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6. Martin Frederick MANGER was born on Nov 26, 1911 in Blooming Grove, Pike, Pennsylvania, USA. He was educated graduated High School in 1930 in Scranton Tech, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was educated Associates degree in Electrical Engineering in 1937 in Penn State. He died on Jan 1, 2000 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Died at home after a 5 year battle with cancer. Martin was ahead in the battle until the last few months of his life when he got progressively worse. He passed away Saturday afternoon with his wife, Hazel, and son, Martin, at his side. He was a strong Christian man who with his wife Hazel raised their own children as well as fostering over 20 children for Lutheran Services in his lifetime.

Publication Date: January 09, 2000
Source: Allentown Morning Call
Page: B08
Region: Pennsylvania
Obituary: Martin F. Manger, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Bethlehem, died Jan. 1 in his home. He was the husband of Hazel F.(Tiel) Manger.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he was an electrical engineer at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 42 years before retiring in 1976.
Born in Blooming Grove, York County, he was a son of the late Michael and Augusta (Martins) Manger. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Charlotte.
He and his wife were active with the Lutheran Children's Bureau of Lehigh County and fostered 26 children through the agency.
He was a former Salisbury Township auditor, Republican committeeman and overseer of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. credit union. A 32nd degree Mason in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, he was a member of the Blue Lodge, Bethlehem.
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Martha Bentley of Bethlehem and Sally White of New Haven, Conn.; sons, Martin of Kutztown and James of Bethlehem, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services: To be announced. Arrangements, Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Port Charlotte.
Contributions: Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church youth group, Center Valley, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3028 Caring Way, Port Charlotte. Martin went to Sunday School at the Baptist Church on Route 402 between Rt. 84 and Rt. 6 near Hawley. When he was young, they used to go to town from the farm on a horse and buggy.

Martin's first car was an Essex.

Martin and his son Martin jr. built the cabin at Hawley (Lake Wallenpaupack) by themselves in the 1950's.

He worked at R.G.Dunn-Scranton (later Dunn/Bradstreet) 1929-30;
PA state highway dept.(to 1934); then Bethlehem Steel (1934-retirement).
He started at Bethlehem Steel and was soon promoted to foreman of the electrical department. His starting wage was $ 0.425 / hour. Fall of 1934 he started night school at Penn state. He tranferred to the high trension group the next year at Bethlehem Steel. He was drafted in 1939, but got a deferment due to his occupation in a key industry for the war.

One of his favorite jokes:
He'd be walking the dog and someone would ask.... where do you live, around here?
Martin would state that he was "living with a married woman". ;-)
Martin Frederick MANGER and Hazel Florence TIEL were married on Feb 11, 1937 in Monticello, , New York, USA. Got married on a snowy day, driving was tough, Methodist Episcopal Church, Monticello, NY
, Revererand Brumlow, afterword drove to Scranton, PA after and had a nice
fish dinner with sister Marie (Manger) Carpenter.

7. Hazel Florence TIEL was born on Feb 2, 1916 in Indian Orchard, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA. She was educated Typists Certificate on Nov 9, 1933 in Wayne Commercial School, Honesdale, PA. 33 words per minute for 10 minutes She died on Jan 22, 2005 in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA. Hazel F. Manger, 88, of Bethlehem, PA passed away Saturday, January 22nd after a sudden illness. She was born February 2nd, 1916 in Indian Orchard, PA, the daughter of Clarence and Martha (Glosenger) Tiel. She was married on a snowy February 11th, 1937 to Martin F. Manger of Blooming Grove, PA. She was predeceased by a child, Wayne, in 1944, and her husband, Martin, in 2000. Hazel was a strong Christian woman, who with her husband Martin, raised their own children as well as being foster parents. She and her husband were active with and fostered 26 children through the Lutheran Children's Bureau of Lehigh County.

Hazel graduated from Honesdale High School in 1932 and Wayne Commercial School in 1933. She supported many community and school activities, and in politics was a loyal Republican who took an active interest in public affairs. She and her husband lived in Bethlehem until they retired to Port Charlotte, FL in 1977. They spent the summers in Hawley, PA but have many close friends in Florida. Hazel moved back to Bethlehem, PA after her husband, Martin, passed away. She is a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Center Valley.

Hazel was active throughout her life, always ready to try new things. The last several years she enjoyed summer visits to the Jersey shore, dog shows, kite flying, auctions, Kutztown fairs, fireworks displays, local winery tastings, the annual peach festival at her church, and summer visits to the Hawley cabin that she and her husband built in 1952.

Hazel was a wonderful storyteller and family historian. She was active in researching her family's genealogy and traced her Pennsylvania ancestors to the early 1800's migrations from Connecticut and New York. Her grandfather was a Civil War veteran and she had two ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. Her stories instilled an appreciation for the lives and accomplishments of past generations. She recounted many stories about her family life before the industrial, medical, and technological advances of the last century. She enjoyed staying in contact with many relatives, ensuring the family stories and history was passed on to new generations.

Hazel touched the lives of hundreds of people and was loved dearly by her family & friends. She had Social Security Number 181-03-1723. Children were:



Martha Louise MANGER.


Martin Clarence MANGER was born.


James MANGER was born.


Sally Ann BURGERMEISTER was born.


Wayne Francis MANGER was born on May 21, 1944 in St Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, PA. He was baptized on May 30, 1944 in Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, PA. He died in 1944.