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Vanderburgh County 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



ACKERMAN, LLOYD CEDRICK Sergeant Son of Henry C. and Clara A. Ackerman; born November 7, 1893, Rome, Perry County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1917. Factory employee. Served in U.S. Regular Army, Coast Artillery Corps, 1911-1917. Re-enlisted November 11, 1917, Camp Gettysburg, Pa. Trained at Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company E, 58th Infantry. Embarked May 7, 1918. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried near Chateau-Thierry. Survived by widow, Helen Ackerman.

ATKINSON, ERNEST SCOTT Private Born June 2, 1893, Spencer County, Ind. Living in Evansville. (Relatives could not be located.) Enrolled in Valparaiso University when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 12, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Omaha, Neb.; assigned to 1st Balloon School Squadron, Aviation Section, Signal Corps. Transferred to Arcadia, Ca1.; assigned to 65th Balloon Company. Died December 2, 1918, from injury received in accident, Arcadia, Ca1. Buried, Spencer County, Ind.

BARNES, JOHN SHREWSBURY Private Son of S. E. and Mollie Barnes; born September 25, 1900, Nashville, Tenn. Moved to Evansville, 1917. Attended Tennessee University. Musician. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard April 6, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 151st Infantry. Embarked June 1, 1918; assigned to Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Reported missing in action October 1, 1918. Body found October 12, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 207, Section No. 23, Plot 4.

BOSSE, ALFRED A. Private Son of Clamot and Elizabeth Bosse; born August 31, 1889, Inglefield, Vanderburg County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 26, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Went into training at Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 54th Company, 14th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Company A, 9th Ammunition Train. Died of influenza October 22, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried at Inglefield, Ind.

BRACK, ORVILLE Private Son of George Thomas and Mary Brack; born January 22, 1895, Henderson County, Ky. Miner. Entered service April 29, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 337th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Embarked from Long Island, N. Y. July 23, 1918; assigned to Company E, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 2, 1918. (Place of death and burial unknown.)

BROWN, THOMAS A. Private Son of Arthur B. and Luella Brown; born December 14, 1894, Rochester, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1906. Street car employee. Entered service March 29, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Received training at Camp Taylor, Ky., Camp Gordon, Ga., and Camp McClellan, Ala. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., June 13, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, Pioneer Platoon, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed while carrying food and ammunition to his comrades October 9, 1918. (Burial place not known.)

BURDETTE, EVERETT F. Private Son of Ezekiel G. and Belle Burdette; born October 17, 1895, Fort Branch, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1899. Grocery clerk. Entered service September 15, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S.C.; assigned to Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. Killed in action September 1, 1918, at Mt. Kemme1. Buried in the Nine Elms Cemetery, Belgium.

CHAMIER, PAUL W. Private Son of William and Maggie Chamier; born October 15, 1894, Tell City, Perry County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1896. Cigar maker. Entered service October 6, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company M, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918, near Bellecourt. Buried west of Bellecourt, France, near the St. Quentin Canal.

CHEANEY, DAN WHITE Private (Parents names unknown.) Born June 1, 1891, Evansville, Ind. Newspaper employee in Oklahoma City. Served in U.S. Navy from 1909 to 1912. Re-enlisted in October, 1917, Oklahoma City, Okla. Sent to Ft. Worth, Tex.; assigned to Company F, 111th Engineers, 36th Division. Embarked about July 17, 1918. Killed in action November 9, 1918. (Place of death and burial not known.)

COLLINS, CLYDE SAMUEL Private Son of Samuel James and Lucinda P. Collins; born November 16, 1896, Folsomville, Warrick County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1903. Railway employee. Entered service February 22, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 6th Field Battalion, Signal Corps. Died of pneumonia April 11, 1918, Post Hospital, Ft. Leaven- worth. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

COLTON, ELWOOD DIGBY Private Son of John Finley and Clara Colton; born March 10, 1897, Evansville, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in September, 1916, Evansville. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Camp Forrest, Tenn., Camp Greenleaf, Ga., and Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked June 10, 1918. Final assignment, 7th Anti-air Craft Battery, Coast Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia in Base Hospital No. 18, October 24, 1918. Buried in American Military Cemetery No. 6, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, Vosges, France.

