World War I News, 1917-1919
from the Denison Review
Articles About People from Crawford County Serving in WWI
August, 1918 - October, 1918
August 1918Deloit, 8-7-1918
*Laurenz Stubbe's friends are glad to know he will make a loyal soldier even if he was not able to be at the front.
Charter Oak, 8-7-18
*Paul Schmidt returned Saturday from Camp Gordon, Ga. He was one of the Crawford county boys who failed to pass the examination.
*Otto Gosler was home from Camp Dodge Sunday for a short visit with his mother.
*Walter Kaiser came from Camp dodge Sunday and spent the day at the Brink home.
Dow City, 8-7-1918
*John Ahart received word Monday of the safe arrival of his son, Orris, overseas. Word was also received that Guild Rudd has started on the way over.
*Leslie Day, who is visiting his parents in Denison, spent Sunday with Wesley Cramer and wife. He just recently returned from a training camp in Michigan, having been honorably discharged. We are told that he is talking of enlisting in another branch of the service.
*Charles Rigsby and Alfred Hansen, who went to Omaha and enlisted last week, were successful in passing and enlisted in the aviation corps and will be stationed at Ft. Omaha for the present.
*Raymond Butterworth went to Omaha Tuesday to enlist as a chaplain but was unable to get in after having applied at several places. He was told that it would be necessary for him to go to Washington in regard to the branch of the service in which he wished to enter.
*Nathan Hain departed Wednesday afternoon on his return to the Great Lakes naval training station after having spent twelve days or so with the home folks. His mother went with him as far as Denison and visited at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jake Schwarzenbach.
*Roy Gebert of Ft. Hancock, Augusta, Ga., was a guest of friends in town last week. He is spending a ten-day furlough in Denison with his people.
*John Retman, Oscar Hansen, Edgar Banyard and Elford Meyer, who were among the drafted men who left this county recently for Camp Gordon, Ga., came home Saturday, having failed in passing the physical examination.
*Mrs. L.E. McBride and daughter Virgene, were passengers from Logan Friday evening for a visit at the G. M. Brake home. Saturday, the former accompanied her sister, Mrs. R. E. Lusk to Camp Dodge, where they visited Mr. Lusk, who expects to be transferred to another camp soon. They returned Monday evening. Foster Tillett, left Wednesday on his return to the Great Lakes naval training station, after having enjoyed ten days furlough at the home of his mother, Mrs. L. E. Goodman.
*Severely Wounded in Battle - Relatives of Corp. Edw. M. Flahive Receive Telegram Monday evening - No Details Given. - Corp. Edward M. Flahive, of the Rainbow division, was seriously wounded in battle on Monday, July 26th. Denison relatives received a telegram Monday evening from the government to this effect, but no details were given. Edward Flahive enlisted over a year ago in Company b, 2nd Iowa Infantry at Ida Grove. Last summer just before the National guard was ordered to the border, Flahive was among those selected from his company to be transferred into the Rainbow Division. He was sent to France early last fall. Recent letters from Flahive were to the effect that he was in the thickest of the fighting and had already seen considerable action. Flahive has a host of friends in the community who are hoping that his wounds are not of a serious nature.
Arion , 8-7-1918
*Jesse Furne came home to spend a few days with his family before going to the army. He left Tuesday for Jefferson Barracks.
*Our service flag has its first gold star. The star was placed in the flag Monday evening and taps was called by Dean Talcott. Louis Miller died July 27th in a hospital of wounds received in battle. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Miller, living north of town and was 21 years old. He was among the first to go. This first casualty has thrown a deep shadow over the community and much sympathy is felt for all the family.
*Louis Miller Dead in France - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Miller of Near Arion, Dies July 27th of Wounds Received in Action - He Enlisted on Sept. 22, 1917 - Was Member of Co. 10, first Infantry - Trained at Camp Dodge, Camp Merritt and Camp Pike - Dow City Aug.6 - This community was sadly shocked Saturday when news reached here to the effect that Louis Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Miller, had met death in France. The message stated that he was wounded in action and taken to a hospital where he passed away on July 27th. He is the first young man from this vicinity to give his life for the country and although his death means a severe blow to his people, they feel justly proud of their hero solider boy who has thus given his all for our country. Louis was born in Paradise township, April 11, 1894 and grew to young manhood in this vicinity. He was called to the colors Sept. 22, 1917 and was stationed at Camp Dodge, being a member of Co. H, 350th infantry. November 22nd he was transferred to Camp Pike, Ark., and later with Co. E, 347th infantry he was transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J., and from there was taken to France where he was a member of Co. 10 1st Infantry. He was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Miller, who with one brother, Albert, and three sisters, Mrs. Dethlefsen, Mrs. Geo. Igou and Mrs. Carl Blackman, are left to mourn him. The bereaved ones have the most heartfelt sympathy in their dark hour.
Denison Review 8-7-1918
*August Calls Not Yet Heavy - Five Young Men Departed Tuesday for Jefferson Barracks, Mo. - Schleswig Man to New York - Men Returned from Gordon - Twenty five Crawford County Men Returned from Camp Gordon - Different Causes for Return - Five young men departed Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock over the Chicago & North Western for Jefferson Barracks, Mo. where they will receive special training, preparing them for the service.
The names of the young men inducted into the service under this care were: Wm. Schleuter, Vail; Louis Richael, Manilla; Ralph Woodruff, Denison; Mike Kalbush, Dow City; Jesse J. Furne, Arion; Earl Riddle of Denison had been inducted but he was unable to qualify so Furne of Arion went in his place. Monday evening, August M. Ebert of Schleswig left Denison for Syracuse, New York, under a call for men for special and limited service to do guard duty at the docks and warehouses.
The local board has received another call for men to leave during the five-day period beginning Monday, August 26th. This call is for 500 men for the state of Iowa to be sent to Camp Funston, Kansas. Crawford county's quota has not been fixed by the Adj. General but undoubtedly it will be less than ten men. In the neighborhood of twenty-five Crawford county men have been returned from Camp Gordon, Ga., who were unable to pass the strict examination given down there. Most of the men were returned on account of being under or above regulation weight or height. The local board is unable to account for the fact that so many have been returned but believe the fact that those sent to Camp Gordon are to be sent overseas within the next few weeks has something to do with it. The board is unable to give all of the names of those returned from this camp owing to the fact that they have not all reported.
The classification of the men who registered in June has now been completed by the board and considerably over 50 per cent of them are Class I men. Work of classification of these men was not completed in time to publish the names with the classifications in the papers for this week. The physical examination of these registrants is now under way and will be completed Thursday of this week. As a result of the recommendation of the legal advisory board, 16 men in deferred classification have been put into Class I. The legal advisory board went through all the questionnaires and recommended that certain registrants be re-classified. These questionnaires were sent to the district board at Des Moines, who investigated every case and made the final decision. The men who were re-classified have been notified by cards. It was reported that the August call in this state would be as heavy as those of July, but from present indications they will fall far below.
