The Free Masons were considered a secret society by the Catholic church. Perhaps it was the same with the Lutherans. Contact the Manistee County Historical Museum with the dates and info you have and see if they can look in the newspapers for you. Another resource of people who know a lot about Manistee history is a group on Facebook called "Manistee Vanished." If you posted your question there, you might get either an answer or help in looking it up.