History of Custer County, Nebraska



The first Custer county boy to give his life
for his country, so far as we are. able to learn,
is the one named above, concerning whom the
Custer County Chief of December 27, 1917,
gives the following:

This community was deeply shocked on last Sunday by a dispatch from Fort Worden, Washington, announcing  the death of Clyde G. Seiver.   Clyde enlisted in his country's service November 10, 1917, and chose the wireless-telegraphy branch. He was sent to Fort Logan, Colorado, and made the trip there with Roy Holcomb and Harold Predmore. Later on. the boys became separated and Clyde was sent to Fort Worden, Washington. His father, Guy Seiver, knew nothing of his serious illness until the death telegram came and the shock was therefore a severe one. Just what was the cause of his death is not definitely known, owing to the fact that mail advice now on the way had not reached Broken Bow up to to-day. But pneumonia is thought to be the cause. Later telegrams announce that the body will arrive here Saturday morning and the funeral will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p. m., at the Methodist Church.

Clyde G. Seiver was born December 21,1895, at Geneva, Nebraska, and was twenty-two years and two days old at the time of his death. He came to Custer county with his parents when he was two years old. His mother died in July, 1902. Clyde grew to manhood in this city. He graduated from the  Broken Bow high school in 1913, after which he taught one year and then took a course in shorthand and typewriting, in the high school.


An official report from the adjutant general's headquarters at Washington early Saturday morning announced that Private Raymond L. Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ross, of
New Helena, had been killed in action July 21. Private Ross was nearly twenty-four years old. He was purely a Custer county product, having been born at New Helena, October 16, 1894. He was called to service October 5, 1917, and left here, with the second contingent, for Camp Funston, where he was assigned to Companv D, Three Hundred and Fifty-fifth Infantry.' On February 26, 1918, Private Ross was called for overseas duty, and three weeks later sailed from Camp Stewart,  Newport News, Virginia, with Company F, Fourth Infantry. Private Ross was the only boy in a family of three children, and up to the time of entering the United States, service had always remained at home with his parents. Generally liked by all who knew him, the news, of his
death was received with genuine regret. During last Christmas he was home on furlough, and spent the time with his parents, at New Helena, This was his last visit home, and he left two months, later for France.

The departed soldier is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ross, of New Helena, and two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Sargent, of Walworth, and Miss Leona Ross, who is employed by the Dierks Company in Broken Bow. Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon of this week at Anselmo, Rev. George. P. Trites, of the Broken Bow Methodist Church, preaching the sermon. The services were held in the new community building, which was hardly large enough to accommodate the great crowd present. Both the auditorium and balcony were filled to capacity and many had to stand.   People from all over the county were.there, and it is estimated that no less than one thousand did honor to the deceased boy's memory. A mixed quartette from Broken Bow, comprising Mrs. A. E. Anderson Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Karl Abbott, and Roj Thompson, with' Mrs. E. P. Walter, accompanist, rendered the music for the occasion.  The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers and the national colors, the community service-flag occupying the center position Editor R. H. Miller, of the Enterprise, made an appropriate introductory talk, in which he extolled the merits of the deceased soldier and feelingly referred to the blue star that had now turned to gold.



The first Custer county boy to be killed in battle was Joseph Elwood Palmer, a modest, unassuming youth who possessed all the qualities of heroism and sacrifice. He was in the
second quota of the Custer county draft, and with the local contingent entrained at Broken Bow, September 2, 1917. Ke was born in Custer county October 29, 1891. .His parents,
at that time, were residing- on a homestead in the vicinity of Broken Bow. His home had always been on the homestead, with the excep
tion of four years spent in Broken Bow, while
pursuing: his studies at the Broken Bow high school. He was a graduate of the class of 1912. He landed overseas in April, 1918, was wounded by shrapnel June 15th, while on a
night raid, and died June 16, 1918. 
But little data concerning the raid in which he met his death can be obtained. His brother was with him in the same excursion, but it seems that they became separated, and the brother did not know until later that Elwood had been hurt.