Charter Oak, 8-14-1918
*John Aronson and Oren McCain are two Charter Oak boys who leave for camp Tuesday.
*A farewell was given at the Aronson home Sunday evening. John leaves in this call. About seventy-five of his friends were present and at midnight a delightful luncheon was served.
*M. J. Monaghan and Edward Kinney returned home Friday from Camp Gordon where they were honorably discharged from service.
*Ed Powers was home from Camp dodge last week on a furlough.
Dow City, 8-14-1918
*Mr. and Mrs. James Houston have been enjoying a visit with their son, James, at the Great Lakes naval training camp. He has recently been promoted to first class electrician and is reported to be getting along fine.
*Misses Irene Smith and Ruth Swasey were in Denison last week and enrolled in the student nurse reserve and were successful in passing. They expect to leave about the first of September for Chicago where they will receive their first three months' training.
*Memorial Services for Private Louis Miller, who recently made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefields of France, were held in the Methodist church Sunday morning. Rev. A. B. Adams preached a very fine and appropriate sermon and a quartet composed of Bryce Binnall, Lucinda McHenry, Lois Manning and Mot McHenry rendered several beautiful selections and a pretty duet was sung by the two ladies. This is the first service of this nature to be held here.
*Editor L. C. Hatch, of the Dow City Informer, is making preparations to join the military ranks soon. He goes to enlist in the quartermasters Corps and expects to leave about the first of October. His wife and little daughter, Lois, will make their home in Council Bluffs until his return.
*Alex Reuben was here from Camp Dodge and made an over-Sunday visit at the home of his sister, Mrs. Herman Lazerus, and family. He came up from Omaha Saturday afternoon where he had been visiting his parents.
*Alfred Hansen and Charlie Rigsby were up from Ft. Omaha to spend the Sabbath day with the home folks.
*Morris Griffin was in Denison, Friday and took the physical examination for military duty and was successful in passing. He expects to leave soon for training.
*Ben Houston was up from Ft. Omaha and spent Sunday with the folks.
*Relatives here have received word to the effect that Frank Banyard, who has been in military training in Maine for several months, expects to leave there soon for overseas duty.
*Bryce Binnall, who enlisted as a veterinarian some time ago, received his call and left Monday night for a training camp. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Binnall, accompanied him as far as Denison.
*Jim Dugan of Camp Dodge Sundayed at home.
*Private Frank Hood, who is taking a course of instruction in the school for auto mechanics in Des Moines college, spent Sunday here with his father, James Hook.
*Private George Grage, of Camp Dodge, was up last week to visit with relatives.
*Miss Bessie Dougal, who is employed at Schaller, was home the week end to visit her brother, Ben, who was home on a furlough.
*Sgt. Joe Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hayes, a member of the hospital corps at Ft. Logan, Colo. has secured a twenty-day furlough and is spending the time with his parents.
*All of the Manilla young men who left for Camp Gordon passed the physical examination with the exception of Hoyt Cooper. However, Mr. Cooper has secured a position as a Y.M.C.A. worker.
*Mrs. C. J. Loftesness and baby returned from their trip to Camp Leis, Wash., to see her brother who was dangerously ill with pneumonia but at this writing he is somewhat improved.
*Rev. J. M. Williams of Mapleton occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church Sunday evening. The sermon was a splendid memorial for Louis Miller, whose young life has ended in France, but whose memory will remain with us always, the first of our boys to fall.
*A letter from Ira Lee tells of his safe arrival in France, which he likes but thinks England a more beautiful country and he hopes to see it again. He says he has everything a soldier could want and would rather be there in hearing of the guns and getting ready to fight the enemy than any other place on earth. Fred Suhr says the same, but where he is the women and children have to do such heavy work and have such a hard time that he asks everyone here to save all the food and clothing that they can and send it to these poor people.
*A cable from the Edwards boys to their sister received Tuesday, indicates that they have come through a big battle safely.
Denison Review. 8-14-1918
*Walter Miller was another one of the boys from Schleswig who failed to pass the physical examination at Camp Forrest and he returned Friday. Otto Schwenn, Emil Peters and Jess Miller had returned the week .. from Camp Gordon.
Dow City, 8-21-18
*Friends of Carl Hansen and Carl Tatroe, who recently left here for Camp Gordon, Ga., will be pleased to learn that they have been placed in the rank of corporal.
*John Edwards, Jr. and daughters, Alma and Mae, were very much delighted last week in receiving a telegram from Alfred and Elias Edwards, who are in France. The message contained just four words, "Both safe and sound." These boys have been serving their country in France for some time.
*Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Banyard received the sad news Saturday of the death of Stanley Banyard who was killed in the British army July 15th. The deceased was a brother of Arthur and Edgar Banyard of this place.
*Mrs. R. E. Lusk, received a card from her husband Thursday stating he had left Camp Dodge and was on his way east. The card had been sent from Savannah, Ill. Miss Fancheon Wiley has enrolled in the student Nurse Reserve and expects to leave about the first of September for training. Fancheon is the third girl in Dow City to enroll for this work, the other two being Irene Smith and Ruth Swasey.
*Mr. and Mrs. Needham who had been occupying the Romanan Wight residence for several months left Thursday for Missouri, he having been called to report there for military duty. Mr. Needham was employed in the Houston garage while here.
*Ben Houston came up from Ft. Omaha Saturday and made an over-Sunday visit at the home of his father, R. W. Houston.
Wall Lake, 8-21-1918
*Mrs. Ben Gardner has received a letter from her son, Leo, who was wounded in France July 5th and is now in a base hospital. He was unable to write himself as his right arm is injured, but he said he hoped to be out in a month.
