Genealogy Trails
ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA
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



ALLEMAN, FRAVEL EDWARD -----Corporal
Son of Frank and Agnes Kurtz Alleman; born August 1, 1893, Kansas City, Kan. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1903. Traveling salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 19, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 16th Field Artillery. Overseas in May, 1918; attached to 4th Division. Died of disease July 15, 1918, in Navy Base Hospital, No. 1, Brest, France. Body was brought home in May, 1920, and buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

ANDERSON, CHARLES O. -----Sergeant
Son of Claas P. and Catherine Anderson (Imler); born December 28, 1887, Elkhart, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army in April, 1917, Jackson, Mich. Sent to Camp McArthur, Tex.; assigned to Company M, 31st Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant. Went overseas in February, 1918. Killed in action October 9, 1918, Argonne Meuse Drive. (Burial place unknown).

BADINA, EUGENE J. -----Musician, 1st Class
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Badina; born in 1892, Alsace Lorraine. Came to U.S. in 1894. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 1913 from Buffalo, N. Y. Musician. Called into service September 22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 72nd Company, 18th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; then to 336th Infantry Band. Died April 18, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky., from accidental wounds. Buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind.

BERKEY, JOHN H. -----Private
Son of Warren T. and Ida A. Berkey (deceased); born February 28, 1896, in Elkhart Township near Goshen, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 8, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. McHenry, Md.; assigned to Ordnance Corps. Died of measles April 18, 1918, Ft. McHenry, Md. Buried in Rock Run Cemetery, southeast of Goshen, Ind.

BLOSS, MERRILL CHARLES -----Private
Son of Charles T. and Adelia Newell Bloss; born April 23, 1895, Goshen, Ind. Salesman. Entered service December 11, 1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Battery D, 13th Field Artillery. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 16th Field Artillery, 4th Division. In battles of Vesle River and Chartreuse. Died September 28, 1918 from wounds received in action, Cuisy, France. Buried near Sept-sarges, France.

BLOUGH, FORREST F. ----- Sergeant
Son of Franklin D. and Carrie Breiding Blough; born June 8, 1895, Goshen, Ind. Educated in Valparaiso University, Ind. Accountant. Entered service in September, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Camp Grant, 1ll.; assigned to Company C, 344th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Promoted to Supply Sergeant, 39th Infantry. Sent to Camp Mills, N. J. Overseas in May, 1918. Automatic Gunner. Killed in action October 9, 1918, in the Argonne Forest.

CALLENDER, DELBERT FRANCIS -----Wagoner
Son of Emma Callender Fields; born December 26, 1901, Gravelton, Kosciusko County, Ind. Living in Elkhart County, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, December 22, 1916, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Supply Company B, 18th Infantry. Promoted to Wagoner. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; then Douglas, Ariz. Saw service on Mexican Border. Overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action June 16, 1918. Buried at Paillart, France; Grave No. 7.

CATON, GUY L.----- Private
Son of Leander (deceased) and Mary L. Caton; born December 15, 1892, Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Bridge worker. Entered service April 26, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.;assigned to 18th Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Went overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Company F, 154th Infantry, 39th Division. Participated in battle of Verdun, and the Meuse Argonne. Died October 12, 1918, from wounds received in action.

COGGAN, GEORGE F.----- Sergeant
Son of Frederick and Christina Coggan; born August 21, 1889, Lincolnshire, England. Came to U.S. in 1907, and lived in Goshen, Ind. for several years. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in October, 1916, Seattle, Wash. Assigned to 351st Aero Squadron. Promoted to Sergeant. Entered school of photography in Columbia University, N. Y., where he died of pneumonia in Army Hospital, October 5, 1918. Buried in Goshen, Ind.

CONLEY, JAMES RAYMOND -----Private, C.O.T.S.
Son of Orrin M. and Cora E. Conley; born August 20, 1891. Elkhart, Ind. Graduated from law department of Michigan University in 1913. Attorney. Entered service September 4, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Officers Training School, Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Elkhart, Ind. Survived by widow, Erna Scholler Conley, and one daughter, Ellen Raymerna; Elkart, Ind.

