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The World War began in 1914 and before the United States got 
involved many residents of Ozaukee County were in the service. 

On April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare 
war on Germany. At first men ages 21-31 were drafted and then men ages 
3 1 -45 were drafted. 

Most of the soldiers trained at Camp Mc Arthur in Waco, Texas or 
Camp Grant at Rockford, Illinois, The men who went overseas saw 
service in France, some were killed in action and many more died of 
Spanish Influenza and pneumonia. The armistice ending the war was 
signed on November 11.1918. 

The military and genealogical biographies of the casualties of the 
young men fi"om Ozaukee County are as accurate as possible with every 
effort to include an imase of each of the men. 

George Ayers was bom in Ohio. He enlisted in the service on 
9-22-1917 in Port Washington, Co.C 340"^ Infantry, 85 Division. He 
was killed in action 8-2-1918 at Chateau Thierry, France. 


Ralatives received a message last_ 
Sunday icorning announcing the sad 
ne\ys of tiie death ot Private George 
Avers. f;imiliarly known among his 
young friends as Rollo, a member of 
Co. (H. 47lh Inf. who was killed: in ac- 
tion in Trance on August 2, 191S. 

George Ayers was born in Ohio 
Iwcrity-nine years ago. He enlisted 
in f.^11. ll'lG and went overseas to 
France in May 1917, and has been in 
active service for the past few months. 

The young soldier was a son of 
^lrs..E. I.. Ayers of this city. Before 
he joined the army he was employed 
at the Cedarburg Cnnning Factory. 

Hn is f-urvived by his motlier, two 
Tisters, RTr.". Art. Wiley and Letha A. 
of this city and one brother, Edward 
S. of Peru Indiana. 

Peter Bell was bom in Saukville the son of Steve and Ida, He 
entered service on 8-26-1918 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, 3'^'^ 
Company, 161 Depot Bridgade. Peter was 29. He died at Camp 
Grant, Illinois on 10-6-1918 of pneumonia 


r J. Bell 

Peter J. Bell, son of Mr. andl Mrs. 
Stephan Bell of the town -of Sauk- 
ville, died at Camp Grant on | Sun- 
day after an illness with pneumonia. 
The remains were shipped to Sauk- 
ville and were taken to the home of 
his parents from wtiere the funeral 
■w-as held Thursday under the_^uspi-. 
ces of the Home gTiards of thisi city. ! 
The young man was 29" years o| age 
and was born in the town of Sauk- 
ville. For five years he resided in 
Montana. He . left for Camp Grant 
with a number of selectmen on [Sept. 
5. ■ He is survived by his parents, 6 
brothers and 4 sisters. 

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C^: i^BDERMAN BERNDT ^ •- ■■ ^^r '-'■ f^?^" 

Herman Bemdt was bom in >^l"^2'jkee the son of John and 
Johanna, He entered the service on 5-25-1918 in Port Washington. 
He served in Co.C, 340 Infantry, 85^ Division. He was killed in 
action at Chateau Thierry, France about 7-18-1918. 


Edwin Clausing was bom in the Town of Grafton the son of 
Theodore and Mary. Edwin entered the army at Port Washington 
on 11-19-1917. Edwin died on the steamer, "Moldavis" which 
was torpedoed in the English Channel on 5-23-1918. 

Word was received from the war 
(iepartrrer.i 12.te Saturday just a few 
ho'urs be:'cre the Tth contincronl of 
()_uukee, JTojr.ty ce'ectmer. were to 
depart for ramp, that two ~~ 0:aukce 
roldier boys, Edwin L. 
'.iZ of Grafton, ard. William 
It of Port ■ Washin^rton ' had 
own with the trar.c7>ort Mol- 
Their deaths were re<:orded 
a list of fifty-three members 
of Co.. B, Fifty-eifrhth ■ United 
States infantry, who were lost whe", 
the British steamer Moldavia was 
^~x"k in ti'O Enclish channel. 

Privates Claus'.ns: and Croatt were 
memuer.s of the Third contingent of 
Ozaukee county selectmen,, who left 

here for Camp Custer on Nov. 19, 
13IT. They went overseas eariv :n 
•May, and arrived in En^laTid, "and 
lest their lives on the transport in 
the Enpliah cha.nnel enroute from 
Enifiand to France. 

