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DEARBORN COUNTY
A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the
United States and the Allied Nations in the World War.
1914-1918


AMM, HENRY FRED  Private
Son of Frederic and Anna Diefenbach Amm; born September 30, 1894, near Manchester, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Returned to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he died of appendicitis, February 25, 1919. Buried in Cemetery of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dearborn County, Ind.

ANDREWS, ELMER CHARLES  Private
Son of John H. and Eliza Asherman Andrews; born January 6, 1899, near Lawrenceburg, Ind. Motor mechanic. Called into service October 15, 1918, Lawrenceburg. Sent to Rolling Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Motor Corps. Died of influenza November 1, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Lawrenceburg Township, Dearborn County, Ind.

BALES, HARRY  Private
Foster son of Grant and Lottie Carter, of Lawrenceburg; born October 26, 1900, Glencoe, Ky. Farmer. Entered service December 26, 1917, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 49th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J.; then to Camp Upton, L. L Embarked for overseas July 23, 1918; assigned to Company A, 110th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division. Killed in action September 27, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. (Burial place unknown.)

BARTELS, LOUIS A.  Seaman
Son of Harry and May Bartels- born November 2, 1891, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in February, 1908. Served continuously until time of his death, which occurred July 1, 1918, on the U.S.S. Covington. Ship was sunk by German Submarine.

BEARD, RAYMOND  Private
Son of Frank and Anna Beard; born July 28, 1899, Sparta, Ky. Employee of the Royer Wheel Company, Aurora, Ind., when he entered service December 26, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Embarked for overseas April 6, 1918. Assigned to Company H, 4th Infantry. Wounded in action in the Argonne Forest, and removed to U.S. Hospital No. 27, where he died October 25, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Neufchateau, Vosges, France.

BILDNER, CHARLES HENRY   Private
Son of Andrew and Louisa Bildner; born December 14, 1886, Aurora, Ind. Employee of Royer Wheel Company, Aurora. Called into service March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in June, 1918. assigned to Company B, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Participated in battles of Alsace Sector, and Verdun Sector. Killed in action October 23, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

BILDNER, JOHN VALENTINE   Corporal
Son of Louis (deceased) and Elizabeth Kieser Bildner: born August 31, 1894, Aurora, Ind. Machinist. Called into service March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.: then to Camp McClellan, Ala. Sailed for France June 16, 1918; assigned to Company H, 115th Infantry. Killed in action October 28, 1918, Consenvoye Woods. Buried in Consenvoye Cemetery, Meuse, France.

BOYD, JOHN RAYMOND  Private
Son of Charles and Martha Boyd; born March 8, 1890, Switzerland County, Ind. Removed to Aurora, Dearborn County, in 1912. Employee of Indianapolis Chair and Furniture Company. Called into service March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Took part in battle of St. Mihiel. Killed in action October 5, 1918, in the Battle of the Argonne Forest. Buried in American Battle Area, Exermont Ardennes, France.

BURKE, BERNARD ANDREW  Private
Son of John and Martha Burke; born July 13, 1891, Burlington, Ky. Moved with parents to Lawrenceburg, Ind., when only a few years of age. Painter. Called into service August 5, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Syracuse, N. Y.: transferred to Edgewood, Md. Assigned to 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Edgewood Arsenal. Died October 3, 1918, Edgewood Arsena1. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Ind. His was the first gold star to be affixed to the Aurora Service Flag.

CLARK, HARVEY J. Private
Son of William and Martha Clark; born November 20, 1888, Alexandria, Ky. Moved to Dearborn County, Indiana in 1907. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; transferred to Company H, 334th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918; transferred to Company B, 140th Infantry, 3.5th Division. Died of spinal meningitis December 3, 1918. Survived by widow, Ruby Clark, and one daughter, Alma Mae Clark, Harrison, Ohio.