CUNNINGHAM, FERRIS -----Sergeant
Son of Thomas L. and Flora Cunningham; born June 2, 1893, North Baltimore, Ohio. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 19O9. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard May 26, 1916, Elkhart, Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Company A, 113th Military Police. Overseas in September, 1917. Promoted to Sergeant. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, in England. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Manchester, England. Survived by widow, Mildred Cunningham, South Bend, Ind.

DAVID HIZER, JOHN W.----- Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob David Hizer (father deceased); born December 13, 1892, near Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 4, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Transferred to Battery C, 72nd Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 6, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Olive Cemetery, near Elkhart, Ind.

DAVIS, HARRY JAMES -----Private
Son of James and Adelaide Davis (Wilber); born March 20. 1895, Marcellus, Mich. Moved to Elkhart County, Ind. in early life. Entered service March 29, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company H. 45th Infantry. Went overseas in May, 1918. Died, August 12, 1918, in a French Hospital, from wounds received in action at Chateau Thierry. (Burial place unknown).

DENSMORE, HAROLD E.----- Private
Son of Edwin J. and Nellie A. Densmore; born October 10, 1892, Sioux Falls, S. D. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1915. Printer. Entered service October 2, 1918, St. Joseph, Mich., where he was employed as a printer. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to 10th Recruiting Company, General Service. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Buried in Benton Harbor, Mich.

DYKSTRA, JOHN L. -----Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Dykstra; born December 10, 1893, Chicago, 1ll. Family later moved to Elkhart County, Ind. Called into service in July, 1918, while employed in Patterson, N. J. Sent to Camp Dix, N. J.; assigned to Battery A, 335th Field Artillery, then to 25th Company, 153 Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918 in hospital, Baltimore, Md. Buried in Patterson, N. J.

ENDERS, LOUIS -----Corporal
Son of Emiline Enders (Hunt); born May 25, 1896, Elkhart, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 1, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery D, 19th Field Artillery. Went overseas in March, 1918. Died November 6, 1918, from wounds received in action in France. (Burial place unknown.)

EPPERS, GEORGE VALENTINE -----Private Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Eppers; born July 31, 1895, Kenosha County, Wis. Family later moved to Elkhart County, Ind. Fireman, New York Central Railroad. Entered service June 15, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Detroit, Mich.; assigned to 9th Motor Supply Train, Company D. Died of influenza December 9, 1918, while home on furlough, Elkhart, Ind. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind.

FAUSCH, ORVIE G.-----Private
Son of Gottlieb and Matilda Fausch; born June 11, 1892, Goshen, Ind. Employee of rubber factory. Entered service June 21, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company B, Development Battalion. Sent to Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Assigned to Company A, 45th Battalion, U. S. Guards. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

GANGER, FLOYD----- Private
Son of Isaac and Hattie Ganger; born March 28, 1891, Goshen, Ind. Entered service October 5, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company B, 116th Supply Train; then to Headquarters Company, 2nd Division. Died from acute nephritis December 10, 1918, Base Hospital, No. 36, Vittel, France.

GRINER, NOBLE E. -----Sergeant Major
Son of Valentine and Bertha Griner; born in July 1892, Middlebury, Elkhart County, Ind. Lumber and coal dealer. Entered service May 2, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Forest, Ga.; assigned to Company D, 17th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked for overseas July 7, 1918. Promoted to Sergeant Major. Died of disease September 24, 1918. Buried, Gerardmer, France.

HACKMAN, RAYMOND CHARLES-----Yeoman
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hackman; born January 24, 1895, Elkhart, Ind. Accountant. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 17, 1918, Elkart, Ind. Assigned to duty as Second Class Seaman. Promoted to Yeoman. Saw service in France. Returned to U. S., and died March 14,1919, New York City, of tuberculosis contracted while in service. Body was returned home and buried in Elkhart, Ind.

HARING, ARTHUR MONROE-----Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haring; born April 19, 1896, Elkhart, Ind. Electrician. Entered service March 29, 1918, Elkhart, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 14th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918. Transferred to Company H, 47th Infantry. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Fismes, France. (Burial place unknown.)

