After Gerhardt passed away in 2019, I started working with his daughter, Ann, so for the last year and a half we have been working together
to get as many pictures identified as we can.
I'm just about finished with the suitcase and here are a few pictures/items I scanned.
Gerhardt, who went by "GT" (Gerhardt Theodore - named after 2 uncles, Gerhardt Lamp & Theodore Voge) always called me "Kusel" and I always addressed him as Gerhardt.
He and my dad, & Billie and my mother were good friends; dad graduating from Manning in 1938, Gerhardt in 1940, and mom in 1941, and I went to school with the Voge children, so our two families have had close ties over the years.
Ann and I have been having fun going through these pictures and trying to
ID them, and we hope to get some help with some of the pictures when I eventually show some of the unidentified ones and ones we are looking for confirmation...many of
them being part of the Lamp family.
Here are some that were in the Voge collection but not of the Voge or Lamp name - Manning friends of the 2 families...
I'm always looking for MHS graduation pictures and after all these years of going through the Voge collection, in the bottom of the suitcase, I ran across this photo of Gerhardt.
I also found a senior picture of Ed Schumann...my goal is to get high resolution scans of as many MHS graduates as I can, BEFORE they are all thrown away, and then someday put prints on display in a hopeful future Manning museum.
Amos Lee - special message in diploma.
Junior High diploma 1937
Edward Schumann MHS 1927
Manning High School where Gerhardt & Ed graduated - now the location of the Rec Center.
These next 2 pictures are nothing unique, unless you consider the year and that most small-town kids never flew on a jet plane or even watched one land and take off.
Well in 1968, Dean Martens was going to fly out to relatives so he took along some of his friends, who had never flown and probably never saw any jets at an airport.
So Jerry & Terry Voge and Randy Lohmeier went along with Dean and his dad, Walt, to watch the take-off.
Randy Lohmeier with Walt Martens
I have a number of pictures of the Reinke family and of Minnie but this is a new one I had not seen before.
Minnie & Jessie were best of friends, so there are several different pictures of the two of them together in the collection.
Minnie (Stumpe) Reinke married August Reinke and their son was Harold.
Ivan Anton & his sister - during WWII Ivan changed his last name to Antone
Does anyone know the name of his sister in the picture?
A very amazing colorized photo
These are the types of unique historical items that have mostly been thrown away and what I'm always looking for...
Lots of people like to think they are preserving their family history by their own scanning but they won't scan all of what I want to preserve, which is why I keep asking for more families to get me their old collections and history so I can not only preserve their family history but the "Manning Family" history.
Manning Telephone bills for the Voge family during the months of May & June 1960
More Voge/Lamp pix coming in the future - where we'll be looking for help with IDs...