DENNERLINE, MILLARD SMITH  Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Charles and Laura Smith: born March 20, 1899, near Aurora, Ind. Entered Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., September 25, 1918, and enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps. Died of influenza October 21, 1918, in Hospital, Madison, Ind. Buried in Hogan Township, Dearborn County, Ind.

ENGELKING, EDWIN FRED    Private
Son of John and Lottie Engelking; born February 16, 1896, Manchester, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; later to Company E, 14th Ammunition Train. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 12, 1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Custer. Buried in Manchester Township, Dearborn County, Ind.

FOX, EDWARD M.  Apprentice Seaman
Son of George and Anna Fox; born September 24, 1895, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reared in Dearborn County, Ind. Educated in Moores Hill College, and Indiana University. Teacher. Entered U. S. Navy June 17, 1918, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 1ll. Assigned to duty as Apprentice Seaman. Died October 3, 1918, Camp Ross, Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Buried in Greendale Cemetery, Lawrence- burg, Ind.

HAM MERLE, OTTO J.   Private
Son of George and Catherine Schumann Hammerle; born November 29, 1892, Kelso, Ind. Farmer. Called into service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery C, 27th Regiment, 9th Brigade, Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Kelso, Dearborn County, Ind.

HASKE, WILLIAM JOHN   Private
Son of Herman and Mary Heideman Haske; born June 9, 1887, Hartford, Ohio County, Ind. When two years old moved with parents to Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company C, 102nd Infantry. Killed in action July 23, 1918, Chateau Thierry. Buried near Epieds, France. Survived by widow, Myrtle May Haske, and son, Charles Albert Haske, Aurora, Ind.

HAUCK, DEWEY HOBSON  Seaman
Son of Julius J. and Margaret Keiser Hauck; born August 3, 1898, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 10, 1916, Cincinnati, Ohio. In continual service until time of his death which occurred at sea, on board the Charleston October 3, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind.

JOHNSON, GEORGE HENRY   Private
Son of John and Alice M. Johnson; born July 12, 1888, in Gallatin County, Ky. Educated in the schools of Ohio County, Ind., and family later settled on a farm in Dearborn County. Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried, Guilford, Dearborn County, Ind.

LAKER, ERVIN H. Private
Son of H. William and Anna Mary Laker; born December 3, 1892, Brown Township, Ripley County, Ind. Moved to Dearborn County in 1908. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Embarked for overseas September 4, 1918; assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry, 91st Division. Died of pneumonia October 30, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Ravigny, Meuse, France. The American Legion Post, Dillsboro, Ind., is named the Laaker-Northcutt Post. (See p. 00).

McAllister, David Hiram  Corporal
Son of Orson and Ettie Schramme McAllister; born September 5, 1896, Gallatin County, Ky. Moved to Dearborn County, Ind. in 1906. Employe of Bauer Cooperage Company, Lawrenceburg. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 26, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917. Died of pneumonia September 21, 1918, Neufchateau, Vosges, France. Buried in the American Cemetery in Neufchateau. The American Legion Post, Lawrenceburg, Ind., is named in his honor.

MILES, THOMAS  Private
Son of Thomas L. and Mary O. Miles; born October 18, 1893, Rising Sun, Ind. Later moved to Lawrenceburg, Ind., where he was called into service August 29, 1918. Sent to C"amp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Detachment, with Base Hospital No. 99. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Hogan Hill, Ind.

MILLER, JULIUS JOSEPH Private
Son of Joseph George and Margaret Neurohr Miller; born October 25, 189.5, Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Later assigned to Supply Company, 20th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 9, 1918, Camp C'nster, Mich. Buried at Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind.

MILLER, MICHAEL GEORGE Private
Son of Joseph George and Margaret Neurohr Miller; born February 8, 1895, Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to C'amp McClel- lan, Ala.; assigned to Battery D, 27th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 15, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried at Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind.

