Louie Hagedorn, son of John and Augusta (Benning) Hagedorn, married Bertha Joachimsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Joachimsen. Their family consisted of three sons, Lorn, Lewis, and Alvin, and three daughters, Elberta, Dalores, and Myrtle.

Lewis married Marie Ehrichs, and their children are: Robert, married to Carol Vollstedt, with children Jeffrey, Jon, Julie and Jackie; Roger, married to Deanna Petersen, has Shona, Shelli, Troy and Tonya; Mary Ann, married to Chris Brandt; and Ray, married to Norma Arp, with one daughter, Tina.

Alvin married Norma Hass and their children are: Lois, married to David Brinks, with a daughter, Gina; Larry; and Jean and John Wailes.

Elberta married Ernest Grimm and their children are: Dennis, married to Sharon Willisen, has Kevin, Daniel, and Kenneth; and Frances, married to Ed Podber, with children Aaron and Rachel.

Dalores married Louie Otto.

Myrtle married Elmer Otto and their children are: Joyce, married to Gary Vinke, with children Brian, Craig, Todd and Lynn; and Duane, married to Kay Dalgety, has Bradley and Corey.


Jerome Halbur Family
Back: Regina, Jerome, Jeffrey, Roxanne; front: Cory and Virginia

Jerome and Virginia (Winker) Halbur and children Regina, Jeffrey, Roxanne and Cory live on the farm which they purchased in 1960 from Albert and Agnes Halbur.

Albert, born December 11, 1912, is a son of Joe and Cecelia (Herbers) Halbur; he married Agnes Irlmeier, daughter of Frank X. and Agnes (Kemper) Irlmeier, January 29, 1935. Agnes H. died April 15, 1970.

Albert and Agnes had five sons and a daughter, Alvina, married to Vincent Leiting, a farmer. They and their four children live one mile southwest of the Five Mile House, rural Westside. Jerome farms one mile east and a quarter mile north of Manning. James, married to Betty Ragaller, has seven children and farms near the northeast edge of Halbur. Leroy and Donna (Mooney), parents of Brian, Paula, and Michael, farm north of Manning. Marvin and Patricia (Muhlbauer) farm northwest of Manning and have two sons, Kent and Brett. Ivan, the youngest son, married Linda Dentlinger and they have two girls, Tammy and Stacy. They reside on the home place on county road M68 known as the "O-C-O" road 6 1/2 miles northeast of Manning.

On Ivan's farm still stands the barn built in 1888 by a family who came from Denmark. The foundation rocks arrived by rail at Westside and were taken by horse and buggy across fields, as there were no roads. The purchase price per acre in 1941 was $91.50. The Leroy Halbur farm was at one time a parcel belonging to the Minchen family, well known in the Carroll community for their wealth.

A body is buried in the southwest corner of the field which lies directly west of Jerome's farm buildings. A victim of diphtheria, the body was buried immediately to guard against spreading the disease. Only a small wooden marker showed the burial place of about 60 years ago.

Albert, his five sons and son-in-law built new homes on nearly all the farms; they continue to build homes in Halbur, where Albert now resides.


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William Halbur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Halbur Sr., was born in 1951. The family lived in Halbur where William attended school; he then attended and graduated from Kuemper High in Carroll.

Mrs. Halbur was the former Marie Schultes, who was born in 1952 and lived at Dedham. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Schultes. She is a graduate of American School in Chicago.

William attended the Area IV Vocational School at Sheldon and was later employed with Builders Lumber and Supply at Denison. He was with the component homes division and served as foreman for two years. While with Builders he worked on component construction of some condominiums in Carroll.

He now owns his own firm, Halbur Construction, and operates the business from his home south of Manning.

The Halburs were married in 1974 at Dedham and are the parents of two children, Scott, 5, and Matthew, 3.


When corn pickers received 3c a bushel in the early 1920's, which went up to 5c a bushel by 1926. Hard times hit, and by 1929, the rate was down to 2c a bushel.

---Herman Lamp


Clarence Hambleton Family
Back: Grace, Myrtle, Walter, Clarence, Olive and Hazel; front: Asa, Edgar, Enos, Eva, Clinton, Clayton

Enos Wilson Hambleton was born in Columbianna County, Ohio, September 4, 1853. He was 10 years old when the family left Ohio to become residents of Iowa. He remained at home with his parents until 1877, when he came to Carroll County to start farming some ground at the north side of Manning.

He purchased the general store in Manning in 1881, and Frank Wood and Enos operated it for two years. He was instrumental in assisting Perry Rosenberger to mark out the first streets in Manning. In 1883 he again returned to farming near Manning, and continued farming in that location until 1899. He was reared in the faith of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Manning.

He was married to Miss Eva I. Page in November, 1881. They purchased a 240 acre farm in Guthrie County and moved the family in March, 1899.

Enos and Eva were the parents of 10 children six boys and four girls: Lewis Edgar, born in October, 1883; Hazel M., born in December, 1885; twins Clinton and Clayton, born in October, 1887; Asa T., born in April, 1890; Olive, born in October, 1892; Clarence W., born in June, 1895; Myrtle, born in February, 1898; Walter L., born in January, 1901; and Grace, born in June, 1903.

There are 150 descendents of Mr. and Mrs. Hambleton.

Mr. Hambleton passed away at Jamaica, Iowa, December 11, 1928, and Mrs. Hambleton passed away at Coon Rapids December 22, 1941. Survivors of the Hambleton's 10 children are Clarence and Olive Rice, both of Perry, Myrtle Schwartz of Monroe, and Grace Williams of Eureka, California.

Robert Vonnahme - Chiropractor

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The John Hammer Family

John Hammer and wife Karoline (Nulle) lived in Mills county after immigration from SchleswigHolstein, Germany, with parents Frederick and Marie (Dohse) Hammer and Dietrich and Karoline (Bolte) Nulle.

They lived in Manilla where John was employed by the railroad. They also lived other places before they retired to Manning to make their home. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in March, 1942.