The casoaltiec on the transport 
were rl-.e fifty-thre* U. S. men who 
Were isieep in the foraparj of the 
boat where the tor;>«do struck. It ia 
!>e!irved that the men were killed by 
the erplosion. 

Edwin Clausinp and WiHixm 
C.-oar. w»— - Mt^l farmer boys, tie 
former bein^ a son of Theo. Claus- 
iri? of town Grafton, and the Lat- 
ter's parents reiidir>g on a f*rai 
rear Like C^ar;a, In Lhe northern 
p*rt (if the county. Both wer« 
yoang m«n be ' . it t e n the n~ea of 23 
and U. 

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William Croat was bom on 10-25-1895 in the Town of Belgium 
the son of John and Hilda. He entered the service in Port Washington 
on 1 1-19-1917 Co. B 58 Regiment, 4"^ Division. He died on 5-23-1911 

on the steamer, " Molvadia", which was torpedoed in the English 

Wb. J. Croat. 

Wm. J. Croat is a son of John 
Croat and T\-as born in Belgium Oc- 
tober 23, 1S[^5. He leaves a heart- 
broken father and Tnothcr and two 
brothers and _ one sister to mourn 
their departed loved one.- 

When Iiis parents last heard from 
:i;m, his adciross was Cn. ,",St!; Ir.- 
fantry, 4th Division, Camp ^Mills. 
Long Island. 

He liad many friends wlio will al3o 
miss liim. 1 

Every day ; wo read in the daily 
papers of a 'number of boys from 
otJicr places who lost their lives in 
service of some kind and wo pay but 
little attention to it, but when it 
strikes home.'wo look at it In a dif- 
ferent light, and our hearts go out to 
tlie sorrowins: parents, and yet all 
tire time we- feel that they take pride 
in: knowing tneir son died while in 

the service of 

the greatest nation on 

earth. Wo all feel prnud of the boys^ 
knowing they wore willing to do their 
duty that wc might all enjoy the 
fruits 'of thoinsacrlUcos. I 

jJNone of the bodies lost have "been 
recovered, and the sea has again be- 
come the grave of many of our noble 
boys wlio w(»ro giving their all ■ ^o 
help free a dbwntroddcn nation un- 



are gnno,, butfthelf hioiuory will ov^r 
IIMruii .in lliu )lan.tii.q Iftr iiiir ttuoplo. 

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: Alfred Dietrich was bom on 12-22-1894 in Grafton the son of 

John and Mary. He entered the service on 4-27-1918 in Port 
Washington Co.G, 340* Infantry, 4* Division. He was killed in 
action on 10-8-1918 Meuse Argonne, France. 


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;lio fnmllyl ot 
Grafton Ire- 
War Depart- 
_..._. C. that tjjolr 
poijb'rljid mlflsing . In 

until! ilielRd Cro-ja 
ip'jdna 'last week u 
nnouii'clng that he 

net on 

lia news was 

the family for only 

beftjfo thcy'^ received a 

them [that he was 

llAirrwl.C. Dietrich, son ^of 'Mr. and 

trit, Johiv Blclr cli.' aged 21 years, 
aahoril In lowt arntton!on Dccom- 
if_ 22, /llsn4 ami p-tdun'tod with hon- 
rnj rronl.;thO ITtmlUnii school after 
■/hlch ' h'o nlteiul id I the hlRh school 
-jl', Ihls'jclty for fovcral] years. .After 
"'" lio'rom'alncd atlhonio rind wo'rk- 
ri't]»o;,f_t^_rTh.' On April hjth, 101 S 
''"■'""'" ■ 'r.^'Wllhlla ionllngcnt 
"CiT8toi,.™ich.', whore. I ho 
Fou'rili' I inf. 'SSth 
.r.-j.rj«o'j]i6maln:d; until July ptix 
^dion"! 'Ills', cdmpnny was 1 transferred 
^jViL^ng Islahdt'l^. Y., Where p wlsek 
i!ler|filio'iiieinbaiked j ^or ovoraiaa. 
|lortl:^|nrter[\rca:hlng; ^l-anco .1t^- the 
jtiS^p^rtl^Jof \Au ?u8t,| lioj lott. for the 
Dnt^and-iBaw' ti great deal of flght- 
^is'JdlOiston' )elng| III llho heayioat 
aUleai'a'rfd -viry jfijw cacnpcd,|ijQ- 

