Wow, the webs our family ancestors weaved.
Dan & Lois Peters' daughter, Julie, did some digging and found some more connections between the Lages featured below and why I was getting so confused with burial locations.
Here is the connection - way back in Germany.

The 1840 census in Laboe, Germany shows Claus Lage married to Catharina “Trien” Rüdinger and their two sons, Claus born 1837 (later marries Margaretha Luise Hass) and Jacob born 1839 (later marries Antje “Anna” Klindt).
This means that Jacob who was Claus and Margaretha (Hass) Lage's son, was a Jr. because his uncle was also a Jacob.
So Jacob Lage and his wife Antje Klindt, and Jacob Lage, Jr. with his wife Emma Witt are buried close to each other because they were indeed related…uncle/nephew.

Also, thanks to Gerhardt & Billie Voge's daughter, Ann, I now have John Lage's wife's name - Addie May (Furman) Lage.

I'm still looking for a connection (if any) between Claus Lage's family (at the top of this feature) and John/Alfred/Herman Lage branch (at the bottom of this feature).

Now hopefully some Lage descendants/relatives will come forward with obituaries I don't have for their familes...

With the information I have above, I now was able to find more Lage connected pix in my database, which came from Sue (Woodford) Beals. In 2004 she graciously sent me around 60 pictures from Oregon to scan. Here are some of her pictures that connect to the Lage family.

Jacob Lage, Wilhelmina (Lage) Wolters, Antje "Anna" (Klindt) Lage

Arnold & Lorena Wolters - children of Wilhelmina

Inza & Glen Lage - from Bernice (Mundt) Spiese collection.

I did some searching on Bing for obituaries several days ago of people who were born and raised in Manning and one of them was really interesting because I have a lot of pictures connected to him and of him, and he'll be another Veteran I'll add to the Manning database.
Fortunately, since I have been working on Manning history for over 40 years, I pretty much will recognize names that have a Manning connection.
I'm sure most people won't know how he's connected to Manning - a huge historical story and below is some of that information.

Donald Lyle Roosa
January 28, 1932 - January 28, 2020

Donald Lyle Roosa

Donald L. Roosa, 88, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2020, at his home in Lehigh.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at the United Methodist Church in Lehigh. Pastor Philip Berger will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Peterson American Legion Post #323 of Dayton. Visitation will be Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson ~ Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton.

Donald Lyle Roosa was born on January 28, 1932, in Manning, Iowa, the son of Lyle and Inza (Lage) Roosa. At the age of one he moved with his family to a farm north of Lehigh. He graduated with the Lehigh High School class of 1950. Don enlisted in the United States Air Force in April of 1951, and served his country honorably during the Korean War. He was discharged in February of 1955.

On June 9, 1957, Don was united in marriage to Doris Jane Pohl at the Rinard Methodist Church. The couple lived and farmed north of Lehigh. Don was employed by the Webster County ASCS office for 10 years, and later worked in the custodial department at Iowa Central Community College.

Don was a member of the Lehigh United Methodist Church and had served as a Washington Township Trustee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle & Inza Roosa, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph & Hilda Pohl, and three brothers-in-law, Art Dilges, Frank Pohl, and Donald Pohl.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Doris Roosa of Lehigh, Iowa; six children, Jim (Shirley) Roosa of Fremont, Indiana, Janet (Alan) Clough of Gowrie, Iowa, Susan (Ken) Jones of Nevada, Iowa, Karen (Danny) Hansen of Dayton, Iowa, Donna (Marshall) Lambert of Paton, Iowa, and John (Julie) Roosa of Boone, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean (Carol) Roosa of Ames, Iowa; and his sister, Joan Dilges of Sarasota, Florida.

Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.

Most of these pictures came from the Dale Ehlers & Judy Miller collections.

Don Roosa

Dean Roosa

Joan Roosa

Back: Joan, Lyle, Inza
Front: Don, Dean

Back: Don, Joan, Dean
Front: Lyle, Inza (Lage)

Joan Roosa

Don, Lyle W., Inza, Dean

Don & Dean - homemade cart

July 1, 1989 Donna, Sue, John, Janet, Karen
Don and Doris Roosa

Jake & Emma (Witt) Lage wedding October 13, 1903

Back: Louise Lage, August Witt
Jake & Emma Arrina (Witt) Lage wedding

Jake & Emma Lage - probably 50th

Jake & Emma Lage 70th

Jake & Emma Lage 70th - Zion Lutheran Church

Back: Inza, Glen, Hazel, Ruth
Front: Emma (Witt), Jake

What another amazing old family picture - and I actually have all of the names for this Witt family!!!

Back: William, Augusta, Gus, John, Mary
Front: Maggie, Emma, Reimer, Maria (Schultz), Minnie, August

Maggie - Mrs. L.D. Bruggeman
Emma - Mrs. Jacob Lage, Jr.
Minnie - Mrs. William Kracht
Augusta - Mrs. J.H. Lage
Mary - Mrs. E.A. Wiese

Reimer & Marie (Schultz) Witt

Jake & Emma Lage - probably Inza

Emma Lage with grandson Dale Ehlers

Dale Ehlers on Roosa farm 1944

Jake Lage

Mail carrier

Jake Lage

Jake Lage Washington No. 9 country school June 30, 1896
Jake would have been 12 at this time - not sure which he is.
My guess is the larger boy in the front row on the left - near who I assume is the teacher

Page 77 of the Manning Schools history book.

