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Private Emil Herman Wedemeyer (1896-1918)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 6/18/2020 at 19:19:14

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, Apr. 25, 1918, pg. 1


The first young man enlisted or
drafted from Adair to surrender his
life for the cause of liberty in this
terrible war was enrolled on
history's pages of heroes, Tuesday
afternoon when Emil Wedemeyer,
son of D. C. Wedemeyer and wife,
passed away in the military hospital
in Fort Flagler, Washington.
The cause of his death was scarlet
fever, augmented by an attack of
the measles and also the tonsilitis.
He was ill little more than a week,
and although given the best of med-
ical attention that the government
could possibly secure, the end came
Tuesday. His mother and Mrs. Ho-
camp were with him in his last
hours, having been notified they de-
parted for the west as soon as his
illness was considered serious. Mrs.
Wedemeyer and Mrs. Hocamp, accompanied
by the body, left for
Adair, Wednesday morning, where
they arrived Saturday.--Adair News

Emil Wedemeyer was born March (January)
30, 1896 and died April 16, 1918,
at 5 a. m. He leaves to mourn his
loss, his parents, four sisters and
four brothers. He was buried in
the German Lutheran cemetery, April
22nd. The deceased was a member
of the German Lutheran church
and was respected by all who knew
him. The funeral was attended by
a large number of friends and beau-
tiful bouquets were brought in re-
membrance to Private Emil Wedemeyer.

Note: Parents of Emil Herman Wedemeyer were Dietrich C. "Dick" Wedemeyer and Rosa M. Carson.

Audubon County Journal (IA), April 25, 1918

Adair Obituaries maintained by Carlyss Noland.
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