HARRIS, WADE ELLSWORTH----- Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris; born April 24, 1893, Elk hart, Ind. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard August 5, 1917, Company E, 3rd Infantry, Elkhart, Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss. Transferred to Battery E, 137th Field Artillery. Overseas in June, 1918. Fought in second battle of Marne, St. Mihiel, and Argonne Forest. Died from accidental causes April 27, 1919, in Germany. Survived by widow, Anna Rowan Harris, and one daughter, Valeria Leonia Harris, Elk hart, Ind.

HERSHBERGER, ROLLIN -----Private
Son of Abraham and Katherine Hershberger; born October 7, 1893, Middlebury Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Dredger. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 14, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 4th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C., then to Newport News. Went overseas, and was killed in action, July 24, 1918. (Battle not known).

IANNANTONNI, JOSEPH -----Private
Born in South Marco, La Catola, Italy. (Date of birth and date when he came to U.S. unknown). Blacksmith. Called into service April 27, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Engineer Corps. Transferred to Washington, D. C, where he was drowned accidentally July, 1918. Buried, Chicago, Ill.

JOHNSON, ARTHUR OSCAR----- Sergeant
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Johnson; born October 14, 1888, Elkhart, Ind. Employee of New York Central Railroad. Entered service September 22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in October, 1918; attached to 12th Division. Returned to U.S., and was stationed at Camp Mills, N. Y., where he died from accidental discharge of his pistol, December 25, 1918. Buried in Elkhart, Ind.

JOHNSON, HELMER J. -----Aviator
Son of N. P. and Augusta Johnson (Whiteman); born May 24, 1899, Elkhart, Ind. Machinist. Entered service November 22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Mineola, N. Y., and was assigned to 168th Aero Squadron. Died of pneumonia January 6, 1918, Mineola, N. Y. Buried in Elkhart, Ind.

LATTA, HARRY S.-----2ND Petty Officer, U.S.N.
Son of Harry P. and Katherine Latta (deceased); born December 16, 1897, Toledo, Ohio. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1910. Attended Summer Training Camp at Culver Military Academy in 191516. Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy in June, 1916. Completing his course when he was stricken with pneumonia and died October 5, 1918, in U.S. Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Md. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

LOGAN, ROGER C.  -----Fireman, 2ND Class.
Son of Charles and Edith Logan; born May 2, 1900, Goshen, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy June 5, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 1ll.; transferred to Norfolk, Va. Promoted to Second Class Fireman on the Alabama. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, aboard the Hospital Ship Mercy, Ft. Monroe. Buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, Ind.

McCOY, THOMAS WILLIAM -----  1st Lieutenant
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. McCoy; born April 4, 1895 Bellefontaine, Ohio. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 1900. Student.' Entered First Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Harrison, Ind. in May, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Overseas in August, 1917. Accidentally killed February 23, 1918, while instructing his men in grenade throwing, Chatillion Sur Seine, France. Buried in St. Thiebault Cemetery, Grave No. 17, American Row. The American Legion Post in Elkhart is named in his honor.

MEYER, RUSSELL RUCH-----  Private
Son of Albert A. and Lucy R. Meyer; born August 4, 1894, Goshen, Ind. Accountant for New York Central Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 8, 1917, New York City. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., assigned to 9th Company, Coast Artillery. Passed examinations for 1st Gunner. Died October 18, 1917, Post Hospital, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., from operation for appendicitis. Buried at Nappariee, Ind.

MILLER, JACOB J.-----  Private
Son of Jacob J. and Amelia Gingerich Miller; born October 2, 1888, Kalona, Iowa. Graduated from Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. in 1917. Teacher in Township Schools of Elkhart County. Entered service in Hospital Corps April 28, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to duty as Ward Master, Base Hospital. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried in East Union Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa.

