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Welcome to the Manning Family Page!

Updated: 30 August 2013

If you have information (births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, photographs, etc.) on the Manning or related families, please contact Jim Adams

Thurkow-Manning Family Tree at

Leitz Family Tree at (Thurkow & Manning)

Frank June Manning (20 June 1878 - 1927) married Regina "Jenni" Thurkow (13 Jan 1881 - 05 April 1917) in May 1903. He was a combat veteran of the Spanish-American War of 1898. They had three children:

  1. Helen Mae Manning (27 Jan 1905 - 12 June 1973) married Carl Valentine Adams
  2. Rex Thurkow Manning (06 Oct 1903 - 05 Sep 1907)
  3. Maxine Mae Manning (11 May 1910 - 25 Oct 1969 in Billings, MT) married Hugo Karl Knoefel (10 July 1910 in MN - 24 Nov 1998 in WY) on 31 Jan 1937 in St. Paul, MN. They had 3 daughters: Lynn Kay, Patricia, Jeanne. 

Regina Thurkow was the daughter of Fritz Thurkow (b. 25 March 1850 in Mecklenberg, Germany, d. 26 Oct 1920 in Marcellus, Cass, MI and buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI). He married Hattie Timm (b. 06 Dec 1949 in Mecklenberg, Germany, d. 02 April 1929). They had 6 children:

  1. Eliza Thurkow
  2. Vera Thurkow
  3. Bertha Thurkow
  4. Fred Thurkow (b. 1872, d. 1929) buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI
  5. William Thurkow (b. 26 Oct 1876, d. Jan 1965) buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI. He married Bessie M. Whitenight (b. 09 July 1884, d. 14 July 1967) in 1897. They both are buried in Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass, MI. They had two children:
    1. Emmanell Thurkow (b. 1910)
    2. Berthera L. Thurkow (b. about 1921)

Obituary for Regina Thurkow Manning

"Mrs. June Manning died Thursday morning, April 5, 1917, at her home in Marcellus. Jennie was the sixth child of Fritz and Hattie Thurkow. She was born in Fabius Township (Cass County, MI), January 14, 1881 and passed away at the age of 36 years, 2 months and 22 days. In 1903 she was united in marriage to June Manning. To this union were born three children: a son, Rex T., and two daughters, Helen M., aged 12 and Maxine, aged 6, the son having preceded his mother in death in 1908 at the age of four years. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure, a husband, two children, a father, three brothers, four sisters, and many friends... The funeral services were held from the Evangelical church.... and the remains were laid to rest in the Bly cemetery." (Source: Robert Brown)

Obituary for Irene Krieger Adams

(Please send obituary to Jim Adams, adamsmckain at

Wife of Gerald L. Adams (b. 27 Sept 1932, d. 16 Dec 1963) daughter of Frank Krieger.


Manning Burials in Bly Cemetery:

Please send photographs of these gravestones to Jim Adams (adamsmckain at

Manning, A Delmore, b. 1869, d. 1947
Manning, Cecile D, b. 1902, d. 1995
Manning, Etta Mae (Smith), b. 1874, d. 1960
Manning, Fannie, b. 1844, d. 1931
Manning, Frank J, b. 1878, d. 1927
Manning, Georgia I, b. 1894, d. 1976
Manning, Hannah, d. 7 Apr 1873, age: 32y
Manning, Inez L, b. 1870, d. 1932
Manning, Jennie (Knoefell), b. 1881, d. 1917
Manning, John V, b. 1836, d. 1898, Co A 19th Mich Inf
Manning, Lee O, b. 1895, d. 1969
Manning, Marcella, d. 17 Apr 1873, age: 62y 
Manning, Owen, d. 20 Sep 1873, age: 5m
Manning, Owen, d. 9 Mar 1914, age: 84y
Manning, Rex T, b. 1903, d. 1908
Manning, Russell D, b. 3 Jan 1901, d. 27 Aug 1963, Veteran
Manning, Thomas D, b. 1865, d. 1941
Manning, Thomas, d. 15 Apr 1864, age: 56y