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Name: Jon Groteluschen
Location: Aiken, SC
Daniel Starck's comments are interesting. My grandfather Louis Groteluschen was a member of Trinity from the 1890's to the 1920's. He footed the bill for much of the rebuilding of the church after the 1913 tornado. His life was also threatened in 1918 by hoodlums who accused him of being pro-German. They entered his store in Gray with clubs and chains. The local banker, in the store at the time, asked the hoodlums to wait while he went to the bank to get a copy of my grandfather's war bond portfolio. When the hoodlums saw the record of war bonds, they left.
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Posted: Friday - May 5, 2017
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Name: Daniel Starck
Location: Carbondale, IL
I am the great-grandson of Rev. Ernst J. W. Starck, the pastor at the Trinity Church during the tornado. I am very happy to have found your web site today! I have been researching my family history and especially the incident in 1917 when Rev. Starck was almost lynched in the Trinity Church yard. I would be very interested in how the Trinity congregation perceived all that. The church history on your sight says, " Pastor Starck faithfully led the congregation through those troublesome years, and the congregation granted him a peaceful dismissal in early 1918." In fact, he ran for his life with his family in the middle of the night.
Posted: Saturday - Apr 22, 2017
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Name: Jon Groteluschen
Location: Aiken, SC
I was so sorry to learn of the death of Marge Kusel. I remember her from way back in the 1950's when I worked in my dad's grocery store (Manning Food Market). She was such a delight every time she came in. I'll miss her.
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Posted: Thursday - Mar 30, 2017
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Name: David Kusel
Location: Manning, Iowa
Another year has come and gone and now we begin with 2017.

I hope to hear from everyone who has Manning connected pictures and information.

Thanks
Posted: Sunday - Jan 1, 2017

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