I also have been fortunate to have a lot of volunteers help me over the decades to find Manning area history and it is not fair to them to take their work that they share with me and then some lazy person gives it to those commercial sites.
So if you have taken information from my site and posted it on those commercial sites - PLEASE remove it immediately.
You are hurting my research!
If my information is on those other sites and people find it there, they probably won't search further and find my web pages and not realize that I probably will have more information/pictures of their family ancestry.
So they don't contact me and give me a chance to ask them for their history and pictures to add to the Manning database.
This probably sounds whiny and petty but let me "take" your work and use it for my own financial benefit and see how you would feel.
These are 2 Schroeder pictures shown below were stolen from one of my Schroeder web page features in 2018 and they posted them on one of those commercial sites, stating they were the contributor/source of the images.
Now you might again think how petty - well if you spent nearly a week restoring and editing the original scan of the family
photo you probably would not appreciate some lazy low-life person taking your
work and then posting it on another site that makes money off my week's worth of pains-taking efforts, and also taking credit for the scan - you would be unhappy too.
These thieves wouldn't have the know-how, patience, or capability to do what I do with digital restoration.
Then some people will challenge me as to how I know the stolen image is my work - having worked on digital scanning since 1995, I can tell most of the time if the image someone "borrowed" is my work.
Image someone "borrowed" from my web page and posted it on a commercial site.
The original source scan I used and downsized for the web page post.
Below is a perfect example of why I need to keep the pictures I scan, only on my website, with the hopes that someone will find them and contact me and hopefully be able to help identify some of the thousands of pictures I show over the years that have NO/Few IDs.
HENRY 1847-1923 LENA 1853-1927
Henry Jr. 1878-1907
Dora, 1880-1956 Edward Grimm
Laura, Charles Welsh
Emilie 1886-1934 Detlef Martens
Julia, Charles Thiedeman
Julius 1890-1918 (died in France in 1918)
So hopefully someone will have this Vinke picture with names, and/or the birth years for Laura & Julia which might help some.
Help from another one of my Manning history volunteers: James Stoffers:
Laura Ann Vinke's birth as February 27, 1884. Laura married Henry Buhmann in December of 1901, but later divorced Henry and married Charles Welsh. Laura died in Omaha on July 6, 1961.
Julia Vinke's birth was April 2, 1888. She married Charles Thiedeman on January 14, 1914 and died on January 2, 1969.