Veterans of World War I - Army [A - L]

Some of the names have been taken from their tombstones. For the rest, a thank you to the Manitowoc County Veterans Service Office for providing me with their list of servicemen.
A * by the name means the soldier, Sailor, Marines or Nurse died during the World War thus earning Wisconsin's Gold Star.

ABEL:
August - Pvt. - Bat. A. 104 F.A - Reedsville
Emil - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 311 Engrs. - Reedsville
George F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. L. 7th Inf. - Manitowoc


ABEL: Walter - Major - 127 Infantry - Manitowoc Word was received that Walter C. Abel of 1032 S. Seventh St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon while attending a meeting at Milwaukee. Mr. Abel was civil defense director for the City of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 18, 1959 p.11 ******** Maj. Walter C. Abel, 76 (photo), of 1032 S. Seventh St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while having lunch at Cudworth Post American Legion eatery, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 88 at 2 p.m. Friday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Major Abel was born Aug. 28, 1882, at Manitowoc, son of the late Capt. William and Ida Johnsen Abel. He married the former Alice Bedford Dec. 26, 1907, at Manitowoc. The couple lived its entire life at Manitowoc. She died in 1955. Major Abel served as company commander of Manitowoc's Co. H in the Mexican border campaign of 1916, the same capacity his father had with the company during the Spanish-American War. Following the Mexican action he was promoted to major and served overseas in France with Co. E of Wisconsin's 127th Infantry during World War I. He retired from army life in 1919 after completing 20 years of service and from this time until the outbreak of World War II he served in an official capacity with Goodrich Transit Co. at Manitowoc. During World War II he served as chief of Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. protection forces where he had charge of the guard staff. He retired from this capacity in 1946 and Dec. 20, 1950, accepted the appointment with the city's civilian defense setup. At the time of his death he was chief administrator of Civilian Defense for the City of Manitowoc. Major Abel was a member of the American Legion, Masons, Golden Agers, Fish and Game Assn., Squeaker's Sip Club and a lifelong member of the American Legion Post Commanders Club. Survivors include a son, Wilbur, of Wisconsin Rapids; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Duhnke of Appleton, Mrs. Dorothy Levendusky of Manitowoc, Mrs. William Culligan of Two Rivers, Mrs. Warren Kelley of Milwaukee and Mrs. Reinhold Detjen Jr. of Manitowoc; 20 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1959 p.21 ********* MAJOR ABEL HOME FROM OVERSEAS SAYS WAR IS ALL SHERMAN SAID AND THEN SOME Local Officers of Opinion That Thousands of Casualties Among the U.S. Boys Have Not Been Reported Was on Firing Line for Several Months “War is all that Sherman said it was and then some.” So declared Maj. Walter Abel, former commander of Company H and commissioned major in the Sixth Wisconsin at the outbreak of the war, when he arrived home from overseas yesterday afternoon. Maj. Abel reached New York a week ago from Brest, France where he had been stationed for several months and was sent to Camp Dix, New Jersey, and granted leave of absence to return to his home in this city. Maj. Abel was accompanied by Capt. Ed. Schmidt, who commanded Company C of Sheboygan and who returned from Camp Dix with him yesterday. Maj. Abel at his home today is getting acquainted with his family from whom he has been separated for eighteen months, the major having left here in August, 1917. He accompanied the Wisconsin group south and later to Camp Merritt and crossed overseas in January last year, sailing from New York on Jan. 31. Passing through England, Maj. Abel was sent to France into the training camps and on May 17 received his first baptism of fire in the Lorraine sector at Toul where his command was in action at the front. Maj. Abel remained on the firing line for several months, participating in a number of the notable battles of the war and fortunately escaping unscathed. “I was pretty lucky,” said the major today as he told of some of the losses which his command had suffered in action. “I was never hit and never gassed and came through without a scratch.” Maj. Abel was disinclined to talk of his service but said that Sherman was surely right when he said that “war is h-ll.” In the opinion of Maj. Abel hundreds of American casualties have not been reported from overseas and it is not improbable that many of the boys believed to be safe and (illegible) the war ended, may be dead and (illegible) Maj. Abel says that every effort was made by commanding officers overseas to check up the casualties but that it was oft times impossible to secure the accurate information and that many casualties have probably occurred which there is no record. Following his service in the Lorraine sector, Maj. Abel was transferred to Brest, France where he has been stationed for the past five months in charge of transportation to the United States and where he was named as commander of the post. The Manitowoc officer said that he had not met many of the Manitowoc boys while overseas and had not encountered Capt. Edward Schmidt, who succeeded him as commander of Company H of this city. He had heard of Schmidt from others, however and said that the captain had won distinction in his service. Maj. Abel crossed the seas attached to the Thirty-second division but was not in action with that division, having been transferred upon his arrival in France to the One Hundred Second infantry with which he served in the Lorraine sector. When the call for Wisconsin troops came, Capt. Abel then commanding Company H of this city, was commissioned a major and assigned to the Sixth regiment, one of the new regiments organized in the state to fill the quota called for from Wisconsin. With his regiment, Maj. Abel was at Camp Douglas and later in the east before his departure for overseas. “I don’t know but what I might be a ‘conscientious objector’ to future wars,” said Maj. Abel today when asked whether he liked the service. No one who has been in the game has a liking for it but of course the boys (illegible) that if the call came again, we’d be just as ready to respond,” he said. The arrival of Maj. Abel was not announced last night and no demonstration was arranged for us would probably have been the ? had it been known that he was to return so soon. On the Leviathan, the steamer on which Maj. Abel returned to the states he met Capt. Lester Kuntz of this city who has been appointed for service in transportation of the United States troops from overseas and who is crossing and re-crossing the ocean on the big transport accompanying the American boys back home. Maj. Abel, previous to his enlistment, was with the Goodrich Transit company in this city. As soon as the major receives his discharge from the service he plans to take a much needed rest and has not determined upon what he will engage in. He is the son of Capt. William Abel, who served with the Wisconsin troops in the Porto Rican campaign. Another Manitowoc man who has been commissioned a major is expected to arrive in the city next week is Major A. ? Nash being scheduled to reach New York on his return next Saturday. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, February 19, 1919 Page 1


ABENDSCHEIN: Arthur L. - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. C. 6th F. Sig. Bn. - Manitowoc


ABRAHAMSON: Joel E. - Pvt. - Co. F. 59 Inf. - Valders


ADAMS: Lafayette M. - Pvt. - Mg./Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc


ADELMANN: Leo - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


ADLER: Joseph G. - Pvt. - Co. B. 311 Am. Tn. - Manitowoc


AHEARN: Raymond M. - Pvt. - Bat. A. 107 FA - Two Rivers


AHL: Frank - Pvt. - 7th Co. 20 Engrs. - Manitowoc


AHL: Joseph F. - Pvt. - Co.1 NARD Op. Shelby - Timothy


AHLSWEDE: Edward W. - Cpl. - Co. F. 4 Engrs. - Manitowoc Edward Alswede(sic), 65, of Rt. 5?, Manitowoc, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be announced Thursday by the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 16, 1956 P. 21 ******** Funeral services for Edward Alswede, 65, of Rt. ? Manitowoc and died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald Rime will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. (Next four lines illegible.) 30, 1950, son of the late Edward and Matilda Kichn Alswede. He married the former Agnes Mulholland in 1931. Prior to his retirement in 1934 he was a foreman at the Rockwood Lime Co. of Rockwood. During World War I he served from 1917 through 1919 and saw service in France and Germany as (illegible) awarded the Silver Star. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter (private), and a son (private). Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock this Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 17, 1956 pg. 23


AHRENS: Elmer O. - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. A. 344 Inf. - Manitowoc


AHRENS: * Harrison H. - Pvt. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc age 29, d. Aug. 23, 1918 of Tuberculosis


AHRENS: Harvey G. - Pvt. - Prov. Gd. Co. Shelby - Two Rivers


AHRENS: Jerry A. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


ALDRICH: Leonard E. - Cpl. - Bat. A. 328 FA - Manitowoc


ALFSEN: Arthur E. - Cpl. - 27 Const. Co. Waco Tx. - Manitowoc


ALFSON: Harvey J. - Pvt. - 347 M.G. BN 91 Div. (from tombstone)


ALLEN: Archie R. - Pvt. - Gen. Hosp. 34 - Manitowoc


ALLEN: * William H. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 8 - Two Rivers age 30, killed in action, Sept. 21, 1918


ALLIE: Alfred O. - Sgt. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Two Rivers


ALLIE: Archibald J. - Pvt. - Co. M. 34 Engrs. - Two Rivers


ALLIE: Arthur F. - A.F.C. - AOD Cp. Shelby - Two Rivers


ALLIE: * Charles E. - Pvt. - Co. C. 57 Engrs. - Two Rivers age 27, d. Sept. 18, 1918 of pneumonia


ALLIE: Norman - Corp. - Co. F. 1st Army Hq. - Two Rivers Photo Norman B. Allie, 85, formerly of 1612 Emmett St., Two Rivers, a member of one of the earliest commercial fishing families, a former city councilman and World War I Veteran, died Monday night at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, where he had been a resident for five years. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Robert Rhyner officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Two Rivrs. Mr. Allie was born Sept. 8, 1888, at Two Rivers son of the late John V. and Olive Gauthier Allie. He attended St. Luke Parochial School and Two Rivers High School. An amateur baseball player in the area in his youth, he had been associated with his father and brother, Albert, in the commercial fishing enterprise for many years, just south of the east approach of the 17th Street on the city's eastside. Among the fishing tugs the firm operated during the years were the Isabel, Reindeer, Doughboy and the John V. Allie. Mr. Allie was a member of the City Council in the mid-40's. He was an overseas veteran of World War I, serving in France, and was an earlier member of Eleven Gold Star Post No. 1248, Verterans of Foreign Wars. He married Charlotte Toseland at Sturgeon Bay Aug. 25, 1925. She preceded him in death Aug. 6, 1963. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Wednesday where memorial services will be conducted by Eleven Gold Star Post at 7 p.m. and for the parish at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, January 23, 1973 ******* Corporal, sailed for France as a member of Company B, 340th Infantry, Eighty-fifth Division. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


ALSTEENS: Joseph T. - Pvt. - 313 Sn. Tn. - Manitowoc


ALSTEENS: Louis - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. C. MD - Manitowoc


ALTER: Clarence - Sgt. - Rep. Unit 312 - Manitowoc


ALTER: Frederick L. - 1st Lt. - 27 FA - Manitowoc


ALTER: George H. - Pvt. - Sweeney Auto School - Manitowoc


ALTMANN: Anton P. - Sup.Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


AMMERMAN: Joseph M. - Pvt. - Bat. A. 112 FA. - Two Rivers


ANDERSON: Edgar W. - Pvt. - 6 Co. 3 Bn. COTS - Manitowoc


ANDERSON: Hans A. - Mech. - Btry B 39 Arty CAC (from tombstone)


ANDERSON: Lester N. - Pvt. - F. Trk. Co. 335 - Manitowoc


ANDRASKIERWICZ: Peter - Pvt. - 16 Co. 161 D.B. - Manitowoc


ANDRES: John - Pvt. - Co. F. 4 Amm. Tn. - Manitowoc


ANDREWS: Dale Photo Dale Andrews, Sgt. One of Uncle Sam's engineers. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


ANTHOLZ: Henry J. - Sgt. - Co. E. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc


ANTONOPAULOS: Theo. - Pvt. - Co. H. 148 Inf. - Kiel


ARNDT: John - Cpl. - Co. B. 45 Inf. - Manitowoc


ARNDT: Richard - 1st. Sgt. - Hq. Co. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


ARNDT: Rudolph R. - Pvt. - Co. B. 25 Engrs. - Manitowoc RUDOLPH ARNDT, WORLD WAR VET, DIES AT HOSPITAL Death due to unforeseen complications came to Rudolph Arndt, World war veteran, at the hospital yesterday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis which he had undergone. Arndt had walked to the hospital for the operation and his condition was not considered serious. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock with services at St. Boniface Catholic church. Burial will be at Evergreen. The body will lie in state at Urbanek & Wattawa’s chapel and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which Mr. Arndt was a member, will attend the funeral. Arndt was 33 (sic) and was born here. For a number of years, he has followed the lakes and of late had been oiler on the steamer Florida. At the entry of the United States into the World war Arndt was among the first to volunteer, was assigned to Co. B, Twenty-fifth Engineers and with his unit served overseas until the close of the war. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Arndt, South Tenth street, two sisters, Mrs. James O’Malley of this city, and Miss Tillie Arndt of Chicago, and by one brother, Emil Arndt also of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, August 28, 1923 P. 1 ******** (Note: Obit says he's in Evergreen, but he is in Calvary, Manitowoc)


ARNEMAN: George E. - See Army Register - Appointed from Manitowoc


AUERMILLER: Edward F. - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


AUERMILLER: William N. - Pvt. - Co. G. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


AUGUSTIN: Anton - Pvt. - Hq.& Sup 321 F.S.Bn. - Whitelaw


AULIK: William - Pvt. - 7 Co. NARD Shelby - Carlton


AVERY: Ralph C. - Pvt. - Co. C. 27 Mg. Bn. - Two Rivers


AXLEY: Harold - Pvt. 1cl. - Med. C. Chem.W. Serv. - Cleveland d. 1951 in Oregon, he was a physician


BACKHAUS: Henry - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


BAETKE: Walter F. - Pvt. - Evac. Hosp. 17 - Manitowoc Walter F. Baetke Sr., 80, of 1127 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient for six weeks. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald T. Stannard will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Drews-Bleser American Legion Post No. 88. Mr. Baetke was born May 21, 1888, at Manitwooc, son of the late Henry and Augusta Borcherdt Baetke. He married Mary Handl at Manitowoc June 25, 1917. Prior to retirement he owned and operated the Baetke Meat Market on S. 10th Street, Manitowoc. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife; a son, Walter Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Florence) LeClair, of Manitowoc, and six grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 30, 1968 P.22 (Note: List from V.A. has Baethe)


BAI: John J. - Pvt. 1cl. - Chem. Warf. Serv. - Whitelaw


BALZ: Walter - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. B. 55 MG Bn. - Kiel Walter Balz, 76, of R. 1, Kiel, a retired Rockville tavern keeper, died early today at St. Nicholas hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday. Born July 27, 1895 at Garnet (Fond du Lac County), he was a son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Rothmann Balz. He later moved with his parents to a farm in the Town of Schleswig and then to Kiel where he attended school. On Sept 27, 1924 he married the former Gertrude Hein of Kiel. The couple operated the Rockville tavern for 21 years before retiring and moving to Cedar Lake. Mrs. Balz died March 17, 1959. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the Kiel American Legion Post, a charter member of the Kiel Fish and Game Association, Redmen Lodge of Kiel and St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel. Survivors include a daughter, (private) of Kiel; a son, (private) of Rockville, and four grandchildren. A grandchild, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Saturday at St. Peter UCC, Kiel, the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Schleswig Cemetery, Rockville. Shebgoygan Press, October 28, 1971


BALZANI: (from tombstone) Anthony - Pvt. US Army / Aug. 7, 1892 - Oct. 27, 1972 Anthony Balzan (sic), 80, of Rockwood, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. John Haen will officate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88. Mr. Balzan was born Aug. 7, 1892, in Italy, a son of the late Gaspro and Marie Balzan. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 18. He settled in Chicago originally and then moved to Rockwood where he worked at the Rockwood Lime Co., retiring at the age of 67. Mr. Balzan was a member of St. Anne Parish and the American Legion. Survivors include a brother, Joseph, of Italy and a cousin, Dominic, of Rockwood. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin October 28, 1972


BARANOWSKI: Geo. - Cpl. - Ord. Det. Amm. Dep. - Manitowoc George Baranowski, 79, of Cooperstown, died Thursday morning at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Cooperstown. The Rev. James Geenen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded Mr. Baranowski by Denmark VFW Post No., 6705. Mr. Baranowski was born April 9, 1895, at Ravenna, Mich., son of the late Philip and Katherine Behler Baranowski. He served in thew U.S. Army in World War I. He married Clara Wanish Nov. 23, 1929, in the Town of Cooperstown. He had been employed by Manitowoc County Highway Dept. for 33 years. He was a member of Denmark VFW Post No. 6705, American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88 of Manitowoc, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Holy Name Society of St. James Parish and a retired member of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local No. 986. Survivors include his wife, a son, (private), two daughters, (private), and 11 grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 4 o'clock this Friday afternoon, where a parish and Holy Name Rosary service will be at 8 o'clock and VFW memorial service will be at 8:30 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter Friday, January 10, 1975 pg. 3


BARTA: Frank, Jr. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


BARTA: Wensel - Pvt. - 65 Co. N. Trn. Hancock - Mishicot


BARTEL: Charley - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. A. 14 Bn. US Gds. - Manitowoc


BARTELME: Eugene P. - Rct. - Co. I Gr. 2. M. Trg. - Denmark


BARTELME: George J. - Wag. - Co. C. 311 Am. Trn. - Maribel


BARTHEL: Edwin J. - Pvt. - 36 Co. 4 Grp. MG Trg. - Cleveland


BARTS: (Bartz) Raymond G. - Pvt. - 1st. Co. US Dis. Bks. - Manitowoc


BARTZ: * Harry - Sgt. - Co. G. 59 Inf. - Two Rivers age 25, died of wounds, Oct. 6, 1918 Tombstone MILITARY RITES FOR HERO DEAD AT TWO RIVERS The City of Two Rivers has paid final tribute to three of its hero soldier dead whose bodies have been returned from overseas in three days, the funeral of Sergeant Harry Bartz occuring on Sunday, that of Private Isadore Lesperance on Monday morning and of Private John Nilles this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Luke's Catholic church. Military rites were accorded to each and the funerals were under the auspices of the Robert Burns, American Legion most which furnished pall bearers and firing squads. Sergeant Harry Bartz, son of Herman Bartz, was wounded by gunshot in October 6, 1918, was picked up and carried to Field Hospital 21 where he died a few hours later. He was buried at Fromersville, France. Sergeant Bartz participated in the Aisne-Marne campaign and in the St. Mihiel and Mouse-Argone offensives as a member of Co. C, 59th Infantry, 4th division. The funeral was held at Two Rivers Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, September 13, 1921 P.9