Paul Coffman lies dead in France. Out on the front line with the American troops in France, Paul Coffman, a Mason City boy, a soldier of America, lost his life in the line of duty.  Paul Coffman was born on his home farm north of Mason. City, September 21, 1886, youngest son of H. T. and Beatrice Coffman. He came to his death while on the front battle lines with the American forces in France, on September 8, 1918. His body was tenderly laid away in a village churchyard near where he died, by his comrades in arms, some of whom were Custer county boys. This paper has never, been called upon to chronicle a death where its announcement has caused more expressions of grief than this.  When the telegram from the war department brought the sad news to the widowed mother of the death of her son, a feeling of sadness never before experienced by the people of this community swept over it; it.was as if each one had met with the loss of a loved member of the family. All felt a personal bereavement. Paul Coffman was born and reared here; everybody knew and liked him. Genial and agreeable among his associates, honorable
in his dealings, upright in conduct, a clean lovable young man has gone from-us, never to return. Paul Coffman did not have to go to war. Avenues for refusing to accept service in the
army, honorable and legitimate, were open to him. He donned the uniform of the soldier and sought to perform, willingly, gladly, that exalted duty he felt he owed to his country.  There was no hesitancy, no holding back on his part; when his country called he was ready.  He went with a smile on his face, and there is not the least doubt in the mind of any one who knew this splendid young man but that he performed his duties as a soldier with that same spirit of willingness which characterized his actions in home affairs.

Entombed on a foreign soil, in a far-distant land, it is probable that the eyes of a relative or a friend, other than his comrades in arms, will never see his burial place, but so long as France lives and the deeds of valor of the American soldiers who fought for liberty and freedom on that foreign shore are sung, against the hordes of hell. Paul Coffman's memory will never perish. He made the supreme sacrifice; no man could do more.  To attempt to beguile the widowed mother of this brave soldier son from the poignant grief of such an overwhelming loss, would indeed be vain and futile, did she not have the sweet consolation that may be found in the gratitude of the people of that country he died to save and the plaudits of honor which our grateful people shower on real heroes.  She, too, has made a great sacrifice. The widow of an honored soldier of the Civil war for freedom, and the mother of a slain soldier in the great war for freedom and liberty to the
crushed people across the seas, the hearts of our people go out to her in the anguish of her bereavement.




Lewis H. Robertson was born at Davey,Lancaster county, Nebraska, January 24, 1S88. When he reached the tender age of three years, in the fall of 1891, he came with the family to the Black Hills Basin, Custer.county, Nebraska, where he resided until seven years ago, after which he spent part of his time at Hazard, in partnership with his brother, Matt. His father died three years after the family arrived on the Basin, August 5, 1894. Corporal Robertson's premature departure is mourned by his mother, Mrs. Anna C. Sorensen, and by five brothers and two sisters Charles E., William C, Fred G., Matt P., Hans A., Mrs. Lydia Stender, and Mrs. Mary C. Arp. He will also be missed by a host of friends and many army comrades. The following comrades. from Hazard who entered the army the same time as Corporal Robertson are: Ray Hennis, Lawrence Larson, Henry Rasmussen, William Rasmussen, Ernest Jacobsen, Chris H. Pierson, Earl Ecklev. Joe Horak, Walter Cadwalden, Henry Pillen. Corporal Robertson entered the army, as an alternate from Hazard, October 5, 1917. He served at Camp Funston in Company K, Three
Hundred and Fifty-fifth Infantry, where he distinguished himself as a promising soldier and was transferred to the United States regular army, Company G, Fourth Infantry at Camp Stewart, Newport News, Virginia. Five weeks later he sailed for France, .and he arrived there April 15, 1918.

He was well thought of by his officers at Camp Funston, Captain Moore, First Sergeant Melville, McClullen, Schooks, Orchand. He was also prized by his officers in France â€â€ Colonel Harvey, Second Lieutenant R. C. Erwin, Sergeant Case, First Lieutenant J. A. Crawford.

The Fourth Infantry, United States Regulars, was in the thick of the recent drive of the allies in which they were crowned with high honors. It was in this conflict that Corporal Lewis H. Robertson died in action, July 26, 1918, at the hopeful age of thirty years, one month. and twenty days. More detailed accounts are lacking at this time. All we know is that he slumbers amidst vast armies of fallen heroes on the sacred soil of France.



