Leonard (L.J.) Stoberl was born Oct. 15, 1927, on a farm three miles east and one-half mile, south of Manning, a son of Anton and Clara Stoberl. He was the fifth of seven children. He attended the Manning schools and graduated with the class of 1945.

September 13, 1950, he was married to Margaret Vonesh, daughter of Frank and Clara Beitz Vonesh, of Audubon. In 1952, they moved to a farm near Audubon; in 1955 they moved to their current residence three miles southwest of Audubon. In 1961, they bought a 240 acre farm two miles east and one mile south of Manning, known as the Frederichsen farm.

With the help of his sons, L.J. farms 1600 acres in Carroll and Audubon counties.

Eugene was born Oct. 22, 1951, in Manning and graduated in 1970 from the Audubon schools. April 9, 1976, he was married to Mary Mountain (Bob of Audubon). They have four children: Joseph, Jeanette, Teresa, and Claire. They reside on the Manning home place.

David was born May 24, 1954 in Audubon and graduated in 1973. He was married to Valerie Wiges (Don, Elk Horn) June 3, 1978. They live 11 miles east of Audubon.

February 23, 1958, Kathleen was born; she graduated in 1976. October 23, 1976 she was married to Steven Johnston (LaVern, Audubon). They have one daughter, Leah, and farm northeast of Audubon.

Dennis was born May 23, 1963. He was a 1980 sophomore at the Audubon High School. He participates in wrestling and cross country and is an active member in FFA and 4-H.

Lisa was born September 25, 1965 and is a 1980 eighth grader in the Audubon Jr. High. She is a cheerleader and belongs to 4-H.


Anton Stoberl Family
Back: Norbert, Leonard, Irene Meislahn, Reuben, Lyle; front: Sophia Henkenliable, Clara, Tony, Valerie Dreher

Anton Stoberl, born April 6, 1893, was urged to come to Iowa in 1912 by farmers in the Templeion-Halbur area who needed the services of a blacksmith. At 19, Tony had just completed his apprenticeship at Bavaria, Germany.

One of Tony's sisters, Mary, joined him in Iowa, and she was married to Charles Muhlbauer, Manning. They were the only members of the Stoberl family to have immigrated to the United States; the family name is continued in :his country by Tony's four sons and their children.

Tony remained a blacksmith for nine years and had his own shop in Arcadia for seven years. He was married to Clara Mersman, Halbur, in 1914, and in 1921, they began to farm three miles east of Manning.

Their land contained a spring, which had been a popular watering spot for Indians, for gold seekers following the California Trail in 1849, and for bands of gypsies.

Tony died July 4, 1955; Clara, at 85, continues to make her home on the farm, now owned by :heir youngest son Norbert. He and his wife Virginia (Jorgensen) have three children: Randy, Karla, and Lori.

Sophia (Mrs. Irvin Heckenliable) lives one mile west of Manning. Irvin retired in 1979 from the carpenter business; he and Sophia specialized in custom-made cabinets and wood refinishing.

Valeria and her husband Louis Dreher live on a farm north of Audubon. Their son Ron farms near Adair.

Irene and her husband Herman Meislahn farm southeast of Gray. Irene has been postmaster at Templeton since 1978; they have five children: Linda Knueven, Audubon; Janet (Mrs. Doug Hilsabeck), Gray; Jonnie, Gray; Connie (Mrs. Mike Blum), Manning; and Gloria, Gray.

Reuben and his wife Edith (Lawson) farm 220 acres west of Manning. Their children are Nancy (Mrs. Calvin Stammer), Manning; Karen (Mrs. Eugene Stoelk), Iowa City; Judy (Mrs. Duane Reinke), Des Moines; Richard and Debra.

Leonard is married to Margaret Vonesh and :hey farm southwest of Audubon. Their children are Eugene, Manning; David, Audubon; Kathleen (Mrs. Steve Johnston), Audubon; Dennis and Lisa.