Their children were: William whose wife was Clara (Ress). They lived at Denison; both are now deceased. Their children are Arthur, Melvin (killed in WW II), Donald and Elizabeth of South Carolina, Betty Ransom and Marcella Bral, Denison and Luella Pelley of Omaha.

Rose, whose twin Edwin died at birth; her husband Alfred Gluewing of Denison and daughter Esther Maack are also deceased. A son Vernon was killed in WW II, and Arnold lives in Denison.

Ludwig died in 1958. His wife Hilda (Volquartson) lives in Manning. Their children are Ruth Jensen, Margaret Bilsten, Louie, Dolores and Florence Christensen of Denison; Russell of Boone and Dorothy Grundmeier of Westside.

Dorothy is deceased. Her husband Richard Wolfram lives in Davenport. Their children are Loretta Bolhaus of Prophetstown, Illinois, Richard and Dorothy Williamson of Davenport.

Anita married Charles Freml of near Vail. Their children are Inez Rostermundt of Manilla, Wesley of Denison, and Anita Cook of Wall Lake. After Charles died, Anita married George Freml and they had a daughter, Marjorie Harlow of Denison. Anita now lives near the Harlow family.

Marie lived at Manning and was an employee of Manning Creamery Co. for 12 years, also working at Kleespies Store. In 1933 she went to Kansas City where she had employment. While there she married Frank Zorn, now deceased. In 1968 Marie returned to live near Denison. She has been a resident of Manilla Manor for more than a year.


Jim, Joy, Elaine, Alvan, Roger and Vernon Hansen

Elaine Schroeder, daughter of Hermuth and Hilda Sievertsen Schroeder, was born and raised near Aspinwall. Alvan Hansen, son of Henry and Alta Wiese Hansen, was born and raised north of Manning. They both graduated from Manning High School. They were united in marriage October 3, 1942, and have been actively engaged in farming the past 38 years.

Both are active in Community and American Legion and Aux. affairs. Alvan, a veteran of WW II, is a Past Legion Post and County Commander. Elaine is a Past Legion Auxiliary Unit and County President and Unit Secretary the past four years. In 1962 she was selected Carroll County Rural Homemaker of the Year.

They are parents of four children, Roger, twins James and Joy and Vernon. All graduated from Manning High School, taking an active part in all sports and musical activities. While in High School the three sons were selected to attend American Legion Boy's State and Joy attended Auxiliary Girl's State.

Roger graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, with a B.S. in Business Administration. After military service he married Mary Morton, Des Moines, a Drake University graduate. They have two daughters Cynthia and Amy and reside at Cedar Falls. Roger is Dist. Supervisor for Phillips Petroleum Co.

James graduated from State University of Iowa, Iowa City, with a B.S. in accounting. After military service he moved to Chicago, III. working with Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm. He is presently Vice Pres. of American Invesco Coop. of Chicago.

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Joy, a graduate of State University of la. with a degree in Medical Technology, moved to Denver following graduation and was Medical Technologist Supervisor at General Rose Hospital. She later returned to Law School at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received her Lawyer's Degree and is presently associated with a Law Firm in Denver, Colo. She married Dr. Wm. Cox, M.D., Winston Salem, N. Carolina, who is head Pathologist at Luther Medical Center, Denver, and a Professor at the University of Colo.

Vernon graduated from State University of la. with a B.S. in accounting. He was an active member of the Old Gold Singers. He married Julie Cota, Milwaukee, Wis., a graduate of University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. They have one son, Danny. They live at Denver, Colo., where Vernon is Vice Pres. of the Financing Dept. at the United Bank of Denver.


Marvin Hansen Family

Marvin Hansen, son of Otto and Martha Andresen Hansen, was born in Audubon County, April 28, 1914. He finished eight years of country school and married Irene Hargens of Manning, February 5, 1936. He lived with his parents for two years, then moved to Hugo Matt's farm near Manning in 1938. In 1951 he bought 80 acres from Emil Klindt, west and north of Manning.

Marvin and Irene had four children: Duane, Ronald, Janell and Carol.

Duane, born February 2, 1937, finished eight years of school. He is working for a rancher in Nebraska and married Jan Horst of Nebraska December 30, 1974. Their children Kelly and Richard are in grade school.

Ronald, born June 23, 1938, graduated from Manning High School in 1957. He married Karen Merriss of Waterloo October 24, 1959. To this union five children were born: Linda is attending college in Minnesota, Marcia and Timmy are in high school, Jodi and Nancy are in grade school. In 1965 Ronald bought 120 acres from Win Newell, south of Manning.

Janell, born October 19, 1939, graduated from Manning high school in 1957. She married Wm. Tilker of Indiana, in 1957. To this union two children were born: Wm. Junior, attends college in Illinois; Tammy graduated from high school at Willouby, Ohio and works at Diamond Chemical. Janell works in the Sales Department at ParkerHannifin.

Carol, born February 12, 1944, graduated from Manning High School in 1962. She married Larry Muhlbauer of Halbur May 2, 1964. Larry worked as a hired man until 1968, then started farming for themselves in 1979. He bought 160 acres from Earl Pfannkuch, west and south of Manning. Carol and Larry have three children, Sherri, in high school, Keith, in junior high, and Amy at home.


Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hansen lived on a farm in Lincoln Township, Audubon County, which they owned. Their son Otto was born May 13, 1891. He received his education near the farm and married Martha Andresen of the Manning vicinity September 4, 1912. They farmed in Audubon County for a couple of years and then in Carroll and Crawford counties.

They had two sons, Fred Peter and Marvin Herman, both receiving their education in the Manning area.

Fred married Helen Sinow and had five children. Virginia married Donald Finger; they have five children and live in California. Roger, who married Joann Lepper, has four children and they live in California. Patricia, who married Howard Gonnerman, has five children and they live in Iowa. Marilyn married George Sharkett; they have four children and live in California. Kendall isn't married and lives in California also. After moving from Iowa Fred and Helen have lived in California for a number of years.