BARYENBRUCH: Arthur - Pvt. - Co. B. 47 Inf. - Manitowoc


BASEL: John Philip - Pvt. 1cl. - 150 Co. TC. - Whitelaw


BASEL: Martin H. - Pvt. - Co. A. 61 Inf. - Whitelaw


BASEL: Peter Basel/Wisconsin/Cpl. Infantry/World War I/Oct. 25, 1902/June 7, 1969 Peter J. Basel, 66, of Whitelaw, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he was a patient two weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Basel was born Oct. 25, 1902, at Whitelaw, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Meier Basel. He married Elsie Meyer at Norfolk, Va., May 25, 1935, and the couple resided at Whitelaw for 30 years. For 20 years he was employed by the City of Green Bay in bridge maintenance and as a steel repairman. Mr. Basel was a veteran of World War I, serving with the United States Army three years. Survivors include the wife, a son, (private) and a daughter, (private), two brothers, John, of Newton and Charles of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and a sister, Mrs. Emily Yindra, of Francis Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 8 o'clock this Monday evening the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, June 9, 1969 pg. M-11


BAUER: Edward N. - Pvt. - Prov. Gd. Co. - Manitowoc


BAUGNIET: Walter W. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 13 Camp Lee - Mishicot


BAUM: Eddie - M. Sgt. - Co. I. 35 Inf. - Two Rivers


BAZAL: Alfred H. - Corp. - Hq. Co. 56 Plon Inf. - Manitowoc


BEATHKE: Walter - Pvt. - Amb. Co. 343 - Manitowoc


BEATKA: John - Pvt. 1cl. - 121 Mp. - Manitowoc


BEAUPRE: Frank - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


BECHLE: Eddie - Pvt. - V.C. Vet Hosp. 7 - Kiel


BECKER: John - Pvt. - Cas. Co. 2, Am. R. Cp. - Manitowoc


BECKER: Richard - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Maribel


BEDFORD: Harry - Corp. - Motor Tr. Co. 497 - Manitowoc The following is about Harry Bedford. He is in the WWI list of men but isn't in any cem.: LONG SILENCE OF SOLDIER BOY WHO WAS FEARED TO BE DEAD, BROKEN BY LETTER Corp. Harry Bedford, who is serving with the motor truck detachment of the American army overseas, has been heard from after a silence of months, a silence which caused relatives here to fear that he had met death in the service and had prompted inquiries through the Red Cross which, however, proved without result in the learning of Corp. Bedford’s whereabouts or his fate. In a letter to his mother here, received today, Corp. Bedford says that for some time he has been kept busy, the trucks operating on long trips, three four sometimes six days. He says that he was within a short distance of Brest on his last trip but did not get a chance to visit Major Walter Abel, his brother in law who is now stationed at Brest. Corp. Bedford learned of the death of his brother Walter Bedford for the first time at Christmas when he received a letter written by his mother from this city in November. He says that he also received the Xmas box sent him. Corp. Bedford has no knowledge as to the time that he may be able to return home. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, January 22, 1919 Page 6 Photo Harry Bedford, Corp. Motor Truck Co 497, overseas, 423 North Eighth street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BEDFORD: * Walter - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 21, wounded July 31, 1918, died of wounds Oct. 5, 1918. TWO PETERS BOYS WOUNDED IN FRANCE, BOTH ON ROAD TO RECOVERY, WRITE LETTERS HOME Letters received from Corporal John Peters of Company H. 127th infantry, who left with Company H, indicate that he was wounded in action in France on July 10th and has been in a base hospital ever since. He was shot through the thigh. Charles Peters, his brother, and a private in the same company who also left here with company H was also wounded in the same battle, but his injuries were slight. Both boys in their letters tell of having the Boche on the run one letter saying, “women and kids are their meat and when it comes to a good hard boiled yank they are not in it.” Corporal Peters said one Yank can make three or four Germans hunt their hole. He adds that “we will eat our Christmas dinner on the banks of the Rhine.” Charles Peters in telling of being wounded says he was struck on the shoulder blade by a machine gun and walked three miles to get to the ambulance. He was fighting near Chateau Thierry when wounded. He says the Sammies all imagined that they would be excited when they got into battle, but Peters said he was as steady as when on the rifle range. He also announces that Walter Bedford was wounded in the foot. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 10, 1918, Page 5 ********* [Walter Bedford/bur. 07-25-1921/cause: D.W.R.I.A/bur. on Mrs. A. Bedford lot] [wounded in war 7/31/1918, died 10/5/1918 - originally buried in France and brought to US in 1921; info from Laker Shopper newspaper: died from wounds, in 127 INF.] (Possible explanation of the cause - died while recovering in action.


BEECK: Erwin C. - Pvt. - 34 Spr. Sqdn. - Two Rivers


BEHNKE: Eddie - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Brillion


BEHNKE: Henry - Pvt. - Bat. A. 104 FA. - Reedsville


BEHNKE: Herman - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. K. 110 Inf. - Brillion


BEHRENDT: Herman O. - Pvt. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


BEHRINGER: Arthur C. - Pvt. - Co. F. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc


BEHRMANN: Erwin A. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Two Rivers


BEITZEL: Peter J. - Pvt. - Rct. Dep. 7. - Two Rivers


BELGUM: Reuben M. - Pvt. - 871 Repl. Sq. Avia Mec. Tng. Sch. St. Paul, Minn. - Mishicot


BELINSKY: Ervin - Pvt. - Ord. Trng. Hancock - Manitowoc Military Funeral For Edwin Belinski Today Military funeral services were conducted this morning for Edwin Belinski at 8:30 from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church. Burial was at Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers were members of Guy Drews post, American Legion, Fred Krohn, Joseph Bernsten, Charles Sykora, Ray Barta, Frank Haws and Roland Frazier. The Legion also furnished color guards, Ben Schmiedicke and Alfred Schoreder, and color bearer, Richard Bodwin and T.C. Eckhardt. A firing squad of members of Company E. in charge of Sgt. Anton Khail fired a salute at the grave. Taps was sounded by Norman Berkedal, bugler, of the American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, August 11, 1934 pg. 4


BELLONG: Geo. J. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. C. 35 FA - Reedsville


BELONGER: Robert H. - (no rank given) - Co. L. Mg Trn. Hancock - Two Rivers


BENESCH: Joseph J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. M. 59 Inf. - Two Rivers


BENISHEK: Anton - Sgt. 1cl - 318 NTC (or MTC) - Manitowoc


BENISHEK: Edward M. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 145 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


BERG: Eugen - Pvt. 1cl - F. Rmt. Sqdn. 311 - Kiel


BERGE: Albert A. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 111 FA - Valders


BERGE: Harry S. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 340 Inf. - Valders


BERGE: Oscar K. - Pvt. 1cl - 28 Co. 20 Engrs. - Valders


BERGELIN: Arthur - Pvt. - B H. 146 - Gibson


BERGMANN: Fred J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. K. 309 Inf. - Reedsville


BERGEMANN: William Louis - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 3 Regt. FA - Reedsville


BERKEDAL: Norman - Mus. 2c - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


BERKEDAL: Olaf - Cook - MG Tr. 12 Cav. - Manitowoc


BERNARD: Frank - Pvt. - Co. E. 55 Inf. - Manitowoc


BERNHARDT: Geo. W. - Cook - Gen Hosp 28 - Two Rivers


BERNHARDT: Oscar C. - Pvt. - Bat. B. 9th TM - Two Rivers


BERTH: Edwin L. - Pvt. - MD Post Hosp. Ft. Terry - Kiel


BESSLER: August B. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. F. 31o? Engr. - Kiel


BEST: Louis A. - Pvt. - Bat. E. 327 FA - Kiel


BIALAS: Henry - Pvt. 1cl - Tr. H. 8th Cav. - Manitowoc


BIELY: Mike E. - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Franklin


BIERMANN: William H. - Corp. - COTS. Cp. Grant. - Manitowoc


BIGEL: Edwin J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 331 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


BINVERSIE: John - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Co. 337 Inf. - Kiel


BINVERSIE: Mathias - Pvt. - Co. B. 305 MG Bn. - Kiel


BIRCK: Joseph - Sgt. - Bat. D. 305 FA - Two Rivers


BISHOP: Claude A. - Pvt. - Hq. 2nd Army Corps - Manitowoc


BLESER: Charles - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 14 Am. Trn. - Two Rivers


BLESER: Edwin - Sgt. - Hq. Co. 39 Inf. - Manitowoc


BLESER: Roland C. - Pvt. - Co. B. 18 MG Bn. - Two Rivers


BLOEDORN: * Arno Oscar - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 19, killed in action, Oct. 7, 1918


BLUMENSTEIN: Arthur - Pvt. 1cl - 315 Sup Trn. - Manitowoc


BLUMENSTEIN: Harry - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


BLUMENSTEIN: Herbert - Cpl. - Rost. Disb. Det. S03 - Manitowoc


BODWIN: Richard A. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 331 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


BOEDER: Herman - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


BOHACEK: Joseph - Pvt. - MG Co. 137 Inf. - Maribel


BOHMAN: Anton A. - Pvt. - 42 Spr. Sqdn. - Manitowoc


BOHN: Michael J. - Sgt. - Co. D. 340 Inf. - Two Rivers


BOHNE: Michael J. - Pvt. - Co. C. 114 Inf. - Two Rivers


BOLDT: Herbert H. - Pvt. 1cl - Gd. Co. 14 Muscb. Shoals - Manitowoc


BOLDT: Roland - Cpl. - Hq. Co. 81 FA - Manitowoc


BOLZENTHAL: Arthur - Pvt. - Co. H. 353 Inf. - Manitowoc


BONAVENTURE: Silvestre - Pvt. - Co. C. 31 Bn. US Gd. - Grimms


BONDE: Nicholas - Corp. - Co. C. 35 Hngrs. - Manitowoc


BONESS: William E. - Wag. - 151 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


BONIN: Anton - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Quarry Photo Anton Bonin, 73, of 631 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, a World War I veteran and employe of Mirro Aluminum Co. for 32 years, died Saturday afternoon at Holy Family hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Clement Kern was celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass, the Rev. Richard Heymen deacon and the Rev. Allan Jirikovec subdeacon. Military rites were conducted by Drews-Bleser Post 88 of the American Legion. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Pallbearers were Ralph, Bruno, Fred and George Bonin, Harry Pekarski and Sylvester Gospadarek. Mr. Bonin was born June 15, 1888, in the Town of Newton, son of the late Frank and Anna Rebarchek Bonin. He resided at the farm home until entering military service during World War I. Mr. Bonin married the former Priscilla Klar June 27, 1922, at Potosi, and the couple resided at Manitowoc all of their married life. Mr. Bonin was a member of St. Paul Holy Name Society and was employed at Mirro at the time of his retirement in April, 1954. Survivors include his wife, four sons, (private); six daughters, (private); a sister, Miss Anna Bonin of Manitowoc and 18 grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 5, 1961 P. 13


BONIN: Emil M. - Pvt. - 163 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


BONIN: John E. - Bglr. - Co. C. 343 Inf. - Manitowoc


BONK: Louis - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 55 Engrs. - Manitowoc Louis Bonk, 69, of 914 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been removed shortly before. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Casimir Kutiuk will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The lifelong Manitowoc resident was born Oct. 13, 1892, son of the late Martin and Pauline Bonk. He married Martha Pokorski at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim, Nov. 24, 1920 and retired because of illness in 1957. He had been employed by Manitowoc Engineering Co. since 1943. He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a private first class with Company A, 55th Engineers in France from April 26, 1918, to July 11, 1919. He was a member of Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion, and Machinist Local 516. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Wagner of Manitowoc and Mrs. Earl Kelliher of Rapid City, S.D.; a son, Leonard of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Saminski of Detroit and Mrs. Frank Charneski and Mrs. Reinhard Butz of Manitowoc; and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. by St. Mary Parish and Daughters of Isabella. Military graveside rites will be by Drews-Bleser Legion Post. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 3, 1962 P. 25 ******** Photo Lewis Bonk, A Company, Fifty-fifth engineers, A.E.F., 1118 South Twenty-second street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BOPRY: Edward V. - Sgt. - QMC - Two Rivers


BORGWARDT: John L. - Pvt. - SARD Hancock Ga. - Manitowoc


BORN: Edgar J. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


BORTHS: Felix J. - Pvt. - Co. G. 111 Inf. - Manitowoc Felix Borths, 51, of 610 York street, died Tuesday evening at the Holy Family hosptial, following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic church, the Rev. L.M. Schorn officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service. Mr. Borths was born in 1895 in Marinette. He moved to Manitowoc in 1913, where he had been employed at the Manitowoc Portland Cement Co. for 21 years. In 1923 he married Anna Henry, who survives him. Mr. Borths was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, who will honor him with a military funeral. Besides his wife, he is survived by six daughters; four sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.); two sisters, Mrs. Frank Martin of Milwaukee and Mrs. Charles Seroogy of West DePere; and two brothers, Alvin of Manitowoc and John of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1946 P.2 ******* [d. 07-16-1946/age 51 yrs.] (Bortha on list/Borths in cemetery)


BOUDA: Fred L. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. D. 111 FA - Two Rivers


BOURDON: Albert J. - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Co. 6th FA - Manitowoc


BOURIL: Geo. O. - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc TWICE REPORTED DEAD OVER SEAS, CORP. BOURIL, CO. H BOY, HOME THROUGH FLAMES Twice reported dead and on another occasion said to have had both legs shot away, Corp. George Bouril, son of Mrs. Frank Bouril and who left here with Co. H., arrived in the city Saturday night from Camp Grant with his discharge. Although not fully recovered from wounds which he received in two engagements, Corp. Bouril is rapidly recovering and is being warmly greeted by friends. He is the second Co. H. boy to come back "through the flames". Co. H. boys, many of whom had been in the hospitals in France, may be expected to arrive daily now according to Corp. Bouril who said today that few of the old company boys had finished the service in the line with the command, a majority having sustained wounds, been gassed or put out of commission in the service. Corp. Bouril was in the hospital for many weeks and was erroneously reported "killed in action" by a war department list. Corp. Bouril was injured in the Chateau Thierry drive, having been shot in both legs but later recovered and was with his command in the Argonne Woods where the American troops fought the last battle of the war. Bouril was gassed and was sent back to the hospital and later to Paris where he was after the armistice was signed and when President Wilson arrived at the French Capital. The local boy witnessed the magnificent reception given to President Wilson, King George, King Victor Emanuel and others of the allied rulers and saw that it was an experience rivalled by none in his life. The excitement and joy of the French people when the armistice was signed beggar description says Corp. Bouril who declares that the American boys were given every honor and hailed as deliverers. Corp. Bouril left Manitowoc with Co. H on August 6th, 1917 for Camp Douglas and sailed with the company from New York on February 26th 1918. Upon arrival in England a large detail from Co. H. remained at Winchester where they were placed in charge of the American rest camps while comrades were sent to France to go in training in the Lorraine district before being sent to the front line trenches. "It was a great experience and lots of excitement but I hardly think I would care to go through it again" and Corp. Bouril today in speaking of his service overseas. "We were finely treated everywhere and everything possible, under the circumstances, was done for us. The Red Cross and kindred organizations surely performed a wonderful work for the soldiers and none of the boys would permit a word of criticism of them. The life, until you become accustomed to it, was naturally hard but you forgot your hardships in the determination that America must win and that determination was the most marked feature in the American lines. The excitement also helped you forget the hard knocks and your absence from home and kept you on tiptoe all the time. I would not exchange my experience for anything even if I am averse to going through it again" declared the soldier. Corp. Bouril returned on the British steamer Melitta, landing at Boston Jan. 22nd. His boat was the second to land at Boston with American troops and the city of Beans sure gave the boys a welcome he says. Although Corp. Bouril has been expected earlier in the week his return Saturday night was a surprise that made the Bouril home one of the happiest in the city. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, February 10, 1919 P.1


BRACHMAN: William P. - Pvt. - 833 Aero Sqdn. - Manitowoc


BRAKER: Peter P. - Sa?. - Sup. Co. 35 FA - Two Rivers


BRANDT: Ariel A. - Cpl. - MgCo. 55 Inf. - Manitowoc Ariel Brandt, 81, a former Manitowoc resident, died July 19 at Soldiers Home, Orting, Wash. Burial was in Soldiers Cemetery, Orting. He was affiliated with his father in the Brandt Printing and Binding Co., of Manitowoc, later moving to Tacoma, Wash. He was a Commander of the V.F.W. Otto Oas Post from 1925 to 1926. Survivors include a brother, Wilbur, of Milwaukee; and two sisters, Lola Brandt, of Manitowoc, and Rhoda Watt, of Tacoma, Wash. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, July 24, 1972 pg. 3 ********* Photo Ariel Brandt, Corp. Left for France Sept. 9, 1918. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BRANDT: Fred Percy - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


BRANDT: Martin E. - Cpl. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Grimms


BRANDT: Napoleon Photo Napoleon Brandt, Private who served in a cavalry unit at Camp Lee, Va., for nine months, after which he started for France, but was recalled three hours after sailing. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BRAULT: Napoleon L. - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Unit No. 5. - Two Rivers


BRAUN: Oscar Jacob - Sup. Sgt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


BRENNAN: Bernard C. - Capt. - 108 Engrs. - Manitowoc


BRENNAN: Owen T. - Wag. - Co. B. 311 Am. Tn. - Valders


BREUER: Herman M. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


BREUER: Orval W. - Pvt. - Student Det. 3 472 Engrs. - Manitowoc


BRICK: Herbert - Pvt. - Hq. Tr. 85 Div. - Newton


BRIENS: Andrew Photo Andrew Briens Wounded in France, July 19, 1918 Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BRINK: William O.O. - Pvt. - MG Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc


