Thanks to Ann (Voge), her dad, Gerhardt Voge, and Glen Eickman - after I drove down to the location where we thought the pictures were taken of the group of kids dressed up in Halloween costumes shown below, we now know which lane the 1940s pictures were taken.
I initially thought it was the farm place lane where Wilbur & Phyllis Lamp farmed...but it ends up being the old Hubert Lamp lane.

Now some may wonder why I spent so much time on several pictures that we can't ID anyone other than the adult...just some old pictures of kids dressed up for trick or treating...but then look at the plat maps. Notice the historical changes in land owners, the location where the country school once stood. This is all part of what I call the "Manning History Puzzle."

I believe this next picture is of a country school group - Halloween trick or treating. The teacher looks like Lucille (Lamp) Boell who taught at Ewoldt No. 7, Iowa No. 2, Iowa No. 8, and Hayes No. 8.
A picture I have of Lucille at Ewoldt No. 7 that looks very similar to this adult just below - including hairstyle and glasses.



A known picture of Ewoldt No 7 showing Gordy Lamp with Lucille Boell

Taken on the Hubert Lamp lane

2019 view from the Ben Booth (old Hubert Lamp) lane looking northeast
The red W is where the windmill was once located.
The "Old Barn" is where the Lamp barn once stood which can be seen in the picture just above this one.
The elevator leg, bins, and newer buildings are part of the current Eickman farm.


North view from the Hubert Lamp lane

2019 view from Ben Booth's lane looking north
The red W is where the windmill was once located on the Hubert Lamp farm
The red circle is where the well was moved to on the Eickman farm - back then the Herman Lamp farm


1963 plat map shows the Herman & Hubert Lamp farm locations.
The gray Ws show where the windmills were on both Lamp farms and in the older pictures above.


1923 plat map that shows where Ewoldt No. 7 was located in relationship to the Lamp farms.
Again, the Ws are roughly where the 2 windmills were located.
The creeks were hand drawn in so they are not in their exact locations.

Here is another picture which shows it was Halloween with kids in costumes


This is probably the Hubert Lamp farm just south of the lane view shown previously.


Remember drinking from the ladle dipped out of the water pail?


Probably high school student - in city park - old school in background
Note the hitching rail - part of it is still there today - the only one left in Manning


I often mention how I'll find relatives of mine in non-relative collections...well in this case I found a picture of my grandmother Ehrichs, taken by my mother in front of the Aspinwall Community building during the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial. These ladies were all residents of Terrace Apartments in Manning.


Else Struve, Emma Rowedder, Ida Wunder, Katie Petersen, Clara Ehrichs, Edna Hiatt

Need more help with IDs from the Voge/Lamp collection
The Kunkel family (Merlin & Muriel) must have made a lot of friends while they lived here because I run into Christmas cards from them in a lot of different Manning collections.
Merlin was a Veterinarian in Manning from 1964-68.


Kunkel children


Louise Lamp - Lyden Studio


Keith Schwitzer


Unknown wedding party

As I continue to scan the Voge/Lamp collection, I found another Friendly Neighbor Club booklet and this one had a picture on front, so I need more help again with IDs.

1958 Friendly Neighbor Club
Standing: Joanne Lamp, Lucille (Campbell) Brus, Florence (Karsten) Lamp, Ila (Jahn) Grimm, Elvia (Struve) Richards, Phyllis Lamp, Amelia (Westphalen) Lamp, Velma Struve, Louise (Lamp) Koester, Loretta (Seyller) Sextro, Hilda Overgaard, ??
Seated: ??, Edna (Meggers) Rowedder, Amanda (Koester) Lamp, ?Dale Koester?, Hilda Petersen, Jessie Bushman, Marian Ream

I want to go into low resolution and default scanning, which way too many people use and then send me those poor quality and basically useless images that can't be used for proper restoration and preservation.
The 3 images below are of the same picture used to make the above scanned image.
Most people either don't have the scanning skills/experience and/or just don't take the time to properly scan their old pictures.
The worst situation is where people use the scanner's default settings which generally makes the target size of the scan the actual size as the picture.
Some people will increase the resolution - either by increasing the target size or the DPI. This helps a lot but most people either don't understand or take the time to use the other pre-scan adjustments.
While you can post-edit the picture, it is best to adjust the settings before making the final scan into your graphics editor.
Then the last thing is most people either don't know how or take the time to digitally repair/touchup the image - things that you can't do during the pre-scan.

So I'm again showing examples of poor/improper scans that most people make and then compare the properly scanned image and partially repaired image above.
Which one would you want? I will assume you choose my way of scanning above and this is why I'm constantly asking people to please get me their pictures/documents to scan with my professional equipment and software and 23 years of digitizing experience.