Lyle and his wife Mary (McEvoy) farm and have a real estate business at Stuart. Their daughter Denise and their foster children, Pat and Lisa, live in Des Moines.


Amana Sievers did not have a nurse's license, but was there with a loving hand when she was needed. She kept the Manning Hospital going in the 1920's, not only taking care of the sick but by cooking and cleaning.

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Muellers of Manning - since 1892

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Norbert and Virginia Stoberl and children Karla, Randy and Lori

Norbert Stoberl, the youngest of seven children, was born April 6, 1935, to Anton and Clara (Mersman) Stoberl, in Carroll Co., Ewoldt Twp., on the home place where he now lives. He attended rural school and graduated from Manning High in 1953. He continued with the milking and farming and was a cattle buyer for Spencer Pack. He served 1958-59 in the U.S. Army. His sisters are Sophia Heckenliable, Irene Meislahn, Valeria Dreher and brothers are Reuben, Leonard and Lyle.

He was married December 28, 1957, to Virginia Jorgensen, who was born July 29, 1936. Her father H.P. Jorgensen Sr. lives west of Audubon, farms and has a trucking business; her mother Carrie (Christensen) Jorgensen, died May 2, 1972. Virginia attended rural school and graduated from Audubon High in 1955. Before her marriage she did secretarial work of various types. She is Danish; the sixth of 12 brothers and sisters: H.P. Jorgensen Jr., Geneva Krauel, Lloyd, Franklin, Yvonne Staples, Erick John, Beatrice, Darvin, Patricia Schurer, Marlene Murray and Sharlene Jensen, who died May 23, 1976. Virginia now does secretarial work for CCD religion and is a Jr. Girl Scout leader. The couple have three children and are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The children have been active in a number of extra-curricular activities.

Randy Ray, born July 3, 1961, participated in Little League, Cub Scouts, Webelos, junior high football, track and C.Y.O. As FFA remember four years, he received many local awards, Star Green-Hand his .freshman year, as well as for livestock judging, being on first and second teams. Graduating from Manning High in 1980, he was accepted at Iowa Lakes Community College at Emmetsburg for Farm-Management. He has been a partner with his dad, raised feeder pigs for five years, and plans to continue farming in the future. Karla Kay was born May 8, 1965; as an 8th grader in 1979-80, she participated in junior high basketball and plays flute. Lori Ann was born Nov. 17, 1968; as a fifth grader in 1979-80, she was the 1979 Children's Day Queen and plays the trumpet. Both girls participated in Brownies and Jr. Girl Scouts. All three children were born at Manning General Hospital and delivered by Dr. W.P. Chandler.

The 360 acre farm was purchased in 1921 by Norbert's grandfather, Joseph Mersman, but farmed as two separate farms by his father, Tony, and uncle, Boniface Kasperbauer. Norbert bought his father's portion in 1961 and spent time raising cattle, hogs, crops, continuing with a Brown Swiss and Holstein dairy herd, and selling Grade A milk to Manning Creamery until 1964. Norbert bought the Kasperbauer land in 1974, which put the original farm back together after 50 years.


One of the first landowners in the Manning area was William Hockett, who purchased section 23 in Iowa Township in 1872, paying from $1.75 .o $3.00 per acre. In 1955, Hockett's grandson Loren sold 80 acres of the property, located two miles west and one mile south of Manning, to Reuben and Edith Stoberl. They bought an additional 80 acres three years later.

Reuben, born Nov. 24, 1924, was raised on a farm east of Manning. His father, Anton, had emigrated from Germany in 1912, and his mother, Clara (Mersman) was born near Roselle :o former German residents. He has three older sisters and three younger brothers.

Edith, born Oct. 27, 1925, is a daughter of Hazel and Samuel Lawson, who farmed one mile southeast of Gray since 1921. Samuel was originally from Reeds Gap, Pennsylvania; at age 16, he worked his way west to Iowa, and worked for different farmers, including William and Isabelle Summerville. He served in WW I before farming on his own. Hazel, a schoolteacher, was the daughter of Furn and Julia (Baker) Anderson; they had farmed and raised thoroughbred Clydesdale horses near Ross, on land in the Anderson family since 1878. Hazel died Mar. 2, 1943, at the age of 42; she left her husband and four children, Grace (Mrs. George Campbell), Gray; Edith (Mrs. Reuben Stoberl), Manning; Roy, Audubon; and Wanda (Mrs. Aldred Tigges), Willey. Sam died July 30, 1956.

