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NOBLE 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


BIDDLE, ROY HENRY - - -Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Charles W. and Louisa Biddle; born January 1, 1892, Payne, Ohio. Moved to Noble County, Ind., in 1906. Farmer. Entered service September 19, 1918, Blue Earth, Minn. Sent to Dunwoody Institute. Transferred to Ft. Snelling, Minn.; assigned to Company B, Student Army Training Corps. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 9, 1918, Ft. Snelling, Minn. Buried, Albion, Ind.

BISHOP, CHARLES EDWARD - - -Private
Son of Edward L. and Gertrude W. Bishop; born August 15, 1893, Baldwinville, Mass. Moved to Noble County, Ind., 1916. Graduate of Dartmouth College. Principal of Ligonier High School for two years. Bank clerk. Entered service September 10, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Camp Grant, 1ll. Buried, Baldwinville, Mass.

BRUMBAUGH, BRIGHT GLENWOOD - - -Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brumbaugh; born October 2, 1895, Collins, Whitley County, Ind. Railroad employee. Enlisted in Company A, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard May 28, 1917, Albion, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 147th Field Artillery. Embarked from New York June 12, 1918. Joined 32nd Division on Alsace Front. Died of tuberculosis February 2, 1919, at Hospital No. 20, Bordeaux, France. Buried, Bordeaux, France.

EGOLF, FRED ADAM - - - Private
Son of Henry H. and Angeline Egolf; born November 17, 1898, Kimmell, Noble County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Kendallville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in Merriam Cemetery, Merriam, Ind.

GANDY, TONY LEWIS - - - Corporal, U.S.M.C.
Son of Bert E. and Rosa Gandy (Williams); born December 8, 1897, Merriam, Noble County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps May 7, 1917, Georgetown, Ill. Trained at Parris Island, S. C., and Quantico, Va.; assigned to 75th Company, 6th Regiment. Overseas September 16, 1917. Wounded September 14, 1918, in battle of St. Mihiel, and died September 15, 1918. Buried in Cemetery No. 543, Thiaucourt, Meurthe et Moselle, France.

HALLER, GLYNDON CHILDS - - - Private
Son of Wilber and Mary Haller; born December 28, 1888, Corunna, Dekalb County, Ind. Graduate of Indiana University. Pharmacist. Entered service July 10, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas September 8, 1918. Assigned to Mobile Hospital No. 11, as Druggist. Died of pneumonia February 13, 1919, Donjeux, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Riacourt, Haute Marne. Survived by widow, Ada Stewart Haller, Kendallville, Ind.

HARRISON, RALPH DAVID - - - Corporal
Son of Willoughby C. and Mary S. Harrison; born March 9, 1892, Goshen, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1909. Writer. Collaborated with Martin Johnson in the narrative of travel, "Through the South Sea with Jack London." Entered service June 27, 1918, Ligonier, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio: assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, Ind.

JOSLIN, RAY ALANSON - - - Private
Son of Elmer and May Joslin; born June 28, 1898, Vicks- burg, Mich. Painter. Living in Noble County, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 17, 1917, Ft. Wayne. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; then to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company D, 55th Telephone Battalion. Overseas in April 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, Meuse-Argonne Offensive. With Army of Occupation, and died of pneumonia January 26, 1919, at Wittlich, Germany. Buried, Rome City, Ind.

MILLER, RAYMOND EDWARD - - - Corporal
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Miller; born March 6, 1896, Hicksville, Ohio. Moved to Kendallville, Noble County, Ind,. 1911. Printer. Enlisted in Company I, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, April 17, 1914, Kendallville, Ind. Saw service on the Mexican Border. Re-enlisted in August 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery A, 137th Field Artillery, 38th Division. Died of pneumonia December 29, 1917, Camp Shelby. Buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville, Ohio,

OSTRANDER, LLOYD GERALD - - - Private
Son of George B. Clough and Sarah Ostrander; born October 12, 1898, Ligonier, Noble County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Company D, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, June 21, 1916, Kendallville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery A, 137th Field Artillery, 38th Division. Overseas October 1, 1918. Died of pneumonia, October 17, 1918, on board ship. Body returned home for burial.