It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the death of Private Gustav Roerick in this golden-star service. He was born at Amherst, Nebraska, March 9, 1S92. When a child he moved with his mother to the present home, on section 26, township 13, range 17, Custer county. His father died years ago; his mother, Mrs. Anna Roerick, remarried and is now Mrs. Hartman. His brother Alfred enlisted last March at Broken Bow and entered the Coast artillery, at Camp Nickols, Virginia. When last heard from he was at Camp Upton, New York. A young brother, Arnold, works the farm. He also leaves two sisters to mourn his death, Ida and Anna.

Private Roerick was drafted last September and entered Camp Funston. From there he was transferred to Camp Dick and finally he crossed the ocean to participate in the struggle on French soil, where he was killed during an attack by the enemy June 17, 1918. His company had been subjected to a severe artillery bombardment: Nevertheless he heroically remained at his post, aiding in the protection of the United States machine guns. As a.soldier he was respected, and genuinely liked by his comrades and highly thought of by his officers. His loss to them is a source of deep sorrow. His natural witticisms made him many friends, both in private and army life. At home he proved himself an obedient and thoughtful son and brother. Those who were akin to him
were always uppermost in his life's plans, even to the very end. He gladly sacrificed himself on the sacred altar of his country, at the hopeful age of twenty-six years, three months, and

eight days. His remains rest somewhere across the sea, on the blood-drenched soil of our sister republic, France. God comfort and bless the dear ones who willingly' gave him to his country.

It has become our sorrowful duty to place on our service flag a golden star, the first one in our section of Custer county, to commemorate our fallen hero. A star is a universal symbol of glory. For countless centuries it has stood for the highest achievements and ideals. To the minds of America to-day, that star is the most sacred which represent a soldier.boy in khaki on some service flag. That fair, five-pointed emblem proclaims to all who behold it that its living representative fights for the world's freedom. And if that star of blue has changed to one of gold, the observer
realizes that he treads on sacred ground which death has visited. It means a life that served faithfully under the true blue, has culminated in the golden act of sacrificing its all. For one to offer his life for the cause of liberty under the Stars and Stripes is a golden deed worthy of commemoration. Thus we change Private Roerick's star of blue into one of gold.



Private Claris A. Tucker, of the Merrta neighborhood, died at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Wednesday, the 9th, of Spanish influenza.  Private Tucker has been in the service since July 22, 1918, and was in one of the contingents . that left Arnold about that time. He was born in Broken Bow, July 9, 1895, and was raised in this county. He attended school here and later was a student at College View.  He was also a member of the Highland Lodge. The body was shipped to Broken Bow Saturday night of that week and taken in charge by W. S. Schneringer. . Funeral services were held at the grave Sunday afternoon at four o'clock and conducted by Rev. W. L. Gaston, of the Baptist church. Interment was made in the Broken Bow cemetery. The deceased soldier was a most exemplary young man and had many friends in the county who will mourn his early demise. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tucker, one sister, Jennie Louise Tucker, and a brother, Perly Ayers Tucker, all of whom were at the funeral.


Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Amsberry, o£ Ansley, received an official communication Thursday, October 10, stating that their son, Sergeant Orrie Amsberry, had died in a hospital in France, September 22,1918, the cause of death being pneumonia.   From previous information received, it was known' that Sergeant Amsberry had been gassed some time during the fore part of August and has been confined to the hospital since then. He was in one of the earlier contingents that left here for Camp Funston in September, 1917, and was sent overseas the following June. He was a member of Company D, Three Hundred and Fifty-fifth Infantry, Eighty-ninth Division. Private Amsberry was born in Mason City, in February, 1893, and made that place his home up to the time of joining the colors. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.  Deceased was one of the popular young men in.the community and his death is keenly felt by all who knew him. He was a cousin of Paul Coffman, who was recently killed in France, by the accidental explosion of a shell. Memorial services for the deceased soldier will be held in the near future. .



Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Cain, of Anselmo, have received an official notification that their son, Private Henry E. Cain, was killed in action September 15. Private Cain was called to the service during; last April and left Broken Bow with the contingent that entrained for Camp Funston on the 27th day of that month. His stay at Camp Funston was of short duration and two months from the day he left Custer county, he was on French soiL Several letters have been received from him by his family, and the last letter was written one month before he met death on the battlefield. Private Henry E. Cain was born at Litchfield, Nebraska, May 7, 1893. He is survived by his parents, one sister and one brother.