Reuben and Edith were married May 12, 1946; they farmed rented land near Ross, Aspinwall and Botna, before purchasing the Hockett farm.

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In 1966, they bought another 60 acres from Loren; this land was original prairie and had never been plowed.

The Stoberls have five children, Nancy, a reporter at the Manning Monitor, and her husband Calvin farm one and one-half miles north of Aspinwall with their two sons, Clint and Chad. Karen, whose husband Eugene Stoelk completed medical school in Iowa City in 1980, has a degree in accounting from Commercial Extension in Omaha. Judy is married to Duane Reinke; they live in Des Moines, where Duane is with Iowa Power and Light and Judy works at Iowa Des Moines National Bank. Richard graduated from high school mid-term in 1977 and is farming with his father. Debra, a 1980 graduate of Manning, is enrolled at Des Moines Community College, Ankeny.


Henry Stoelk Family
Back: William, Albert, Charles, Frank; front: Harry, Henry, Ella, Dora, Lauren

Henry Stoelk was born June 6, 1862, in Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) and his wife, the former Dora Stuhr, was born July 3, 1866 in Holstein, Germany.

Henry came to Iowa from Germany in 1885, and to Carroll County from Elwood in 1890. Dora came to the United States from Germany in 1880, and to Carroll County from Philadelphia. They were married in 1887 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Stoelk farmed in the Manning vicinity until 1920. Before his retirement, Henry worked for the Rober-Wehrmann Store in Manning for about 20 years.

Celebrations were held for both their 60th and 64th wedding anniversaries.

Henry and Dora were the parents of seven children. William, the oldest, passed away at the age of 52; before their deaths, Frank and Albert lived in Manning, Charles in Austin, Minnesota, and Harry in Manilla. Lauren lives in Lake View, and Ella (Reimers) lives in Manning.


Merle Stoelk and Eileen Jensen were married June 20, 1952. Merle's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stoelk, came from Germay in 1885; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stoelk, were born near Manning and lived in this area their entire life. Merle has two sisters; his brother Leon lost his life in Sicily during World War II, and his brother Donald died in 1966 in Portland, Oregon. Eileen's grandparents came from Norway and Denmark, and her parents lived in the Manilla and Irwin areas most of their life.

Merle and Eileen raised four children. Eugene, married to Karen Stoberl, graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1980. Marlys is married to Terry Anderson, and they have a son Michael; they farm northeast of Arcadia. David graduated from Iowa State University School of Architecture in 1980. Donna graduated from the Des Moines Area College in 1980, as an accounting specialist.

Merle has been in the real estate, insurance, and auctioneer business since 1952. Eileen has been an income tax consultant for H & R Block in Denison for the past 12 years. They are members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.


It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in February, 1948. Suddenly, a man ran from an alley on Main Street, pursued by two other young men. One aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the first man, and fired three times.

A '47 Ford coupe roared alongside the fallen body; two more men jumped from the car, picked up the body, and tossed it into the car. The car -its license plates covered -- sped away. A witness followed the car a few blocks, noting that it went west on Highway 141.

Certain they have seen a gangland-style shootout, witnesses called the sheriff's office in Carroll. Authorities radioed an alert to points within driving distance of Manning.

When the sheriff arrived in Manning, he knelt in the street next to what appeared to be blood. He tasted it and proclaimed, "Yep, it's blood all right."

The search for the murders was widespread. Law enforcement officers swarmed the area just west of town formerly housing the Great Western Park, feeling that would be the perfect place to hide the body. Nothing was uncovered.