I did not have Jacob Lage listed originally in 2009 when this book was published. I ran across the country school group picture just above after the book was printed.

Sadly this is just a sampling of names I was able to determine for this and the other country schools around Manning in the corner of four counties. Most of the directors books are either gone and some are buried in courthouses, many of which we attempted to go through to extract the names.

Most people probably have forgotten that I'm still working on a two-volume Manning Veterans' history book project.
Some people have been upset that I haven't published it - after working on it for 10+ years.
I had hoped to have it published by now but for many reasons, I'm having a difficult time getting Manning Veterans or the families of deceased Veterans to get their military pictures and information to me to scan and add to the database for editing later on when I start to lay out the book.
I also hear from various people that I won't be able to get every Veteran's history - as if I don't already know this, having worked on Manning history for over 40 years...yes, I know I won't get everyone connected to Manning but I have lots of names without a picture or 1 sentence of information...I know I can get more but it will just take me a lot more time - unless more people start coming forward right away.

One thing most people don't stop to think is that it costs tens of thousands of dollars to publish a history book.
I've published 2 Manning books now, with the help of a lot of volunteers on the first 2 books, BUT now it is "Me, Myself, and I."
Those previous 2 books cost me thousands of dollars of my own money - beyond what was raised through fund-raisers, donations, and the pre-sales of those books.

One way I am able to raise money for the Veterans' project is with the sales of the 2006 Manning Quasqui history book and the 2009 Manning Schools history book.
I have a lot of extra - brand new books for sale. 100% of the money from the sales will go to the Veterans' book.

If you are interested in helping financially with the Veterans' book project by purchasing one or both of the previous Manning history books, you can find more information on the left side of my main web page - click on "History book order forms" and you'll see images of the books and printable order forms.
I have a history book bank account at the First National Bank, where the money will be deposited.
Dave Kusel

Christmas 1964 - Jake Lage home 405 Elm Street

Sisters: Inza (Mrs. Lyle Roosa) & Ruth (Mrs. Merlin J. Schroeder)

Merlin J. & Ruth (Lage) Schroeder January 1975

Glen Lage and his wife Maxine

Hazel Lage MHS 1933 - note the Greenbay Lumber Co. in the distant background.

Inza Roosa 84th November 26, 1988

Inza Roosa 1984

Hazel Lage

Glen Lage

Fred & Hazel Ehlers
Rod & Dale

Most of these pictures below came from the Walt & Ardith (David) Lage collection.
I worked with Walt and especially Ardith for many decades on their pictures and family history but still didn't get all of the pictures identified.
Herman was the youngest brother and John is the oldest with Alfred in the middle...I have quite a few Lage obituaries, but it would be really helpful to get Alfred, Herman, and other Lage obits to help me figure out some of the pictures.

I'm not sure exactly how Jacob Lage above is related but I assume it would be a cousin situation.
Hopefully by showing all of the Lage pictures in this feature, someone will come forward and help make the connections.

On back of the picture written left to right: Herman, Alfred, John
The brother on the left looks the youngest so I assume the other brothers are correctly named.

All I know about this picture is it says "grandma Lage" on the right.
The taller man in the back definitely has the "Lage" look.

Henry & Eline (Paulsen) Lage 50th

Back: John, Herman
Front: Henry, Alfred, Eline (Paulsen)

Minnie Lage, Henry Lage, Frances Lage, ??, Marian Lage
Front: Eline Lage, ??, Ruth Lage

Wilhelmina (Ohde) & Alfred Lage

Back: Frances (Lage) Fielweber, Ruth (Lage) Schroeder {Mrs. Elden}
Front: Alfred Lage, Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Ohde) Lage

Minnie Lage, ??, ??
Alfred Lage holding Francis Lage

John Lage

John Lage MHS 1903

John Lage holding his MHS diploma

John Lage with his wife Addie May (Furman)
John Lage - July 13, 1884 - September 2, 1920. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Iowa
Addie was born on the home farm four miles east Kamrar, Iowa, in 1886.
Married to John Lage May 12, 1910 of Manning.
Daughters: Marian Frances 5/7/1913 in Des Moines, Iowa and Ruth 1/12/1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Addie died in 1918 (maybe from Spanish Influenza) and is buried at Graceland Cemetery, Webster City
After her passing the girls were raised by their grandparents and their uncle Alfred and aunt Minnie Lage.

Marian died January 4, 2011, Orange County, California
Married William Browning Jackson 1908 - 1968
They had a daughter Norma 1948 - 2007

Ruth's first husband was Ernest Nissen 1918 - 44.
He was killed during WW2 in Italy, and was buried in Florence, Italy.
There is a memorial stone at the Manning Cemetery.
Ruth's second husband was Elden Schroeder.

Herman, John, Alfred Lage

Henry, John, Eline, Alfred with Herman in front.
Someday I need to digitally repair this picture.


Back: Ruth Lage, Eline Lage, Frances Lage, Henry Lage, Marian Lage
Front Walt & Wesley Lage

Marian & Ruth Lage

Ruth & Marian Lage

Laura (Mohr) & Herman Lage

Herman & Laura (Mohr) Lage

Herman Lage

I have many more pictures from this Lage branch, but this is enough to show for now to get help with making all of the Lage connections.

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