Typical low resolution scan with no adjustments - the size of the picture

Adjustments initially were high resolution but I resized it to match the picture size above.
But no other pre-scan adjustments.
For this scan, I did all of the pre-scan adjustments and made it high resolution but resized it to match the top picture and the one just above that has a "hazy" look.
There is one big difference with this picture as compared to the top picture. Can you find it? I did some post-editing and will explain in a few days what I did for those of you who won't figure out what was done to partially digitally repair it.

Now I know what some people will say who are willing to work with me but will still insist on scanning their pictures and then e-mail them to me...you will bump up the resolution and do some pre-scan adjustments, but basically you still won't make the quality scans I make, along with the other options I decide during the scanning/saving process.
So please consider bringing/mailing me your original photos, documents, and history to scan.


Quite a bit of the family history I'm scanning is coming from the Herman & Amanda Lamp part of the collection.
I knew Amanda and visited with her about history from time to time. I never specifically asked her about pictures and history she had, but now I wish I had, because she had a LOT.

I'm sure she wouldn't have wanted me to show her high school admissions certificate to the whole world when she was alive...Most people would probably be a little shy with this type of personal information made public but now I'm showing a lot of her family history.
Some people may not really care about her history, but I wonder how many people today know about her donations to the community.
Ever see the sign or hear the name "Willow Creek Apartments" or "Lamp Apartments" while driving around town?
There is a big reason why we have those apartments...it's because of Amanda donating money to those projects while she was living.
Also notice the number of volunteers who served on the board to manage these apartments in the write-up below...many of whom are now deceased: Gib Phillips, Bill Ohde, Amanda Lamp, Dick Crandall, and managers Gerald Schroeder & Lyle Gross.

One danger in not knowing and learning about our history is we become complacent and take things completely for granted, and the younger generations who are inheriting this community need to realize if they want the quality of life we have now to continue, they need to follow in the shoes of Manning's past citizens like Amanda.
So I think it is more than appropriate to show some of Amanda's personal accomplishments as a school girl, into adulthood...without Amanda and so many thousands of other Manning citizens of the past, we wouldn't have the quality community we live in today.

From the Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Manning Housing Corporation
The Manning Housing Corporation was formed in 1990 for the sole purpose of providing efficient, maintenance-free, attractive housing for the elderly, which, in-turn, frees up some of the single family dwellings within the city limits of Manning. The group's purpose is also to evaluate housing needs within the city limits and assist in the construction and maintenance of future projects, if needed. The initial officers of the corporation were President, William F. Ohde; Vice-President, Amanda Lamp; Secretary, Ron Morlok; Treasurer, Gilbert T. Phillips; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Jerry Rasmussen. The present officers include President, Harvey Dales; Vice-President, Lyle Gross; Secretary, Janet McLaughlin; and Treasurer, Denise Doyel. Other board members include Tom Danner, Barry Dunshee, Richard Crandall and Amanda Lamp.

After receiving a generous cash donation from Amanda Lamp, the first units were constructed in 1992 and named Willow Creek Apartments. These consisted of a four-plex with full basements. The first tenant was Amanda Lamp. Gerald Schroeder was hired as the apartment manager. A second complex was built in 1994 called Lamp Apartments consisting of a five-plex with no basements. Once again, Amanda Lamp provided the seed money for this project. A new manager, Lyle Gross, was hired in 2000. Lyle also serves on the board.

The Anthony Apartments were constructed in late 2005. These units consist of a six-plex with walk-out basements. A vacant lot for this project, owned by the Lyle Anthony family, was donated to the corporation in memory of their father. The Anthony Apartments and Lamp Apartments are located on Elm Street, and the Willow Creek Apartments are located at 897 Center Street. More from the Koester/Lamp box of negatives

As soon as my scanner brought in the image from the negative and I saw the snow on the ground, leaves on the trees, and the cans in the garden - I knew exactly when this picture was taken.
On May 28, 1947, when people woke up and looked outside there were several inches of snow on the ground.
The reason why I remember this date is because it is my mom and dad's wedding anniversary and I always heard about the snow on their anniversary. Dad was cultivating corn the day before and the next day the little leaves were peeking through the snow.
The top picture is from the Koester negatives and the next 2 from the Ohrt and Horbach collections respectively.

Most of the farmers tore up their fields of what they thought was dead corn. A few didn't and ended up with very good yields.
I don't know if this is when they learned about the growing point of corn and that it would still be underground at this early stage. A lot of teasing was initially given to those who didn't replant but they ended up having the last laugh - as the old saying goes.


Koester/Lamp garden May 28, 1947

My mother talks about how her snow ball bushes were blooming during this snow event...
Here is the proof from the Koester negatives.


Ohrt garden May 28, 1947 in Manning - the Manning Mill would be in the back right


Mildred Horbach's garden in Manning May 28, 1947


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