CROFTS, JOHN ARTHUR Private Son of John T. and Mary L. Crofts; born April 6, 1894, Evansville, Ind. Entered service September 20, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., and Camp Sevier, S. C. Assigned to Company C, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 12, 1918. Wounded and gassed at Bellecourt; returned to United States. Discharged January 28, 1919. Died July 5, 1919 from effects of wounds and gas. Buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross. Survived by widow, Clara Crofts, Evansville, Ind.

CROW, JOHN Private Son of James and Mary R. Crow; born May 22, 1895, Fords- vine, Ohio County, Ky. Moved to Indiana in 1913. Farmer. Entered service September 18, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. Died from wounds September 30, 1918, received near Bellecourt. Buried in British Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

DANNENBERG, OSCAR Private Son of August and Katherine Dannenberg; born May 31, 1894, Evansville, Ind. Shipping clerk. Entered service August 30, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; transferred to Battery C, 40th Field Artillery. Contracted influenza, and died at Camp Custer, October 14, 1918. Buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

DAUM, HERMAN Private Son of Martin and Frances Damn; born October 26, 1889, Evansville, Ind. Rancher. Entered service February 21, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company G, 351st Infantry. Contracted influenza, and died in Base Hospital, Camp Dodge, Iowa, March 21, 1918. Buried in St. Johns Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

DEBOLD, JOHN L. Private Son of Charles and Vesey DeBold; born December 10, 1893, Evansville, Inc1. Laborer. Entered service June 25, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Pioneer Platoon, Headquarters Company, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Embarked September 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 78, Chateau LaRoche, Dordogne. Buried in Cemetery at Evansville. Survived by widow, Addie Debold, Evansville.

DEMICK, ORVILLE Private Son of Eri and Alice Demick; born June 4, 1900, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1902. Enlisted in Troop A, 1st Cavalry, Indiana National Guard April 11, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked October 18, 1917. With the Army of Occupation in Germany. Died of pneumonia February 3, 1919 at Evacuation Hospital No. 2, Coblenz, Germany. Buried in American Military Cemetery, Coblenz.

DRUCKER, ISADORE Sergeant Son of Herman and Rachel Drucker; born August 6, 1891, Carmi, Ill. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1910. Merchant. Entered service May 24, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga. Embarked from New York in July, 1918. Assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds October 10, 1918, received in Meuse Argonne Offensive, Base Hospital No. 18. (Place of burial not known.)

EDWARDS, WESLEY Private, U.S.M.C. (Names of parents unknown.) Born November 12, 1897, Talahoma, Tenn. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1900. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps August 6, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C., then to Quantico, Va., where he contracted influenza and pneumonia, and died September 25, 1918. Buried at Midway, Ind.

FENN, RUSSELL Private Son of Edward P. and Louise Fenn; born January 24, 1896, Hardinsburg, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1915. Construction worker. Entered service September 4, 1918, Beckley, W. Va., where working. Sent to Camp Lee, Va.; assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion, Infantry Replacement and Training Camp. Contracted influenza and died October 1, 1918, at Camp Lee. Buried with military honors in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

FISHER, LESTER E. Apprentice Seaman Son of Norman E. and Carrie Fisher; born January 1, 1897, Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind. Moved to Evansville in 1902. Cigar manufacturer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 8, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill., where he contracted influenza and died September 27, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

FLACK, CHARLES Private Son of Charles and Ella Flack (Kuhs); born March 22, 1896, Stanley, Warrick County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1901. Farmer. Entered service October 4, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company I, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 12, 1918. Killed in action August 2, 1918, Ypres, Belgium. Buried at Ypres, in Cemetery No. 439. (Body to be returned.)

FOLEY, JAMES THOMAS Private Son of James and Anna Foley; born January 4, 1895, Evansville, Ind. Machinist. Entered service June 24, 1918, Evansville. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 336th Infantry. Transferred to Company B, 347th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked September 3, 1918. Wounded November 2, 1918 in the battle of Lys-Scheldt Offensive, and died from the effects of wounds November 10, 1918, at Evacuation Hospital No. 5. Buried northwest of Roulers, Belgium.

FOLZ, WALTER HENRY U.S. Navy (Names of parents unknown.) Born May 26, 1898, Evansville, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy March 14, 1917. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill., where he contracted influenza and died May 25, 1917. Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Ind.