BRIXIUS: Henry - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Two Rivers


BRODERICK: Ephriam Geo. - Pvt. - QMC - Manitowoc


BROEKER: Carl J. - Cpl. - Co. B. 47 Inf. - Two Rivers


BROUCHOUD: Edward A. - Pvt. - Co. K. 340 Inf. - Mishicot


BROUCHOUD: John A. - Cpl. - Co. K. 59 Inf. - Mishicot


BRUECHERT: John E. Pvt 127th Inf Co E Photo John E. Bruechert, 63, died Saturday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been removed earlier after suffering a coronary attack at home, 2819 Harding Pl., Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Clement P. Kern will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Bruechert was born Aug. 16, 1905, at Manitowoc, son of the late John E. and Emma Gierke Bruechert Sr. A lifelong Manitowoc resident, he married Adeline G. Schmitz. Oct. 11, 1927. Before retiring in May he had been employed 57 years at Aluminum specialty Co., Manitowoc, as a press operator. He was a 25-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 706, American Industrial Workers Union Local 413 and 127 Infantry, Company E, Wiconsin National Guard for three years. Surviving him are his wife, a son (private), a daughter, (private); two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bialek of Manitowoc and Mrs. Pauline Bill, of Chicago and 10 grand- children. Two brothers and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Monday evening and the Eagles memorial service will be at 8 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1969 P. 9


BRUECHERT: Wm. R. - Pvt. - MD Amb. Co. 343 - Manitowoc Photo Photo Wm. Bruechert, who is still serving in France. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


BRUHN: Fred J. - Pvt. - Mg. Trn. Cp. Hancock - Two Rivers


BRUINS: Andrew - Pvt. - Co. A. 110 Inf. - Manitowoc


BRUNELL: Joseph - Pvt. - MD Ft. Riley - Manitowoc


BRUNMEIER: Frank Anton - Pvt. - Co. G. 116 Inf. - Cleveland


BRUNMEIER: Joseph R. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 14 - Cleveland


BRUNNER: * Mike - Pvt. - Co. F. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 30, died of wounds, Aug. 8, 1918


BRUNS: Alban A. - Pvt. - Co. A. 14 Bn. US GD - Manitowoc Henry J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 4th Inf. - Kiel


BUCHHOLZ: Charlie J. - Cook - 53 Dep. Brig. - Schleswig


BUCHHOLZ: Herman J. - Pvt. 1cl - Ord. Dep. Cp. Hancock - Kiel


BUDNIK: Mike - Pvt. - Co. A. 157 Inf. - Manitowoc


BUDYSH: Stanley V. - Pvt. - Prov. Co. 2. SARD. - Manitowoc


BUDYSZ: Lucyan H. - Pvt. - Co. D. 4th Inf. - Manitowoc Lucyan Budysz, 66, retired, who resided at 1133 S. 17th St., Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a short illness. Funeral services for the veteran of World War I will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Budysz, son of the late Andrew and Magdeline Bruski Budysz, was born at Manitowoc July 19, 1890. He married Stella W.. (too light) 1922. He was employed by C. Reiss Coal Co. until retirement a year ago. He was a member of the Drews-Bleser American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife, two sons (private), a brother, Stanley, a sister, Mrs. Jess Dempsky, and three grandchildren, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 8, 1957 p.11 ******** OUT OF SERVICE NOW, BUDYCZ TELLS OF HUN BARBARITY Soldier Boy Witnessed Some Horrible Atrocities in Belgium while with 3rd Division He Says First hand reports by an eye witness to German atrocities in Belgium, against women and children and even American soldiers are given Manitowoc today by Private Lucian Budycz who returned from Camp Grant last night with an honorable discharge from service. Budycz spent a furlough two weeks here upon his return from overseas but declares that while in the service he did not care to tell the harrowing tale which he recounts today. Private Budycz(sic), who previous to his return to the states had been reported killed in action and later to have lost a leg, had a narrow escape from “going west” when he was struck in the chest by a bullet which penetrated within an inch of his heart, according to records, which are made part of his discharge papers. Budycz enlisted at Chilton and served over a year. “I never could believe the stories of atrocities by the Germans which I read in the newspapers. I did not think that they could be possible and believed they were manufactured to excite the people for war but I know now that they were not fairy tales. I witnessed them myself and what I see, I know.” Said Budycz today. Asked to tell of some specific instances of atrocities which he had witnessed, Budycz was loath to talk but when pressed said that while his command was in Belgium, on march to the front, he had seen women and children tied hand and feet and bound to trees, dead from the shock of the terrible cruelties practiced. “I saw women’s bodies from which the clothing had been stripped, cut and slashed in horrible manner,” said Budycz who said that after it was all over and the boys were home, the true conditions would become known. Budycz told of the fate of eight American soldiers, four white and four black who had been tied to trees by German captors, their eyes cut out and the face and bodies mutilated by weapons. “Our command passed the place where these eight men were tied and we cut the bodies free so that they could be given burial.” He said. Budycz who is a nephew of Lucian Budycz of this city, said that the incidents he mentioned were only two that he had personal knowledge of and that the brutality which had been practiced by the Germans more than anything else was responsible for the fighting spirit shown by the American troops. Mr. Budycz plans to remain here for a short time and will then go to Milwaukee where he will be employed. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, April 15, 1919 Page 1 ******** PACK OF CARDS SAVED LIFE OF LOCAL SOLDIER Priv. Lucyan Budycz, who served with Company D. Fourth infantry, Third division through all of its fighting, says he owes his life to the fact that he carried a pack of cards in his breast pocket. In the big drive on the Verdun front Budycz stopped a machine gun bullet but it passed through the deck of cards before reaching his body and although it inflicted a severe flesh wound an inch about the heart, he has practically fully recovered from the wound and has arrived home on a furlough visit. Budycz was wounded on Oct. 12 and was in base hospital 48 for almost three months. Priv. Budycz left here July 20, 1918 and saw action in all the engagements in which his division participated. He arrived at Newport News, Feb. 18 and after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Budycz for a few day will return to Fort Sheridan for further treatment to his wound. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, March 15, 1919 Page 6


BUGENHAGEN: Hugo C. - Sgt. - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Two Rivers


BUGENHAGEN: Paul F. - Pvt. 1cl - HT Serv. Pk Unit 529 - Two Rivers


BUGLER: * Charles C. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. I. 4 Inf. - Two Rivers age 23, killed in action, Oct. 22, 1918.


BUGLER: Edward - Cpl. - Co. G. 47 Inf. - Two Rivers


BUNSHECK: Walter T. - Mech. - 42 Co. TC - Manitowoc


BURDO: Charles O. - Sup. Sgt. - Bat. E. 44 Art. CAC - Manitowoc


BURGDORFF: Alvin - Pvt. 1cl - Co. L. 58 Inf. - Kiel


BURICH: Adolph - Pvt. - Co. A. 147 MG Bn. - Maple Grove


BURKARD: * Math - Cook - 20 Co. 161 DB. - Valders age 31, died of pneumonia, Oct. 4, 1918


BURKART: Anton J. - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Q. Sta. - St. Nazianz


BURKHARDT: Edgar G. - Sgt. 1cl - 880 Aer. Sqd. - Kiel


BURMEISTER: Alwood - Pvt. - SARD. Cp. Mac Arthur - Two Rivers


BURNS: * Robert F. - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers age 30, died of wounds, Oct. 9, 1918.


BURSEK: Joseph - Pvt. - Engrs. ERC - Manitowoc


BURT: Harold M. - Cpl. - Co. B. 47 MG Bn. - Two Rivers


BUSHMAN: Frank J. - Cpl. - Co. E. 113 Engrs. - Kiel


BUSHMAN: William J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 124 MG Bn. - Kiel


BUSWELL: Harold M. - Pvt. - Co. L. 128 Inf. - Kiel


BUTH: Louis - Pvt. - 38 Co. Mg Trn. Hancock - Maribel


BUTREM: Joseph Sylvester - Mec. - Demob. Grp. Cp. Grant Ill. - Two Rivers


BUTS: Herman - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


BUTZ: Reinhardt S. - Sgt. - Co. M. 34 Engrs. Manitowoc


BYSTRICKY: John - Pvt. - Vet. Trg. Cp. Lee - Maribel


CAIN: John B. - Pvt. - 115 Spruce Sqdn. - Two Rivers


CAIN: Phillip - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 11 - Casco


CARL: Herman - Cook - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


CARLE: Charles - Pvt. - Co. E. 162 Inf. - Manitowoc


CARLIER: Edward J. - Sgt. - Hq. 871 Rep. Sqdn. SC - Manitowoc


CARLSON: Hans G. - Pvt. - MG Co. 132 Inf. - Manitowoc


CARLSON: Paul A. - Sgt. - MD 328 MG Bn. - Manitowc


CARPENTER: Frank L. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 12 Amm. Trn. - Manitowoc


CARR: John J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 39 MG Bn. - Cato


CARSTENS: Carl Ernst - Pvt. - Cp. Hancock OARD - Manitowoc


CARTER: Albert D. Served in the U.S. Army. Buried in Evergreen, Manitowoc 1880-1954


CARY: Erwin Chas. - 1st. Lt. - Co. 51 MED C. Ft. Riley - Reedsville


CARY: William P. - Sgt. - Co. C. 330 T.C. - Manitowoc LIEUT. HERZOG WINS BADGE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Will Cary, Who Has Been In France, Meets Friend as He Leaves Paris While Herzog Is on Way to French City Lieut. P.B. Herzog, of this city, has been decorated with others of his command with a badge for distinguished service. This news was received in the city yesterday in a letter from Will Carey, who is now on his way home and has arrived in New York. Carey, who is in the tank service, met Lieut. Herzog at a railroad station in France when the latter was taking a train into Paris to report for special instructions and the two had quite a visit. Carey saw the new badge on Lieut. Herzog’s uniform and congratulated his fellow townsman on his acquisition, which is said is deserved and well merited. Herzog saw service in some hard fighting and his trip to Paris is a further reward for service rendered. Will Carey is a son of Mrs. C.A. Carey, north 5th street and volunteered for the tank service at Chicago. The tank service is acknowledged to be the severest test of physical fitness of any branch of army service. The branch is one in which not many Manitowoc boys are listed but was a most important division in real service. Their work is the most nerve racking and has been the subject of special articles by medical writers. Will Carey has been through it all and has a most interesting story to tell. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, January 29, 1919 Page 1


CASPER: Edward A. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 104 FA - Manitowoc Frank A. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - St. Nazianz


CAVANAUGH: Aloysius J. - Pvt. - Co. E. SATC Marquette - Reedsville Michael G. - Pvt. 1cl - Amb. Sec. 572 AS - Reedsville


CECH: Anthony F. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


CERULL: Edward - Cook - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc Photo WAR VETERAN DIES SUDDENLY LAST EVENING Edward Cerull, 45, Baker Here For 20 Years, Was Ill For About a Week Edward Cerull, 45, World War veteran and a beker here for 20 years, died suddenly last night at the Holy Family hospital. He was removed there from his home, 1418 South Ninth street, yesterday when his condition became critical. A sudden heart attack with developing complications caused his death. Mr. Cerull was employed up to a week ago. Then he complained of feeling ill and remained at home although he was able to be up until Monday. Funeral services will be held from the home on South Ninth street at 1:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. from the First Reformed church, the Rev. Menke officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen. Mr. Cerull was born in Chicago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Cerull. When a boy the family moved to Manitowoc, the elder Cerull opening a bakery on South Tenth street. Edward Cerull joined with his father and brothers in the bakery business. In Company H The deceased was a member of Company H and when the company was called into service in the World War he went overseas with the local command and saw active service in France until the signing of the armistice. He returned to Manitowoc with the company and resumed the bakery trade. He was employed for a number of years at the Federal bakery on South Eighth street. In 1921 the deceased married Josephine Herman of this city. She survives with his mother, Mrs. Augusta Cerull; three brothers, Charles of Sheboygan and Emil and Harry of this city; and four sisters, Mrs. John Herman and Mrs. Robert Owens of this city, Mrs. Bruno Daetz and Mrs. John Gates, both of Two Rivers. Mr. Cerull was a member of the Manitowoc aerie of Eagles. The body was removed to the home this afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1934 p.2


CERULL: Emil - Pvt. - Sgt. QNC. Bakery Co. - Manitowoc Photo Emil M. Cerull, 75, of 2409 Liberty Pl., Manitowoc, died shortly after noon Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient five weeks. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Cerull, a lifelong City of Manitowo resident, was born Nov. 27, 1889, son of the late August and Augusta Wagner Cerull. He married Agnes M. Dirkman at Manitowoc June 30, 1923. She died Nov. 16, 1963. Before retiring 10 years ago he had been employed 20 years as a baker at Dick Bros. Bakery. A veteran of World War I, serving in France, he was in military service July 29, 1914 to June 4, 1920. Surviving him are three sons, (private), a sister, Mrs. Louise Herman, of Manitowoc and nine grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be provided by Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, July 13, 1965


CHADEK: Amos J. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc CHALOUPKA: Adolph J. - (no rank given) - Bat. B. 104 FA - Mishicot CHALUPSKY: Edward L. - Pvt. - 3 Co. NARD Shelby - Mishicot CHERNEY: Wencel - Pvt. - Bat. A. 104 FA - Whitelaw CHISEK: Joseph - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. F. 111 FA - Franklin CHLOUPEK: Edwin - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 328 Tank Bn. - Manitowoc CHRIST: Frank - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc CHRISTEL: Frank - Pvt. 1cl - 58 Co. T.C. - Valders CHRISTIANSON: Walter L. - Cpl. - Co. I. 340 Inf. - Valders


CIHA: Albert Adolph - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Franklin


CISLER: Adolph Jr. - Cpl. - Co. E. 311 Sup. Tn. - Branch


CIZEK: Charles A. - Pvt. - Co. D. 63 Inf. - Manitowoc


CLARK: Finton J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc John A. - Cpl. - Co. M. 113 Inf. - Manitowoc Walter J. - Sgt. - Hq. 172 Inf. - Manitowoc


CLARKE: Lennox B. - Cpl. - Co. B. 168 Inf. - Two Rivers


CLASEN: Adolph - Pvt. - Co. B. 331 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


CLEMENT: Alfred L. - Cook - Gr. D. Repl. U. 302 - Manitowoc


CLEMENT: Allen L. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc Photo Allen Clement, who served with the Army in France. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


CLOPECK: Frank - 2nd Lt. - A.S. - Manitowoc


CLOUGH: Frank H. - Cfr. 1cl. - 32 Aero Sqdn. - Manitowoc


COCHENET: August J. - Sgt. - Co. B. 10 MG Bn. - Mishicot


COGSWELL: Rual - Pvt. - Co. H. 2 Wis. Inf. - Manitowoc


COHEN: John - Pvt. 1cl - Spruce Sqdn. - Grimms Maurice J. - Corp. - MD Gen. Hosp. 25 - Reedsville


COLANCHICK: Edward - Cpl. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers Peter F. - 2nd Lt. - 152 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


COLLETTE: Ambrose U. - Pvt. - 63 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers Leo D. - Pvt. 1 cl - Co. D. CReo. OFF 902 - Two Rivers CONANT: Newell B. - Pvt. - SATC. Harvard Univ. - Two Rivers COOTWAY: Louis - Wag. - Sup. Co. 125 Inf. - Manitowoc CORDER: Ralph - Pvt. 1cl - Co. M? 127 Inf. - Grimms COREY: Arthur E. - Major - WWI & WWII - June 26, 1898-Jan. 31, 1973 COUILLARD: Jay W. - Pvt. - 417 Aero Sqdn. - Two Rivers CROCKER: Earl - Pvt. - Ord. Dep. Hancock - Manitowoc CROLL: Grover F.D. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc Melvin W. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc CULLEN: James - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Grimms CUMMINGS: Robert B. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. D. 331 FA - Grimms


DAHM: Anton - Pvt. - 338 F. Hosp. - Two Rivers


DAHM: Joseph - Pvt. - MG Trn. Co. 44 Inf. - Two Rivers


DAMROW: Richard E. - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers


DARON: Frank J. - Pvt. - Co. 2. Serv. Bn. - Timothy


DAUL: Barney C. - Pvt. - Cp. Custer Repl. Dep. - Two Rivers


DAWURSKE: Herman A. - Cpl. - Co. F. 39 Inf. - Kiel


DAY: Harned - Pvt. - Co. B. 39 Engrs. - Manitowoc


DEAU: August J. - Pvt. - MG Co. 343 Inf. - Two Rivers


DEDRICKS: Lester A. - 1st Lt. - Hq. Co. 77 Inf. - Manitowoc


DEFFKE: Henry H. - Pvt. - Veterinary Hosp. 7 - Reedsville


DE FORGE: Charlie E. De Forge/Minnesoto/PFC. Co. E. 54 Pioneer Inf. World War I/Aug. 14, 1894/Feb. 24, 1967 Buried in Calvary cemetery, Two Rivers (#89B)


DEGENHARDT: Eugene - Pvt. - Co. H. 47 Inf. - Newton


DELFS: William - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


DEMERS: Joseph L. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. M. 354 Inf. - Two Rivers


DENNIS: Joseph - Pvt. - Co. B. 353 Inf. - Two Rivers


DEPAGTER: Daniel - Pvt. - Co. B. 4 MG Bn. - Mishicot


DEWEY: Ora V. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc


DICKSON: Wilbur G. - Pvt. 1cl - COTS Cp. Grant, Ill - Two Rivers


DIEFENTHALER: Edwin W. - Pvt. 1cl - 419 MT Co. - Kiel Oscar H. - Pvt. - 4th Co. Sweeney A. So? - St. Nazianz


