While I'm completely overwhelmed with information that Connie, Ann, and I are finding on the Internet and then comparing to what I have in my database, along with contacting various individuals who I have in my database and getting more information from them, I'm slowly making progress with the Manning Veteran database and Manning history in general.
The more I edit and archive, the prouder I get of our ancestors and history of our community.
This first article is a little different from the other articles I've seen from WWI in that it states that Manning boys volunteered more than the combined numbers of the rest of the Carroll County towns.

Manning has furnished 29 young men for the Army and Navy and most of them German boys. Manning has apparently furnished more men for defense of their country than all other towns in the county combined. The German-Americans are surely showing great loyalty to the flag.
At Manilla, 11 recruits, mostly Germans.
Those who are disposed to question the loyalty of our German population should make note of these facts.
Coon Rapids Enterprise April 27, 1917

Then I continue to find more Manning Veterans who I did not have in my database...I'm especially excited about 3 more GAR Veterans I did not have and are highlighted in yellow below, 1 of whom we have found more information about them, and will continue to search for the other two.
I already had James Halford and his information in my database.

EDITOR ENTERPRISE: Dear Sir will you please announce in your paper that there will be held on the Manning Union Fair Association ground, September 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th, 1885, a reunion of the soldiers and sailors of the late war, where there will be tents or barracks erected to accommodate all in attendance. The usual order of excursions each day, such as grand mount, dress parade etc. Good speakers will be in attendance also. A sham battle will be fought on one of the days with due notice of which will be given. All G.A.R. posts and comrades are cordially invited to attend, and will be admitted free to the fair, which will be in progress at that time The reunion will be under the auspices of McPherson Post, No. 33, G.A.R.
By order of F. Markle, Commander.
James Halford, Arthur L. Sanborn, W.J. Morrow, Committee.
Coon Rapids Enterprise, Iowa September 4th, 1885

1883 first year of the fair grounds
Yes, Manning had a fair ground - where the soccer field is located today. There was a race track and huge stands.


1922 MHS football game - you can see the fair ground grandstand in the background.
The arrow is pointing to the Herman Hagedorn blacksmith shop - later the site of the Legion Hall.

Here is the information Connie found for one of the three GAR Veterans I did not have in my database.

is a native of the State of New Hampshire, born in the town of New Hampton, November 7, 1842.
His father, Caleb Marston Sanborn, was of the thirteenth generation of an English family who were among the first English settlers of New Hampshire.
The mother of Arthur L. was a Miss Nancy Quinley, daughter of James Quinley, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and held a Captain's commission.
Arthur L. Sanborn is the youngest of sixteen children, ten of whom lived to maturity.
He remained in his native county until he was fifteen years old, when he went to Massachusetts, and went to work in a sash, door and blind factory, in which employment he continued until the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted, August 14, 1861, in the First New Hampshire Cavalry; he served his country faithfully until July 19, 1865, when he was mustered out of the service as Quartermaster Sergeant.
He returned to New Hampshire, and soon went to Chicago, and worked there one year with J.H. Reed & Co., wholesale druggists. He then went to Carroll County, Illinois, and in 1868 he came to Audubon County, stopping in Viola Township and opening up a new farm, he remained there eight years. He left the farm and spent six months in Exira, and then went to Washington County, Iowa, returning to Audubon County in 1878.
He was appointed postmaster of Audubon, receiving a commission from 1879 to 1883; at the expiration of his commission he was succeeded by E.H. Kimball.
On retiring from the post office he went to Manning, Iowa, and there engaged in the drug trade with Cloughly Brothers. In 1888, he returned to Audubon, still in the employ of Cloughly Brothers, as clerk, a position he now holds.
Mr. Sanborn was united in marriage December 24, 1887, to Mary Cameron, a daughter of Allen and Catherine Cameron, and a sister of John Cameron. Seven children have been born to this union; Arthur, Donald, Herbert, Viola, the wife of E.R. Dutt, and Mabel; two died in infancy.
Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Veritas Lodge No. 392. A.F. & A.M., being first junior warden of the same. He is a member of Allison Post, No. 134, G.A.R. Politically he is a staunch Republican.

GAR certificate

I've been adding names of Manning Veterans to my online military database since 1996.
Over the years I kept adding names and some information/pictures if I found some to go with the name.
As time went by I ended up with around 100 names with no or little information in a list of 1000+ total names.
Here is one such name with no background information on the person.
Fortunately Connie, Ann, and I have found more information for Roy.

Roy Schoening
His name was listed in a Monitor article under Lawrence Nickum...his name was all the information I had until now.