Death came to Private. Sam Miller at Camp Grant. Rockford, Illinois, from Spanish influenza, on October 5. He was a resident of Grant township in the southern part of the county and was a son of Mr', and Mrs. Albert Miller. The remains were returned to his home for burial and the funeral took place on October 9th, at Platte Grove cemetery, in Dawson countv.


Arthur Bergman, of Arnold, died at the naval training station of marines at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday of last week. The deceased marine was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bergman, and he enlisted last spring, along"with his younger brother, Ralph.  He contracted influenza a short time ago and grew steadily worse.   His father was notified and hastened to nis bedside, but arrived after he had passed away. Deceased was well known among the young people of Broken Bow. he at one time having been a high-school student here. Funeral services and burial were at Arnold, the body being shipped there the latter part of the week.


The first of Oconto's boys to give his life in the service of his country is Glen Buckner, who died of influenza, Friday of last week, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. His mother and brother, William, were with him when he died. Deceased was a volunteer and left for Camp Dodge with last summer's contingent. The body was brought back to Oconto for burial and funeral services were held there Tuesday morning of this week, at ten o'clock. Rev. Mr. Dixon, of Callaway, who is in the service and at present located at Camp Dodge, accompanied the remains back home and preached
the funeral sermon.


Private Loyd Clow, of Company A- Division B, One Hundred and Sixty-third D. B., is another Custer county boy, who gave up his life in the service of his country. He was a son of Mrs. Belle Clow, of Halsey, and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Press Booknau, of this city. He entered the service last June, from Halsey, and was sent to Camp Dodge, at which place he died from Spanish influenza, on October 16, 1918. Burial took place at Westerville, in this county, on last Sunday, services being held at the grave only, conducted by the Methodist minister of Berwyn. The
deceased was a former resident of Westerville and moved to Halsey with his'parents a number of years ago.


Word was officially received by relatives at Arnold November 15th, that Private Gage Sauter had died in France, at Base Hospital No. 30, on October 24th, death resulting from a severe attack of pneumonia. He was the first Arnold soldier to make the supreme sacrifice, on foreign soil. The deceased was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and also a beneficiary member of the Modern Woodmen of America, holding his membership in both orders at Arnold. Private Sauter was a member of the contingent that left Broken Bow March 4, 1918, for Fort
Riley, Kansas. He arrived overseas June 24, 1918, and died exactly four months later, aged twenty-six years and two days.   His last letter sent home was received less than a week before the message came announcing his death and in it he stated that there was no cause for worry, as everything was all right and he never felt better in his life. His death is keenly felt in his home community, as he was of a bright disposition and made friends wherever he went. His mother, Mrs. Lydia Sauter, a brother, W. E. Sauter, and sister, Mrs. S. McCants, who survive him, all reside at Arnold.


An official report from the government states that Sergeant Roscoe Rhodes, son of former County Judge J. R. Rhodes, of Ansley, was killed in action October 25. A letter to Judge Rhodes from one of his son's companions at the front says that Roscoe was killed instantly by bursting shrapnel, a piece of the shell piercing his heart. Sergeant Rhodes was called from Custer county April 28th of this year and went from here to Camp Funston.  Twenty-two days later he was transferred to Camp Mills, Long Island, and on the 16th day of June he landed in England. He reached the
firing line in France exactly a month later. In one of the letters he wrote to his father, Sergeant Rhodes said he had been on the front line for fifty days without having his clothes off. The deceased soldier entered the army as a private, was promoted to corporal and was later made a sergeant. Roscoe Rhodes had a state-wide reputation as a football star. He was a student at the State University and captain-elect of the 1918 Nebraska Cornhuskers.  This would have been his senior year. Rhodes entered the university in 1915, playing football on the Cornhusker freshman team. He was guard and end on the varsity team of 1916 and played right end on the 1917 team, which won the Missouri Valley conference championship.  Elected to the 1918 captaincy by his team-
mates, Rhodes was called by the draft last April. In his letters home the sergeant predicted the early termination of the war and
mentioned his plans to return home during the winter and of his intention to turn out for spring football practice. Sergeant Rhodes was a member of Sigma Xu fraternity and had the warm, personal friendship of practically the entire student body of the university. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Lincoln.