Denison Review 8-28-1918
*Forty Register - Young Men Who Reached Age of 21 years Since June 5th, Register on Last Saturday - Forty Crawford county young men who have reached the age of 21 years since June 5, 1918, and on or before August 24, 1918, registered at the office of the local board in the courthouse Saturday. Questionnaires have been furnished these young men and when these are returned to the board they will be classified according to the rules followed in former registrations. The members of the local board acted as the registrars and registration commenced at 7 o'clock in the morning, continuing until 9 o'clock at night. Below we give the names and address of the young men who registered:
- Herbert Otto Bruhn, Mapleton
- Edward C. Brandenberg, Aspinwall
- John Frederick Bielfelt, Denison
- John Ward Costello, Vail
- Fred A. Clausen, Charter Oak
- Calvin H. Carbaugh, Dow City
- Russell J. Calvin, Manilla
- Alfred H. Dreesen, Breda
- George Thomas Dixon, Vail
- Lloyd Albert Dieter, Vail
- Gen B. Eggers, Denison
- Frederick W. Frahm, Boyer
- Peter Raymond Flynn, Denison
- Alfred P. Gottsch, West Side
- Bernard Jeschke, Schleswig
- Albert C. Jackson, Denison
- Frank B. Kenny, Vail
- Robert E. Kastner, Kiron
- Francis M. Kral, Vail
- Rudolph F. Kock, Breda
- George Luft, Denison
- Frank P. Lenz, Denison
- Paul W. Larson, Charter Oak
- Elwood L. Larson, Kiron
- Carl F. Miller, Schleswig
- Emil J. Mildenstein, Charter Oak
- Leo H. Mathys, Dow City
- D. M. Alfred Nulle, Botna
- John H. O'Connor, Vail
- Louis E. Rickers, Breda
- Otto H. Renk, Vail
- Herman Randall, Denison
- Elmer E. Swanson, Kiron
- Paul A. Staley, Charter Oak
- Carl Bertrand Streeter, Deloit
- Otto E. Schultz, Denison
- Otto Elmer Trexel, Denison
- Fred Robert Theobald, Manilla
- George Tebbe, Dow City
- Arthur J. Wiese, West Side
*Mobilization Orders Soon - Alfred Wright, Chief Clerk of the Local Exemption Board will Issue Orders This Week -75 Men Called for September. Practically All of the Men Called at This Time Registered Last June - List of Names. Alfred Wright, chief clerk of the local exemption board will send out mobilization orders this week for the Crawford county young men who will make up the quota from this county. Seventy-five men will leave during the period of September 3-6 for Camp Dodge while eight more men will entrain during the same period for Camp Funston, Kansas for limited military services. Practically all of the men called for these two quotas are men who registered last June, the Class I men of the 1917 registration being exhausted some time ago. The board has not received notice from the adjutant general at the time this was written just when these men will entrain. Eighty-six men will be called to fill the quota of seventy-five men to be sent to Camp dodge, inasmuch as several have appealed their cases to the district board for deferred classifications or on account of dependents. The names of those who will be notified to mobilize in Denison are as follows:
Dow city, 8-28-1918
*Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rudd have received word to the effect that their son, Guild, left Hoboken, N. J. for overseas duty. Guild enlisted in the signal service over a year ago and has received most of his training in a camp in Texas.
*Mrs. R. E. Lusk has received word from her husband that he had arrived at Camp Mills, N. J. and expects to sail for France soon.
*Charley Starkey was up from Omaha several days last week. He was one of the company of men who left Crawford county several weeks ago for Camp Gordon, Ga., and was rejected.
*A report reached here last week that George Dillenberger had been killed in France, but later it was learned the report was false, of which fact his friends were very glad indeed Mrs. Jack O'Brien motored to Omaha Wednesday. Her sister, Mrs. A. W. Swanson and two little daughters, who had been here for a few days, returned home with her. Mrs. Claus Hanson accompanied them and made a brief visit with her son, Alfred, who is taking military training in a balloon school there.
Charter Oak, 8-28-1918
*Mrs. Geo. Ullerich is visiting her son at Camp Dodge.
*Hugh Petersen returned from a camp in California Saturday, as he was physically unfit for service. He will remain here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Broder Petersen.
*J. L. Riggleman and daughter went to West Virginia to visit his old home and relatives. They expect to be gone for a month or two. They stopped over Sunday to visit Jesse, his son, who is at the naval training station at Camp Perry.
*Kiron's locality will lose several more this week of its sturdy young men, who have been called by Uncle Sam into the war service. Those who leave this week are Dr. C. E. Morton, Alfred O. Larson, Bert Lindstrom, Elmer Mauritz, Walter Schultz. Their going will be felt and they will be missed, but Kiron will feel more interested than ever in every soldier that leaves its midst. May the protection of the Divine ruler and His leadings be theirs during their absence and their friends and homes pray for their safe return.
Denison Review 9-4-1918
*He Fought in the Infantry - Another Crawford county young man has made the supreme sacrifice in the world war for freedom against autocracy. Andreas Steinkiste, a resident of Crawford county for the past two years, was killed in action in France during the month of August. Steinkiste was inducted into the service from this county early in the spring, being one of several from Dow City who enlisted at the same time in the infantry. The men entrained from Denison and went up to Atlanta, Ga., where they remained for but a short time before being sent on to France. Andreas Steinkiste was a native of Holland, where his mother still resides. He cam to America about five years ago and located first in Minnesota. For the past two years he has been living in this county and was working on the farm of Charles Gremonprez when he enlisted.
* ...(missing first part of article) for liberty. This time it is Carl J. Cook, the third child of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cook, who lived in this county for so many years. We was a member of the Rainbow division, served in the 168th Infantry, Co. E, an organization which contains a number of Denison boys and which has made a record especially commended by General Pershing. News of his death has come to friends of the family from the Cook home at Gillette, Wyo. Carl was born Feb. 7, 1892, in this county and lived her practically all his life. He was always at home with his parents on the farm. In the spring of 1917 the family removed to Gillette, Wyo. And in October Carl answered the call of his country and enlisted. He was first sent to Camp Lewis, Wash., then to Dumont, N. J. and to France last Christmas. He leaves his father and mother, four sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Anna, now Mrs. I. T. Henderson of Ogilvie, Minn: Jennie, Mary, Abbie, now Mrs. ? N. Bannister: John and Charles of Gillette, Wyo. Those acquainted with the Cook family will well remember the quiet, self-contained boys of the family. They were home lovers, seeming to find enjoyment in the presence of their mother who was a musician and their sisters and the farm work. Carl early professed Christianity and was a consistent young man through his entire life. He was very faithful in his church attendance, as very many can remember seeing him in the family wagon and carriage going back and forth to church and Sunday school. There are many brave boys who have died for their country in France and Carl J. Cook was one of them. The family certainly have the sympathy of their many friends in Crawford county.
