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Oelberg, Andrew J. 1917 - 1944


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/15/2012 at 05:41:13

Postville Herald, Wed., Oct. 11, 1944. Also article in the Fayette County Leader of Thur., Mar. 17, 1949.

Pvt. Andrew Oelberg Is Casualty In Italy.

Another Alamakee county youth, private Andrew Oelberg, has given his life for his country, the war department notifying his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Oelberg of Waukon, that Andrew had died September 14 in Italy as result of wounds received in action.

He was born on the family farmstead in Franklin township northeast of Postville on December 9, 1917, and grew to manhood in that community. He enlisted in the Army in September, 1942, and had been overseas the past eight months.

Andrew received his training at Camp White and Camp Adair, Oregon, before going to Africa where he was stationed for two months before going to Italy.

He is survived by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

He was a member of the United Brethren church at Forest Mills, of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Waukon and the Masonic lodge at Monona.

The Fayette County Leader of Mar. 17, 1949 listed the following;

"Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Oelberg, Mrs. R. M. Dickinson, W. D. Follensbee , Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Oelberg and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Turner attended the reburial rites Wednesday for their cousin and nephew, PFC Andrew J. Oelberg at Waukon. They also visited in the Albert Oelberg home."

Submitter is not related.


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