Emil and I both applied for check-cashing cards at a Bloomington, Indiana grocery around 1965. When they got switched, we met and talked. Our fathers were both named Ludwig Mantei. Emil asked his folks at Christmas break about a possible relation to my family. They told him to never speak to me; I never discovered why. I tried to speak with him twice but he didn't want to so I gave up.
I'm sorry our friendship evaporated so mysteriously. If anyone knows anything about this please email me. Dr. Kenneth Manteikmantei@csusb.edu
PS: My Mantei forebears came from Berezno, 50 miles NE from Rovno, Ukraine around 1903. Please forgive me if I am inappropriate here. . . I just stumbled in, not actively searching anything at the moment.