Dave Kusel's Guestbook for 1998

A stupendous edifice.
Kit & Linda Worley
Rockdale , tex USA - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 20:18:01 (CST)
Hi Howard: My wife Sharon and I have moved to Las Vegas. Please update my e-mail address. Merry Christmas to all! Doug
Doug Hansen
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 18:45:06 (CST)
I enjoy your farm pictures and comments. I am interested in geneology (Baker's in Canada since 1850). My wife and I farm here in Ontario and have visited Iowa several times. Good luck in '99'.
Robert Baker
London, On Can - Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 14:56:31 (CST)
Hi! Nice webpage - got your address from my cousin, Mary Wiese Mayberry. I am originally from Audubon. Still have many relatives in the Manning Mannila area. Roy Soll is a cousin as is Milford Wiese. Also many Boyens in the Mannila aea.
Merlin Wiese
Seattle, WA USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 11:52:16 (CST)
I'm on your list for cousin's. Thought I'd let you know. By the way, who are you, and how are we related? Just wondering Travis
Travis Dahle
Aberdeen, SD USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 13:20:19 (CST)
Nice site. Just checking to make sure things are working.
Ryan Gray
Sioux City, IA USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 15:14:52 (CST)
Great Web Site! I can see you have put alot of work into it. I am sure glad I don't live in a area with such mean Hail Storms. The worse we get is lack of moisture. Too bad you had to kill the barn....poor kitty too...... :(
Glade Park, CO USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 21:39:48 (CDT)
Great web-page. I am researching my SHAMP family and stumbled onto your site. Just GREAT!!! Keep up the good work. I will visit again.
Dayna Posey
Okahumpka, FL USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 20:48:01 (CDT)
In the mid 1950's I worked in Manning installing the new telephone switchboard for ITT Kellog. We used to eat lunch every day at one of the two Main St. restaurants. Charlie, son of one of the restaurant owners, loaned me his 1950 Ford, I think for a blind date with a Kay Conrad, who lived on a farm south of Manning. The telephone installers lived in a very old hotel with a magneto phone at the West end of main Street. While there, I rented a piper cub at Atlantic, and had to land it at the Storm Lake strip due to a thunderstorm. Hello to Charlie, his friend "Norm", and the family that ran the hotel, restaurants and to Kay.
Carol Stream, IL USA - Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 23:26:32 (CDT)
nice guest book entries. I am interested in finding a apple cider press and can not find and information on where to get the designs to make one or where to buy one can you help me. My good neighbor is looking for one actually and I am trying to help him find one. Ran across your webpage(lucky for me) Hope you can help me.
s,w,, W a USA - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 12:08:00 (CDT)
Hi Dave--sorta fell into your page and really liked it. You have a 3d cousin by the name of Essie Choffin, so we may have a connection. My greatgrandmother, Hortense Choffin, her father(Louis), her mother(Francoise Geant and born in Belfort) and her brothers ( Louis E, Georges, Celestin, Andres, Justin) all emigrated from Rougemont, France, ultimately settling in Canton, OH. Louis and Louis E. emigrated in 1854, the rest following in 1858. I've been working in this and other genealogy for the past 20 years and would like very much to hear from anyone who might have a connection.
Jean A. Ribblett
Brandon, FL USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 22:30:41 (CDT)
Here's my new email for your email page. Michelle Jahn's need's stu after the @ and before the .uomhs How's Manning? Texas is Hot!
PJ Detlefsen
Irving, TX USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 10:00:35 (CDT)
Hi: My father is really into geneology and I'm looking to purchase a map of 19th century Prussia for him. Do you know where I might get one?
Chappaqua, NY USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 07:57:03 (CDT)
WOW what a site. EPA will be arriving shortly to discuss barn fires:)
Hudson Guard
Lebanon, Oh USA - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 22:56:35 (CDT)
Hey Dave! Just viewed your barnfire fotos. They look great! Great quality shots with that Olympus digital 600! Keep up the good work... How long did it take for the barn to burn down? Do you have to get permission from the local authorities before setting a fire like that? Take care, Bob G.
Bob Goodman
Reston, VA USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 00:22:07 (CDT)
Interesting history. I am a member of the Männerchor Liederkranz of Edmonton Founded in 1960, our choir has performed in Germany on four occasions. We are setting up a site for our choir and hope to have it finished soon.