FUNKHOUSER, ALBERT CRAIG - 1st Lieutenant Son of Albert W. and Alta Craig Funkhouser; born March 23, 1893, Crawford County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1896. Graduate of DePauw University. Lawyer. Enlisted June 2, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, and Camp Bowie, Tex. Embarked July 17, 1918. Assigned to Company F, 144th Infantry, 36th Division. Returned to U.S. in June, 1919. Died of pneumonia June 15, 1919, Camp Stewart, Va. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville. Awarded Croix de Guerre. American Legion Post No. 8, Evansville, named in honor of Albert C. and Paul T. Funkhouser.

FUNKHOUSER, PAUL TAYLOR 2nd Lieutenant Son of Albert W. and Alta Craig Funkhouser; born February 21, 1895, Crawford County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1896. Attended Northwestern University, and Indiana University. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Officers Reserve Corps, August 17, 1917. Assigned to Company B, 7th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked April 1, 1918. Appointed Judge Advocate, Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division. Killed in action October 20, 1918, at Boise-Claire-Shenes. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Cited for bravery in action.

GOAD, RUSSELL Private Son of Hooker and Eva Goad; born March 9, 1894, Boonville, Warrick County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1899. Automobile factory employee. Entered service May 28, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to to Camp Forrest, Ga.; assigned to Company C, 605th Engineers. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. September 20, 1918. Died of influenza upon arrival at Brest, in Base Hospital No. 1, October 20, 1918. Buried at Brest, France.

GOELZHAUSER, LEO L Private Son of Margaret Goelzhauser; born September 28, 1889, Evansville, Ind. Bookbinder. Entered service September 19, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company B, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 12, 1918. Contracted pneumonia and died November 4, 1918. Buried in St. Sevier Cemetery, Rouen, France. Survived by widow, Eleanor Goelzhauser, Evansville.

GOWERS, WILLIAM L. Private (Parents names unknown.) Born in October, 1893, Evansville, Ind. Truck driver. Enlisted April 6, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas assigned to 328th Field Remount Squadron. Admitted to Infirmary at Classification Camp, St. Aignan, France, where he died of broncho- pneumonia March 25, 1919. Buried with military honors in Cemetery of American Expeditionary Forces at Noyers, No. 319.

GREEN, LEE (Colored) Private Son of John and Lucy Green (both deceased); born July I5, 1889, Clarksville, Tenn. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1908. Porter. Entered service August 22, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 76th Company, 163rd Depot Brigade; then to Company N, 2nd Development Battalion. Contracted pneumonia, and died November 4, 1918, Camp Dodge. Buried at Henderson, Ky. Survived by widow, Anna Green, Henderson, Ky.

GRESHAM, JAMES BETHAL Private Son of Green and Alice Gresham (Dodd); born August 23, 1893, McLean County, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1901. Factory employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 23, 1914, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company F, 16th Infantry. Saw service on Mexican Border. Embarked June 14, 1917. Killed in German raid near Artois, France, November 3, 1917. Buried in American Cemetery, Bathelemont, France. First Indiana boy killed in action.

GYMER, ALFRED K. 1st Lieutenant Son of William E. and Christina Gymer; born January I5, 1890, Earlington, Ky. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind., in 1901. Attended Normal School, Marion, Ind. Physician. Entered service September 22, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; promoted to rank of 1st Lieutenant, Medical Corps, and made a member of the Examining Board. Died of pneumonia August 27, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. The only Evansville doctor who made the supreme sacrifice.

HAPPE, NORBERT THOMAS Private Son of Lewis and Elizabeth W. Happe; born December 25, 1896, in German Township, Vanderburg County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 48th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Battery C, 326th Field Artillery, 84th Division. Embarked September 9, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, Camp DeSiege, southern France, and buried near there. Survived by widow, Clara Happe, Newburg, Ind.

HARPER, ELMER S. Private Son of George B. and Mary Harper; born January 31, 1895, Knight Township, Vanderburg County, Ind. Barber. Entered service October 5, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, ,30th Division. Embarked from Boston May 16, 1918. Died from wounds October 1, 1918, received near Bellecourt, France. (Place of burial not known.)

