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KOSCIUSKO 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


BEIGH, EDWARD JAMES - - - Private
Son of James Albert and Lydia Ann Metzger Beigh; born April 21, 1897, Lake Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. Teacher. Educated in Winona College, Ind. Entered service September 4, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Eel River Cemetery, near the Kosciusko-Wabash County line.

BLOOM, FRED LEROY - - - Private
Son of Ezra J. and Lydia Bloom (Beaver); born June 13, 1897, Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind. Painter. Enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army February 10, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to 1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Ft. Wright, N. Y.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Went overseas in April, 1918 with Medical Detachment, 61st Infantry. Killed in action October 28, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

BURKETT, ERNEST CALVIN - - - Private
Son of Ernest C. and Minnie Copeland Burkett; born March 27, 1895, Etna Green, Kosciusko County, Ind. Motorman. Enlisted in Company E, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard June 5, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Transferred to 150th Field Artillery. Overseas in October, 1917. Participated in battles of Champagne, Vesle, and St. Mihiel. Wounded and gassed at St. Mihiel. Invalided to U.S. Died January 19, 1918, Camp Mead, Md. Buried, Etna Green, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel Albert Burket, Bremen, Ind.

BUSS, ARTHUR H.- - - Private, S. A. T. C.
Son of Calvin H. and Etta Buss; horn October 26, 1896, Scott Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered Student Army Training Corps October 15, 1918, and sent to Interlaken Military Training School, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Contracted pneumonia a few days after enrolling, and died October 28, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Stony Point Cemetery, Nappanee, Kosciusko County, Ind.

FOCKLER, HAROLD H. - - - Private
Son of Cyrus B. and Harriet M. Fockler; born in April, 1900, (exact date not known), Canton, Ohio. Moved to Warsaw, Ind. in 1910. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Artillery January 3, 1918, Chicago, 1ll. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C. Went overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 5th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died September 22, 1918, in hospital, Chateau-Thierry, from wounds received in action. Buried in Chateau-Thierry Cemetery, France.

FOWLER, PAUL PHILIP - - - Private
Son of Elijah and Jessie Inman Fowler; born November 14, 1898, Oswego, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 8, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Served on the Mexican Border in 1916. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded in action, and while recovering from wounds, was stricken with appendicitis, and died September 21, 1918. (Place of burial unknown).

FREDERICKSON, GLEN LLOYD - - - Private
Son of Horace and Ella Taylor Frederickson; born May 6, 1892, Etna Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. In 1916 he moved to Montana and took up farming. Entered service October 2, 1917, Chester, Mont. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Transferred to Camp Mills, L. L Went overseas in December, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Killed in action November 10, 1918, Dun sur Meuso France.

GEIGER, ANCIL LAFAYETTE - - - Private
Son of J. Henry and Mary Ann Geiger; born October 21, 1888, Milford, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Later transferred to Company G, 78th Infantry. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Milford, Ind., named in his honor.

HASS, SHELDON LEWIS - - - Private
Son of John and Sarah Hass; born April 25, 1897, Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind. Employee of Ft. Wayne General Electric Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 9, 1918, Ft. Wayne. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio: assigned to Aviation Service, Flying School, and sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 507th Aero Squadron. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918. Buried in Ryerson Cemetery, Pierceton, Ind.

HEARLD, BENJAMIN - - - Private
Son of George and Christeana Hearld; born August 29, 1892, Kosciusko County, Inc1. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; then to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.; assigned to Medical Detachment, Evacuation Hospital, Unit 28. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Buried near Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind.

HILL, AUGUSTUS WILFORD - - - Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Andrew J. and Emma Perry Hill; born October 18, 1899, Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind. Educated in North Manchester College. Teacher. Entered service October 3, 1918. Valparaiso University, Ind., in Student Army Training Corps. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind.

HOLBROOK, WALTER EARL - - - Private
Son of Charles O. and Cora Henry Holbrook; born March 26, 1893, Warsaw, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 41st Company, 160th Depot Brigade; then to Company F, 14th Ammunition Train. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Ind.

HUFF, RUSSELL RAY- - -  Private
Son of Phillip S. and Rachael Huff; born November 29, 1894, Scott Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company L, 78th Infantry, 160th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried near Bremen, Marshall County, Ind.

KUHN, HERBERT HENRY - - - Private
Son of John and Ella Kuhn; born September 15, 1890, Warsaw, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company H, 49th Infantry, and went overseas in August, 1918. Transferred to Company L, 105th Infantry, 27th Division. Accidentally killed by train November 27, 1918. (Place unknown). Buried in Grand Cemetery, Le Mans, France.

LONG, WILLIAM SHERMAN - - - Private
Son of Benjamin and Amanda Cartwright Long; born April 2, 1893, Fairfield County, Ohio. Employed as factory foreman, Warsaw, Ind., where he entered service March 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 115th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; then to Hoboken, N. J. Went overseas May 25, 1918. Killed in action at Mobile
Farm October 11, 1918, in Argonne Offensive, (Burial place unknown).