*Eight of our Best Young Men Called to the Colors for Duty in Limited Service -
Given Reception Before Going -
Threatening Weather Kept Many Away, but Nevertheless Boys Get Rousing Sendoff -
Robert F. Hesse, Schleswig;
Clarence McCullough, Denison;
Bert E. Lindstrom, Kiron;
A. C. Bibsee, Jr., Macedonia;
Clarence E. Morton, Kiron;
Herman J. Sieck, Schleswig;
Willie Kahler, Schleswig;
Alfred Walter Larson, Kiron;
Eight Crawford county young men left Denison Tuesday noon over the Northwestern for Camp Funston, Kans. for limited service in the army. The men mobilized in Denison on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock and answered to roll call before the local board at their offices in the courthouse. Clarence E. Morton of Kiron was appointed lieutenant in charge of the men on the trip to Camp Funston. Following the roll call and instructions the men were invited to the Commercial Club where a reception was tendered them and all enjoyed the hospitality of the club. At 12:15 the men assembled at the courthouse and after a short concert by the Denison band a procession formed for the march to the station, where relatives and friends were gathered to see the young men off. Owing to the threatening weather, the crowd at the station was not as large as on previous occasions, but it did not lack enthusiasm and the boys were given a rousing send off. L.W. Powers delivered a short address at the station, which was well received.
Dow City, 9-4-1918
*C. O. Miller received word Saturday that his son, Charles, had arrived safely in France.
*John Rudd has received word that his son, Guild, has arrived safely in France.
*Morris Griffin and wife returned Saturday evening from Omaha. Hey had been down to see Dorris Griffin, who is still stationed at Ft. Omaha.
*Dorris Griffin came up from Ft. Omaha Sunday night to attend the funeral of his grandmother.
*A large crowd of friends gave a wienie roast Monday evening for Arthur Suhr, Arthur Darison and Ernest Nathan, who leave Thursday to join the army. Fires were built in the Thomas Rae pasture and a merry time was enjoyed by all present, playing games and eating a fine supper until a late hour when good byes were said.
*Mrs. Gail Carey left Wednesday for Georgia where she will be with her husband, who is at Camp Gordon. Gail is employed in office work and expects to be there until after Christmas.
*Glen Clemmer resigned his position at the Pickens barber shop as he is called to the colors and leaves this week with the Carroll boys for Camp Dodge.
Dow City, 9-11-1918
*Mr. and Mrs. Claus Hansen and son, Lester, motored to Camp dodge Saturday to see their boys, Carl and William, who are in training there.
*The Red Cross ladies shipped another box last week containing the following articles: 45 suits of pajamas, 10 helmets, 14 wash cloths and 13 ice bag covers.
*Doc Shumate is home on a furlough and is spending the time with his mother and greeting his many friends while visiting the fair.
Denison Review, 9-11-1918
*Alfred O. Larson, who left last Tuesday for the training camp at Camp Funston, returned Friday as he failed to pass the examination. As his wife had packed up their household goods and left for Sioux City, where she had planned to reside during his absence, he left for Sioux City Friday afternoon. Before leaving for the camp, he sold his interests in the Kiron dray business to his brother. Mr. Larson stated that as he expected to secure employment in Sioux City, their home would be there for sometime.
*Rev. Irwin Johnson of Holdredge, Nebr. was called to Kiron last week to visit his brother, Reuben and bid him farewell before leaving Thursday for Camp Dodge. He remained over Sunday to visit relatives and a host of friends who were agreeably pleased to again meet him. He preached at the Arthur Free Church Sunday forenoon and at Kiron in the evening, being greeted at both places by good audiences of former friends.
*Seventy-Five to Camp Dodge - Mobilized in Denison Wednesday and Splendid Program Carried out to Delight of All-Speaker Hon. J. J. Meyers, Boys Placed in Charge of Bryan Dalton, of Vail, Who was Appointed Lieutenant in Charge. Seventy-five Crawford county boys entrained from Denison last Thursday morning over the Chicago & Northwestern for Camp Dodge to commence their training in Uncle Sam's great army. The boys left on a special train which reached Denison about 9:30, carrying the Harrison county contingent. An especially fine program was arranged by the entertainment committee of the Commercial club in honor of the departing boys. The program was given Wednesday afternoon on the court house square and hundreds of people were present from all parts of the county. Hon. J. J. Meyers, of Carroll, was the speaker o the day and delivered a splendid patriotic address. Mr. Meyers is one of the ablest orators in the state and his address was well received. One of the features of the entertainment was the chorus led by Miss Winifred Wright, which rendered patriotic selections. The Denison band was on hand and gave an excellent concert. Following the afternoon program the boys were invited to visit the Commercial club rooms, where they enjoyed pool, billiards and card games. It had been planned to entertain them at the picture show in the evening but owing to a breakdown in the projecting machine this part of the entertainment had to be omitted. The boys, however, were given a treat at Savery's confectionery. Thursday morning the boys assembled at the course house square, where they answered to roll call, after which a procession was formed for the march to the station. There was a large crowd at the station and the boys were given a rousing sendoff. Bryan T. Dalton, of Vail, was appointed Lieutenant in charge of the quote.
Charter Oak, 9-11-1918
*Asa Brown of Co. I 2nd Infantry, was home on a furlough Saturday and Sunday. Asa bears the distinction of being the first Charter Oak boy to enlist in the army. He has been in the service seventeen months, the greater part of the time being spent in the Hawaiian Islands, but was recently transferred to Camp Fremont, Cali., and is now being transferred to Camp dodge. This is his first visit home since he enlisted.
Dow City, 9-18-1918
*Word has been received from Orrin Reynolds that he is much better although he cannot talk or hear you. The doctor has encouraged him by saying that in time his hearing and speech will return, a fact all his many friends are glad to know.
*William Hanson returned to Camp Dodge Saturday, having been home on a five-day furlough.
*Miss Isabel Scott gave a party last Thursday night, the guest of honor being Roe Shumate, who leaves Monday for Boaregaard, La., where he is in training for military service. About twenty-two guests were present and spent the evening in the usual way. Some outdoor games were played until a late hour when all partook of a light lunch and bade farewell to Mr. Shumate and returned to their homes.
*Tom Rule has received word that his son, Robert, has arrived safely overseas.
*Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brake have received word that their son, Lloyd, who has been with the band, has been moved and they are now at the front.
*Lieut. Merton Thomas came Saturday night from Ft. Sill, Okla., on a ten-day furlough.
*Postals have been received telling of the safe arrival in France of Julius Suhr, Harry Argotsinger and Herman Witte, which relieves much anxiety.
Denison Review, 9-18-1918
*Mr. and Mrs. Ingwert Hollander and Mrs. Julius Petersen went to Camp Forrest, Ga., Wednesday, to visit their son and brother, Nick Hollander before he leaves for overseas duty.
*Mrs. Ennis Stoltenberg has moved her household goods here from Onawa and will stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Lorenzen while Ennis is serving the colors.
Charter Oak, 9-18-1918
*Dr. Glen Perry received his call last week and left at once for camp. Dr. Mitchell of Logan succeeds him.
