updated 11/17/2017


World War I
Honor Roll
"The Great War"

On this page we honor the memory of Allamakee co. veterans. Many of them paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Anderson, Arthur Melvin- Private, Co. 54, 14th Bn; 163rd Depot Brigade. Born 01/18/1897. Buried in the Glenwood Lutheran cemetery, Winneshiek co. IA; Gravestone photo. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Anderson, Carl Adolph - Private, 20th Infantry, 5th Division; Burial in Old West Paint Creek cemetery; Gravestone photo
Bailey, Walter James - Sergeant; Lansing

A large audience at Lansing last Friday night witnessed the presentation to Sergeant Walter Bailey of the American Distinguished Service Cross awarded him for bravery in action. The presentation of the medal was made by Lieut. Colonel J. E. McDonald, U.S.A., at the conclusion of an address in which Colonel McDonald reviewed the incident for which Bailey was honored by his own and the French governments:   During the American advance in the Argonne two American machine gun sections got ahead of their infantry and were forced to drop back to the infantry line for protection. Out of twenty men only four were left. The commanding officer asked for volunteers to bring back one of the machine guns and Bailey was one of the men who offered to go. Before he had gone ten feet his companion was killed, but Bailey kept on and reached the gun, finally dragging it and a German machine gun he found back to the line. While he was working to rescue the gun he was in constant danger from German snipers and machine gunners and his mission required more than two and one-half hours to complete. For this act he was awarded the Croix de Guerre with gold star and a citation by the French government. - from the Waukon Democrat and reprinted in the Postville Herald, Friday, 6 February 1920 - contributed by Reid R. Johnson

Obituary

Beale / Beals, Henry H. - Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service (Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919). He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Beale, Roy C.A. - Private; KIA in France. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Mr. and Mrs. Conover Beals (sic) of Waukon have received word that their son Roy, who was a member of a Canadian regiment, has been killed at the front. ~Oxford Weekly Leader, Iowa News Column, Sept 20, 1917

Another death notice & annotations re: surname spelling

Beck, William E. - Lansing, Private, Killed in action at Fismes, battle of Aisnes-Marine, August 4, 1918. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Beck, Forrest Wayne Mortimer - Born December 10, 1892 in New Albin; US Army, Wisconsin, Pvt 54th Infantry, Killed in Action, September 24, 1918 at Argonne, France; Enlisted from LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Buried in the New Albin cemetery. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Brandt, Arthur F. - Postville; Corporal, Rainbow Division, Co. E, 168th Infantry, 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Died of Wounds; Burial in Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot B, Row 19, Grave 21; Next of kin: Mrs. Ida Brandt, mother. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.


Photo from the Iowa Magazine, 1919

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Photo is from the Postville Herald
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this photo is copyright Sharon Morena 2015

This group of 3 photos were taken by Sharon Morena, grand-niece of Arthur F. Brandt. Arthur was a brother to Sharon's paternal grandfather, Melvin Brandt. Pvt Brandt was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously by President Wilson, but accreditation was never given on his cross at Meuse-Argonne cemetery. Due to Sharon's efforts her great uncle Arthur has a new cross marking his grave; and it now is engraved with D.S.C. to honor his heroic deeds and valor.

Above: Arthur F. Brandt cross
Top right: Sharon Morena next to the marble cross marking the grave of her g-uncle
Bottom right: Meuse-Argonne cemetery, France

this photo is copyright Sharon Morena 2015

this photo is copyright Sharon Morena 2015

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Brandt, Arthur F. 100943
Corporal Company E. Died at Field Hospital No. 165, October 17, 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Brandt, Postville, Iowa. One of Company E's best soldiers. He always volunteered for the most dangerous missions. The final act of his life was of such daring that his colonel recommended he be given the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the D.S.C. He volunteered to act as guide to a position of security in the rear for his company. This was under heavy shell fire and he with four others were seriously wounded. After being placed on a stretcher and scarcely able to speak, he continued to direct the route.