Marvin married Irene Hargens and had four children. Duane, who married Jan Horst, has two children and they live in Nebraska. Ronald married Karen Merriss; they have five children and live in Audubon County, near Manning. Janell, who married Bill Tilker, lives in Ohio and they have two children. Carol, who married Larry Muhlbauer, lives in Crawford County near Manning, and they have three children.

Union Gas of Manning

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Coast To Coast

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John L. Hansen Family
Back: John L., Lora, Peter F., Anna; front: Frieda and Mary

When Peter F. Hansen Sr., his wife Ida, and their five sons and two daughters migrated from Germany to Manning, little did they envision the fact that each one would make some worthy contribution to this pioneering community.

Son John L. married Marie Biehl, also from Germany. They farmed north of Arcadia where Lora (Mrs. Ed. Krumland) and Anna (Mrs. Dick Bradford) were born. In 1893 they bought a farm in Audubon County where Peter F. and Frieda were born. Years later the farm was registered as the H.K.B. Ranch; it was sold to Russell Frank when "Pete" moved to Florida.

In 1904 the family retired from the farm and built a new home in what is known as the Hansen Addition at the north end of Ann Street in Manning. After Peter F. graduated from high school, he took a job with the Rober-Wehrmann Company. This excited his interest to join his uncle, Ted Hansen, as a partner in the Hansen & Hansen general store. This was in the days when Main Street was but a dirt road, with no electricity, no bakery, and the butcher shops dependent upon refrigeration from the Lyden Pond ice which was delivered daily. Transportation depended on horses, so they had hitching racks as well as wooden sidewalks on every side street.

As a World War I veteran and a charter member of the American Legion Post No. 22, Peter F. served as Post Adjutant, Commander of Post No. 22, Carroll County, Eighth District and Iowa State Vice-Commander. He was also a member of the Legion Building Committee, which with the cooperative community, helped build the present American Legion building on Park Avenue.

His promotional interest in the Manning Plaza, Manning General Hospital, as a charter member and past President of the Manning Rotary Club. and Counselor of Iowa District 193, and past President of four different businessmen's associations, gave cause for the Democrats to encourage his candidacy for Senator of the 30th Senatorial District. The success of his unexpected election was duplicated for a second term in the Iowa General Assembly.


Herman Hargens Family

Herman's parents, Peter and Anna Hargens, lived in Germany. They had seven children when they came to the United States in 1888. Herman was about six months old. They settled in the Manilla area, where he received his first two years of schooling.

They then moved south of Manning, where he met Laura Jansen; they were married February 21, 1912. After farming in the Manning and Aspinwall area, they moved to Manning in 1937. He worked for Grundmeier Hatchery, Nickum Construction and was night cop about 12 years.

To this union seven children were born. Irene, Harold (deceased), Elaine, Donald, Dewey, Merlyn and Wayne all received their education near Manning.

Irene married Marvin Hansen of Manning and had four children, Duane, Ronald, Janell and Carol. Duane lives in Nebraska, Janell in Ohio, Ronald and Carol both at Manning.

Elaine married Gilbert Kroeger of Westside. They had 10 children: Janine, Karen, Francis, Gary, Donna, Wendy, Rhonda, LuAnn, Jill and Rollie. Janine and Gary live in Missouri., Karen, Donna and Jill in Nebraska, Francis in Utah, LuAnn, Rhonda, Wendy and Rollie in Iowa.

Donald married to Juanita Kroeger of Westside, lives near Exira. They had five children, Joy, Mark, David, Jim, and Mike, deceased. Joy and Jim live in Iowa, Mark in Missouri and David in Texas.

Dewey married Opal Brockman of Westside. They live near Westside and have three children, Dennis, Dean and Janis. Dennis and Dean live in Iowa, Janis in Texas.

Merlyn married Lorraine Grundmeier of Manning and lives in Manning. They have four children, Doug, Peggy, Paul, Jeff. Doug, Paul and Jeff live in Manning, Peggy in Missouri.

Wayne married Donna Wiese of Manilla; they lived in Manning and have five children, Terry, Pam, Tom, Lonny and Dawn. Lonny and Dawn live in Manning, Pam and Tom in Nebraska and Terry in Storm Lake. Wayne now lives in West Des Moines and is married to Marge Septer.

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Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hass and Family

Julius Valentine Hass was born December 31, 1888, in Denison Township, Crawford County, to Claus Henry Hass and Anna Marie Meeves. Julius had one brother William (deceased), whose widow resides at Elm Crest Apartments, and two sisters, Ella (Mrs. George Beck) and Catharine (Mrs. Carl Otto), are both deceased.

Julius married Gondalena Henrietta Clausen November 19, 1913, at the home of her parents. Lena, as she was better known, was born June 7, 1894, in Otter Creek Township, Crawford County, to Henry Claus Clausen and Dorathea Rasmussen. Lena had two brothers, John and Lorenz, both deceased. John's widow, Mrs. Frank Littleton (Lizzie) resides in Denison.

The first year of their marriage, Julius and Lena resided on the Ohde farm near Manning. They moved to Aspinwall, where Mr. Hass did carpenter work for three years. They bought a farm northwest of Aspinwall in 1918, where they resided until the time of his death in 1943. Julius and his sons were Spotted Poland China breeders for many years.

Lena Hass had a farm sale in 1951. She moved to her home at 119 Main St., Manning, where she passed away August 19, 1973.

Lena sold her farm to Alphonse Irlbeck in 1954, and Mrs. Margaret Irlbeck still resides on the farm.

Seven children were born to Julius and Lena: Henry of Denison, Marvin (deceased in 1954), Helen (Mrs. Raymond Schuldt) of Denison, Melvin (deceased in 1974), Laverne (Mrs. Earl Schmidt of Denison), Lester of Manilla, and Merlin of Manning.

Mr. and Mrs. Hass were affiliated with the Lutheran Church in Manning. Both had received their educations in the rural schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Hass and their children, Jon, Joan and David, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hass and family (a grandson), and Mrs. Melvin Hass (Vernetta) reside in Manning.