Roy David Schoening
Birth December 16, 1921
Death December 22, 1995
Burial Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, California

Wife Myrtle June (McGill) Schoening
Birth March 26, 1923
Death January 21 1991
BurialSkylawn Memorial Park

Other information
Roy Schoening 1921-1995 was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (according to the SS Applications and Claims Index).
That same source lists his parents as Albert Schoening and Mary Hull.
There is a marriage record in Iowa for Roy to Marie Janette Wallace on January 16, 1945, Carroll, Iowa.
Then a marriage record appears in California on October 7, 1967 to Myrtle J. McGill.
Myrtle was born in Squires, Missouri.

From a nephew of Roy:
I do know Roy served in the Navy. He was on a ship in Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941. I could never verify this because I could not find out what ship it was.
Myrtle had a daughter (Patty) from a previous marriage who Roy helped raise.

Not sure if is the same Roy Schoening
Name: Roy D. Schoening
Age 29
Birth abt 1922
Arrival August 1, 1951
Arrival Place Agana, Guam
Vessel USNS General Sultan

No mention of military service - which is why I first wasn't sure this was Manning's "Roy."

Then there are items of information like this letter written to the Coon Rapids newspaper that lets me know this WWI Veteran was connected to Manning...another Veteran I did not have in my military database.

Coon Rapids Enterprise November 15, 1918
France, October 21, 1918 Dear Mother and Father:

How are you and all the folks at home? I am well and have been all the time. I wrote you a letter while I was in England but owing to a slight mistake on my part in putting my return address on the envelope the Censor sent it back to me.
I expect it seems like an age to you since you lad a letter from me.
I know it has been an awful long time, since I have had a letter from anyone.
I haven't had any mail since I left the U.S. but I think we will get our mail maybe tomorrow. I hope you will send me the Manning paper each week, so I can read the home news. We don't get much news here.
We had a nice trip across. We ran into a pretty stormy sea as I suppose you know now from reading about the ships that had the accidents. We were in the same bad weather at the same time, but we came through it all without anything happening to us. I didn't get a bit seasick either. Some of the fellows got pretty sick for a few days. But they got over that all right. I have been fortunate in not being sick for a single minute since I left the states.
I have seen both Forrest and Fritz since I came to this camp. They are both well and hearty as can be. I saw Forrest today and talked with him for quite a while. We are in rest billets now right among the French people, in their little villages. We have quite a time and lots of fun trying to talk with them. They are nice people and welcome us as best they can in their language. France is a pretty country and so is England.
I believe the country itself is prettier in England than here in France.
We saw some very beautiful landscapes there. The sun shone here all day today. And that sure helps to make it nice. And the country looks so much prettier, too.
I hope you got my card saying, I had arrived safely. I know that if you didn't get it you would have worried all this long time. We have been on the go all the time or I would have written sooner. The officers have been too busy to censor our letters, so they would not have gone if we had written. I think we will have more time now though and I will try to write more oftener.
You must not worry about me if my letters are delayed some. They are apt to be late now you know but the service is good now considering everything. I will do my best to get a letter to you quite regularly.
I will try to write a letter in a day or so when I get some mail.
Your loving son,
Private William R. Harvey
Battery B, 127 Field Artillery (F.A.), American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in France

While working on more obituaries and military information from Connie and Ann, I noticed some interesting historical events when Henry Arp passed away.
Today we hear about national and international events and catastrophic weather & extreme natural events.
March of 1936 was following an extreme cold/snowy winter in Iowa (unaware of the severe Midwest drought coming that summer), and there were other extreme weather events in the US, and dangerous events occurring in Europe - the pre-curser to WWII.
So when you hear "chicken littles" today say the sky is falling…saying that things never occurred this bad before - take heed and run as fast as you can from these types of people. Most of the time it is just history repeating itself (that generations of people on Earth survived before us) and the people who "cry wolf" serve no purpose in life, other than to seek attention for themselves and they actually make things worse in society.

Carroll Daily Herald, March 3, 1936
Funeral Rites This Afternoon For Henry Edward Arp
Manning Resident Dies Suddenly While Sitting In Chair

Funeral services for Henry Edward Arp, 79, who died suddenly Saturday afternoon, February 29, 1936, while sitting in a chair, were held this afternoon at the Ohde Funeral home. Rev. A.D. Steffensen of the Methodist Church officiated at the services. Music was furnished by the Presbyterian quartet. Interment was in the Manning Cemetery.
Mr. Arp had been in failing health for some time, but each day was able to be up and around. His daughter, with whom he made his home, went into the room to talk to him and found him sitting in his chair dead:
Born At Camanche
Mr. Arp was born on December 24, 1856, at Camanche, Iowa. In 1879, he moved from Camanche to Shelby and in 1903 located on a farm near Manning.
Miss Elizabeth Blakely became his bride on January 12, 1876, at Camanche. She passed away on November 25, 1924.
Those Who Survive
Survivors include the following children: Anna, Frank, Irwin, and John, all of Woodbine, Henry and Miss Mabel of Manning, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In 1916, Mr. Arp retired from the farm and Moved to Manning where he had since lived.
(grandfather of Lyle & Norman Arp and Marian Knueven)
Private Banking Abolished Today Throughout Italy
Financial Institutions Converted Into Public Banks
League Of Nations Gives Two Countries Week To Decide On Peace