In March 1917, Arthur Brandt enlisted in Co. E. Iowa National Guard, which became a part of the Rainbow Division during WWI.

Sources:
~The Iowa Magazine, Campfire Tales of Iowa Valor; June 1919
~THE PRICE OF OUR HERITAGE, W. E. Robb, 1919 American Lithography and Printing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, pg 312
~American Battle Monuments Commission
~Postville Herald Obituary

Brennan, John N. - Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Brooks, Myron J. - Private, US Army Co. F, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division; Died September 26, 1918; Burial in Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France Plot G, Row 14, Grave 18; Next of kin: Carrie L. Brooks, mother; Postville, Iowa. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Sources:
~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 343 (this source gives residence as Luana, Clayton co. IA)
~American Battle Monuments Commission

On April 26th, 1918, Myron left Waukon for Camp Dodge, volunteering tSo fill a vacancy, as his draft number had not been reached, and just five months later he gave his life for his coutry in France. ~ contributed by Janet Koozer

Letter home from Myron J. Brooks

Burmester, Oswald H.L. - Co. G, 132nd Infantry Reg., 33rd Div.; Private; Serial #2158350; rural New Albin (Caledonia, Houston co. MN). Born 09/14/1893. He either died of disease at the base hospital, Camp [Wyston?] on 10/08/1918 or was KIA. He was living in Jerico Springs, MO when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Originally interred in [France?], his body was returned to the U.S. aboard the U.S.A.T. Wheaton, in August 1921, and reburied in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Eitzen, Houston co. MN. Honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Sources: military transport records (Fold3), draft registration & headstone application (Ancestry.com) & Dubuque Telegraph-Herald 5/14/1923
Notes: the records were unclear as to where he was initially buried; also conflicting info. re: death by disease or KIA

Chopeck, Roy L. - Sergeant; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Dundee, Frank - Private; 163rd Depot Brigade. Died 10/15/1918. Appears on the Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in Smith cemetery, gravestone.

Ralph Waters and John (sic) Dundee, two Waukon boys, were killed in action in France, according to word received in Waukon Saturday.
~Postville Herald, September 27, 1918

Engen, Gilman - Fireman, first class U.S. Navy, Minneapolis, Minn.; Died in Kingston Ave. Hospital Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 11,1918; Cause of death: diphtheria; Next of kin: Mary Engen, mother; Waukon, Iowa; He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in Old West Paint Creek cemetery - gravestone photo
Glynn, George Harold - Lansing; Killed at Boise de Gesme, in the battle of Meuse-Argonne, October 5, 1918; Cause of death: Died of Wounds. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

~Source: Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 339 & 349

Haas, Charles - Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Held, Albert - Private, September Army Replacement Troops; Died of Disease aboard ship near France; Parents E. & A. Held. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Waukon, Iowa - Relatives of Albert Held, of Ludlow township are this week in receipt of the first news of that young man's fate, after months of suspense. The government now gives out the information that he died shortly after his arrival overseas last fall. He entered the army service in July, 1918, and soon after went across. His father, brother and sister have had no word from him since last Sept. and had given up ever knowing of his fate, but persistent efforts on the part of friends have at last been rewarded with the very brief information stated above. The department will give further particulars as soon as they can be obtained.
~LaCrosse Tribune, August 8, 1919

The remains of Albert Held, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Held of Ludlow, arrived here Wednesday from France and the funeral will be held Sunday in the South Ludlow church. A soldier in the American army, Albert passed away as his ship neared Brest, France, having become ill on the trip overseas.
~Postville Herald, July 30, 1920

Buried in Bethlehem cemetery. Gravestone photo and Obituary

Holverson, Albert H. - Private, US Army 4th Co, Camp Gordon, SARD; Died October 4, 1918; Burial in Oise-Aisne American cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France; Died of Disease; Next of kin: Julia Holverson, mother; Waukon, Iowa. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Sources:
~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition
~American Battle Monuments Commission

