TAPS ARE SOUNDED FOR SOLDIER BOY--
Mathias A. J. Hugebach Dies At Archadia, Florida, And Is Buried At San
Jose, California. Thursday, October 31st.
The following is a clipping from the San Jose,
California, Daily on Friday morning, November 1st.
Imposing funeral services were conducted yesterday at the Thomas
Mountain undertaking parlors and at the Sante Clara Catholic cemetery
for the late Mathias A. J. Hugebach, U.S.A. whose death occurred at
Dorrfield, Florida, October 23. The services at the grave were
conducted by Rev. Father Frances of St. Mary's church of this city,
assisted by a number of soldiers from Camp Freemont who acted as pall
bearers and as an escort to the cortège.
Appropriate music was rendered by the choir of
St. Mary's church and at the conclusion of the services taps were
sounded by Baz -- Demezyzan as the body was assigned to its last
resting place. Those attending , besides several n------ -- Miss Rose
Hoffman, of St. Louis, Minnesota, several personal friends and the
immediate relatives were Sergeant A. Finney Privates F- & J. J. Babay.
J. Compton, G. Smith, F. Janecek, A Wilkens, A. Gresor, O. F. Gannon of
The deceased who was idolized by his parents, was born
at New Hampton, Iowa, February 12, 1899. He enlisted at Granite Falls,
Minnesota as a private in the aviation signal corps, April 1, 1918; was
sent to Kelly base, Texas, in September, where he graduated, but was
afterwards transferred to Arcadia, Florida, where he passed away at the
army hospital. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hugebach,
reside at 350 West San Carles street.
~ source: NEW HAMPTON TRIBUNE, New Hampton,
Iowa, Wednesday, 13 November 1918, VOL. XLII No. 46, Front Page