NORTHCUTT, STANLEY O'DELL  Private
Son of Nicholas B. and Mary Etta Northcutt. born October 21, 1896, Dry Ridge, Ky. Moved to Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Ind. in February, 1915. Employe of knitting mil1. Entered service September 6, 1918, Hamilton, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in Gardnersville Cemetery, Gardnersville, Ky. The American Legion Post, Dillsboro, Ind., named the Laaker-Northcutt Post. (See p. 00.)

ORSBORN, CHARLES ELMER  Seaman
Son of John and Virginia Cirinovitch (both deceased); born November 6, 1896, McLean County, 1ll. Adopted by John W. Orsborn who moved with the boy to Dearborn County, Ind. in 1900. Entered U.S. Navy December, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to duty as wireless operator on the Dretcherland. Died of pneumonia December 18, 1918, St. Nazaire, France. Deceased had served four years in U.S. Navy prior to his enlistment in February, 1917.

RATZ, ALBIN LEONHARD Seaman
Son of Joseph and Mary Witt Ratz (both deceased); born February 26, 1894, St. Leon, Dearborn County, Ind. Reared by an uncle, Nicholas Ratz, St. Leon, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1915. Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, 1ll. Serving on the Peoria at the outbreak of the World War. Ordered overseas; drowned off the coast of France, September 23, 1917. Buried, St. Nazaire, France.

ROSS, WILLIAM KEITH  Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of William B. and Katherine F. Ross, born July 18, 1900, Lawrenccburg, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps December 29, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; transferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in April, 1918; transferred to 55th Company, 5th Regiment. Killed in action about June 12, 1918, Belleau Woods. Buried, Lucy Le Bois, Grave No. 108, Aisne, France. The American Legion Post, Aurora, Ind., named in his honor.

SCHARF, HENRY F. Private
Son of Charles and Anna Scharf; born January 11, 1892, Wheeling, W. Va. Removed to Aurora, Ind. in early life. Contractor. Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrence- burg, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Battery C, 42nd Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind.

SINGER, CHARLES LLOYD Private
Son of Michael and Etta Singer; born October 8, 1896, Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 1, 1918, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, on board ship Oxfordshire, enroute to England. Buried in Everton Cemetery, Liverpool, England.

SLAYBACH, HOWARD Sergeant
Son of Benjamin and Lucretia Slaybach; born April 28, 1899, Boone County, Ky. Moved to Dearborn County, Ind., in 1907. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in February, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company D, 28th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917; assigned to First Division. Fought at Cantigny, Scissons, Meuse-Argonne. Died of tuberculosis April 20, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Body returned to U.S., and buried in East View Cemetery, Patriot, Ind.

STEELE, FREDERICK CLAYTON   Private
Son of James M. and Mary Stecle (both deceased); born March 15, 1891, Aurora, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Called into service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; assigned to Battery E, 70th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Aurora, Ind. Survived by widow, Ida Witte Steele, Aurora, Ind.

WHITE, EARL EUGENE   Private
Son of Ezekiel and Sarah White; born April 15, 1892, Logan, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, in hospital near Razac, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Perigueux, France, Grave No. 604.

WHITE, ROY LEE   Private
Son of Albert and Clara White; born May 31, 1896, Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 3rd Training Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Gibson Cemetery, Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Ind. Survived by widow, Lenora McClure White, and one daughter, Mildred Levada White, Logan, Ind.

WINKLEY, CHARLES RUSSELL  Private
Son of Charles P. and Elizabeth Winkley; born March 10, 1896, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind. Clerk. Volunteered his services when the U.S. first entered the War, but rejected because of physical defects. Accepted for service June 15, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind.: assigned to Motor School Training Detachment, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C.; then to Camp Wadsworth. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Buried, Aurora, Ind.

BAILEY, HOBART S. Moores Hill, Ind. Private,
Company F, 22nd Engineers. Died of pneumonia September 19, 1918. "Somewhere in France."

Source: Gold Star Honor Roll By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver

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