Back: Sandra, Virgil and Bruce; front: Melvin and Vernetta Hass

Melvin Carl Hass was born February 24, 1920, in Hayes Township, Crawford County, to Julius Valentine and Gondalena Henrietta (Clausen) Hass. He had four brothers, Henry, Denison, Marvin (deceased in 1954), Lester, Manilla, and Merlin, Manning and two sisters, Helen (Mrs. Raymond Schuldt) and Laverne (Mrs. Earl Schmidt) of Denison.

Melvin married Vernetta Mae Greder May 19, 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dow City with the Rev. Marvin Lillie officiating. Vernetta was born August 6, 1922, in Washington Township, Crawford County, to Johann Fredric and Hulda Theresa (Hollander) Greder. She has one sister, Mrs. Wallace (Bernadine) Deiber and two brothers, Vernon of Arion and Sylvester of Denison.

Mr. and Mrs. Hass farmed near Dow City, Denison and Manning from 1944 to 1962. They moved to Manning in 1966 and Melvin was employed at MJM at the time of his passing in 1974. Vernetta is employed at the Manning Plaza.

Mr. and Mrs. Hass have three children, all graduates of the Manning High School. Virgil Merlin lives at Auburn, California, Sandra Marie (Mrs. Albert Vahl) lives in Burbank, Illinois and Bruce Melvin lives in Denison.

The Hass family is affiliated with the Zion Lutheran Church of Manning.



The time my father hired a hack from the livery stable at Manning and we drove to Wall Lake for an outing, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehart Stumpe, Minnie and Fred, my mother, sister Anna, brother Henry, and me -- a little girl. During the long ride we children got to scuffling and one of us fell on the cake.

Mrs. Stumpe began screaming, "Meine, Meine Kuchen -- to bist ganz eicsh!" We were all blamed for the spoiled cake.

---Emma Bartels

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Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Hass, David, Jon and Joan

Merlin's parents were Julius and Gondalena (Clausen) Hass. He was the youngest of seven children. There were two brothers, Henry of Denison and Lester of Manilla, two sisters, Helen Schuldt, and Laverne Schmidt of Denison, and two deceased brothers, Marvin and Melvin of Manning.

Verna's parents were John and Johanna (Muhlbauer) Singsank. There were seven children, Earl and Glenn of Manning, Margaret Popp of Ute, Ardella Berg of Westside, Laurel Vogl of Carroll, and Cleo Hansen of Manilla.

Merlin and Verna were married June 25, 1956, by Father Thomas Malloy. They were the first couple married in the Sacred Heart Church at its present location in Manning.

They have lived all their married life in Manning, first in an apartment above Ben Joens Real Estate building (which is now a parking lot), then at their present location in the home they purchased from John Schrum. They have three children, Jon of Carroll, Joan and David of Manning.

Merlin worked for Brandt Construction before entering the Marine Corps. He later worked at the Green Bay Lumber Co., and the Manning Creamery Co., until it was sold to Well's Dairy Co. seven years ago. He is now employed at Well's Dairy, Denison. Verna worked at Priebe and Sons and for G.T. Phillips, State Farm Insurance.


In October 1945, following his discharge from the Army, Clarus and Helene Heithoff moved to their present home on a farm southeast of Manning. They grew up in Templeton and Halbur. The farm they moved onto had belonged to Frank Schnitter, a grandfather of Clarus. He had purchased it for $12.00 an acre in 1881 from Wm. Fullerton who bought it from the U.S. Government in 1858. A great-uncle, M. Schnitter, who died near Templeton in June 1882, was the first body buried in the Manning Catholic Cemetery.

Helen's mother, Margaretha, was born in Manning in November 1880. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Werder, had lost their family of two sons and a daughter earlier that year during a diphtheria epidemic in Clarence, Iowa and had come to live temporarily with Mrs. Werder's cousin, Mrs. Mary Otto, who ran a hotel in Manning.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarus Heithoff had six children: Diane, a graduate of Iowa School of Beauty Culture, is married to Dennis Riesberg and they live in Carroll; Bob, who attended I.S.U., is a ceramic engineer, doing research for Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. in Cumberland, Md. He and his family live in LaVale, Md.; Kathy, a S.U.I. graduate, is in management for J.C. Penney Co., her husband Mike Smith, is an architect and they live in Michigan City, Ind.; Barbara, a Home Economics instructor, graduated from I.S.U., her husband, David Wittrock, is an attorney and C.P.A., they live in Seattle, Wash.; Jodi attended I.S.U. and married Bob Riesselman, who is an industrial engineer working for Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill. A daughter Cheryl, died in 1951 at 3'/2 years of age.

Squealer Feed Co.

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Mr. and Mrs. Linus Heithoff

Mr. and Mrs. Linus Heithoff were married October 8, 1940, and moved to a farm four miles east and two miles south of Manning. In 1948 the farm was sold and they moved into Templeton, where they purchased the Hammermill from Leo Ertz. They operated it till July, when Linus and his brother-in-law, Johnny Kisgen, purchased the tavern in Manning. They lived in Templeton till 1951, when they moved to Manning; they have made their home here since then.

Mrs. Heithoff worked at the J.M. McDonald Co. from 1954 to 1962. She then went to work with her husband at Chub's Place.

They are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Linda Romitti of Madrid, Iowa and Mrs. Joan Justice of Minden.

Mr. Heithoff is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heithoff of Templeton and has two brothers and six sisters. A brother Marvin is deceased. Mrs. Heithoff is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kisgen of Templeton and has five brothers and five sisters.

Mrs. Romitti graduated with a BSN degree from Grandview College in Des Moines in May, 1979. She is employed at the State Hospital in Woodward. Her husband, Dr. Marion Romitti, is superintendent of schools at Madrid. They are the parents of two sons, Barry and Marty.

Mrs. Justice works with the School Lunch Program at Tri-Center. Her husband, Keith Justice, is owner and operator of Justice Trucking Co. of Omaha, Nebraska and Minden. They have four sons, Todd, Nick, Adam, and Travis.


