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Warrick 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



ARHELGER, JACOB HENRY Private Son of John and Elizabeth Arhelger; born October 13, 1889, Campbell Township, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 19, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company M, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Sailed for France May 15, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 6, 1918, 41st Stationary Hospital. Buried in Cemetery near this hospital, Grave 45, Hospice Military 545, Drury, Somme.

AUSTILL, OPHA Private Son of John and Mary Austill; born May 18, 1889, near Folsomville, Warrick County, Ind. Employee in saw mill, Morehouse, Mo. Entered service May 29, 1918, Morehouse, Mo. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company A, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, at Camp Dodge. Buried at Folsomville, Warrick County, Ind.

BROSHEARS, WALTER Private Son of Coy and Helen Broshears; born February 22, 1892, Newburg, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 19, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sente to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company M, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Sailed overseas May 24, 1918. Died of broncho-pneumonia October 28, 1918, in Hospital, near Rouen, France. Buried in Cemetery, St. Sever, Rouen, Seine Inferieure, France.

DAY, BENTON ESBY Private Son of Benton and Clara Day; born July 5, 1895, near Tennyson, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 29, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Provisional Regiment; transferred to 122nd Infantry. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y., where he died of influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918. Buried at Bloomfield, Ind.

DENEKE, EDGAR C. Private Son of Ferdinand and Frederica Deneke; born May 6, 1889, Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 19, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company C, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Embarked June 14, 1917. Killed in action July 18, 1918, in battle of Soissons. Buried in France, (place not known).

GAMMON, RALPH Private Son of Peyton and India Gammon; born May 15, 1887, near Tennyson, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 25, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; transferred to Company E, 14th Ammunition Train. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Garrison Chapel Cemetery, Warrick County, Ind. Survived by widow, Esther Gammon, and daughter, Norma Ruth Gammon, Tennyson, Ind.

GRILL, JOSEPH C. Private Son of Andy and Celestine Grill; born November 2, 1894, Louisville, Ky. Moved to Warrick County in 1901. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia November 18, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Cross Road Cemetery, eight miles northwest of Boonville, Ind.

HARTIG, OSCAR S. Private Son of Fred C. and Kathryn Hartig; born March 13, 1897, near Newburg, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 6, 1918, Boonville, as machinist. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Chandler, Warrick County, Ind.

HUNT, GEORGE ALMOND Private Son of Isaac and Sarah Hunt (Stockings); born December 14, 1896, Boonville, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 27, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of bronchial-pneumonia October 12, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Cemetery, north of Boonville, Ind.

KAPPERMANN, HENRY MICHAEL Wagoner Son of William F. and Emilie Kapperman; born January 30, KS96, near Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Supply Company, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Embarked May 10, 1918. Killed in action in Meuse-Argonne offensive October 7, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery .Grave 176, Section 107, Plot 4, Romagne, France. American Legion Post, Newburg, Ind., named in his honor.

LASWELL, FRANK Sergeant Son of James and Ellen Laswell; born June 20, 1890, Boonville, Warrick County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service October 5, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Sailed overseas September 4, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Langres, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Langres, Haute Marne, France.

LEVERTT, CHARLES M. Private Son of George M. and Anna Levertt (Scales); born January 5, 1896, Reed, Henderson County, Ky. (Home of mother, Newburg, Warrick County). Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January, 1915, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Ft. Monroe, Va.; assigned to Company C, Coast Artillery Corps, 60th Division. Sailed overseas April, 1918. Died October 15, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried, "Somewhere in France."

LOWE, ORVILLE Private Son of Charles and Arry Ingram Lowe; born February 2, 1898, Boonville, Ind. Miner. Enlisted in Company G, 4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard, August 5, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sent to (amp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery D, 137th Field Artillery. Overseas June 12, 1918. Final assignment, Headquarters Company, 18th Field Artillery, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1764, Belleau, Aisne.

MACKALL, WILLIAM Private Son of William M. and Katherine Mackall; born March 17, 1892, Lynnville, Warrick County, Ind. Liveryman. Entered service October 3, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company A, 113th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. May 17, 1918. Died of bronchial-pneumonia February 28, 1919, Le Mans, France. Buried in Lynnville Cemetery, Lynnville,

MEYERS, JEFFERSON O 2nd Lieutenant Son of Oliver Perry and Nora Mize Meyers; born December 14, 1888, near Elnora, Daviess County, Ind. Moved to Warrick County in May, 1911. Graduate of Chicago University, Department of Law. Attorney, Ouray, Col.. Enlisted in Officers Reserve Corps, Signal Corps, June 5, 1917, Omaha, Neb. Assigned to Aviation Service; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas November 23, 1917. Killed in aeroplane accident June 1, 1918 near Chateauroux, France. Body returned, and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Ind.