J. A. Rudge, of Broken Bow, has received official notice fromWashington, D.C., that his youngest son, John M. Rudge, had died of wounds received in action in France, October
26, 1918. Private Rudge was Twenty-four years old and a member of the contingent that left Broken Bow for Camp Dodge during the last part of May. He was assigned to the field artillery and sent overseas the latter part of August. He wrote home regularly and the last letter received by his father was dated October 16. Private Rudge was born at Palmyra, October 11, 1894, and came to Custer county with his father in 1902. Two of his brothers, Joseph and James, are now in France with the American army. The dead soldier is survived by his parents, two brothers, and four sisters.


. Mrs. Al Owen, of Broken Bow, received a telegram November 22d, officially announcing the death of her brother. Jeff Andrews, who was killed in action in France, October 12, 1918. Private Andrews was a former Custer county boy and resided south of Broken Bow until five years ago, when he went to South Dakota to make his home. He enlisted at Lelette, South Dakota, in February, 1918, and was sent to France early in August. His sister had.had no word from him until she received the official notice of his death.


Official notice was received by Charles W. Thomas, of near Ansley, that his son. Private Clyde O. Thomas,  had been killed in action October 23, 1918. Private Thomas was with the first contingent of the draft that left here for Camp Funston, September 22, 1917, and he has been at the front in France since last April. He had just passed his twentieth year at the time of his death. A father, two sisters, and four brothers survive.


Private Chester Webb, son of William Webb, of the East Table, died in France of pneumonia, October 22. He went with one of the contingents from this county to Camp Funston last March and during the following June was sent to France. He was twenty-six years of age. Private Webb was a young man of sterling worth and well thought of in his community. A short time previous to his departure for camp he met with a serious accident in one of the elevators at Merna, and he had barely recovered when called into service.


Mr. and Mrs. J- F. Burdick,.of Westerville, have received official notification that their oldest son. Private James N. Burdick, had died at a hospital in France, of lobar pneumonia. October 1, 1918. Private Burdick was twenty-five years old and was born in Custer county. He was with the contingent that left Broken Bow for Camp Funston, September 22, 1917, and he sailed overseas May 18, 1918.  He went into action at the crossing of the Marne and was recommended at that battle for citations for coolness under fire. He is survived by his wife and parents, one brother, Arthur Burdick, of Westerville, and two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Milks, of Fairview, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. M. G. Crist, of Kimball, Montana.


Private Roy Imboden, a former Custer county boy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Cass Imboden, of Gandy, died at Fort Omaha, December 2, 1918, of influenza. The body was taken to Arnold for burial. 'The funeral was a military one and was under the auspices of the Arnold Home Guards. The deceased soldier left for Camp Dodge last July and was transferred to Fort Crook, thence to Fort Omaha, where he became a member of the Sixty-first balloon company. Mr. and Mrs. Imboden were with their son when he passed away, but were later taken ill themselves with influenza and were unable to attend the funeral. The deceased is survived by his father and mother, four sisters, and two brothers.


Private Homer M. Yates, of Whitman, was killed in France during the latter days of fighting. Private Yates was a former resident of Broken Bow and a son of Al Yates, who was for a long time connected with the water plant of this city. He has resided at Whitman for a number of years.


The following official telegram was received Tuesday night by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sloggett, who live east of town:

"Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 1918.
"Mr. Alfred Sloggett:
Deeply regret to inform you that Private Harvey M. Sloggett, infantry, previously reported missing in action since October 22, now reported killed in action, October 18. Harris, Adj. Gen."

Private Harvey M. Sloggett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sloggett, was born June 6, 1893, on the old homestead north of this city. He left Broken Bow with one of the contingents that, entrained for Camp Funston during September, 1917. He sailed overseas for France last April and saw considerable service in the front line trenches. The last letter from him received by his parents was dated September 28, and in it he stated he had' been in action and over the top, one of the engagements lasting nine days and nights. Private Sloggett was well liked by everyone with whom he
came in contact and his death will be mourned by a host of friends. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved parents. The deceased soldier was a member of Company' F, Fourth Infantry, Eighty-ninth Division.


Lieutenant Ralph C. Leui. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leui, of Comstock, was reported in last week's casualty list as killed in action.  The young man's parents, up to the latter part of the week, had received no official notice of their son's death, and it isv thought that the notice must have gone to Comstock, South Dakota, as the young man enlisted into the service from that state. Lieutenant Leui enlisted as a first-class private in machine battalion No. 341, and was trained at Camp Funston. He was made corporal before his battalion went to France last May. Further promotions followed until he was finally made a commissioned officer. A letter received from him by his parents dated October 26,. stated that he was doing well.   This was his last letter.