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Wilbur G. Hill and Wynona Hansen were married April 16, 1944, at the First Presbyterian Church in Manning. Wilbur was born to Ferd and Anna Struve Hill September 7, 1920. He has a twin brother Willus R. Hill. Wynona, better known as Nonie, was born to Palmer and Mabel Mullenger Hansen at Exira January 26, 1922.

The Hills were blessed with three children, Sheryl Ann, born January 16, 1946, Ronald Wilbur, born October 25, 1952, and Michael Gene, born January 15, 1960.

The Hills, with their son Mike, live on a farm located 1 1/2 miles west of Manning on Highway 141. They purchased this farm in the fall of 1961 and moved there in the spring of 1965. Prior to that time they made their home on the E.D. Sutherland farm 2 miles north and 1/2 mile east of Manning.

Their daughter Sheryl lives in Council Bluffs and is married to Lenny Carstens. The Carstens have one daughter, Jill. Ronald Hill works in Omaha, Nebraska and also attends classes at U.N.O.


Mr. and Mrs. Willus Hill and family

Willus R. Hill, Manning, born September 7, 1920, and Lois D. Erps, Arcadia, born January 18, 1922, were married June 1, 1941.

They have four sons. Gerald, born April 2, 1942, married Bonnie Stehr, Deloit, and they have two sons, Tony and Brian. Richard, born January 26, 1945, is with the U.S. Navy. Charles, born June 30, 1948, married Carla Talbott, Carroll, and they have one son, Jason. Scott, born March 23, 1967 lives at home.

Willus and Lois have lived in or near Manning most of the time since their marriage.


Donald E. Hinners, son of Art and Loretta (Trecker) Hinners, was born near Arcadia April 8, 1930. He has three sisters, Jeanette, Margie, Delores, and five brothers, Vernon, Arden, Larry, Richard, and John.

In 1935, the Art Hinners family moved back to the Manning area, a mile from Art's parents, William and Anna (Schroeder) Hinners. Don, his sisters and brothers attended a country school one mile east and three miles north of Manning.

Don served two years, 1952 and 1953, in the U.S. Army, of which 18 months were served in Germany.

May 25, 1954, he married Lois Potthoff at St. Augustine's Church in Halbur. Lois's parents, Henry and Clementine (Wittrock) Potthoff, farmed one mile east and one mile north of Halbur. Lois has three brothers, Melvin, Norbert, and Merle, and three sisters, Arlene, Joyce, and Carol.

Don and Lois farmed near Carroll for two years after her marriage. In 1956 they bought and moved onto the farm five miles north of Manning where they now live.

Don and Lois have seven children: Karen, who is married to Michael Norton and is living in Des Moines; Dale, who is farming on his farm south of Manning; Diane, who was killed in a car accident April 25, 1973; Joan, a senior in Manning High School; Alan, a sophomore; James a freshman; and Jennifer, a first grader.

Don and his family have taken part in many state and local activities and projects.

Gerald Schulte's Barber

Lambert Schwaller TV Sevice

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Four generations -- Daniel, Jamie, Art and Vernon Hinners

Vernon Hinners was married to Margaret Francis Bluml in 1953. Both were raised on farms near Halbur. They came from large Catholic families. Vernon's parents, Art and Loretta Hinners, had nine children and Margaret's parents, Joseph and Francis Bluml, have 12 children.

After serving in the Army at Ft. Velevoir, Va., for two years, they returned to farm near Willey. In 1960 they moved to a farm 1/2 mile west of Botna. In 1968 Vernon and his family moved to a farm six miles northeast of Manning, which was purchased from the Wm. Hinners estate. This farm had been passed down through four generations, starting with Vernon's grandfather Wm. Hinners.

At the present time they have seven children and six grandchildren.

Daniel, married to Jeannine Case, farms on the Botna home place; their children are Jamie (1975) and Nicole (1979). Denise and her husband Tom Doyel farm southwest of Manning and have three children, Travis (1974), Melanie (1976), and Zachary (1979). Liesa and her husband Jon Meislahn farm near Gray and have a daughter Leah (1979). Joseph married Karen Klocke and they are living in Dedham; Joe trucks for Jurgeons of Carroll. Nadine lives in Carroll and works at Luctill Painting. Annette and Michael are still in school and are living at home.


Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hinz and family

Herman D. Hinz was born in Germany, near Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein in 1864. He came to the United States when he was 16 and settled in Jackson County, Iowa. In January 1887 he married Emma Barten of Green Island, Iowa, and they moved to Carroll County to buy and settle on a farm three miles east of Manning, when the town was six years old.

After several years, he purchased a 160 acre farm located at the end of Third Street. At that time the farm was not inside the corporation. Because of Mrs. Hinz's health, he sold the farm and purchased a home on Third Street.

In 1907 he served on the City Council and was also township assessor of Warren Township (now Ewoldt). He was also a member of the school board where the high school was built. In 1912 he was elected to the office of County Supervisor and continued to serve for five terms. He was a member of the old Schuetzen-Verein and was known as an expert Scot player, traveling to many tournaments.

Mr. and Mrs. Hinz had three boys and five girls Louis, Frank and Rose (Mrs. Paine of Eagle Grove) have died, and they lost two daughters in infancy. Mrs. Nettie Timmerman lives on a farm near town; Harry Hinz, connected with the First National Bank, is now retired; and Elsie (Mrs. L.L. Groff) lives in Milford, Iowa.

Emma, his wife, died in 1921 at the age of 58. Later Herman married a second time to Ida Hagedorn of Manning. Mr. Hinz was killed in an automobile accident while on his way home from California in 1939.



When people used to dig a hole, five or six feet deep, and put their potatoes into it. The potatoes were covered with straw and then more dirt. This way, we had potatoes all winter long.

--Herb Hinze

Grimm's Place

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Jurgen Hinz Family
Back: Edna Kaspersen, Luella Gruhn, Edward Hinz and Eldora Hofvander; front: Walter Hinz, Jurgen, Anna, Florence Genzen

Jurgen Hinz, born in Holzbunge, Germany in 1881, and Anna Magdalene Peters of Kropp, Schleswig Holstein, Germany and born in 1878, came to America together in 1902. They came by boat and the trip took six weeks. They were married here and settled on a farm northeast of Manning, the Dr. Williams farm. They lived there until 1943, when they moved to their home in Manning. Jurgen died in 1953 at 73 years and Anna in 1969 at the age of 92.

