BUNGER, Coert L. 1891-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/28/2013 at 09:11:25
Coert Bunger Dead
Wellsburg Boy Is Additional Victim Of Disease
Left Grundy County in July With the 97 Boys for Camp Pike, Arkansas
Another Grundy county boy has been taken by death in a United States military camp. Coert Bunger of Wellsburg died Sunday at the hospital at Camp Pike, Arkansas. Cause of the death is given as Spanish Influenza, which is causing so much trouble to soldiers and civilians alike all over the United States.
The body is being brought to Wellsburg for burial.
Coert Bunger was a Wellsburg boy. He was the son of Mrs. Bunger, living in the town of Wellsburg. His father died some years ago. He was a brother of Tielko Bunger, who was sent from Grundy county to Camp Dodge some time ago but was later rejected because of a physical disability. Tielko was married last week to Miss Ida Jaspers, well known at Wellsburg.
Coert left Grundy Center July 23rd, 1918, as one of the largest contingent sent from Grundy county. There were ninety-seven in this contingent. They went directly to Camp Pike, Arkansas, and part of the boys have remained there while part have been transferred to other camps. All cases of influenza have been quarantined and every effort is being made at Camp Pike to check the disease. Physicians claim that if the patient is in good physical condition, especially with regard to his lungs, and if he gets plenty of fresh air, there is no great danger of the influenza proving fatal.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1918
The second soldier funeral for one of our boys, took place at the Bode church Saturday, when Coert L. Bunger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Bunjer[sic], was laid to his final rest in the cemetery of that church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Dan Nederhoff was the other one of our boys whose resting place is in the cemetery.
--The Ackley World Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 24 October 1918
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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