Attention: Anyone who is a Manning/Aspinwall connected Veteran!

We are now working on the final phase of a Manning Veterans' history book project.
It will feature over 1000 area Veterans starting with the War of 1812, through the Civil War, on to WWI & WWII, then the Korea and Vietnam eras, and finally to the younger generations of today.

We are working toward a 2 volume (1088) total pages book.
As of October 2013 there has been no deadline set but time is of the essence and we need pictures and information for these Manning connected Veterans.
There are probably missing names in the list to the left - so please let me know of any Veteran missing here.

Please e-mail Dave Kusel ASAP at if you can provide pictures and information, or know who can be contacted for this information.

Dave Kusel

Honoring the Veterans of Manning, Iowa

Please click on the Name links to the left to see information about each Veteran.

WWI Manning Enlisted men.
April 19, 1917 on Milwaukee RR tracks

Gordon Petersen, Charles Petersen, Henry Wiedemann, Winiford Addison, Henry Grelck, George Berg (failed physical), Henry Dethlefs, William Mergle, Carl Ryan

WWI Veterans of America Legion in Manning, Iowa
Back Row: Herman Lamp, Herman Pahde, Herman Grau, Bill Schrum, Emil Opperman
Front Row: Lawrence Bock, John Joens, Albert Schoepner, Leon Hass

Above is a picture of a handwritten list of names who Served in WWI from Manning, Iowa

Duty Calls

Poster from 1917 by E.G. Renscesch of Chicago.
On display in Orville Fink display at the Manning Library