HASSLER, FRED Engineer, First Class Son of John and Mary Hassler born February 14, 1891, Evansville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy September, 1913; assigned to the Montana. Saw service in transporting troops to France. Promoted to First Class Engineer. Discharged in September, 1917. Re-enlisted in U.S. Navy in July, 1918, Philadelphia, Pa. Embarked for France November, 1918 on the Duncan. Died of influenza-pneumonia November 23, 1918, Belfast, Ireland. Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

HAYDEN, WILLIAM J. Aerial Gunner Son of Mrs. Anna R. Hayden; born June 16, 1895, Evansville, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 14, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to 182nd Aero Service Squadron. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; then to Taliaferro Field, Ft. Worth, Tex.; again assigned to 182nd Aero Squadron. Embarked May 19, 1918. Killed in an aeroplane accident September 6, 1918, Le Mans, France. Buried at Le Mans, France.

HICKS, CLEVELAND Private Son of Walter and Anna Hicks (Carmichael); born July 8, 1894, DeKalb County, Ala. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1902. Furniture worker. Entered service June 25, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company B, 333rd infantry. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. September 1, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 42. Buried near hospital, Bazoilles- sur-Meuse, Vosges, France.

JAMES, FRANK Private Son of John and Amanda James (Newton); born December 3, 1882, Roseville, Hancock County, Ky. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1910. Plumber. Enlisted April 17, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 138th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 138th Field Artillery. Embarked October 6, 1918. Killed in railroad collision October 26, 1918, Gale, France. Buried at Camp Coctquidan, France.

JONES, WILLIAM ALLEN Private (Parents names unknown.) Born February 19, 1897, Smith Mills, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1917. Working on tractor. Enlisted July 27, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Assigned to Company A, 211th Engineers. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to 2nd Casualty Company. Embarked in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia on board transport October 8, 1918. Body returned to United States, and buried at Corydon, Ky.

KEMMERLING, ALBERT T. Private Son of Henry and Elizabeth Tokeppol Kemmerling; born January 10, 1893, Evansville, Ind. Employee, Hercules Gas Engine Company, Evansville. Entered service May 18, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind ; assigned to 22nd Engineers. Wandered from camp in delirium, the night of the 27th of May, 1918, and was killed by a train the following morning May 28, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Given military funeral, and buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

KIRKER, GEORGE H. Captain (Parents names unknown.) Born March 16, 1880, Cincinnati, Ohio. Moved to Evansville, in 1904. Attended Ohio Mechanics Institute. Accountant. Entered service March 4, 1918. Sent to Camp Upton, N. Y. as Field Auditor in Construction Division. Transferred to Washington, D. C. Received Captain's commission in Quartermasters Corps. Sent to St. Paul, Minn, to organize construction and finance departments of Aero Mechanics Training School. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918, Aviation Hospita1. Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

KOONCE, GEORGE S. Sergeant Son of Joseph L. and Della Koonce; born May 6, 1889, Crossville, White County, Ill. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1912. Blacksmith. Served in U.S. Regular Army, 1911-1917. Re-enlisted in February 27, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Trained at Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company F, 47th Infantry. Embarked May 10, 1918. Wounded July 17, 1918, Chateau Thierry; died July 21, 1918. Body to be returned to the United States.

LABRY, WARREN E. Gunners Mate, 1st Class (Parents names unknown.) Born December 5, 1891, Henderson, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1908. Employee, Hercules Buggy Company. Enlisted in U.S. Navy September 22, 1915. Sent to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the Pennsylvania. Promoted to 1st Class Gunners Mate. Transferred to Torpedo School, Newport, R. L, where he contracted pneumonia and died September 17, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

LAND, THOMAS EDWIN Private (Parents names unknown.) Born March 18, 1894, Center Township, Vanderburg County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 24, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Transferred to Del Rio, Tex.; assigned to Troop D, 313th Cavalry. Sent to West Point, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 70th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in cemetery on Stringtown Road, near Evansville. Survived by widow, Bessie Land, Evansville.