The next day, as newspaper headlines announced the crime, five Audubon High School juniors were boasting of a prank they had pulled in Manning. They had staged a killing, they said, using tomato juice for the victim's blood. A Manning girl, meanwhile, said she recognized one of the "gangsters" as being a student from Audubon.

The guilty parties were soon located. Simple

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misdemeanor charges of covering the license plates were lodged against the boys, and they were let off with relatively small fines. The pranksters became highly respected citizens, two of them professional men.

Lawmen in Carroll County were understandably incensed over the joke, which has become known as the "ketchup murder".


Frank Stribe Family
Bert, Clara Konrady, Mae Schroeder, Jessie Nissen and Frank

Frank A. Stribe was born in Germany on February 2, 1831. He came to America in 1851, and settled at Cleveland, Ohio, where he resided for two years.

On June 28, 1856, he married Caroline Munz and moved to Fulton, Illinois. They came to Carroll County in 1857 and settled on a farm four and one-half miles northeast of Manning. Children born to them were George, Frank, Carrie (Mrs. Peter Hoseley), Alice (Mrs. Sam Fry), Anna (Mrs. Frank Shoemaker) and Emma.

They left the farm in 1886 and moved to Manning, into the house at 221 Madison Street. The house still stands on the lot east of the home occupied by Herman Grau. In Manning Mr. Stribe was associated with Construction Contractors of Baldwin, F.A. Stribe and Fred Hagedorn. He died on November 10, 1900, at the age of 69 years. Mrs. Stribe died in 1910.

Descendants of this family, in this community, are the children of George and Alvina Ohrt Stribe They include the families of Jessie Stribe Nissen and Herbert (Bert) Stribe and those of Charlie Stribe and Mae Stribe Schroeder (Mrs. Peter Schroeder), both deceased.


1925 Classified Ad: For Coal see W.K. Callison, $7.50 and $8.50 per ton. Phone 513.


Bert and Regilda Stribe and sons Lowell and Dean

Herbert Roy Stribe, better known as Bert, son of George and Alvina Ohrt Stribe, was born July 23, 1896 on the farm that has been in the family since March, 1884. When his parents moved to Manning in 1921, he continued the farming operation.

On February 24, 1931 he married Regilda Stoffers of Westside. In 1952 they moved to their newly built home at 405 Second Street. Children born were Dean, Lon and Lowell.

Dean Stribe was born Jan. 31, 1932 in Manning. On June 24, 1952, he married Marjorie Rowedder, daughter of Ruvilla and Verna Stammer Rowedder of Carroll. They continued the family farm operation. Their children are Curtis and Keith.

Curtis born Oct. 8, 1953 married Caryl Woebke, daughter of Albert and Marilyn Woebke of Manilla, Nov. 27, 1976. They live at 62 Ann St. He is employed at the Manning Alfalfa Dehy Plant.

Keith born Sept. 13, 1956 married Mary Jane Rohe, daughter of Vernon and Martha Rohe of Manning on May 28, 1977. Keith is coaching and is the P.E. instructor at Sanborn. They have a son Nolan born Feb. 22, 1979.

Lowell Stribe born August 31, 1936 married Lois Anthony, daughter of Gilmer and Ida Gruhn Anthony of Denison June 3, 1956. They live on a farm north of Manning. Lowell is associated with :he Home Mutual Insurance Co. in Manning. Their children are Allen, Sue Ann and Lisa Rae.

Allen, born Sept. 13, 1957, married Carlys Kusel, daughter of Glen and Arlene Kusel of Manning on Sept. 30, 1978. They live on a farm north of Manning.

Sue Ann, born June 5, 1961, is attending the American Institute of Business in Des Moines.

Lisa Rae born Oct. 27, 1962 is in her junior year of the Manning Community School.

