Because of this extended delay, I have discovered nearly 50 new Manning connected Veterans to as far back as the Spanish American War.
Sadly there are many Vietnam to present day Veterans missing from my database and for many of the younger generation names I do have, all I have is their name and maybe a little military information and possibly a picture.
So I have a lot more future Memorial Days to go through before I'll be ready to publish the book...NOT what many of the older Veterans want to hear who have already provided me with their pix and information but this is going to be a very special and unique history book about Manning and I want it to be as complete as I can make it.
I continue to get help from people out of state who have connections to Manning. On May 17, Donna, from Arizona visited Manning with her 94 year old aunt, Evelyn, who lives in Iowa.
Neither one ever lived in Manning but have lots of connections such as Bartels, Stoelk, Stuhr, Mahnke, Borkowski, with the main family name being Wulf.
What really got me excited is when I saw Donna has military pictures for 3 Wulf brothers. I had their names and just a little military information but Donna has some more information and also a number of obituaries I did not have.
Not until getting this extra information and obituaries did I know how many connections this Wulf family had in Manning, or even where to begin finding military pictures and information.
Unfortunately the 3 Wulf military pictures were copies of originals and 2 of those originals were badly cracked. I can digitally repair these 2 scans but I'm hoping that someone will come forward with originals that are not so badly damaged...so it won't take so much time to repair - plus I really don't like taking time to repair scans from copies, which never give as good an image as from an original photo.
This brings me back to what I'm always writing about - that people need to get their old Manning connected pictures
to me so I can make high resolution scans before even more damage occurs, either through improper care of their pictures or the natural deterioration that will eventually
turn those pictures into paper dust.
Here is some of that Wulf history from Arizona.
Hopefully more Wulf descendants/relatives will come forward with discharge papers, other pictures and documents for each of these Wulf Veterans.
This is what is written on Charles' tombstone in the Manning Cemetery.
I know PVT stands for private but not the rest of the military abbreviations. REPL probably means replacement...
Iowa PVT OCT AUTO REPL DRAFT
These military connected excerpts are from his obituary which gives me a little more information about his service.
Born on a farm near Manning in Audubon County May 13, 1896, he was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf, worked for his father on the farm and enlisted in the army during the first world war. He served one year and was discharged at Fort Des Moines.
He came to Remsen in 1919 and worked for various farmers about 8 years, then moved into town and variously was employed at light work, lastly for the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their Servicemen's club.
Next is Frank Wulf...
This is what is written on Franks' tombstone in the Manning Cemetery.
Iowa PVT 60th Infantry 5th Division
These military connected excerpts are from his obituary which give me a little more information about his service.
Private Frank Wulf, United States Army, was born June 2, 1894, in Audubon County, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Wulf. Later the family moved to Manning. Mr. Wulf received his early education in the public schools of Audubon County and in Manning.
He entered the army in 1917 and served in France a brief period before the Armistice was signed, with the 1st battalion, 60th infantry and 5th division.
On February 18, 1925, he was united in marriage to Miss Lena C. Lamp of Westside.
Military funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Ohde Funeral Home with the Rev. George E. Steele in charge. Members of Emil Ewoldt Post, American Legion, acted as pall bearers and accorded military honors.
Next is William Wulf...
I have a memory from decades ago that was told to me by either a WWI Veteran or from someone of that age or WWII era, who I believe told me that William suffered from Mustard Gas exposure during WWI.
The documented information I have is that William fought at Verdun where that gas was indeed used a lot by both sides.
As you'll see below, William did not die during WWI but several years later at an Army Medical Hospital in Colorado.
William was also given a special pot metal plaque by the Manning Legion Post along with 7 other WWI Manning Veterans who were either KIA or died while serving. This further backs up my thinking that he must have died from extenuating circumstances after WWI.
I do not have his discharge papers, and the other documentation I do have mentions nothing about him suffering from Mustard Gas during WWI.
So I hesitate in stating in the military write-up about William as being a victim of Mustard Gas...BUT when I searched for information on the Internet about the Fitzsimmons Hospital I found out that the facility was founded in 1918 by the United States Army during World War I arising from the need to treat the large number of casualties from chemical weapons in Europe.
So I will probably state in the military story I write about William that he was a casualty of chemical weapons used during WWI.
I hate it that I have to write up military stories about Manning Veterans, but even though I may make some errors about some of these Veterans, I think it is important to include as much information I can about these individuals who served our country, even if they were not able, or their family members did not feel it was necessary to properly document their military history - especially in such extreme cases that William must have suffered.
This Denison article shows that William was drafted in August of 1917.
William before service
William - Lyden Studio
Back: John, Henry
Front: Edward, Frank
Back: John, Louis
Front: William, Edward
Postcard sent to Clara Wulf in Manning
Before Donna brought me her family collection, I had no Wulf pictures of this generation and now I can honor this family and have quite a few pictures to show what they looked like...a very great addition to my Manning Historical Digital Preservation Database.
Here are pictures of several extended family members, some with close Manning connections and others only distant connections.
Alma Wulf - Le Mars
Henry & Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf married February 5, 1876
Elizabeth (Boldt) Wulf - Lyden Studio
Arthur, John, Dorothy Wulf
Lyle Earl Stoelk confirmation Austin, Minnesota
Emma (Wulf) Bartels, Clara (Wulf) Paape
scan from copy
sisters: Rose Stuhr, Clara Paape
Emil & Rose (Wulf) Stuhr
Louis & Mary (Husmann) Wulf - Remsen, Iowa
Ed Wulf - Lyden Studio
Helen & Lydia Paape
Probably Wulf siblings - Lyden Studio
Barn building - Louis Wulf died from complications after falling.
Threshing - probably in Iowa
Chris Bartels - front left
Evelyn Paape 1927
Milwaukee Trestle 1914 north side tracks not yet in place.
If you are a descendant/relative of the Wulf and/or extended family, please e-mail me.
I sure hope you don't just grab the pictures and information you want and then disappear.
I have more pictures and information on these families and the only way you get access to them is if you also share with me.
I generally won't show this many pictures and information of a family on my web pages.
If I showed all of my database, then most people would just come, grab what they want and then I'll never get anything from them.
You aren't going to find anyone else with the extensive database for the Manning area as I have...even though I know some people are grabbing my stuff and then posting it on those commercial websites that charge everyone to make money off their own family history.
This hurts not only my database but also your research if you don't contact me, and worse yet if you take from me and give to those commercial sites.