DIETRICH: William F. - Pvt. - QMC. - St. Nazianz


DIETSCHE: Edwin A. - Cook - Serv. Fk Unit 406 - Two Rivers


DITTRICH: Carl J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 310 Inf. - Kiel


DOBRY: William - Pvt. 1cl - 116 Prov. Co. Cp Lee - Manitowoc DOBRITZ KILLED IN ACTION WITH 58TH INFANTRY Missing Soldier Reported in Casualty Lists Early in War William Dobriz, the Manitowoc service man for whom inquiry is being made by relatives in Germany in letters to Mayor Schroeder, was killed in action in France while serving with the 58th infantry. Dobriz remained at Camp Custer only a short time and was among the earlier draft men to be sent overseas. Lient. Olhman Schroeder, Clark street, who was the contingent which left here Sept. 24, 1917, when Dobriz departed, remembers the missing soldier who was known to the men at Camp Custer by the name of Dobry, the name under which he was later reported in the casualty lists from over seas. "Dobry was in the 58th in which a number of Manitowoc boys crossed and I remember rightly he was on the transport which was attacked by a German U boat but escaped", said Lieut. Schroeder today. Dobry crossed over in 1918 says Mr. Schroeder, who is a nephew of Mayor Schroeder and won his spurs in the service, being promoted to the first lieutenancy and made an instructor of troops. Mayor Schroeder, who is at Milwaukee today, has forwarded another letter to the mother of Dobry at Leipsig conveying the information of the death of her foster-son in action. Local officials and service men are unable to understand the inability of the war department to furnish the information asked by relatives unless due to the fact that Dobry was not listed under his correct name in the casualty lists when killed. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. January 31, 1920 P. 1 ******** DOBRY ALIVE, IS IN SO. AMERICA PLANS RETURN Local Soldier Reported Dead, to Visit Old Home From South America where he was stationed at the time the letter was written, serving aboard the S.S. Oskawa, comes a message from William Dobry, local soldier, who was reported by the casualty lists as "dead in actin," to say that he is very much alive, planning return here at a time in the not far distant future. A letter and a card were received at the same time from Montevideo, by Mr. and Mrs. John Schallowvitz, with whom Dobry roomed during part of the time that he made his residence here before being called into the service. LETTERS CAUSE CONFUSION Three months ago letters were received here from relatives in Germany making inquiries about Dobry and his fate and at that time Mayor Schroeder conducted an investigation and learned the Dobry's name had been published in the war department lists as killed in action, but friends here declared that they had received cards from the soldier after the date upon which he was reported to have met his death. However, it was thought possible that the cards had been sent by Dobry and delayed and that the war department report was true. Upon this theory relatives in Germany were given the facts, as developed and they probably believe Dobry dead, unless he has also written them. GOING TO GERMANY However, any doubt as to whether Dobry is in the land of the living has been dispelled, here by the receipt of his messages, in which he says he proposes to return to Germany for a visit to his old home and then to come baik (sic) to the states, probably to take up his permanent residence. In his letter Dobry directs that he be addressed at Hamburg, Germany, in care of the American consul and intimates that he expects to be there within a short time. WENT TO WAR FROM HERE Dobry was sent to Camp custer with a contingent from this county a short time after the United States entered the war but remained there only a brief period, being sent south and then overseas. The report of his death appeared in the casualty lists dring the fall of 1918, just before the armistice was signed. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, April 27, 1920 P. 1


DOEHLER: Arnold Wm. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


DONOVAN: Patrick J. - Cpl. - Co. B. 215 Engrs. - Rockland


DOREY: James Thomas - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


DORSCHNER: Harold J. - Pvt. - Co. A. 9 Inf. - Brillion


DOSE: Charles - Pvt. 1cl - Mat.? C. 35 FA - Two Rivers William F. - Pvt. - MG Trn. Hancock - Two Rivers


DOUBEK: Joseph - Ns? - Co. C. 23 MG Bn. - Maribel


DOW: Arthur Albert - Pvt. 1cl - MG Co. 132 Inf. - Manitowoc


DRAHEIN: Theodore A. - Wag. - Sup. Co. 110 FA - Rockland


DRASNER: Fred - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Whitelaw June 26, 1892 - Dec. 23, 1948


DREWS: Harry - Pvt. - Co. B. 58 Inf. - (no town given) Photo Henry Drews, Fifty-eighth infantry, Co. B, Fourth division, wounded, 946 North Eighth street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


DREWS: * Jacob G. - Pvt. - Co. A 340 Inf. - Manitowoc age 23, died of pleurisy, Jan. 8, 1919.


DRISCOLL: Giles F. - Pvt. - Co. K. 168 Inf. - Manitowoc


DROBKA: Frank J. - (no rank given) - SATC - Manitowoc


DROSKE: John D. - Sgt. - Co. K. 67 Inf. - Manitowoc


DRUMM: Allen J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc Robert C. - Pvt. - 144 Engrs. - Manitowoc


DRUSKIN: Joseph - Pvt. - SATC. Beloit - Two Rivers


DRYLL: John - Pvt. 1cl - 16 00. San. Fran. CAC - Manitowoc Peter P. - Bglr. - Co. D. 56 Inf. - Manitowoc


DUEBNER: William C. - Pvt. - 15 Prov. Co. Johnston - Newton


DUECKER: Hubert C. - Pvt. - SATC. - Kiel


DUENO: Earl - Sgt. - MTC 704 - Manitowoc Photo Earl Dueno, left with Co. H, 1113 Hamilton street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


DUFANO: William C. - Pvt. - SATC. Sweeney Auto - Two Rivers


DUFEK: Anton - M.E.Sr.G. - Hq. Det. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc John J. - Pvt. - 164 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


DUHNKE: Noel E. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


DUMMER: William H. - Pvt. - SATC. Racine Coll. - Manitowoc Photo William H. Dummer, who was a member of the S.A.T.C. corps at Racine College. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


DUPUIS: William J. - Pvt. - VC Vet. Hosp. 7 - Two Rivers


DUSENAKE: Francis - Pvt. 1cl - VC Emb. Dep. 301 - Manitowoc


DUSHEK: Vincent J. - 1st. Lt. - Aviation Signal Corp - Died in Issouden, France. Dec. 12, 1894 - Oct. 16, 1918


DUSOLD: Edward H. - Wag. - Co. E. 14 Engrs. - Manitowoc Photo Edw. H. Dusold, Wagoner Was called Nov. 19, 1917 Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


DUSOLD: * Joseph J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 29, killed in action, Sept. 2, 1918 SOMETIMES PEACE IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN WAR Jos. Dusold Escapes “Greasers” Only to be Victim At Home To have escaped the greasers on the border only to come home and shoot himself, was the experience of Private Joseph Dusold of Co. H., who yesterday was cleaning a pistol that he didn’t know was loaded and the weapon was discharged, the bullet passing through the fleshy part of his neck/back (can’t read which). The wound while decidedly painful is not of very serious character. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, March 08, 1917, Page 1 ******** Joseph Dusold Who Left Here With Company H, Killed in Action in France Messages were received this morning by August Dusold that his son, Joseph Dusold, who left here with Company H, had been killed in action in France. Joseph John Dusold, 32 years of age, who left here with Company H, and who also served with the local militia company on the Mexican border, was killed in action in France on Sept. 2, according to messages from the war department, received this morning by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Dusold, 1111 South Ninth street. The last letter his parents received from him was written on Aug. 13. At that time he said he had participated in six engagements and had come out unscathed and gave reassuring messages to his parents and friends here. He was born in this city on Aug. 10, 1886, and attended the St. Boniface school and the local high school. Later he engaged in the laundry business with August Stahl under the firm name of Stahl & Dusold, conducting the Snow Flake laundry on York street. Mr. Dusold served as a member of Company H for years, being one of the oldest members of the organization and saw service with the local command on the Mexican border. When the United States declared war on Germany, and Company H went to Camp Douglas, Mr. Dusold continued in the service and went to Waco, Tex. And then east to Camp Merritt, N.J., and later overseas. He was located in England for a time and then was transferred to the fighting front in France. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Dusold, the deceased is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Father Dusold of Cooperstown and Albert Dusold, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Degenhardt of this city. He also leaves his fiance, he being engaged to wed Miss Elsie Landreth of Sheboygan. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, October 11, 1918, Page 1 ******** CORP. BOURIL TELLS OF THE DEATH OF PRIV. JOSEPH DUSOLD; HELPED TO BURY THE SOLDIER Detailed as one of a squad of Company H boys to perform the last rites for a comrade, Corporal George Bouril of this city, who returned from overseas service Saturday, officiated in the burial of Private Joseph Dusold when the latter was killed in action in the Chateau Thierry drive in which the local command participated. Corporal Bouril marked the grave of the Manitowoc soldier boy on the battlefield where he fell. Private Dusold with three other men of his detachment were killed outright by the explosion of a German shell as they were digging in while advancing under German fire. Corporal Bouril witnessed the death of the Manitowoc boy and later was privileged to assist in the burial. Corporal Bouril told of the death of Private Dusold today and said that at first the body was not identified because the identification tag furnished to all soldiers had been left by Priv. Dusold at camp, a pocketbook later furnished the means of identification. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, February 11, 1919 Page 8 ********* LETTER TELLS OF DEATH OF CORP. DUSOLD OVERSEAS Comrade, Writing Home, Says that Local Soldier Died Glorious Death Fighting for the Flag Details concerning the death of the late Coporal Joseph Dusold, a Co. H boy who was killed in the war zone several months ago have been received in letters written by Sergeant John Klinkner to his brother George Klinkner of this city, from Ruckeroth, Germany, under date of March 29 while Sergeant Klinkner was still stationed at that point with the army of occupation. Sergeant Klinkner had not mentioned the fate of Corporal Dusold in previous letters because he says, the censorship made this impossible. In the letter just received, however, Klinkner says that he did not see Corporal Dusold when he was hit by a shell but a few moments after was at the scene and witnessed the burial of the Manitowoc soldier, whose body lies at the side of a railroad track, marked by a wooden cross as was the practice in the burial of soldiers. Sergeant Klinkner says that he will be able to locate the body for the family if they desire by means of a map. He says that the shell which killed Corporal Dusold, mutilated his body seriously. “Joe died fighting for his country, that is the highest honor we can bestow upon him. He died like a hero, a true and noble American. I fought with him in Alsace as he was attached to my platoon and I never knew him to falter like many others in the front. He was a thorough soldier, knew not fear or ‘cold feet’ as we term it. Joe had changed after he came to France and was a real man and when I say that I mean everything that it implies. He was a credit to his country and to his parents and his friends are proud of him and the organization to which he belongs,” says the letter of Sergeant Klinkner. Corporal Dusold is buried near Jubigny and the wooden cross which marks his grave is inscribed with his full name and the number of the organization to which he was attached. Sergeant Klinkner says that it is possible that the body may have been taken up and removed to one of the large cemeteries which the Americans have established in France for soldiers dead. Sergeant Klinkner said that on the day he wrote he had received twelve letters from America, all dated about October 14, 1918 and despite the delay was mighty glad to get the mail. He says he is in good spirits and health but says nothing of returning home though relatives believe that he is already enroute with the Forty-second division. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, April 23, 1919 Page 7 ********* Photo Private J.J. Dusold, killed in action while fighting the Hun on September 2, 1918. He was a member of Company H, 127th Infantry. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


EARLE: William - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Bn. Co. B. Gen. Hq. - Two Rivers


ECKARDT: Arno C. - Sgt. - Co. F. 125 Inf. - Kiel


ECKES: Bernard J. - Pvt. - ?nl. Res. Corps. - Manitowoc


EGAN: Kenwood S. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


EGGERS: Harold - Capt. - Med. Corps. - Two Rivers


EGGERT: George F. - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


EHLER: Albert G. - Pvt. - Co. C. 147 Engrs. - Manitowoc


EICHMANN: Alfred - Cfr. - Co. C. 12 Amm. Tn. - Manitowoc


EIGENBERGER: Fred A. - Pvt. - MG Co. 8th Cav. - Kiel


EISEMAN: Benjamin F. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. D. 111 FA


ELFNER: Royal G. - Wag. - 24 Co. 20 Engrs. - Manitowoc Hugo A. - Corp. - Co. B. 311 Am. Tn. - Manitowoc


ELLEFSON: Hans C. - Pvt. - Co. M. 339 Inf. - Manitowoc


ELLERMANN: Emil E. - Pvt. 1cl - Sup. Tn. 417 - Mishicot


ELLINGBOE: Edward - Pvt. - Hq. Tr. 4th Army C. - Two Rivers MANITOWOC BOY HELPS TO PREPARE SPREAD FOR GEN. PERSHING AND AIDES, COCHEN GERMANY A Manitowoc boy was a member of the mess contingent at Cochen, Germany that prepared a spread for Gen. Pershing and his aides, on a tour of inspection of the American army of occupation. He is Private Edward Ellinboe, Larrabee, who was employed at Two Rivers, and went overseas in 1917, with one of the first of the American contingents. Ellinboe, in a letter here, tells of being quartered in a large castle in Cochen, Germany. He is a member of the cook detail and says that he helped prepare the spread for General Pershing and his aides, when they passed through there a few weeks. Ellingboe says that the men are fairly well satisfied but all would like to get back home. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, January 29, 1919 Page 1 ******** (4 Aug. 1893/July 1966/SSDI) ******** Photo Edward L. Ellingboe, Corp. Headquarters troops, Fourth Army corps, A.E.F., 810 North Eighth street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee. (Note: He was called Ellingbee in the book)


ELLIOTT: Edward McKinley - Corp. - Med. C. Gen. Hosp. 28 - Two Rivers


ELLIOTT: Niel B. - Pvt. - 72 Spr. Sqdn. - Two Rivers


ELLIOTT: Thomas E. - Pvt. - NARD Cp. Shelby - Two Rivers


EMMER: Frank - Pvt. - Engr. ERC - Manitowoc


ENDRIES: Walter P. - S. Sgt. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


ENGEL: Albert E. - Pvt. - 56 Co. T.C. - Manitowoc


ENGELBRECHT: Henry W. - Pvt. - Hq. & Sup. Co. 16 Bn. - Two Rivers


ENGELBRECHT: Oscar W. - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc


ENGELMANN: Victor E. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


EPPINGER: Henry - Pvt. - Co. A. 16 Bn. US Gd - Two Rivers


ERBSTOESSER: William R. - Pvt. - MG Trn. Hancock - Manitowoc


ERDMAN: Geo. W. - Pvt. - Co. B. 4th MG Bn. - Cato


ERDMANN: Geo. H. - Wag. - MD Evac. Amb. Co. 63 - Manitowoc


ERDMANN: Wenzel - Pvt. - Ord. Dept. 103 M.O. Rep - Two Rivers


ERICKSON: August Erickson/Mar. 25, 1888/July 30, 1965/don't have military info. August Erickson, 77, of 2128-32nd St., Two Rivers, died Friday morning at Veterans Administration Hospital, Wood. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Klein and Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Theodore F. Stern will officiate and burial will be in Forest View Cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Robert E. Burns Post 165, American Legion. Mr. Erickson was born March 25, 1888, at Malmo, Sweden, son of the late Peter and Karna Munson Erickson. When he was seven years old he came to the United States with his family who settled in the Oconto Falls area. He served in World War I. He married Agnes Rusch March 5, 1924, at Oconto Falls and the couple came to Two Rivers in 1928. Mr. Erickson was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. until his retirement in 1953. Survivors include his wife; a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.); four sisters, Mrs. Hilda Dickert and Mrs. Anna Weichart of Manitowoc, Mrs. Cecilia Peters and Mrs. Selma Barickmen of Maywod, Ill.; two brothers, William Erickson of Oconto Falls and Gust Erickson of Spruce, and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 31, 1965 P.14 Tombstone August/Agnes


ERICKSON: Nels T.R. - Mech. - 121 MG Co. Sch. Hancock - Valders


ERICKSON: Maurice O. - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp 12 - Valders


ESCH: Godfrey H. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


ESCH: Hugo E. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


ESLINGER: Ervin - Pvt. - 35 FA - Two Rivers


EVENSON: Bennett O. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 9th T.M. - Valders


EVENSON: Elmer H. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp 12 - Valders