Their children were Luella, Walter, Edward, Edna, Eldora, Florence and Robert, who died at the age of two.

Luella married Max Gruhn. They farmed before moving to town. Their children are Carol Ann (Mrs. Charles Segebart) and Gary. Grandchildren are Terry and Becky Segebart and Ryan and Randy Gruhn.

Walter married Geneva Cutler of Boone. Geneva died in 1931. They had a daughter Rosemary Heuton (1932)1966; her children are Steven and Michael. In 1937 Walter married Mary Maxwell. Their children are Mary Elizabeth Reiss, John and David. Grandchildren are Brian and David Reiss. Walter worked for Priebes for 25 years and I.D.S. for 18 years.

Edward had the Hinz Construction Co. He married Eileen Stuhr. Their children were Dale, Robert, Jerolyn Vanderhoff, Donna Leiker and Diana Monti. Grandchildren are Andrew Hinz, Mark, Michael and Eddie.

Edna married Kermit Kasperson. They farmed, then owned a grocery store and a motel. They had two children Beverly (1932)1943) and Billy (1934-1943).

Eldora, married to Carl Hofvander, is a loan financier at Uptown Federal in Chicago. They have a son Charles married Liz Such.

Florence married Virgil Genzen. They are farmers and 4-H workers. Their children are Larry and Darlene (Mrs. Dale Vollstedt). Grand children are Janet, Paula, Robert, Barbara and Judith Genzen and Keith, Karen, Kathy and Kent Vollstedt.

Jurgen and Anna brought their German traditions and standards to America with them and lovingly taught them to their children and grandchildren. Their home was "Gemutlich" and full of song and was always open to anyone who had a need.


John T. Hockett and Permelia Jane Ferguson came from Marshall County to Crawford County with their parents in the spring of 1873. William Hockett, John's father, had purchased section 23 in Iowa Township for $1.75 to $3 an acre, and John broke prairie there during the summer of 1872, returning to Marshall County for the winter.

Permelia's father, "Uncle Joe" Ferguson, purchased a farm 21/2 miles north of the Hockett farm and schoolhouse. Ferguson later moved to Manning, and served as mayor from 1891 to 1893. His farm is now the Albert Sturm home.

John and Permelia were married February 17, 1877. After several years of farming, they moved to the southeast quarter of his father's land, and eventually purchased 440 acres. The Hocketts witnessed the growth of this area from a roadless, fenceless prairie inhabited by wolves, foxes, deer, prairie chickens and quail, into a bustling community. During their 40 years of farming, they became one of the leading cattle raisers and feeders of the area.

Mr. and Mrs. Hockett had three children. Dora, wife of R.J. Summerville, died in a flu epidemic in 1917. Loren and his wife Bertha continued living on the Hockett farm until 1955; the farm was then purchased by the Reuben Stoberl family, and the Hocketts moved to Manilla. Loren and Bertha had two children, Kenneth and Mary (Mrs. R.E. Dyson).

The third child, John T. Hockett, Jr., married Geraldine Faus. They continued living on the Hockett farm until 1937, when they moved to Tennant, and "Jack" operated a trucking business. They had three children, Jessica, who died in infancy, James *J., Tennant, and Jacquetta (Mrs. Kenneth Tucker), rural Persia.

Geraldine Hockett died in 1967, and John Jr. was married to Betty Nibbe in 1970. They made their home in Council Bluffs, where he died December 29, 1977.


When Laura Reimers Vogt made the parachutes for Dan Rice to use for his balloon ascensions at the Great Western Park. It was quite an attraction to see those huge parachutes hanging out of her window, which gave her room to sew.

----Hilda Petersen

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Wm. B. Hockett was born in Randolph County, Indiana, September 12, 1824. He was a Quaker. At the age of 14 he came to Iowa with his father and grandfather. They followed the railroad to find new land and as the railroad expanded, they moved west.

October 26, 1846, William B. was married to Susanna Whitacre. They lived in Henry county until 1855, when they moved to Marshall County. During this time he served as U.S. Marshal.

In 1873 they again followed the railroad west and came to Manning. It was all open range and he ran a large herd of cattle south of what was to become Manning. Many of the cattle belonged to him but many belonged to others and he cared for them on this prairie. He homesteaded on a parcel of ground which was the Hockett home for many years. This is the farm that is- now the Peg Bowers farm, two miles west of Manning.

John T. Hockett was the eldest son of Wm. B. and in 1877, he married Permelia Jane Ferguson. They had two sons, John T. Jr. and Loren. John T. purchased an additional piece of land next to Wm. B., which is now the Reuben Stoberl farm.

Other members of the Wm. B. family were: Asbery married Miss Hillsebeck in 1876; Louisa married a Lathrop in 1881; Alfred wed Miss Branson in 1884; Rachael Jane married a Weston in 1883; Lavina married a Lippencott in 1893; Effie wed Somers in 1887; Ruth wed Andrew Dales; and Grant married Mary Lavina (Mollie) Myatt in 1897. Four children died in childhood.

This was truly a pioneer family who helped Manning to develop into what it is today.


In 1936 Arlo Hodne of Irwin, his wife, the former Thelma Ramsey of Botna, and their son LaRue moved to a farm two miles south and one mile west of Manning that had been owned since 1926 by Arlo's father, Lars Hodne of Irwin. The family lived on this farm until 1948, during which time three other children, Janice, Ronald, and Donald were born.

In 1948 Arlo bought a farm one mile west of Manning. The family lived in the original home and then on an acreage there until 1976. During those years Arlo continued farming at least a part of the farm south of Manning. He was noted for his cattle feeding operation and in 1948 set the world's record for most dollars per head on the open market. This record held for over 25 years.

LaRue now lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Janice, Mrs. Jack Lakers, lives in Irwin. Don lives in Manilla.