Bill Polglase
edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 09:25:57 (CDT)
Hi Dave Enjoyed your site! I was looking for info on EPDM vs Pond Grade liners. We have 4 ponds with roofing liner and guess what? NO PROBLEMS. I am putting together an article on this subject for our website and wanted some pro's and cons. Well guess what the only ones stating problems with roofing liners for ponds are those selling pond liners. No actual names of leople with problems just people (actual names) who say they have had no problems. It's good to hear of another individual such as yourself who has had no problems using the EPDM roofing liner. Love your pond. I would like to ask if you have any problem with me linking to your page from our website. Thanks again for the great pictures and text. Dave Jekot The Plant Place (http://www.awebplace.com/theplantplace) P.S. We do not sell any kind of liner just plants and give away information
Dave Jekot
Cumming, GA USA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 16:51:19 (CDT)
Hi, Howard ... great homepage! Just wanted to say hi. Hope all is well back in Manning.
Dan Renze
Madrid, IA USA - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 22:39:49 (CDT)
Went to school in Manning. Graduated in 1948 and will attend the class reunion on Aug.29, 1998.
Bill Roberts
Newton , Ia usa - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 18:09:51 (CDT)
Just saw your hailstorm pages. As someone who lives in an area with frequent hailstorms, I don't think I ever saw one this bad. In 1981, we got a storm with high winds that cut 12-15 inch tall corn off even with the ground. This was about June 15. That corn made about 100 bu, it did recover. I wondered if your corn recovered. Incidently, my parents were married on May 17, 1947. They have pictures of snow covering the ground when they returned from their honeymoon, so that must have been a widespread snowstorm.
Claude Hoatson
Hershey, NE USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 07:30:21 (CDT)
Great site. Enjoy your comments on ag online.
Maarten van Zielst
Seminole, Tx. USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 20:08:25 (CDT)
Thanks for your page. I am in the process of installing a SMALL pond and found some valuable tips.
Hugh Akin
Amarillo, TX USA - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 16:10:57 (CDT)
Hi Dave, Arrived at your site while doing research into the background / history of a recently acquired single furrow McCormick Deering plow. Nice job. Cheers.
Brian Riley
Bradford, Ont Canada - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 20:52:57 (CDT)
Just stopped by to say hello.
Weird Web World
USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 16:54:03 (CDT)
Hey Dave, Found your site today. Enjoyed the pictures and information on your no-till work. We're going to more no-till farming on our farm it surelly is a better way to farm.
Greg Myrick
Talladega, AL USA - Monday, July 27, 1998 at 19:26:08 (CDT)
Dave, the wife and I are getting ready to put in a pond. So I'm going around looking at what others have done. I can see just from the few websites I've gone to that this can be a great hobbie to have and share with others. Thanks for sharing yours.
Jim Raymer
USA - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 13:21:23 (CDT)
JOHANNESBURG, SA - Sunday, July 12, 1998 at 05:24:22 (CDT)
Dave..enjoyed looking at your site...it brought back some good memories I have of growing up in Manning..just wondering if you would know if there are any tapes of any basketball games from the 1969-70 season that I could get. Thanks.
Lyle Mundt
Lynnwood, WA USA - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 08:43:38 (CDT)
Hi Dave! My sister-in-law is Cathy Revell. She and my brother Tim were just at your family reunion. They gave me your address and asked me to look at your site. Neat site. My brother says you are a wonder with computers. We want to be sure that you and all your guests visit my website, Velia's Place at the URL veliasquest.com Cathy and Tim have helped support the Velia's Place website and the film project. It will have the effect of changing the way kids look at and learn history. I will soon be adding the Roman history timeline to the site and will be updating the site with lots of new material, just in time for school in September. We hope that schools all over the country will begin to use the timeline and gain many lessons from it, not the least of which is that we all share a long history of violence and we need to learn how to control ourselves, use conflict resolution skills and learn that fighting never resolves anything. All the best, the reports of the reunion were terrific! Peace!
Mary Margaret Goodwin
Centreville, Md USA - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 21:39:40 (CDT)
Hello Dave, I got to your web page via a search for german names. I was actually looking for first names but I also received german last names on my search. I am married to an Opperman, who's family comes from the New Bremen, Ohio area. The other comments rave about your page so I will have to see what else is on here.