inedi'of'jyoi'nded nEM^i 
r^foinrat't j' break JUio 

^o^wnsVjatbrlrht-youi^R- man. up- 
ik^nnd jhonofii ble ; Inlj ill' his dial- 
R^rnnd' b'is-f (leai ft' Is I ri'ournod by all 
Sot'ii'kndw! lilm.- Hoj itlsurvlved by 
infonte,' ianiJ flVo i lirothers, John, 
Clmfles.paid'Hoi^y who reilde 
To'andfWliliafj T^bf ;WJlwaukee. 
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Alvin Even was bom in Port Washington the son of Jacob and 
Rose. He entered the service in Port Washington on 8-12-1918 in the 
529* Motor Transport Corps, Quartermaster Corps. He died on 7-22- 
1919 of bronchial pneumonia at Camp Louistania Base Hospital 
No. 101 , buried St. Nazaire France, American Cemetery Base 
Section NO. 1 Grave Number 463. 

-^H'in : Eva.'. sOJi .ot^^M^.r^-i^Es^, 
of this city. who l^t.'this{cH4,| with 
the August 14th contiTLg-eTit- S. nle-n, 
died* I on Feb. 22, -of pneiinibSa in 
■France, " ' ' ' .■ ■ • - 1 ' ^] %- 
, Deceased was born and raiseii-Jin 
this |Icity and- was. -.21 years ^f ,. la^e. 
After training _in camps in Kacfeas 
City and Tex^s 'he went -overseas Vin j 
November. ^He was a memt>eif .^iff 
the piiotor transport eorps; : He^fe 
survijved by :his 'mother and othS* 
relatives. •'.!■■■ ■■■•• ] i!^[f -. . i'-i 

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Joseph Kraft Jr. was bom on 4-1-1894 in Port Washington 
the son of Joseph and Margaret. He entered the service on 8-12- 
1918 in Port Washington, member 554 Section, 507 Auto Convoy 
U.S.A.. Medical Ambulance Service. He died of influenza 
on 4-13-1919 

Joseph F. Kraft. 

Joseph F Kraft, Jr., soit of Mr. 
Joseph Kraft Sr., of. this city, who 
.ef^^w,th the United. Sfetes'^'Army 
fo. _ France, died > of pneu- 
monia on April 19. The young hero 
reacnea the age of 25 years, and was 
corn in this city. .He is survived bv 
I his father, Joseph Kraf t, , Sr., ' one 
brother_ Raymond of Montana, and 
three sisters, namely: Mi-s. Math 
rillrnann of Milwaukee, Olivia and 
Adela at home. Deceased was a 
m^em^ber of the Catholic Knight and 
^.. Aloys'ius loung Men's Society of 
-t. x^larys congregation.. 
-Vir. Kraft was an ^ e.\-emplarv 
lhn?f "!f"' ^^^ ^^ ambition ^nd 
\JS^''i ^ ^' American. He was 
loved and respected by everybody 

UJL n^°"? ^'P'y '"^^^et that he 
: ^vas called m the prime of life He 

^ ^ 1-/'\^"°^^"' "^""^y t« ^is country 
rnd did It w^Il, and his memory wiU 
inger long as one of Ozaukee coun- 
ty s brave boys. I'^l'j 

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Herman Knieger was bom on 9-13-1888 in the Town of 
Cedarburg the son of Ferdmand and Margaret. He entered the 
service on 5-25-1918 in Port Washington. He served in 51 Co. 
817 South Depot Brigade, He died on 11-2-1918 at Camp Grant, 

I The s.iil neu-s was received that 
I Herman 0. Krueper of Cedarburg 
I passed away in death on Nov. 27id, 
; at Camp Grant, after a short iDness 
of pneumonia. Herman was born 
on Sept. 18, 1888 and reached his 
30th year. He is survived by his 
parents, four sisters and two broth- 
ers. The remains were shipped to 
his home in Cedarburj: -Tuesday 
evening, from which place the fun- 
eral was held. The Port Washing- 
I ton Home Guards had charge of the 
; military funeral. Rev. E. G. Strass- 
bcrger officiated at the services. 

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Berthold Landt was bom on 12-6-1891 in Milwaukee the son 
of Henry and Meta. He entered the service on 9-5-1918 in Port 
Washington. He served in Co.C. 10 Regiment, 161'' Depot Brigade 
He died at Camp Hancock, Georgia on 9-4-1918 of Spanish Influenza. 

