I'm so glad that I have NOT yet published the Manning Veterans' history book.
I keep finding more Manning connected Veteran names and also more pictures and information for Veterans I already have in my database.
I've run into a lot of military information already in the Frank/Meggers collection I'm currently scanning.
My plan to include family Veteran history is also expanding...a situation where I want to include Veterans who did not live in Manning/area but are related to Manning Veterans and include those non-Manning Vets with one of their Manning relatives.

For instance, I have known about Joseph Moore being one of Manning's 60 Civil War Veterans, but discovered a few years ago that his dad also served and died at Andersonville.
Then while working on Bertha (Wallentine) Moore's scrapbook, I discovered that Joseph's 2 brothers also served in the Civil War...then that Bertha's nephew, served during WWII.
All of these non-Manning Veterans will be included with Joseph's military write-up as a "Veteran family" military history, which will make the Manning book VERY unique.

Delbert Wallentine on left
1945 in France (news print article) "Mrs. Delbert Wallentine of West Burlington and Mrs. Clair Wilson of Marshalltown should enjoy this picture," says Lieutenant Zielasko.
"Left to right are husbands Delbert and Clair …We hope 5-year-old Betty Louise and 1-year-old Mary Marlene Wallentine don't ask their daddy to bring the dog back home with him. The puppy belongs to a little Dutch girl."

I didn't find an obituary for John Moore, but here is Jacob's obituary that I found in the scrapbook.
Jacob Moore Passes Away After Weeks of Suffering.

Death came to Jacob Moore, one of the well-known farmers in the south east part of the township, on Monday morning after an illness of several months from dropsical and heart troubles. His condition had been very serious for two weeks or more and his death was expected by his family at any time. Funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at Concord Church in the neighborhood in which he lived, being conducted by Rev. Spohn and Rev. Hidy. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church. A large congregation was present to show the respect in which the deceased was held in that community.
Jacob Moore was the son of Gilbert Moore and was born near Treaty in the south part of Wabash County, June 16, 1846. At his death he lacked but a few days of being 62 years of age. His father moved to this part of the county in 1856 and this vicinity has been the home of the Moore family ever since. During the civil war his father, Gilbert Moore, enlisted in the 101st Indiana Regiment and in the fortunes of war was captured by the rebels and died a death of starvation in Andersonville Prison. Afterwards his sons, Joseph, John, and Jacob, enlisted in the 47th regiment and served during the war, all of them returning home.
Jacob Moore was married to Mary A. Hornaday after the war and they have continued to make their home in this township, being among its most respected citizens. They were the parents of five children, the two oldest dying in infancy. Those living are Will Moore, of Mishawaka, Mrs. L.J. Lofland and Miss Nellie Moore, of this township.
Besides these children his wife, three grandchildren, several brothers and sisters and other relatives and friends survive him. The surviving brothers and sisters are John Moore, of Andrews, Joseph Moore of Iowa, Calvin Moore of Larwill, Quartes Moore of this township, Mrs. W.H. Bolinger of Mishawaka, Mrs. Porter Cunningham of Pierceton. The deceased was for many years an active and conscientious member of the Methodist Church and was also a member of the Grand Army post of this city. Mr. Moore was esteemed as a good citizen by all who knew him.

Of course, there are a lot of pictures that are not identified in the Frank/Meggers collection I'm working on.
Below are some examples of both identified pictures and some that are not - if you can ID any of them, please let me know.

Unknown lady - Rembrandt Studios but unknown town
Most colorized photos are amazing - their original quality is much more stable than regular prints.

O'Brien Studios - Kenneth & Minnie Dales

Originally it was suggested to me that this might be a Barten family...so I posted the guesses and checked with another Barten/Ross descendent but he didn't think it was a Barten family.
The tallest man in the back row has been driving me crazy, because I knew I should be able to ID him...

FORTUNATELY I have several historical helpers for my projects...Glenda, who is a Struve descendant sent me the correct IDs...as soon as I saw the name of Art Gruhn, I knew right away that is who I was struggling with in the back row...I knew his face was soooo familiar.
Glenda posted her information on my guestbook and I will put the correct IDs under the picture now.

I know there are more people out there who can help me with IDs, corrections, and Manning history, but for whatever reasons, they just won't help out.
If you see errors, know IDs, and/or have Manning historical stuff for me to scan - PLEASE e-mail me!

Back: Lester, Arthur, Leona
Front: William & Alma (Jansen) Gruhn

Orrin Dale Plagmann, Twyla Mae Plagmann 1943 - Lyden Studio

Lena (Schroeder) & John Joens

Strosahl family December 1959

Back: Carolyn, Marilyn
Front: Dorothy (Moore), Dianna, Bill, Clausie

Eddie Meggers farm 1955

On back written" The home place sold to Albert Nordby"

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