MOORE, SCOTT -----Private
Son of Daniel and Lydia Moore; born January 11, 1894, Whitley County, Ind. Moved to Elkhart County in 1899. Baker. Entered service September 21, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 70th Company, 18th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company C, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Division. Killed in action September 28, 1918, Mont Blanville, Argonne Forest. Buried, Mont Blanville, France,

MOYER, FRANKLIN P. ----- Carpenter's Mate, U.S.N.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frank Moyer; born April 23, 1897, Elkhart, Ind. Steno typist. Entered U.S. Navy July 18, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Ill.; assigned to duty as airplane mechanic. Died of pneumonia September 23, 1918, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, 1ll. Buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind.

MOYER, MILOI EDWARD----- Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Moyer; born January 31, 1894, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 6, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; thence to Camp Sheridan, Ala. Assigned to Company B, 67th Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 24, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried in Elkhart, Ind.

NOONEY, KENNETH WASHBURN -----Bugler
Stepson of Mr. and Mrs. John Pressler of Elkhart; born August 14, 1900, Springfield, Mass. Working in Elkhart, Ind., when he enlisted with the Indiana National Guard, 3rd Infantry, for service on the Mexican Border. Reenlisted in June, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery E, 137th Field Artillery. Promoted to Bugler, and acting Corpora1. Died of valvular heart trouble May 5, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. (Burial place unknown.)

PEARSON, HARRY -----Private
Son of Malon and May Pearson; born October 3, 1894, Mark Center, Ohio. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1896. Working on a farm near Elkader, Iowa, when he was called into service early in 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company 1, 357th Infantry. Went overseas in April, 1918. Died of disease July 25, 1918, "Somewhere in France." (Burial place unknown).

PEDLER, JOHNIE.-----Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pedler; born January 15, 1898, London, England. Came to U.S. in October, 1907. Band instrument polisher. Entered service February 2, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Omaha, Neb ; assigned to Signal Corps, 14th Balloon Company. Transferred to Newport News, Va. Went overseas in August, 1918. Following signing of Armistice, went into Germany, and died from accidental causes June 2, 1919, Mayence, Germany.

PICKRELL, MERLE-----Private
Son of Jacob and Nettie C. Pickrell; born April 15, 1890, Middlebury, Elkhart County, Ind. Cook. Entered service June 23, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; later assigned to Central Officer's Training School, Camp Taylor. Attached to 19th Observation Battery, Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Elkhart County, Ind.

PORCARELLI, DOMINICO----- Private
(Names and address of parents unknown.) Born in 1895, Volturara Apulia, Province of Foggia, Italy. Came to Elkhart, Ind. in 1908. Employee of New York Central Railroad, Elkhart, Ind. Entered service in Italian Army in 1915. Killed in action in 1916, in Italy, (or Austria).

POTTER, LORIN JENNINGS-----Corporal
Son of Charles and Sadie Potter; born August 17, 1896, Millersburg, Elkhart County, Ind. Assistant paymaster of  Hudson Motor Company, Detroit, Mich. Entered service August 29, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich.

PUSCHMANN, MEHNERT A.-----Private
Son of Anton and Elizabeth Puschmann; born December 15, 1900, Goshen, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 1, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 7th Engineers. Transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in March, 1918. Killed in action October 14, 1918, near Cunel, France. Buried near the spot where he fell..

REED, WILLIAM A. -----Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Reed; born June 19, 1886, Union Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Entered service October 6, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Sailed overseas in March, 1918; assigned to Company K, 30th Infantry. Killed in action October 4, 1918, (place unknown). Survived by widow, Vera Reed, Lakeville, Ind.

ROBBINS, GEORGE A. -----Corporal
(Names of parents unknown.) Born August 17, 1892, Boston, Mass. Cook. Called into service May 25, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Upton, L. L; assigned to Company M, 3rd Development Battalion. Mess Sergeant. Promoted to Corpora1. Died of pneumonia January 11, 1919, Camp Upton, L. L Buried in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind.

RUPHOLDT, LOUIS C.-----Sergeant
Son of August and Katherine Rupholdt; born July 28, 1898, Goshen, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 5, 1917, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company G, 38th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in April, 1918. Killed in action July 15, 1918, Mezy, France, near Marne River. Buried near Mezy. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in action.

