Tama County

Pfc. George O. Eberhart





Pfc. George O. Eberhart, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Coleman of this city is a prisoner of war in Germany, according to a war department message received by his wife, who is making her home in Toledo, Iowa. Private Eberhart previously had been reported missing in action in Germany since Sept. 28, 1944.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, January 9, 1945


Cpl. Virgil J. H. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Coleman of this city, is home on a 30-day furlough from army duty in Italy, after nearly two years of overseas service.

The Webster City serviceman has three brothers and three brothers-in-law in service.  They include: George W. Coleman, QM 1/c, who is now at Norfolk, Va., after a year’s duty in the Pacific; Norval Coleman, MoMM1/c, serving aboard a ship in the Pacific; Pvt. Myrrl Coleman, located at Ft. Snelling, Minn., now after reporting for induction a week ago; Pfc. George Eberhart, reportedly on his way home after being released from a nazi prison camp in which he was held prisoner for nine months; and Donald Yancy, serving with the merchant marine.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, June 9, 1945


George Owen Eberhart was born July 19, 1922, to Albert G. and Marie C. Toma Eberhart. He died Dec. 1, 2000.

George was reported missing in action in Germany Sept. 26, 1945 and became a prisoner of war in Germany.

Mary Jane Coleman was married to (1) George Eberhart (2) Elferd Trampel. George and Elferd were both World War II Army veterans.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com