EVENSON: Elroy M. - Cpl. - MT. Co. 374 - Valders


FABER: Arthur Herman - Pvt. - 7th Co. N.O. CAC - Kiel


FABERA: John - Pvt. 1cl - Util. Det. QMC - Manitowoc


FALGE: Raymond L. - Sgt. 1sl - Co. A. 2nd Engrs. - Manitowoc


FANSLAU: August Herman - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers


FANSLAU: Reinhard - Bglr. - Co. D. 21 Bn. US Gd - Manitowoc


FANTA: Erwin K. - 2 Lt. - Ft. Sheridan, Ill. - Manitowoc (Veteran Admin. has FAUTA) March 22, 1895 - May 8, 1971 Erwin K. Fanta, 76, of 2115 Cleveland Ave., Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc. Private funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the family residence. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth. Mr. Fanta was born March 2, 1895, at Manitowoc son of the late Alois and Christine Krainik Fanta. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1916. He entered World War I in 1917 serving in France with the Second Division and received the Croix de Guerre. He was discharged in 1919. He married Mary Ann Engelson Nov. 11, 1926, at Milwaukee, and the couple returned to Manitowoc. He had been employed at Imperial Eastman as a purchasing agent for 25 years retiring in 1963. Mr. Fanta was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists, served as past president of the Optimists Club was a 50 year member of the Manitowoc Chapter No. 16 and a member of the Manitowoc Council No. 18. He served as past commander of the Manitowoc Commandary No. 45, and was a member of the Scottish Rite (a 32nd degree Mason), and a member of the Tripoli Temple Shrine of Milwaukee. He was also a member of the Manitowoc and Two Rivers Shrine Club, the Manitowoc Elks Club, and served on the Manitowoc Utilities Commission for several years. Survivors include his wife, a son, three daughters, and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded him in death. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientists or the Y.M.C.A. Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 8, 1971 ******* Private funeral services for Erwin K. Fanta, 76, of 215 Cleveland Ave., Manitowoc, who died Saturday at Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc, were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the family residence. Burial was in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 10, 1971 ******** FRENCH COMMANDER BESTOWS DECORATION ON LIEUT. FANTA Manitowoc Officer Cited in Order of French Commander for Coolness and Good Judgment and Initiative “For habit of command coolness, good judgment and initiative that contributed largely to insure the efficiency of the service of supply, the evacuation of wounded and the carrying forward of materials” Lieut Erwin Fanta, of this city, with the American forces overseas, has been cited by Marshal Foch, of France, with approval of Gen. Pershing, commander of the American forces and awarded the cross of honor of France. Copies of the order citing Lieut. Fanta were received at Washington and forwarded to A.J. Fanta, his father in this city and hosts of friends of the young officer will rejoice in the honor bestowed upon him. Lieut. Fanta is attached to the Supply Trains, with the Second American Infantry Division, his command being engaged in carrying supplies to the troops at the front lines. The order of citation issued by the French government reads: With the approval of the Commanding General in Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, the Marshall of France, Commander in Chief of the French Armies of the East cites in order of the Regiment: Lieutenant Erwin K. Fanta, of the Supply Trains, 2nd American Infantry Division: Between the 3 and 16 October 1918 near BLANC MONT; by his ? of command, coolness, good judgment and initiative contributed largely to insure the efficiency of the service of supply, the evacuation of wounded and the carrying forward of mater.” Grand General Headquarters, Feb. 2, 1919. The decoration was conferred to Lieut. Fanta near Engers on the bank of the Rhine by Gen. LeJune, divisional commander and Gen. Newell of the Marine Brigade and the notification was sent from Neuweich, Germany. In a recent letter from Lieut. Fanta he says that the charge in which the late Donald White met his death in leading his command, was a ? cent one and Lieut. White displayed remarkable heroism. Lieut White was decorated after his death. Lieut. Fanta, with Lieut. White was a student at the University of Wisconsin when the two entered the service. Fanta was commissioned second lieutenant and later pronounced to be a first lieutenant. He is a son of A.J. Fanta and has been overseas a year. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, April 29, 1919 Page 1 ******** Photo Erwin K. Fanta, Lt. Veteran of Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, the Argonne Forests, and other hard fought battles. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


FARRELL: Albert M. - Capt. - Med. Corps - Two Rivers


FAUST: Peter - Bglr. - Mg. Trn. Cp. Hancock - Elkhart Lake, WI


FAY: Geo. W. - Pvt. - Co. 122 MG Trn. Sch. - Two Rivers


FEISTEL: Louis C. - Pvt. - SATC. Beloit Coll. - Two Rivers


FEISTER: Fred R. - Pvt. - Co. B. 18 MG Bn. - Two Rivers


FELTMAN: Anton J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 14 BN US Gds. - Manitowoc


FESSLER: Frank - Pvt. - Co. F. 78 Inf. - St. Nazianz


FESTERLING: Edwin G. - Capt. - Med. Corps. - Reedsville


FIDLER: * Edward - Pvt. - Co. B. 4th MG Bn. - Cooperstown age 24, died of wounds, Oct. 9, 1918


FIERST: Anton F. - Wag. - Med. D. Evac. Amb 33 - Manitowoc June 10, 1888 - May 9, 1957


FISCHER: Alvin G. - Pvt. - Auto Rep. Dr. Shelby - Brillion


FISCHER: Archie - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


FISCHER: George A. - Pvt. - Bat. F. 104 FA - Maple Grove


FLAHERTY: John W. - Pvt. - MG Co. 137 Inf. - Two Rivers


FLUHR: John J. - Pvt. - Co. H. 111 Inf. - Kiel


FOSTER: Elmore F. - Wag. - 37 Co. 20 Engrs. - Timothy


FRANKE: Gerhardt H. - BN. Sgt Maj. - Cp. Hq. Det. Dodge - Manitowoc


FRANKEN: William E. - Pvt. - 159 Inf. Dep. B. - Two Rivers


FRANZ: John I. - Pvt. - Co. A. 148 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


FRANZMEIER: Reuben O. - Pvt. - Evac. Hosp. 9 - Newton


FRASCH: Louis J. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Two Rivers


FRASCH: Robert L. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 109 MG Bn. - Two Rivers


FRASIER: Roland W. - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


FRAZIER: Arthur H. - Pvt. - SATC. Univ. Wis. - Manitowoc


FREIMUTH: Charles Fr. - Pvt. - Co. W.? EARD - Cato


FRICKE: Edward Jr. - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


FRICKE: Richard J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


FRISCH: Edward - Corp. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


FRISCH: Henry F. - Pvt. - Co. B. 42 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


FRISCH: Wenzel - Pvt. - Bat. C. 104 FA. - Manitowoc


FRONK: Joseph - Cpl. - Co. C. 337 Inf. - Mishicot


FRONK: William J. - Pvt. - SATC - Mishicot


FROSCH: Arthur L. - Pvt. - Co. H. 2 Inf. - Timothy


FURSTENBURG: Ralph C. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Whitelaw


GACA: Joe J. - Cook - MT Co. 469 - Manitowoc


GAGNON: Edward, Jr. - Mech. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers


Raymond U. - Pvt. - Cas. Det. 26 Trn. FA. - Manitowoc


GALLAGHER: Edward S. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. K. 47 Inf. - Manitowoc


GANNON: William - Cpl. - Bakery Co. 320 - Manitowoc


GAPINSKY: Frank S. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


GARRIGAN: Gervase - Pvt. - 241 M.P. H 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


GARRIGAN: J. Harold Photo J. Harold Garrigan, enlisted in June, 1918, and went overseas in January, 1918, as a cook in Company E, 107th Engineers, Thirty-second Division Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


GARTZKE: William - Pvt. - Air Ser. Van. Bks. - Reedsville


GATES: Eugene - Maj. - Med. Corps. - Two Rivers


Julius - Pvt. - 158 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


GAU: Norwin - Pvt. - Hq. Tr. 85 Div. - Kiel


GAUTHIER: Grover C. - Pvt. - Co. B. 56 Inf. - Two Rivers


GAUTHIER: George - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Co. 342 Inf. - Two Rivers


GAUTHIER: Roy Oliver Gauthier CALL TO SERVICE ORDER SEPT. REGISTRATIONS The Herald-News is publishing the lottery at Washington. The first number order of liability for September regis- ber(sic) is the draft number and the last trants(sic), as determined by the recent the number of call: Serial No. Name and Address. Order No. 2183 Gauthier, Roy Oliver, Manitowoc A-99 Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 24, 1918 P. 3 ********* Roy O. Gauthier, 64, formerly of Manitowoc and residing at 712 E. Napp St., Milwaukee, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Emergency Hospital, Milwaukee, following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Gauthier was born at Two Rivers Aug. 26, 1897, son of the late Omer and Louise LaFond Gauthier. As a youth he came to Manitowoc with his parents and served his barber apprentice before going to Milwaukee where he operated a shop 35 years until illness several years ago forced retirement. He never married and he was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Diegel, Mrs. Carl Prucha and Mrs. Ben Ginzel, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. A brother, Omer, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Military rites at graveside will be provided by Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 9, 1962 P. 11 ******* [d. 06-09-1962 at Milwaukee WI/age 64 yrs./bur. on Omar Gauthier lot]


GEFTES: Louis - Pvt. - Co. C. 340 Inf. - Maribel


GEHRIG: Edmund P. - Pvt. 1cl - MD. Gen. Hosp. 28 - St. Nazianz


GEHRKE: Joseph - Pvt. - Co. N. 19 Inf. - Two Rivers


GEIER: Emanuel F. - Cpl. - Co. E. 107 Engrs. - Kiel


GEIGER: Edward - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Brillion


GEIGER Henry A. - Pvt. - 163 Dep. Brig. - Brillion


GENTGEN: Francis G. - Pvt. - M. Trk. Co. 3 - Manitowoc


GENTGEN Lester W. - Pvt. - N. Trk. Co. 553 - Manitowoc


GEORGE: Wilhelm A. - Sgt. - Hq. Tr. 3rd Army C. - Manitowoc


GERL: * Edward L. - Pvt. - Co. B. 58 Inf. - Manitowoc age 29, killed in action when the ship Moldavia was sunk, May 23, 1918. ******* Photo EDWARD GERL, THIS CITY, IN LIST OF MISSING ON SHIP SUNK BY U-BOAT Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gerl, Wollmer Street, First Manitowoc Boy to Fall Victim to Undersea Warfare of the Enemy WAS WITH CONTINGENT WHICH LEFT CITY IN OCTOBER FOR SERVICE Another Manitowoc name has been added to the honor roll—“Died for His Country” and the city today mourns the loss of its first soldier victim of the U-boat in person of Edward Gerl whose name is listed among those missing following the sinking of the British steamer Moldavia in the English channel Thursday. Twelve of 53 American soldiers reported lost in the sinking of the steamer are Wisconsin boys. Edward Gerl, who was 28, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gerl, Wollmer street, this city, was with the second contingent which left here in October and was at Camp Custer for a short time. The young man was a graduate of the Manitowoc County Training School and later was engaged in teaching in the county for two years, later taking an examination and entering the railway mail service in which he was at work when called to the colors. Two Brothers In Service. First intimation that the local soldier was among those missing and probably dead on the Moldavia was conveyed in Associated Press dispatches to the Herald today at 11:20 am and the family of Frank Gerl, brother, was informed of the news, and it was the son who soon after conveyed the sad intelligence to the parents at their home on the West side. The news was a terrible shock to Mr. and Mrs. Gerl who have had three of their sons respond to the call of the colors, two of the boys having left within the past month, Richard to go to Columbus Barracks, O., and William as a member of the contingent sent to Lansing, Mich., two weeks ago to enter the Michigan College for special training as an automobile mechanic. Overseas Three Weeks. It was believed that Gerl was safe and in France receiving his training, because of the fact that word only recently was received from Leonard Pfeffer, another Manitowoc man who was with Gerl in North Carolina where they were assigned in camp, to the effect that he (Pfeffer) was safe in France. If Pfeffer conveyed the news from France, it is possible that the two Manitowoc boys became separated in England, Pfeffer being assigned to an earlier boat which landed him safely. Gerl was among the first of the local contingents to leave the city and was transferred to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C. One of the last letters was received by his brother Frank which was dated April 4 in which it was intimated that he was soon to leave for New York to take passage for England. In a later letter to his parents, Gerl wrote on the eve of his departure from New York, stating that he was leaving in the morning. This letter was undated but was received here about three weeks ago. Judging from the interim between that time and now, Gerl was assigned to cross the channel with the Moldavia’s contingent almost immediately after he arrived in Liverpool or some other English coast port. First Victim of U-Boat. News of the loss of Gerl, the first Manitowoc boy to fall victim to the ruthless U-boat warfare of the enemy was a shock to the community and called forth widespread sympathy for the bereaved family. While there is a chance that Gerl may have been picked up and saved, the hope is not strong as it is feared that the men lost on the Monrovia were killed outright in the explosion. With the news of the death of another local boy in the service, the departure of the contingent of 306 to leave tonight, has added more significance and will impress more emphatically upon the community, the dangers into which they owe to stand behind the country for which their sons are ready to battle and die. Edward Gerl was popular with a large circle of friends and was a clean cut, upright young man whose memory will be cherished. Gerl was a member of Co. B, 58th U.S. Inf., Fourth division. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 25, 1918, Page 1 ********* OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DEATH OF EDW. GERL IS RECEIVED Training School of Which Young Man was a Graduate to Place Gold Star on Service Flag Official notice of the death of Edward Gerl of this city, in the sinking of the British steamer Moldavia in the English Channel Thursday and received from the U.S. War department Saturday afternoon. The message, the usual brisk and ? by Secretary Baker of the War department was addressed to Frank Gerl, brother of the dead man, whose name had been (rest is illegible) News of the death of Edward Gerl had its effect upon the select men who left Saturday was a subject of comment among the boys to whom it brought realization that they might meet a like fate, but it did not dampen the spirit of the men. At the Training school tomorrow a gold star will be placed in the ? to be dedicated by the school, Mr. Gerl having been a graduate of the school. It is unknown whether Mr. Gerl’s body was recovered when the Moldavia was sunk but it is ? it will be ?. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, May 27, 1918, Page 1 ********* Yesterday was the second anniversary of the sinking of the Tuscania, which while carrying American troops overseas, was torpedoed off Ireland. Priv. Gerl of this city was one of the victims of the tragedy. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. February 6, 1920 P. 3 (Note: The earlier report, 1918 listed the Moldavia as the ship he died on) ******** "The Moldavia was purchased by the Admiralty in 1915 and converted into an armed merchant cruiser. She was torpedoed and sunk on 23 May 1918 off Beachy Head in the English Channel by a single torpedo from U-boat UB-57. At the time of her sinking she was being used as a troopship for United States troops. Fifty-six Americans soldiers were lost in the sinking. from Wikipedia.com ********* "The SS Tuscania was a luxury liner of the Cunard subsidiary Anchor Line, named after a town in Italy. She was torpedoed in 1918 by the German U-boat UB-77 while carrying American troops to Europe and sank with a loss of 210 lives." from Wikipedia.com ********** Edward Gerl, who lost his life when the ill fated steamer Moldivia was torpedoed. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


GERL: Frank F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 164 Inf. - Franklin


GERL: Richard A. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 53 Inf. - Manitowoc


GERL: William A. - Pvt. 1cl - QMC. - Manitowoc


GERPHEIDE: Arthur A. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


GERPHEIDE: Elmer P. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 317 Inf. - Manitowoc ******* Photo Elmer P. Gerpheide., Private, Manitowoc, Company D, 317th Infantry, Eightieth Division. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee. (Note: Spelled Gerpeide in the book)


GESELL: Adolph E. - Sgt. - Amb. Sec. 595 - Manitowoc


GESELL: Clarence W. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


GESELL: Edgar - Pvt. - Co. A. 309 Inf. - Two Rivers


GESELL: Harvey H. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


GIFFEY: Roy Carlton - Pvt. - 163 D_.? Cp. Dodge - Manitowoc Buried in Evergreen, Manitowoc


GINTNER: Anton J. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Reedsville


GLESNER: Jacob R. - BN Sgt. Maj. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


GLOE: Edward P. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


GLYSCH: Paul P. - Pvt. - Co. H. 47 Inf. - Manitowoc


GOELER: Peter Edward - 7th CC. EO. CAC - Two Rivers


GOESSL: John A. - Pvt. 1cl - VC Vet. Hosp. 7 - Maribel


GOESSL: Walter F. - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Maribel


GOETZ: John - 2nd Lt. - 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


GOFF: Robert - Pvt. - Co. B. 125 Inf. - Manitowoc


GOIRGIAMI: Tony - Pvt. - 7th Co. Jackson CAC - Quarry


GOLATA: Joe - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Manitowoc


GOLATA: Nicholas W. - Pvt. - MG Co. 11 Inf. - Manitowoc


GOLDBECK: John - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 324 Inf. - Reedsville


GOLDENSEDT: (Goldenstedt?) Allen - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


GOLDSMITH: Charles - Hs? - Bat. C. 35 FA - Brillion


GONIA: Laddie J. - Pvt. - 3rd. Co. Prov. Shelby - Two Rivers


GOODHEW: Howard R. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 340 Inf. - Reedsville


GOSZ: * Joseph M. - Pvt. - Co. F. 59 Inf. - Grimms age 22, killed in action, Oct. 15, 1918


GOTTSCHALK: Harry K. - 2 Lt. - 31 Co. 3rd Reg. 159 DB - Manitowoc


GOTTSCHALK: Walter - Sgt. - Co. F. Ord. Prov. Gr. - Manitowoc


GOWERAN: Joseph E. - Pvt. - Cas. Tank Co. C. - Two Rivers


GRADY: Geo. W. - Pvt. - Ord. Dept. - Timothy


GRALL: John G. - Pvt. - Trn. Co. 164 Inf. - Cato


GRAYCAREK: Stepyhen - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. F. 331 FA - Maribel


GREEN: Donald A. - Pvt. 1cl - 1st Co. 3 N. Mech AS - Manitowoc


GREEN: George G. - Pvt. - Bat. A. 111 FA - Manitowoc


GREENWOOD: Raymond - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


GREVE: Elmer J. - Pvt. - SATC. - Kiel


GREVE: Lyman F. - Pvt. - SATC. - Kiel


GREVE: Roland R. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 34 Engrs. - Kiel


GRIEBLING: Maxmillian C. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 12 Am. Tn. - Manitowoc


GRIES: John J. - Pvt. - Co. G. 309 Inf. - Kiel


GRIMM: Anton - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Reedsville


GRIMM: Reinhard - Pvt. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Reedsville


GRITZMACHER: Richard A. - Pvt. - Co. B. 38 Inf. - Manitowoc


GROBA: Elmer N. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


GROFFMAN: Harlan G. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


GROH: Leo P. - Pvt. - SATC. - St. Nazianz


GROSS: Henry Photo Henry Gross, Private, Co. I, 339th Inf.; left July, 1918; now at Archangel, Russia, after the Bols. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


GROTEGUT: Gardner - Pvt. - 159 Dep. Brig. - Cleveland


GROTH: Fred M. - Cpl. - 400 Aero Sqdn. - Two Rivers


GROTH: Harold Henry - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


GRUBER: Anton - Mech. - MG Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc May 27, 1892 - Dec. 28, 1966


GRUHLE: Arthur H. - Pvt. - SATC. - Kiel


GRUNEWALD: Albert - Corp. - Med. Corp. - Cleveland


GUETSCHOW: Frank J. - Mech. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Kiel


GUIDINGER: Henry O. - Wag. - Co. B. 311 Am. Tn. - Manitowoc


GUM: John - Pvt. - Bat. B. 26 FA - Cleveland


GUMM: Edgar A. - Pvt. - ARD. Shelby - Cleveland


GUSE: Walter - Pvt. 1cl - Co. I. 114 Inf. - Gibson


GUTTMANN: Robert A. - Pvt. - SATC. - Kellnersville


HABECK: Herman A. - Pvt. - Sup. Co. 38 Inf. - Cooperstown


HABECK: Louis - Pvt. - 54 Spru. Sqdn. - Two Rivers


HABOIAN: Martin - Pvt. - M. Det. 340 Inf. - Two Rivers


HACHMAN: William - Pvt. - Co. I. 324 Inf. - Two Rivers


HAEFKE: Willie - Pvt. - Fire & Trk. Co. 335 - Valders


HAESE: Hubert - Pvt. 1cl - Gen. Hosp. 28 - Reedsville


HALLADA: Frank - Pvt. - Co. F. 162 Inf. - Mishicot


HALVERSON: Clarence A. - Wagr. - 328 FA Sup Co. 85 Div. - Collins


HALVORSON: Arthur A. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. K. 340 Inf. - Cato


HALVORSON: Walter A. - Pvt. - Cp. Custer Det. 104 FA - Manitowoc


HAMILTON: Edward P. - AFC.(Officer) - Statistics Br. AGO - Two Rivers


HAMILTON: Henry H. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


HAMILTON Walter L. - 2 Lt. - 341 Inf. - Two Rivers


HAMMOND: Reginald W. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


HAMPTON: * Robert - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 22, died of wounds, Aug. 4, 1918.