REEVE, FLOYD LESTER - - - Private
Son of Charles L. and Almeda Reeve; born August 21, 1898, Cornell, 1ll. Moved to Ligonier, Noble County, Ind., 1908. High school student. Enlisted in Company A, Indiana National Guard May 6, 1917, Albion, Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery A, 137th Field Artillery. Accidentally killed December 24, 1917, while climbing a pine to get some mistletoe for Christmas festivities at Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Sparta Cemetery, Noble County, Ind.

REYNOLDS, GLEN N. - - - Private
Son of Orley H. and Clara Reynolds; born November 20, 1893, York Township, Noble County, Ind. Attended Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., during the winter of 1913-1914. Teacher, and farmer. Enlisted in Aviation Section, Signal Corps, November 8, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.; where he died of pneumonia January 23, 1918. Buried in Albion Cemetery, Albion, Ind.

RICE, CHARLES EDWARD - - - Private
Son of David and Betty Rice (Van Lear); born October 30, 1886, Corunna, Dekalb County, Ind. Moved to Noble County in 1901. Laborer. Volunteered as carpenter, May 17, 1918, Kendallville, Noble County, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company E, 22nd Engineers. Overseas July 31, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 14, 1918, at Base Hospital No. 116, near Bazoilles-sur-Meuse (Vosges) Buried, Ligonier, Ind.

SEIDEL, THEODORE JULIUS - - - Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of Henry and Anna Swartz Seidel; born January 21, 1897, Kendallville, Noble County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps March 1, 1917, and sent to Parris Island, S. C., for training. Later transferred to Washington, D.C., where he acted as guard at Naval Hospital. Transferred to Portsmouth, N.H., where he died of pneumonia September 23, 1918. Buried at Kendallville, Ind.

SONTCHI, CLARENCE S. - - - Sergeant
Son of David S. and Anna S. Sontchi; born July 31, 1891, Wawaka, Noble County, Ind. Engineer. Entered service October 28, 1917, Hillsdale, Mich. Trained at Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Automobile Mechanics Motor Truck Co. 371, Train 499. Died of pneumonia February 17, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Cosperville, Noble County, Ind.

SPRANDEL, LOUIS FREDERICK - - - Sergeant
Son of Gustav F. and Amelia Sprandel; born December 3, 1889, Kendallyille, Ind. Clerk. Entered service March 29, 1918, Kendallville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; later to Medical Detachment, Base Hospital. Served as Chief Executive of the office force of the Disability Board. Died, March 29, 1919, following an operation for appendicitis, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Kendallville, Ind.

WALBURN, AUBREY E. - - - Corporal
Son of Charles Orvas and Mary Walburn (deceased); born April 23, 1898, Whitley County, Ind. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Enlisted in Company D, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard August 5, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Battery A, 137th Field Artillery. Served seven months overseas. Returned to U.S., and was discharged in February 1919; ill with tuberculosis; sent to Tubercular Hospital, Rockville, Ind., where he died April 12, 1919.

WATTS, LESLIE FREDERICK - - - Private
Son of Josiah and Mary Watts; born October 21, 1891, Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind. Metal worker. Served in U.S Navy from 1910 to 1914. Entered service September 3, 1918, Kendallville, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 1ll.; assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, Provisional Training Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Grant. Buried in Fairfield Center Cemetery. Survived by widow, Osyth Moore Presky Watts, Ashley, Ind.

WINEBRENNER, VIRGIL G. - - - Corporal
Son of Andrew J. and Ella Winebrenner; born January 27, 1896, Merriam, Noble County, Ind. Farmer-blacksmith. En- listed in U.S. Regular Army April 27, 1916, Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Douglas, Ariz. Assigned to Company K, 18th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action November 12, 1917, near Nancy, France. First Noble County soldier to lose life in World War. Buried in Cemetery No. 62, near Nancy, France.

Name reported from Noble County for whom complete record could not be obtained.

RESSLER, CLAUDE F. Kendallville, Ind. Died of apoplexy, Ft. Thomas, Ky., April 8, 1917. (Details unknown).

Source: 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

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