*Dunlap Loses Man - Ed O'Connor Fighting for Americans in France; Loses Life - Killed August 23rd. Dunlap, Sept. 16 - Special to the Review - Edward O'Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Connor of this place was killed in action in France, August 23, according to a telegram received here last week. This is the first death that has occurred among the Dunlap boys service their country. Private O'Connor entered the service as a volunteer in April, 1917, and was assigned to a training camp at Deming, N. M. He was a member of Co. C 127th Field Artillery. He sailed for France in June with his division. Soon after arrival of the division in France, Edward's company was placed in action and has since borne its share of the brunt of battle. Edward O'Connor was born in Harrison county 26 years ago last March and spent most of his years among his native hills. He possessed in a marked degree all the qualities of an ideal soldier. He was bright, cheery and happy hearted, full of sunshine and smiles, powerful of physique and fearless in the midst of dangers. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
*Friends in Denison received the official government note last Thursday that Richard Ely had arrived safely overseas. His friends were pleased to learn of his safe arrival.
*Mrs. Foster Hain has recently received word that her husband had arrived safely overseas. Foster left Denison July 26th, with the large contingent of Crawford county boys, many of whom are with him now in France.
*W. R. Schlie, Killed in Action - Son of Mrs. Dora Kruger Killed in France, July 19th - Mother Receives Word from Adjt. General - Member of Rainbow Division - Young Man was Born in Hanover Township, Crawford County, in 1893 - Lived There 18 Years - Another Crawford county boy has made the supreme sacrifice in the great world war. Mrs. Dora Kruger, who lives in East Denison, received a telegram last Thursday from the war department at Washington stating that her son, Private Willie Robert Schlie, was killed in action July 19th. The telegram received is as follows: Washington, D. C. - Sept. 19, 1918 - Mrs. Dora Kruger, Denison, Iowa - Deeply regret to inform you that Private Willie Robert Schlie, infantry, is officially reported killed in action July 19th. Harris, Acting Adjutant General. Willie Schlie was twenty-five years of age and enlisted in Co. B, 2d Iowa infantry last year and received his first military training at Ida Grove. He was one of the men selected from Co. B to be transferred to the Rainbow division and was sent to Des Moines where he was encamped until after the state fair and went from there to France. The last letter received by Mrs. Kruger from her son was written July 7th, just twelve days before he was killed in action. In this letter he wrote he was in the best of health. He wrote of the good treatment he was receiving in the army and described the country where he was encamped. The young man was born in Hanover township, Dec. 23, 1893 and resided there for about 18 years. For five years he worked on a farm in Ida county and at the outbreak of the war enlisted in Co. B. Besides his mother and stepfather, he leaves to mourn his death the following brothers and sisters: Henry Schlie of Kenwood; August Schlie, Ricketts; Bernhardt F. Schlie, Ida county; John Schlie of near Denison; Mrs. Hans Jones, residing in South Dakota, Mrs. Augusta Kluver, Hanover township; Mrs. Bertha Kluver, living south of Denison; Mrs. Reinhold Kruger, residing near Charter Oak and a half-brother, Walter Kruger, of Denison. Willie Schlie was an industrious young man of good character who held the respect and esteem of all. He was 100 per cent American and when the government called for volunteers at the outbreak of the war he enlisted among the first. He was a good soldier, always obeying orders, willing at all times to perform the duties assigned to him and undoubtedly gave a good account of himself in the action where he made the supreme sacrifice. The Review joins with the many friends of the bereaved family in extending heartfelt sympathy.
Denison Review 9-25-1918
*Local Board Office Busy - Board Now Sending out Questionnaires - Call Has Been Received for 32 Men for Camp Dodge - The office of the local board on the third floor of the court house is a busy place these days. Members of the board and Alfred Wright, clerk, are busy sending out the questionnaires to the men who registered September 12th, as well as checking up the registration cards. Questionnaires have been going out for the past week and the legal advisory board is working overtime helping the new registrants to fill out their questionnaires. Private Dean Loucks, of Cherokee, arrived in Denison last week and will assist the local board as well as the physicians who make the physical examinations. He is a limited service man and has been assigned to Crawford county by the war department from Camp Dodge. The war department is furnishing a limited service man to every exemption board in the country in order to facilitate the immense amount of work connected with these offices. A call was received last week from the adjutant general's office at Des Moines for 32 men from this county to leave during a five day period commencing Monday, October 7th, for Camp Dodge. Up to the time of going to press, the local board had not completed the list of names of the men who will make up this quota. On Thursday, October 3rd, three limited service men from this county will go to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Raymond Streeter, Deloit; George E. Abbott, West Side, and Hugh E. Hoy, Vail, are the men who will be called. They will leave Denison over the Northwestern at 3:13 o'clock in the afternoon of October 3rd. Julius Rohwer, of Schleswig, left Monday for Columbus Barracks, O., being specially inducted into the service as a typist in the judge advocate's office.
*Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pacholke, received a letter from their son, Otto, stating that he had landed safely "over there." He is now in England and writes that he is enjoying the best of health.
*A celebration was held at the Leytham home as a farewell for Walter who left Sunday for the east, having spent his furlough at home.
*Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Higgins enjoyed a visit from their grandson, Ed Ryan, Jr. of Chicago, last Sunday, at which time they entertained relatives at a dinner in his honor. Ed has received a promotion and is now a field lieutenant. He spent much of his time at the home of his grandparents during his childhood and is an especial favorite. He is a son of Ed Ryan of the Citizens State bank.
*Mrs. Carson, of Watertown, S. D. was a guest of her sister a few days last week on her return from Kansas City, where she had gone to see her husband, who is in the service and is soon to be moved to an eastern camp.
Dow City, 9-25-1918
*Owen Kuykendall returned from Oklahoma last week and he expects to go into military training soon.
*Lieut. Merton Thomas is now stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., but expects to be sent to Washington soon.
*Private Frank Hook was up Sunday of last week from Camp dodge visiting his parents.
*Private Chris Neuman, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Merle Cook, returned to Camp Dodge last week.
*Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Theobald, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Huber and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Breckenridge, all received very interesting letters last week from their sons in France, stating that they were all in the best of health.
*Cards were received here last week announcing the safe arrival overseas of the following boys: Sgt. Thos. Collins, Dennis McMahon, Bryan McMahon, Otis and Guy Manford, F. C. Breckenridge, Ed Bosche and Olaf Jorgensen.
*The following item was overlooked in our items of last week and was omitted unintentionally, and we gladly print it this week: A company of soldier boys stopped here while enroute east one day last week and were served to a fine dinner by the ladies of the Red Cross. The boys entertained them with songs and showed their great appreciation of this service by giving hearty cheers for the Red Cross.
*Foster Baker closed his garage here Saturday as he enlisted some time ago. Mrs. Baker will remain with her parents at Bondurant.
