NAME: Mannhaven
COUNTY: Mercer
CLIMATE: snow in winter, hot in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: late spring, early summer, or early fall
COMMENTS: No current residents, about 18 miles northeast of Hazen. No remenants of the town. Covered by Lake Sakakawea after Garrison Dam construction
Mannhaven was founded in 1896 by Henry Mann, Jacob and Fred Bohrer. A grain elevator was built and a riverboat was constructed to haul grain on the Missouri river to Bismarck, the State Capitol. Dr. L. G. Eastman arrived in 1903, later moving to Krem and then Hazen. John Young was a banker and established a newspaper. He lived in a sod house for years after the town died. Young would spend his winters in Minneapolis. With rumors that Krem would become the county seat, many moved to Krem. When the railroad came through these same people moved to Hazen. By 1919 little remained of Mannhaven. Submitted by: Rudy Froeschle, MD, but the credit goes to my brother, Ferd Froeschle, who researched this information in 1988. He died two years later.
The attached photo shows Mannhaven, ND in its prime.  Note the grain elevator along the Missouri river.
Courtesy Rudy Froeschle, M.D. and Charles Stroup