Amy Opperman
longmont , co USA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 13:06:07 (CDT)
I am interested in getting a cider press as a wedding gift for my sister. Could you please send me the address or phone number for for Happy Valley Ranch. Thanks
Earl Holzman
Eau Claire, WI USA - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 12:49:38 (CDT)
Howie, How are you doing? This site is pretty awesome. I got the address from Bruce Wegner. I'm sure this keeps you busy. I think it has been a few years since I last talked to or even saw you. You won't believe it but I have finally decided to settle down and get married. We are getting married next March. My Fiance's name is Viola, she is a super person. I am currently in construction and I am in the training and testing process of becoming a full-time firefighter for one on the Phoenix Metro area fire departments. I am a certified E.M.T. and next month I am joining a voluntary rescue team. Well Howie I will be back to visit this site and I will also be back in Manning on Aug. First for my 10 year reunion. See ya soon !!!!
Nate Bandow
Tempe , Az USA - Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 00:10:29 (CDT)
Way kewl site. I was looking up things concerning the recent (June '98) Nishnabotna flood and found your site. I was born and raised in Oakland and have lived here in the great inland Pacific Northwest for 20 years. This is a spectacular area (70 miles N>NW of Spokane), but they sure can't raise corn and soybeans here like you can in good Iowa.
Dr. Dwight Erickson
Colville, WA USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 10:09:31 (CDT)
Dave, ran across your page looking for information on raising night crawlers. You have a good page. I got lost looking at the other stuff you have in here. If you have any information or know any good sites for information on raising night crawlers I be happy to receive it. Keep up the good work!
USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 08:40:52 (CDT)
Dave: Sending out my family tree to you tomorrow so that you can post it in the barn for all to see next weekend. Maybe someone will find a "link". You never know. Have a great reunion and say "Howdy" to all the fellow Kusels. Thanks for your help. Take care, Bob Goodman
Bob Goodman
Herndon, VA USA - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 17:59:26 (CDT)
This is way too cool! Who are you? I was looking up an old employer of mine whose is David Manning, and you came up. What a nice surprise. I live in New York City. Let's talk. thanx, /blm
Brenda-Lee Martin
USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 13:59:00 (CDT)
Thanks for being here, Good luck Our wheat is almost ready to start cutting
Grimsman Farm Company
Mt. Hope, ks USA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 12:33:07 (CDT)
Wish I was going to your reunion. My Kusel line went from somewhere in Northern Germany to England in 1795. Then to Australia in 1958. Glad to hear the Aussie music 'Men at Work' on your Home Page.
Gillian Kendrigan(nee KUSEL)
Canberra, ACT AUSTRALIA - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 08:04:42 (CDT)
I need to know if need to bring food to reunion. I lost my paper. I am at the library doing this, See you the 21st. We rode the Ameristar boat out yesterday for our 41st Ann,
Virginia Borkowski
Elliott, Ia USA - Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 10:46:52 (CDT)
I noticed your bottomless birdhouse to trap Starlings. You indicated that good birds will not go in it. Do you know if one builds one and places it next to the purple martin house, will it trap starlings but not trap purple martins. You indicated that you placed it next to your maple tree where martins don't go. I would appreciate a reply indicating the effectiveness of it when compared with other traps that you have used. You have a super site. Please e-mail me at bowdre@yahoo.com thanks, Jack
Jack Bowdre
Rowlett, Tx USA - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 13:06:08 (CDT)
Wow. What a site. I am sort of speechless. You do give a dramatic account of things with storms. How devastating a storm can be. As we have seen over this past spring it is truly effecting everyone, to varying degrees. I am with you on no tilling. WE better get smart about what we do to this planet! Thank you for the hard work.
Nancy Whittley
Bellevue, Ky USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 11:58:03 (CDT)
Just checked out your Hailstorm page. That was incredible. Sure hope I never see that up here.
Owen Sound, Ont. Canada - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 05:25:31 (CDT)
Hello, my name is Landy Schwiesow and I am seeking out any Schwiesow that may live in your area. I'm not originally from Co Bluffs but from Ponca, NE near Sioux City. My father was from the Akron-Westfield area (as about as far as you can go West without stepping into another state.