Official notice has been received that Private Vanner A. Gustus, of "Callaway, is dead in France, after suffering an attack of pneumonia.  Private Gustus was an enlisted man and went through- the training camp at Ashland, later being transferred to Camp Cody. When he arrived in France he was assigned to Company L of the Fifty-ninth Infantry. Fourth Division.  He was in many of the battles that mark the campaigns of last summer and was in continuous active service until a short time before his death. He developed pneumonia and was taken to a base hospital. His death occurred October 5, 1918.


Another of the fine young patriots of Custer county to fall to an heroic death on the battlefields of France was Joseph Bernert, whos death occurred October 6, 1918. He enlisted October 5, 1917, at the age of t-wenty-six years, and his name and memory shall be held in enduring honor in his home state and nation.  He was a son of Felix Bernert, a representative citizen who is individually mentioned in the biographical department of this publication.

History of Custer County, Nebraska
Reformatted for easier researching

It has been impossible to secure a list of all who have gone in the service of the country from Custer county. The boys of the county have been exceedingly prompt to respond to the call to the colors, and there has been no way by which the volunteers can be named.  We have been able to procure a partial list of the names, but it is known to be incomplete and does not contain the names of all those who have gone. Accordingly the appended list gives the names of only those of whom we have some record, and it is to be regretted that we cannot give the list in full. It must also be borne in mind that this list closed before the last contingents left. In some instances the going of the men has been anticipated and their names recorded:


Tom B. Adams
Olof Albers
Albert E. Allee
Charles S. Allen
Warren Alexander
Bert Sanford Amos
Noel L- Amos
Ora B. Amsberry
Clarence E. Anderson
Lee I. Anderson
Walter Lincoln Anderson
Wesley J. Anderson
Gust A. Anderson
Miles Andrew

James W. Ankney

David L. Applegarth
William G. Armstrong
Francis L. Arthur

William E. Ash
Leroy Ash


Andrew N. Gandy
William George Gates
Glenn H. Gibford
Lewis D. Gibson
Leonard H. Gilbert
Thurston R. Givens
William F. Gladson
Guy Gooch
Vincent Gourley
Rudolph H. Grabert
William D. Grant
Joseph T. Graves
Bert Green
Lawrence L. Gregory
Harold Arthur Grint
Alfred E. Gresse
Jerome Joseph Grieble
Lynn Grisamer
AIvia W. Grisham
Fred Grof


Bernard Main
Leo Main
Emil E. Malm
Maurits B. Malm
Herbert F. Manning
Lawrence A. Manning
George  W. Marsh
Ray Marsh
Ray E. Martin
Earl C. Martin
George L. Martin
Perry J. Martin
George Mary, Jr
Walter F. Matz
R. B. McCandless
Ambrose B. McCarty
Harry D. McCaslin
George G. McCaslin
William R. McCormick
Charles McCoy

William G. McCreath
Fenton E. McEwen
John W. McGinnis
William E. McGinn
Frank Joseph McGuire
Charles J. McKinger
Ray J. McMullen
Flavious McRae
William Mekkers
John M. Mery
Earnest Miller
Myron M. Miller
Alfred B. Mills
Clarence E. Mills
Nels C. Mohr
Felix T. Molkey
Charles B. Monnell
William F. Moody
Fred E. Moore
William Moore
Charley A. Morrison
Bert D. Morrison
Jesse B. Mossman
Charles H.Munn
Mark R. Murray
Samuel T. Murray
Archie Alexander Murish
Peter Muys
James Marion Myers

John F. Myers
Charles W. Mytton


Roland Samp
Gage C. Sauter
Jake Schmid
Henry H. Schotman
John Scott

Roy Marion Scott
Mervin A. Shadel
Earl H. Sharp
Edward F. Shea
Roy E. Sheppard
Paul H. Shew
Charles A. Shrike
Earl C. Shirey
Edward Sittler
Charles S. Simms
John Skinner
Ted Terry Skinner
William B. Skinner
Albert Smith