HANDL: Albert - Pvt. - 5th Ltd. Ser. Regt. - Manitowoc


HANDL: Joe - Pvt. - Ord. Rep. Shops. - Manitowoc


HANDL: Michael W. - Sgt. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


HANNERT: Joseph - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Kiel


HANSEN: Chester J. - Cook - Co. A. 147 Engrs. - Two Rivers


HANSEN: Edgar G. - Sgt. - Bat. D. 40 FA. - Manitowoc


HANSEN: Edward - Pvt. - 157 Dep. Brig. - Kiel


HANSEN: (Hanson on the administration list) Nelson Marcus - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Manitowoc Buried in Evergreen, Manitowoc


HANSEN: Roland M. - Pvt. - 5th Ltd. Serv. Regt. - Manitowoc


HANSON: Burton S. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. C. 333 FA - Manitowoc


HANSON: Leonard Richard - (no rank given) - 40 Co. Gr. NTD - Manitowoc


HANSON: Norman G. - Pvt. - Co. C. 104 Inf. - Cato Mar. 12, 1891 - Oct. 16, 1967 HARLOW: Raymond F. - Cpl. - 48 Co. TC - Manitowoc Rockwell - Pvt 1cl - Co. G 28 Inf. / Sept. 1, 1895 - May 12, 1962 (from tombstone) HARPER: Arthur J.C. - Pvt. - Co. E. 139 Inf. - Manitowoc HARTMAN: Theodore P. - Pvt. - Co. B. 56 Inf. - Kiel HARTUNG: Harold H. - Pvt. - 65 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers Herbert E. - M.E.Sr.Gr. - Co. F. 310 Engrs. - Two Rivers HASENJAGER: John O. - Pvt. - Co. D. 324 Inf. - Manitowoc


HASHCEK: Frank J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 309 Inf. - Two Rivers TWO RIVERS BOY MISSING SAYS MESSAGE Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hasheck of Two Rivers are in receipt of a telegram from the war department informing them that their son Frank, has been missing since the latter part of September when he was in action with the army in France. Private Hasheck may be a prisoner of war. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, November 27, 1918 P. 4


HASSEMER: Henry - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Manitowoc June 7, 1833 - Aug. 30, 1955 HAUCH: Joseph M. - Pvt. - Co. A. 14 Bn. US Gds. - Cleveland Leo P. - Pvt. - Co. A. 328 MG Bn. - Manitowoc HAUCK: Raymond A. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. D. 17 FA - Cleveland HAUENSTEIN: Alfred R. - Pvt. - Salv. Co. QMC - Cleveland Otto - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Cleveland


HAUPT: Raymond P. - Bn. Sgt. Maj. - Cp. Shelby Rct. - Manitowoc


HAVEL: Alex W. - Pvt. - Co. E. 318 Inf. - Two Rivers


HAVLICHEK: Joseph J. - Pvt. - 57 Dep. Brig. - Mishicot Charles C. - Pvt. - F. Rmt. Sqd. 347 - Branch Feb. 7, 1896 - Mar. 8, 1953


HAVLOVITZ: Frank - Cook - Co. C. 39 Inf. - Kossuth Joseph F. - Pvt. - Co. C. 107 Am Tn. - Kossuth


HAWS: Frank J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 39 Inf. - Two Rivers


HEAP: William David - Pvt. 1cl - Rep. Unit. 312 MTO - Two Rivers William Heap, 68, lifelong resident of the Town of Gibson and an overseas Army veteran of World War I, died at the farm home at 5 a.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Specht Funeral Home, Mishicot, the Rev. B.A. Zimdars officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Heap was born in the Town of Gibson Aug. 20, 1891, son of the late Henry and Martha Peck Heap. With a brother, Clarence, he took over the operation of the homestead farm 45 years ago, which he continued to run until his death. Serving a year in France in World War I, he was a member of the Robert E. Burns Post 165, American Legion, Two Rivers. He was one of the first motorcyle owners in the Gibson area. Surviving besides the brother are three sisters, Mrs. Elsi Gloe of Kewaunee, Mrs. Joseph Liddle of Eagle River, Wis., and Mrs. Walter Gallaher of Milwaukee and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 14, 1960 P. 14


HEBERT: Milton - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HECKER: Herman H. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 9 - Manitowoc


HEIDORF: Bernard - Pvt. - Bat. A. 104 FA - Manitowoc


HEIMAN: August M. - Pvt. - Co. B. 64 Inf. - New Holstein


HEIMAN: John - Pvt. 1cl - Co. F. 168 Inf. - Cleveland


HEIMERL: Frank - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Det. 109 MG Bn. - New Holstein


HEIN: Albert - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HEIN: Arthur E. - Mus. 3c - Hq. Co. 53 Inf. - Two Rivers


HEIN: Edmund W. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 104 FA - Kiel


HEIN: Elmer B. - Corp. - NT Co. 553 - Reedsville


HEIN: Leo J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HEIN: Louis - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HEINIG: Erwin H. - Pvt. - Co. L. 554 Inf. - Manitowoc


HEINRICH: Elmer J. - Pvt. - MG Co. 11 Inf. - Brillion


HEINRICKS: Louis - Sgt. - 369 Serv. Pk Unit - Manitowoc


HEINZEN: Hugo P. - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Eaton Mathew M. - Pvt. - Enl. R.C. - Manitowoc


HEISE: Erwin B. - Pvt. - 783 MTC - Manitowoc


HELD: Harvey J. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


HEMPTON: Wallace E. - Pvt. - 159 Dep. Brig. - Cato Private Wallace E. Hempton has returned to his home at Cato, from Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., to spend Xmas holidays. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, December 26, 1918 P. 5


HENFER: William - Pvt. - MG. Trn Hancock - Two Rivers


HENNES: Raymond J. - Pvt. - 19 Prov. Co. Johnston - Kaukauna


HENNESY: John E. - Pvt. - Vet. Corps. - Grimms


HENRICKS: Albert - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


HENRIKSON: Julius - Sgt. - CAC 7 Co. Puget S. - Manitowoc


HERAN: John - Pvt. - Co. H. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


HERBST: Harold A. - Pvt. - NARD Cp. Shelby - Manitowoc


HERIAN: Charles - Sgt. - CAC Ft. Scott Cal. - Two Rivers


HERMAN: Max C. Photo Max C. Herman, Served in France. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


HERRICK: Louis - Cpl. - MD Raritan Ars. - Two Rivers


HERZOG: Bertram P. - 1st Lt. - 52 Inf. - Manitowoc LIEUT. HERZOG WINS BADGE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Will Cary, Who Has Been In France, Meets Friend as He Leaves Paris While Herzog Is on Way to French City Lieut. P.B. Herzog, of this city, has been decorated with others of his command with a badge for distinguished service. This news was received in the city yesterday in a letter from Will Carey, who is now on his way home and has arrived in New York. Carey, who is in the tank service, met Lieut. Herzog at a railroad station in France when the latter was taking a train into Paris to report for special instructions and the two had quite a visit. Carey saw the new badge on Lieut. Herzog’s uniform and congratulated his fellow townsman on his acquisition, which is said is deserved and well merited. Herzog saw service in some hard fighting and his trip to Paris is a further reward for service rendered. Will Carey is a son of Mrs. C.A. Carey, north 5th street and volunteered for the tank service at Chicago. The tank service is acknowledged to be the severest test of physical fitness of any branch of army service. The branch is one in which not many Manitowoc boys are listed but was a most important division in real service. Their work is the most nerve racking and has been the subject of special articles by medical writers. Will Carey has been through it all and has a most interesting story to tell. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, January 29, 1919 Page 1


HERZOG: Louis A. - Pvt. 1cl - Bat. C. 35 FA - Maple Grove


HILL: James Wendle - Sgt. - Utl. Det. & Hq. Co. 86 I - Two Rivers


HIPPERT: Norman J. - AFC - AGD. Cp. Shelby - Two Rivers


HLINAK: Edward J. - Pvt. - SATC. - Maribel


HODIK: Edward - Pvt. - 9th Cons. Co. AS - Cato


HOEFERT: William P. - Pvt. - SATC. - Two Rivers


HOESKI: John - Pvt. - 53 D.B. - Manitowoc


HOFFMAN: * Joseph - Pvt. - Prov. Gd. Co. Hancock - Maribel Aug. 11, 1891 - Dec. 9, 1918; cause: pneumonia


HOFFMAN: Walter F. - Pvt. - QMC - Manitowoc


HOFFMANN: Joseph C. - Ch Mech. - Bat. C. 55 FA - Two Rivers 1897-1966 - buried in Holy Cross, Two Rivers Photo


HOGENSEN: Melvin A. - Wag. - Co. K. 34 Engrs. - Manitowoc


HOLDORF: Erwin G. - Pvt. - Engrs. Unassigned - Valders


HOLMES: James - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers


HOLSCHBACH: Alphons - Pvt. 1cl - 58 Inf. - Manitowoc


HOLSCHBACH: Joseph E. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


HOLSCHBACH: Peter J. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Kossuth


HOLSEN: Joseph M. - Cpl. - Hq. Co. 10 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


HOLZER: Frank - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HOLZSCHUH: Carl P. - Pvt. - Co. E. 87 Inf. - Manitowoc


HOPPER: Geo. T. - Pvt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


HORSTMAN: Louis J. - Cfr. - Co. C. 12 Am. Tn. - Valders


HOUGEN: Henry C. - Pvt. - Co. K. 53 Inf. - Cato


HOUGHTON: Walter - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HOUSE: Rufus - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


HOVERSON: Oscar J. - Wag. - Sup. Co. 143 Inf. - Two Rivers


HOYER: Frank C. - Pvt. - SATC. - Manitowoc


HOYER: John L. - Pvt. - Co. C. 14 Engrs. - Maple Grove


HRDINA: Adolph P. - Pvt. - QMC - Mishicot


HRDINA: Joseph - Pvt. - 307 Co. TC. - Mishicot


HRUDKA: Fred - Pvt. 1cl - Co. E. 311 Inf. - Manitowoc


HRUDKA: Ladimer M. - Sg. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 16 - Manitowoc


HUBBARD: Chas. R. - Sgt. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


HUBBARD: Francis A. - Cpl. - Mg Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc


HUEBNER: Carl F. - Mech. - 157 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


HUEBNER: Oscar L. - Pvt. - MD Evac. Amb. Co. 43 - Manitowoc


HULETZ: William S. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 8 F. Sig. Bn. - Manitowoc Photo William Huletz, motor truck driver, Eighth field signal battalion, saw actual service from June, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, escaping without injury, assigned to Fourth division and later with army of occupation on the Rhine. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


HUSAR: Emil G. - Cpl. - Co. F. 39 Inf. - Two Rivers


HUSKE: Leon B. - Pvt. - ERC(?) Engrs. - Manitowoc


HUSSEY: John Francis - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Manitowoc


HUSSEY: Joseph M. - M. Sgt. - 25 Co. 20 Engrs. - Whitelaw


HUTCHISON: * William C. - Pvt. - Co. C. 47th Inf. - Cleveland age 24, died of wounds, Aug. 1, 1918.


IBE: Rudolph - Pvt. - Co. D. 333 Inf. - Kiel


JACKLIN: Ben G. - Sgt. - 2 Co. Ord Rep Sh. - Manitowoc


JACOB: Bruno E. - Pvt. - SATC - Valders


JACOBORSKY: John P. - Sgt. - Co. C. 57 Engrs. - Two Rivers


JACOBSEN: Fred J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc He is in Evergreen cemetery #44 ******* This is probably the same Fred: CALL TO SERVICE ORDER SEPT. REGISTRATIONS The Herald-News is publishing the lottery at Washington. The first number order of liability for September regis- ber(sic) is the draft number and the last trants(sic), as determined by the recent the number of call: Serial No. Name and Address. Order No. 77 Jacobson, Fred J., Manitowoc A-79 Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 24, 1918 P. 3


JACOBSON: John - Pvt. - Co. C. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc John Jacobsen (photo), 63, of 1423 Clark St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly at his home Thrusday evening. The foreman of the joiner department of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., had been reading a newspaper when stricken with a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. L.H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, where the American Legion, representing the United States government, will furnish a firing squad for the veteran of World War I. Mr. Jacobsen was born April 7, 1893, at Manitowoc, son of the late Christian and Anna Burger Jacobsen, and April 28, 1923, married Ann Bermke. He was a member of the Drews-Bleser Legion Post of Manitowoc and Carpenters and Joiners Local No. 849. The 37-year employe of the shipbuilding firm served with the armed forces from April 26, 1918 to July 25, 1919, as a private in Company C of the 325th Engineers. Surviving him are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Meta Bartel, and four brothers, Christ, Herman, George and Fred, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 p.m. Sunday, until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 21, 1956 P.15 (Note: The photo in the newspaper is poor and he is much older, so it's hard to compare with the one below) ****** Photo John Jacobsen, Served with the 310th Engineers in Russia. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee. (Note: Jacobsen in the book)


JACOBSON: George R. - Pvt. 1cl - QM. Mech Rep. Sh. - Hamilton DEATH COMES WITH YEAR'S CLOSE TO GEORGE JACOBSON Death came to George Jacobson at his home 934 North Ninth street at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, the end coming peacefully and being due to heart trouble from which he had been a sufferer for many months. The funeral arrangements had not been completed today but the service will probably be held Tuesday afternoon from the home. George Jacobson was born in this city September 23, 1891 and was thirty six at his last birthday. He received his education in the local schools and in the World War enlisted for service with the army overseas and being with the army of occupation on the Rhine. After his discharge he returned to Manitowoc and for many years was employed by the Pauly and Pauly Cheese company, being forced to quit by illness several months ago. On September 10, 191? Mr. Jacobson was married to Miss Ione Dusold, who with two daughters, his father Joseph Jacobson, a sister, Mrs. Theodore Geisler and a brother, Martin Jacobson, the latter of Oakland, California, survive him. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, December 31, 1927 P.13 ******* [bur. 1-3-1928/cause: heart disease] ******* Photo Geo. Jacobson, with Army of Occupation in Germany. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


JAECKEL: Charles - Cfr. - Co. C. 12 Am. Tn. - Manitowoc


JAEGER: Walter C. - Pvt. - SATC - Cleveland


JAGODENSKY: Alex Albert - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Manitowoc


JAGODENSKY: Harry H. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 17 Bn. FA. - Manitowoc


JANCE: Harold W. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 36 FA - Manitowoc


JANKE: Arthur C. - Pvt. - Co. C. 18 MG Bn. - Collins


JANSKY: Otto L. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 1 GHQ MPC - Tisch Mills


JANTZ: Reuben D. - Pvt. - Bat. A. 9th TM Bn. - Reedsville


JARR: Thorval A. - Sgt. 1cl - Hq. Co. 107 Engrs. - Manitowoc


JASCHOB: William A. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Kiel


JASCOB: Otto A. - Pvt. - Bat. F. 104 FA - Two Rivers


JAWROSKY: Thomas V. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 104 FA - Manitowoc


JENS: Rudolph F. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Two Rivers


JENSEN: Sverre H. - Cpl. - QMC Custer - Manitowoc


JERABEK: Joseph - Pvt. - Bat. F. 111 FA - Manitowoc Jan. 15, 1893 - Apr. 3, 1978


JERZOWAKI: Joseph - Pvt. - Co. C. 127 Inf. - Hika


JINDRA: Walter O. - Cpl. - 12 Co. 2 Regt. AS - Two Rivers


JIRIKOVEC: John F. - Pvt. - Co. L. 7 Inf. - Manitowoc


JIRIKOWIC: Fred Jacob - Cpl. - Co. C. 323 MG Co. - Manitowoc


JOHANNES: Edward A. - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers


JOHNSEN: Alvin R. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Mishicot


JOHNSON: Norman A. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


JOHNSON: Theodore G. - Pvt. - Co. R. 68 Inf. - Manitowoc


JOHNSON: Winford H. - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. Co. 64 Inf. - Kiel