■ 'Mr. ar.d Mrs. Her.—.- Lardt o: 
Saujc/i'ile received the sad news 
that their son Eurt had passed a^raT 
in death at Camp Grant, Hockrord, 
HI., after an illness ~ith Spanish 
Influenza. The voung soldier "s-as 27 
years of ag^. The Temains "ere 
shipped to' Saukville for burial 
Burt Landt left for Camp Grant, 
•Vvdth the contingent of young men 
"^"bjch. left' this city on Sept. 5.^ He 
is survived by his parents and^ sev- 
eral brothers and sisters. 

A -military funeral was conducted 
by the Home Guards of Port Wash- 
ington Friday. I 

Berthold ■ Landt, aged, -26; fyearS,: 
died ^ Camp Hancock, Ga., Sept. 4, ■ 
after ! an illness of - four^ ■ days erf 
Spanish influenza. .. .Tihe rsmairiS' 
were brought; to his home .in. Sauk- - 
ville under the escort of "Sergeant ' 
B.. Wiseman.;! Deceases left ■Sept. ; 
6th, 191?, ■ and -was -sent .to Camp;! 
Grantr where | he remained for three-.! 
weeks- .arid ^ was ! then transferred to ; 
Camp HahcocdcJ i The funeral was ' 
held on Friday j^f. last week, a -mili- j 
tary' funeral yras conducted by;,' the i 
Home 'Guardsi |af Port Washington, ! 
He is .survived: by his : jpezents, li ond j 
brother' Henry of; Saukville, three 
sisters Mrs. Johii Schwartz, of Mil- 
waukee; Mrs. Ri)b.SemlbW, of CbU 
ca^, but now siayisg iat her lidiii« 
in Saukvillefrinci" Lilian" Landt' of 
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William Lauters was bom on 8-9-1 890 in Belgium the son of 
John and Elizabeth. He entered the service on 5-25-1918 in Port 
Washington. He died of influenza on 10-1-1918 in France. 

; Ml-. :u„l Mr.. .I„h„ I.. 'I.,.,.l,-:-, nf 
: J.o tou-„ of I'nr: \V:..>h,„,-to:-. on 
; S.V.uniay of !::.; „-<.ck ri.c.ive.J a 
I ilispatcn from the War Dcpartmc'r 
nnnoinicir:- that thei:- r.ophcw Wr.i 
' Lniitcrs had died in France on Oc'' 
■ 1. .iftiT an illnixs with Spani>}i in" 
nue:!:'..i and pneumonia. 

\ym. Lauters Ic/t for Camp Grant 
with the contingent which left from 
this city on May -ii;, i;)is. The 
younp soidier was 2S years of ape. 
He was a son of the late John Lau- 
ters of Chica^jo. He had been em- 
ployed in this community for some 
time and was an indu.nrious younp 
man with po6d habits and his de- 
mise is mourned by the whole com- 
munity. He re?iste.-ed in Port 
Washington so that he could po 
■with the local "conlineent. He is 
survived by five sisters, who mourn 
his' early departure. ^'> > a fjij' 

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Raymond Learned was bom on 1 1-2-1891 in Port 
Washington the son of Fred and Elizabeth. He entered the 
service on 4-7-1916 in Canada Co. M, Overseas Battalion 
and Ambulance Corp. He was killed in action in France and 

buried in Villers-Au-Bois Station Military Cemetery, France 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. V.'. I.csrnrd 
Killed in France Sept. 7, 19t7. 

Last week Port Washincton re- 
ceived the unhappy nevk of the 
death of Raymond learned, son of 
Jlrs. F. W. Learned of this citv. Ho 
was killed in battle in France ..n 
Friday, Sept. 7. 

Raymond Learned wa.'; 2.t vearj 
and some months of ape. He ' was 
born and rai.'scd in this city. When 
18 years of ace he went to Can<\d.n 
and took up a homestead and nu!o- 
maticnlly became a citizen of 
country. When the war broke out, 
together with other younc men of 
Canada he volunteered hi.<! services 
and after a few months of traininc 
was sent to the battle front in 
France. He distintruishcd himself 

by his braverj-. He sustained a 
bullet wound in the face some 
months ago which however was not 
of a- serious nature. He soon re- 
covered and was again sent to the 
,f ron t. 
I The deceased is survived by his 