*Mrs. Gust Larson received a telegram Sunday, informing her that he son, Herbert, had been severely wounded in action in France. Herbert was one of the splendid boys come from Kiron and has many friends who, together with his dear ones, hope and pray that his injuries may not prove fatal but that he will speedily recover.
Dow City, 10-2-1918
*Howard Pegg and wife and Mrs. W. Ettleman and little daughter, Lois, recently visited friends and relatives in Mondamin, also paying a farewell visit to the former's brother, Walter, who left to join the colors.
*Lieut. Merton Thomas, who came here from Ft. Sill, Okla., for a ten-days furlough with the home folks has now departed for Washington and other eastern points.
*Mrs. Henry Hancox, who has been spending the past summer with her husband's people in Minnesota, returned the forepart of the past week and is visiting at the parental John Williamson home. She expects to go to Camp Dodge to spend some time with her husband there.
*Walter Leythum has returned to the Great Lakes naval training camp near Chicago, having enjoyed a furlough with the home folks.
*A letter was received Friday from Corp. O. F. Reynolds who has been confined in a hospital in France for some time as a result of having been shell-shocked. He states that he is receiving the best of care and is now making a rapid recovery. He can now hear slightly, but as yet his speech has not returned. His many Dow City friends are indeed glad to learn of his improvement.
*We are very glad to report that Nelson Butterworth, who has been in a hospital in New York, having suffered with quite a sever attack of influenza, is now improving. The other members of his company have left for overseas duty, which was quite a disappointment to him.
*Alfred Hansen came up from Fort Omaha Thursday and is visiting at the parental, Claus Hansen, home. He has been confined in a hospital for several weeks, having had an operation performed, but is now getting along nicely. He has been given a furlough of twenty-one days.
*Word was received in Denison last week that Joe James, Floyd Gary and John Krauth had landed safely in France. These three Denison boys enlisted in the signal corps.
*Lieut. Gail Richardson, who is stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., writes that he is in charge of the football team there and will assist in the Liberty loan drive among the soldiers stationed there.
*Percy Cavett has sent his parents an interesting display of war trophies which he picked up on the battlefields of France. The assortment consists of a German helmet, hand grenade, cartridge boxes, buttons and chevrons from German uniforms and a parachute which is used to send up flares to light No Man's Land.
*Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Boslough received a card the latter part of the week from their son, Glenn, advising them that he had landed safely in France after a most pleasant voyage. Their son, Burness, under date of August 20th, writes that he left the hospital the 15th and has returned to his company. Burness was gassed slightly. He states that he has seen Grover Tucker, Percy Cavett, Orris Suiter, and Wm. Wearmouth. His company came out of the front line trenches in fine shape.
*Private John Giblin is home on a furlough from Creighton college.
*Relatives here of Lloyd Malloy received a card of his safe arrival in France
*Harold Rudd, of Dow City, and Alf Hansen, who is stationed at Ft. Omaha, were in Vail Sunday visiting with friends.
*Vail Boy A Death Victim - Charles Lewis Duffy Dies at Great Lakes Training Camp, Detroit, After Only Three Days' Illness - Bronchial Pneumonia Cause - Remains Brought to Vail, Accompanied by Full Military Escort - Funeral Very Largely Attended - Vail, Oct. 8. This community was shocked and saddened on Thursday last to learn of the death of Charles Lewis Duffy at the Great Lakes training camp at Detroit, Mich., after a three=days' illness from bronchial pneumonia. The remains reached here on Saturday evening accompanied by a full military escort composed of eight companion sailors from the camp. Charles was well known to the people of Vail and vicinity. He was born here on the 23rd of April, 1887 and this has always been his home. He was in the first draft called but did not pass the physical examination required. Anxious to get into the service he closed up his barber shop and enlisted in the navy. At the time of his death he had finished the course at the Great Lakes training school at Chicago with unusually high honors and was waiting at the camp at Detroit to be assigned to one of Uncle Sam's sub chasers after having qualified as a gunner's mate. The Catholic church where the funeral services were conducted was completely filled with sorrowing friends who were anxious to show the esteem in which he was held and sympathy for the bereaved family and the procession that followed his remains to the cemetery was one of the largest ever held in Vail. The members of his immediate family are his mother, two brothers, Joseph P. And James M. and two sisters, Mrs. James O'Reilly and Mrs. Harry Allender, all of Vail and many other near relatives and a very large circle of friends will mourn him and sadly miss him. Charlie's quiet disposition and beautiful character endeared him to all who enjoyed his acquaintance. This is the fist Vail boy to be returned here after having given his life in the beloved service and his many friends, by generous floral offerings and by thoughtful attention to the gentlemanly escort that accompanied him showed their appreciation of him in every possible way.
*Leslie Gulick Married - Miss Hazel Grafmueller of Freeport, L. I., Becomes Bride of Denison Young Man. Leslie E. Gulick, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gulick, of this city, was married Saturday, October 5th, to Miss Hazel Grafmueller, at Freeport, L. I., the ceremony being performed at 8:30 o'clock in the evening at the home of the bride's uncle, Mr. Hill. The wedding was a quiet affair, only the relatives and immediate friends of the couple being in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Gulick left for a few days' honeymoon trip up the Hudson and upon their return will make their home at Newark, N. J. where the groom is now stationed. Leslie was born and reared in Denison and needs no introduction to the people in this community at this time. He attended the public schools here, later taking a business course at the Cedar Rapids business college. For two years before the outbreak of the war he was engaged in the automobile business at Carroll, having the agency for the Cadillac car. He enlisted in the aviation department a year ago this summer and was sent to Kelly Field, Texas, later being transferred to New York, where for several months he had charge of Red Cross supplies issued to men before their departure for France. For the past few months he has been stationed at Newark. Leslie is a young man of pleasing personality and has a host of friends in this community. The bride has been making her home with her uncle at Freeport, L.I. Mr. Hill is a corporation lawyer in New York. She is an accomplished young lady and very prominent in the younger social set at Freeport. The Review joins with the many friends of Leslie in extending congratulations.
Denison Review, 10-9-1918
*Herbert Larson - Herbert, the son of Mrs. Gust Larson, who was seriously wounded while in action in France in August. The only report of his being wounded that has been received is by the telegram sent to his mother. Further news is being awaited of the details of his injuries. Herbert has a large circle of warm Kiron friends who together with his loved ones trust that his injury will not be fatal but that he will recover and return safely home after the war has been won by Uncle Sam, in whose service he entered when the call came. (- **There is a picture of Herbert Larson with this article)
Dow City, 10-9-1918
* Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Edwards received a card Thursday informing them of the safe arrival of their son, Cecil, overseas.
* Word reached here that Ernest Nathan, who is in military training at Camp Dodge has sustained a broken limb while playing football. Dow City friends are sorry to learn of his misfortune. He is the son of Mrs. Hans Nathan, who resides in Belltown.