Landy Schwiesow
Council Bluffs, IA USA - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 00:54:18 (CDT)
Well I hope that it will turn out for you We were hit with hail back in 96, we lost most of our crops, we got hit a week befor the barley was supposed to be taken off and the corn had started to tassle, the beans were in full bloom, it is something that will be with us for the rest of our lives, I wish you luck and I feel for you
nick rystenbil
Russell, on Canada - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 11:51:14 (CDT)
Hi Dave---did that hail get your whole crop or just a part? It sure looks like it did a lot of damage. I do believe you're about as German as I am. :-) Lew
Lew Weisman
Otwell, IN USA - Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 20:17:36 (CDT)
Dave, Good job on the Hail story. Please publish it or at least make it available to the media. This is the best and most extensive coverage I have ever seen to display the devastation of a major hail storm. the general public needs to understand the risks and expense associated with agriculture. Once again thanks for all the work you put into your webpage! Tony
Tony Wahl
Shell Rock, ia USA - Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 10:51:03 (CDT)
Great Sight! You did a great job on the Geneology. I noticed on the Photo page for Peter Kusel that Jurgen's friend's name was Margarethe Meinke Peters. Does Jurgen have internet Mail?? My family came from that region and I have been at a dead end for years now. I would very much like to be able to communicate with them. Thanks again for a great web site.
L. John Peters
Colfax, WI USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 09:06:58 (CDT)
I need information of agriculture GPS. Sorry for my inglish. Thank You.
Carlos Alberto Gitlin
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina - Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 12:35:38 (CDT)
I have a co-worker/friend that is Pat Kusel. Her and the family are planning a trip to the big family reunion this summer. I found your page while researching hotel sites. Do you have any suggestions? We were thinking that Carroll would be the closest town that possibly has a hotel/motel. There will be 7 family members making the trip. I really am enjoying your web page. It looks like you have a very interesting and busy life. Am looking forward to hearing from you.
Jannette Johnson
Ft.Cobb, OK USA - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 14:26:10 (CDT)
Hi Dave, Congratulations to your web-site. As you have been in Berlin last year, just a useful information for you: under : you get every three minutes a new picture of the Potsdamer Platz+the temperatures (in Celsius). By the way I found in your 1998 guestbook the email address of Lorie Schwiesow-Wharton in Olympia Washington. Unfortunately her mailbox doesn`t work anymore. Therefore I would like to give her the information via your guestbook that the name Schwiesow is quite often found in the following cities of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Anklam, Greifswald, Rostock, Schwerin, Wismar. Good luck for the future Günter
Günter Thauer
Berlin, Germany - Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 12:52:18 (CDT)
Hi Dave: You'll notice a change in my email address. I still have the other one which is a link from your Abraham Kusel page(so...no need to change the link). Just wanted to say hi! Hope you're doing well. I imagine you're getting kind of excited about the big reunion coming up! I was wondering if I could send you a hard copy of my Kusel Family Tree so that you can post it during the reunion on the barn wall or anywhere ? ? Maybe some of the people will be interested in seeing it and maybe we will find some new links? Let me know what you think... Thanks, Bob
Bob Goodman
USA - Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 11:24:36 (CDT)
Just heard about your page from my brother, Bob. Naturally, he wanted me to see the picture of the '48 basketball team -- a great group. Had a chance to visit with Royce Rowedder while in Hilton Head visiting Bob a couple months ago. Go Bulldogs. Verne Koch
Verne Koch
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 21:21:32 (CDT)
Dick Geith gave me the Manning web site. Looking forward to the 50th anniversary in August. Best regards, Bob Koch
Bob Koch
Hilton Head Island, SC USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 13:07:39 (CDT)
Am a new "ponder". Just searching for more ideas. Want to do some "man-made rocks" and read about this site on HGTV HOME TALK about 3AM this morning. Have a small yard so put in a pre-formed pond last summer. My waterlilies are coming up and I am anxious to see if my fish survived. No dead bodies unless the silly racoons got them. A REAL problem in CF. Want to do a waterfall so getting some ideas. Kept a stock tank heater in for the winter and the birds loved the shallow "bird pond". Winter was mild, but almost froze over once, moving water from pump kept a small area open.