Iverson, Martin O. - Dorchester; Private; Died of Disease ~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 347 1886-1918. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Burial in Iowa River cemetery - gravestone photo
Johnson, Melvin Amandas - U.S. Army, 10th Ord.; 05/18/1888-1945; Burial in Old West Paint Creek cemetery; gravestone photo
Keenan, Patrick J. - Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Waukon. Woodmansee records his dates as: 1887-04/08/1918. Funeral notice
Kelly, Walter A. - New Albin; Private; Cause of death: Died of Disease ~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 347. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Kesselburg, Elmer L. - Waukon Junction; Private; Cause of death: Died of Disease. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 327 & 347 -the page with his photo shows his surname spelled Keselburg

Kidder, Hugh Pratt - Second Lieutenant, US Marine Corps, 6th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division; Died October 3, 1918; Buried Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France Plot D, Row 35, Grave 28. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 343
~American Battle Monuments Commission
~Death notice in the Postville Herald

Hugh P. Kidder was born in Waukon, Iowa in 1897. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm and star during World War I for courage and endurance while carrying orders to advanced positions under violent machine gun fire during a period of 9 days. Lt. Kidder was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism near Blanch Mont. France, 2 to 3 October 1918 when he led a small patrol into enemy trenches and captured two strong machine gun positions. First Lieutenant Kidder was killed in action 3 October attempting to better his position in the face of heavy machine gun and artillery fire. Burial is in Meuse-Argonne cemetery, Europe. The photo of him as a young boy is the only known photo of him. ~ contributed by Rachel Layman, g-niece

USS Kidder -named in honor of Hugh P. Kidder
USS Kidder
(DD-319) (click here for a photo) was launched 10, July 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, San Francisco, Calif. ; sponsored by Miss Ethel Murry Jonstone : and commissioned 7 February 1921, Comdr. H. J. Abbett in command. After shakedown along the coast, Kidder was assigned to Destroyer Division 34, Battle Fleet, at San Diego. From 1921 to 1924 she operated along the West Coast between Washington and the Canal Zone engaging in training maneuvers, fleet problems, and gunnery exercises. The destroyer played an important role in the development of naval warfare through using experimental torpedoes in exercises.
Kidder transited the Panama Canal during January 1924 for fleet concentrations in the Caribbean, returning San Diego 22, April. She continued her training operations before clearing San Francisco 15, April 1925 for a fleet problem and joint exercises off Hawaii. Kidder then accompanied the Battle Fleet to Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand before returning Mare Island 25, September. For the rest of her naval service she was almost constantly at sea, including winter fleet concentrations in the Caribbean during 1927 and a joint submarine exercise off Hawaii in the spring and summer of 1928. The Navy gained valuable experience from the various exercises and experiments which Kidder conducted-information that made possible many of the great naval victories of World War II. During the final year of service Kidder operated out of San Diego and decommissioned there 18, March 1930. After scrapping, her materials were sold 31, October 1930 in accordance with the terms of the London Treaty limiting naval armament. (DD-319: dp. 1,190; 1. 314' 5 ": b. 31'8" : dr. 9' 10" : s. 35 k.. ; cpl. 95 ; a. 44" , 12 21" tt.: cl.. Clemson)
~source: DANFS, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
~contributed by Rachel Layman, as a loving tribute for her Grandpa & her Great-uncle Hugh P. Kidder

Kolstad, Adolph - Registered for the draft while a student at the State University of Iowa, in Iowa City; previous to registering he had served 2 years as a Sergeant in the Cadet regiment at the State University of Iowa; 05/20/1891-1941; Burial in Old West Paint Creek cemetery; gravestone photo

Kroeger, Carl Herman - New Albin, Killed in action, December 1918 ~Iowa City Citizen, December 16, 1918; Carl Kroeger, age 21, born in Iowa, is found on the 1910 U.S. census, Union City twp. Allamakee co. Iowa; he is living on the Herman Luetchenx farm. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