Ron and his wife, the former Sally Haworth, live on the home place south of Manning and farm in partnership with Arlo. They have three sons: Bret, a 1979 graduate of Manning Community School, Scott and Nate, students in the Manning school. The family has a hog and cattle feeding operation. Ron has served as a board member of the Carroll County Beef Producers Association and the Manning Community School. Sally taught sixth grade in the Manning school from 1958 through 1962 and is now a substitute teacher in the area. The boys have been active in 4-H and FFA programs. Sally and the boys are members of the Sacred Heart Church.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffmann

Henry Hoffmann was born August 15, 1884, a son of John and Magdalena Tank Hoffmann. He was married December 18, 1907, to Lena H. Joens, a daughter of Matt and Christina Peterson Joens.

Henry was in the family lumber business for the greater part of his life. His civic interests included serving on the Manning school board for 30 years and on the Carroll County board of education for 20 years. He also served as the secretary of the Manning-Manilla Golf Club for 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and both he and Lena were members of the Order of Eastern Star.

They were the parents of four children: John, who was killed in a plane crash in World War II; Waldo, who died as a child in the 1918 flu epidemic; Robert and Harold, who are presently operating Hoffmann Bros. Lumber Co. Robert has served in City Government the past 18 years, eight years as city councilman, 10 years and currently as mayor.

Robert and Arlene Bierl Hoffmann are the parents of two children, Dean and Gail.

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Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoffmann

Herman was the eldest child of John and Magdalena (Tank) Hoffmann; he was born in 1872 on a farm in Scott County near Plain View, Iowa. In 1875 his family moved to a farm six miles north of Manning. They moved to Manning in April, 1882.

Herman attended Manning's first school of 61 pupils, held on the second floor of Callison's Hall, located on Main street where the present Dappen building stands. B.I. Sallinger was the first teacher; he became a Carroll County Judge. After a new school was built in 1883, Callison's Hall was occupied by a theatre, and after that housed Noble's Hotel.

When Herman was 11 years old, he played the snare drums in the otherwise all adult member first Maning Band, continuing for four years. He played the cornet, tuba and bass viol in the Odd Fellows Band, and in other orchestras in Manning and neighboring towns for many years. He also played the mandolin and combined guitar and mouth-harp for other social affairs. Music played a big part in the community at that time.

In 1892, he was an instructor in the popular Manning Turnverein Society, continuing for some years. They put on special shows. He was treasurer for the Schuetzen Verein for 20 years.

Herman operated the Town Water pump from 1894 to 1897 when he purchased George Tank's share of Tank & Hoffmann Lumber Yard. He was his father's partner until 1914, when his father retired. His brother, Henry, took over their father's share of Hoffmann & Son. Herman retired in 1926, and was a director of the Westside State Savings Bank for some years until 1950.

Herman married Wiebke Margaretha (Maggie) Claussen, daughter of Hans and Magdalena (Buhmann) Claussen, in Manning October 5, 1898. Maggie was born in 1876 in Dellstedt, Germany. She and her family came to Westside in 1884 from Germany and moved to Manning the following year.

They had two children, Renald and Regilda. Renald was an electrical engineer. He worked for Iowa Public Service in Carroll and Manning and was with the Manning Municipal Light Plant from 1937 until his death in 1946. He served on the Manning Fire Dept. for many years and was active in conservation work. Renald married Vivian Enenbach in 1944.

Regilda taught school in Aspinwall, then attended college in Los Angeles, California. She married Carl H. Fraser in 1924. Regilda served in the Women's Army Corp during World War II. She held a national office in the National Women's Army Corp Veterans Association in 1954-55. Regilda has continued to live in Manning.

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John Hoffmann Family and Home

John Hoffmann was born in Elsdorf, Germany in 1848. His parents, John and Frauke (Thede) Hoffmann, came with their six children from Elsdorf to Davenport on July 5, 1866. Their children were Margarete (Mrs. Henry Sievers), Wiebke (Mrs. Chris Grube), John (married to Magdalena Tank), Frauke (Mrs. Henry Hormann), Carsten (married to Margarete "Gretchen" Luethje), and Henry (married to Anna Peters to Elise Schmidt).

John was a sailor on ships on the Eider River and also worked in shipbuilding at Kiel, Germany. He married Magadlena Tank at Davenport on August 30, 1871. Her parents, Christian and Frauke (Luethje) Tank came from Rendsburg, Germany, with their four children to Davenport in 1868. George Tank married Mathilda Peters and Bertha Brown, Christian Tank married Margaretha Hass, Magdalena Tank married John Hoffmann and Carolina Tank married August Schroeder.

After a year in Davenport, John and Magdalena moved to Scott County to a farm near Plain View. In 1875 they moved to Carroll County to a 160-acre farm six miles north of Manning. John was a true pioneer, breaking virgin land purchased from the State of Iowa for $3.00 per acre. On October 14, 1878, a terrible tornado struck their farm, destroying their home, killing two children and injuring John's wife. Seven other farms were hit also, and some of John's personal papers were found six miles away.

John started to build a new home in Manning in September, 1881, on the corner of 5th & Center Streets. He had to haul many loads of lumber with horse and wagon from Westside all fall and winter until the home was completed. They moved there from the farm on April 16, 1882. About 1908 that house was moved to the north side of the lot, and a new house was built on the corner. Both houses were removed when he new Terrace Apartments were built on that land.

In March, 1883, John and his brother-in-law, George Tank, bought the lumber yard from Col. D.W. Sutherland. John owned and operated it for 31 years; he retired in 1914. His sons and grandsons have continued the lumber yard for 98 years.

John and Magdalena had 10 children. They were Herman, Henry and one unborn child killed in the 1878 tornado, Amelia (died at 21/2 years), Clara (Mrs. A.W. Wheeler), the second Henry, Rose, Louie (lived 8 months), Frank and Harry.

John served 18 years on the Town Council. He was on the first school board, serving several terms, and was school director of the township for two years. He was a charter member of the first Manning Fire Dept., and was active in many other community projects. He also played cornet in the Manning bands and orchestras.