Jean Eason
Cedar Falls, IA USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 08:29:13 (CDT)
I was just passing by and noticed your site. I have been making and selling cider presses for about 2 years now. I sell mostly at fairs and apple related festivals. I now also sale by mail order. I would be happy to send a brochure to anyone who would be interested. E-Mail or snail mail. Larry Tressler "Great American Fruit Press Co." 111 T.R. 900 West Salem, OH 44287
Larry Tressler
West Salem, OH USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 22:08:01 (CDT)
Interesting genealogy information.
Kelly Kuse
Hartville, OH USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 12:51:53 (CDT)
My great-grandfather has three or for 1020's. These tractors have set outside for approx. 20 years. Two of them are complete, the other is missing some parts. Could anyone tell me how much these are worth as restoration items. I am an avid fan of the Two Cylinder JD's but I am unfamiliar with these tractors. Thanks!
Joe Hartman
Wolcottville, IN USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 11:55:13 (CDT)
Howdy: would you by any chance have the part # for the front main bearing on a 1929 10-20 ? it is a ball bearing and i would like to get a new one before i remove the old one. thank you...Pat
Pat Fought
shelby, oh USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 17:53:05 (CDT)
hello just found out about this from my dad Delbert great site loved the geneology very informative . i have been wanting to find out about the family tree for a while
Chris Kusel
omaha, ne USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 18:48:25 (CST)
Enjoyed perusing the website for an update on Manning.Learned of the site from Merlin Rostermundt.Planning to return to Manning this summer for the 50 th reunion of the class of 1948. Enjoyed the BB picture. Best Wishes, Dick Geith
Dick Geith
Homestead, FL USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 20:59:33 (CST)
Hi. Dave NIce web page. I'M still hammering nails. what are doing.
Ida Grove, I.A. USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 09:08:41 (CST)
Tidings & good show..wandered into your site while chasing erosion control ideas...currently in the Gallinas River with a 42,500# excavator working for Soil Conservation Service. Fun job, people on the ball, most refreshing. Barb & I kith & kin, brown knees, mulch under the pillow. At 7000', greenhouse, gardens, total water catchment system & an 80 acre reclamation project (5 yr)..great to see others having as much fun as we are. Happy Spring.
Barbara & John Tyson
USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 22:55:37 (CST)
Was just looking for info on zone till/strip till and came across your article in Successful Farmer. Also saw fellow Ohioian in your guest book. Will contact to see if we can be of help to each other. Thanks for a neat web site.
Brian Stout
Mt. Blanchard, OH USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 21:48:38 (CST)
I really enjoyed seeing the picture of the 1948 Boys State Basketball champions - must be because my father played on that team (Merlin Rostermundt). Thanks for sharing that with the world!
Monica Verros
Sgt Bluff, IA USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 14:49:05 (CST)
Hello Dave, from Oakland, CA (Home of the Raiders, A's, and the Golden State Warriors!): I was checking out Koi ponds on the net this evening and came across your page. You have built yourself quite an elaborate web-site. I enjoyed looking at your family tree and learing a bit about Iowa farm country. I will visit again to further explore your site. I did not manage to see anything about cider, but given the extent of your site, I am sure it is out there. Congratulations on a very professional home page. Larry
USA - Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 01:02:34 (CST)
Hello: I have really enjoyed your site! I have been here several times over the months. (I guess your stats things knows that, though) You have put a lot of effort to your site's creation! It is always fun to stumble upon a page that shows such good taste! Keep up the good work, and don't be a stranger, come on over and visit ~Our Back Yard~!!! Tiffany or Pa are always home and YOU are always most welcome!! You can write part of the interactive story, "Unforgivable", or visit the Hayrack to reminisce about growing up in the country, and LOTS MORE!!

~Good Luck~

Pa Kelley

Pa Kelley
farragut, IA USA - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 21:47:17 (CST)
Great homepage Dave, enjoy your comments on Ag Computing keep up the good work
David Gowin
Muncie, In USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 19:58:49 (CST)
garen and dawn knoll
USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 13:15:22 (CST)
Enjoyed your home page, Dave. Looks like that cider press gets alot of work in the fall. Hope you come to NY someday and visit with us. Eagle Mills Cider Co., Broadalbin, NY
Broadalbin, NY USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 08:45:53 (CST)
Great info on strip tillage! My Dad and I farm about 1000 acres in west central Ohio, and we've thinking a lot about this type of tillage. We'd appreciate any other information you have about strip tillage. Keep up the good work!