McGeough, Clement A. - Waterville; Private, US Army Co. F, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, Killed in Action on October 4, 1918; Burial in Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France Plot C, Row 19, Grave 8; Next of kin: Jane McGeough, mother; Waterville, Iowa. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition
~American Battle Monuments Commission

Meyer, Walter - Postville Vet Given Medal for Last War - Walter Meyer, veteran of World War I, has just been awarded the Purple Heart decoration from the War Department for wounds received while serving in France in 1918. He was a member of Co. D, 59th Infantry, 4th Division and fought in the U.S. Defensive Sector, the Aisne-Marne sector, and the Meuse-Argonne sector. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, evening edition, Tuesday, March 16, 1943

~Note: there are 2 Walter Meyer's buried in the Postville cemetery who served in WWI - Walter A. who died in 1918, possibly of Spanish influenza; and Walter J. who died in 1967. The newspaper article probably refers to the latter.
Monson, Henry J. - Private, Co H, 20th Infantry; June 22, 1886-October 9, 1918. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in the Iowa River cemetery - gravestone photo

Morken, Lewis Helmer - Private, US Army 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Division; Born November 1, 1888 - Died November 10, 1918; His name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at St. Mihiel American cemetery, Thiaucourt, France. His remains were eventually returned home and re-interred in the Waterloo Ridge cemetery. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Sources:
~Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service
~American Battle Monuments Commission
~the photo (above) from his gravestone in Waterloo Ridge cemetery was contributed by Errin Wilker. Gravestone photo
~Additional info. in an off-site biography written by Maury Gallagher (sorry - this link no longer is valid)

O'Neill, William - Harpers Ferry, Co E, 130th Infantry, 33rd Division; saw action at the battles the Marne, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel & Argonne; Army of Occupation in the Rhine; died 1940, buried in Paint Rock cemetery; obituary
Peck, W. - Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919.

Raymond, Richard McKinley - Waukon; Private, Cause of death: Died of Wounds ~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 342 & 350. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Notes: The 1900 US census, Makee twp. Allamakee co.: born in February 1896, parents were James E. & Clara J. Raymond. Newspaper death notice gives date of death as July 26, 1918 in France. Newspaper death notice

Sandry, Harry Hillard - New Albin; Private, 357th Infantry, 90th Division; died November 30, 1918 of wounds received in action November 7, 1918; Originally buried in Bordeaux, France; reburied in the New Albin cemetery on Feb 25, 1921; On his June 5, 1917, WWI draft registration card, he gave his name and signed as Harry Daniel Sandry. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Obituary ~contributed by David Hagemeier

Schukei, Albert Edward - Waukon; Sergeant; Cause of death: Died of disease ~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 346. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Notes: The 1900 US census, Makee twp. Allamakee co.: parents were Emil & Elizabeth Schukei. His 7/5/1917 WWI draft registration gives birthdate & place as April 24, 1894 in Waukon, occupation Automobile machinist & marital status 'single'.

Shepherd, John Simeon - Lieutenant; KIA, France, October 1, 1918, Burial is in Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot B, Row 33, Grave 35

Lieutenant John S. Shepherd, who was born in Postville, the son of Attorney and Mrs. James I. Shepherd, was killed in action in France on October 1. He was a member of the now famous Lost Battalion which is destined to become as historically renowned as the Light Brigade. The action in which he lost his life was at the Argonne Forest and his commanding officer was Lieut. Col. "Go-To-Hell" Whittlesey, who received his nickname when he told the Germans to go to hell upon being asked to surrender. ~Postville Herald, December 6, 1918. Another obituary

Notes:
The 1900 US census, Post twp. Allamakee co.: age 9, born in January 1891, parents were James I. & Velma L. Shepherd.
WWI draft registration card: Registered from Los Angeles, California; May 1917; birth date Jan. 8, 1891 in Postville, Iowa; occupation, Student R.O.T.C. United States Government, Presido of San Francisco. Cal., single