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Daniel Stribe

Daniel Stribe is a member of the sixth generation of his family to live on the family farm northeast of Manning. The land was purchased by his great-great-grandfather, George Stribe in 1891. In 1921 his great-grandparents, Charles and Rose (Sievers) Stribe, erected buildings and established a farmstead on the land. They moved :o :he farm and reared their children Earl, Arlene (Wood), Moville; Vera (Budde), Mt. Union; and Phyllis (Hodne), Irwin. Charles and Rose passed away in 1938 and 1944 respectively. Earl married Garnet (Elias), Westside.

They made their home on the farm and lived :here with their sons Russell and Richard until moving :o their home at 324 Madison in 1974. Both are graduates of Manning High School and Iowa State University at Ames. Russell served four years in the Air Force--one of which was spent in Korea. He continues to live on the farmily farm with his wife Judi (Nystrom) of Ogden and their three year old son, Daniel. Richard married Diane (Wigdahl) of Ruthven and is a practicing veterinary at Webster City.


Mr. and Mrs. Claus Strosahl, 1913

March 12, 1905, Claus Strosahl left Wesselburen, a small fishing village in SchleswigHolstein, Germany, on the steamship "Pretoria" and arrived in New York April 1. He went to the Davenport area to the home of his sister, who had arrived in America years earlier.

For several years he worked for his brother-inlaw in the truck gardening business and also for some farmers in Scott County. Then he moved to :he Manning area and worked for a farmer, H.E. Kuhl, also running a threshing rig.

He was married to Margaretha Eckhoff March 5, 1913. She was originally from the same area in Germany as Claus, but had first traveled as a domestic with a Germany family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. She worked in South America about three years before coming to Manning. The StrosahIs lived on a farm northwest of Manning until 1938, when they moved to a farm north of Manning which they had purchased earlier.

They were parents of four children. The two oldest, Margo (Carson) and John, live in Washington; Margo is in Seattle and John is in Yakima. Mercedes (Bowers) and Clausie (deceased in 1975) remained in the Manning area. Greta passed away in 1941 at age 57 and Claus in 1960 at age 76. The farm remains in the family wish Clausie's widow, Dorothy living on it.


The programs in the rural schools, especially at Christmas, when the students exhibited their skills in recitations, songs, acrostics, and plays. The Christmas tree was a source of attraction several weeks before and the coming of Santa that night was hailed with mixed emotions, according to age. The schoolroom was filled to capacity, lamps had been set up in brackets, and a curtain had been put on a wire, to be pulled back and forth as the program proceeded.

---Grace Andresen, rural teacher

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Carsten Struve was born May 27, 1859, at Erfde, Schleswig Holstein, Germany. To avoid conscription in the German Army, he stowed away on a ship bound for the United States. In New York, he jumped ship, traveled at night, and hid during the day to arrive at his destination -Clinton, in 1881. Jobs were scarce. He worked as a carpenter, building box cars for the railroad.

January 11, 1884, he married Margaretha Joens in Clinton. She was born November 1, 1860 in Gross Rheide, Schleswig Holstein, Germany.

In 1902 Carsten moved his family to western Iowa on a farm north of Botna. In February 1911, Carsten purchased "the home place" east of Manning from May Bolte. Disaster struck the family in May of 1911. Seven members of the family were ill with trichinosis, caused by insufficiently cooked pork. Carsten, his wife Maggie, John J., age 22; William, 18; Catherine, 16; Margaret, 11; and Lillian, 5; fell victims. All recovered with the exception of Catherine who died in June of 1911.

Carsten later purchased the Great Western Park and lived there in semi-retirement until moving to Manning in 1919. He died April 2, 1922. Mrs. Struve passed away January 6, 1931.

The Struves were the parents of 10 children: Anna Hill, Claus, George H., John J., Peter, William, Catherine, Margaret Hinze, Emil, and Lillian Brandt, all of whom are deceased.

Those third generation members of the family living in the Manning area are: Faily Hill, Willus and Wilbur Hill, Leona Moore, Ruby Edmunds, Roy Struve, Merlin E. Struve and Marjorie Stahl.


Mr. and Mrs. Claus Struve

Claus Struve was born September 7, 1847 in Holstein, Germany. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Struve, he was one of a family of seven children.