MONTELL, CLARENCE DEWAYNE - - - Private
Son of John S. and Margaret Montell; born March 31, 1893, Mentone, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 31, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind. Survived by widow, Nellie Locke Montell, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

NEAL, CHARLES FREDERICK - - - Private
Son of Elmer K. and Rosa Leak Neal; born February 23, 1897, Sidney, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company L, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Ulrey Cemetery, near the Kosciusko-Wabash County line.

NIEBLING, CHARLES CLIFTON - - - Private
Son of Charles F. (deceased) and Mary Niebling (Dosh): born February 11, 1900, Fremont, Ohio. Moved to Kosciusko County, Ind. in 1909. Farmer. Entered service December 5, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill. Transferred to Rock Island, Ill., where he died of pneumonia April 17, 1918. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind.

PETERSON, JOHN CLINTON - - - Private
Son of William E. and Minnie D. Peterson; born October 12 1897, Warsaw, Ind. Student. Enlisted in Company H, Indiana National Guard, April 5, 1916, Warsaw, Ind. Entered service with the 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Overseas in October, 1917. Participated in battles of Lorraine, Champagne, Marne, St. Mihiel, and Montfaucon. Killed in action October 9, 1918, near Montfaucon, France. Buried near Montfaucon. The American Legion Post, Warsaw, Ind., named in his honor.

PLEW, HOWARD CLINTON - - - Fireman, U.S.N.
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Plew; born August 4, 1891, Kosciusko County, Ind. Moved to state of Washington in 1908. Horticulturist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in December, 1917. Sent to Naval Station, Bremerton, Wash.; assigned to duty as Fireman on transport Ml. Vernon. Lost his life September 5, 1918, when ship was sunk by German submarine. Buried in Leesburg, Kosciusko County, Ind. Survived by widow, Alice Plew, and two children, Elizabeth Ellen, and Howard Clinton, Malaga, Wash.

REECE, SAMUEL FRAZIER - - -Sergeant
Son of D. John and Katherine Reece; born September 8, 1896, Columbia City, Ind. Moved to Pierceton, Kosciusko County, in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 311th Tank Corps. Killed in action September 27, 1918, Montblaineville, Meuse, France. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Survived by widow, Erma Strunk Reece, and one daughter, Margery Ruth Reece, Warsaw, Ind. The Reece-Menzie Post of American Legion, Pierceton, Ind., named in his honor.

ROBINSON, HARRY NICHOLAS - - - Private
Son of John J. and Nellie T. Robinson; born December 22, 1900, Warsaw, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Cavalry March 20, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex.; assigned to Troop L, 22nd Cavalry. Transferred to 80th Field Artillery. Went overseas in August, 1918. Killed accidentally October 31, 1918, near Brest, France. Buried in A.E.F. Cemetery No. 20, Plot A, Grave No. 73, France.

SLOAN, HUGH - - - Sergeant
Son of John O. and Emma Sloan; born December 21, 1898, Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, January 8, 1917, Chicago, Ill. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. Returned to U.S. in December, 1918. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., where he died of pneumonia March 26, 1919. Buried in Syracuse, Ind.

STAHL, HOWARD C. - - - Private
Son of Elmer and Gertrude Stahl; born April 20, 1900, Sidney, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Company H, Indiana National Guard (Battery B, 150th Field Artillery) May 1, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Went overseas in October 1917. Died of pneumonia December 14, 1917, Camp Hospital, Camp Coctquidan, France. Buried in Camp Cemetery, Camp Coctquidan, Morbihan, France.

TERRELL, GEORGE ELDON - - - Private
Son of William and Olive Terrell; born July 25, 1887, St. Paris, Ohio. Moved to Kosciusko County, Ind. in 1907. Florist. Entered service August 6, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company L, 68th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 23, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried in Warsaw, Ind. Survived by daughter, Lois Helen Terrell.

WEAVER, RALPH Private
Son of Matthew C. and Clara C. Weaver; born August 19, 1899, Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 6, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, 13th Recruiting Company. Died of pneumonia April 30, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Buried in Union Cemetery, Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind.

WHITACRE, CHARLES L. - - - Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Edward W. and Cora May Whitacre; born February 25, 1899, near North Webster, Kosciusko County, Ind. Enlisted in Student Army Training Corps, October 1, 1918, and sent to Tri-State College, Angola, Ind. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Angola, Ind. Buried in North Webster Cemetery, North Webster, Kosciusko County, Ind.

WILTROUT, HARRY - - - Seaman, 2ND Class Son of Ralph and Jennie Wiltrout; born April 30, 1897, near Warsaw, Ind. Student in Purdue University, when he enlisted in U.S. Navy May 17, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Promoted to 2nd Class Seaman. Died of empyrean October 21, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Ind.

Gold Star Honor Roll: 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 By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver Published by Indiana Historical Commission., 1921