See also: American Battle Monuments Commission

Slattery, James Paschal 'Packy' - b. 1895 in Waterville; Private First Class,119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division U.S. Army; KIA in France on Sept. 29, 1918 by a sniper's bullet; Buried at Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France; Next of Kin - Thomas F. Slattery (1855-1941) ~contributed by Thomas C. Slattery. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

See also: American Battle Monuments Commission

Spaun, Harold Adelbert - Postville; Corporal, Co. K 358 Infantry, Killed in Action at Preny, France, Sept. 26, 1918. Son of Lewis C.& Nellie (Van Wey) Spaun. Buried in the Frankville cemetery, Winneshiek co. IA - gravestone photo

~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 334 & 343 (Note: the page with his photo says he is from Postville, the page with his text listing gives Frankville, Winneshiek co. IA as residence).
~Obit of his father Lewis C. Spaun

Staadt, Anthony 'Tony' - Postville; Private 1st class, 144th Aero Squad; Died of influenza in camp at Berkley, California school of military aeronautics on November 2, 1918. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in the Postville cemetery - gravestone photo and obituary


Strong, Robert R. - Lansing; Private, US Army, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division; Killed in Action in the battle of Meuse-Argonne, October 2, 1918; Buried Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France ~American Battle Monuments Commission. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Thompson, Jesse - New Albin; Private, US Army, 130th Infantry Regiment; Killed in action in France October 10, 1918; His name appears in the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Topel, Charles L. Jr. - Monona, Clayton co.; Private, Died of wounds; Charles Topel was enumerated on the 1915 Iowa State census in Allamakee co., Linton twp., postoffice Monona.

~photo was contributed by g-nephew Russ Topel

Ward, Robert E. - Postville; Co. F, 319th Engineers; died of pneumonia at Camp Fremont, CA on April 4, 1918; Buried in Area B, Postville cemetery. Obituary
Waters, Ralph Daniel - Waukon, Private, Co H, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division AEF, KIA Chippely Ridge on August 9, 1918. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league. Buried in the Minert cemetery (Post twp cemetery)

Gravestone photo * News articles and funeral photo

Weimerslage / Wiemerslage, Albert F., Private; Roll of Honor, Allamakee young men who gave their lives in the service - from the Postville Herald, Sept 19, 1919. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.
Wettleson, Theo. C. - Died of wounds received in action in France August 3, 1918 ~The Iowa Magazine, by the Greater Iowa Association, December 1918. Note: Theo. Wettleson's postoffice address was Postville, Allamakee co. but he lived in Clayton county. There is more information about him on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site in the military section.

Williams, Hewitt L. - Corporal, Co. L, 352nd Infantry Regiment, 88th Division, American Expeditionary Forces; Died of wounds Oct 15, 1918, somewhere in France; Buried at Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France Plot d, Row 14, Grave 26. Note: Hewit Williams' postoffice address was Postville, Allamakee co. but he was from Grand Meadow twp., Clayton county. There is more information about him on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site in the military section.

Sources:
~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 349
~Postville Herald
~American Battle Monuments Commission

He also has a memorial marker in the Postville cemetery - gravestone photo

Wines, John E. - Waukon, Private, US Army, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division; Cause of death: Died of Wounds November 7 1918; Buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot G, Row 2, Grave 35. He was honored with a War Memorial Tree at the Waukon Fairgrounds, planted in 1923 by the Waukon Civic league.

Sources:
~Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition, pg 340 & 350
~American Battle Monuments Commission

~photos and information from Soldiers of the Great War, Memorial Addition were scanned or transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb
~unless otherwise credited, the 'additional information' was compiled by S. Ferrall, from obituaries, census records, WWI draft registration cards, gravestones & misc. other sources.

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