Doug Longfellow
Greenville, Oh USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 18:43:41 (CST)
Dave, all the very best for your family reunion ! Have a look at my family tree: 'German Ancestors up to the Middle Ages
Max Gschneidinger
München, Germany - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 03:11:53 (CST)
need more koi info
Layla Nolen
Citrus Heights, ca USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 22:07:25 (CST)
Collector & puller of 1929 McCormick Deering 10-20
Barry Roy
Fitchburg, MA USA - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 19:27:33 (CST)
I was raised on a farm near Cainsville, Missouri and return there each fall for Deer Season. My family still has the binder they bought in the early 1930's. The canvas parts were stored in a shed and appear to be in good shape though dry-rot, insects and mice may have damaged them. At the least, there is a pattern to use to make replacements. What we do not have are any of the wooden parts of the reel and several pulleys. The binder in the picture from your Ag-Day college seems to be of the same binder as the one my family owns. What year and model number is that one? Where can I find tech manuals/drawings of that age of binder? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Manly Vernon Baker MTC(SS)/LT, USN, Ret.
Manly Baker
East Providence, RI USA - Monday, March 02, 1998 at 22:42:18 (CST)
To whom it may concern, I am a senior Meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma. I am working on a project that will compare three weather parameters to the Iowa corn yields for the past 40 years. I have the corn yields for Iowa but am confused on which weather papameters to use. Can anyone supply me with the parameters. (Temp above or below a certain degree, rainfall above or below, etc) and the months when they apply. E-mail would be fine. Thank you
Norman, OK USA - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 17:13:03 (CST)
Just visiting you again. Your pages just get better and better. Keep up the Great work. Also Thank You!!!!!! You DO know computers. I am impressed with all your knowledge!! Jan
Jan Lahndorf
Manning, IA USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 21:45:20 (CST)
I was very impressed with the pictures of Germany. Thank you for posting them. I know very little about my German relatives, but I am slow in finding things and I love learning new things about the country they came from. Thank You.
Lorie Schwiesow-Wharton
Olympia, wa USA - Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 22:09:44 (CST)
Dave I got to you web page by doing a search for a town named Lenzen in Germany. I think is in Pomeriania where my mothers side of the family came from The Family name was Bunde. Do you know this town and where it is located in Germany (or it may be in Poland now with a different name) Great Home Page
Keith E. Pedersen
Omaha, NE USA - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 11:21:51 (CST)
Hi, I'm Gordon's son and we want you to know that we are going to the family reunion.
Jeremiah kusel
Maxwell, IA USA - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 08:29:13 (CST)
Hi Howard, I heard you had this set up from some other Manningites - this is great thanks. I wanted to see the picture of the old school from 1907. Take care - Bill says hi.I'll tell him about this. He always loved the fact that you never wore a coat even in winter when in high school.
Bob johnson
beaverton, or USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 17:09:51 (CST)
Liked your sight! I'll be keeping in touch.
Renee Knueven
Des Moines, IA USA - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 15:29:19 (CST)
Hello Dave: I enjoyed your web page and the music is great. I grew up on a farm there in Manning area . Graduated from Manning High Class or 1949. I work as an electronics technician and work out at the Nv Test Site some 60 miles NW of Vegas. Lived here Las Vegas some 10 years. What relation are you to the Chief of Police Kusel there in Manning. What year did you graduate from Manning High?
Gaillard E. Frank
Las Vegas, NV USA - Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 23:02:39 (CST)
Dave, I think your page is very interesting. My wife also has a pond, so she has enjoyed seeing yours. When will you be back on Ag Computing? Your ideas are always interesting to those of us who are not too computer smart. I love to visit Iowa, but have never been to Manning. Maybe someday!
Jack McClaskey
Cox's Creek, KY USA - Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 19:29:52 (CST)
cecil demott
rockport, mo USA - Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 19:10:09 (CST)
Dave, Looking for other family members with the Zoucha name. Would appreciate any Zoucha family members writing me with information about their families and maybe we can get connected. Thanks for your help and I thought your site was amusing.
Christopher Zoucha
Portland, OR USA - Friday, January 02, 1998 at 22:20:30 (CST)