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Jerold (left) and Patricia Mann now reside on the Mann Century Farm south of Luverne. They are joined here by Jerold’s aunt, Eva Lu Mann Hemme. Missing from photo is Gary Mann. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Mann farm filled with history

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LUVERNE — In just a few days, the Mann family of rural Luverne will celebrate the second wedding ceremony on their farm in the span of 70 years and three generations.


The first was on June 11, 1944, when Eva Lu Mann married Melvin Hemme, and the second will be on Saturday, when Eva Lu’s great-nephew, Derek Mann, will wed Skyler Kruger.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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