JOHNSRUD: Clarence J. - Pvt. 1cl - 325 Gd. & Fire Co. - Manitowoc


JONAS: Fred C. - Pvt. - SATC - Mishicot


JOST: Rudolph P. - Cpl. - Dep. Serv. Co. 90 - Cleveland Rudolph P. Jost, 49, prominent business man of Cleveland, this county, died Sunday morning at the Holy Family Hospital in this city, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel and at 9:30 from the St. Wendel Catholic church, the Rev. Joseph Schaeffer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Jost was born at Cleveland in 1894, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jost. He was educated in the parochial schools of the town and later learned the plumbing and electrical trade. In 1922 he established his own business in Cleveland and also did contracting work in Manitowoc and other adjacent communities. He was a veteran of World War I and as a member of the 32nd division served several months overseas in France. He was a member of the Drews post of the American Legion in this city. He was also a member of the St. Wendel congregation and the Holy Name society. His other affiliations included membership in the Master Plumbers and the State Hardware Dealers association. In 1920 Mr. Jost married Miss Eleanor Reding of Osman. She survives with two sons, (private); two brothers Paul and Edward of Cleveland; five sisters, Mrs. Catherine Kaufman, Mrs. Charles Acker, Mrs. Joseph Wotruba, of this city, Mrs. Paul Hessel of Francis Creek, Mrs. Edward Buresh of Marathon City, Wis. The body may be viewed from Tuesday noon until the hour of services at the Nennig funeral home. The rosary will be recited there at eight o'clock Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 14, 1943, p. 2


JUNG: William Stanley - 1st Lt. - 150 MG Bn. - Manitowoc Lieut. William Jung, who is with the 150 Machine Gun Company at the front in France and who was recently shot in action, has lost two fingers of one hand, amputation being necessary. In a letter to relatives here, Lieut. Jung, who says he is still carrying his hand in a sling, says that he expects to get back with his command in a short time. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, March 29, 1918 p.3


JUNK: John - Pvt. - Co. A. 4 Engrs. - Cleveland JOHN W. JUNK, WAR VET, DIES Centerville Farmer Dies Of Pneumonia Attack John W. Junk, 38, World War veteran and farmer in the town of Centerville, died at the homestead ? ? ? ? ? Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill with pneumonia. Funeral services will be held from the Catholic church in St. Wendel Saturday at 9 a.m. The deceased was born in Centerville in 1896. He served during the World War and a few years ago took over the homestead farm. He was married to Miss Rose Krizenesky who died in 1931. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Junk, Cleveland, Route 1; a daughter (private); two sons, (private); two brothers Joseph and Henry Junk of Route 6, Manitowoc; and four sisters Mrs. Mary Erdman, Milwaukee; Mrs. Clara Leonard, Unity, Wis., Mrs. Rose Vande Loo, Cleveland, Wis., and Mrs. Tillie Kleferle of Milwaukee. Mr. Junk was a member of the Holy Name society of the St. Wendel church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 17, 1934, p. 9


JUST: Edward F. - Cpl. - Prov. Gd. Co. - Denmark July 14, 1883 - Dec. 16, 1960


JUST: William W. - Pvt. - SATC. ERC. - Cooperstown


JUUL: James B. - Pvt. - 163 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KADERABEK: Erwin J. - Pvt. 1cl - MD 164 Inf. - Manitowoc


KADOW: Frank J. - Pvt. - MD - Manitowoc


KADOW: George - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Timothy


KADOW: Grover - Pvt. - MG Co. 343 Inf. - Mishicot


KAMINSKY: Albert F - Mech - Bat. A. 34 CAC - Two Rivers


KANNIN: Paul F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 25 MG Bn. - Reedsville


KAPING: Hugo A. - Pvt. - MG Trn. Hancock - Kiel


KAPITZ: William - Mos 31 - Hq. 83 Div. - Two Rivers


KARAS: William A. - Pvt. 1cl - MD Amb Sec. 514 - Manitowoc


KARBON: Adolph - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D 148 Inf. - Manitowoc


KARMANN: Edward J. - Pvt. - OARD Cp. Hill, Va. - Manitowoc


KARPOWICH: Michael - Pvt. - Co. D. 29 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


KARSTEADT: Frank O. - Pvt. - Co. B. 40 MG Bn. - Kiel


KASCH: August - Pvt. 1cl - MD Gen. Hosp. 28 - Manitowoc


KASER: Valentine - Pvt. - M. Mg. Co. Benning Ga. - Kiel


KASTEN: Bruno - Pvt. - Mg Trn. Cp. Hancock - Cleveland


KASTEN: Henry L. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Kossuth


KASTEN: Hugo A. - Pvt. 1cl - Base Hosp. 28 - Two Rivers


KAUFMAN: Walter A. - Pvt. - Hq. F. Rmt. Sqdn. - Two Rivers


KAUFMAN: Walter T. - Mech. - Amb. Sec. 556 - Manitowoc


KAUTSKY: Lester W. - Pvt. - Co. M. 34 Engrs. - Manitowoc


KAWALLE: Hugo - Pvt. - Sup. Co. 135 Inf. - Manitowoc


KEAPPOCK: Charles P. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KEEHAN: Elmer T. - Pvt. - Co. C. 58 Inf. - Maribel


KEEHAN: James W. - Pvt. - Bat. B. 42 CAC - Maribel


KEEHAN: John M. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. E. 101 Inf. - Kellnersville Oct. 26, 1892 - July 16, 1958


KEIL: Wenzel - Mus 3c - 57 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KELLEY: Elmer Joseph Kelley, Jr. MEEME BOY HAD TO FIGHT TO KEEP GLOVES IN ARMY Sergt. Elmer Kelley, member of the 340th infantry of the 85th division, returned to the states with that unit and with others from this county, has returned home from Camp Grant with his honorable discharge. One of the prize possessions of Sergt. Kelley is a pair of buckskin gloves which his father, J. Egan, presented him with at his departure and which he had to fight to retain at the front. A fellow soldier stole the gloves from Kelley and it was necessary that the sergeant appear at the court martial fourteen times before the gloves were finally returned to him. Sergt. Kelley’s home is at Meeme. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 02, 1919 Page 5 (Note: He is buried in Evergreen cemetery)


KELLEY: Eugene M. - Pvt. - PWE Co. 62 - Manitowoc


KELLEY: George E. - Pvt. - F. Bmt. Sqdn. 320 - Manitowoc


KELLEY: John Marton - 1st Lt. - Med. Corps - Cato


KELLEY: Steve C. - Mech. - 160 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KELLIHER: Edward J. - Pvt. - Co. E. Erie Prov. Gd. - Two Rivers


KELLNER: Charles J. - Pvt. 1cl - QEC - Two Rivers


KELLNER: Lewis J. - 1st Sgt. - Co. A. 14 Bn. US Gds. - Manitowoc


KELLY: Elmer J. - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Timothy


KELLY: * George E. - Pvt. - QMC - Manitowoc age 24, died of pneumonia, Nov. 13, 1918.


KEMPFERT: Walter H. - Sgt. - Serv. Pk. Unit - Two Rivers


KENNEDY: George P. - Sgt. - QMC Util. Det. - Manitowoc


KENNEDY: John H. - Pvt. - NARD Shelby - Manitowoc


KENNEY: Anthony V. - Pvt. 1cl - Hq. E? Army Prov. Regt. - Kiel


KEPPLER: Arno Albert - Pvt. 1cl - QMC - Kiel


KERSCHER: Frank - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Manitowoc Photo Frank Kerscher, who entered service in August, 1918. He was a member of Battery C. Thirty-fifth Field Artillery. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KETTER: George - Pvt. - 435 Aero Sqdn. - Valders


KEUNE: Allen - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


KEUNE: Earl H. - Corp. - Co. C. 14 Am Tn. - Manitowoc


KEUNE: Elmer - Pvt. 1cl - Co. I 44 Inf. - Manitowoc


KEUNE: Esmond? F. - Pvt. - (none given) - Manitowoc


KHAIL: Frank - 1st Sgt. - Co. L. 42 Inf. - Manitowoc


KIEKHAEFER: Fred - Pvt. - QMC - Reedsville


KIEL: Moritz - Pvt. 1cl - Co. C. 346 Bn. TC - Manitowoc


KIEL: Oscar W. - Sgt. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Whitelaw Aug. 19, 1892/Jan. 12, 1976 Buried in Branch Evergreen cemetery (#45)


KIEL: William - Pvt. - Bat. E. 61 FA - Two Rivers Oct. 31, 1896 - Jan. 8, 1974


KIELSMEIER: Samuel G. - (no rank given) - See Army Register - Cleveland


KIELSMEIER: Walter L. - Sgt 1cl - 242 Aero. Sqdn. - Manitowoc


KIESELHORST: * Elmer - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 11 Mg. Bn. - Manitowoc age 23, died of wounds, Aug. 7, 1918.


KIONKA: Paul C. - Cpl. - Ord. Co. Erie Prov. Gd. - Maribel


KIRCH: Edward J. - Pvt. - SATC - Cato


KIRCH: John J. - Wag. - Fld. Hosp. 338 - Reedsville


KIRCH: Joseph C. - Pvt. - Co. F. 165 Inf. - Reedsville


KIRSKOWSKY: Joseph M. - M. Sgt. - Co. F. 32 Inf. - Two Rivers


KISSINGER: Harvey A. - Bglr. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Kiel


KITTELL: Edward L. - Pvt. - Co. F. 313 Engrs. - Kaukauna (not Mtwc. Co.)


KITTLESON: Otto E. - Pvt. - Bat. A. 9? TM - Shiocton (not Mtwc. Co.)


KLANN: Gustave A. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Hayton


KLANN: Louis F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 30 MG Bn. - Hayton


KLATT: Edward A. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


KLEIBER: Ernest P. - Pvt. - NARD - Brillion


KLEIN: Frank - Pvt. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Two Rivers


KLEIN: Joseph L. - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers


KLEIN: Volney J. - Cpl. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Cato


KLEIN: William Photo William Klein, Served with Manitowoc's company. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KLEMAN: John M. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KLEMAN: William - Mech. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc May 6, 1889 - Mar. 18, 1965


KLESSIG: Walter J. - Pvt. - Bat. B. 9 TM. - Chilton


KLIMEN: Henry - Pvt. - SATC - Maribel


KLINGHOLZ: Richard F. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


KLINKENBERG: * Alfred - Pvt. - Co. A. 332 MG Bn. - Two Rivers age 25, died of pneumonia, Oct. 1, 1918.


KLINKNER: John - Sgt. - Hq. Co. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc John P. Klinkner, 60, (above) commanding officer of Co. E., Wisconsin National Guard for a number of years, and veteran of World Wars I and II, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he had been residing in recent years. Klinkner, who completed his army duty in the recent war as a major, was riding in an auto with a brother, George Klinkner of Manitowoc, when stricken. The brother is currently employed by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company on a temporary project at Black Foot, Idaho. A son, John Klinkner Jr., of Manitowoc left Sunday for Salt Lake City to return his father’s body for burial. Funeral arrangements are not complete and will be announced later. Surviving Major Klinkner, in addition to the son, John Jr., is another son, Charles, now stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; his former wife, Mrs. Charlotte Klinkner of Manitowoc; two brothers, George of Manitowoc and Roland of Two Rivers and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Kunish and Mrs. Joseph Hoyer of Manitowoc, and Miss Isabelle Klinkner of San Francisco. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1952 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for John P. Klinkner, 60, veteran of two world wars who died Saturday at Salt Lake City, Utah, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. He served in World Wars I and II as a lieutenant colonel, going overseas with Company H in the first war and serving 18 months in Germany. On his return to Manitowoc he commanded Company E and in 1940 left with the unit for a one year training period at Louisiana. Major Klinkner transferred to the Air Force in 1941 and remained on active status until 1947 when he moved to Salt Lake City to work on a government project at Black Foot, Idaho. The deceased was born April 30, 1892, in Manitowoc and married Charlotte Panzram in August, 1922. He was a member of the Drews-Bleser Legion Post of Manitowoc which will conduct graveside rites. Survivors include his wife, two sons, John Jr., of Manitowoc and Charles with the Army in Germany; two brothers, George of Manitowoc and Roland of Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Kunish and Mrs. Joseph Hoyer of Manitowoc and Miss Isbella Klinkner of San Francisco, Calif.; and a grandson. The body will arrive on the late train Thursday night. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 10, 1952 P. 2 ******** Photo John P. Klinkner, Sgt. Wounded three times at the battle of Chateau Thierry. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KLOEHN: Walter - Pvt. - Co. C. 168 Inf. - Manitowoc


KLOKOW: William - Pvt. - Co. A 13 Engrs. - Herman


KLOTZ: William J. - Pvt. - 253 F. Hosp. - Kiel


KLUCK: Felix - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 323 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


KNOFF: Lloyd H. Photo Lloyd H. Knoff, Served with the 4th Field Artillery. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KNORR: Arthur - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Kiel


KNUDSON: Louis M. - Pvt. - Mg. Trn. Cp. Hancock - Valders


KNUTH: Edmund W. - Pvt. - VC. Vet. Hosp. 7 - Hayton


KNUTZEN: George M. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KNUTZEN: Norman E. - Sgt. - 159 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KOCH: Alvin J. - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers


KOCH: Henry A. - Pvt. - MG Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc


KOCH: John - Pvt. - Co. D. 309 Inf. - Two Rivers


KOCH: Peter - Pvt. - Ord. Dept. - Two Rivers


KOCH: William - Corp. - Co. E. 309 Inf. - Manitowoc


KOCH: William J. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. K. 29 Engrs. - Two Rivers


KOCHAN: John J. - Pvt. 1cl - M. Mg. Bn. Cp. Benning - Manitowoc


KOCIAN: * William Albert - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Wayside age 19, wounded, Sept. 5; killed in action, Oct. 4, 1918.


KOCZOROWSKI: Anton W. - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers


KOEBKE: Geo. Arthur - 2 Lt. - 107 Engr. - Manitowoc


KOENIG: Ralph K. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


KOEPKE: Arthur C. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 331 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


KOEPP: William H. - Pvt. - Co. B 139 Inf. Apr. 24, 1896 - June 22, 1972


KOEPPEL: Geo. M. - Cpl. - MG Trn. Cp. Hancock - Cato


KOEPPEN: Alfred R. - Pvt. - Co. A. Bn. US Gds - Kiel


KOHN: Frank - Mus. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Kicka


KOHN: George A. - Cpl. - Hq. 51 MG Bn. - Hika


KOLAR: Wenzel - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


KOLARICK: Adolph W. - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. L. 317 Inf. - Denmark


KOLICEK: * Charles P. - Pvt. 1cl. - Co. A. 632? MG Bn. - Mishicot age 29, died of pneumonia, Sept. 30, 1918.


KOLLATH: William R. - Sgt. - MT Co. 695 MTC - Manitowoc


KOMOROWSKI: Anton - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KOM??K: Emil - Pvt. 1cl - Mech. Unit 1 Arm C. - Two Rivers


KONOP: Edward J. - Sgt. - Co. B. 323 MG Bn. - Kellnersville


KOPETSKY: Adolph - Wag. - Co. D. 311 Engrs. - Two Rivers


KOPETSKY: Joseph F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 311 Am. Tn. - Two Rivers


KOPIDLANSKY: Frank Wenceslaus - Pvt. - Co. F. 311 Am. Tn. - Grimms


KORINEK: Joseph V. - Pvt. - Mg. Trn. Cp. Hancock - Franklin


KORLESKY: Alois - Pvt. - 57 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KORSTED: Otis E. - Pvt. - Vet. Corps - Valders


KORTAS: Anton - Cfr. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


KORTAS: Joseph - Cpl. - MTC 371 M. Sup. Tn. - Manitowoc


KOSKA: Frank Joseph - Pvt. - Cp. Shelby NARD - Two Rivers


KOSKA: Charles - Pvt. - Co. D. 116 Engrs. - Manitowoc


KOSTECKA: Joseph - Pvt. - Mg Trn. Cp. Hancock - Grimms


KOTEN: Irvin A. - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers


KOTLOW: August - Pvt. 1cl - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


KOUKALIK: Joseph - Pvt. 1cl - Co. A. 14 Bn. US Gds. - Stangleville


KOUTNIK: Edward J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


KOUTNIK: Leonard J. - Cpl. - 12 Bn. US Gds. - Manitowoc


KOZELKA: Adolph W. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 59 FA. - Mishicot


KOZELKA: Frank - Cpl. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Mishicot


KRACHA: Frank Joseph - 2nd Lt. - Co. H Inf Repl. Trps. - Two Rivers


KRACHT: Louis - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. - Mishicot


KRAHN: Arthur - Pvt. - Co. H. 2 Wis. Inf. - Grimms


KRAINERT: John - Pvt. 1cl - Co. B. 354 Inf. - St. Nazianz


KRAINIK: Arthur S. - Sgt. - 157 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


KRAINIK: William Louis - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


KRAJANIK: Otto J. - Pvt. - Mg TRN Cp. Hancock - Whitelaw


KRALL: Edward J. - Cpl. - Mg Trn. Cp. Hancock - Cato


KRAUSE: Ernst F. - Pvt. - Co. A. COTS - Manitowoc


KREIL: Frank - Pvt. - Med Corps - Manitowoc Photo Frank Kreil, Served with the U.S. Medical Corps. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KREISA: Geo. W. - Pvt. - Sect. 615 AS - Two Rivers


KREJCAREK: Joseph J. - Pvt. - Co. C. 41 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


KRENTZ: John M. - Pvt. - 124 Co. TC. - Two Rivers


KRESS: Joseph M. - Pvt. - Co. C. 42 MG Bn. - Cleveland


KRESS: Theodore J. - Pvt. - Aux. Rmt. Dep. 309 - Hika


KRETCHE: Roland - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc Buried in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


KRETSCH: Hubert V. - Cpl. - Co. E. 310 Sup. Tn. - Meeme


KRIEG: William H. - Pvt. - Mg Trn. Cp. Hancock - Manitowoc


KRIES: Joseph Peter - Pvt. - Co. I. 310 Inf. - Manitowoc


KRIESER: Clarence J. - Bglr. - Co. F. 310 Engrs. - Manitowoc


KRIESER: Raymond W. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 332 FA - Maribel


KRIESER: William J. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 12 - Maribel