parents, Mr. and .Mrs. F. W. 
Learned of this city, two sisters,' 
Mrs. Harry Shaver and Mrs. Fred. 
Muskerello of -Chicago and .. one 
brother Ernest who also has' a 
homestead at Young, Sask, Canada. 
A letter written by Raymond 
Leamed's brother, who is in Cana- 
da, and received by F. W. Learned 
on Friday, Oct. 5, contkins some 
interesting facts concerning the 
young man's career as a sol- 
dier in France. He belonged to a 
Scout's Division of Sharp Shooters 
which left Canada in July_^ 1916, 
sailing for England where'' they 
were for three months before going, 
to the front. He received his first 
wound in May. This did not prove 
serious. He was in the ambulance 
1 corps until Aug. 2K when he was 
1 sent back to his regiment. Early in, 
September he captured a machine 
gun and five men single handed. In 
spite of a wound received in the 
combat he continued to fight. -For 
I this distinguished scn.-ice he would 
have received a medal of he had 


Francercho Liberatore was bom in Raiano, Italy the son of 
Pasquall and Nainzeata. He entered the service on 5-25-1918 in 
Port Washington, Co. D, 341 Infantry, 86^ Division and Co. B 
354* Infantry, 89"^ Division. He was killed in action on 1 1-1-1918 
in Argonne Forest, buried in Commune of Landies St. Georges 
Ardennes, France. 

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John Manjanis entered the service on 4-4-1918 in Port 
WashingtonjCo. I 106* Infantry, 86* Division. He was killed in 
action on 9-22-1918. 

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Alvin Mintzlaff was bom in the Town of Mequon the son of 
Edward and Emma. He entered the service on 5-25-1918 in Port 
Washington 27^ Company, 161 Depot Brigade. He died 5-30-1918 
at Red Cross Hospital Center, Sqvensy, France. 


Jacob Risch was bom in the Town of Belgium the son of 
Nic. On November 19, 1917 he was drafted and left for Camp 
Custer and then left for France. He died of wounds received in 
battle in France on October 25, 1918. 

The ".e'.vs '^'^s transmittc^l 
here Monday by his parents, Mr. 
ar.G Mr?,. Nic. Risch thaf their _son 
Jacob had died of wounds received 
in action, on Friday, Oct.- 25, 1913. 
On No%-ember 19, 1917, he left v.-ith 
the contin;rent of crafted men 
from Port Washington for Camp 
Custer, Mich., after which he^ wa^ 
transferred to Long Island, N. "i •. 
and from there he left for France 
in the eaj-ly sprinp:. 

Private Jacob Risch, who had 
reached the ag-e of.25 y'ears on Octo- 
ber last, was bom on a farm in the 
tow-n of Belgium where; he spent his" 
entire life. ' . , , t 

He was a young man of s^rling 
worth, ^ whose uTitimely : death arous- 
ed much svmpatHy. But the dark 
cloud has a silver Hning : His mound 
for the present lis in France, but 
his remains ultimately vnU rest m 
the soil of the [country for whose 
safety: he so valiantly, fought and 

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H^ 19 survived by his jparents, two 

sisters land twol brothers: Kalh erne 
of Milwaukee; j Abm, ! • John and 
George I at home. 





Fred Rose was bom in the Town of Grafton the son of 
William and Emma. He entered the service in Port Washington 
on 5-25-1918 Co. D, 343 Infantry. Black Hawk Division,. He 
was a member of Sanitary Squad 81^ Division died on 9-29-1918 
in Winchester, England of pneumonia. He was buried_at Magdelina 
Hill, Winchester, England, ^^r; 

FRED JOHN ROSE: born in Town of Grafton. Ozaukee County on 

August 20, 1891. 

Son of William and Emma (Koepke) Rose 

Lived R.F.D.#1. Grafton, Wisconsin. :. f :•■-':>:;'. ■.■ 

Entered service at Port Washington, Wisconsin on May 25, 1918; 

member of Company D, 343rd Infantry, 86th (Black Hawk) Division. 

Rank: Private, Corporal ■; Jr^ , ■ .'-?..:;-- 

Trained at Camp Grant, Illinois; foreign station .Winchester,: England. 

Died -' -'-'--' •' '^ "'---^^--^ ^--_, -.-V-v:^:t ••'-^^^v^;^?^,^-^--. 




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Albert rowe jr. 

