Obituaries

 

 

Lawrence Casper

 

TWO MORE CALLED
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YOUTHFUL SOLDIERS SUCCUMB TO INFLUENZA
ONLY A FEW WEEKS IN SERVICE


Lawrence Casper, son of John Casper, of Lincoln Township, Dies at Training School, at Ames (disparity noted in father's name in headline and in article...)


Lawrence Casper is another Plymouth county youth who has laid down his life while in the service of his country. He fell a victim of influenza while in training camp at Ames, dying on Sunday. His father, Peter Casper, of Hinton, and his brothers and sisters were notified of his sickness and went to Ames and were with him during his last illness.

 
Lawrence Casper was inducted into service for special training on July 14, and went to enter a training camp at Ames. He was born on his father's farm in Lincoln township and attended school there and worked on the farm. He is mourned by his father and two sisters who are Mrs. Ella Blankenberg, Mrs. Carl Muecke, and two brothers, George and Edward.


Lawrence Casper was a popular young man in the community where he was reared and lived. He was twenty-one years of age. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the
house in Lincoln township and the interment made in the Lincoln township Lutheran cemetery.

 


-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; 22 October 1918

 

-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html