germania, on October 15, 1868. They brought their grandson, Emil MiIler, with them to America. He was the youngest son of their daughter, Catharine, who had died in Germany. They traveled to Clinton County to join a son, Friedrich August, who had emigrated two years earlier.
Friedrich August Hansen departed from the Port of Hamburg on the Bavaria. He arrived in the Port of New York on April 5, 1866. Friedrich was born on July 5, 1838, in Fleckeby, Schleswig-Holstein. He served in the Danish Army during the Prussian-Danish War of 1864. In 1870 he was married to Trincke Ehrichs, daughter of Peter and Margaretha (Lass) Ehrichs. They became the parents of seven children, two of whom died in infancy. They lived in Clinton County until 1872 when the family settled in Hayes Township in Crawford County. In 1906 they retired to Manning. Their adult children were: John Frederick, born November 21, 1871; Margaret "Maggie," born November 18, 1873; Mary, born October 20, 1876; Anna, born January 6, 1878; and Emma, born August 26, 1882. Friedrich died on May 17, 1922 at age 83 years. Trincke was born on March 4, 1842 in Schleswig-Holstein, and died June 11, 1925.
Johann and Maria Hansen's other son, Peter Friedrich, remained in Germany with his family until 1881. He was born on June 21, 1836, in Holm. He was married to Ida Margaretha Suhr on July 21, 1861. She was born on April 7, 1835, in Hegenholz. She was the mother of an illegitimate daughter, Magdalena Catharine Marquard, born June 22, 1856.
Peter and Ida were the parents of nine children: Adolph, Maria, Johann, Anna, August (a still-born son), Heinrich (who died as an infant), Theodor, and Hermann. Johann and Maria Hansen remained in Clinton County until 1884 when they relocated to Crawford County, to a 40 acre farm south of Aspinwall.

Johann Hansen was born on January 18, 1809, in Holm, Schleswig-Holstein. He died on February 28, 1901 on his farm near Aspinwall. He was 92 years old. Maria Catharina Petersen was born on February 8, 1811. She died on July 17, 1896, at 85 years of age.

I highlighted 2 of the children above in yellow.
Friedrich Hansen married my mother's great aunt, Trincke Ehrichs, so their children would be related to me on both the Hansen & Ehrichs side.
Their children would be related to Diana on the Hansen side.

Of course Peter Hansen and Ida Suhr who are highlighted in yellow are shown at the beginning of this feature.

Now we go into the "younger" generation Hansen relatives.

Herman Hansen (married Laura Karstens) - son of Peter & Ida

Erwin Hansen (MHS 1924) son of Herman & Laura

Erwin Hansen law office 1967
Army-Navy Coordination Group

Erwin Hansen 2nd from left - United Nations
Anthony Eden from England addressing the UNICO

United Nations Conference On International Organization - San Francisco 1945
Erwin is in this picture - part of security.

John R. Hansen (brother of Erwin)

John R. Hansen (brother of Erwin)
Lester Moore (formally of Manning) on the front right…he was John's administrative assistant

1960 Mary Hansen - wife of John R.

Francis "Irish" Brennan, Walt Hansen (brother of Erwin)

Verdis Hansen - son of August & Emma (Kusel) Hansen
Uncle to Diana

Angela & Janet, Erwin Stoelk (son of Lawren & Ida Hansen Stoelk)
Erwin was cousin to Diana's dad

Virginia Greteman, Duetta Switzer - Amos & Dorothy Kusel's wedding party 1944
Virginia was also a 1941 classmate of Dorothy
Virginia Greteman - daughter of Otto & Alma (Hansen) Greteman
Virginia was a cousin to Diana's dad

1902 Theodore "Ted" Hansen (owner-driver) - son of Peter & Ida Hansen

Ted & Mary (Brennan) Hansen 1943

Peter F. Hansen Manning Legion Drum & Bugle Corps - son of John (Johann) L. & Marie (Biehl) Hansen

Peter F. Hansen, John Campbell 1965

Peter F. Hansen WWII Veteran

Now we go into the Meyers part of the family - Anna Hansen married Henry Meyers

Henry & Anna (Hansen) Meyers

September 1929

Back: Alfred, Marvin, Henry
Middle: Tina, Henry, Anna, Ida
Front: Hilma, Florence

Anna (Hansen) Meyers

Henry Meyers

Meyers in-laws

Dorothy Herman, Frank Hoffmann, Helen, Leo Kleespies, Hazel, Raymond B. Kelsey
Dorothy married Alfred, Frank married Hilma, Helen married Marvin, Leo married Ida, Hazel married Henry E. Meyers, Jr., Raymond married Florence

Frank Hoffmann

1937-38 Dr. Raymond Kelsey Manning Legion Commander

Raymond Kelsey in front of Valentine's Bakey

1957 Raymond Kelsey with his son, Donn

Donn Kelsey Fireman 1st Class Washington, DC 1950

Florence (Meyers) Kelsey Manning Legion Auxiliary 1938

Top to bottom: Donn Kelsey, Dale Bingham, Clark Hershman - all were Veterans
Donn Kelsey MHS 1947, Dale Bingham MHS 1941, Clark Hershman MHS 1945