LAPPE, WILLIAM JOSEPH Private Son of William and Tillie K. Lappe; born January 29, 1893, Evansville, Ind. Bookkeeper. Entered service August 5, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Syracuse Recruiting Camp, N. Y. Transferred to Chemical Warfare Division, Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Md., where he served as bookkeeper. Contracted influenza and died at Edgewood Arsenal, October 3, 1918. Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

LAYMON, GUY EDWARD Private Son of John C. and Lucinda Laymon; born January 10, 1890, near Cannelton, Perry County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1909. Teamster. Entered service March 29, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked May 10, 1918; assigned to Supply Company, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Died of pneumonia March 16, 1919, Base Hospital No. 55, Toul, France. Buried in American Section of the Toul Cemetery, Toul, France.

LEBERER, EMANUEL O. Private Son of George F. and Ida Harr Leberer (deceased); born July 1, 1890, Clay County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1915. Railroad employee. Entered service March 28, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked May 10, 1918; assigned to Company F, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Marne Offensive. Buried in Cemetery No. 847, Bazoches. Survived by widow, Ada Leberer, and daughter, Betty Jane, Evansville, Ind.

LINDER, WILBUR WASHINGTON - Storekeeper, U.S.N. (Names of parents unknown.) Born March 19, 1899, Cannelton, Perry County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1909. Chauffeur. Entered U.S. Navy February 13, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. On board British transport Leinsler when sunk in Irish Sea, and was taken to Cork, Ireland, then to Castleton, Ireland, where he died of spinal meningitis July 5, 1919, on Hospital Ship Solace. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

LOER, AUSTIN LEE Captain Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benton Loer; born December 20, 1889, Herbst, Grant County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1913. Graduate of Normal School, Marion, Ind. Assistant Secretary, Evansville Chamber of Commerce. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard April 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; made Regimental Intelligence Officer for 151st Infantry. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked October 5, 1918, from Montreal. Died of influenza on board ship Octobei 13, 1918. Buried at sea.

LOEWENTHAL, RAY L. Private Son of Julius William and Fanny Loewenthal; born November 17, 1885, Vincennes, Knox County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1888. Attended University o' Pennsylvania Preparatory School. Vice-President of Loewenthal and Company. Entered service November 3, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Entered Officers Training Camp of Field Artillery, Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 17th Observation Battery, Field Artillery. Died of double-pneumonia November 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Evansville, Ind.

LUEKEN, BENJAMIN JACOB Private, U.S.M.C. (Parents names unknown.) Born July 12, 1897, Evansville, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps May, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Parris Island S. C.; assigned to 74th Company, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps. Transferred to Quantico, Va.; assigned to Company A, 1st Battery, 6th Regiment, 2nd Division. Embarked September 16, 1917. Gassed near Verdun, and died April 22, 1918. Buried in Argonne- American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

McFADDEN, ODUS E. Cook (Parents names unknown.) Born September 1, 1894, Grafton, Posey County, Ind. In dairy business at Kennett, Mo., where he entered service March 15, 1918. Sent to Camp Funston, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry. Embarked from New York in May, 1918. Participated in Meuse- Argonne Offensive, and was gassed October 5, 1918. Rejoined his Company and was killed in action November 3, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

McGREW, JUDSON 2nd Lieutenant Son of Charles and Sarah McGrew; born November 9, 1888, Evansville, Ind. Graduated from Depauw University in 1910. Accountant. Enlisted May 8, 1917, First Officers Training School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sailed overseas August 26, 1917; commanded Company D, 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 26, 1918, while rallying his men, near Epied, France, north of Chateau-Thierry. (Burial place not known.)

McSWANE, ROY Private Son of Isaac Jackson and Elizabeth M. McSwane; born July 15, 1896, Lynnville, Warrick County, Ind. Moved to Evansville in 1911. Employee of Hercules Buggy Company. Entered service September 3, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia and died October 17, 1918. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

MACER, WILBERT D. Private Son of Joseph W. and Agnes L. Macer; born October 28, 1893, Lynnville, Warrick County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in October, 1910. Florist. Entered service in April, 1918, Toledo, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 332nd Infantry. Embarked June 18, 1918. Company transferred to Italy. Removed to hospital No. 331, Zonna de Geuerre, Italy, where he died August 11, 1918. Buried at Villa Franca Cemetery (American Section), Italy.

MALES, CHARLES SANDERS Private Son of Jesse and Margaret Males; born July 8, 1893, Enfield, Ill. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind., when still an infant. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 8, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company D, 40th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Snelling, Minn., where he died of pneumonia October 26, 1917. Buried, Enfield, Ill.