Geneva (AP) The League of Nations (predecessor of the United Nations) committee of 13, representing every member of the council except Italy, decided today to appeal to Italy and Ethiopia for peace and gave the two nations one week in which to reply.
Rome (AP) Private banking in Italy was abolished today by a sweeping banking reform passed by the council of ministers in a session at which Benito Mussolini declared anew Fascism's defiance of League of Nations sanctions.
The cabinet ordered the four biggest banks in Italy - The Bank of Italy, the Banca Commerciale Italiana, Credits Italiana, and Banco Di Rome - declared public banks.
The ministers also confirmed a public bank status for a number of other important banks including the Banco De Napoli, Banco de Sicilia, and Banca Navionale del LaVoro.
The strength of the bank of Italy was reduced to a capitalization of $300,000,000 lire ($24,000,000 dollars) to be subscribed to by the public banks.
30,000 KILLED
With the Northern Italian Army At The Front, Ethiopia (AP) The Italian army today crushed 30,000 Ethiopians under the command of Ras Imeru, governor of Gojjam province, concluding a battle began three days ago.
Manning Young Man Suffers Broken Leg; Run Over By Truck
Hilbert Reinhardt, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reinhardt of Manning, broken leg and suffered other injuries Saturday when a truck load of steers passed over him. He slipped under the rear wheels when he jumped from the moving machine. He was rushed to the Wyatt Hospital.
Mr. Reinhardt has been employed on the Loren L. Hockett farm west of Manning for the past 5 years. Mr. Hockett is a stockman.

Remember the days of the hand pumps?

Flood Or No Flood, Billy Pumps
You'd think that torrential rains which poured down on northern California without cease for two weeks would take care of the water supply question, but Billy Reynolds, on his family's ranch near French Camp, still has to go to the well for water, as shown above. Families were warned to distill or boil well water because of typhus danger.
Rivers In Iowa Pouring Water Over Lowlands
Two Rivers Near Missouri Valley Choked With Ice
Highway Engineers Gather Dynamite; Blast To Save Bridges

Missouri Valley (AP) Nearly 100 families living in the Missouri River lowlands near here have left their homes in the face of flood danger, officials here said today.
Des Moines (AP) Gorged with ice, streams and rivers in southwest Iowa poured mounting floods over their lowlands today.
The Nishnabotna River, choked with ice for 15 miles between Randolph and Hamburg, piled out of its banks over Highway 3, east of Sidney.
A half mile of the road was under a surging flood, cutting off all traffic.
At Missouri Valley
The Boyer River south of Missouri Valley broke out of its levies early today, flooding over hundreds of acres of lowlands.
Willow Creek to the west of Missouri Valley also turned into an ice-bearing current of thaw water.
Highway engineers gathered dynamite to blast out ice jams threatening to sweep out several bridges along these streams.
Sweeping Tax Law Changes Are Suggested
Levy On Undistributed Corporation Profits Is Recommended
New Levies Would Boost Revenue $620,000,000 On 1936 Incomes

Washington (AP) Sweeping tax law changes including imposition of a tax on undistributed corporation profits and repeal of the present graduated corporation income tax, were recommended to congress today by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
He estimated the tax on undistributed corporation profits would yield $1,614,000,000 annually.
"Thorough Revision"
In a momentous message recommending a thorough revision of the national tax system, the president also proposed:
Processing taxes spread broader and thinner than the old levies outlawed by the Supreme Court.
A "windfall" tax to recover a considerable part of the old processing taxes which were returned to the taxpayers.
Repeal of Taxes
Repeal of the existing capital stock tax, which was estimated to yield $163,000,000 in the fiscal year 1937.
Repeal of the corporation excess profits tax, which was estimated to yield $5,000,000 in 1937.
The graduated corporation income tax, which the president proposed to repeal, was estimated to yield $826,000,000 in the fiscal year 1937.
Treasury experts were understood to estimate that the proposed new levy on undistributed corporation profits would not only replace the taxes which would be repealed, but would provide an additional revenue of $620,000,000 on 1936 corporation incomes.
300 Cases of Disorder In Big Walkout
Violence Marks Strike Of Building Workers In New York
100 Arrested; Score Injured In Fighting With Officers

