Plymouth County

Aloysius Stoos



ALOYSIUS STOOS—son of Mrs. Matt Stoos, of LeMars.  He has submarine duty and was very recently on leave after very long service in the Pacific against the Japs.  He is rated as a first class boilermaker’s mate and has had four years in the Navy. When he returns home after the war, he will have a thrilling story to tell of action against the Japs, but much of this story will have to wait until it has been released by the Navy department.

Source: The LeMars Globe-Post, March 18, 1943 (photo included)

Sgt. Stoos’ Property To Be Sent Home Says War Dept.

Mrs. Matt Stoos has received a letter from the War Department, confirming a telegram previously received, stating that her son, Sgt. Herman Stoos, lost his life by enemy action in the African theater of war.

The letter also states that Sgt. Stoos’ personal effects will be sent home.

Mrs. Stoos has made efforts to contact her other son, Corporal Sebastian Stoos, now on maneuvers in the Smoky mountains in Tennessee, but has been unable to reach him, either by letters or telegram. He does not know, as yet, of his brother’s fate.

The bereaved mother said she has received numerous messages of condolences. Mrs. Stoos declared that when Joe Fisch came to the farm with a telegram, and tried to break the bad news gently, she thought of her other two sons, Sebastian in Tennessee, and Aloys, on duty in a submarine in the South Pacific, but did not think of Herman as a possible victim, as she had been receiving letters regular from him.

“In every letter,” said Mrs. Stoos, “Herman had something to say about what he was going to do when he was home again.”

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, May 20, 1943


Nick Stoos of Remsen and Aloys Stoos of LeMars write home to relatives here that while they were stationed in Australia, they met each other. We can’t give the names of the divisions, but they both are in the Navy.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, July 22, 1943