Lois (Wilhelm) Peters in her car - Donn Kelsey

Meyers kids

Back: Ida, Tina
Front: Hilma, Henry, Marvin

Ida (Meyers) Kleespies

Marvin Meyers 1917

Alfred Meyers

Robert Meyers - son of Alfred

Henry E. & Hazel Meyers

Henry Meyers 1939-40 Legion Commander

Hazel Meyers 1933 Legion Auxiliary president

1955 Anna Meyers 208 May Street before the house was moved.

William and Elsie Sibbel

Taken from the 2006 Manning Quasqui history book...
August and Bernadine (Riesberg) Sibbel farmed near Templeton, Iowa. August immigrated from Sebenrade, Westfalen, Germany and Bernadine (Riesberg) was born in New Vienna, Iowa. They had four children Francis (Mrs. William Stangl), Alvina (Mrs. Rupert Kasperbauer), William A., and Ella (Mrs. Walter Rohe).
August Hansen (who immigrated from Seestacht, Germany) married Emma Kusel. They had four children Ida (Mrs. Lawrence Stoelk-Glen Noe), Alma (Mrs. Otto Greteman), Elsie (Mrs. William A. Sibbel), and Verdis Peter Hansen. August and Emma farmed east of Manning and later moved to town. Verdis P. Hansen and his wife Ione (Kruse) then farmed his family farm.
William A. married Elsie Freda (Hansen) on December 30, 1924, and farmed the family farm near Templeton, Iowa. They had two children William Edward (known as Bill E) and Kenneth W. Kenneth was born in 1935 and died in 1936 at the age of three months from pneumonia. William A. and Elsie moved to Manning after retiring from farming in 1943. William E. went to Manning High School and graduated in 1947. He then went to Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, where he met Patricia Lightfoot. Pat is the daughter of Wilbur and Opal Lightfoot. William and Pat were married on December 30, 1950, and farmed north of Manning. They have three daughters. Connie married Robert Snyder of Breda and has three children Robert, Steven, and Debra. They also have two grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Diana married Robert Fagan of Adair and has two children William and Bettyjoe, and one grandchild. Peggy married Kenneth James (Jim Black Jr.) of Lenox and has two children Christopher and Andrew.
William Antone was born in 1897 and died in 1974. Elsie was born in 1900 and died in 1965. William E. died in 1968 at age forty from diabetes. Pat Sibbel is living in Carroll. Bob and Connie are living in Manning, Bob and Diana are farming near Manning and Jim and Peggy are living in Polk City, Iowa.

Pat & Connie

1974 Peggy Sibbel, Susan Rutz

1946 Back: Charles Schumann, Merlin Rostermundt, Louie Muhlbauer, Wilbur Karsten
Front: Paul Behrens, Bob Koch, Frank Wegner, Louis Bohnsack, Bill Sibbel, Allen Wegner, Willis Lohmeier

Coach Bill Steneker, Bill Sibbel, Merlin Rostermundt, Willis "Whitey" Lohmeier, Bob Koch, Bill Strathman, Royce Rowedder, Assistant Coach W.G. Anderson
Front: Louie Bohnsack, Frank Wegner, Gene Wiese, Jim Farrell, Harvey Hargens, Wilbur Karsten

May 1983 Kindergarten
Back: Virginia Dethlefs, Ryan Ranniger, Clinton Stammer, Daniel Stribe, William Fagan, Robin Hinners, Brenda Weller
Middle: Jason Irlmeier, Eric Foutch, Matthew Detlefsen, Sara Jackson, Brandy Wilson, Pam Keegan
Front: Jennifer Knueven, Tina Hagedorn, Brian Nissen, Brenda Muhlbauer, Becky Lampman, Jenny Croghan

1987 Third Grade, Zane Diersen teacher
Back: Andrea Ehlers, Nancy Stammer (student teacher), Sean Clark, Ryan Pfannkuch, Matt Schultes, Tim Ferneding, ?James Clark?, Dale Hargens
Middle: Brandon Olberding, Kyle Lohrmann, Jackie Ranniger, Shaun Grau, Josh Moore, Kyle Anthony
Front: Christian Jahn, Jason Harvey, Lynsie Behrens, Bryan Rohe, Michelle Morlok, Joe Thielen, Jackie Rauch, Leah Carter, Bettyjoe Fagan

William Fagan MHS 1995 & Betty Jo Fagan MHS 1996

As a side note: I don't have any other Fagan or Sibbel pictures to show because those families are outside of Manning. I work on Manning and Manning connected/area collections, but just don't have time to go much outside the Manning area for historical preservation.
I'm having a hard enough time getting all of the Manning projects scanned and worked on.

If anyone is related to or a descendant of the Sibbel, Meyers, Hansen, Suhr, Petersen, Kusel, Grau, Kleespies, Kelsey, etc families and can help with more pictures and information and obituaries - please contact me.
Dave Kusel

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