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Dorr, Carl (died 1918)

DORR

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/14/2017 at 16:13:49

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, August 10, 1920

BODY IS RETURNED HOME
CARL DORR DIED FOR HIS COUNTY IN FRANCE.

The body of Carl Dorr, son of John Dorr, living southeast of Remsen, was brought home from its temporary resting place in a national cemetery in France, arriving in Marcus last Sunday. The funeral was held Wednesday in Amherst township.

Carl Dorr was a member of the draft contingent which left Plymouth County in July, 1918, and was taken down with pneumonia while aboard ship and on the way to France. Upon arriving overseas the lad was transferred to a hospital in Brest, France, where he died soon thereafter, and he was buried there October 21, 1918.

Carl was 28 years of age at the time of his death. The body was brought back to this county by request of his relatives.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Ilten, in the Amherst Lutheran Church, and was largely attended. The body was given a fitting military burial, the American Legion boys of Marcus having charge. Many of the Remsen members of the Legion drove out to attend the services.
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