Dorothea Wunderlich, born September 11, 1855, in Delve Schleswig Holstein, Germany, was the daughter of the Jurgen and Dorothea Wunderlich.

Claus and Dorothea were married February 16, 1883, came to America March 1883 and settled on a farm three miles east of Manning where they lived until 1915 when they moved to Manning. They had four children: John (1884), George (1885), Herman (1887), and a daughter who died in infancy.

In 1917, Claus and his wife Dorothea visited the "Old Country." It was at that time that World War I broke out and they were forced to stay in Germany for some time. The excitement and dangers weighed heavily upon him on his return to this country and he passed away January 10, 1921 at the age of 73. Dorothea passed away May 29, 1943, at the age of 88.

Farmers Coop - Halbur/Templeton

Jerry Voge Trucking

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John and Ida Struve, 1960

John Struve, the son of Claus and Dorothea Struve, was born Jan. 12, 1884, in Ewoldt Twp. Carroll County and attended the rural schools.

Ida Puck was born December 26, 1890. Her parents were Eggert and Katherine Jones Puck who lived on a farm south of Manning for many years.

John and Ida were married March 9, 1910 and moved on a farm four miles east of Manning where they farmed for 35 years before moving to their home in Manning. They had the honor of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in 1970 with their two attendants Lillian Meyer and George Struve present. They have one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Richards and three grandchildren, Robers, Bill and Joyce Richards. John passed away March 28, 1971 and Ida July 1, 1975 at the age of 84.


John J. Struve and Anna Struve and son Merlin

John J. Struve was born September 30, 1889 in Clinton. His parents were Carsten and Margaretha Struve. John J. moved to the Manning vicinity with his parents in 1902. He attended the rural schools in the area. On February 25, 1914 he married Anna Maria Joens in Carroll.

Anna was born on June 9, 1888 near Aspinwall. Her parents were Henry E. and Maria Siggelka Joena. She attended the rural schools. They farmed north of Manning, then moved to a farm they purchased east of Manning; they lived there until retiring to a home in Manning in 1936. Upon retirement, he served as Manor of Manning for several years and was an active member on the Manning Municipal Light Board. John J. passed away December 30, 1961 and Anna passed away July 5, 1969. They were the parents of one son, Merlin, born February 11, 1915. He lived with his parents on the farm east of Manning.

Upon graduation from high school, Merlin attended a mechanic school in Kansas City and worked for Manning Motor after graduation. In 1947 Merlin and his father John J. went into the automotive business. Merlin is still active in the garage business.

On October 9, 1940 Merlin married Elaine Karsten, daughter of Henry and Emma Karsten. They have one daughter Frances. She was born February 28, 1953, attended the Manning Schools and Morningside College in Sioux City. On July 10, 1976 she married Robert A. Haack. They both teach school in Whiting. Merlin served in the Air Force for three years during World War II. Merlin and Elaine reside in his parents' home on 4th St. in Manning.

Kendle Oil Co - Gray, IA

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Theodore and Emma Stuhr

Henry Stuhr Sr., born in Loersdorf, Holstein, Germany, in 1833 and his wife, Lena Clearson, born in Germany immigrated to America with ten children in 1880. They settled in Philadelphia and lived there one year, then came to the Botna area. Three more children were born in the U.S. Their children were: Molly, Theodore, Dora, Minnie, Louise, Lena, Charles, Tillie, Henry, William, John, Eva, and Chris. Mr. Stuhr was a railroad worker.

Theodore Stuhr, one of their older sons, was born in Loersdorf, Germany, March 15, 1864. From Philadelphia he settled at Elwood, Clinton County. He married Emma Rothgardt on Aug. 5, 1887. She was born in Oldesloe, Holstein, Germany in 1865 and worked for a doctor near Elwood. In 1889 they moved to Manning. They had four sons, Albert, Ed, Emil, and John. They farmed near Manning.

Son Ed married Gertrude Bartels, in 1913. Ed farmed near Manning and now resides in town. They had three daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Edward Hinz), Esther (Mrs. Lyle Anthony), and Jean (Mrs. Earl Singsank).