New York (AP) Fresh outbursts of violence flared today in the buildings workers' strike as roving bands of strikers sought recruits to the walkout and visited buildings In which their jobs had been taken over by replacement workers.
The clashes continued even as representatives of the building service employees' union and spokesmen for building owners conferred at the mayor's office.
New York (AP) On a wave of violence, striking building service workers sought today to drive through a complete tie-up of the skyscraper life of America's largest city.
Flying squadrons at strikers, making lightning raids to force out employers who refused to answer the walkout call, battled guards and non-striking workers.
300 Disorder Cases
Police squads answering night radio calls found smashed doors, shattered windows and cut elevator cables.
Police recorded more than 300 cases of disorder. Almost 100 arrests were made. A score of persons were injured and about that many more treated for bruises in fighting.
Britain Plans Big Expansion Of Arms Forces
Mobilizing Industries For Instant Readiness In Case Of War
Copyright By The Associated Press

London - Great Britain's government announced today a vast immediate expansion of its Military forces and industrial mobilization for instant readiness in case of war.
A government report said the rearmament and increased national defenses were made necessary by complications of the international situation combined with a world-wide expansion of armaments.
The United States, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, and Russia were listed as having embarked already on similar plans.
Carroll Daily Herald April 8, 1936
Rites Thursday For Ferdinand Stahl, Manning
Was Resident Of That Community 20 Years; Ill Several Years

Funeral services for Ferdinand Stahl, 80, will be held in the Ohde Funeral home at Manning Thursday at 2 o'clock. Rev. E.J. Hough of the First Presbyterian church at Shenandoah will have charge of the services.
Mr. Stahl passed away at his home here Monday night. He had been ailing for several years, but death came unexpectedly.
Born in Germany
He was born in Germany in February 1856. He farmed in the vicinity of Manning for many years, moving here 20 years ago.
He is survived by his widow, Lena (Petersen) Stahl; two daughters: Mrs. Henry Grimm, Manning, and Mrs. Minnie Jessen of Clinton; two sons, Labert and Herbert. One son, Ferdinand, passed away several years ago.
Pallbearers will be Fred Friedrichsen, Charles Ossenkop, James Mundt, Eggert J. Puck, Harry Schade, and Fred Bartels. Ferdinand was Labert "Bud" Stahl's grandfather
Tornado Kills 100 In Mississippi
General view of wrecked homes in the residential section of Tupelo, Mississippi, after the tornado of April 5, 1936, had leveled the section, killing 100 and injuring 1,000. Torrential downpours which followed the tornado aided the firemen in overcoming several fires that broke out.

Memorial Rites For Cpl. Wagner Held on Thursday
Memorial services were held at Sacred Heart church at 8 a.m. Thursday for Corporal Benjamin Wagner who was killed in action in the South Pacific March 13, 1945. Mass was read by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F.H. Huesman and the sermon was given by Rev. Fr. Leo Lenz.
The United States flag was presented by Albert Schoeppner to Mrs. Florence Coe, Cpl. Wagner's mother. The flag bearer was Otto Popp of Manning and color guards were Herbert Schelldorf and Emil Kuhl of Manning. The bugler was Billy Roberts of Manning.
Active pallbearers were John Kaus, USN, Lawrence Wolterman, USN, Leonard Sturm, USN, and Alphonse Dentlinger, USN. Honorary pallbearers were Owen Ohlinger, Joe Schaeuble, Norman Schreck, Glenn Greteman, Alphons Prebeck, and Lawrence Sporrer.
Veterans of World War I attended in a group, and also the young men's society, of which Cpl. Wagner was a member.
Many relatives and friends from Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska; Carroll and Manning attended the rites.
Son of Benedict and Florence (Trecker) Wagner, Benjamin was born May 10, 1925.

While Benjamin is part of Templeton's military history, I noticed all of the Manning connected folks who honored Ben during his military service in Templeton.
Billy Roberts was a 1948 graduate of Manning High School.

Richard Rix, one of the most ardent Boy Scouts in Manning, was a much-disappointed boy this week. He had hoped that the mumps would pass him by until after the camporee at Lake Mitigwa, near Madrid, Iowa. They did, he had just reached camp, when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Rix, received a call that Richard had the mumps and he was forced to return home.
Carroll Times Herald, June 11, 1948

September 25, 1913 Manning Monitor
Who threw the egg? That is a question that is puzzling the Manning band. Last week while practicing in the town hall an egg crashed against the window frame close to one of the musician's head. At once there was a discord and one of the players threw up his hands and cried out "Stop, boys, stop, someone is throwing eggs." The entire membership lay down their instruments and started on the run down the steps. When they reached the bottom of the steps, some heard a door slam and the laughter of two of Manning's young ladies safe from harm. In front of the hall sat a sack of eggs and a package of postum (powdered roasted grain used as a coffee substitute). The eggs were counted and there were but eleven. The boys know where the egg came from. But who threw it, that's the question. Each member of the band is doing a little detective work, and should the fellow who threw the egg be of small size he must settle with every member of Manning's band.

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