Lonnie A. Smith

Talmage Smith
Leroy E. Smith
Roy H. Smith
Edward H. S'olt
Norman E. B.Spalding
George A. Spelts
Charles Spencer
Claude Spencer
Ross J. Standley
James Stevens
Charlie Stockham
Richard R. Stockham
Alex B. Stoker

Samuel Simon Strecker
William A. Street
Charles V. Streeton
Bruno Strieder
William Streitwieser
Roy Johnnie Stum
Thomas A. Stuckey
Carl H. Swanson
John E. Swenson
John Swick
Cecil Swick
Clarence F. Swope


Andrew J. Backes
Henry L. Bailey
Nirrus D. Baldwin
Royden J. Banning
Earl N. Barcus
Grant Barrett
 Charles Beach
Gordon Beck
Paul V. Bekne
Loyd S. Beltz
Joe Bernert
Charles Beshaler
Ira Blanchfill
Elgie J. Bohringer
James W. Booker
Channing K. Boyle
Charley L. Boyle
Ben H. Bramer
C. Floyd Brabham
Fred Brandenberg
Richard L. Brill
Jacob Henry Brock
Francis W. Brock
Sylvanus A. Brummett
 Clarence Bruner
James H. Bryan
Henry H. Brown
Walter Brown
James Newton Burdick
David C. Burgis
Clarence H. Byler


 Irvin J. Haeberle
Charles W. Haefele
Andrew A. Hall
Bert Hall
Peter Hansen
Henry L. Harbert
William C. Harris
Weland I. Hayslip
Julius C. Hastings
Frank J. Haumont
Dale Hawlette
Willis F.Haycock
 Loren Hays
Frank L. Hemphill
Orson D. Hemphill
Ira Mason Henry
John G. Helmuth
Archie C. Higgins

Claude H. Hiker
Harry Hilderbrant

George C. Hill

William R. Hill 
Richard H. Hoblyn
Samuel B. Hoblyn
Fred Hodapp 
Roy C. Holcomb
Vergil C. Home
Claud B. Hoover
Dan F. Hoover
Lloyd Hopkins
Floyd E. Horton
Thomas E. Huff
Harry Huffman
Chester Lee Hugo
Fred A. Humphrey
Henry F. Hunt
Albert Huska
Fred Leroy Huston
Albert E. Hutt


Carl Nelson
Christian B. Nelson
Lambert J. Nelson
Gedion Nelson
John Neve
Michael F. Newhouse
Robert W. Newman
John D. Newman
Willaim S. Nicholas
Hans Nielsen
Martin A. Noilson
Emanuel Nordin
William H. Null


Richard Claris Talbot
Oscar P. Tallin
Frank A. Tappan
John T. Taylor
Mitchell A. Thigpen
George Edmond Thompson
James W. Thompson
Walter W. Thornton
Vernon O.Tibbs
Arthur C. Tickel
Scott P. Tietgen
 Leroy Otis Todd
William Thomas Tompkins
Clari A. Tucker
 Grant L.Turpening


Henry E. Cain
Ralph Caldwell
George R. Caldwell
George W. Calvert
Lewis W. J. Campbell
 James T. Carland
Guy Carlson
Clarence E. Carothers
Fred Carr
Joel L. Carr
George R. Carr
William John Carter
Earl Case
James W. Cassell
Nazare Catanzani
Ralph S. Cawthra
Ira C. Chadd
Paul H. Chase
Anton Christensen
Loyd M. Chrisman
Chester A. Chrisman
Alfred G. Cleveland
Raymond Clouse
Paul Coffman
 Ira T. Cool
Leo R. Conroy
Edward E. Cornell
James Cornish
Chester R. Cox

Henry Crable

Clarence Howard Crawford
Frank Crist
John A. Crist
Roy Crouch
Roy L. Culbertson


William Ingraham

James Ingram
Horace P. Isaacs


Charles Ochtman
William George Ohmberger
John E. Olafson
Alexis Olson
John H. Olson
Olaf E.Olson
Frank O. Oman
Leroy A. Osserkop
John Ostrand
James C. Overgard
Ellis S. Owen



Guy Dady

Orien H Daggett
Roy Daggett
Roy C. Dale
Thomas J. Dalrymple
Guy Deal
Thomas A. Deal
William R. Dean
Hale H. Deidel
Cornelius C. Delosh
Vernon Devine
August Devish
Vincent Dewey
Raymond W. Dewey
Captain L. Dietz
Herman Dillayou