MARTIN, JOHN C. Mechanic Son of Harry C. and Lena Martin; born December 31, 1886, Stendal, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Evansville in 1892. Railroad switchman. Entered service September 6, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. Died of pneumonia and effects of gas November 3, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 31, Contrexeville. Buried at Amiens, Somme, France.

MOSBY, EDWARD E. Corporal Son of William H. and Elizabeth Mosby; born January 9, KS93, Evansville, Ind. Employee of Adams Express Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 1, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Battery A, 82nd Field Artillery. Transferred to Cheyenne, Wyo.; then Ft. Logan, Tex., then to Ft. Bliss, Tex., where he died of influenza and pneumonia, October 13, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

MYLER, FREDERICK GRANT Sergeant Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Myler; born April 6, 1888, East Liverpool, Ohio. Served in U.S. Navy 1905-1907. Living in Evansville, Ind., when he enlisted in British Army in June, 1917, Detroit, Mich. Transferred to American Army, and enlisted under the name of Keller. Received training at National Park, Gettysburg, Pa., and Camp Dix, N. J. Made Sergeant in Company M, 310th Infantry. Embarked May 9, 1918. Killed in action September 22, 1918, St. Mihiel Drive. (Place of burial not known.) Survived by widow, Mayme Myler (Dun) and one child, Evansville, Ind.

PARKER, VERNER BRETZ Private (Parents names unknown.) Born December 9, 1894, Monroe Township, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County (exact date not known). Entered service in February, 1918. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C., and assigned to Company G, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Embarked about April, 1918, Died of wounds received in action September 29, 1918. (Burial. place unknown.) Survived by widow, Mabel Ashby Parker Indianapolis, Ind.

PATE, EUGENE Private Son of Richard E. and Sallie Pate; born February 14, 1895, Henderson, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1900. Packer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked from Boston May 17, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918, near Bellecourt, France. Buried west of Bellecourt, near St. Quentin Canal.

PATTERSON, RALPH C. Wagoner Son of William Wallace and Pink Moore Patterson; born February 20, 1896, Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1903. Cabinet maker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 2, 1914, as Cavalryman. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Troop K, 12th Cavalry. Transferred to Ft. Meade, Md. and served as Wagoner. Went to Culbertson Ranch, Hachita, New Mexico, where he died of pneumonia November 21, 1918. Buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

PAUL, ALBERT J. Sergeant Son of Jacob (deceased) and Pauline Paul; born June 12, 1891, Henderson, Ky. Traveling salesman. Entered service May 31, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Rock Island, Ill., where he served as Inspector. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga.; assigned to Company A, 2nd Casual Company, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Ordnance Training Camp. Embarked from Newport News, Va., August 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia in American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 8, September 20, 1918. Buried in A.E.F. Cemetery, No. 34.

PERKINS, ALBERT JACKSON Private Son of Louis L. and Minnie Perkins; born October 11, 1897, Floyd County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1901. Employee of furniture factory. Entered service September 5, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company M, Provisional Battalion Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville, Ind. Survived by widow, Lillian Perkins, Evans

PERRY, ORA L. Private Son of Jennie Perry (Carter) deceased; born May 5, 1890, Dawson Springs, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1909. Metal worker. Entered service April 26, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company D, 337th Infantry. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked July 22, 1918. Assigned to Company E, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds October 9, 1918, received in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. (Place of burial not known.)

POTTS, MASON Corporal (Names of parents unknown.) Born March 9, 1896, Bordley, Ky. Student in high school. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 31, 1912, and served three years in the Philippine Islands. Re-enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 19, 1914, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Stewart, and assigned to Company K, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Embarked from Newport News, Va. April, 1918. Killed in action July 2, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. (Burial place unknown.)

POWELL, FRANK - Wagoner Son of Robert (deceased) and Minnie Powell; born November 13, 1895, Spottsville, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind., about 1902. Steamboatman, Entered service October 5, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Supply Company, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked December 16, 1917. Wounded, and returned to the United States as casualty. Died December 29, 1918 at Debarkation Hospital No. 3. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

REID, GROVER C. Private Son of George Lewis and Millie Ann Reid; born December 16, 1892, Hebbardsville, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1915. Painter. Entered service March 31, 1918, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. J.; embarked May 10, 1918. Killed in action July 31, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, near Sergy. Buried near where he fell. Survived by widow, Nellie Reid, and two children Herman Chandos, and Lillian Captolia.