*Alfred and Lester Hansen were at Camp Dodge last week, where they enjoyed a visit with their brother, William. The camp was placed under quarantine shortly after their arrival, thus they were permitted to make only a brief visit there.
*The people of Dow City and vicinity were aroused by the sounding of the fire alarm Sunday morning at 3:30 and were soon notified of the report that the German army had surrendered. The event was celebrated by the ringing of church bells, dynamite explosions, bonfires, etc.
*Mr. and Mrs. Pete Boysen left on Saturday for Camp Dodge, having received a telegram stating their son, Bernard, was very ill.
Dow City, 10-16-1918
*Mrs. L. E. Barger returned Tuesday of the past week from a couple of months' sojourn with her husband who is in training at the Great Lakes naval training station at the Great Lakes naval training station near Chicago.
*Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Cruise and John and Sophus Hansen, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Conrad and John Jenkins and wife of Earling, motored to Council Bluffs one day recently, where John Hansen enlisted for service. Our informant says that he was rejected which was a great disappointment to him.
*Mr. and Mrs. Ed Riddle went Thursday to Chicago, where they enjoyed a visit with their son, Norman, who stopped there for hours on his way from San Francisco to an eastern point. He had been training in San Francisco since going into the service last spring. Miss Mary Keairnes accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Riddle. They returned Saturday.
*A letter was received here the first of the week from Harold Fienhold, in which he states that is just recovering from a severe attack of influenza. He is now in training at Long Island, N. Y.
*Mrs. C. C. Antisdel, of Council Bluffs, and Ed Fisher, of Omaha, motored here Sunday and spent the day at the home of their sister, Mrs. O. J. Judd and family. They were accompanied by the latter's son, Lieut. Clarence Fisher, of Louisville, Ky., who was home on a week's furlough. He just recently completed a course in the officers' training school there
*Morris Griffin received a fruit cake from his brother, Dorris, who is employed as a cook at Ft. Omaha. Friday marked the birthday anniversary of both of the boys and the cake, which had been made by Dorris himself, was sent as a reminder of the day. He is voted an ideal cook by those who sampled his cake. At present he is under quarantine at the fort and has so far escaped the flu which is now so prevalent.
*Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Johnson left on Sunday for Camp Dodge in response to a telegram stating their son, Reuben, was seriously ill with pneumonia. Reuben left Kiron several weeks ago.
*S. R. Weed underwent an operation for acute appendicitis last Wednesday afternoon and though his condition was considered serious, he is improving steadily. His daughter, Miss Verna, who recently went to Chicago to attend school, came home and will remain until he has regained his health. His oldest son, Charles, a sailor on the U. S. battleship Pennsylvania, is also at home this being his first visit home since he entered the service more than a year ago.
*Lieut. Edson Glau was home on a short furlough last week ...(missing rest of article)
*A letter from George Stilson tells that he is at the front.
*Ed. M. Flahive in New York -Word Received Here Monday That Denison Boy Wounded in France is at Ellis Island. Relatives of Ed. M. Flahive received word Monday that he had arrived at Ellis Island near New York, from France. He stated in the telegram that he was at the hospital at Ellis Island and was feeling fine. Flahive was among the first of the Denison boys who enlisted in the army, joining Co. B 2nd Iowa Infantry. He went to Ida Grove, where he received his preliminary training and was among those from Co. B selected to go into the Rainbow division. He was severely wounded in battle in France during the summer, his right shoulder being injured by fragments from a big shell. Relatives are of the opinion that he has been returned to this country on account of his wound and that he probably will be sent to the reconstruction hospital at Ft. Des Moines for further treatment. Everyone is proud of the fine record of this Denison soldier and all look forward to the time when he can return home
*Rex Moffitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moffitt of this city, received orders to report for duty in the marine service at Paris Island, S. C. and expects to leave for that place on Sunday. Rex enlisted in the marines in Chicago just two weeks ago, passing a first class examination and has been awaiting his call to service since that time.
Denison Review 10-16-1918
*34 Called for Camp McArthur - Thirty-Four Men Scheduled to Leave Denison During Five Day Period Beginning October 21st - Orders for Ames Cancelled - Some Thirty Men Left in Class One, Not Counting Those of the September Registration. - Thirty-four Crawford county young men are scheduled to leave Denison during the five day period commencing October 21st and ending the 26th for Camp McArthur, Calif., under the selective draft. Orders were received by the local board Saturday canceling the mobilization order for three selected men to go to the mechanical training school at Ames owing to the serious outbreak of Spanish influenza at that college. It is possible that the board will receive an order canceling the call for men to leave next week. There are some forty men left in class one, not counting those of the September registration. Below we give the names of the registrants from which the 34 men who will be sent to Camp McArthur will be selected:
- Paul A. Hannah, West Side
- Ferdinand D. Kuhlman, Ute
- Ed Nissen, Boyer
- Edward E. Johnson, Deloit
- Louie Wulf, Boyer
- Ernest A. Groneberg, Dumont, Minn.
- Walter H. Schultz, Schleswig
- Bernie John Johnson, Deloit
- Walter Osterlund, Vail
- Arthur F. Maak, Boyer
- Hans Albert Kruthoff, Denison
- Arthur J. Wiese, West Side
- John H. O'Connor, Vail
- Rudolph F. Kock, Breda
- Bernard Jeschke, Schleswig
- Francis M. Kral, Vail
- Paul W. Larson, Charter Oak
- Elmer S. Swanson, Kiron
- George Luft, Denison
- Carl F. Miller
- Peter Raymond Flynn, Denison
- Albert C. Jackson, Bredenbury, Can.
- Frederick W. Frahm, Boyer
- D. M. Alfred Nulle, Botna
- Glen B. Eggers, Denison
- Alfred Ekloo, Denison
- Emil D. Jensen, Denison
- Geo. J. Igou, Denison
- Rudolph Brandt, Denison
- Willie Fritz Boger, Denison
- Martin H. Bretthauer, Denison
- Albert J. Thomas, Vail
- George B. Reincke, Schleswig
- Robert F. Wright, Dow City
- William M. Noonan, Buck Grove
- George Quandt, Charter Oak
- Frank Peters, Schleswig
- Albert C. Neumann, Boyer
- Calvin H. Carbaugh, Dow City
- Jas. Raymond Hickey, Vail.
*William Sperry: The death of Private William J. Sperry occurred at Camp dodge on Thursday, October 10th, following an attack of pneumonia. Word was received on Wednesday of his serious illness and his mother, Mrs. Kate Sperry, left at once for his bedside where she remained until his death which occurred at 6:30 Thursday evening. William James Sperry was born at Arion, Iowa, April 23, 1897 and was 21 years, 5 months and 18 days old at the time of his death. He came to Denison with his parents when but two years of age and has made his home here ever since.