KRISH: Edwin V. - Pvt. - Co. E. 134 Am. Tn. - Cato


KRISH: Wencel - Pvt. - Co. B. 38 Inf. - Cato


KROHN: Edmund W. - 1st Sgt. - Co. A. 51 MG Bn. - Manitowoc


KRUCK: Clifton A. - Cpl. - Co. A. 39 Engrs. - Manitowoc Photo Clifton A. Kruck, Corp., Thirty-ninth engineers' corps, 1602 New York avenue, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KRUCK: Michael Roy Kruck M. Roy Kruck, 81, of 1121 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Sunday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Arthur C. Senn will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kruck was born Sept. 24, 1895, at New Orleans, La., son of the late Conrad and Henrietta Galt Kruck, coming to Manitowoc as a young lad with his parents in 1904, attending Manitowoc schools. Following his education in Manitowoc he attended the Coster School of Advertising and Window Trimming in Chicago, Ill., and then was employed at John Hills at Wisconsin Rapids. He married Nora Dorpat Nov. 12, 1919, at Marshfield, coming to Manitowoc in 1941, where they resided and he was employed at Schuette Bros. Dept. Store for 20 years, retiring in 1961. He then worked at Herald-Times Reporter in the advertising department a number of years. Mr. Kruck was a veteran of World War I, serving as a corporal in France and had been a Sunday School teacher for more than 25 years. Survivors include his wife, a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna R. Kruck, of New Lenox, Ill,; two brothers, Ray, of Manitowoc and Edward, of Toronto, Canada; two grandsons, Michael Roy III, of Ponca City, Okla., and Quentin R., of Joliet, Ill., a granddaughter, Mrs. Pamela Hokanson, of Girard, Pa., and two great grand- daughters. Two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church from noon until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home for Retarded Children at Watertown, Wis., or Lutheran Colored Missions, Care of Albert Dominick at Mobile, Ala. Herald Times Reporter, December 20, 1976 P. 3 ********* Photo M.R. Kruck, Corp. Sixty-fourth artillery, nine months overseas, discharged Feb. 28, 1919, 1602 New York avenue, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KRUEGER: Clarence G. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 39 Mg. Bn. - Mishicot


KRUEGER: Fred Ferdinand - Cpl. - Co. B. 311 Engrs. - Reedsville


KRUEGER: George H. - Cpl. - Co. C. 39 Inf. - Valders Oct. 21, 1893 - Dec. 2, 1966


KRUEGER: Harry A. - Pvt. - Cp. Dodge Inf. - Reedsville


KRUEGER: Victor H. - Sgt. - M. Trk. Co. B. 310 S.T. - Manitowoc Photo Victor H. Krueger, Sgt. Served in France. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KRUMDICK: Tony E. - Pvt. - Vet. Hosp. 15 - Manitowoc


KRUSE: Otto Theodore - (no rank given) - NARD Cp. Shelby - Two Rivers


KUBITZ: Arthur R. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 19 Bn. US Gds. - Two Rivers


KUBSH: Joseph J. - Pvt. 1cl - Base Vet. Hosp. 2 - Maribel July 21, 1892 - Feb. 19, 1978


KUBSH: Joseph L. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Kossuth Dec. 3, 1890 - Dec. 25, 1960


KUBSH: Michael C. - Pvt. 1cl - Med. Corps. - Cato


KUEHNE: John - Sgt. - Co. I. 47 Inf. - Manitowoc


KUETHER: Hugo A. - Corp - Co. G. 6 Am. Tn. - Two Rivers


KUFFEL: Frank J. - Pvt. - Co. G. 6 Dep. S.C. - Manitowoc


KUJAWSKY: August - Sgt. - Co. A. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc


KUKLAS: Balislam? - Pvt. 1cl - Co. I. 4 Inf. - Two Rivers


KULNICK: Norman J. - Pvt. - SATC - Manitowoc


KULNICK: Victor - Pvt. - SATC M. ERC - Manitowoc Sergt. V.C. Kulnick visted home on a thirty-six hour furlough and returned to Chicago this morning where he is detailed for duty with the quarter-master corps. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, December 26, 1918 P. 5


KUMBALEK: John J. Photo John J. Kumbalek, With Company F, 107th Engineers, Thirty-second Division, served overseas for 18 months. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KUMMER: Emil - Pvt. 1cl - (no unit given) - Manitowoc


KUNZ: James W. - Pvt. - SATC - Francis Creek


KUNZ: Lester L. - Capt. - 336 Inf. - Manitowoc Photo L.L. Kunz, Capt. Now on transport duty, U.S.S. Leviathan, plying between Hoboken, N.Y., and Brest, France. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


KUNZ: Sterling G. - Mech. - Serv. Sec. 572 - Manitowoc


KUPSH: Joseph M. - Sgt. - G.S.I. - Grimms Mar. 8, 1894 - Nov. 2, 1957 Sergt. J.M. Kupsh, Jefferson Barracks, has received an honorable discharge and has arrived at his home, at Grimms. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, December 26, 1918 P. 5


KURTZ: Paul H. - 2nd Lt. - 46 Co. CAC - Two Rivers


KUSTERMANN: Joseph A. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. G. 29 Inf. - St. Nazianz


KUSTKA: John J. - Cpl. - Co. G. 53 Inf. - Two Rivers


KUTIL: James - Cpl. - Bat. C. 54 CAC - Branch


KUTIL: Joe Jr. - Pvt. 1cl - QMC Util. Det. - Kossuth


KUTIL: John - Pvt. - Amb. Co. 50 - Branch


KUTZ: Frank P. - Pvt. - Co. B. 164 Inf. - Cleveland

LABENSKY: Victor - Pvt. - Co. C. 109 Inf. - Manitowoc LADWIG: Carl E. - Pvt. - Med. Corps - Manitowoc Herman C. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc William J. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc LAFOND: Adolph J. - Pvt. - 161 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers Urban G. - Pvt. - Co. G. 54 Inf. - Two Rivers LAHEY: Walter E. - Pvt. - SATC - Two Rivers LAKATOS: Joseph S. - Cpl. - Co. D. 340 Inf. - Manitowoc LALKO: Martin - Pvt. 1cl - 161 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers LAMBERT: Walter L. - Pvt. - 53 Dep. Brig. - Mishicot LAMBRIES: Adam John Jr. - Pvt. - NARD Cp. Shelby - Manitowoc George - Cpl. - Co. 615 MTC - Manitowoc LANDT: Ernest C. - Sgt. - Bat.? 35 Sig. C. - Two Rivers LANG: Michael - Sgt. - Mg. Trn. Hancock - Valders LANGE: Reinhard K. - Pvt. - Co. A. 2nd Inf. - Manitowoc LAPEAN: Clarence J. - Pvt. - Bat. F. 14 FA - Two Rivers LAPINE: Andrew J. - Pvt. - Mg Tr. 8th Cav. - Manitowoc Clifford - Pvt. - Ord. Dept. - Manitowoc LARSON: Alfred M. - Cpl. - MT Co. 374 - Valders Leonard E. - Pvt. - Sec. 615 USA AMB. - Manitowoc Markey - Sgt. - 1st Co. 161 Dep B - Manitowoc Thomas R. - Pvt. - Ord. Sup. Co. - Valders LARUSSA: * Silvestro - Pvt. - Hq. 146 MG Bn. - Manitowoc age 26, (b. Italy); died of pneumonia, Oct. 16, 1918. LASKOSKY: John - Pvt. - Co. B. 42 MG Bn. - Manitowoc LAST: Archie I. - Pvt. - Co. C. 14 Engrs. - Two Rivers Ralph C. - Pvt. - Sec. 615 USA Amb. - Two Rivers LAU: Arthur - Pvt. - Co. K. 23 Inf. - Brillion LAUGHLIN: Thomas F. - 1st Lt. - B.H. 26 - Cato LAUTENSCHLAGER: Geo. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 36 CAC - Manitowoc LAWRENCE: Asa G. - Sup. Sgt. - Co. L. 33 Inf. - Manitowoc Curtis S. -Pvt. - Hq. Co. 123 Inf. - Manitowoc LECLAIRE: Raymond H. - Cpl. - QMC - Two Rivers LEHRMANN: Edwin - Pvt. 1cl - Vet. Hosp. 7 - Two Rivers LEMERISE: Sidney - Pvt. - Co. K. 77 Inf. - Manitowoc LEMKE: Albert F. - Pvt. 1cl - 380 Aero Sqdn. - Manitowoc Paul Fred - Pvt. - 4 Repl. Gr. - Manitowoc Robert J. - Cook - QM. Dep. 15 - Manitowoc


LENSMIRE: John F. - Pvt. 1cl - Co. D. 29 MG Bn. - Branch


LENSMIRE: Joseph A. - Pvt. - Vet. Co. Vet. H. 7 - Cato


LEPICH: Otto - Cpl. - Co. B. 340 Inf. - Maribel Dec. 5, 1893 - Oct. 16, 1962


LESCHKE: John Sylvester - Pvt. - QMC. - Timothy


LESHKE: Edward T. - Muc.3c - Hq. Co. 341 Inf. - Manitowoc


LESPERANCE: * Isadore - Pvt. 1cl - Co. I. 4 Inf. - Two Rivers age 21, killed in action, Sept. 30, 1918. Tombstone Tombstone ISADORE LESPERENCE, TWO RIVERS BOY, REPORTED KILLED IN ACTION ON THE WEST FRONT, IN FRANCE Word has been received at Two Rivers that Isadore Lesperance, Two Rivers, had been killed in action on the west front. He left with a contingent of honor men for camp about six months ago and was transported overseas with a National army division several weeks ago. He leaves his parents and several brothers and sisters residing at Two Rivers. This is the thirty-first casualty among Manitowoc county boys. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, November 04, 1918, Page 4 ******** MILITARY RITES FOR HERO DEAD AT TWO RIVERS The City of Two Rivers has paid final tribute to three of its hero soldier dead whose bodies have been returned from overseas in three days, the funeral of Sergeant Harry Bartz occuring on Sunday, that of Private Isadore Lesperance on Monday morning and of Private John Nilles this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Luke's Catholic church. Military rites were accorded to each and the funerals were under the auspices of the Robert Burns, American Legion most which furnished pall bearers and firing squads. Private Isadore Lesperance, son of Octave Lesperance, was killed in the Meuse- Argonne by shell fire. He was a member of Co. I, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division, and left Two Rivers on November 19, 1917, and after a short period of training at Battle Creek, Mich., crossed overseas and saw front line service for months. His funeral was held yesterday morning with service at St. Luke's Catholic church. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, September 13, 1921 P.9


LETTENBERGER: Alphonse - Pvt. - Ord. Det. Sev. Pk 103 - Manitowoc


LETTENBERGER: Herbert - Pvt. - SATC. Voc. - Manitowoc


LETTENBERGER: Max - Pvt. 1cl - Co. F. 162 Inf. - Manitowoc


LEU: Jacob J. - Pvt. - Hq. Co. 68 Inf. - Manitowoc


LEVANDOSKY: (Levandusky in cemetery) Edward - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc age 19, died of wounds, Aug. 2, 1918. Buried in St. Mary's, Manitowoc BODY OF ANOTHER HERO EN ROUTE HERE FOR BURIAL The body of another Company H boy who gave his life in the world war is en route home for burial messages received by Mr. and Mrs. George Levandowsky (sic), Madison street, saying that the body of their son Edward was shipped from New York Tuesday. It is expected here this afternoon or tomorrow morning. The burial will be with full military honors. Priv. Levandowsky who left her as a member of old Company H, was wounded in action and died at a hospital in France. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, January 6, 1921 P.1 ******** LEVANDOWSKI (sic) TO BE BURIED WITH MILITARY HONOR The body of Edward Levandowski, who died overseas, arrived in the city this morning, under escot of Corp. J.J. Brown of the Fifth Infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan, who was detailed to accompany the remains from Chicago here. Funeral services, with full military honors, will be held at St. Mary's church tomorrow morning Company H, of which the soldier boy was a member, will have charge of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, January 7, 1921 P.1


LEVANETZ: Louis F. - Pvt. - Co. L. 543 Inf. - Two Rivers Photo Louis Levanetz, Private, went over as a chauffeur on May 25, 1918. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


LEVENHAGEN: Royal R. Pvt. - Mg. Co. 341 - Mishicot


LIEBERT: Emil - Pvt. - 56 Dep. Brig. - Manitowoc


LIEDTKE: Fred W. - Pvt. - 63 Dep. Brig. - Two Rivers


LILGE: Arnold O. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Kiel


LILGE: * Carl F. - Pvt. - Co. A. 4th Inf. - Kiel age 28, killed in action, Oct. 21, 1918.


LILL: Archie V. - 1st Lt. - 14 Inf. - Manitowoc Photo A.V. Lill, First Lt. Decorated by French General for Tank work. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


LINDEMAN: Herman - Cfr. - 503 Aero Sqdn. - Manitowoc


LINTEREUR: Fred Albert - Sgt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Two Rivers


LISHKA: Albert - Pvt. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


LODL: Edward J. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 13 Regt. FA - Tisch Mills


LODL: Henry E. - Pvt. - SATC - Francis Creek


LODL: John A. - Pvt. - Bat. C. 35 FA - Mishicot


LOHSE: William - Cpl. - Co. H. 127 Inf. - Manitowoc


LONZO: Arthur F. - Sgt. - Co. F. 1 Army Hq. - Two Rivers


LOPROSTI: Guiseppe - Pvt. 1cl - Sn. Sqdn. 82 - Manitowoc


LORFELD: Gerhard W. - Pvt. - SATC - Cleveland


LORGE: Eugene J. Private EUGENE J. LORGE. Entered service Sept. 18, 1917 at Camp Custer. Stationed at Ft. Niagara, Camp Custer, and Camp Dix. Discharged Jan. 3, 1919 at Camp Grant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lorge, Casco From "Kewaunee County Honor Roll and War History" edited by Harry H. Heidmann, Lester C. Heidmann pg. 64 ******* Eugene J. Lorge, 80, of 629 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at the Americana Nursing Home at Green Bay after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Edmund Olson will officiate and burial with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 659 will be at Knollwood Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lorge was born Sept. 23, 1888, at Lincoln, Wis., son of the late Louis and Flora Lorge. He married Elizabeth Laurent in Brussels where they resided until they moved to Two Rivers. The couple came in 1951 to Manitowoc where he was employed by the Burger Boat Co. as a painter until his retirement in 1953. He was a member of the Sea Gulls, the St. Paul Lutheran Church Brotherhood and a veteran of World War I, having served with the 16th Infantry Division from 1917 to 1919. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Darlene) Schnorr of Two Rivers, Mrs. Oscar (Iva) Vaughn of Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Frank (Pear) Rathsack of Mishicot; a son, Eugene Jr., of Manitowoc, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Monday and then until the time of services at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter Saturday, February 8, 1969 pg. M-11


LORIGAN: Daniel C. - Cpl. - Co. F. 370 Engrs. - Reedsville


LOUGHLIN: John F. - Cook - Hq. 24th MG Bn. - Manitowoc


LUEBKE: August E. - Pvt. - Mg Trn. Hancock - Manitowoc


LUEBKE: Walter Wm. - Pvt. - Bat. D. 333 FA - Manitowoc


LUEBKE: William H. - Pvt. 1cl - Ord. Det. 17 FA - Two Rivers


LUECKE: Harry F. - Pvt. - FA Repl. Draft. - Manitowoc


LUECKE: * Otto A. - Pvt. - 33 Prov. Ord. Dep. - Manitowoc age 23, died of pneumonia, Oct. 20, 1918.


LUEDTKE: Arthur - Pvt. - Co. G. 340 Inf. - Maribel


LUEDTKE: Arthur R. - Corp. - Hq. Co. Pro. Repl. Reg. - Manitowoc Arthur R. Luedtke, 83, of 621 S. 28th St., Manitowoc, died late Monday after- noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Norval W. Kock will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Military graveside rites will be accorded Mr. Luedtke by VFW Otto-Oas Post No. 659. Mr. Luedtke was born Jan. 15, 1893, in Manitowoc County, son of the late William and Emily Schley Luedtke. He lived in Manitowoc most of his life and from 1914 to 1916 played semi-pro baseball with the O.K.’s Ball Club in Manitowoc County league. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I from 1918-1919, overseas in the 337th infantry. He married Elsie Vollheim Oct. 30, 1919, at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death in 1954. He married Olive Hynek Kubiechek Nov. 29, 1958, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Mr. Luedtke was employed for 40 years at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, retiring as foreman of the shipping department in 1958. He was a member of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, VFW Otto-Oas Post No. 659, Manitowoc Senior Citizens, Senior Citizens Warblers and World War I Barracks, No. 2565, holding office of quartermaster and chaplin (sic) and also as chaplin of the Eighth District. In 1975 Mr. Luedtke was selected as national deputy aid-de-camp of Manitowoc Barracks No. 2565. Survivors include his wife, Olive, a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Edith Luedtke, of Manitowoc, three step-daughters, and sons-in-law, Robert and Gladyce Westphal, of Milwaukee, Kenneth and Geraldine Norkosky, of Bennette, Colo., and Paul and Joane Thompson, of Manitowoc, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother, William and two sisters, Alma Schlei and Elsie Franz, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Fuenral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 9 o’clock this Tuesday evening and at the church from noon Wednesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, January 11, 1977 P. 3 ******** Photo Arthur R. Luedtke, Corp. Headquarters company, Second Army Repair depot, A.E.F., 716 North Tenth street, Manitowoc. Source of photo and information: "Manitowoc and Two Rivers Part in World War I" Compiled and published in 1919 by The Wisconsin News in Milwaukee.


LUELOFF: Edwin W. - Pvt. - Co. E. 341 Inf. - Kiel


LUKESH: Herman R. - Pvt. - Co. A. 305 Mg. BN. - Kiel


LUTZ: Michael - Pvt. - 110 Aero Sqdn. - Manitowoc


LUTZE: Herman E. - Wag. - F. Hosp. 338 - Meeme