Jean's two daughters, Gay (Mrs. Ron Vogl) and Dawn (Mrs. Tom Irlbeck) each have two children. Tammy and Jason Vogl and Lisa and Scot Irlbeck are the sixth generation of the Henry Stuhr Sr. family.

Arcadia Lime -- Arcadia, IA

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D.W. Sutherland established one of the first lumbers yards in Manning, and the Farmer's and Traders Bank which was the first bank in Manning. He was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church and Manual Lodge 450 A.F. & A.M.; and a member of the school board and town trustee for many years.

He was born of Ebenezer Sutherland whose ancestors came from Sutherland Valley from Northern Scottish Highlands. A group of Scotts were evicted from Sutherland Valley and given a grant of land in the Red River Valley which included part of Manitoba, Canada, and part of Minnesota and the Dakotas. The land included 116,000 acres in total.

In 1815 this group followed the river down to the Mississippi to Dubuque, then to Monticello and Maquoketa. By 1838 the settlement became quite populous and in 1840 when the government land office opened, Ebenezer built a new log cabin home for his family, and also the first court house of Jones County. He was first in lumber business here. D.W. Sutherland, born of Ebenezer Sutherland and Sarah Bunn in 1845 was born in this log cabin and grew up in lumber business with his father. He established the first saw mill in Jone County, saw service in Civil War, including fighting in Tennessee in 1863 and was honorably discharged Sept. 1864.

By 1881, he saw the possibility of the extension of Milwaukee Railroad in this area and moved with his new wife, Amanda Ann Espy to Manning. He acquired a lumber yard near the railroad depot and built his home on Second and Ann Street. After Manning was established as a town in Aug. 1881, he opened the first bank and called in Farmer's and Trader's Bank, a private concern in a primitive building, which catered to homesteaders. He joined O.E. Dutton in 1884 and established the first national bank chartered by U.S. government located on southwest corner of 4th and Main St. This building was destroyed by fire in 1895. The following spring a brick building was erected and still stands today on the same si te.

In 1882 D.W.'s wife Anna died leaving three small sons; Lial, Robert Earl, and Ralph Gordon. These boys were reared by two aunts. D.W. then married Allie Bishop. To this union one son, Ernest Dee was born. Following Allie's death, D.W. married Bertha Lee, a school teacher. In 1925 the Des Moines Register honored D.W. Sutherland on his 80th year and 45 years of service to one community, Manning!

Lial and Robert Sutherland did not remain in the community; however, R. Gordon and E. Dee continued banking following their father's death in 1926. R.G. Sutherland was active in the community, as treasurer of school board and Presbyterian church, a charter member of Manning Manilla Gold and Country Club, parter of Doud Milling Co., the first Mill in Manning. R.G. became president of First National Bank in 1926 and succeeded his father. Following R.G., E.D. Sutherland succeeded his brother as president of the bank.

In his youth, E. "Dee" was wellknown in southwestern Iowa as a baseball pitcher. He played semi-pro baseball for Chariton as well as pitched for the Manning team. He lettered in baseball in college at the University of Iowa. He was in the army during World War I and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a past commander of the Manning American Legion Post and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He served as treasurer for the Manning Shcool board and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. Dee and his father served a total of 77 years on the Carroll County Soldiers' Relief Commission.

R.G. Sutherland died in 1964 leaving two daughters, Dorothy Ann, Mrs. Lyle O. Arp of Manning, and Eleanor, Mrs. Lyle J. Schrum of West Des Moines.

E.D. Sutherland died in 1966 leaving on daughter Justyn, Mrs. Donnan B. Harding of Toledo, Ohio.

Lial Sutherland has one son, Donald Wayne Sutherland, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a direct descendant of D.W. Sutherland, a son Donald Wayne Sutherland lives in Iowa City to carry on the Sutherland name.

