Fifth Generation


92. Anna Maria "Mary" SEEMAN was born on 14 Apr 1857 in Clinton co., Iowa, the daughter of Hans and Maria C. (PETERSEN) SEEMANN.  She married John Henry MANNING on 2 Jan 1878 in Clinton co., Iowa. John was the son of John Felix and Josephine MANNING.  They lived in Washington co., Iowa for a few years before relocating to a farm in Union co., South Dakota.

 

 

The Family of Henry and Mary (Seeman) Manning, abt 1892

Back: Leander, William, and Mary

Front: Henry and Alvin

(photo courtesy of Mike Seeman)

 

 

 

 

The Manning Family, about 1910

 

 

 

Early Akron, Iowa

 

By 1920, the Mannings moved across the state line to a farm in Plymouth co., Iowa, and later retired to Akron, Iowa, a town of which they were very familiar, it being located nearby their farm in South Dakota.  Their son Fred later farmed in Sioux Valley twp. of Union co., South Dakota, and it is not known if he was farming his parents former place or somewhere different.  It was on Fred's farm, on 31 Jan 1923, where Henry suffered a "stroke of apoplexy" and died.  He was buried in St. Joseph's cemetery. 

 

After her husband's death, she continued to reside in their home in Akron.  In an odd coincidence, thirteen years later, on 13 Dec 1936, Mary also suffered a "stroke of apoplexy", on the same farm where her husband had died.  After a funeral at St. Patrick's Catholic church, she was buried in St. Joseph's cemetery, with her husband, although only his grave was marked as of 2005.

The children of Henry and Mary (Seeman) Manning were: 


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William H. MANNING.

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ii.

Hans Leander MANNING.

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Alvin Arden MANNING was born on 5 Apr 1888 in Union co., South Dakota.  He died in Feb 1965.

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iv.

Frederick B. MANNING.

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Alexander Felix MANNING. He died in infancy

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vi.

Frank Arthur MANNING. He died in infancy

 

 

Census Information:

1860 in Elk River, Clinton co., Iowa.

1870 in Elk River, Clinton co., Iowa.

1880 in English River twp., Washington co., Iowa.

1885 in Sioux Vallely twp., Union co., South Dakota

1900 in Sioux Valley twp., Union co., South Dakota.

1910 in Sioux Valley twp., Union co., South Dakota.

1920 in Akron twp., Plymouth co., Iowa.

 

OBITUARIES OF HENRY MANNING

 

Thursday, Feb. 6, 1923

Akron Register-Tribune, Akron, IA

 

OBITUARY

 

 

There was chronicled in these columns last week the sudden death of Henry Manning, of this city, at the home of his son, Fred, west of here in Union county, S. D. on Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 1923, from a stroke of apoplexy, at the age of 68 years, 11 months, and 16 days. 

 

Henry Manning was born at Lyons, Iowa, February 16, 1854, where he spent his youth and young manhood. He was united in marriage there to  Mary Seemann on January 2, 1878, and in February of that year located at Richmond, Iowa. Six years later, on April 14, 1884, they moved to Union county, S. D., and engaged in farming a few miles west of Akron. There came to bless this union six sons, two of whom, Alexander Felix and Frank Arthur, died in infancy. Those surviving are William H., of Union county, S. D.; Leander H., of Hettinger, N. D.; Alvin A., of Akron, Iowa, and Fred B., of Union county, S. D. Besides the bereaved wife and four sons, there are left to mourn Mr. Manning's departure his five brothers, Frank, of Merna, Nebr.; John, of Savanna, Ill.; Clemens, Herman and Barney, of Lyons, Iowa, besides numerous other relatives, as well as a host of friends, who honored and respected him for his sterling worth and manhood. Mr. Manning was engaged in general farming and stock raising in Union county, S. D., for many years, and by industry and thrift achieved financial success that enabled him to retire from active farm operations a few years ago, when he bought a fine home in Akron and with his good wife came here to reside. A devoted and loving husband, father and brother, a helpful and sympathetic neighbor and friend, he will be sincerely mourned and missed by all who knew him.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father E. F. Casey at 10 o'clock Saturday forenoon in St. Patrick's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a faithful and devout member. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay a final tribute of respect. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

 

Relatives who came from a distance were his son, Leander Manning, of Hettinger, N. D.; his brothers, Barney, Herman and Clemens, of Lyons, Iowa; John, of Savanna, Ill., and Frank, of Merna, Nebr.; his brothers-in-law, Dr. Henry Seemann, and wife, of Rockham, S. D.; Dr. Will Seemann, of Eau Claire, Wis.; Dr. Carl Seemann, of Tulare, S. D.; Dr. F. A Seemann, of Sioux City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Detterman and Leo Detterman, of Beresford, S. D. ; Mr. and Mrs. P. Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ryan, and George Curry, of Elk Point, S. D.