ROBSON, THOMAS Private Son of Sue Robson (Tichner); born August 9, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Check clerk in freight house. Entered service March 28, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company L, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Embarked May 10, 1918. Wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Rejoined comrades and again wounded; taken to hospital and died of septicemia November 23, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery No. 10, near Chaumont, France.

SANDER, GEORGE JOHN Private Son of William and Katherine Sander; born September 20, 1891, Evansville, Ind. Employee of Hercules Buggy Company. Entered service September 19, 1917, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company D, Development Battalion No. 1, Recording Clerk in Hospital Detachment. Died of mastoiditis February 6, 1919. Buried in Zoar Cemetery, Vanderburg County.

SCHAEFFER, FRANK Private Son of George and Mary Schaeffer; born November 9, 1895, Henderson, Ky. Moved to Evansville, Ind. in 1915. Employee of Geissler Shoe Company. Entered Medical Corps March 11, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.; assigned to Headquarters Detachment M, Sanitary Unit, Section B. Embarked August 14, 1918; assigned to Motor Field Hospital, 36th Sanitary Train, 7th Division at time of death. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, France. (Place of burial not known.)

SCHOFIELD, CRAWFORD Private Son of David and Eliza Schofield; born June 17, 1890, Evansville, Ind. Employee in automobile factory at Detroit, Mich. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 5, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to Battery B, 13th Field Artillery. Sent to Ft. Bliss, Tex. Served as guard on Rio Grande River, and was killed during a skirmish with the Mexicans July 18, 1917. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

SCHULZ, CHESTER E. Sergeant Son of Albert and Gertrude Schulz; born October 6, 1892. Evansville, Ind. Accountant. Entered service September 19, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 335th Infantry, 84th Division. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; then to Camp Mills, N. Y.; embarked September 3, 1918. Assigned overseas to Company K, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action November 7, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery No. 566, Grave 121, Ardennes, France.

SCHWEAR, EDWARD Private Son of Henry and Carrie Schwear; born July 11, 1895, Stendal, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1909. Employee in buggy factory. Entered service May 20, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Received training at Camp Taylor, Ky., Camp Vail, N. J., and Camp Meade, Md., where he contracted influenza, and died October 9, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville.

STEINBROOK, WILLIAM ORVILLE Private Son of William (deceased) and Mary Steinbrook; born October 5, 1889, Knight Township, Vanderburg County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 336th Infantry; later to Company D, Development Battalion 2. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Chillicothe, Ohio.

STOERMER, CHARLES F. Private (Names of parents unknown, both deceased.) Born June 15, 1892, Evansville, Ind. Moulder. Entered service March 27, 1918, Cleveland, Ohio, where working. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company L, 329th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J.; embarked in June, 1918. Assigned, overseas, to Company M, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Killed in action November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Cemetery No. 34, Suresnes, Seine, France.

STONE, OTIS E. (Colored) Mess Sergeant Son of Andy and Mildred Stone; born December 16, 1891, Fredonia, Ky. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in September, 1912. Employee of hotel, Evansville, Ind. Entered service April 28, 1918, Evansville. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 317th Labor Battalion. Embarked June 20, 1918. Died of broncho-pneumonia January 18, 1919. (Place of death and burial not known.)

STRAKER, CHARLES E. Private (Parents names unknown.) Born August 1, 1891, Marissa, Ill. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1896. Laborer. Worked for a construction company, Camp Lewis, Wash.; then sent to Camp Funston, Kan.; where he entered service May 1, 1918. Assigned to 314th Engineers Train, 89th Division. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y.; embarked about May 28, 1918. Killed in action September 24, 1918, Bouillonville, France. Buried at Bouillonville, Meurth-et-Moselle, France.