MORRISON, IVOR WESLEY Private Son of Charles F. and Josephine Morrison; born October 15, 1890, near Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 19, 1917, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 335th Infantry. Died of pneumonia January 12, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Morrison Cemetery, Hart Township, Warrick County, Ind. Survived by widow, Lessie S. Morrison, and two children, Mildred Leone, and Ivor Bluford, Elberfeld, Ind.

NORDHORN, BERNARD Private Son of Henry and Maria Louise Nordhorn; born September 9, 1892 Lynnville, Warrick County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service June 15, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to Chamber of Commerce School, Training Detachment No. 1. Transferred to Ft. Hancock, Ga.; assigned to 2nd Company, 6th Provisional Ordnance, Detachment Battalion. Sailed August 31, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Camp Hospital, Mehun-sur-Yevre, France. Buried, Mehun-sur-Yevre, France.

OSBORNE, MELVIN W. Sergeant Son of Lydia Osborne (father's name not known; parents both deceased); born July 14, 1888, near Folsomville, Warrick County, Ind. Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Schick. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 28, 1906, Evans- ville, Ind. Served in Cuba, Philippine Islands, on Mexican Border, and in Panama. Contracted tuberculosis; transferred to Ft. Bayard, N. M., where he died of tuberculosis November 2, 1918. Awarded medal for bravery while in service on Mexican Border. Buried at Ft. Bayard, N. M.

POSEY, EARL Private Son of Thomas E. and Fannie Posey; born June 16, 1895, Tennyson, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Battalion Field Artillery, Replacement Draft. Died of bronchial-pneumonia October 10, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Skelton Cemetery, Warrick County, Ind. Survived by widow, Mame Posey, Tennyson,

RILEY, GILBERT GROVER Private Son of Joseph and Mary Katherine Ri ey; born July 28, 1896, near Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 6, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, at Camp Taylor. Buried in Barnett Cemetery, Greer Township, Warrick County, Ind.

ROBERTSON, BENTON A Corporal Son of Bradford J. and Maria Robertson; born January 12, 1891, near Newburg, Warrick County, Ind. Motorman. Entered service June 25, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 336th Infantry. Overseas (date unknown). Died of bronchial-pneumonia October 11, 1918, Hospital No. 3, France. Buried, Menezterol, France.

ROETTGER MARTIN A. Private Son of Edward F. and Minnie L. Gervis Roettger; born February 8, 1896, Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company 21, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Surott Cemetery, Campbell Township, Warrick County, Ind.

SEILER, WILLIAM Private Son of Adam and Mary Seiler; born September 19, 1892. Vanderburg County, Ind. Moved to Warrick County in 1900, Farmer. Entered service September 14, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 53rd Company, 14th Training Battalion, 159th Depot BrIgade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Ind.

SKELTON, OMAR MERTICE Seaman, 2nd Class Son of Hervey W. and Emma E. Skelton; born January 31, 1896, near Folsomville, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 4, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Promoted to Assistant Commander on rifle range. Made instructor in Machine Gun Rifle practice. At time of death he was a member of Company C, Regiment 2. Died of bronchial-pneumonia September 28, 1918, Camp Logan, Zion City, Ill. Buried at Selvin, Warrick County, Ind.

SMALL, ERNEST Gunner's Mate Son of George S. and Della Small; born June 1, 1897, Chandler, Warrick County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy September 24, 1913. Re-enlisted in 1916, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Goat Island, Cal., where he served as 1st Class Electrician and Gunner's Mate. Lost life March 4, 1918 on board the Cyclops when sunk by submarine.

SPLITTORFF, CLARENCE J. Private Son of William and Anna Splittorff; born March 18, 1894, near Boonville, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 27, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia November 18, 1918, at Camp Sherman. Buried in Morrison Cemetery, Hart Township, Warrick County, Ind.

WHITE, EDWARD OSCAR Sergeant Son of C. P. and Sallie A. White; born May 20, 1892, DeGonia, Warrick County, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 19, 1917, Hopkinsville, Ky. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Sam Houston, Tex. Assigned to Quartermaster Corps. Sailed overseas July 22, 1917. Returned to U.S. January 22, 1919, because of illness. Sent to U.S. Hospital No. 21, Denver, Colo., where he died of tuberculosis June 5, 1919. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Ind.

WINTERNHEIMER, HENRY JOHN Private Son of John and Katherine Winternheimer; born June 24, 1894, near Chandler, Warrick County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 28, 1918, Boonville, Ind. Sent to Purdue University Student Army Training School. Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery A, 20th Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Chandler, Warrick County, Ind.

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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