 

 

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Akron Register-Tribune, date: Feb. 1, 1923

 

DEATH CAME VERY SUDDENLY

 

 

Henry Manning, of Akron, and a former well-known resident of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S. D. died suddenly yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, shortly before five o'clock, at the home of his son, Fred, west of town, from a stroke of apoplexy. After dinner Mr. and Mrs. Manning had autoed out to the farm to see their son's wife and baby, who have been ill. Before starting for town, Mr. Manning went out into the barnyard to drive away some strange cattle, following them to the road and then walking back into the yard. Mrs. Ed Patterson, who is nursing in the Fred Manning home, heard what sounded like some one groaning outdoors, and upon investigation saw Mr. Manning lying upon the ground. By the time she reached his side life had departed. The remains were brought to his home in Akron. Mr. Manning was about sixty-nine years of age. He had never been ill and there was no premonition of his sad and sudden taking away. A man widely known and universally respected, a host of friends will tender the bereaved wife and four sons their sincerest sympathy. One son, Leander, resides at Hettinger, N. D., and the three others, Wm., Alvin and Fred, live in Akron vicinity.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning in St. Patrick's Catholic church.

 

 

 

OBITUARY OF ANNA MARY SEEMAN MANNING

 

Akron Register-Tribune

Akron, Iowa

Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936

DEATH SUMMONS MRS. MARY MANNING SUNDAY EVENING

Funeral Services for Esteemed Akron Woman Held Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Manning, of this city, an early-day resident of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S.D., died Sunday evening, December 13, 1936, at the home of her son, Fred Manning, northwest of town, following an illness of only about an hour, from a stroke of apoplexy, aged 79 years, 8 months and 29 days. She had eaten dinner and spent the day in her son's home, being apparently in her usual health until the sudden seizure came. A rather unusual coincidence is that her husband, Henry Manning, died in the same home nearly fourteen years ago, also from a similar stroke.

Mary Seemann was born at Clinton, Iowa, April 14, 1857, and grew to young womanhood there. On January 2, 1878, she was united in marriage with Henry Manning, of Lyons, Iowa, and in February of that year they located at Richmond, Iowa. Six years later, on April 14, 1884, they moved to Union county, S.D., and engaged in farming a few miles west of Akron. There came to bless this union six sons, two of whom, Alexander Felix and Frank Arthur, died in infancy. Those surviving are: William H., of Union county, S. D., Leander H., of Hettinger, N. D.; Alvin A., of Akron, Iowa, and Fred B., of Union county, S. D. Mr. and Mrs. Manning retired from active farming in Union county in 1918, bought a fine home in Akron and moved here to enjoy the fruits of their industry and thrift in their remaining years. Mr. Manning passed away on January 31, 1923, and she has continued to reside in town. A woman of kind and sympathetic nature, a devoted wife, mother and sister and a helpful neighbor, she gained a wide circle of warm friends, who deeply mourn the departure of this splendid woman. Besides her four sons, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, she is survived by four brothers -- John Seemann, of Puente, Calf.; Dr. F. A. Seemann, of National City, Calif.; Dr. W. O. Seemann, of Eau Claire, Wis., and Dr. C. A. Seemann, of Tulare, S. D. Two brothers, Andrew and Henry Seemann, preceded her in death. There was a particularly strong bond between these six brothers and one sister, and they carried on a regular system of chain-letter writing through many years. The community tenders its deep sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fr. J. A. Roder, yesterday morning, in St. Patrick's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a devout and faithful member. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay a final tribute of respect. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Relatives and near friends from a distance were: Leander Manning, of Hettinger, N. D.; Embor Seemann, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Detterman, Mrs. and Mrs. Leo Detterman, of Beresford, S. D.; Mrs. P. Curry, Mrs. and Mrs. Dan Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Curry and George Kapfer, all of Elk Point, S. D. Neither of Mrs. Manning's four brothers was able to come for the last rites.