He attended the parochial school of this city and completed the eighth grade course. He was employed at the Rachwitz meat market and both the Balle-Brodersen and Boys' stores as a delivery man, and proved to be a faithful and trustworthy employee. About a year ago he went to Masonville where he secured employment at the Illinois Central station and was studying telegraphy in which he was greatly interested at the time he was called into service. He answered the call of his country and left with a contingent from Crawford county for Camp Dodge on September 5th.
He contracted a cold the first night he was there and never was able to completely recover from the effects of it. Later he became ill with the Spanish influenza, which developed into pneumonia and caused his untimely death.
Willie, as he was familiarly called, was a boy of excellent character and possessed a most unselfish and kind disposition, which made for him a host of friends, who greatly regret to learn of his sudden death.
His father having died when Will was but a small child, he grew to be a great comfort and help to his mother and sister, Blanche, who will sadly miss him in the home.
The remains arrived from Camp Dodge on Tuesday noon, accompanied by Private Martin Fritz of Manning and the funeral was held at the home this Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, the services being read out in the yard, the Rev. M. J. Farrelly officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery and the body laid to rest beside his sister, Marie, who died some years ago.
Besides his sorrowing mother and sister, Blanche, he leaves numerous other relatives, the following being present at the funeral: Mrs. James Ryan of Verndale, Minn.; M. J. Ryan and C. A. Preston of Masonville. A large concourse of friends and members of the Woodmen of the World, of which he was a member, were present at the funeral services. The floral offerings were most beautiful and expressed the sympathy of the friends of this young soldier who gave his life in the service of his country.
Dow City, 10-23-1918
*Robert Wright and Calvin Carbaugh, of this vicinity, are numbered among the thirty-four Crawford county men called to report in Denison this week to go to Camp McArthur, Cali.
*Ms. Frank Banyard, formerly Miss Vivian Sharp, arrived last week from Maine and is now at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brinten Sharp. Since giving up her work in the post office here in June she has held a position in Maine where she was united in marriage to Frank Banyard the fore part of the summer. Her husband left there about two months ago for overseas duty.
*Mr. and Mrs. Ed Riddle received a letter last week from their son, Norman, saying that he had arrived at Cambridge, Mass. He had been in training in San Francisco prior to his transfer.
*Howard Sterrett pleasantly surprised his Dow City relatives and friends Friday by his arrival from New York where he had been confined to a hospital. During the early part of last winter, Mr. Sterrett, who had been spending several months among relatives here, went to Omaha where he enlisted for military service. He was successful in passing the examination and was sent at once to a training camp at Jacksonville, Mo. After having had several weeks of training there he was transferred to Plattsburg, N. J. Shortly after his arrival at this place a call came for six volunteers for overseas duty, he being one of the six to offer his services. He, with the other five men, arrived in France in January. Several months later Mr. Sterrett received an honorable discharge on account of having been gassed, which unfitted him for further service. He arrived in New York in July, since which time he has been in a hospital. He is looking and feeling fine at present and has many interesting things to tell of his military life. While in France he was in the engineering service. He expects to leave this week for Wessington Springs, S. D. where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sterrett reside.
*Floyd Carson and Harold Johnson of Camp Dodge were visitors here Sunday. Their home is in Charter Oak.
*Sunday was a glad day in Dow City when a large number of overseas letters were received. Mrs. R. E. Lusk had the record in this, she having received six letters from her husband and several from her brother, Lloyd Brake. The boys are all getting along fine and enjoying the best of health.
West Side, 10-23-1918
*Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Moeller received a cablegram Sunday morning from their son, Carl, who is over there, stating that he was feeling fine. His folks had not heard from him for two months so this relieved them from their anxiety.
*George Mumm stopped here a few hours Tuesday, being home on a ten-day furlough. George accompanied the remains of a soldier to Mapleton and as his wife was at Mapleton to meet him with the car, they stopped at West Side enroute to Wall Lake. He and his wife will also visit his folks at Leroy, Minn., if time permits. George had a real touch of the influenza but is now looking as well as ever.
Charter Oak, 10-23-1918
*Paul Henne, a distant relative of Mrs. Leyman, died of pneumonia at Camp Dodge last Friday. The remains were brought to Charter Oak Sunday morning and funeral services were held at the cemetery.
*Loren Butler has been transferred to Waco, Texas.
*Mrs. Nichols went to Omaha Tuesday to see her son, Guild Evans, who came from American Falls, Idaho, to enlist.
Buck Grove, 10-23-1918
*Letters from John Griffin over in France say he is in active service most of the time, but so far has not received a scratch, which is good news for all his friends.
*Letters received from Joe Bogler by H. G. Neubaum state that he is in southern France away from the sound of the guns and is having an easy time and enjoying life generally.
Denison Review, 10-30-1918
*Howard Sterrett, who had been spending a week among friends and relatives here on his return from New York where he had been in a hospital for several months recuperating from a gas attack which he experience in France, left the latter part of the week for his parental home at Wessington Springs, S. D.
*Mr. and Mrs. Ed Riddle have received word from their son, Norman, stating that he had started from Cambridge, Mass., on his way home, having been given a furlough of thirty days. His folks here are greatly delighted over the news and are anxiously awaiting his arrival.
Dow City, 10-30-1918
*The remains of Frederick Lochmiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lochmiller, who died at sea of pneumonia were brought here for burial Thursday afternoon. The Lochmiller family were former residents of this vicinity and have many friends who deeply sympathize with them in their great sorrow.
*Mr. and Mrs. Claus Hansen received a letter from their son, William, last week in which he stated that he was being transferred from Camp Dodge to another camp. He had been training at Camp Dodge since entering the service several months ago.
*Mrs. Henry Hancox returned last week from a several weeks' sojourn with her husband at Camp dodge and is now at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Williamson.
*Private Herbert Ahart of Ft. Crook, arrived here Saturday and made an over-Sunday visit with friends and relatives. He is also visiting at the parental, George Ahart, home in Dunlap and with friends in Denison while on his furlough. The Ahart family are former residents of Denison.
*Claude Wiley went to Omaha Saturday to offer his services to Uncle Sam as an ambulance driver, but was too late to get in at this time. Her returned Sunday.
*Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hahnemann and Mrs. Marie Suhr went to Camp Dodge Friday to see the boys there. They found Arthur Suhr in the best of health and expecting to be moved soon so he was glad to see his mother and sister, but Albert Hahnemann is having a hard struggle with the influenza. His mother is helping care for him. They say that everything possible is done for the boys.
Transcribed by Melba McDowell