The tragic death of a brother-in-law, Fred Islin, in 1931. He was kicked by a horse when unloading from a truck backwards. Fred was employed by the Omaha Horse and Mule Barn. He was kicked in the face February 25, and died the next day in Wyatt Memorial Hospital; he was only 41.

---Emma Bartels

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Gus adn Bettie (Claussen) Holmberg

Gus Holmberg and Bettie Claussen were married on December 5, 1906, at the parental Hans Claussen home. They lived in Marion, Iowa for a short time and then moved- to Manning.

Bettie Claussen was born in Heide, Germany and came to this country with her parents in 1884. She became a dressmaker and milliner and taught sewing classes. As a young lady, she was a member of "The Seven Sisters", a vocal and instrumental group. In later years she did practical nursing. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Gus Holmberg was a native of Chariton, Iowa. At the time of his marriage, he was a railway postal clerk on the Milwaukee Railroad. Later he was a partner in a bakery and candy kitchen. He was appointed Postmaster in 1923, a position he held for 12 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Holmberg served Salona Chapter O.E.S. as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron in 1916. Mr. Holmberg was Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge in 1929. He was also a Knights Templar.

One daughter, Odessa, was born to the Holmbergs. She is a graduate of Manning High and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she majored in piano and voice. She managed her father's Tea Room for several years. For many years she taught music students in the Manning area.

Mr. Holmberg died in 1953, Mrs. Holmberg in 1958.


Joe and Mildred Horbach, sons Donald and Robert

April, 1932, saw Joe and Mildred Horbach make Manning their home, when Joe became the manager of the Dr. Addison farm west of town.

Both were residents of the area. Joe was born and raised in Templeton; his father John Horbach Sr. originally from Illinois, and his mother Gertrude, a life long resident of Templeton, farmed south of the town.

Mildred was born and educated in Arcadia. Her father, Joseph Mescher, was a carpenter and native of New Vienna, Iowa, and her mother Adelaide was from New York City. They lived at Arcadia most of their married life, moving to Manning in 1939.

In 1935 Joe became employed in the Gamble Store, which he managed for his brother. In 1964, he purchased the store; he sold it in 1969, because of Joe's health.

The Horbachs are the parents of two sons, Donald of Omaha, Nebraska and Robert of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mrs. Horbach resides at 515 Eleventh south Maninng.


Riding on homemade bob sleds. They were large enough that 15 or more could ride at one time. Our favorite coasting place was down the hill on Center Street past Hoffmann's Lumber Yard. There was no highway then so we could coast a long way.

One time the sled I was on went down the hill so fast that we couldn't stop. When we got to the Great Western tracks (south of the old high school), we ran right under a slow-moving train. It could have been a real tragedy, but luckily no one got hurt.

---Hilda Petersen

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John and Joan Hornberger

John R. Hornberger was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and educated in the Omaha Public Schools. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with B.S. and M.D. degrees; his internship was at the State University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, and residency was at Bishop Clarkson, Omaha.

He came to Manning in 1950 to establish his medical practice; his present office was built in 1953. He is on the medical staffs of hospitals in Carroll, Denison, Audubon, and at Bishop Clarkson, Omaha. He has been president of the Medical Staff at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, president of the Carroll County Medical Society, served on the Board of Directors of the S.W. Iowa Mental Health Center in Atlantic seven years; and served three years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hornberger is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

A charter member of the Manning Rotary Club, he served as its president in 1958 and 1978. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, is a member of the Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine and Eastern Star. He also served as an officer and board member of the M-M Country Club in the 1950's and is a licensed pilot.

Physician for the Manning School athletic teams, Dr. Hornberger received the Team Physician Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association in 1978.

He is also president of H-M-C Corporation, a real estate group in Manning.

Dr. Hornberger and Joan Holmquist were married in 1948, and they have two sons, John and Dick.


Robert K. and Jean Jacoby Hudson came to Manning in 1964. Bob's father was the late Paul M. Hudson; his grandparents came from England. A grandfather of his mother, Nelle LaJoie, came from France in 1850. Nelle lives in Stanberry, Missouri. Jean's parents were the late A. Hunter Jacoby, whose grandparents came from Baden, Germany, in 1854, and Gladys Antle, whose grandparents came from Kentucky. Gladys' father rode in the race for land in Oklahoma in 1893 when the Cherokee Strip was opened; Gladys made the trip from Missouri in a basket in the top of a covered wagon, as she was only three months old.

Bob and Jean were born on farms in Gentry County, Missouri, and the same physician delivered them. Bob graduated from Stanberry High School and the University of Missouri. He served four years in the Army, 27 months in Europe. Jean graduated from King City High School and Northwest Missouri State College, now NWMSU. Bob was in the bluegrass seed business with his father for 24 years. Jean taught in the Stanberry and Rosendale, Missouri, schools before coming to Manning.

Their daughters, Mary V. "Ging" and Barbara K., graduated from Manning High School in 1971 and 1974. Ging graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and taught Home Economics at Logan for two years. Barb attended NWMSU for two years, and is employed by Country Kitchen in Carroll where she is a supervisor trainer.

Bob works for Farm Journal, calling on FFA Chapters in Iowa and Missouri, presenting the Journal plan to teachers and students. Jean teaches business at Manning High School.

They live in the "Bucktown Castle" which was moved five blocks from Second and Ann about 1918.


Unloading a Hereford heifer in the early 1960's at Marvin Wiemann's slaughtering plant just east of the bowling alley. The heifer jumped the loading chute, ran north in the alley to Thrifty's, went east to Main Street, then north two blocks past Lerssen's hotel. She then headed west, through the MJM area, and jumped into the Nishnabotna.

Andy Brincks, who worked in the locker, grabbed a gun and a knife. He, Marvin, and I chased the heifer through town, and caught up with her at the creek. We waited until she climbed back to the bank, then killed her. We found Marvin Gaer and had him bring the town's tractor and scoop, and went to MJM for a chain to drag her up the bank. Eventually, we got the critter back to the locker.

---Reuben Stoberl