Albert Rowe Jr. was bom on 8-13-1892 in the Town of 
Granville, Milwaukee Co,WI the son of Albert and Augusta. 
He entered the service on 9-5-1918 in Port Washington Member 
Machine gun Co. Unassigned. He died on 10-7-1918 at Camp 
Hancock, GA of pneumonia. 

Albert Rowe, Jr., of Thiensville, 
d;ed at Camp Hancock, -Georgik, on 
Monday night after a short illness' 
with pneumonia. ,frhe, sad news to 
his parents was , dispatched onl Sat- 
urday evening thai be! was seriously 
111. His father, Mr. Albert • Rowe, 
Sr., immediately l4ft for -the camp 
but the young mari had passed Way 
before Ins arrival there. Albert 
Rowe, Jr., left for Ca^ Grant with 
a contingent of selectn/en on Sept 
6. After staying there" for three 
weeks he was .transferred to Camp 

' The young soldier was born near 
the village of Thiensvrille, and since 
January was cashier of the Thiens 
VI He .State Bank. He : is y survived 
by his parents, 'a brother in. Fj-ance 
and one sister. f 


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Frank Sawickis was bom on 12-28-1 894 in Russia the 
Son of John and Rose. He entered the service at Port Washington 
on 5-28-1918 Co. I, 338^ Infantry, 85* Division. He went over- 
seas on 7-22-1918. He was killed in action on 5-29-1919 in 
Northern Russia. 


Edwin Schmeling was bom on 1 1-15-1895 in Friestadt 
the son of August and Rosalina. He entered the service on 5-25- 
1918 in Port Washington, Member Sanitary Squad 81^ Division. 
He died onl0-ll-1918in LaHavre, France of pneumonia. 

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Elmer Schuknecht was bom on 5-15-1896 in Port Washington 
the son of William and Ella. He entered the service in Port 
Washmgton on 7-15-1917 m Supply Co, 127 Infantry, 32"^ 
Division as a wagoner. He arrived in France on 3-5-1918. He 
died at Evacuation Hospital No. 9 in Mogneviell, France on 
9-22-1919 from injuries received in a railroad accident on 9-1-1918. 

A tcIcKTam was rccciv.;! by Mr. 

an.l >I,-?. Wni. Schuknecht of this ] 
j (•::>• tha: .their son timer N. Schu- | 

knpiiit/'<iic(i_in .t l.o.^pital in Frnnjc ' 
; from the result -of a railrn.-vd nm- ' 

liciit which.' oct."jrrcil on Sept. ^; : 
' ir>!S. ElniiT arrivcil in FraMco on ' 

.^;_n^^h 5, litis. He \va.i born in Port ' 

\!in::ion on. May -Ki, ISim;; .in,l ' 

wliei-o he spent his entire life up to 

tile time he Ici't for duty. 

Elmer N. Schuknecht. 

Thus has ftrini war hit home with 
force and saddened many hearts in 
the city from which the youTiu' rnln 
Elmer Schuknecht had pone forth to 
do his bit to ."^ave his country. He 
.saw the needs of i'.is country and 
without waiting for a call he enlist- 
ed on July 15, 1917 in the Port 
Wa^hinzton Supply. Company, to 
cive the best in hirrt — to die if need 
he — for his home and loved ' ones. 
He was brave and loved his country 
and would fight for it, and he sure- 
ly did his share. He has ?one from 
us, but his memory shall live on to 
be cherished long after the war 
shall have ended, will live In history 
a.s of one who helped to save his 
country in its greatest crisis." He 
was a dutiful son and brother, a 
younc man of splendid character, 
ambitious and persevering, and 
popular favorite with • the young 
people. His life was but a fleeting 
accomplishment — for he who gives 
his life that the world might' be 
made safe to live in hai not lived 
in vain. He is survived by his; 
parents, and four brothers as fol- 
low: Roy, a student at the Universi- 
ty, of .Wisconsin, who is now in Co. 
I!., Uarnanl Daiyacks, stationed at 
.Madison; Clarence, George and 
Frc.lcrick at home. 

To his bereaved . parents and 
brothers we extend the profound 
.sympathy of the whole 'community, 
as.suring them that all feel that this 
lirave young man has earned a place 
in llio hearts of all who^ are appre- 
ciative of what he did and what he 
w;i.s willing to do for them. 