SMILEY, DEAN FRANKLIN-----Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of Franklin M. and Jennie B. Smiley; born January 26, 1899, Goshen, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps May 7, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; assigned to 75th Company, 6th Regiment Marines. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in September, 1917. Killed in action October 9, 1918, St. Eteinne, France. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, and Croixde Guerre, for extraordinary heroism in action.

SMITH, JESSE----- Private
Son of John M. and Elizabeth Smith (Gilbert); born October 19, 1889, Milford, Kosciusko County, Ind. Living in Goshen, Ind. at time he entered service, December 5, 1917. Butcher. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to duty as Quartermaster's chauffeur. Went overseas in June, 1918; attached to Railhead Regulation Station; Quartermaster Corps. Died of pneumonia February 20, 1919, Base Hospital, No. 53, Langres, France.

TALLERDAY, GUY EDWARD -----Private
Son of Chauncey and Alice Mary Tallerday; born October 21, 1891, Elkhart, Ind. Salesman. Entered service March 29, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 10, 1918; assigned to Company C, 47th Infantry. Died October 6, 1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 8, from wounds received in action in the Argonne Drive.

WALLS, WILLIAM HULL----- Private
Son of Isaac and Mary Hull Walls; born February 26, 1891, White Pidgeon, Mich. Family later moved to Elkhart, Ind. Graduated from Hiram College, Ohio in 1915. Superintendent public schools, Newton, Ohio. Entered service June 24, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 335th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Base Hospital No. 3, Vau Claire, France. Survived by widow, Martha Piona Walls, Ravenna,

WEAD, KENNETH D. -----Fireman, 3RD Class Son of James E. (deceased) and Hattie Wead (Hayton); born November 24, 1903, Elkhart, Ind. High School student. Enlisted in U.S. Navy August 19, 1918, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 1ll. Assigned to duty as 3rd Class Fireman. Died of pneumonia September 25, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Buried in Goshen, Ind.

WEAVER, JOHN H. -----Private
Son of Benjamin S. and Nellie Hepler Weaver; born March 12, 1896, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Ind. Farm laborer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918. Attached to Medical Detachment, 352nd Infantry. Died of pneumonia November 2, 1918, in France. Buried in Belfort, France.

WHITE, MERLE J. -----Private
Foster son of John and Jane Berkey; born January 23, 1896, South Bend, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in February, 1916, Elkhart, Ind. for service on Mexican Border. Reenlisted August 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 145th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; then to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for overseas June 15, 1918. Killed in action November 4, 1918, near Verdun. Buried in West Flanders, France.

WILKINSON, JOHN WILBUR----- Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson; born March 20, 1886, Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind. Teamster. Entered service May 7, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Assigned to Company C, 44th Engineers, and went overseas in June, 1918, Served in France six months. Returned to U.S.; and died of paralysis December 5, 1919, in Government Hospital, Dansville, N. Y. Buried near Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind.

WILT, MARK L.----- Sergeant
Son of Wilson R. and Susan E. Wilt; born August 6, 1894, Jerome, Mich. Moved to Indiana in 1905. Graduated from Osteopath College, Kirksville, Mo. in 1918. Entered service April 28, 1918, Kirksville, Mo. Sent to Camp Funston, Kans.; assigned to Company G, 354th Infantry, 89th Division. Went overseas in .June, 1918. Served on Meuse Argonne Front. Killed in action November 4, 1918, Barracourt, France.

WITMER, OTIS -----Private
Son of Charles and Ida A. Witmer; born December 16, 1896, Goshen, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 3, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Rock Run Cemetery. Elkhart, Ind.

Names reported from Elkhart County for whom complete records could not be obtained.

KWAS.NESKE, MICHAEL, Elkhart, Ind. Sergeant, Company H, 59th Infantry. Died from accidental causes March 28, 1919. "Somewhere in France."

SOULES, GEORGE, Elkhart, Ind. Died January 21, 1919, "Somewhere in France." Details not known.

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