Shorthorns since 1910 -- Glen "Red", Lois, Curt & Rexanne Struve

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Charles C. Sullivan was born in 1890 and graduated from Still College of Osteopathy in 1916. He served in the Army Medical Corps from 1917 to 1919; before moving to Manning in 1927, he practiced in Watertown, South Dakota.

Dr. Sullivan was married to Clara Celesta Kelley, Early, in 1924.

The Sullivan family resided in the Parker house, located across from the old Catholic Church in Manning. In addition to his medical practice, he served as the Carroll County Coroner from about 1940 to 1943. The Sullivans moved to Carroll in 1943; Dr. Sullivan died in 1945.

They have three children. Patrick married to Zita Smith in 1951, now resides in Spirit Lake. Shannon married James Schauf in 1954 and now lives in Kansas City. Michael, married to Marrie Reif in 1958, resides in Carroll.


Wm. and Isabelle Summerville and children Margaret Spies, David, Evelyn Bales

Robert Summerville was born in 1846 in Ireland and came to America with his parents when he was eight years old. The family first went to Providence, Rhode Island, but later on came west :o Illinois. Mary Jenkins was born March 31, 1852, at Belvidere, Illinois and on March 21, 1872, was married to Robert at Freeport, Illinois.

In 1879 they moved to a farm near Shelby where they lived until 1892; they then moved to their farm six miles southeast of Manning. They lived there until they retired to their home in Manning in 1912. Robert passed away there in 1921 and Mary in 1937. The Summervilles had six children: Elizabeth, 1875-1951, married to Wm. Quantz; David, 1875-1948, married to Lulu Patton; Robert, 1881-1941, married to Dora Hockett; Emma, 1883-1967, married Fred Haupt and after his passing to George Carstens; William, 18871966, married to Isabelle Shaw and Laura, 18891965, married to Daniel Nellis.

Robert Jr., Emma and William graduated from the Manning High School and William was honored on the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation. He was married to Isabelle Shaw (18891977) on March 13, 1912. They lived on the Robert Summerville Sr. farm until 1918, when they moved to their own farm, near Gray, where they farmed for 40 years. They retired and moved to Manning in 1958. They celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1962 at the Manning Presbyterian Church.

They were blessed with three children; Margaret (Mrs. Alfred Spies) born in 1913; Evelyn (Mrs. Darrell Bales) born in 1917 and David, married to Lillian Braun, born in 1921 and living in Vista, California.

A grandson, Russell Spies, is now farming the Wm. Summerville farm. Russell, son of Alfred and Margaret Summerville Spies, was married to Mildred Vennink and they have five children: Nancy, Lorri, Randy, Rick and Rodney. The Spies boys are the third generation on this farm.

Other grandchildren are Donna, married to Richard Zerwas, and whose children are Mark, Steve, Keith, Margaret Mary and Katherine; Stanley, married to Joleen Anthony, and whose children are Brent, Brenda and Bricy; Kenneth married Geraldine Dammann and their children are Tammy, Paul and Kendall; Scott Summerville and Sheri Kelstrup, whose children are Tiffany and Jeffrey.

William Summerville ran a dairy for a number of years and will also be remembered for the Purebred Shorthorn cattle he raised and showed at fairs. He was on the school board for many years and was president at the time that Gray became consolidated. He was a firm believer in good education.


Most farmers tackled big butchering jobs several times each winter to take care of their meat supply for the year. The hogs were hung in the barn, anchored on neck yokes, and then killed. They were dipped in very hot water until the hair could be scraped off. After being scraped clean, they were chilled until the next day, when they were cut up to be processed.

The good meaty parts were canned, some was fried and packed in lard. Hams and bacon were cured in a salt brine for 10 days and then smoked about two weeks, with apple wood or hickory usually used for the smoking. The fat was cut into strips and ground, then fried out for good fresh white lard. The leaf lard was saved and smalt was made from that. The cracklings from the lard were later used to make soap.

Farmers such as Bill Dammann and Elmer Otto made their own metwurst, liverwurst, grutwurst, bloodwurst, and headcheese.