Ray Dinwiddie
Fred Divish
Joseph J. Dixon
Hugh Raymond Downey
Walter F. Draper
Otto L. Drexell
Archie C. Duf
Branson J. Dull
Harvey B. Duncan
Edwin E. Dunlap
Clarence L. Dunn
Cleo Durnell
Henry Dye


George L. Jackson
Carl Frederick Jackson
John H. Jacobson
Olin F. Jacquot
Glenn I. Jacquot
Harold E. Johnson

James C. Johnson
Louis J. Juker
Floyd E. Junk

Linn Paine
George C.Paine
Fred Palmer
Joseph Ellwood Palmer
Clarence E. Palmer
Lowell Bryan Patterson
William E. Paxton
George E. Pendleton
William D. Pester

Peter Peterson
Frank Peterson
John J. Pirne
Victor Post
Harvey Pofter

Buel F. Porter
Charles W. Porter
 Frank Powell
Thomas H. Powers
George Duclos Prairie
Harold Predmore
Priel Jesse Priel ?
Clarence I. Province

Fred J. Province
James David Province
Floyd Pulliam


Garrett Vanderveen

Gernett VanDeneen
August C. Vaught
Charles H. Veith
Enoc F. Vitter
William H. Voth


Jesse N. Edmisten
Dwight C. Elliott
Lloyd D. Elliott
Henry O. Engelsgjerd
Robert M. Ervin

John W. Kelley
Commodore W. Kellogg
Harold C. Kepler
Edmund P. King
Lester R. Kister
Harry E. Kitch
Willie Klatt
Charlie Klussman
Fred Knight
Olvin H. Knudson
Henry F. Koch
Rudolph M. Kolbo
Frank J. Koubek
Q. W.

George William Wadsworth
Carl L. Wagoner
Lee Wagner
Elmer C. Wait
Joe Wanitschke
Charlie F. Wantz
Robert P. Waters
Earl D. Watson
Edward R. Weaver
Ivan A. Weaver
Chester H.Webb
Forest E. West
Edgar M. Whitehead
Glenn N. Whitman
Earl L. Widaman
James Wimmer
John Wilbur
Jess L. Willenberg
Ralph Willis
Ernest H. Wilson
Ray Wilson
William L. Wolsleben
Willie L. Wolfe
Linus H. Work

Henry C. Wrasse


Howard J. Facemire

John Patrick Fagan

Walliam E. Faith
LeRoy Farmer
Orville Farmer

Ernest Fellows
Levert House Farrell
Fred R. Fessenden
Charlie Fleider
Troy J. Fonda
Roy D. Fonda
Emmett John Ford
George Edward Forbes
Wingate M. Foster
Max Fountain
Reede R. Fox

Roy E. Fox
John L. Frayne
Herman Henry Franzen
Charles M. Frederick
Cecil A. Freel 
Harry Frey
Clarence E. Fuller
Floyd E. Furrow
Guy N. Furrow

Floyd B. Landreth

Ralph E. Lanterman
Albert P.Larson
Andrew Guy Lash
Paul J. Lash
Robert P. Leep
George O. Leibert
John D. Leonard
Ivan Lewis
Roy H. Lewis
Ralph Lewis
Carl B. Lind
Harrison B. Livermore

Ray L. Lockhart
Charles O. Lohr
John R. Longfellow
William R. Lord
James L. Lowder
George C Lowe
Edwin T. Lund
Patrick F. Lynch

Lawrence Ray
Neville L. Radcliff
Charles F. Reams

Charles J. Redfern
Henry R. Reed
Calvin Remington
Meredith T. Reneau
Arthur Glen Reyner
Roscoe B. Rhodes
John L. Rickell
James H. Rigby
George G. Riley
Roy C. Rinker
Merl S. Ritenour
George C.Roeder
Frank H. Rohde
Charles C.Robertson
Adli Robertson
Raymond R. Robinson
William A. Robinson
Anthony James Rock
Bernard Roelle
Alfred Roerick
Thornton Romine
Raymond L. Ross
Sylvester J. Rourke
J. H. Rudge

John Rudge
Glen Runyan
William Andrew Rush
Archie M. Russell
Asa R. Ryan.
George Yeoman
Lawrence Dayton Young

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