TORIAN, JOHN BOSWELL U.S. Navy Son of Augustine and Laura Torian; born March 3, 1892. Evansville, Ind. Attended Wabash College. Secretary and traveling salesman for Torian and Barbour Hat Company. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in May, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training School, Ill. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va., where he contracted pneumonia and died October 2, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

TURPEN, AUGUST CARL Private Son of William W. and Sarah M. Turpen; born December 13, 1891, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Evansville in 1907. Plasterer. Entered service April 29, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Received training at Camp Taylor, Ky., and West Point, Ky.; assigned to Battery A, 68th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

UTTERBACK, ROBERT L. Private Son of Randal and Nannie Utterback; born September 5, 1885, Madisonville, Ky. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1910. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 23, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company M, 35th Infantry. Transferred to No- gales, Ariz., where he died of acute poisoning December 22, 1917. Buried at Madisonville, Ky.

VIELE, DOUGLAS Private, Candidate Officer Son of Edward N. and Daisy P. Viele; born April 21, 189L Evansville, Ind. Attended Holderness School, Plymouth. N. H.; graduated from Princeton Preparatory School and from Purdue University with honors. Broker. Captain for two years Purdue Cadets. Entered First Officers Training School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he was taken ill and died of spinal meningitis July 7, 1917. Buried with military honors in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.

VOGEL, CARL FREDERICK Private (Parents names unknown.) Born September 5, 1893, Evansville, Ind. Fruit grower. Entered service October 22,1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company I, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company B, 113th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas (date unknown.) Killed in action September 29, 1918, near the St. Quentin Canal. Buried in American Cemetery No. 636, Bony Aisne. American Legion Post, Lakeworth, Fla., named in his honor.

WEBSTER, JOHN H. Private Son of John Herbert and Nancy Webster; born December 9. 1889, Evansville, Ind. Sheet metal worker. Entered service February 28, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to Medical Corps. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C.; assigned to Medical Department 1st Corps Artillery Park (first organization of kind in U.S.). Embarked May 22, 1918. Died of influenza November 3, 1918, Evacuation Hospital No. 7, Brest, France. Buried in American Cemetery. (Location unknown.)

WELLS, WILLIAM A. Coxswain Son of John D. and Harriett Wells; born August 13, 1892, Evansville, Ind. Employee Hercules Buggy Company. Entered U.S. Navy April 2, 1917, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Philadelphia; assigned to the Iowa. Promoted to Assistant Coxswain, and later to Coxswain. Accidentally drowned January 30, 1918. Body was not recovered.

WHITE, [EMMIT] Private Son of George Henry and Bettie White; born October 26 , 1886, Caseyville, Ky. Moved to Vanderburg County, Ind. in 1909. Coal miner. Entered limited service February 18, 1918, Carthage, Miss., where working. Sent to Vancouver Barracks, Wash.; assigned to 7th Aeroplane Production Squadron; transferred to 447th Aero Construction Squadron. Died January 6, 1919 of pneumonia, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Buried on Upper Mt. Vernon Road, near Red Bank Station, Ind.

WILLIAMSON, DONALD Private Son of James and Rosa Lee Williamson; born September 29. 1891, Buffaloville, Spencer County, Ind. Moved to Vanderburg County in 1895. Employee of Southern Stove Works, Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 22, 1913, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Served on Mexican Border. Sent to Ft Houston, Tex.; assigned to Company A, 20th Battalion, U.S. Guards. Transferred to San Antonio, Tex.; died of influenza- pneumonia December 2, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville.

WORSHAM, ELIJAH W. Captain Son of Ludson and Mary Worsham (both deceased); born December 14, 1886, (place not known.) Graduate of Purdue University. Broker. Saw service on Mexican Border in 1912, as First Lieutenant of a Machine Gun Company. Re-enlisted in April, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Machine Gun Company, 326th Infantry, and later to Captain. Overseas (date unknown.) Killed in action September 29, 1918 in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Argonne Forest.

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

HUTCHISON, SAM C. Evansville, Ind. Private, Company B, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Killed in action August 1, 1918.

JONES, HENRY C. Evansville, Ind. Died of pneumonia January 3, 1918. (Details unknown).

KIMBALL, ANDREW GEORGE. U.S- Navy. Lost life February 28, 1918. (Details unknown).

LEATHERWOOD, CLYDE F. Evansville, Ind. Died of wounds, December 28, 1918. (Details unknown).

SIMPSON, JAMES B. Evansville, Ind. Died of disease, December 16, 1918. (Details unknown).

Source: Barbara Ziegenmeyer from GoogleBooks.com citing "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, Original from Harvard University, Digitized Sep 5, 2007 (accessed: 02 Jan 2009)



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