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Andrew Van Ellis Jr. was bom in Port Washington the son of 
Andrew and Alberdine. He entered the service in Milwaukee on 

7-16-1917 Supply Co. 127 Infantry, 32 Division as a wagoner. 
He was wounded at Fismes Engagement near Chateau Thierry 
on 8-8-1918 and died of wounds at the Evacuation Hospital near the 

front line on 8-10-1918. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M.Van Ells 
of this city received the sad -news of 
the death of their son-Andrew VinV 
cent Van Ells, who gave his life for 


his country. It struck Vhc parents, 
brother and sisters like a thunder- 
bolt from a clear sky and ' cast a 
gloom over the entire city. 

A letter written by Miss Martha 
Schumacher, formerly of this city, 
but now' a Red /Cross Nurse in 
France, who had 'nursed him at the 
hospital where he died Aug. 10, 1918 
at 9:45 A. M., brought the sad tid- 
ings of his death to Jhe home of 
Capt. Andrew Van EUs and family. 

The young soldier was Svounded on 
the afternoon of Aug. 8'p-1918, and 
was brought into the hospital where 
Miss Schumacher ^s the nurse, suf- 
fering from a gun shot wound in the 
left leg, a shrapnel wound in the 
right heel, also a gun shot wound in 
the groin, to which\^he ',iuc(!umbed 
two days later. '■ Everything possible 
was done to save his life,', but of no 
avail. ^:;^' ,-:~^. ■'_' . ■ - '. ;, ■ _. , .; 

Andrew V. Van Ells was born in 
this city March IS, ISOG, and was 22 
years of age. He was raised in our 
midst, aUended our parochial and 
public schools of which he was a 
graduate and spent his whole life 
in this city with the e.xception of 
two years when he- attended the 
Mechanical Training School at Mil- 

He enlisted in the U. 'S. Army, at ^ 
Milwaukee Aug. 16th, 1917, and was | 
later transferred to the local Sup- 
ply Company No. 127, 5th Wis. Inf., 
the first volunteer company to leave 
Port Washington. 

He leaves the best of recollections 
among his many friends here, for he 
was a young man "of sterling worth, 
affable, industrious and filled with 
the brightest hopes. He was a mem- 
ber of the Catholic Knights of Wis- 
consin, of this cky. A requiem high 
mass was read in his honor at the 
St. Mary's Catholic church in this 
city on Tuesday morning at 8 
o'clock. He is survived by his par- 
ents, one brother Raymond, and two 
sisters, Mrs. W. D. Poole and Miss 
Clara Van Ells. 


■fgilill^ER^OLLNER V :: 

Peter Wollner was bom on 1 0-1 0-1 893 in the Town of 
Cedarburg the son of Michael and Margaret. He entered the 
service on 3-29-1918 in Port Washington, Co. D 165 Infantry 
42°^^ Division. He died accidentally on 10-15-1918 and was 
buried in American Battle Area Landres et St. Georges, Ardennes, 

Peter \7as drafted and left with the 
fourth contingent on\ the ^9th day of 
March last year for Camp Custer. 
After a short stay at this camp he 
T,-s transferred to Camp Gordcn, Ga., 
and a few months later to ;CaTp Stu- 
art, Va., ' where "Tie remained until 
June 30th when he left tor overseas. 
He was a member of Co.! D. ,1G," U. S. 
Infantry, but no word has been re- 
ceived in what battles he was engag- 
'ed, in. : ; i I '. - 

Deceased was a. bright, I promising, 
young "man, .born in this city on the 
10th day of October 1894, he reached 
the age of 24 years. He [had hosts of. 
friends among young [friends and 
schoolmates who. deciplyj moura his 
loss and sympathize wftli'the widow 
mother and faihily. Hel is survived 
byjl h'ia . mother", 'two brothers' -'A^data. 

Waiting! patiently' for tlie past >i>: 
molith.s, sending word to I |the Red 
Crciss t) ij investigate', be3i(Ie.3 v/riting 
many Idttiers to him' arid '.the govern- 
ment and! making other ;efl.'ort.s, Mrs. 
Chis. Lu^ of this cify,,^ mother of 
Petle'r G. iwollnbr,. failed i to receive a 
word ffom 'her son for. ilhe I past six 
mohtlis, until last Thursday , when 
she received a messagOj |'informii;g 
her that lier son was .klled fn action 
in Spranceon October l5tli,!-i91S '. ' ^ 

^n'okv with' the navy a ; Newport News. 
Carlie at-home and sisterj Mra. jl W. 
KiUsley of Cowlesville, N.lY. 





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